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Finance & Accounting

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 …

Areas Where Outsourcing Will Grow in the Next Five Years | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Our experts predict several areas of the industry will experience significant growth over the next five years. Reverse outsourcing, verticalization, emerging markets, business analytics, healthcare, transportation, and ERP are some of the areas that will enjoy increased attention. Industry trends Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Kofax, says reverse outsourcing will pick up steam. This trend …

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 …

How Financial Incentives Encouraged the Revenue Cycle Staff to Bring in Extra Millions | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Northern Arizona Healthcare wanted to become one of the top three hospitals in Arizona. Today its executives believe it is as good as any hospital in America. Its new IT system provides easy-to-access, real-time data for its medical staff. The hospital established a $1 million annual bonus if Perot Systems met four stringent financial criteria in its revenue cycle work.

How Changes in the Market Changed the Face of Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

LEAN, green, and savings now are the mantras of IT buyers today, according to Richard Penn. Even IT pricing is experiencing a metamorphosis. Here’s what buyers and suppliers need to know in today’s brave new ITO world.

New Impacts on Outsourcing in 2009 | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

New influences on outsourcing in 2009 include such factors as SOA, green IT, and the convergence of technology and business processes. Each will impact the value proposition and decision making. Here are the insights that will help to prepare your company for these impacts.

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