CRM & Call Center

Social Media and Its New Role in Business | Article

Social Media and Its New Role in Business | Article

Wipro Voice: A Conversation with Rahul Koul, Manager, Strategic Marketing, and Kathik Nagendra, Manager, Wipro Council for Industry Research It’s cheaper. It’s more effective. Its reach is virtually boundless. And it’s all in one place. “Social networking and new media are powerful tools to help companies, whether small or large, get their message across, reach […]

Study Shows Outsourcing Best Practices are Changing | Article

Study Shows Outsourcing Best Practices are Changing | Article

In outsourcing, “best practices” are a method, procedure, activity, technique, or process known to produce desired outcomes. Who deems them to be the “best?” Often, it’s an industry or association regulation or recommendation. Sometimes, it’s an expert opinion such as those from an analyst or consulting firm; at other times, it’s a service provider or […]

Outsourcing Engineering R&D Is Increasing Globally | Article

Outsourcing Engineering R&D Is Increasing Globally | Article

Indian service providers are investing in engineering labs where their scientists work on innovations and file for trademarks and patents. Global companies continue to outsource research and development. But these outsourcing relationships are different. Read how to make them successful.

New Contact Center Management Solution Enables Social CRM, Streamlines Processes, and Ensures Cost-Effective Flexibility | Article

New Contact Center Management Solution Enables Social CRM, Streamlines Processes, and Ensures Cost-Effective Flexibility | Article

Today’s contact centers drive revenue and build customer relationships. Management of processes in those centers (whether outsourced, hybrid, or internal centers) is now easier and less costly using VContactCenter. This new CRM solution also facilitates capturing and managing data from social media such as Twitter, makes it easy to segment data, and provides multi-language yet standard capabilities for globalization.

Outsourcing Helps Southwest Airlines Make Passenger Journeys Easier | Article

Outsourcing Helps Southwest Airlines Make Passenger Journeys Easier | Article

Sound familiar: You arrive at the airport and find your flight’s been cancelled. Now what? If you fly Southwest, there’s less hassle thanks to outsourcing. A proactive customer service communication program presents customers with a range of solutions before they even know there is an issue.

Take 2: Online Hotel Retailer Increases Success Formula by Offering More Personal Service | Article

Take 2: Online Hotel Retailer Increases Success Formula by Offering More Personal Service | Article

David Litman, the founder of hotels.com, was itching to get back in the game after selling his company. He changed the business model the second time around, relying on people as well as the Web to book travel deals. Outsourcing to Working Solutions made it possible–and successful.

Application Management Outsourcing Services Provide Bigger Bang for the Buck | Article

Application Management Outsourcing Services Provide Bigger Bang for the Buck | Article

Companies are placing more focus on ensuring software products deliver real impact to business needs and also growth to the business, observes Mohammed Haque, Genpact’s Vice President and Head, Enterprise Solutions Service practice. It’s more than just acquiring software for operations; the focus is now on getting the most value out of software assets and […]

Social Media: How Will It Change Outsourcing? | Article

Social Media: How Will It Change Outsourcing? | Article

Kids have been tweating and creating Facebook pages for years. But over the last 12 months, social media has become a new tool of the business world. For the first time outsourcing buyers are asking their suppliers “for social media solutions to help them out, specifically in customer care,” reports Mike Wooden, Senior Vice President, […]

Supplier Keeps Mailrooms Safe at Verizon Wireless | Article

Supplier Keeps Mailrooms Safe at Verizon Wireless | Article

Océ Business Services has handled its share of emergencies for Verizon Wireless, including the anthrax scare after 9/11 and the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. And its improved processes have generated savings of $1.5 million rather than the projected $300,000 – exceeding expectationss by 500 percent. Read why this relationship succeeds.

Legal Voice: If There’s a Data Security Breach, Who’s Responsible and Who Pays the Fine? | Article

Legal Voice: If There’s a Data Security Breach, Who’s Responsible and Who Pays the Fine? | Article

Data security has become the number one issue in outsourcing contract negotiations, reports John Delaney of Morrison & Foerster. Buyers believe suppliers have superior processes, so they should be responsible for security breaches. But suppliers know no system is immune. Here’s how to handle the conflict.

Outsourcing Provides a New Method for Customer Service for Online UK Retailer Using Home-Based Agents | Article

Outsourcing Provides a New Method for Customer Service for Online UK Retailer Using Home-Based Agents | Article

High-level customer service is essential for online. Ramping up and down call center staff due to seasonal fluctuations make it challenging to provide the kind of top-notch customer service this segment expects. Shop Direct tried a new approach for the UK: using home-based agents. Here is its success story.

Wipro Voice: Why Cloud Computing Is Here to Stay (Even Though No One Is Closing Their Data Centers Just Yet) | Article

Wipro Voice: Why Cloud Computing Is Here to Stay (Even Though No One Is Closing Their Data Centers Just Yet) | Article

Cloud computing may be the next game-changer in IT. Anand Ramakrishnan discusses how companies can use cloud computing. Is the public or private cloud the best option? Which functions will migrate? The Wipro expert has answers.

Enabling Offshored Call Centers to Move Back On Shore | Article

Enabling Offshored Call Centers to Move Back On Shore | Article

In the past, barriers to moving a call center back on shore included the high cost of staffing, training, technology, and terminating a contract early. Organizations can now handle their move back onshore cost-effectively and get up and running again quickly. Here’s how.

How Accenture Maintained Business as Usual While Rearranging Everything Else | Article

How Accenture Maintained Business as Usual While Rearranging Everything Else | Article

South West Water provides water and sewage to 1.6 million customers in the U.K. During the transition, South West Water was adamant that anything other than business as usual was completely unacceptable — even though Accenture was implementing new processes and shipping work across the globe. The result: Complaints about billing are down by 20 percent.

Facilities Management Outsourcing: How to Build a Winning Global Relationship | Article

Facilities Management Outsourcing: How to Build a Winning Global Relationship | Article

Every penny counts. CA restructured 30 offices worldwide in just 90 days. The savings went to the bottom line when the company reported its year-end results to Wall Street.

How to Manage and Mitigate Offshore Risks | Article

How to Manage and Mitigate Offshore Risks | Article

What are the real risks in offshoring both ITO and BPO work? Professor Ravi Aron, John Hopkins University, says understanding those risks helps buyers set up procedures to make their offshore engagements more successful.