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...

South Africa and CMS BPO Services: The Importance of Conversational...

NelsonHall recently attended the latest BPM Summit in Cape Town organized by BPeSA (Business Process enabling South Africa), the official trade body for the outsourcing and contact center industry in the Western Cape. The event provides an opportunity for potential investors, analysts, providers, and government officials to interact. Here I take a look at the […]

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Analytics are the Key to Disruptive Customer Experience

Over the last few months, I have held discussions with a number of leading customer management services (CMS) vendors and their clients regarding the increasing need for advanced analytics to drive step changes in customer experience (CX). Here, I reflect on the changing role of analytics as they take centre stage as the key to […]

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A delivery model employed by customer management services suppliers.

Training and Development Outsourcing

Joseph George, Founder & CEO, Business2excel discusses training and development in the outsourcing area.

Securing Applications: It’s More Than a Compliance Issue

2013 was a challenging year for major companies fighting high-profile security breaches. Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Tumblr, Burger King, Jeep, Evernote and The New York Times are just a few of the big-name organizations that had to combat security problems.

What’s Next in Document Outsourcing

Aurora Coya, Williams Lea and Matt Swain, InfoTrends discuss trends in strategic document outsourcing, market demand and case studies.

Selecting the Right Sourcing Provider for Long-Term Success

Selecting the right sourcing provider for long-term success.

Perfect Storm: HR in the Cloud

Maribeth Sivak, Principal Consultant, Business Advisory Services, ISG and Stanton Jones, Analyst, Emerging Technologies, ISG discuss cloud level set, HR SaaS: Market Trends, HR SaaS vs HR BPO, and considerations for prospective buyers. Market trends and key considerations