Outsourcing your core services (bookkeeping, tax preparations, payroll etc.) can prove to be an intimidating task, since you’ve never done it before or are dealing with a new outsourcing vendor of a new
country. And often, these fears and uncertainties can give birth to a lot of myths. Let’s try and bust some!
- Outsourcing is only for big and mature companies
This is the most common myth among the newly established British accountancy practices (small-scale to medium scale) that prevails. But, contrary to the popular belief, the decision to outsource their activities if a fruitful one as these practices are looking to grow from startup to a mature organisation.
The erratic nature of work inflow is what Sapphire is beautifully accustomed to and hence is more than ready to tackle it.
2. Communication and Technical Infrastructure imbalance
An expert outsourcing company will always be ready to deal with gaps in communication by ensuring superiority in technology and related equipment; establishing clear communication lines between the firm and the client & guaranteeing that the right person receives the necessary information.
At Sapphire communication is usually maintained between the parties via telephone, emails and online video conferences.
Our separate IT department is adept in dealing with sustenance of such technical requirements of the business.
3. Cultural and linguistic differences creates obstacles in mutual understanding
Usually, this poses a risk if the outsourcing firm is in direct touch with your clients. The language style and cultural nuances become impediments to your success. But, as an outsourcer to another British accountancy practice there is little or no such risk.
Sapphire boasts of qualified, well-versed and capable staff dealing with the British atmosphere for about a decade now. Issues regarding the matter (if any,) are dealt with speedily and sorted out in no time.
4. Lack of control and management
Managing personnel in-house is a lot easier. From operations to training to communications you have the ability to exercise control to ensure the standards are met. Ideally, a premier service provider ensures a well-trained staff, adjusted to your preferences and protocols.
Sapphire has been working with British chartered accountants since 2004, and has ensured that with timely communication and control, the jobs are executed as per the desired standards.
5. Time Zone difference
Nobody can deny that there are issues in outsourcing to firm based in another country. But, such difference that also affects the work flow can be continually overcome by establishing flexible communication channels. Any urgent work can be done on priority and be promptly replied to and the normal operations can be done within the usual prescribed timeline.
At Sapphire, we pre-establish the work principles regarding the frequency and mode of communication along with singled out professional staff dedicated to your firm.