Tag: labor arbitrage
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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.
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
Internal Shared Services vs.. BPO – which is best, and how to maximize their impact?