CFO Edge Logo
  Home > Resources > Outsourcing Affordability Article  
     
 

Can You Afford to Outsource? Four Questions to Ask

 
  Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC  
   
  Open as PDF Open the entire article as a PDF  
     
  Article Summary  
Many Los Angeles and Southern California executives view outsourcing along the lines of Wikipedia’s narrow definition: "the contracting out of an internal business process to a third-party organization."

But outsourcing is a viable alternative that delivers many benefits to business leaders who may think that outsourcing is too expensive or that their businesses are too small to outsource.

This article looks at outsourcing in a different light - both by examining outsourcing from efficiency and cost-effectiveness perspectives, and by posing four critical questions to ask.

Business leaders should look anew at a broader definition of outsourcing and rephrase their questions based on company size and affordability to questions based on efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

You may also be interested in our complimentary white paper:

Outsourced CFO Services: When Do They Make Sense for Your Business?

     
     
Subscribe to CFO Inside Edge

Our monthly newsletter delivers first notice of new white papers and articles plus remarks on performance challenges and solutions. View past issues and subscribe.

 
 
 
CFO or Controller: What's Right for Your Business?
White Paper
CFO or
Controller:
What's Right
for Your
Business?
Outsourced CFO Services
White Paper
Outsourced
CFO Services
Performance Measurement
White Paper
Performance Measurement
Strategic Planning & Forecasting
Brief
Year-End Strategic Planning & Forecasting
Planning a Business Exit White Paper
White Paper
Planning a
Business Exit
 
CFO Edge Blog CFO Edge on Twitter CFO Edge on LinkedIn
 
Intuit Certifications