Tag: award winners 2009

How Two Partners Made the Largest Pan-European Finance and Accounting Engagement Work | Article

How Two Partners Made the Largest Pan-European Finance and Accounting Engagement Work | Article

Unilever Europe has 80 factories in 24 countries. The division used 18 ERP systems and hundreds of different finance processes, which led to high costs and varying reliability. IBM turned the organization upside down. This contract is groundbreaking in the FAO BPO sector in Europe in both size and scope.

How Outsourcing Helped a Utilities Company Save $16 Million While Lowering Security Risk, Improving Client Satisfaction, and Flexibly Working through an Extremely Challenging Acquisition | Article

How Outsourcing Helped a Utilities Company Save $16 Million While Lowering Security Risk, Improving Client Satisfaction, and Flexibly Working through an Extremely Challenging Acquisition | Article

PSEG wanted to increase value on IT spend and tasked CompuCom with providing end-user support services to more than 11,000 users across 85 locations. They’ve worked flexibly together to ensure their interests remain aligned in developing solutions that increase productivity and decrease down time. Within three years, PSEG realized $16 million in IT services cost savings.

How Financial Incentives Encouraged the Revenue Cycle Staff to Bring in Extra Millions | Article

How Financial Incentives Encouraged the Revenue Cycle Staff to Bring in Extra Millions | Article

Northern Arizona Healthcare wanted to become one of the top three hospitals in Arizona. Today its executives believe it is as good as any hospital in America. Its new IT system provides easy-to-access, real-time data for its medical staff. The hospital established a $1 million annual bonus if Perot Systems met four stringent financial criteria in its revenue cycle work.

A Tale of Three Hurricanes: Transforming IT So Even a Congressman Notices | Article

A Tale of Three Hurricanes: Transforming IT So Even a Congressman Notices | Article

Springhill Medical Center hired Eclipsys to overhaul its IT. Medication errors fell 80 percent and infection rates fell by two-thirds. ER customer satisfaction soared from 11 to 92 percent. System availability went from 56 to 99.999 percent. And the new electronic medical records helped the Alabama hospital weather Hurricane Katrina.

How Outsourced IT Provided Wireless for the Citizens, Cut the Crime Rate, and Helped Minneapolis During a Crisis | Article

How Outsourced IT Provided Wireless for the Citizens, Cut the Crime Rate, and Helped Minneapolis During a Crisis | Article

This relationship captured the best in show award because it demonstrated excellence in partnering while revamping the city’s IT infrastructure, including installing a city-wide Wi-Fi network. This new infrastructure played a crucial role in the city’s swift response to the I-35 bridge collapse and the success of the Republican National Convention when the entire nation was watching.

How an SMB Helped GSA Combine 39 Contracts into One and Adopt Commercial Standards | Article

How an SMB Helped GSA Combine 39 Contracts into One and Adopt Commercial Standards | Article

When Catapult entered the scene, the GSA had 39 vendors, 12 versions of its e-mail client, and 15 help desks. Each of the 11 regional offices provided its own IT infrastructure services with differing data security standards. Today, GSA has one IT contract and a consolidated infrastructure. Plus, outsourcing has saved American taxpayers $15 million a year.

How Process Rigor Helped Sun Microsystems Innovate | Article

How Process Rigor Helped Sun Microsystems Innovate | Article

During the transition CSC had to move 55 percent of Sun’s application development offshore, hire 450 employees in India during a national boom, and build two data centers in 60 days. Sun Microsystems expected CSC to produce immediate productivity gains with 42 fewer people, maintain service to 35,000 Sun employees, and support 600 applications. Here’s why it worked.

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.

Early HRO Adopter Adjusts to Change and Strengthens Provider Relationship | Article

Early HRO Adopter Adjusts to Change and Strengthens Provider Relationship | Article

Prudential Financial realized it had to run HR like a business when it prepared to go public. Whenever there is a business challenge, the two partners use a technique they learned from transition: select one executive from each company to craft a solution together. And Prudential helps Hewitt learn how its new products will work in the real world.