Should You Outsource Your Data Entry? Here are 5 Questions to Ask

by Homerun Nievera, |

An efficient and accurate data entry management system, when done correctly, can take any business to new heights and new opportunities. This process of entering data into a computerized database (performed either manually or automatically) is considered a basic but ultimately a necessary task for most businesses as it allows for total organization when it comes to the business’ data.

Data entry can be a time-consuming endeavor, and requires dedicated effort into ensuring that it is able to function as accurately and efficiently as possible. As such, it can be a challenging feat when done by an employee who has to balance other responsibilities apart from fulfilling data entries. It can come down to various inaccuracies within the system that may take more time to correct, which wastes important resources such as time, effort, and manpower.

This is why many industries, especially those that are data-intensive such as retail, accounting, finance, manufacturing, medical, and telecommunications, have chosen to outsource this task. By doing so, they are able to retain focus on more important matters and maintain their overall productivity. It also cuts back on costs, provides proficient data management, saves time as the ones handling the data entry task are well-trained and highly-experienced, higher quality of work as they are focused on this aspect only, is as secure as doing data entry inhouse, and other benefits that a particular agency may offer as part of their services.

If you’re currently having doubts on whether or not you should really outsource your data entry management system, here are 5 questions you should ask, according to this infographic:

  1. Are your operation costs on the rise?
  2. Is your business equipped with the necessary skills and tools for the job?
  3. Are you efficient in data management?
  4. Are your employees motivated for the task at hand?
  5. Do you spend too much time on data entry?

Learn more about these questions and what they mean below:


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Homerun Nievera is the publisher of and He has interests in several tech and digital businesses as director and chief strategist.

Homerun is a digital evangelistcontent marketer and lifelong learning advocate. Homerun is the “He Said” in the popular Facebook Page He Said, She Said.

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