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, […]
Business process as a service (BPaaS) is emerging to be a BPO game-changer reminiscent of Software as a Service (SaaS) a decade ago. Specifically, BPaaS is adding arrows to organizations’ outsourcing quiver in how they approach their finance and accounting and other back-office functions. “Businesses that leverage traditional outsourcing deals are looking to move off […]
Charlie Bess, HP Fellow, HP Enterprise Services, says the outsourcing industry is facing “a different kind of IT and support environment than what we had just a few short years ago.” Here’s how he describes this new environment: More sensors deployed in more parts of a customer’s business giving organizations a deeper understanding of their […]
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 […]
New Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010 | 9:00 a.m. CST; 10:00 a.m. EST; 3:00 p.m. GMT This webinar has ended. Click here to download the handout. The need for building virtualized business models is driving and will continue to drive the need for outsourcing among enterprises. In the next 20-30 years, we will see companies […]
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 […]
Transparent pricing, highly standardized processes, vertical solutions. Companies will select service providers that deliver the best quality and value-add, not just the best price. “Increased adoption of standardized solutions in outcomes-based models will drive outsourcing to become more utility based,” says Don Schulman, General Manager, Finance and Administration at IBM. “And that becomes where the […]
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 […]
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.
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.
For their relationship and work to date, Catalina Restaurants and Accenture BPO Services won this year’s HROA Middle Market Relationship of the Year award. The editors at HROA Connections endeavored to learn some of the secrets of this award-winning relationship in this interview for their monthly publication. Click here to download this white paper
Today the Fortune 500 FAO market is facing lots of drama. That’s why most strategy analysts believe the real fortune and eventual future of FAO lies with working mid-market companies. This Compass paper explains how to operate in the mid-market FAO space: service providers must have the mentality of a commando, but the gumption to […]
Source One Provides End-to-End and On-Demand Strategic Sourcing Solution for Mid-market Companies | Article
Mid-size companies are limited in their ability to drive continuous improvements in cost and performance for strategic sourcing of goods and materials. And it’s too costly for companies to maintain domain expertise in every category of spend and keep up with current market in each area. Outsourcing to Source One solves these problems, and a contingency-based model for pricing based on a percentage of savings achieved provides even more value.
This paper by Infocrossing takes an up-close look at the use of ERP software in mid-size companies, assessing the unique challenges and identifying strategies that enable the desired return on investment (ROI). The paper answers questions mid-size companies need to know.
The Community Health Plan of Washington had an enviable problem: its growth rate topped 300 percent a year. It needed a supplier who could handle that growth. Adaptis, with offices in the US and India, was just what the doctor ordered.
L to R: Debra Floyd, COO, Outsourcing Center Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO and Master of Ceremonies, Everest Group Sarah Stockton, Marketing Coordinator, Outsourcing Center Michel Janssen, President, Supplier Solutions, Everest Group The Outsourcing Excellence Awards are an annual event. The awards remind me of a photograph at a birthday party. Years later, the picture offers […]