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Insurance Carriers, Take Note: Explosive Growth Is No Accident

Outsourcing Center, Barbara Lewis, Business Writer

Cultivating a productive 1:1 customer engagement demands integrated data Outdated, paper-based processes, information silos and legacy systems have been the bane of insurance carriers for years, hampering not only the efficiency of their internal operations, but also impacting the way they engage with agents and customers. For example, if it’s too complicated for independent agents …

Five Signs That You Might Need to Outsource

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

If you’ve been able to resist outsourcing while the world around you is doing it, that’s great. However, it might be a good idea to start looking at the outsourcing option if you’re seeing one or more of the following happening in your company. 1. You just can’t find the right people. If you find …

Leading Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services

Outsourcing Center, Staff Writer

Taking the IT outsourcing plunge is nothing to take lightly. But what’s really holding you back? Often it’s fear of the unknown, along with fear of losing full control, that keeps you from experiencing the many benefits outsourcing can bring. But if you look around, you’ll likely see your competitors are doing it — and …

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Outsourcing Center, Staff Writer

Robotics, Analytics or Multi-channel enagagement? This report explores the innovative practices businesses are implementing in their outsourcing agreements. It is based on 100 in-depth interviews with senior outsourcing buyers. More than four fifths (83%) of buyers say they have experienced innovation in their outsourcing relationships Nine in ten (92%) say their outsourcing partners want to …

On the Edge-Disruption in Big Data Analysis and Business Models

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

It’s 2014, and Big Data analysis is still big news. Businesses in every market segment are scrambling to use this insight to create “right-time” experiences for their customers and internal staff. When done well, Big Data analysis gives companies a clear competitive advantage. However, for many organizations, Big Data efforts have gone awry, transforming the …

New Buyer Demands and SMAC Are Changing Both Providers and BPO | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

BPO, the outsourcing constant, is continually changing. Here’s the constant: Service providers in 2014 “have to live up to evolved client demands, increased competition and a rapidly changing regulatory environment,” notes Sanjay Jain, chief strategy officer, WNS Global Services. What’s changing is how they are meeting their evergreen challenges…and some new ones, too. Here’s how. …

Why ConAgra Foods Decided to Outsource HR Analytics After Doing It In house

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

This is the second article in a series on how companies are using Big Data to gain critical business insights. ConAgra Foods, a food maker based in Omaha, Nebraska, started its journey to using predictive analysis in an incremental way. The company, whose brands include Healthy Choice, Banquet, Orville Redenbacher’s, Marie Callender’s and Chef Boyardee, …

Five Reasons Why Non-US Providers Are Beefing Up Their US Centers

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Non-US-based outsourcing service providers are currently beefing up their US operations. A constellation of events are making this beneficial for both outsourcing buyers and providers. “Every provider wants a US presence,” observes Denis Winkler, Director at Alsbridge. “And if they already have a presence, it’s growing.” Some of the factors creating this new geographical attitude …

How Big Data is Becoming Predictive, Helping Executives Make Better Decisions | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Businesses have always wanted a crystal ball to predict the future. Now they can almost have one if they combine Big Data, analytic prowess and deep domain and process knowledge. For the first time, analytics is becoming predictive and can help executives make less risky decisions that affect their corporate futures. The key is you …

Social Media and Mobile Collaboration: Game Changer for Financial Services Industry | Article

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

For centuries, banks have built their business models on the foundation of customer confidentiality. Secrecy and security are by-words in the world of banking. How can they be expected to embrace social media, a platform where things appear to be “open” and “public”? There is much for banks and financial institutions to worry about when …

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