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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 1, 2014

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OPINION: “It is not robots, but humans who can save the economy…”

May 27, 2014 |

I am an industrial engineer by qualification, and I love business process improvements as well as workflow automation. Being in the BPO industry it is one of our responsibilities to deliver faster and accurately, handling data securely.

There has been … Read More

Business Ecosystems: Enablers, or Constrictors?

April 4, 2014 |

The modern industrial world globally is quite comfortable with delving into the topic around the need for, and attendant benefits waiting to be derived from, building and maintaining structured ecosystems that would provide assurances of continuity and growth. Starting in … Read More

Q&A: Stephanie Wilson, Firstsource

January 22, 2014 |

Stephanie Wilson is Executive Vice President, Operations at Firstsource Solutions Limited. We caught up with Stephanie to discuss trends in outsourcing (specifically from a customer contact perspective); the shifting on/offshore balance; the rise and rise of web chat and social … Read More

International commercial disputes in outsourcing agreements

November 7, 2013 |

There are many good reasons why businesses are drawn to international outsourcing. It is a strategy which can help achieve greater efficiencies, reduce operating costs and enable businesses to refocus on their core activities and strengths. It can also provide … Read More

Go East: Interviews from European SSO Week 2013

October 14, 2013 | 1

In May, hundreds of sourcing’s finest gathered in Prague for SSON’s 13th Annual European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week, one of the most important events on the annual outsourcing and business transformation calendar. Outsource was once again privileged to partner … Read More

E-Invoicing: Where Now and What Next?

October 9, 2013 |

Electronic, or paperless invoicing, is a rapidly evolving technology that is in various stages of adoption around the world. Denmark decreed in 2005 that all government suppliers must submit invoices electronically and Finland issued the same ultimatum in 2009 (a … Read More

ISG: Nearly half of top-20 providers may no longer exist in their current form in ten years

September 20, 2013 | 1

External pressures, brought on by the on-going economic uncertainty around the globe are adding to the existing competitive tensions within the service provider industry. The ISG Outsourcing Index has now recorded three straight quarters of sluggish bookings activity amongst service … Read More

Visions of the Future: The Next Decade in BPO

July 5, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #32 Summer 2013.

This is an extraordinary time for the BPO space, with huge leaps in business technology, process, and theory taking place against the backdrop of tumultuous economic conditions, the ongoing … Read More

Quality trumps cost-cutting in outsourcing shift

May 29, 2013 |

Businesses are increasingly prioritising quality over cost in terms of which countries and which firms they turn to for their outsourcing needs. Companies are seeking more sophisticated skills and capabilities to adapt to the ever-faster pace of change in business … Read More

So What Now?

April 11, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #31 Spring 2013.

Over the past two articles in this series [see Part 1 here and Part 2 here], we have considered the history of outsourcing and its current state. Now, to complete … Read More