Ritesh Idnani is the chief operating officer of Infosys BPO and one of the 15 members of the executive leadership team at the Infosys group of companies. He successfully helped scale Infosys’s BPO business from $43 million in FY 2005 to $427 million in FY 2010. Based in New York City, Idnani focuses on managing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Data collected by Blazent reveals significant errors in the typical controls used for IT outsourcing governance. The result is expensive manual processes and inaccuracies that lead to time-consuming reconciliation exercises, yield inaccurate data, and are very expensive. Without a trusted baseline, disputes are inevitable, and there is no solid foundation for their resolution. This paper […]
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 […]
Performance metrics are a measure of an organization’s activities and performance. All too often, the measures that focus on day-to-day operations have no relevance to the end reality, according to Nagendra P. Bandaru. He discusses how to create the correct SLAs.
Cost and price. It’s crucial that buyers understand both when it comes to outsourcing. What is the cost of providing business services internally? What elements comprise that cost? What is the price for comparable services from an outsourcing service provider? What cost elements affect the provider’s price? For the service levels it commits to perform, […]
Outsourcing Center’s 2009 Outsourcing Excellence Awards program revealed trends in how buyers are structuring and modifying service level agreements (SLAs). This paper presents lessons learned in structuring SLAs and best practices in tying penalties to SLAs. This information is examined in light of two different points in time in an outsourcing relationship: (1) when structuring […]
What are the real risks in offshoring both ITO and BPO work? Professor Ravi Aron, John Hopkins University, says understanding those risks helps buyers set up procedures to make their offshore engagements more successful.
How do you hire 1,000 human resource employees ASAP when you’re the untested new kid on the block? That was the challenge Visteon Corporation faced right before Ford spun off the automobile parts manufacturer. Manpower Business Solutions helped the newcomer fill its roster and cut its time to hire 50 percent.
OMFN Knew It Selected the Right Supplier When Perot Systems Expertly Handled a Deluge of Volume During Migration | Article
Old Mutual had earned the unhappy moniker: the worst in the industry. It outsourced to become competitive. During the first two migrations, events conspired to triple volume. Read how the two partners learned to work together under the crushing volumes.
There are handbooks and summits to help you learn about the Outsourcing Life Cycle. There are consultants who put their knowledge at your disposal to formulate requirements, advise which terms and conditions to include in agreements, and negotiate deals on your behalf. All of which make it straightforward to develop an outsourcing agreement, right? Learn […]
This paper by examines challenges for offering services on a utility-based computing basis and looks at a case study of a service provider that was able to efficiently measure and report on services quality and costs with the Digital Fuel‘s SLA management software.
For service providers. This free whitepaper addresses how providers can increase both margins and customer satisfaction through better management of business and contractual obligations. Prepared for Digital Fuel by Ian Hayes.