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...

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.

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 […]

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Finance and accounting outsourcing re-contracting

Buyers of business process outsourcing (BPO) services are potentially missing an opportunity to improve the quality and reduce the price paid for services when contracts are simply extended at the end of their term. Many service providers are happy with this status quo, lacking the incentive to invest in modernizing the contract. At the same […]

Frank Casale announces new online marketplace

Frank Casale announces new online marketplace

Harnessing the Business Potential of Disruptive Innovations

Tom Young, Executive Board Member, Outsourcing Institute talks to Meera Sampath, VP Innovation and Business Transformation, Xerox Services, Tim Joyce, CIO, WDS, A Xerox Company and Raju Bala, Principal Scientist & Area Manager, PARC, A Xerox Company regarding disruptive innovation  fundamentals and case studies.

How aligning with the organization’s strategy ensures outsourcing success

Although well thought upfront, the alignment of an organization’s strategy with their decision to outsource tends sometimes to be focused on short-term attainment of the organization’s bottom line and cost reduction targets. There are seven fundamental steps an organization may wish to follow to ensure the alignment with its strategy materializes it. Last month I […]

By- Fabiano Rosa

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

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.

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Indian Outsourcing: When ‘Yes’ is not ‘Yes’

Have you ever asked a question, got an answer that sounded like ‘YES’ and then later discovered it wasn’t? Most people working with an Indian outsourcing company can relate to this. Why does this happen? The root cause is most likely cultural differences. These differences impact time orientation, response to authority and ultimately decision making, […]