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...

Digital Transformation – Taking Shared Service Models to the Next...

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By- The Outsourcing Institute

Speed of Deployment Key to ROI Realization in Cloud HR

NelsonHall’s recently published (July, 2017) Targeting Cloud-Based HR Services market analysis report estimates the global cloud-based HR services market to be $15.2bn, and this is expected to continue its growth trajectory (~6.3% CAGR) to reach $20.6bn by 2021. With the largest portion of the market coming from cloud implementations (~44%), it’s interesting to find that […]

By- NelsonHall

Strategic Cost Optimization Overview

Introduction to Strategic Cost Optimization Overview. Cost reduction can be achieved with four different programs.

By- Avasant

HRO: Three Key Trends Driving Talent Acquisition Markets

In recent industry discussions around talent acquisition, we have identified a number of interconnected trends that are having a significant impact on talent acquisition markets. Here, we take a look at three key trends, and at how HRO vendors in the talent acquisition space are responding.

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

Customer Management Services in 2017: Delivery & Transformation and Industry-Specific...

NelsonHall’s principal Customer Management Services analysts take a look at how the CMS market will shape up in 2017, with predictions for CMS delivery & transformation from Ivan Kotzev, and industry-specific predictions from Vicki Jenkins.

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 […]

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 […]

By- Outsourcing Institute

Payroll Services Vendors Need to Redouble Efforts to Introduce New...

NelsonHall recently published its 2016 Targeting Payroll Services market analysis and NEAT vendor assessment, as part of which we interviewed the clients of 16 payroll vendors across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific to ascertain their expectations and satisfaction levels across a range of payroll service criteria. Below is a small selection of the results […]

By- NelsonHall