When you’re trying to make your return of investment (ROI), the first thing you do is not build a massive administrative system that takes care of all your back-office needs; instead, you have to operate your marketing campaigns and close sales immediately. Unfortunately, for many startups and even medium-sized businesses, this is not the case. They end up paying for expensive offices and in-house employees that rack up overhead costs and substantially reduce their bottom lines.

The solution to this problem is a “plug-and-play” center, which has all the equipment and the technology you need to run your business without worrying about the hassles of finding a suitable office. Many business process outsourcing (BPO) firms in Asia, for example, are offering plug-and-play centers for businesses on the go. One prime location for availing of plug-and-play solutions is the Philippines where the outsourcing industry is currently booming.

The Crucial Advantages of Convenience and Speed

Outsourcing firms and call center businesses stand to benefit a lot from plug-and-play centers in Asian countries like the Philippines. Plug and play centers fall under “seat rental” solutions, which are ideal for many businesses in various industries because of their cost-efficiency and their power to enable these businesses to focus on their core competencies. Seat rentals are typically availed at a monthly basis and don’t even require contracts. Thus, a company who is looking to generate revenue as fast as possible could avail of these seat rental solutions and get its business going without minding complicated legal issues.

Today, many BPO firms are currently offering plug-and-play center solutions in Philippine business districts such as Makati, Manila, Ortigas and Fort Bonifacio. One thing to remember is that the location of a plug-and-play center affects its overall cost. Rental, electrical and utilities expenses differ from district to district largely based on the number of local and foreign enterprises with established offices in a particular location. Prime business locations, which offer safe spaces for employees to work during evenings usually cost higher than ones with poorer security and availability of facilities and infrastructure.

To illustrate, seat rentals in Makati City in the Philippines could range from USD 150 to USD 300 per month per seat because of the large number of multinational companies that have established operations in this location. Manila also contains a large number of businesses but it is not as high-profile as Makati, so a seat rental in the city could range from USD 150 to USD 200 per month.

Both locations though, and others in the country are ideal for call centers and BPO companies since plug-and-play centers are still significantly cheaper than hiring in-house teams in your own office. Through this option, a startup can start closing its sales right away while minimizing its overhead costs. This is particularly important in today’s sour economic climate where the speed of execution of a business can determine whether it would reach its targeted customers or not.

If you are a startup and you’re looking for a way to increase your bottom line without spending a large portion of your investment on an incomplete office, a plug and play center may just be the solution you need. Remember: every second you lose managing administrative tasks instead of boosting your bottom line is another step closer to huge losses and ultimately, total failure.