Tag: Sarbanes Oxley

The F&A Forecast: 14 Challenges and Six Solutions | Article

The F&A Forecast: 14 Challenges and Six Solutions | Article

The finance and accounting function, along with HR, have traditionally been the BPO processes that companies testing the waters of outsourcing get wet with first. Today “transactional outsourcing has been leveled to a simple commodity,” says Michael J. Alfonsi, Managing Director, BancTec Financial Transaction Services. So what are FAO’s challenges 20 years later? Processes are […]

100 Lessons Learned by Buyers of Outsourcing Services | White Paper

100 Lessons Learned by Buyers of Outsourcing Services | White Paper

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 […]

Evaluating Success in an Outsourcing Relationship | Article

Evaluating Success in an Outsourcing Relationship | Article

Many companies don’t achieve the anticipated outcomes in their outsourcing initiatives because they don’t take the right steps up front. Here’s how the fifth-largest homebuilder in the United States built an outstanding outsourcing relationship that produced the outcomes the client wanted.

Hosted Instant Messaging Provider Improves Financial Firms’ Real-Time Communications | Article

Hosted Instant Messaging Provider Improves Financial Firms’ Real-Time Communications | Article

Grace Financial Group, a securities broker-dealer, had a big problem: the exploding use of Instant Messaging (IM), a useful tool that presented a myriad of under-addressed security, regulatory, and confidentiality problems. The small firm had neither the human nor financial resources to deal with these challenges, so it outsourced the task. The result: it replaced chaos with order, compliance, and security.

Gotchas For SMB Insurance Companies | Article

Gotchas For SMB Insurance Companies | Article

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.

What You Need to Know to Avoid Outsourcing Risks in 2007 | Article

What You Need to Know to Avoid Outsourcing Risks in 2007 | Article

The outsourcing industry is changing, and there are some new risks. This article is full of tips for mitigating risks in six elements of outsourcing.

Seven Trends in Offshore Outsourcing for 2007 and Why They Matter | Article

Seven Trends in Offshore Outsourcing for 2007 and Why They Matter | Article

Offshore outsourcing is changing dramatically. Read about the changes and their implications for buyers and providers of outsourced services.

Trends Highlight Changes in the Way Companies Will Do IT Outsourcing in 2007 | Article

Trends Highlight Changes in the Way Companies Will Do IT Outsourcing in 2007 | Article

IT outsourcing is no longer a commodity. Here’s a run-down of recent trends demonstrating IT outsourcing is becoming integral to top-line growth. Read about new business models, new functions being outsourced, and other changes that will impact ITO deals next year.

Speech Applications and Security | White Paper

Speech Applications and Security | White Paper

Costs for organizations that must deal with a security breach of any kind can be devastating, but the requirements necessary to implement and maintain a secure speech installation is new ground for virtually any IT organization. Convergys has proven techniques to alleviate the risk of security breaches.

Reduce risk and improve productivity through efficient record-keeping | White Paper

Reduce risk and improve productivity through efficient record-keeping | White Paper

The term “records management” use to suggest a world of dusty filing cabinets. However, the rapid growth of information used to transact business and the increase in both public and private sector regulation are creating an urgent need for a structured approach.

Do Companies Lose or Improve Controls When They Outsource Financial Processes? | Article

Do Companies Lose or Improve Controls When They Outsource Financial Processes? | Article

A new study from Accenture and The Economist discovered outsourcing and effective governance can co-exist. In fact, 43 percent reported outsourcing raised the quality of governance and compliance for financial processes at their organizations.

Mellon Treasury Insights | White Paper

Mellon Treasury Insights | White Paper

SOX and other risk factors have further complicated the already intensive disbursements process. Learn why many companies are seeking outside expertise to improve control over their payments and mitigate risk.

The Sarbanes-Oxley/Outsourcing Intersection: An Introduction | White Paper

The Sarbanes-Oxley/Outsourcing Intersection: An Introduction | White Paper

Companies are now able to determine the cost of complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. What effect will the new law have on outsourcing? Michael Mensik and Robert Garesis of Baker & McKenzie share their insights.

How Leading Companies Avoid Being Bitten by Telecom Expenses | Article

How Leading Companies Avoid Being Bitten by Telecom Expenses | Article

Voice and data communication–the fourth-largest operating expense for most companies–has historically not been managed in a rational way. But outsourcing solutions are now evolving to a compelling value proposition with a Total communication Management model.

Sub 1% Finance & Accounting | White Paper

Sub 1% Finance & Accounting | White Paper

A well-run finance and accounting operation should run below 1 percent of revenue. However, many companies are spending more because of using legacy systems and processing routine transactions that do not add value. Capgemini explains how outsourcing this process can lower the costs to below 1 percent. Click here to download this white paper

Best Practice Tips from Indian Experts | Article

Best Practice Tips from Indian Experts | Article

7 tips for ensuring your data security