Serviced office provider helps SMEs beat big players
(The Philippine Star) - July 16, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a major component of the Philippine economy, have better flexibility to expand and grow in the market place given their low capital base, which forces them to do away with huge overhead costs on office rental, personnel services and technological infrastructure for connecting to the target clientele.

And with the help of serviced offices in the Philippines, SMEs can tap into cutting-edge technology, unified communication (UC) services, and a premium business location with “five-star” facilities on a pay-for-use basis.

One provider of high-quality serviced and virtual office products is Servcorp, located in Tower One on Ayala Avenue at the heart of the Makati Central Business District (CBD), where hundreds of multinational companies and local conglomerates compete for office space. As Jennifer Simons, Servcorp country manager explains. “Servcorp locates its office in the best sites to give prestige and credibility to its clients and provides the growing global patrons with the best skilled people in IT to help businesses get market and suppliers’ data and connectivity, in real time,” said Simons.

Small businesses can get almost everything they need to run their operations, at a very low cost, like collaboration and customer relationship management tools, to PBX-style phone systems, hosted documents and emails. By contrast, big businesses are stuck with the ‘technical debt’: large investments in staff and systems that are an albatross around their neck.

Simons said that if a business can remain “lightweight”, its products will often be able to turn a profit where big business can’t. One way of keeping costs down is to outsource everything.

 “Use serviced or virtual offices for your meeting rooms, communications and secretarial requirements,” she stressed. “Many successful businesses fail when they try to grow. Outsourcing will keep costs lower and help the business avoid putting on staff too soon,” Simons said.

Servcorp’s online integrated facilities management system gives access to a boardroom, meeting rooms and other resources globally in real time. This technology system is designed to help clients improve their sales and their work-life balance

 Servcorp’s access to a global VoIP network gives its clients access to global markets for a local cost while providing the clients with total online management of telecommunication services.  

Simons said Servcorp’s technology has built-in disaster recovery as the nature of the interconnected network enables it to maximize uptime even in a crisis.

Founded in Sydney in 1978, Servcorp (servcorp.com.ph) offers the world’s finest serviced and virtual office solutions in more than 130 locations worldwide. Servcorp office and IT solutions enable companies of any size to operate with the corporate presence, IT, infrastructure and support of a multi-national organization, without having the associated overheads normally required to do so.

Servcorp’s international network of prime city locations in addition to Tower One Ayala Triangle include the prestigious Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore; Chifley Tower, Sydney; Emirates Towers, Dubai; IFC Tower, Hong Kong; and Louis Vuitton Building, Paris. Servcorp has also been listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) since 1999.

AUSTRALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE AYALA AVENUE CHIFLEY TOWER EMIRATES TOWERS HONG KONG JENNIFER SIMONS LOUIS VUITTON BUILDING MAKATI CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE SERVCORP
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