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Outsourcing 'helps firms achieve their objectives'

3 July 2012

Outsourcing can be an ideal way for businesses to improve their operational effectiveness and achieve their corporate goals, according to an expert.

John Ellis, managing director at Nexus Vehicle Rental, said many firms can benefit from outsourcing important functions to external providers, allowing them to focus on core activities, reduce costs and improve flexibility.

"Outsourcing is a cost-effective and time-efficient strategic business function, which can allow a business to gain a competitive advantage through the allocation of specific functions to a specialist external service provider," he explained.

Before deciding to outsource, Mr Ellis recommended that companies consider their strategy and goals properly, then ensure they choose a credible partner that understands their objectives.

If they do so, they can ensure they reduce the risk of failure and gain access to new skillsets and expertise offered by their partner.

Another increasingly popular means of cutting costs and improving efficiency among UK businesses is the adoption of shared service models, with a recent KPMG report suggesting this option is becoming more prevalent than traditional outsourcing.

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