Friday, November 02, 2007

Reduce the risk when outsourcing your next digital media project


Outsourcing allows companies to focus on their core business, and increase competitiveness. It offers a cost-effective solution, especially when companies have insufficient or inexperienced in-house resources available.

That being said, companies simply do not have the time to spend hours on the Internet filtering through lists of supplier websites with no indication of their track record.

The solution to this problem came in the form of South Africa's own online supplier systems called Digital Supplier.

Digital Supplier connects companies with reputable digital suppliers throughout South Africa. This service is free of charge to companies.

Clients registered on can post jobs online to automatically receive three quotes within a specified time period. On receipt of each quote, the client is able to view the supplier's job history and average rating.

On job completion, the client is asked to rate the supplier's services. This aims to assist any future clients wishing to employ this supplier's services.

The Digital Supplier system has been designed specifically to favour suppliers with high ratings. Suppliers delivering sub-standard work will eventually be removed from the database to be replaced by new suppliers.