Business Process Outsourcing

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business operation or process, such as customer service, finance & accounting, HR, recruiting, payroll or any other non-IT business function, to a third-party service provider, typically for a non-core competency to a provider with more specialized expertise, allowing the customer organization to focus on their main business or cut costs and maintain their position in the marketplace. BPO is often divided into two categories: back office outsourcing which includes internal business functions such as billing or purchasing, and front office outsourcing which includes customer-related services such as marketing or tech support.

John Willmott

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John is founder and CEO of NelsonHall, the leading Outsourcing Research and Analysis firm, and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on Business Process Services (BPS).John remains actively involved in customer assign...

Insurance BPO: Delivery & Service Line Trends for 2017

The insurance outsourcing industry is moving at a fast pace in response to the need for rapid deployment of digital platforms and offerings, as well as advancements in new distribution models that are emerging via ‘insurtech’ start-ups. Here I take a look at some of the key trends driving the insurance BPO market in 2017, […]

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By- NelsonHall

HRO: A Year in Review & 2017 Preview

Following several years of growth, the HR outsourcing market continues to ride the crest of the wave, and is gearing up for a prosperous 2017 following investments across all service lines. We will shortly be publishing an in-depth blog on HRO predictions for 2017, but first I take a quick look at what happened in […]

By- Nelson Hall

How aligning with the organization’s strategy ensures outsourcing success

Although well thought upfront, the alignment of an organization’s strategy with their decision to outsource tends sometimes to be focused on short-term attainment of the organization’s bottom line and cost reduction targets. There are seven fundamental steps an organization may wish to follow to ensure the alignment with its strategy materializes it. Last month I […]

By- Fabiano Rosa

Digital – The Key to Unlocking Operational Transformation: Using Analytics...

Today’s companies are no longer satisfied with traditional slow-burn outsourcing models. To achieve improvements in business outcomes as well as step changes in process costs, they must match skills with new “digital” competitors, with the following objectives: Greater automation and digitalization of both front- and back-office activity resulting in a step change in both cost […]

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By- The Outsourcing Institute

NelsonHall’s John Willmott Talks ‘Digital BPO’ & 2016 Marketplace Outlook

NelsonHall CEO John Willmott recently sat down with Outsourcing Institute President Daniel Goodstein to discuss Transformation within Outsourcing and Digitization of BPO services. Hear NelsonHall’s research data which takes on the hype and tells the real story of where outsourcing is going, effects of digital technologies, process improvements, pricing & governance models. In addition to […]

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By- Outsourcing Institute

RPO Client Satisfaction

Ask the Expert series with Frank Casale, OI, John Younger, Accoio, David Pollard, Talent Fusion and Larry Heckathorn, Human Capital Group.

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By- Outsourcing Institute

Is this a New Beginning for Industry-Specific BPO?

Extract from presentation ‘Outsourcing Game Changers & the New Digital Economy’ April 2016 by NelsonHall CEO, John Willmott Where is the Internet of Things currently being deployed? Click below to view.

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By- Nelson Hall

Digital – The Key to Unlocking Operational Transformation: Impact of...

Today’s companies are no longer satisfied with traditional slow-burn outsourcing models. To achieve improvements in business outcomes as well as step changes in process costs, they must match skills with new “digital” competitors, with the following objectives: Greater automation and digitalization of both front- and back-office activity resulting in a step change in both cost […]

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By- Outsourcing Institute

Seven Things Everyone Engaged In Offshore Outsourcing Must Know To...

By far the most common reason for hiring offshore service providers is to save money–often, a lot of money. Yet surprisingly often those big savings turn into nickels and dimes. “I don’t know what happened,” one outsourcing manager told me recently, “but we’ve gone at least 25% over budget for the past six Quarters. This […]

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By- Outsourcing Institute

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