Interim management and outsourcing services are experiencing a significant boom among foreign firms in Germany for several compelling reasons:

  • Flexibility: Interim managers offer a flexible solution for companies needing specific skills or resources on short notice. This flexibility is especially advantageous for firms outside the EU, which may lack extensive resources or a network in the region.
  • Quick Access to Expertise: Utilizing interim managers allows companies to swiftly access expertise that may not be available internally or within the local labor pool. This is particularly crucial for non-EU companies reliant on specialized skills to enter or expand within the EU market.
  • Cost Control: Interim management solutions offer a cost-effective way for companies to utilize specialized expertise only when needed. This can help reduce costs compared to hiring a full-time employee, especially for short-term projects or specific tasks.
  • Rapid Project Implementation: Interim managers can assist companies in quickly implementing projects due to their relevant experience and expertise. This is particularly important for non-EU companies facing time constraints or regulatory hurdles.
  • Local Know-How: Interim managers residing in the EU or with experience in the region can provide valuable local knowledge crucial for market entry or expansion. This can help minimize potential risks and maximize the success of business activities in the EU.

Overall, interim management solutions offer numerous advantages for companies outside the EU, including flexibility, rapid access to expertise, cost control, rapid project implementation, and access to local knowledge. These benefits can significantly enhance competitiveness and success in the EU market.

In the typically queried outsourcing professional groups and services—technical support, field representatives, maintaining a local presence—the advantages are evident:

The following three examples illustrate this vividly:

Technical Support:
A company from the USA, needing technical support for its software products, could outsource the required service to B2E as its outsourcing partner in Germany.
The German B2E technicians can provide support in their native language, ensuring a quick response time and efficient problem-solving.
This enables the US company to offer its customers high-quality support without having to allocate internal resources for it.

Field Representatives:
A company from Canada looking to introduce its products to the German market could enlist the services of an outsourcing company in Germany (B2E) to quickly access field representatives.
These representatives could showcase the products of the Canadian company to potential customers, engage in sales negotiations, and maintain customer relationships.
By utilizing local field representatives, the Canadian company benefits from their market knowledge, local contacts, and cultural understanding, facilitating market entry and increasing chances of success.

Maintaining a Local Office Presence:
A company from China aiming to establish a local presence in Germany could utilize the services of an outsourcing company to establish a local office presence.
The outsourcing company (B2E) could provide office space, handle administrative tasks, recruit local employees, and offer HR services.
This allows the Chinese company to establish a local presence quickly and cost-effectively, without having to navigate the complex legal, administrative, and cultural challenges in Germany.

In all three examples, the benefits of outsourcing for companies outside the EU are evident, providing access to local expertise, resources, and services to effectively achieve their business goals in Germany.
In particular, the rapid implementation, low risk, and high flexibility are often cited as reasons for outsourcing.