How healthcare providers are cutting costs and improving patient care by integrating IMS, Compliance, Business Intelligence and Mobility solutions According to Gartner, the pace and magnitude of IT-enabled changes in the healthcare sector will increase dramatically during this decade. Highly available, aware and responsive infrastructures are fast becoming the focus of CIOs, with attention shifting […]
Price benchmarking should be used as a constructive tool to align the commercials and underlying drivers to market norms. However, if not carried out in a structured and well-thought-out way it can also lead to significant value erosion. This report explains a systematic approach for HRO price benchmarking. It covers: Typical pricing metrics in […]
2013 Outsourcing Excellence Award Winner BEST BENCHMARKING: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Alsbridge ProBenchmark “Our key stakeholders appreciated getting the information without disrupting their operations.” Jason Barkham, Vice President, Sourcing Management, Business Process Operations and Legal Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Definition: The service provider helped the client benchmark its current sourcing services and helped […]
Data center and network services buyers: What is the best way to benchmark the price of your services? This is not an existential question. Of course you want to make sure you are not paying above market price only two years into your contract. Surprisingly, research has found invoking the contract’s benchmark clause is not […]
If you are an outsourcing customer, an outsourcing agreement is like a three-legged stool. Its value depends on what you agree to buy, what you agree to pay and the terms of the contract. Although the agreement and the other contract terms are often extensive, outsourcing customers often underestimate, or even overlook, the value in […]
During the heat of the August monsoon, I traveled to New Delhi to speak at the NASSCOM BPO Strategy Summit. The sights, smells and intensity of India never cease to amaze and delight me. I speak at conferences all over the world including world-class events hosted by Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) and IAOP. All three […]
Most of us have been down on our knees praying that the relationship does not blow up over an error. Perhaps the cutover was delayed because the provider did not conduct sufficient user acceptance tests, or an employee committed fraud within a client account because controls were inadequate, or the client did not provide the […]
Service level agreements (SLAs) play two important roles in an outsourcing arrangement. They set the stage for the service provider’s accountability, and they are the major factor in determining the price of the service. The buyer of outsourced services can achieve a comfort level that it’s getting what it pays for if it regularly monitors […]
Read how the parties communicate proactively, honestly, and transparently, enabling them to work collaboratively to resolve issues, take advantage of opportunities, and ensure their interests remain aligned. After 10 years together, the gray line between the two has vanished. Here’s how they communicate.
A study of 65 buyers in Outsourcing Center’s 2009 Outsourcing Excellence Awards program revealed an important differentiation in service providers’ mindsets and the way they address problems or opportunities. This Decision Perspectives briefing describes the characteristics in both mindsets along with how they differ in handling issues that arise in an outsourcing relationship. This briefing […]
Cost and price. It’s crucial that buyers understand both when it comes to outsourcing. What is the cost of providing business services internally? What elements comprise that cost? What is the price for comparable services from an outsourcing service provider? What cost elements affect the provider’s price? For the service levels it commits to perform, […]
Why do some buyers decide to renew their outsourcing contracts early before the term expires? Outsourcing Center studied 92 relationships to identify the drivers for early renewals. The study also revealed top qualities of providers appreciated by buyers in early-renewal deals.
Companies are facing new considerations in their decision making at different points in the life cycle of outsourcing. Pricing models, controllability of offshored work, managing outsourcing relationships, and a new source of value creation will impact decisions in 2009. But the biggest impact on decision making will come from a watershed event regarding platform BPO, which occurred in 2008. Here’s what you need to know to be ready for outsourcing decisions in these aspects.
BPOMS, a service provider for mid-market companies, offers tier-one services with a willingness to customize the solution and provide on-demand pricing options.
John McKenna is chief strategy and services officer for CompuCom, a $1.7 billion IT service provider. The company currently manages more than 2.3 million seats; its help desk agents answer almost three million calls a year. McKenna discusses how to select an IT provider and create a successful ITO relationship.