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Outcome-based Pricing: A Growing BPO Trend | Article

Outcome-based Pricing: A Growing BPO Trend | Article

Outsourcing the back office has been around for decades. But today there is a new way service providers are actually charging for these BPO services. It’s called outcome-based pricing. “Outcome-based pricing is a growing trend,” observes Dennis Winkler, head of the BPO practice for Alsbridge. He predicts in the near future most mortgage loan originations […]

Mix-and-Match Assets: How to Ensure You’re Buying True Business Outcomes | Article

Mix-and-Match Assets: How to Ensure You’re Buying True Business Outcomes | Article

If you’re like many companies that are outsourcing business processes and evaluating your technology options, then you’re probably buying products and services separately. In other words, whether you’re outsourcing Accounts Payable, Order Management or any other process, your provider would typically deliver a made-from-scratch product topped with best practices and complementary services to meet your […]

Technology Benefits in BPO: Are They Real? | Article

Technology Benefits in BPO: Are They Real? | Article

Wipro Point of View: T is for Technology, Totality, and Tads Technology has been a cog in the BPO wheel for a while. Today technology is seated at the core of all major BPO deals. Cost benefits are now a given Expectations from outsourcing services are more qualitative in nature Despite the shaken-up economy, BPO […]

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 […]

Audio: Why Businesses are Turning to BPO for More than Bottom-Line Savings | Article

Audio: Why Businesses are Turning to BPO for More than Bottom-Line Savings | Article

Peter Bendor-Samuel, Everest Group CEO, discusses how strategic BPO services can help grow your business even while driving bottom-line savings.

Forces of Change Shaping Outsourcing Solutions | Article

Forces of Change Shaping Outsourcing Solutions | Article

Like a pre-storm sky, a look at the investments outsourcing service providers are currently undertaking presents evidence of tremendous change over the next five years. They’re mapping out a new course, and buyers of outsourcing services need to understand where providers are headed so they can make informed decisions. Outsourcing Center asked 12 leading ITO […]

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 […]

Outsourcing Experts Discuss New Flexible Pricing Models | Article

Outsourcing Experts Discuss New Flexible Pricing Models | Article

Outsourcing Center assembled a panel of industry experts to discuss the changes in outsourcing contracts and pricing models over the next two to five years. Their insights reveal buyers and providers will approach outsourcing initiatives differently than in the past. Q. Outsourcing pricing models and contract vehicles have evolved over the past few years. How […]

Decision-Making Insights for Companies Outsourcing HR Functions | Article

Decision-Making Insights for Companies Outsourcing HR Functions | Article

HR outsourcing went through a shake-out over the past two years due to the continual issues around scope and other challenges that buyers and service providers encountered over the past decade. The dust has settled from the revamping efforts, but there are new challenges on the horizon. Here’s what your company needs to know for […]

How to Surpass Competitors with a Global Delivery Network | Event

How to Surpass Competitors with a Global Delivery Network | Event

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 1:30 p.m. CST; 2:30 p.m. EST; 7:30 p.m. GMT This Webinar has ended. Click here to download the deck. Ready to increase operational efficiency, reduce cost and risk, and increase profitability? Join us for this educational Webinar to learn how to successfully develop an outcome-based unified global delivery network that […]

The Challenges of Automating Accounts Payable | Article

The Challenges of Automating Accounts Payable | Article

Mayer Electric, a fast-growing electrical supplies distributor in the Southeast United States, realized it had to automate its accounts payable (AP) process. It had 900 people in eight states using a manual system. Last year Mayer Electric paid thousands of its suppliers about $560 million. “We look at Mayer Electric as a brand. How we […]

Combating the “Hidden” Costs of Managing Outsourcing | Article

Combating the “Hidden” Costs of Managing Outsourcing | Article

Industry media, especially over the past two years, often points out that a significantly high number of outsourcing arrangements do not deliver the promised cost savings due to “hidden” costs associated with managing the relationship. This is especially true, the reports state, in outsourcing relationships with an offshore delivery component, where administrative costs increase due […]

How Outsourcing Service Providers Enable Business Growth through IT Infrastructure Transformation | Article

How Outsourcing Service Providers Enable Business Growth through IT Infrastructure Transformation | Article

Wipro Voice: A conversation with Deepak Jain, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Technology Infrastructure Services, and Member, Wipro Council for Industry Research According to Deepak Jain, President and Global Head, Technology Infrastructure Services, now is the time enterprises that want to remain competitive should consider IT infrastructure transformation. Why now? “The CIO/CTO organizations have […]

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Getting from A to Z (from the current state of outsourcing relationships to the future state of how relationships will need to work in order to bring about the outcomes that buyers demand) is not an easy path, and some providers will fall away during that journey. In addition, cloud computing changes the entire picture. […]

Finance and Accounting Outsourcing of the Future: More Technology-Enabled Processes and a New Supplier Landscape | Article

Finance and Accounting Outsourcing of the Future: More Technology-Enabled Processes and a New Supplier Landscape | Article

Verticalization. Major changes in the supplier landscape. Melding process and technology to boost FAO processes to the next level. Here is what our experts are predicting. Ritesh Idnani, Vice President and Head, Global Sales and Marketing for Infosys BPO, believes finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) will grow because of four drivers: the deepening of current […]