Tag: value

Study: U.S. Companies Prefer “Farshore” to Nearshore Outsourcing, Send Higher Value Work Abroad | Article

Study: U.S. Companies Prefer “Farshore” to Nearshore Outsourcing, Send Higher Value Work Abroad | Article

For all the talk of the new allure of nearshore or even stateside outsourcing, most U.S. companies today still prefer to base their service operations half a world away, according to researchers at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the International Offshoring Research Network’s (ORN) Project at Duke University’s Fuqua School […]

BPO THOUGHT SPOT | White Paper

BPO THOUGHT SPOT | White Paper

Welcome to this edition of BPO Thought Spot — providing you with meaningful thought leadership on the latest trends, innovations and practices in the outsourcing space. The world of outsourcing is evolving to meet the changing needs of today’s business. What began as a method of achieving labor arbitrage is transforming into a dynamic way for […]

Defining, Maximizing and Measuring IT’s Business Value | Article

Defining, Maximizing and Measuring IT’s Business Value | Article

Wipro Voice: A Discussion with Deepak Jain, Senior Vice President and Head of TIS “You can see computers everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” — Robert Solow, Economist The CEO wants to know how to transform IT from a cost center to a game changer. The CIO wants to run IT like a business. The […]

Part 4: Hints for Selecting an MSP for both Mature and Beginning Buyers | Article

Part 4: Hints for Selecting an MSP for both Mature and Beginning Buyers | Article

Fifteen years ago outsourcing buyers wanted to pool their contingent labor needs so they could clearly see their spend, recalls Lisa Fitzgerald, senior director within the contingent workforce practice of Kelly OCG. “We put them on standard rate cards and cut their expenses 20 percent on average the first year,” she recalls. “Moving to a […]

Monsoon Season for BPO: An Updated Weather Report about Outsourcing’s Near-Term Future | Article

Monsoon Season for BPO: An Updated Weather Report about Outsourcing’s Near-Term Future | Article

During the heat of the August monsoon, I traveled to New Delhi to speak at the NASSCOM BPO Strategy Summit. The sights, smells and intensity of India never cease to amaze and delight me. I speak at conferences all over the world including world-class events hosted by Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) and IAOP. All three […]

Biggest Challenges in Maintaining Superior Service Levels in Outsourcing Relationships | Article

Biggest Challenges in Maintaining Superior Service Levels in Outsourcing Relationships | Article

Outsourcing rookies, of course, face many challenges in achieving their desired return on investment because their deals often lack one or more elements that are foundational to success. And all outsourcing relationships encounter challenges that arise in unanticipated situations. But what about experienced buyers and relationships that are more mature? What issues arise in their […]

BPO Study’s Surprising Findings on Value and Long-Term Intent in Outsourcing Relationships | Article

BPO Study’s Surprising Findings on Value and Long-Term Intent in Outsourcing Relationships | Article

Buyers of outsourcing services want their service providers to invest in technologies that bring continual improvement to the outsourced processes. Providers want to invest only where it is also beneficial to their margins in the long run. Therein lies a conflict. Are there reliable predictors of a buyer’s intent for a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship […]

The Interconnected Enterprise | White Paper

The Interconnected Enterprise | White Paper

Business processes, when not fully optimized, result in value leakages. This leads to suboptimal financial and operational performance making enterprises reactive and less competitive. This paper illustrates how enterprises can use business processes as a lever to drive business growth and achieve best-in-class performance. Smart Enterprise Processes (SEPSM), Genpact’s Business Process Management framework, can make […]

Level of Trust Impacts Effectiveness of Outsourcing Communication | Article

Level of Trust Impacts Effectiveness of Outsourcing Communication | Article

Ask 10 buyers of outsourcing services for their keys to success in communicating with their service providers, and you’ll hear 10 different answers because, of course, the effectiveness of communication depends on the individuals involved. Some will also say it depends on whether they’re communicating about day-to-day operations, conflicts or opportunities. Others will comment that […]

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.

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Outsourcing Center asked leading outsourcing service providers about their predictions as to the biggest changes that will impact outsourcing buyers over the next five years. Their answers clearly point to a need for buyers to alter their thinking about how, when, and why they engage with providers of outsourced services. Extreme performance requires elasticity Joanne […]

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

New delivery models, new pricing models, service providers’ new marketing strategies, moving up the value chain to intellectual arbitrage, new technologies, real-time customer interaction, globalization, and new standards and regulations – these factors set the stage for risks for buyers of outsourcing services in the next two to five years. (Read Forces of Change Shaping […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hot Spots for Growth in Outsourcing | Article

Hot Spots for Growth in Outsourcing | Article

Which industries will experience a surge in outsourcing in the next few years, and what risks will buyers of those services face? Are there business processes or functions that will begin turning to outsourcing in the next two to five years? What value opportunities and risks will they bring? In what geographic regions will companies […]