Entrepreneurs, particularly decision-makers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), must overcome many obstacles in order to find the right information about outsourcing and how it can benefit their business. They always run the risk of coming across so-called experts that spread misleading information about the topic. But at the same time, the internet has no shortage of websites that can help decision-makers stay on the right track. These websites not only help businesses get started on outsourcing, they also offer practical assistance by connecting companies to outsourcing entities that offer the exact services they need.
To make the search easier, we’ve listed down online directories that feature outsourcing providers. Is your company searching for reliable and cost-effective outsourcing partners that can take on some of its business functions? These directories maintain updated and well-curated lists of outsourcing agencies that offer general and specialized services:
The 6 best outsourcing company directories
Outsource Accelerator is a one-stop shop for all your outsourcing needs (yes, we might be a little biassed, but we challenge you to find a better directory…). The website caters to outsourcing buyers and providers alike and offers a wealth of unbiased information that everyone—from novices to seasoned industry players—can benefit from. It’s the home of The Source, a massive collection of comprehensive guides to outsourcing various business processes, white papers, articles and news about outsourcing. Included in this collection is an ongoing series of podcast interviews that feature business owners and thought leaders in the outsourcing industry.
The website believes that the Philippines is the Swiss banking of the outsourcing world and endeavors to connect outsourcing providers based in the country to global clients that are looking for their services. With this in mind, Outsource Accelerator launched Source Connect, a matching service for small and medium sized businesses (clients) and outsourcing service providers (BPOs) in the Philippines. By filling out a short survey that’s designed to assess client needs, clients can narrow down their search and find a selection of providers that offer the services they require. BPOs, on the other hand, have to register on the website so they can be included in the list of providers.
The Superstore, which we call as the ‘Alibaba of Outsourcing’, is another option for clients who are looking for a quick way to connect with providers. The store offers outsourcing services from verified providers. Here, clients can easily view the type of service offered, how much it costs, and how long each engagement will last.
Aside from its matching program, Outsource Accelerator provides bespoke consultancy services that are designed to help clients gain expert-level insights on outsourcing. By providing the right knowledge, tools, and experience, Outsource Accelerator believes that it can help clients and buyers alike to reach successful business engagements.
Outsourcing Digest is a hub that aggregates news and provides information to entrepreneurs, service buyers and providers, investors, and trade organizations. The website has a network of over 25,000 professionals spread across various channels, social media platforms, and online communities.
The website’s directory has 9 categories: business service, data processing services, financial and accounting services, human resource services, research services, contact center services, engineering services, healthcare services, and information technology services. The companies in these categories can be sorted by name, founding year, and last time the company information was modified. Each company profile features the company name, location, service and business description, website and other contact details, as well as the provider’s base of operation.
Aside from its directory, Outsourcing Well also has dedicated pages for events, job searches, and a knowledge center with articles, white papers, reports, and interviews about outsourcing.
Pinoy Listing is a business directory for companies in the Philippines. To use, simply enter the keywords on the search bar and choose the category in the drop-down menu. Users and businesses can create a profile on the website for free. Each company profile features a short description of the company, its website, and contact details like its address, phone number, and email.
Outsourcing Fit is a company that has and continues to benefit from outsourcing. After hosting a stable of outsourcing companies in the Philippines in 2010, it is now sharing insider knowledge about the industry and helping companies connect with service providers. The company offers businesses based in the UK, US, Australia, and Europe a wealth of outsourcing opportunities with the help of firms and providers based in the Philippines.
Just like the other directories in this list, the website categorizes the companies in its roster according to the industry that they cater to. Users can choose to categorize companies according to their country of origin as well. The company profile features the name, address, and website of the company, and when the profile was last updated.
In addition to its BPO directory, Outsourcing Fit offers business consultations, supplier research, and implementation and on-boarding assistance to its clients. It also organizes BPO tours to various hubs in the Philippines and maintains a blog about the outsourcing scene in the country.
Unlike the other directories that offer a wide variety of services, Auxbreak only lists down Philippine-based companies and providers that specialize in customer service and call center functions. The directory—which is comprised of a single page—does not have a search box, but it lists the companies alphabetically so looking around should be a breeze to users. Auxbreak also has tabs dedicated to job searches and company reviews, a blog with news and insight about the call center industry in the country, and a forum for its community members.
OutsourceWell boasts an extensive list of companies that offer outsourcing services. But don’t let this intimidate you—the website has a pretty simple interface that allows users to easily find the company or service they are looking for. There are 2 search boxes on the upper section of the page; one is for searching keywords and services and the other for location.
As an alternative, users can check the categories tab to see companies that specialize in providing the following: administration, research, and writing; business, accounting, and legal services; customer service; engineering and manufacturing; graphics, audio, and video; IT services and support; sales, advertising, and marketing; software and mobile development; web design and development services; and others.
Once you’ve set your mind on outsourcing, the next step is finding the right partner. Try these outsourcing directories and get in touch with Philippine-based outsourcing providers that deliver world-class services to clients from all over the globe.