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...

Understanding the Drivers of the Contingent Workforce

Larry Heckathorn, Co-Founder, Human Capital Group LLC and Ron Hetrick, Director, Market Analytics, Allegis Global Solutions discuss common employee questions about contingent workers, pricing of contingent workers and drivers of contingent workers and how to utilize them.

Twice the Output for Half the Price

The pace of change in today’s market is exceeding our collective pace of learning. Services and pricing are changing, but our commercial models were not designed for this new world.

The Contingent Workforce & Transformative Recruitment: How to Maximize Talent...

Talent acquisition in the 21st Century requires employers be organizational ready. As talent takes on a new face – more skilled, adaptable, independent and expecting of flexible environments – employers must understand the implications of and impacts on their business and their brand.

The Challenge of Achieving Customer-Driven Shared Services

The Impact of Disruptive Business Trends are Causing a Rethink of Shared Services. The concept and use of shared services have been around for almost 30 years. However, shared services have matured to a level of organizational standard practice for support services across multiple business units. Despite this evolution, the penetration of shared services that […]

By- WGroup

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

Tales from the Road

Tales from the Road: Dogs and Shotguns

Strategic Cost Optimization Overview

Introduction to Strategic Cost Optimization Overview. Cost reduction can be achieved with four different programs.

By- Avasant

Speed of Deployment Key to ROI Realization in Cloud HR

NelsonHall’s recently published (July, 2017) Targeting Cloud-Based HR Services market analysis report estimates the global cloud-based HR services market to be $15.2bn, and this is expected to continue its growth trajectory (~6.3% CAGR) to reach $20.6bn by 2021. With the largest portion of the market coming from cloud implementations (~44%), it’s interesting to find that […]

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