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Supplier Keeps Mailrooms Safe at Verizon Wireless | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Océ Business Services has handled its share of emergencies for Verizon Wireless, including the anthrax scare after 9/11 and the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. And its improved processes have generated savings of $1.5 million rather than the projected $300,000 – exceeding expectationss by 500 percent. Read why this relationship succeeds.

How an SMB Helped GSA Combine 39 Contracts into One and Adopt Commercial Standards | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

When Catapult entered the scene, the GSA had 39 vendors, 12 versions of its e-mail client, and 15 help desks. Each of the 11 regional offices provided its own IT infrastructure services with differing data security standards. Today, GSA has one IT contract and a consolidated infrastructure. Plus, outsourcing has saved American taxpayers $15 million a year.

Study Reveals Drivers in Decisions to Add Scope and/or Extend Contract Term | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Adding scope to an outsourcing contract, whether it occurs before contract end or at the scheduled time for renewal, is a tactic that makes the deal more mutually beneficial over time. Outsourcing Center studied 92 relationships to identify the drivers for adding scope. The study also identified a key factor in enabling the scope-expansion decision.

Dealing with Cultural Nuances in Offshore Outsourcing Relationships | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Understanding people’s expectationss and how people think differently from culture to culture will improve the chances for success in an offshore outsourcing relationship. Here’s what you need to know about China, Ukraine, and India, as well as insights into offshore service provider selection criteria and determinants for success.

Electronic Signing Solution Eliminates the Hidden Cost and Process Roadblock in Going From Paper to Digitized Documents | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Although companies have spent millions on digitizing their documents, they still face a process bottleneck in trying to close sales and other contractual agreements because they have to revert back to a costly paper process to get the documents signed–and that could take days or weeks. Now there’s an SaaS solution that reduces the process to minutes, increases productivity and customer satisfaction, and dramatically takes costs out of the process.

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