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Among the growing standouts in the outsourcing industry is BPOVIA. The company was established in 2007 and has seen rapid growth since then. In addition to their growth, they have picked up several awards along the way.
They were chosen as the 2008 Red Herring Global 100 Best Companies and the Red Herring Asia 100 Best Companies. In addition, they won the 2009 and 2010 Global Outsourcing 100 Award as determined by the IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals).
Currently BPOVIA serves over 10,000 customers globally. They support these customers from four offices: Chicago, IL in the United States, Sydney, Australia, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom and Nanging, China.
Their customer list represents both major corporations and self-employed entrepreneurs. Among their most notable customers are Microsoft, Kraft, MTV, Accenture, Sherwood Outdoor, Matrix Partners (China) and the United Nations. Alex Vieux, the Publisher of Red Herring, is also a customer.
One of the reasons for their success is that they offer a diverse number of plans. For as little as $100, a client can purchase ten hours of service. The plans increase from this point and feature options such as forty hours for four hundred dollars a month.
BPOVIA offers a high end full time plan. For $1,199 per month a client receives eight hours per day for five days a week. This offers a customer a significant savings over hiring an employee, yet provides the customer with a diverse set of skills they would unlikely be able to find in one individual.
Like many of its competitors BPOVIA offers an introductory offer. They typically offer the first ten hours without charge; however, this promotion is not automatic and may not be available at some times. In addition, most of BPOVIA’s clients employ them on a month to month basis, making cancellation easy if it becomes required. The company also allows customers to easily switch between service levels and carry over unused hours of service to the next month.
While BPOVIA offers a diverse group of services, approximately one-third of its customers utilize their website design services. Among its other popular services are online marketing and SEO, WordPress and blogs, social media sites, business planning, financial services and data entry. Because of their strong presence in China, many clients use BPOVIA as a stepping stone toward Chinese business development. In addition, the company will also perform personal tasks for its customers.
BPOVIA offers its clients, large or small, the fiscal and operational benefits of outsourcing. It brings a unique international approach to the growing area of virtual assistants. This approach has been embraced by thousands of customers worldwide, demonstrating the growing need for such a service.
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