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Service level agreements (SLAs) play two important roles in an outsourcing arrangement. They set the stage for the service provider’s accountability, and they are the major factor in determining the price of the service. The buyer of outsourced services can achieve a comfort level that it’s getting what it pays for if it regularly monitors […]
New capabilities, like cloud computing, software-as-a-service, mobile device web access, and data center virtualization and consolidation, are significantly changing both the possibilities and the complexities of outsourcing IT functions. Analysts predict radical change in the shape of IT “factory” functions such as end-user support and help-desk services. However, an Information Week survey notes that almost […]
Flexibility started early. This was a ground-breaking contract in 1999. With no paradigm, it didn’t take long for the two to realize they made a mistake in scope. Flexibility allowed a 180-degree term. Eleven years later the relationship is going strong, thanks to its flexibility.
UK Insurance Company’s Outsourcing Success Combines Cost Savings with Long-Term Efficiency Increases | Article
Changes in technology and the business landscape and new government regulations forced Equity Insurance Group to implement strategic changes to remain competitive. Offshoring to WNS was so successful the parties added gain-sharing in the second contract.
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.
Companies are facing new considerations in their decision making at different points in the life cycle of outsourcing. Pricing models, controllability of offshored work, managing outsourcing relationships, and a new source of value creation will impact decisions in 2009. But the biggest impact on decision making will come from a watershed event regarding platform BPO, which occurred in 2008. Here’s what you need to know to be ready for outsourcing decisions in these aspects.
Nearly everyone is talking about innovation in outsourcing. In this article, experts share their insights on the hindrances and best practices surrounding innovation objectives.
During the eight-year relationship of Sovereign Bank and its outsourcing service provider, Trammell Crow Company (TCC), the bank grew dramatically from mergers and acquisitions. For TCC, which handles all the bank’s real estate services throughout its financial services market (the northeast and mid-Atlantic states in the US), the growth from 130 properties to more than 600 properties required a high level of flexibility and expertise.