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A.T. Kearney Study Compares U.S. Cities and Latin America for Offshore Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

In addition to great beaches, Latin America is also becoming a popular offshore outsourcing destination. How do Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico compare to Tier 2 cities in the United States? A.T. Kearney’s annual study, while global in scope, attempts to compare them from a regional perspective. The company ranked Brazil the No. …

New Contact Center Management Solution Enables Social CRM, Streamlines Processes, and Ensures Cost-Effective Flexibility | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Today’s contact centers drive revenue and build customer relationships. Management of processes in those centers (whether outsourced, hybrid, or internal centers) is now easier and less costly using VContactCenter. This new CRM solution also facilitates capturing and managing data from social media such as Twitter, makes it easy to segment data, and provides multi-language yet standard capabilities for globalization.

Outsourcing Alleviates Logistical Growing Pains | Article

Outsourcing Center, Bruce McCracken, Business Writer

Success threatened Wellington Technologies. The HP maintenance provider signed a big contract, but the scope of the win was beyond the capabilities of its existing parts delivery system. And the fact that its parts delivery agreement had penalties didn’t help. After paying those penalties, the company outsourced to meet its delivery challenges and enhance its capabilities.

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

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

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. …

Supply Chain Changes: Going Green and Going Global | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Going global and going green are two new directions supply chain outsourcing is heading. Like other BPO processes, IT and services are converging. And our experts see two new areas for supplier growth. Here’s what else the experts expect. Going global: the move to right-shoring Navanit Samaiyar, Senior Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain services …

Social Media: How Will It Change Outsourcing? | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Kids have been tweating and creating Facebook pages for years. But over the last 12 months, social media has become a new tool of the business world. For the first time outsourcing buyers are asking their suppliers “for social media solutions to help them out, specifically in customer care,” reports Mike Wooden, Senior Vice President, …

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

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

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 …

The Nuts and Bolts of Collaborative Outsourcing Relationships | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

This article examines three outsourcing relationships and presents the nuts and bolts that enable collaboration. The three relationships share their keys for successful collaboration from the aspects of service provider selection criteria, aligning interests for the long term, and effective communication.

How Sophisticated Consumers, Globalization, and the Economy are Changing How Companies Compete | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Changes in the global economy and new demands by consumers have radically altered the business landscape, according to M.S. Krishnan. In light of four game-changing trends, he believes companies must focus on the centrality of the individual and on access to resources, not ownership of them, or what he calls N=1 and R=G. Read about how to apply his recipe for success.

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