Business services are various tasks and activities that help maintain a company, but don’t produce a tangible product. They are a large portion of the commercial industry and are vital for businesses to succeed. They help companies save time and money and allow them to focus on more important things. These business services include IT services, financial services, procurement, shipping, and many more. Without these services, companies would struggle mightily to stay in operation and to grow.
The Office of Supply Chain, Professional, and Business Services (PBS) advocates for and promotes the interests of U.S. providers of professional and business services and supports their exports to global markets. Our PBS team is a key source of expertise on services issues in U.S. trade agreements and works with U.S. government agencies to support international trade and investment by ensuring that services are integrated into U.S. policy and regulations.
Providing professional and business services (PBS) is the fastest growing sector of the economy, contributing $2 trillion or more in annual revenue to the United States. These services include a wide range of functions, such as legal and accounting services; architecture, engineering, and construction; education services; research and development; and technology infrastructure. In addition, PBS includes a broad category of personal services that help make organizations and individuals more productive, including technical support and translation services; telecommunications; and transportation and distribution.
Business services help manage the day-to-day operations of a company and ensure it operates efficiently. Some of these services are essential for the smooth running of a company, such as payroll and accounting services, while others are beneficial in boosting employees’ productivity. For example, a company may hire a cleaning service to keep its workplace tidy and hygienic, or it may provide employees with workout facilities and other amenities.
The business services view provides a consolidated summary of all the business services in your infrastructure. You can see at-a-glance how much each of the business services is used and whether they are saturated or at risk of saturation. You can also drill down to view application and service pool details.
By using the Business Services view, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Snap, its affiliates, directors, officers, stockholders, employees, licensors, and agents from and against any complaints, charges, claims, damages, losses, costs, fines, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) due to or arising out of: (a) your actual or alleged breach of these Business Services Terms; or (b) your use of any third-party products or services in connection with the Business Services, even if recommended, made available, or approved by Snap. This indemnification obligation survives the termination of these Business Services Terms. These Business Services Terms do not supersede any other applicable terms and conditions of use or purchase for Snap’s products or services.