Wednesday, June 24, 2009

...my pOints Of viEw...

Insourcing is not that kind of different word for me. Since we tackled this during our Management Information Systems subject. Literally, insourcing means doing a certain job inside or within the comprise of a certain organization. Before, as we tackled about this matter, it was been discussed that the University is using Outsource Programming. The difference of it is that the programmer in insource works inside the campus unlike outsourcing, the programmer works outside the campus. It was been said that outsource is more appropriate for Universities.

But first tackling about insourcing, let me first discuss about the benefits of outsourcing. I have read an article about benefits of outsourcing. First there is an increase of the business. It was quoted in there that, “another benefit of outsourcing is seeing a big increase in your profits, productivity, level of quality, business value, business performance and much more. Outsourcing can help you see an increase in almost every aspect of your business. Outsource and see your organization experience an increase in every aspect with these benefits of outsourcing”. Next is that it guarantees the customer's satisfaction. In outsourcing, the programmer develops it and well do his job according to the need of the business or the user. It then guarantees that the job is done on time and delivered it to the customer on the day the customer suggested it to be delivered. The other one is that the business can concentrate more on the core business. Meaning the University can then manage the campus accordingly without any trouble on thinking for what might happened on the work he wants to accomplish. “By outsourcing all your non-core functions, your employees can be put to better use and you will be able to see a huge growth in your core business”. Then lastly, it gives the business a competitive edge. Since that it was made outside, the programmer has its own idea on how to deal your business not far level from your competitors. It deals on what's new on the outside world, and deals also on what might be the possible effect on it on the later part. That might actually be the reason why USEP uses outsourcing resources be fore.

But then again, the question is, what would be the possible reasons why the University tapped Insourcing from Outsourcing. Still, there are benefits about Insourcing. And these reasons might be the reasons why did the University jumped to Insourcing from Outsourcing. First, it reduces cost. The cost of an Insource professional can be lesser than of an Outsource Professional. As far as I'm concerned with the University, the big concern of it is to reduced cost in any way. But to my view, the Insource Professionals hired by the University can also be competed to those Outsource Professionals based on there skills. I'm not saying this because there were my Instructors before, but I'm saying this because in reality they were really good. But as to my complain as well, the exchanged of it is thrown to us. Next benefit of Insourcing is that it can increased professionals by 2 or more with the cost similar to a single outsourcing. In a short way, the University can really lessen its cost. The other benefit of Insourcing is the direct management. They can hands-on control the development and cycle of the project. The management can really implies what he really wants fir the project and can manage it accordingly. Another one is turnkey services. According to what I have read, “In-Source provides a turnkey solution including facilities, recruitment, human resource management, payroll and benefits administration, tax filings, and communication tools, so you can spend more time focused on your core business”. It also reduce operational expenses. It can also extend productivity time. Since that the professionals is within the University, the management can easily contact the professionals to shift or overlap the working time to create the project lesser on time. And since Insourcing can lessen the cost, it also increase the company's profit. I believe that University acquires more employee now than of last year, and because of that, they really need to drop expenses in any manner they can do.

Really, it was a big surprise last year, second semester that our Instructors withdraws there teaching time to create the new system that was used last enrollment. For creating the new system that was being used during this enrollment really gives me a headache. Arranging the new windows and the new enrollment system really gives me a hard time pointing what to do next. But honestly, it was an easy new routine. Though the only new about it is the registrars line. But then it was not that good for freshmen though I think they did the enrollment for three days or more. The system was a bit nicer compare to the old one, but the idea of Insourcing is not that nice for me.

For me, it was not that really a good idea to have an insource. Since that the professionals on it are teachers. The more affected results on it are the students. It doesn't really lessen the cost or the expenses, for me, it was really the reason of jumping. But then again, by looking for it, the University needs another instructors to cater the need for the students. Then, if they really want to lessen the cost and expenses of the University, why don't they try to minimize the expanding of buildings, creating of new one then never did finished. The only thing I see was already fully furnished is the fence. Why don't they try to think not only for there own benefits but to the student's benefit. One thing, there not the one walking and running back and forth to the school, its the student who do those things.



(from http://www.in-source.com/benefit.html).

(from http://www.outsource2india.com/why_outsource/articles/benefit_outsourcing.asp).



2 comments:

informaxona said...

when you hire people on the inside guarantees that you can trust them better than those on the outside.. moreover, they're more familiar with the whole system which makes it easier to execute the plans...

snage said...

well, in-housing is the term for this?thnx for the info yet we cn always believe wat the University can provide. Every Organization starts at something difficult and thats where the members begins to learn. We cannot avoid drawbacks but if its for the growth of every concerned students as well as staff, why not take the risk? But my opinion is that it really needs a big planning to generate a successful result