On 27th November at Hilton Sofia, the Bulgarian Association Outsourcing was officially introduced as the first Bulgarian business association in knowledge economy outsourcing, which includes business and IT processes and processes related to information and human resources management analysis and processing. Bulpros is among the founders of the association together with AII Data Processing, Atos Bulgaria, Coca-Cola Hellenic IT Services and Sofica Group.
The Bulgarian Outsourcing Association foresees that the number of people employed in the country’s outsourcing industry will increase three times by 2017. Between 12,000 and 15,000 people are currently employed in the sector, according to global research firm McKinsey & Company.
Over the next five years Bulgaria’s outsourcing industry will see double-digit growth according to AT Kearney projections quoted by the newly established Bulgarian Association Outsourcing (BAO) during a press briefing in Sofia.
Ivaylo Slavov, the CEO of Bulpros and a General Secretary of BAO stated that the association will work to intensify its collaboration and communication with foreign associations in this area in order to bring Bulgaria back to the top preferred outsourcing destinations on a global level. Among the first steps that BAО discussed with the government’s InvestBulgaria Agency are joint initiatives to market the Bulgarian outsourcing industry internationally. Bulpros is already actively promoting the idea through different channels. We are partnering with the German Outsourcing association since 2011 providing information for the ICT market, the economic structure and business climate.
BOA is also aimed at setting up centers in bigger cities outside Sofia, establishing beneficial cooperation with the academic circles and assisting the development of the existing centres by sharing and introducing best practices.
The Bulgarian Association Outsourcing is an industry organisation aiming to consolidate the efforts of Bulgarian outsourcing services providers, to enhance their competitiveness and create additional conditions to boost foreign investments in the sector. The association covers all aspects of the outsourcing industry: services related to the management of business processes, services related to the management of IT processes, management processes and an international knowledge center for shared services.
Bulpros is an IT services company focused on providing the best value projects in Software development, Web & Mobile development, Customer Service, Technical Support & System Integration and Professional Staffing.