Outsourcing to Romania may be one of your business best experiences. Even amid these uncertain last two years the A.T. Kearney “Global Services Location Index” 2011 places Romania on the 25th rank in the world top of IT outsourcing and BPO locations, specifying that “…the nearshoring story in Europe still shows a shift to (…), Romania (…)”.
Even if the global IT&C map has consistently changed, outsourcing activity and potential in Romania still boosted the country in the top seven preferred outsourcing destinations in Europe. People skills & availability, and business environment are backed up by financial attractiveness of the IT&C industry in Romania. These three characteristics may be decisive when choosing the region to outsource the IT&C activities. That’s why we came up with this web information tool.
The outsourcingromania.com project aims to keep you informed about the most recent events and changes on the Romanian outsourcing market. A constant monitoring of the country rankings, general data and outsourcing specific information will be outlined in the “Why Romania” section. In the same time, relevant News from the outsourcing industry in Romania will be posted.
Romania is known to be one of the most interesting markets in Europe for technology investment and a praised partner for the world’s most exigent customers in IT services outsourcing, BPO (business process outsourcing), service support and product development.
What impact did outsourcing to Romania have until now?
According to widely known research companies, the following business areas were directly affected by the outsourcing strategy to Romania: process efficiency, cost reduction, process quality, data visibility, improved service levels, platform for growth, and focus on core business, legal compliance, cross comparability, working capital, talent development and tax benefits. Many know these facts but few know the key drivers for such effects, against the results observed in Bulgaria, Ukraine or Russia, for example.
What are the key factors for which new investors are arriving in Romania?
In order to fulfill the outsourcing promise, a set of critical factors have been identified as attractive for companies opening development centers and contracting in Romania: labor quality, proximity to operations, labor availability, labor cost, proximity to headquarters, language skills, risk profile, regulatory factors, tax impact.