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Maximizing Healthcare Payment Automation | White Paper

Outsourcing Center, Staff Writer

More than half of the transactions within the US healthcare industry are still paper-based. In addition, there is a processing lag if the payment is paper and the remittance is electronic. Several major challenges plague the healthcare industry’s quest to automate the payments process, and many healthcare providers, billing companies, and banks serving healthcare providers …

Business Process as a Service – The Next Wave of BPO Delivery | Article

Outsourcing Center, Bruce McCracken, Business Writer

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 …

Forces of Change Shaping Outsourcing Solutions

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

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 …

Decision-Making Insights for Companies Outsourcing HR Functions | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

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 …

100 Lessons Learned – Mistakes and Successes of Outsourcing Buyers | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

As GE’s Jack Welch states, mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. In studying outsourcing relationships through Outsourcing Center’s annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards program since 1996, Outsourcing Center has aggregated and analyzed the lessons learned – mistakes and successes – by hundreds of buyers and providers of outsourcing services. These lessons learned …

15 Years Later, the PwC BPO Team Continues to Shape the BPO Market

Joseph Vales, Senior Partner, Vales Consulting Group

When someone writes the definitive book on the growth of the global outsourcing market, there will be a chapter on how the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) BPO group shaped and drove the BPO marketplace in the late 1990s. Started in 1996, the PwC BPO group grew to $520 million in annual revenue by the end of …

How Buyers Can Avoid a Big Outsourcing Pitfall | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

An Outsourcing Center study found that a lot of outsourcing buyers have relationship managers with no prior experience or training in how to manage the relationship. This article describes why this occurs and the challenges that result from this phenomenon.

What Companies Need to Understand about Outcome-Based Approaches in Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Among the various changes that will impact outsourcing over the next five years, Don Schulman, General Manager of Finance and Administration at IBM, says the first will be a focus on outcomes-based pricing models. “Focusing on clients’ end-to-end processes, the discussion moves to outcomes pretty fast when considering the advantage of an outsourcer doing a …

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010 | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

This year we didn’t need a top 10 list of important past events and future predictions. The worst recession anyone still working can remember and its impact is our list. Our experts shared their sage assessments. Here’s what they think: Top Events of 2009: ACS: The global recession – pure and simple. The current downturn …

Changes in BPO: How Technology Is Changing the Landscape | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

In its day, offshoring created a tectonic change in outsourcing. Today, new trends are bubbling to the surface that will also create a sea change, especially for BPO. Today’s way of doing things may be destined for a dusty museum five years from now. Suppliers we interviewed predicted the following will alter BPO during the …

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