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...

Compliance & VMS Technology: Clients Identify Areas Where MSP Vendors...

NelsonHall recently published its 2017 Managed Services Programs (MSP)1 market analysis and NEAT vendor assessment, as part of which we interviewed the clients of leading MSP vendors to ascertain satisfaction levels across a range of MSP service criteria. And while we found that MSP is largely meeting or exceeding client expectations, there are a few […]

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Talking Digital BPO with Anupam Govil of Avasant

Join Outsourcing Institute’s Daniel Goodstein as he sits down with Anupam Govil, Partner at consulting firm Avasant and Program Chair of the upcoming Digital BPO Innovations Conference, as they discuss Digital transformation, BPaaS & new business models. This interview will: Discuss what “Digital” means to clients and the effects of “Digital Disruptors” on the outsourcing […]

By- The Outsourcing Institute

Digital Labor – Impact on Outsourcing

The past two years have seen tremendous technological advancements in robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent automation, cognitive computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI). These disruptive technologies have moved from hype to reality, as the benefits of “digital labor” eclipse the benefits of physical labor. Nowhere more acutely is this felt than by the outsourcing community. Read […]

By- Raheem Hasan

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: Using Analytics...

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: New Techniques...

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

Getting the Most out of Digital Business Transformation

Exciting BPO innovations are accelerating the rate of business change. As the latest technologies are explored and adopted, today’s businesses are poised on the brink of a new age of exponential gains in productivity and performance. In this timely webinar, Xerox will demonstrate using specific case histories how they are assisting their clients on the […]

By- The Outsourcing Institute

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