Customer Satisfaction

Five ‘Must Do’s’ to Make a Winning Impression During Provider Auditions

Five ‘Must Do’s’ to Make a Winning Impression During Provider Auditions

The provider audition is often the first opportunity to connect with the entire customer decision-making team assembled to lead the sourcing decision. To win the business, you must be able to make a connection with the customer on a personal trust level. Establishing this type of relationship has become the attribute that makes a difference […]

Retail Trends Embrace Technology in 2013 | Article

Retail Trends Embrace Technology in 2013 | Article

The most urgent challenge of 2012 in the retail space was consumers’ rapidly growing mobility and digital empowerment. Retailers responded by devising new ways to attract, engage and retain these droves of customers and meet their fleet-footed demand for products and services—on the customers’ devices and terms. In short, customers have embraced online shopping with […]

Outcome-based Pricing: A Growing BPO Trend | Article

Outcome-based Pricing: A Growing BPO Trend | Article

Outsourcing the back office has been around for decades. But today there is a new way service providers are actually charging for these BPO services. It’s called outcome-based pricing. “Outcome-based pricing is a growing trend,” observes Dennis Winkler, head of the BPO practice for Alsbridge. He predicts in the near future most mortgage loan originations […]

How Social Media Is Turning Customer Care Upside-Down – and Making It Strategic Again | Article

How Social Media Is Turning Customer Care Upside-Down – and Making It Strategic Again | Article

Not too long ago, customer care—the proverbial contact center—was regarded as a necessity. It was corporate overhead; operational in nature, something that fulfilled a customer-facing function, much like express lane checkers at a grocery store or tellers at a bank. Move ‘em in, move ‘em out, keep ‘em happy. An important job, with potential to […]

BPaaS: A Boon for Delivering Efficient Public Services | Article

BPaaS: A Boon for Delivering Efficient Public Services | Article

For governments, it is imperative to bring down the costs of administering a growing number of public services. Since the 1800s, governments have funded law enforcement, water, electricity, town planning, health services, public transport and education. Today, governments must also provide their citizens with waste management services, telecommunications, environmental protection, public housing etc. Taxpayer money, […]

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards Winners

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Outsourcing Center Announces Winners of 17th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards Events to be held May 9th in Irving, TX DALLAS, April 8, 2013 ─ Outsourcing Center, the leading resource of outsourcing best-practice information, announced winners of the 2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards: Best Partnership: The Boeing Company and Aon Hewitt Best IT Apps: […]

The Ten Social Media Blunders You Need to Avoid | Article

The Ten Social Media Blunders You Need to Avoid | Article

Social media has rapidly expanded beyond the college dorm room to the corporate boardroom, enabling companies to interact with and attract customers in whole new way. So, what’s not to ‘like,’ right? While a skillfully executed social media program can bring big gains to corporate marketing, these channels have to be handled with care. One […]

Trying to Kill “Offshore” is Bound to Fail | Article

Trying to Kill “Offshore” is Bound to Fail | Article

Remember the time when the whole world got its silk from China, spices from India and cotton from Egypt? The world of IT is veering towards the same concept, sourcing development of specialized software where it’s made best. In the truly flat world with data traveling in real-time across continents and time zones, there’s really […]

Infosys Limited- Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise | Service Provider

Infosys Limited- Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise | Service Provider

Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) was started in 1981 by seven young, dynamic minds with $250. We pioneered the Global Delivery Model (GDM), based on the principle of taking work to locations where talent is available and that make economic sense with the least acceptable risk. Today, we are a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing, […]

The Top Digital Priorities of Today’s CMO | Article

The Top Digital Priorities of Today’s CMO | Article

Over the past 10 years, there’s been a dramatic shift in the world of marketing. Digital media is now mainstream, taking multiple forms and co-mingling with the traditional offline fare. Well utilized social media can create a vital connection with a company’s target audience whether that audience is comprised of consumers or corporate decision-makers. The […]

Why is Outsourcing Innovation So Hard? Here’s How to Make the Impossible Possible! | Article

Why is Outsourcing Innovation So Hard? Here’s How to Make the Impossible Possible! | Article

Talk to most outsourcing buyers at the outset of their engagements and innovation is always on their wish list. Talk to them two or three years later, and the one thing they wish they had gotten is innovation. The lack of innovation in outsourcing seems to be one the few things they are unhappy about. […]

How Analysis Can Make Sense of the Flood of Data to Create a Competitive Edge | Article

How Analysis Can Make Sense of the Flood of Data to Create a Competitive Edge | Article

Five years ago the big industry buzz was about analytics. The excitement it generated at the time matched the arrival of another hot new technology: the first iPhone (June 27, 2007 in case you forgot!) Did the reality match the hype? (Analytics not iPhone.) Today an analytics component has become table stakes in most outsourcing pursuits, […]

The Value of BPO: The Proof Is in the Partnership | Article

The Value of BPO: The Proof Is in the Partnership | Article

It’s no secret that customers have high expectations of their BPO service providers, so the Outsourcing Center thought it would be interesting to turn the tables: we asked some of the leading providers for the one thing they need from customers in order to deliver exemplary service. The universal response was: “HELP ME HELP YOU!” […]

Mix-and-Match Assets: How to Ensure You’re Buying True Business Outcomes | Article

Mix-and-Match Assets: How to Ensure You’re Buying True Business Outcomes | Article

If you’re like many companies that are outsourcing business processes and evaluating your technology options, then you’re probably buying products and services separately. In other words, whether you’re outsourcing Accounts Payable, Order Management or any other process, your provider would typically deliver a made-from-scratch product topped with best practices and complementary services to meet your […]

Creating Business Value is the New Leading Edge in Outsourcing | Article

Creating Business Value is the New Leading Edge in Outsourcing | Article

Traditionally, organizations outsourced to save money and improve their processes thanks to an expert who could invest in systems and technology.  Cost arbitrage was the foundation of outsourcing over the last decade. Service providers based out of low-cost locations provided services at lower costs without compromising on work quality. In the second generation of outsourcing, […]

Fabric Data Centers: The End of Complex, Expensive and Inefficient Infrastructure | Article

Fabric Data Centers: The End of Complex, Expensive and Inefficient Infrastructure | Article

What’s new in the data center? Last year, the buzz was around “fabric data centers” as organizations began to worry about costs. Did it make sense to have dedicated and expensive network, computing and storage resources around applications even if the IT infrastructure was outsourced? Could IT infrastructure costs be brought down? CIOs were under […]