Outsourcing of help desk support has emerged as a business strategy for enterprises worldwide. Many of these companies choose offshore help desk vendors in the Philippines as their partner due to the availability of highly educated, English proficient and technically sound human resources in the country.
Companies in the United States, in particular, are increasingly turning to offshore help desk firms in the Philippines to manage their help desk service. Indeed, offshore help desk providers in the Philippines is one of the recognized leaders in offshore outsourcing and one of the two destinations cited to be the most cost-effective, India being the other low-cost provider.
Through its well-trained and qualified staff, offshore help desk firms in the Philippines is able to provide support that consistently meets its client’s quality standards whether it is support for servers, networks, computer hardware, software, internal applications, operating systems, utilities, peripherals, Internet connection, etcetera.
Offshore help desk providers in the Philippines reduces downtime and ensures that end-users receive the help desk support they need at any time through their chosen communication medium – phone, email, fax, Internet chat, and other web-based channels. Some of the services they provide include software and hardware how-to’s, troubleshooting, network connectivity, installation, updates, upgrades, and others.
They provide entry-level support and escalation to appropriate expert groups (Level 2 and 3) for resolution of complex issues. Offshore help desk companies in the Philippines has robust monitoring and reporting capabilities to enable continuous improvement. Generally, offshore help desk firms in the Philippines appoints a single person, the account/project manager, to oversee client relationship. This person may also be the client’s single point of contact. Higher–level managers are present during meetings to discuss any issue, changes, etcetera.
Offshore help desk companies in the Philippines employs a user-centric approach in providing support. Aside from solving technical problems, the staff of offshore help desk providers in the Philippines patiently educates users on how to use technological tools, products and systems. They also strive to achieve first contact resolution to lower costs and increase user/customer satisfaction levels.
Offshore help desk vendors in the Philippines provides support to enterprises of any size to help them enhance the productivity and efficiency of their help desk functions by utilizing the best technology and hiring people with skills and qualifications that satisfy the client’s service level requirements.
Offshore help desk companies in the Philippines can provide support for small to large-scale projects whether the company needs 5, 10, 50 or 1000 representatives. Typically, clients evaluate the service of offshore help desk provider in the Philippines with a single project or a pilot program that takes about 30 to 90 days. Prior to implementation of the project, the client and offshore help desk provider in the Philippines will define agreements on specific ways on how to measure performance and progress. If the pilot is successful, the client can proceed with a long-term commitment.
Offshore help desk providers in the Philippines features efficient management, advanced infrastructure, proven methodologies and technical expertise. Moreover, the two top reasons why many companies choose offshore help desk companies in the Philippines over other offshore service providers is the superior English speaking skills of its representatives and low attrition rates, which are heavily affecting service providers in India, for instance. Additionally, the Philippines has a strong cultural affinity to the United States, making them more attractive to western clients.
The growing European outsourcing market is also another driver of growth for offshore help desk companies in the Philippines as some early movers have already proven the advantages of offshore outsourcing and many that did not consider the option before are eager to gain the benefits that their peers are enjoying. All these reasons put offshore help desk firms in the Philippines at the best position to gain more of the offshore IT/help-desk outsourcing market share.
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