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 Right BPO

From the corporate perspective, there are many views as to what are the new trends being pushed forward by the client organizations, when going forward and reengineering there BPO requirements and vendors selection. The economic crisis at the end of the last decade, besides creating an enormous financial burden for the companies at first, it […]

Winning in Outsourcing: Maximizing procurement during the sales cycle to...

Frank Casale, Founder & CEO, Outsourcing Institute and Jill Zunshine, Vice President, Americas Region, Global Procurement, Hewlett Packard discuss Global Procurement (GP) Spend Profile, GP Value Proposition, CP Operating Model, Deal Pursuit Life Cycle and Case Studies.

Top 5 tips every executive should remember when pitching new...

As decision by committee becomes more prevalent in business-to-business sales, it’s essential to come to the meeting prepared for a wide assortment of concerns and questions. Being proactive and prepared puts your audience at ease, saves everyone time and stress, and helps reduce the sales cycle.

Avoiding the “Ditch”: Making an effective transition to outsourcing

Mike Whilton, Deloitte Consulting speaks about the common pitfalls of transition, transition lifecycles & impacts, leading practices for transition planning & execution, and important factors for transition completion.

Building a Stronger Brand Through Your Contingent Workforce

Fred Winstead, VP of Human Capital Solutions, Allegis Group Services and Jeff Nelson, Creative Director Employee Branding, Allegis Group Services discuss building a stronger brand and the contingent workforce.

The Transaction: Episode 3 – Showtime!

Frank Casale, Founder, CEO, Outsourcing Institute, the Kodak Team and Dream Team meet with Service Providers.

Midmarket Outsourcing: A Triple Play Value Addition

Though Outsourcing has become a well-adopted strategy for growth, delivering phenomenal value to organizations of all sizes, it is still being perceived as a valuable business strategic option for large enterprises only. Small and midsize businesses contributing to nearly 65% of global GDP, representing more than 90% of all businesses and employing more than 90% […]

Vested Outsourcing 5 Rules

Kate Vitasek, University of Tennessee has done extensive research in outsourcing and discusses 5 research-driven rules for sound outsourcing.

Vendor Selection Webinar

Paul Pinto, Managing Partner, Sylvan Advisory and Donald Mones, Managing Director, GlobeSource Partners discuss the vendor selection process, top five reasons why standard vendor selection process fails to produce the desired results, preferred approach to selecting a vendor, and the real benefits.