A decade of outsourcing to reduce costs has left many firms with poorly understood, cluttered application portfolios. Other firms have lost in-house expertise or been left with out-of-date documentation due to downsizing. Facing intense global competition and digital age users with ever-growing expectations, the time has come for CIOs to regain control of their IT […]
Insurance providers, laboring under legacy systems built up over decades, are in desperate need of systems transformation to compete for new customers and business in a rapidly evolving industry. But building a traditional business case for IT systems modernization, based upon the justification that consolidating aging and redundant legacy systems will reduce maintenance, support, upgrade […]
In the world of IT, Cloud has been the media darling, taking center stage in every conversation and publication. While it’s true that Cloud is a major trend in and of itself, its adoption has caused a domino effect in the industry as a whole. The advent of utility-based pricing, in combination with a more […]
Outsourcing Excellence Award – Best Global Services: Carillion PLC and Accenture Carillion PLC is a leading support services company. It operates in a highly competitive industry where achieving its margin targets demands a rigorous approach to controlling costs and delivering profitable growth. Carillion’s disparate processes and underlying systems were a potential obstacle to that growth. […]
For the most part, industry experts say the midmarket is poised for significant growth in outsourcing during the next five years. However, some point out that the nature of midsized companies may hinder growth. Outsourcing Center interviewed providers and advisors serving the midmarket regarding upcoming changes in this market and the risks and challenges that […]
Small and midsized businesses often have the same human resources challenges that much larger companies have. They grow by acquisition and have to standardize their human resources (HR) when they get a new family member. They have to change how they approach HR when they become global enterprises. Outsourcing often provides the answer. But it […]
Software. Hardware. Complete. Oracle On Demand is the premiere cloud service for Oracle software. Operating the world’s largest Oracle cloud with over 250,000 CPUs, Oracle On Demand customers get increased business performance faster, with reduced risk, and at a lower cost. Oracle On Demand has been serving customers for over a decade. With over 20,000 […]
Companies are placing more focus on ensuring software products deliver real impact to business needs and also growth to the business, observes Mohammed Haque, Genpact’s Vice President and Head, Enterprise Solutions Service practice. It’s more than just acquiring software for operations; the focus is now on getting the most value out of software assets and […]
Technology enables business change, but it doesn’t drive it. Jim Stikeleather, Chief Technology Officer at Dell Perot Systems, says change doesn’t happen unless there is an economic value. And that’s why cloud computing will make such a huge impact on outsourced services. It changes companies’ ability to consume IT. “This will create a very different […]
2009 should be a busy year for transformation, according to our experts. This story explains how business transformation outsourcing will impact buyers, suppliers, and the deals themselves. It also includes a formula for success in today’s business climate.
The New Focus on the Midmarket: Why Buyers and Suppliers Are Excited About the New Possibilities | Article
The midmarket has become the next Holy Grail of outsourcing. This article describes the three reasons why the midmarket will be hot in 2009. It outlines how buyers are driving the market and why suppliers are now finding this market profitable.
When a legacy payroll system and its supplier became a burden to an Australian food company, it had to decide what to do: bring the process back in house or find an outsourcing partner. The company selected Aussiepay’s hosted ASP model. The result: the company cut its weekly payroll time in half and reduced administration tasks with self-service, in addition to being able to interface directly with government tax offices.
The province of Alberta deregulated its retail energy markets in 2001. ENMAX Energy, an energy retailer in Alberta, Canada, faced a dilemma: It had a strong presence in the electricity market but its customers wanted a total energy solution that included natural gas. Outsourcing solved the immediate need to add natural gas to the mix and helped ENMAX grow its business.
In 2005 the housing market was hot. Mortgage lenders received more applications than they could handle. But in Miami they were not getting motivated, dependable, high-quality staff to process mortgage applications and the attendant materials that accompanies them. Outsourcing to India expedited loans and eliminated mistakes.
An Outsourcing Solution for Consumer-Directed Healthcare that Payors Cannot Afford to Ignore | Article
Consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) is causing payors to determine how to meet the challenge of adjusting existing technology so it services individual clients, not just groups. Payors have four choices. One of those, a CDH defined-care platform in an outsourced model is finding great success in the marketplace. Here’s why.
Insurance carriers with under $300 million in premiums face major challenges in adopting outsourcing because of their complex processes and products and intense government regulation. Here are some things to think about to insure outsourcing success.