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Explosive Growth Is No Accident: Driving Digital Transformation in the Insurance Industry

Explosive Growth Is No Accident: Driving Digital Transformation in the Insurance Industry

A successful digitalization strategy is critical to insurance firms’ survival. This white paper examines effective strategies for overcoming internal obstacles to digital transformation and the crucial role data plays in any insurance carrier’s business. Additionally, it clarifies the foundational capabilities that are key to a successful digital transformation initiative. They include: Driving business transformation with […]

Insurance Carriers, Take Note: Explosive Growth Is No Accident

Insurance Carriers, Take Note: Explosive Growth Is No Accident

Cultivating a productive 1:1 customer engagement demands integrated data Outdated, paper-based processes, information silos and legacy systems have been the bane of insurance carriers for years, hampering not only the efficiency of their internal operations, but also impacting the way they engage with agents and customers. For example, if it’s too complicated for independent agents […]

Reducing Costs While Improving Patient Safety

Reducing Costs While Improving Patient Safety

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 […]

Leading Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services

Leading Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services

Taking the IT outsourcing plunge is nothing to take lightly. But what’s really holding you back? Often it’s fear of the unknown, along with fear of losing full control, that keep s you from experiencing the many benefits outsourcing can bring. But if you look around, you’ll likely see your competitors are doing it — […]

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Robotics, Analytics or Multi-channel enagagement? This report explores the innovative practices businesses are implementing in their outsourcing agreements. It is based on 100 in-depth interviews with senior outsourcing buyers. More than four fifths (83%) of buyers say they have experienced innovation in their outsourcing relationships Nine in ten (92%) say their outsourcing partners want to […]

The Six and a Half Things You Really Need to Know About Outsourcing | White Paper

The Six and a Half Things You Really Need to Know About Outsourcing | White Paper

Outsourcing may be one of the most complex topics in business today. Amazon.com lists almost six thousand book titles on the topic. In comparison, rocket science earns only 2,500 entries on Amazon’s list. If you are considering outsourcing or are on an outsourcing taskforce you must be wondering what the important bits are. You will […]

Why Relationship Matters in Delivering  Results to CFOs | White Paper

Why Relationship Matters in Delivering Results to CFOs | White Paper

The role of the CFO has been transformed with today’s top finance executives managing a broad set of responsibilities that span financial and strategic decision making. According to numerous surveys of CFOs across a wide set of industry segments, CFOs remain responsible for reporting past financial performance but are also taking a leading role in […]

Six Ways BPO Looks Different in 2013

Six Ways BPO Looks Different in 2013

The BPO landscape is changing as fast as the colors on the leaves as summer turns into fall. Why now? Professor Ilan Oshri, Professor of Technology and Globalization at the University of Loughborough, says the maturity of the BPO industry, experienced buyers gained with both captives and third-party service providers, and the providers use of […]

Top Five Reasons for IT Directors to Outsource IT Services

Top Five Reasons for IT Directors to Outsource IT Services

Fear of surrendering control is probably the main factor holding many IT directors back from realizing the benefits of outsourcing IT services. But if you can find an IT services supplier who will work with you in a genuine partnership, understanding the specific needs of your business, it soon becomes clear that this fear is […]

Decreasing Delivery Headaches with Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Decreasing Delivery Headaches with Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Six major changes are shaping supply chains of tomorrow: globalization, demand sensing and planning, collaboration with providers to enable innovation, shrinking product life cycles, and increased pressure from competition and product retirement compulsions and innovations that are cropping up as remanufacturing. Efficiently addressing these factors ensures higher value to the customer. Unfortunately for many organizations, […]

Collaboration, Communication and Trust Keeps the Boeing-Aon Hewitt Partnership Flying High | Article

Collaboration, Communication and Trust Keeps the Boeing-Aon Hewitt Partnership Flying High | Article

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards BEST PARTNERSHIP: The Boeing Company and Aon Hewitt  “It’s not just about giving honest feedback. To be a good partner, you have to be willing to get honest feedback, go to the reflection pool and take a close look at what your own organization needs to change.” Debra Bodhaine Senior Manager, […]

When T-Mobile US, Inc. Needed a Partner to Streamline Billing, Improve Efficiency and Create a Continuum of Process Improvement, Amdocs Answered the Call

When T-Mobile US, Inc. Needed a Partner to Streamline Billing, Improve Efficiency and Create a Continuum of Process Improvement, Amdocs Answered the Call

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards BEST CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: T-Mobile US, Inc. and Amdocs “Although outsourcing is a partnership, you have to make sure that you, as the customer, maintain control.” Habib Sarkis, Vice President, IT Operations and Support, T-Mobile US, Inc.   You’d be hard-pressed to find another industry that is more competitive or moves at […]

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!” […]

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, […]

Transforming an Antiquated Billing Process in Three Easy Steps | Article

Transforming an Antiquated Billing Process in Three Easy Steps | Article

Deciding to outsource can be a tough decision for many companies. PUMA, the sport lifestyle company, had strong evidence it was time to stop doing things in house: A customer told the billing department he hated PUMA’s invoices. “The customer sent us a letter telling us whoever designed our invoices should be fired. We realized […]

The Evolving Product Sourcing Value Chain in China – Part 2 | Article

The Evolving Product Sourcing Value Chain in China – Part 2 | Article

The entire value chain for consumer products sourced or manufactured in Asia has become increasingly interconnected and mutually reliant—ownership of physical manufacturing assets and intellectual property rights has become more ambiguous and contentious. With ambiguity over ownership and rights to manufacturing assets, customers lose the key leverage of mobility. While brand companies were able to […]