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ERP Ties All Systems Together | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The two Brits were lured by the siren call of the constant sunshine. Bahad and his partner started Dataforce Corporation in 1993 as a marketing vehicle for their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consultancy…

Lowering the Cost of People | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Initially, the e-commerce world was peopleless; there was a manufacturer and a consumer and almost no one in-between. Ironically, it is becoming clear that what is going to separate successful companies from unsuccessful ones in the evolving e-commerce world will be people. Outsourcing makes this possible.

Counting on Communication | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

From the Editor: Outsourcing drove down costs for Hallmark, which was the original intention. At the same time, outsourcing allowed Hallmark to sustain its high quality of customer service and satisfaction. Moreover, it’s interesting to see how this relationship grew and prospered over the years. Building on these strengths, the buyer continues to add more and different services to the contract…

Launching a Center of Competence | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing–In existence for more than 175 years, the Bank of Montreal, a large, complex organization with a branch network of approximately 1,000 locations, had determined by the mid 1990s that it needed to reinvent the way it did business. The financial services landscape evolves very quickly, explains Linda Tuck Chapman, director of services in Strategic Sourcing…

The Tactics of Transformation | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

The outsourcing industry, having matured significantly during the past ten years, faces changes in 1999 that will not only alter the focus of the outsourcing industry itself, but will also transform the companies entering into such transactions.

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