IDDS HAS EFFECTIVELY BEEN SHUT DOWN - IDDS IS OUT OF BUSINESS!
Are you thinking about outsourcing your architectural or engineering drafting and/or design?
Do you need to augment your staff but do not want the hassles/cost of another employee?
Are you worried if you hire new staff now while youâ€™re busy that
you will only have the unpleasant task of â€œletting them goâ€
in a few months when things slow down again?
Are you training new employees and once they become profitable they simply leave?
Have you made the decision to outsource but simply do not know topamax for weight losswhere to start or how to find potential service providers that meet your needs?
Have you considered using drafting referral services that charge you
and/or your possible service provider monthly fees before you even have
a chance to work together?
International Drafting Design Source (IDDS) has been outsourcing and
developing outsourcing relationships since late 2000. I am the
president and founder of IDDS and am also a registered professional
civil engineer in the State of California. I have been outsourcing
civil design work and have helped other engineers and architects
develop outsourcing relationships for the last few years. I have worked
closely with many different architectural firms and am well aware of
many of their needs. I also keep appraised on outsourcing trends and
methods to facilitate outsourcing.
When I first wanted to go independent I was worried about dealing with
employees. I had no clue about workmanâ€™s compensation, employee
insurance, and so on. Although I knew I would over time develop a
successful business, I was concerned hiring an employee, providing the
employee with all the usual benefits, training beer allergy
employee, and then having the unpleasant task of letting him go when
business slowed down or worse yet after going through all the effort
the employee simply left. I was an ambitious registered professional
civil engineer who really wanted to go off on his own but quickly
realized could not do so without help.
In February and March of 2000, I had the privilege of going on a
professional cultural exchange to the Philippines hosted by Rotary
International. The exchange was during the tail end of the dotcom craze
in California. A civil engineering firm in California really had to woo
potential employees and had to fight to retain their existing
employees. Salaries during that time increased considerably.
Yet in the Philippines, I ran into so many highly educated and capable
engineers and architects who could not get a job in their profession
and instead were working in agriculture or retail. I quickly realized
with modern communication capabilities there is no reason I could not
utilize these Philippine engineers.
As a businessman, it was very appealing to work with this inexpensive
labor pool on a contractual basis and not have the hassle of figuring
out how to deal with employees. As a person I also liked providing work
to people in a country that really is poor and has pretty much no
social services. In countries like the Philippines if you donâ€™t
work and cannot rely on your family, you simply donâ€™t eat!
I started thinking maybe others would like to work with the great people in the Philippines. That thought
created IDDS. Now IDDS has developed a database of service providers worldwide. I have visited a few service
providers in Manila, Cebu, and Davao, the Philippines, between 2000-2003. In September 2005 I visited with a
total of 13 service providers in Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay slimquick
), Kolkata (Calcutta), and Cochin, India, and have visited
with many more representatives of service provider firms during their travels in the USA. I have plans in 2006 to
visit providers in Ghana and Argentina. In 2007 I hope to return to India for more visits with new and existing providers.
I intend to visit with as many possible providers as possible in their respective countries and hope to get to know them all.
The database contains service providers that vary in location, skills,
capacity, and age considerably. IDDS has created relationships with
firms in the Philippines, USA, Canada, Vietnam, India, Romania,
Thailand, Ghana, China, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, and so on.
IDDS has single people working on the side as service providers and has
firms with 200 plus employees.
IDDS will send your â€œclient requestâ€ to the database of
providers. Service providers competitively respond to the request
within a few days. IDDS compiles the responses and provides a short
list of providers to you. IDDS will review the short list with you and
point out advantages and disadvantages of various providers. Then you
can decide which provider suits your needs and directly contact the
Your benefits are:
- You do net need to spend valuable time searching the Internet for potential providers.
Your research regarding the compatibility of a potential service
provider to your needs is more targeted and hence you save time,
effort, and money.
- With a service provider competing
against other providers for your attention you will know you have found
the most suitable match both in compatibility and cost.
- Working with a service provider, eliminates many of the costs, liabilities, and hassles of a new employee.
Once you are working with a provider you can hire them on a contractual
basis, per project basis, or other agreed upon formats. Some providers
will even provide dedicated employees for your sole use. You will be
able to more comfortably down and up size your business during slow and
busy times, respectively.
Now comes the best part, you do not even need to pay IDDS. Hooking you up with a service provider is free.
And to make sure that IDDS gets an extensive list of providers, IDDS does not even charge providers to be listed
in the database. IDDS does not receive any payment until you and the provider are actually working together and
even then it is only a small percentage of the billing and the provider pays it after he is paid by you. IDDS
commission structure is supposed to be a win-win-win situation and foster long-term relationships with you and
the providers. Once a relationship has started, IDDS helps to insure communications and data transfer runs
smoothly and everyone is happy with the relationship. If someone is not satisfied, IDDS tries to find ways to
make everyone happy. It is in IDDS best interest that the provider and the client develop a mutually beneficial
So go ahead and click on â€œClient Requestâ€ below and fill in the form or simply send an
e-mail to info@IDDSource.com with your request. You could also simply call our toll free customer service
line and we will provide you with the information you need.
Client Request Form:
Toll Free: 877.548.6921 (USA only)
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