CEBU, PHILIPPINES – Philippines is one of the front-line countries when it comes to outsourcing destinations in the world. In fact, it is a stapled legacy since the inception of virtual staffing in the country. Recently, it has been attested once again when Philippines crawled up to the second place among the top digital countries, according to Tholons’ 2018 Services Globalization index.

Furthermore, the nation’s queen city of the south — Cebu City — is seated in the 11th place in the world’s Top 100 Super Cities. The list shows improvement as the metro inched a higher rank compared to its 12th place last year, 2017. Meanwhile, other metropolitan and town areas in the country remained amongst the top 100 outsourcing sites like Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Sta. Rosa in Laguna.

With the highly-developed infrastructures, centralized government support, and access to top-professionals from prestigious multiversities, it came as no surprise why Cebu City becomes a globalized avenue commoditized by business leaders across nations. While its outsourcing realm continues to grow in its urban domain, many investors expanded its reach to Mactan Island, especially in Lapu-Lapu City.

Mactan Island is one of its developing business sectors in the Cebu province. Its commercialized district is comprised of various IT-BPO firms, real-estate markets, and tourists’ come-on which attracts a significant number of enterprising stakeholders.

Blueprint Business Solutions — an innovative staffing solutions provider — is one of the flourishing outsourcing companies in Mactan Island. The company is situated in Pueblo Verde, Mactan Economic Zone II, Lapu-Lapu City. Among the outsourcing agencies in the cities of Cebu province, Lapu-Lapu is an alternative location for BPO operations since its adjacent towns like Mandaue and Cebu City are outfitted with busy commercialized markets already.

Over the past few years, the Philippines has become classified among the booming economies in Southeast Asia. Not to mention that business process outsourcing (BPO) is among the biggest contributor out of all domestic industries today in the country. With its sound business environment and a strong grasp to digitalization, it is no wonder why Cebu has consistently shown stability in the outsourcing realm.

Nowadays, digitalization is an imperative element in disrupting and modifying corporate industries. Entrepreneurs and multi-corporations need to align their business models to innovative modifications for them to survive in the digital ecosystem. Thus, outsourcing has become the most feasible solution to keep up with this paradigm shift and to the ever-changing business landscape as the stark reality.

Entrepreneurs from various business sectors are seeking this strategy — outsourcing — to digitally sophisticate their business and thrive at the same time. Moreover, the inventive methodology of virtual staffing has seen a benevolent advantage to clients with its cost-effective yet intelligent automation. Not only it reduces manpower, but it also harnesses the power of technology for sustainability and growth.

The conductive annual flagship research report and ranking of Tholons Services Globalization Index 2018 (TSGI) for the top nations and cities allow businesses around the world see how their industry grows in the bigger picture. Tholons’ prime criterion includes innovation, skills and quality, business catalyst, startup diversity, and government incentives.

In the 2018 index, cybersecurity, digital skills, and global competitiveness as additional criteria. Tholons’ annual research objectively aims to promote entrepreneurship and digital transformation.