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 […]

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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.

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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.

Trust in Outsourcing2

Join Mike Garner, Chief Customer Officer, Cicero Inc. as he speaks from his experience on how best to go about selecting the right outsourcer, creating a safe place to innovate, getting uncommon commitment, and creating lasting value.

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Joseph George, Founder & CEO, Business2excel discusses training and development in the outsourcing area.

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The Top Five Reasons Providers Lose Deals

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The Outsourcing Accelerator

OI’s Outsourcing RFP Builder Software Demo and Discussion