The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry is booming in the Philippines. The most common BPO services here in the country are call centers, software development, transcription, encoding, animation, human resources, accounting and payroll outsourcing.
BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for tasks that a company requires but does not depend upon to maintain its position in the marketplace. There are also a lot of new BPO opportunities, aside from the most common BPO services mentioned above, outsourced writing is one.
For a long time now, writing and editing works have been subcontracted to smaller institutions and writers which became known as Ghostwriting. Ghostwriting was revolutionized with the advent of the internet. New company websites, portals, forums and blogs are created every second. With that comes along the increased demand for content. One has to remember that Content is King.
Blogging is now commonly being outsourced. A lot of Filipino bloggers are now considered as pro bloggers as they have taken jobs in blogging in behalf of the companies/persons that hired them for their blogging service. Blogger wave gives another option for bloggers. Blogger wave will ask you for your valuable feedback to advertisers with respect to their web sites, products, services, and companies. The best part of this is that bloggers get paid.
Industry leaders have placed the Philippines just behind India as the ideal place for BPO investment, thanks to the country’s highly educated, western-oriented, English-speaking population.
The government’s Board of Investments expects there will be more than 920,000 Filipinos working in BPO centers by 2010 as businesses expand and new investors come in.
The City of Manila has been named the second top Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destination in the Asia-Pacific region by the International Data Corporation (IDC), just three months after the Philippines was named as the ‘Off Shoring Destination of the Year‘ by the United Kingdom’s National Outsourcing Association last October. In the IDC list, Manila was ranked no. 2, second only to Bangalore, India.
Three other Philippine cities have been included by the London Financial Times in the survey of ‘Top Ten Asian Cities of the Future‘, thus validating the country’s position as a major player in the global off shoring and outsourcing (O&O) market. Quezon City ranked 7th, Cebu 8th and Davao 10th in the survey commissioned by the London Times, comparable with cities like Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei which were the top three.
Last Updated on: 08-02-2010