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...

OI Executive Interview with Former Xerox CPO Gregory North

In this Executive Interview, Outsourcing Institute President Daniel Goodstein sits down with former Xerox Chief Process Officer Gregory North to discuss the new face of BPO, digital disruption and transformation and advice for both BPO clients and providers, as well as a preview of the upcoming Digital BPO Innovations conference. The interview examines: Industry perspectives […]

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Digital BPO Webinar Series: Bringing Agility to Governance & Pricing

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

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- Outsourcing Institute

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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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 […]

By- NelsonHall

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 […]

By- NelsonHall

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, […]

By- NelsonHall

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

Booming Global Payroll Market Driven by Multi-Country Contracts

In NelsonHall’s recently published Payroll Services market analysis report, the payroll outsourcing market is forecasted to grow from $17.4 bn in 2016 to $21.8 bn by 2020. Growth is across all regions, with the greatest growth coming from multi-country payroll contracts. The multi-country payroll market is growing at three times the rate of the overall […]

By- NelsonHall