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Business services

With over 90 captive, BPO and ITO centres, Estonia is an established location for finance, IT and customer services and has a growing expertise in the supply chain, HR and process automation.

  • 90+ SSC's
  • 10,000+ employed in the sector
  • 1990s sector established
  • #1 Europe, Entrepreneurial activity

Our advantages

90+shared service centers
icon-facesHigh-quality human capital with relevant experience and language skills.
icon-worldAbility to manage high order, global tasks and improve processes.
icon-laptopAdvanced IT platform, from technical support to process automation.
icon-calendarLong-term reputation for quality and effectiveness.
icon-economyEase of doing business supported by Nordic business culture.


10,000+people employed in business services

Estonia is an established location for GBS thanks to its high-quality, multilingual workforce, flexible business environment, and sustainable financial attractiveness.

Estonia’s journey began in the 1990s as a nearshoring location of choice for Nordic companies. Since then the sector has expanded significantly, diversifying the functions covered and up-tiering in sophistication.

Today there are over 90 captive, BPO and ITO shared service centres in Estonia, employing 10,000+ people. Multifunctional centres with regional or global responsibility and multilingual teams, such as ABB and Stora Enso, become the norm. Traditional strengths in IT and finance are augmented by growing expertise in supply chain and HR management.

Estonia also specialises in government services, Tallinn being home to the EU LISA centre for operational management of large-scale IT systems and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Ranked first in Europe for entrepreneurial employee activity and competitiveness, Estonia is at the cutting edge of GBS innovation. IT is widely utilised, from chatbots and social media in customer service, to robotic process automation in finance. Our continious process improvement mindset delivers new efficiencies and capabilities in addition to cost savings.

With a pro-business environment, exceptional talent pool and track record of success, Estonia is the scalable location for knowledge- and digitally-driven GBS.

Information on Investment Aid to Shared Service and Research & Development Centres can be found on the webpage of Enterprise Estonia.

Business services

These websites can be useful when interested in business services in Estonia:

You are also welcome to send us a request for personal e-consulting to obtain more specific information.

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What is it like to run a business in Estonia? How to benefit from the e-solutions and the efficiency of our business culture? What are the opportunities in specific sectors? Who to partner up with?

The Estonian Investment Agency’s team is happy to help you via its complimentary e-Consulting service, organize online or offline follow-up events such as virtual investment visits and guide you through the fairly simple process of investing in Estonia.

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