Tag: midsize business

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, […]

Business Process as a Service – The Next Wave of BPO Delivery | Article

Business Process as a Service – The Next Wave of BPO Delivery | Article

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 […]

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions | Article

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions | Article

What will be the speed of adoption of outsourced cloud computing solutions over the next five years? How will the cloud evolve and change outsourcing arrangements? How can buyers of outsourcing services optimize their cloud opportunities and manage the risks? Outsourcing Center interviewed industry executives about developments in outsourced cloud computing solutions. In this article […]

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

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 […]

Risks and Complexities in Outsourcing Decisions in the Midmarket | Article

Risks and Complexities in Outsourcing Decisions in the Midmarket | Article

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 […]

Latisys – Meeting Clients’ Infrastructure Challenges | Service Provider

Latisys – Meeting Clients’ Infrastructure Challenges | Service Provider

Latisys was founded in June, 2007 as Managed Data Holdings LLC (MDH), in conjunction with two high-quality private equity investors: Great Hill Partners and Catalyst Investors. Strategically, Latisys is aimed at the operation of enterprise-class data centers across Tier I and Tier II markets in the United States to meet the increasing demand for managed […]

Dataprise Becomes the Outsourced IT Department for Small and Medium Businesses | Article

Dataprise Becomes the Outsourced IT Department for Small and Medium Businesses | Article

Companies both large and small often choose to outsource their IT departments so they can concentrate on their core businesses. But small and medium businesses (SMBs) have additional challenges. Danya International, a public service company that delivers solutions to government and commercial clients addressing pressing social issues, is a good example. It wanted to focus […]

Sonoco Found HR Outsourcing Has Changed to Serve Midsized Firms Better | Article

Sonoco Found HR Outsourcing Has Changed to Serve Midsized Firms Better | Article

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 […]

How Outsourcing Sales Tax Management Helps SMBs | Article

How Outsourcing Sales Tax Management Helps SMBs | Article

No corporation wants to pay egregiously high fines or risk a government audit for violating sales tax laws. Outsourcing is a good way to make sure someone knowledgeable keeps up with the confusing welter of laws. Here is the story of how outsourcing helped one manufacturer expand its geographic reach.

An Outsourced Way to Move to the Cloud (Almost) Free | Article

An Outsourced Way to Move to the Cloud (Almost) Free | Article

Outsourcing saves buyers money through lower cost. Outsourcing really saves money if the service is free. To allow organizations to take advantage of low-cost IT infrastructure outsourcing, Appistry provides a software solution that helps companies move their applications to the cloud. The company provides its software at no cost to small and medium-sized users. “We […]

How Verticalization and Business Process Utilities Will Impact Outsourced Services | Article

How Verticalization and Business Process Utilities Will Impact Outsourced Services | Article

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 […]

How and Why Cloud Computing Will Change Outsourcing Services | Article

How and Why Cloud Computing Will Change Outsourcing Services | Article

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 […]

Provider Streamlines Functions for SMB Insurers | Article

Provider Streamlines Functions for SMB Insurers | Article

Owners of two small insurance companies knew the key to growth was finding cheaper ways to do business. The answer was outsourcing. But in 2005 there were few domestic providers serving the SMB sector since most providers focused on the big ticket buyers. They insured their growth by working with a Chinese supplier.

Editor’s Corner: Sudip Banerjee, Larsen &Toubro Infotech Ltd | Article

Sudip Banerjee is the CEO of L&T Infotech, which NASSCOM rated as one of the 10 top software and services exporters. Banerjee was a member of the founding team at Wipro. He reminisces about the early days, explains why he still believes India is the number-one offshore location today, and shares what he learned from the life of India’s past president.

The New Focus on the Midmarket: Why Buyers and Suppliers Are Excited About the New Possibilities | Article

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.

Outsourcer Puts Spice in Australian Food Company’s Hosted Payroll | Article

Outsourcer Puts Spice in Australian Food Company’s Hosted Payroll | Article

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.