office iconBartlesville has a competitive advantage in performing various high-end Shared/Back-Office Services activities that are typically outsourced by firms seeking particular cost-savings or local expertise. Currently many industries are in a period of significant economic transformation; seeking fresh strategies and new efficiencies. The presence of ConocoPhillips IT services, high occupational specialization, and Bartlesville’s unique geographic location all support Bartlesville as an attractive location for this industry.

Major Activities and Services

Provide a range of day-to-day office administrative services to clients such as assistance with financial planning, billing and record keeping, personnel, and in physical distribution and logistics. Provide expert advice and assistance in the fields of writing, modifying, testing and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer. Provide outsourced payroll services for clients' employees, as well as basic bookkeeping services.


  • Existing local industry and occupational specialization
  • Relatively low labor and land costs
  • Nonurban location, reduced exposure to interruption
  • Computer Science, Business Administration and Business/Commerce programs at Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Business Information Technology programs at Rogers State University

Shared/Back Office Services - U.S. Overview

Industry NAICS Code 2010 National Employment 5-Year Projected Change National Earnings per Worker
Computer systems design & related services 5415 2,386,109 19% $88,955
Office administrative services 56111 747,413 15% $54,055
Payroll & bookkeeping services 54121 1,465,608 9% $50,214

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc.