Tag: labor arbitrage

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 […]

Indian Providers and the Elusive Productivity Issue | Article

Indian Providers and the Elusive Productivity Issue | Article

Indian BPOs got their start competing on price. Now there are geographies that offer even lower prices. At the same time, buyers’ shopping criteria includes more than just price. How are BPOs adopting to the new pressures? Here are four major world trends affecting Indian BPOs and their productivity goals. 1.  The changing marketplace “The […]

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, […]

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Outsourcing Center asked leading outsourcing service providers about their predictions as to the biggest changes that will impact outsourcing buyers over the next five years. Their answers clearly point to a need for buyers to alter their thinking about how, when, and why they engage with providers of outsourced services. Extreme performance requires elasticity Joanne […]

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 […]

The Big Challenge that Will Reshape Outsourcing from 2011 – 2015 | Article

The Big Challenge that Will Reshape Outsourcing from 2011 – 2015 | Article

With industry experts predicting such a high degree of change in outsourcing over the next five years, Outsourcing Center asked Peter Bendor-Samuel, an industry pioneer and thought leader, for insights and predictions as to exactly where the industry is headed and what’s driving that movement. Bendor-Samuel, CEO and Founder of Everest Group, an advisory firm […]

Outsourcing Experts Discuss New Flexible Pricing Models | Article

Outsourcing Experts Discuss New Flexible Pricing Models | Article

Outsourcing Center assembled a panel of industry experts to discuss the changes in outsourcing contracts and pricing models over the next two to five years. Their insights reveal buyers and providers will approach outsourcing initiatives differently than in the past. Q. Outsourcing pricing models and contract vehicles have evolved over the past few years. How […]

Hot Spots for Growth in Outsourcing | Article

Hot Spots for Growth in Outsourcing | Article

Which industries will experience a surge in outsourcing in the next few years, and what risks will buyers of those services face? Are there business processes or functions that will begin turning to outsourcing in the next two to five years? What value opportunities and risks will they bring? In what geographic regions will companies […]

Why Holistic BPO Delivers Better Results | White Paper

Why Holistic BPO Delivers Better Results | White Paper

Taking a holistic approach to BPO services enables transformation, outcome-based solutions, and ensures a company will be able to support future business changes. This paper explains the change in mindset and approach that needs to occur in order to yield these results. Companies must move beyond a focus on labor arbitrage and the traditional view […]

Combating the “Hidden” Costs of Managing Outsourcing | Article

Combating the “Hidden” Costs of Managing Outsourcing | Article

Industry media, especially over the past two years, often points out that a significantly high number of outsourcing arrangements do not deliver the promised cost savings due to “hidden” costs associated with managing the relationship. This is especially true, the reports state, in outsourcing relationships with an offshore delivery component, where administrative costs increase due […]

How an Offshoring Relationship Grew from a Low-Cost Provider to Strategic Partner | Article

How an Offshoring Relationship Grew from a Low-Cost Provider to Strategic Partner | Article

Barclays Global Retail Bank wanted to consolidate its Indian suppliers. It bought a 50 percent share in Intelenet Global Services to accomplish that. By the time it sold its share, the two had developed such trust the bank allowed Intelenet to handle some processes end to end. That’s when the strategic value occurred.

Finance and Accounting Outsourcing of the Future: More Technology-Enabled Processes and a New Supplier Landscape | Article

Finance and Accounting Outsourcing of the Future: More Technology-Enabled Processes and a New Supplier Landscape | Article

Verticalization. Major changes in the supplier landscape. Melding process and technology to boost FAO processes to the next level. Here is what our experts are predicting. Ritesh Idnani, Vice President and Head, Global Sales and Marketing for Infosys BPO, believes finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) will grow because of four drivers: the deepening of current […]

What’s the Hot New Outsourcing Location for High Tech? The United States! | Article

What’s the Hot New Outsourcing Location for High Tech? The United States! | Article

A 2009 BDO Seidman study of American chief financial officers in the high-tech industry predicted there will be a decline in offshoring in 2009. The new hot location: the United States. Read why.

Procurement Process Outsourcing Proves Faster and Cheaper Than Hiring In-house Procurement Staff and They Can Do More Than Procurement | Article

Procurement Process Outsourcing Proves Faster and Cheaper Than Hiring In-house Procurement Staff and They Can Do More Than Procurement | Article

Neways, a multi-level marketing company, lacked staff with deep procurement skills. It chose to outsource the process to Smart Cube, an Indian supplier. The labor arbitrage saved 50 percent. But that’s not where the real value was; it was in the supplier’s vast domain knowledge.

Upcoming Changes in IT Infrastructure Outsourcing | Article

Upcoming Changes in IT Infrastructure Outsourcing | Article

The industry is now beginning to approach infrastructure from a stronger process orientation. This will dynamically alter the value proposition, offerings, pricing, and other aspects of infrastructure management. It is also causing infrastructure process reengineering. Here are the insights you need for outsourcing infrastructure over the next few years.

Shared Services for General and Administrative Functions: Deciding Between Internal and Outsourced Models | White Paper

Shared Services for General and Administrative Functions: Deciding Between Internal and Outsourced Models | White Paper

Internal Shared Services vs.. BPO – which is best, and how to maximize their impact?