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The 10 Best Reasons to Outsource Telecom Services

There are many reasons to outsource telecom services for your business, but these are ten of the best.

Image of a call center agent that businesses have outsourced their telecom functions to

Building and operating a call center requires an extensive investment in upfront costs and ongoing expenses. Running that call center in a successful manner demands a unique skill set, involves highly complex technology and can distract businesses from focusing on their core competencies. For these reasons, an increasing number of companies are realizing that keeping these operations in-house is not always the best decision as they opt to team with business process  outsourcing (BPO) partners  to satisfy their telecommunication requirements.

Experienced call centers provide services to a variety of companies representing various industries. Some of those outsourcing services include:

• Telephone answering services
• Inbound call center services
• Virtual receptionist services
• Live chat web services
• Technical support and help desk services

Choosing to outsource telecom services has many advantages, but these are ten of the best:

1. Focus on core competencies
When a company outsources their telecommunication functions, they are putting an extension of their business in the experienced, capable hands of a BPO partner so they can focus on what they are good at – their core business.

2. Provide 24/7/365 customer support
It is usually very difficult (and expensive) for a business to stay open all hours of every day to provide customer service, but when a company outsources their call center work, they can immediately support callers no matter what time it is.

3. Leverage call center investments in technology, methodologies, and people
Why invest in the office space, hardware, hiring, training, and management necessary to do call center work when there are existing businesses  who have already done that and are just waiting for companies like yours to team up with?

4. Benefit from proven processes developed over years of experience
When businesses decide to keep their call center work in house, they encounter a learning curve that can be difficult to get over. By partnering with an established call center provider, the curve is eliminated altogether.

5. Reduce staffing, operating, and training costs
Operating expenses of an internal call center can stack up quickly, but outsourcing that function of business reduces those operating costs by eliminating hard to manage functions.

6. Avoid unnecessary and costly capital expenditures
The equipment alone necessary to run a call center can be very expensive. Do businesses really need to pay for their own gear when they can partner with a BPO that has already invested in the best technology available and knows how to use it most effectively?

7. Enhance speed of service for increased customer satisfaction
When you rely on your own team to keep up with all customer inquiries, it can sometimes take days to respond. With a great outsourcing program, that response time can be cut down to a matter of minutes, which delights customers and develops brand loyalty.

8. Improve efficiency and productivity
By opting to outsource telecom services and partner with a call center, a company can maximize their internal resources so they can focus on mission-critical operations. Employees aren’t distracted by everything that comes with a ringing phone and customer service. Instead, they can remain ultra-productive.

9. Establish a competitive advantage immediately
When a business has properly branded phones and other points of contact that are firmly established and flourishing by way of taking care of customers, developing leads, and growing their company, they quickly gain an edge over the competition.

10. Instant access to specialized skills
Rather than having to hire new people, bring in experts, and train a whole staff, which takes massive amounts of time and effort, businesses that outsource telecom  requirements immediately tap into a highly skilled team of experts.

Building client trust should be embedded in the culture of any top tier telecom  BPO as they strive to fully understand the objectives of each client and develop a customized solution that will meet specific goals. To achieve that, they need to listen closely to clients throughout the entire life of the relationship. Any outsourcing partner worth their salt focuses on building beneficial, long-lasting  relationships  by treating clients with respect, professionalism and courtesy. It is crucial to choose a BPO with experience, industry expertise, and a proven history of delivering cost-effective telecommunication programs designed to solve the unique challenges that each business faces.

When companies choose to outsource telecom services with competent, USA-based providers, the results are often very impressive and highly beneficial. To find out how your business can be enhanced by outsourcing your telecommunications, please contact us  for more information.

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About Andrew Tillery

Born and raised in Oregon, Andrew has now put down roots in Seattle, because he refuses to call anywhere but the Pacific Northwest home. After graduating from Portland State University with a double major in Marketing and Advertising, he spent some time learning Spanish and experiencing all that South America has to offer. It was while he was south of the equator that he uncovered an interest in writing that he strives to develop whenever the opportunity is presented. When Andrew isn't taking care of business at the office, he is throwing fuel on his fiery passions for sports and the outdoors.