Manufacturing & Hi-tech

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, […]

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. […]

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!” […]

ITO Infrastructure: Headaches and Hot Buttons | Article

ITO Infrastructure: Headaches and Hot Buttons | Article

When asked about current ITO infrastructure challenges, industry experts opened the floodgates, revealing that they’ve been inundated by a tsunami of customer demands for 24/7 IT infrastructure speed and agility. “The consumer market and increased awareness of sourcing have triggered the expectation of 100 percent availability of infrastructure services, as well as uniform speed,” remarks […]

2012: A Bumpy Ride For BPO | Article

2012: A Bumpy Ride For BPO | Article

2012 was a year that brought significant challenges for the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, and in 2013, customers are sending service providers a clear message: they now expect far more than just cost savings from a BPO engagement. So what’s going on? Abid Ali Neemuchwala of TCS, an IT services, consulting and business solutions […]

The F&A Forecast: 14 Challenges and Six Solutions | Article

The F&A Forecast: 14 Challenges and Six Solutions | Article

The finance and accounting function, along with HR, have traditionally been the BPO processes that companies testing the waters of outsourcing get wet with first. Today “transactional outsourcing has been leveled to a simple commodity,” says Michael J. Alfonsi, Managing Director, BancTec Financial Transaction Services. So what are FAO’s challenges 20 years later? Processes are […]

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, […]

Coopitition is an Rx for Success for Three HR Suppliers in the Healthcare Arena | Article

Coopitition is an Rx for Success for Three HR Suppliers in the Healthcare Arena | Article

Fauquier Health, a 97-bed hospital in Warrenton, Virginia, had a hiring challenge. Yvonne Mitchell, program manager, recruitment, says nurses who did well in interviews sometimes didn’t know the clinical basics, something that was impossible to discern in an interview setting. She needed one tool that could test for behavioral, clinical and situational competence before the […]

Twelve Best Practices to Create a World-Class Outsourcing Case | Article

Twelve Best Practices to Create a World-Class Outsourcing Case | Article

You’ve been in this meeting, haven’t you? Outsourcing options are on the table and everyone’s got concerns. The chief information officer already has too much to do and not enough people. Finance doesn’t see enough savings. Sales wants differentiators. Risk and compliance people chime in about service levels, reporting and penalties. It doesn’t help when, […]

What Causes Outsourcing Failures?

What Causes Outsourcing Failures?

One of the questions that continue to hound buyers and providers of outsourcing is how to mitigate the risk of failure. This is despite a longer history of outsourcing than you would suspect—outsourcing can be traced back to the Industrial Revolution. For 150 years, until 1900, industry in Europe outsourced its requirements. Functions like accounting […]

Employers Make Better Hiring Decisions Using An Online Reference Checking App That Uses Logic | Article

Employers Make Better Hiring Decisions Using An Online Reference Checking App That Uses Logic | Article

How do employers figure out who is the best candidate for the job? In the old days, you could post a job online and wait for resumes to come trolling in, clogging your inbox. However, today resumes are increasingly less helpful in determining how successful a candidate will be, and the mundane act of resume […]

The New World Order of ITO: The View from the Inside-Out | Article

The New World Order of ITO: The View from the Inside-Out | Article

If you look back on the transforming world of IT over the past few years, it’s easy to chart the stages. First, there was denial that anything needed to change. Then came the fear of cloud and the perceived lack of control associated with this agile, new delivery model. As we move to 2013, we […]

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 […]

A Pioneering HR BPO Engagement Succeeds through “The Simplicity of One” | Article

A Pioneering HR BPO Engagement Succeeds through “The Simplicity of One” | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards—Best BPO: International Paper and Aon Hewitt “Instead of communicating by change requests and contract management, we can sit down and talk. That is what makes us successful.” Scott Lacy, Manager of HR Operations, International Paper It was the 1990s and the paper and packaging industry was dramatically evolving. To keep […]

What is Outsourcing? It’s Our Past, Present and Future | Article

What is Outsourcing? It’s Our Past, Present and Future | Article

Outsourcing is not a new or alien phenomenon. Almost every organization outsources some aspect of its business. A paint company may outsource the manufacture of its paint cans; a mobile network may outsource its billing activity; a hospital may outsource medical waste disposal; an auto manufacturer may outsource servicing; and an IT company may outsource […]