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.

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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...

The End of Outsourcing or a New Digitally-fueled Outsourcing? 3×1...

The End of Outsourcing or a “New Digitally-fueled Outsourcing? Outsourcing Institute President Daniel Goodstein Speaks to Founder Frank Casale About the Shift in How Work is Getting Done Daniel Goodstein: Isn’t Outsourcing dead? Recent reports are that Outsourcing contract values are down 50% and there are many analysts out there that insist that Outsourcing is […]

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Not Your Parent’s Outsourcing: How Digital Transformation is Changing the...

Like many people who are part of the Outsourcing Institute’s community, I have spent my entire career focused on process improvement, automation and outsourcing. These are concepts which I have studied and applied for decades, and their use has been key to my professional success.  However, if you’re like me, you may have noticed that […]

By- Christopher Surdak, JD

Executive Interview: The Changing BPO Marketplace with Concentrix President Chris...

BPO isn’t what is used to be. Clients pushing for digital transformation, changing labor models & the introduction of automation technologies are changing the Customer Engagement landscape…or are they? The Outsourcing Institute’s Daniel Goodstein recently sat down with Chris Caldwell, President at BPO firm Concentrix, to discuss the changing BPO marketplace, new client demands for […]

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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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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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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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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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Top 10 Practices For Achieving High Performance Offshore Outsourcing

A topic that is puzzling most executives today: “We have been engaged in offshore outsourcing for a few years but are we getting true value from it?” Many companies are finding that their goals are not being met in a consistent way. Issues like schedule delays and slip in customer satisfaction begin to show up. […]

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Transforming to the Mailroom of the Future Today: Digital Imaging...

Year-after-year growth is good news for a company’s profit centers. But unchecked growth of a mailroom and other back-office functions can leave the company with bloated, expensive processes that sap resources and distract the company and its people from its core business.

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