A strategic partnership occurs when a business forms an agreement to share resources with another business entity, often with the goal of mutual growth and success.
The two main types of partnership forms are Horizontal and Vertical partnerships: a horizontal partnership occurs when businesses of the same field partner up to improve their market, such as in the case of Facebook and Instagram, while in a vertical partnership, businesses partner with other businesses within the same supply chain, often to stabilize the supply chain and increase sales.Partnerships are essential in the relocation industry. In fact, partnerships bring a plethora of benefits to businesses. One such benefit include helping businesses manage costs and reduce overspending.
Read on to find out how Strategic Partnerships can help your business manage costs and reduce overspending!
How Business Costs Can Be Reduced With Strategic Partnerships
Partnerships are more vital than ever — the economy is changing at an unprecedented pace, and many companies have had to implement cost saving measures.
In the relocation industry, significant costs and overspending is a perennial problem. Companies have to bear significant costs in order to move their employees to other locations. Global Mobility is a highly complex operational function that requires a collection of business processes – including HR, compliance, payroll, finance, and tax – to take place in multiple jurisdictions in a variety of currencies.
However, some of these costs can be mitigated by establishing strategic partnerships with other businesses. Here’s how business costs can be reduced via strategic partnerships:
Giving Companies Access To Resources
Partnerships reduce costs by giving companies access to technology and other resources that would be far too expensive to develop on their own. Companies, especially smaller ones, often find it difficult to afford the resources necessary to grow a business. However, by creating a strategic partnership, this problem can be overcome by resource sharing. This is especially so when resources are of a technical nature, and may require staff to upskill.
Quality is very important in the relocation industry, as customers are banking on relocation companies to create a seamless relocation journey for them.
However, mobility operational support is generally regarded as expensive, inefficient, and costly, with organizations relying on multiple external specialist vendors to deal with relocation, compliance and the ongoing management of assignees.
By partnering with a business that has a niche in this field, the company will be able to streamline its resources and direct them to other aspects of the business, whilst providing a good customer experience as well.
Saving Costs By Establishing Trust
Onboarding new suppliers or even customers can be laborious and time intensive. A good indication of how well a company operates can be found by reviewing the other companies it works with, as it provides a network effect. By having respectable partners on board, the process for getting new suppliers or more partners is sped up. This helps to save on the costs and opportunity costs required for a business to cover.
Speeding Up New Innovations
Collaboration also brings about new innovations in terms of the new ways a business can approach its processes, or overcoming specific internal issues without having to put in additional capital investments.
Companies typically spend a lot on research and development, but by pairing up with another company that is already an expert in the field, the former can tap on the latter’s knowledge and existing research.
How Moovaz Can Help
Building strong relationships through collaboration and transparency will create a more sustained value impression and significantly reduce your company’s overhead costs and prevent overspending.
Here at Moovaz, we aim to help our partners in the relocation industry to be more cost-efficient while scaling and growing your business. Partner with us today!