2000 was the year of the BPO mega deals. BPO deals are getting larger and we will see more of that, says Tom White, global managing partner for BPO outsourcing at Arthur Andersen (AA), a Big 5 accounting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. These outsourcing contracts ranged from $350 million to over $1 billion. And they were long range contracts, spanning a decade. The mega deals included: General Motors (GM) with Arthur Andersen BP Amoco with Exult, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen Nortel with PricewaterhouseCoopers Bank of America with Exult White says AA’s contract with GM was unique because it was the first time a vendor concluded a finance and accounting contract that brought 17 different countries together in one shared services center. Employees at AA’s shared services center in Barcelona, Spain had to centralize the languages and cultures of those countries into a seamless BPO process.
January 1, 2001 | 0 comments
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