BT was a plain old phone company. Then competition and the Internet changed telecommunication. Where was BT going to find the capital to fund the requisite new offerings? BT outsourced its HR to Accenture. Together the partnership transformed BT.
One of the victims of September 11 was the airline industry. Delta had to service its call center customers at a lower cost. The solution was offshoring. That decision turned out to be a lifeline when hurricanes hit the US last year, shuttering some US call centers. Wipro routed extra calls to Mumbai and Pune, stretching its resources to support the airline in its time of need.
What do you do when the hospital has a fiscal crisis and can’t staunch the bleeding? Some suppliers would cut off the air supply when the money ran out. But not Eclipsys. It lowered its monthly fees until the hospital recovered, putting patient safety before profit.
Things were going well for Entergy and its IT provider, SAIC; but they wanted their relationship to grow and produce more value. So they jointly funded an 18-month relationship health check-up. It was an eye-opener, and they subsequently renegotiated their deal to make it even better.
One of the first value outcomes resulting from shifting ownership of Michelin North America’s logistics process to outsourcing provider, TNT North America, was a $70Million cash flow increase in just one day. The money was then invested in critical strategic objectives. That was just the start of several transformational initiatives the two successfully achieved.
The University of Florida was managing a retail operation as one of its many businesses. \x0d\x0aThey partnered with an outsourcing provider, Follett Higher Education Group, who not only has taken them to the next level of services but also provided the capital investment to construct several new campus retail facilities. Together, they brainstormed on several unique collaborative ways to create high-value outcomes through outsourcing.
CompuCom Systems’ SLA-driven outsourcing services have improved E&J Gallo Winery’s IT functions so dramatically that the winery is currently ranked in the Information 500 as the number one IS shop in its industry and the number three overall among all industries
This winning relationship broke our awards scoring records and is undoubtedly one of the world’s most outstanding examples of outsourcing at its best. Owens & Minor outsourced its IT to Perot Systems, and O&M now commands the leading position in its marketplace. But that’s not all. The level of openness and honesty between these two companies is rare in outsourcing. So is their risk-reward structure — and the outcomes they’ve achieved together.
The city of Minneapolis knew that outsourcing its IT functions and assets to Unisys would enable them to focus on value-added services for internal users and external customers, but there were huge obstacles in front of an outsourcing initiative. So they first researched both successful and failed outsourcing deals to determine what they needed to do upfront to ensure their success.