Tag: change management

How Outsourcing Has Changed

How Outsourcing Has Changed

Outsourcing is not new—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 hospitality chain may outsource medical waste disposal; an auto manufacturer may outsource servicing; and an IT company may outsource its janitorial services. Outsourcing […]

Five Change Management “Must Dos” for the Digital Age

Five Change Management “Must Dos” for the Digital Age

Ask any company that’s implemented new technology with less-than-spectacular results what went wrong, and you’ll probably hear the same thing: “We should have spent more time on change management.” Ah, change management—the dental floss of the corporate enterprise. That thing we know we should do but often skip over because we simply don’t want to […]

Five Big Myths About Managing Applications in the Cloud

Five Big Myths About Managing Applications in the Cloud

Say the word ‘cloud’ and the energy in the room instantly increases. People move to the edge of their chairs.  Eyes light up and more often than not, lively conversation ensues. This excitement is not unfounded. Cloud computing is one of the biggest things to disrupt  the IT industry in decades; and a delivery model […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of BPO and How to Avoid Them | Article

The Seven Deadly Sins of BPO and How to Avoid Them | Article

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). The concept is relatively simple: instead of hiring employees to handle the necessary but non-core, transaction-based business functions in your company, pass these on to someone else. But, here’s the thing: BPO is not like dropping off your dirty clothes at the dry cleaner and having them magically transform into fresh-pressed […]

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, […]

RPOs Help Companies, Retirees in the New World of Work | Article

RPOs Help Companies, Retirees in the New World of Work | Article

Eight trends are changing the way people are retiring, according to Neal Bruce, vice president, product management for Peoplefluent, a workforce talent management company. The demographics may even affect the future performance of some companies, especially those in the energy and nuclear power fields. “Some companies may fall off the knowledge cliff when their retirees […]

Changes in the Indian Provider Landscape | Article

Changes in the Indian Provider Landscape | Article

If one theme runs through the current presidential campaign in the U.S., it’s that the country needs fixing. That is the opposite of the mood of Indian business leaders at February’s meeting of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), according to Alsbridge CEO Ben Trowbridge. “There’s a great current of optimism in […]

Enterprise Service Transformation: The Holistic Approach that Increases Efficiency, Revenue and Customer Loyalty | Article

Enterprise Service Transformation: The Holistic Approach that Increases Efficiency, Revenue and Customer Loyalty | Article

Wipro Voice – Enterprise Service Transformation Writwik Nanda, global lead, SAP CRM, Business Transformation Group for Wipro Technologies explains why using consumerization to transform an organization’s service business can increase customer loyalty and turn this support area into a revenue generator, as well. In most companies, the service organization is an island, a self-contained operation separated […]

When Should You Begin to Prepare for the End of an Outsourcing Contract? | Article

When Should You Begin to Prepare for the End of an Outsourcing Contract? | Article

Hint: 12 Months Out is TOO Late When should you start working on your next outsourcing contract? Many organizations do not address the end of a contract until the last year of its term. The notification period in the contract, typically six t-to12 months, usually triggers this discussion. However I believe this is a mistake. […]

The Nine Shock Waves That Will Hit BPO in the Next 24 Months | Article

The Nine Shock Waves That Will Hit BPO in the Next 24 Months | Article

The big headline in BPO:  The continuing global economic changes are causing a paradigm shift in the way organizations are doing business, according to Dinanath Kholkar, Head, BFS & INS, BPO Services, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). “Higher returns on investments, faster turnaround times and the need to reach out to emerging markets are the need […]

Less Haste, More Speed:  Improving the ROI on Outsourcing Transactions

Less Haste, More Speed: Improving the ROI on Outsourcing Transactions

Despite quantum improvements to outsourcing deals and governance over the past 10 to 15 years, when it comes to achieving outsourcing excellence there’s still plenty of opportunity. Part of the challenge is that once the decision is made to outsource or change providers, the clock starts ticking….fast. It takes real discipline to know when to […]

Sophisticated Outsourcers, Ineffective Change Managers | Article

Sophisticated Outsourcers, Ineffective Change Managers | Article

At the most basic level, the challenge with change management is that everyone knows it’s important, even that it’s make or break to the success of outsourcing engagements, but very few actually know what it is or how to do it. Even the most outsourcing-sophisticated organizations fall short in their change management activities. Sourcing change […]

Outsourcing Service Providers Craft FAO Offerings for the Midmarket Keen on Cost Savings | Article

Outsourcing Service Providers Craft FAO Offerings for the Midmarket Keen on Cost Savings | Article

Improving Processes, Going Offshore Best Ways to Reduce G&A Costs Outsourcing service providers servicing the midmarket (defined here as companies with $1billion to $3 billion in annual revenues) face challenges that differ from working with large corporate buyers. How do they provide the same type of services as they do for enterprises and stay profitable, […]

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

New delivery models, new pricing models, service providers’ new marketing strategies, moving up the value chain to intellectual arbitrage, new technologies, real-time customer interaction, globalization, and new standards and regulations – these factors set the stage for risks for buyers of outsourcing services in the next two to five years. (Read Forces of Change Shaping […]

Decision-Making Insights for Companies Outsourcing HR Functions | Article

Decision-Making Insights for Companies Outsourcing HR Functions | Article

HR outsourcing went through a shake-out over the past two years due to the continual issues around scope and other challenges that buyers and service providers encountered over the past decade. The dust has settled from the revamping efforts, but there are new challenges on the horizon. Here’s what your company needs to know for […]

100 Lessons Learned by Buyers of Outsourcing Services | White Paper

100 Lessons Learned by Buyers of Outsourcing Services | White Paper

In studying outsourcing relationships through Outsourcing Center’s annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards program since 1996, Outsourcing Center has aggregated and analyzed the lessons learned – mistakes and successes – by hundreds of buyers of outsourcing services. These 100 lessons learned focus on issues related to each phase in the outsourcing life cycle – provider selection, contract […]