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...

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 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

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing – A Decade Later

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Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) has undergone a transformation. What once was a function focused on cost, scale and “filling seats,” today is a strategic workforce initiative that includes comprehensive, talent acquisition solutions that benefit buyers’ businesses. Through the high-touch approach of the redefined RPO model, a strategic business partner will not only optimize your company’s […]

RevAmerica 2015 – Frank Casale, Founder and CEO of Institute...

WALNUT CREEK, CA, April 01, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ahilia Inc., a global services, outsourcing and technology marketing consultancy, today announced that Frank Casale, the founder and CEO of the Institute for Robotic Process Automation (IRPA), will lead an industry panel on one of the hottest subjects in the outsourcing marketplace – Robotic Process Automation. Ahilia […]