Category Archives: Finance & Accounting BPO

Cogny cogitates on a new industrial revolution

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Genpact’s Patrick Cogny talks to Phil Fersht about how the firm is approaching the manufacturing sector with what he calls the “New Industrial Revolution”

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Is BPO on the brink of a technology revolution?

Crossing the Chasm

Why BPO clients which have tech-enabled their processes are achieving better performance and outcomes

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Moving mountains with Mike, part 1

Mike Salvino is Group Chief Executive, BPO at Accenture (click for bio)

Phil Fersht interviews Accenture’s Group Chief Executive for BPO, Mike Salvino

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The Progressive BPO Train has left the Station – is IBM on it?

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We would have major concerns about IBM’s positioning for Progressive BPO services, were IBM to seek to sell off the lower-margin elements of its F&A, Procurement or HR businesses, like it has with its customer services BPO business.

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Keshav’s Kingdom

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Keshav Murugesh, CEO of WNS Global Services, talks a little about himself, WNS and his vision for the future of the BPO industry

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Why so many cost-obsessed CEOs will fail if they ignore their supplier management capabilities

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Recessions are good times for business leaders who love to focus on containing costs, however, times of recovery are markedly different

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Time to inoculate your firm against early-onset Zombieism… by coming to the Blueprint Sessions 3.0 this December

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When  Zombieism takes its grip on enterprise operations, many fail to realize… until it’s too late.  In fact, many of you reading this may already be exhibiting signs of early-onset Zombieism and immediate inoculation is imperative… But never fear folks, as the forthcoming BluePrint Sessions 3.0 in New York this December are specifically designed to [...]

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Mike Friend joins the HfS batting line-up

Mike Friend... now batting for HfS as Vice President for European BPO Strategies (Click for Bio)

We’re proud to announce the beginning of a major expansion with HfS’ European BPO capabilities, with the arrival of the esteemed and popular analyst Mike Friend

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Predicting and postulating potential procurement provider positioning post-Procurian purchase

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We wanted to spend some time thinking about the implications of the Accenture/Procurian merger for the other service providers in the Procurement Outsourcing marketplace

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What happens when you put the leaders of an industry in one room?

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However which was we look at this, this is going to be one helluva crowd – with a bevvy of buyside sourcing and shared services leaders from 60 major organizations, in addition to this motley crew

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Accenture procures procurement’s prize property: Procurian

Mike Salvino is Group Chief Executive, Business Process Outsourcing, for Accenture

This is a momentous transaction in the history of Procurement Outsourcing which will have major ripple effects across all the other service providers and likely re-shaping our “Winner’s Circle” for 2014, as a result of Mike Salvino’s decision to double-down on sourcing

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Prince Charles of Sutherland joins HfS to lead BPO strategy

Charles Sutherland is Senior Vice President, BPO Strategies at HfS (Click for bio)

Charles Sutherland will be playing a key role in helping us lead many of our strategic BPO assignments across traditional horizontals, such as F&A and Procurement, in addition to driving new coverage in growth areas such as Supply Chain Management and Robotization.

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Concentrix buys its way into the customer experience management Winner’s Circle

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Concentrix’s investors, SYNEXX, were clearly so impressed with IBM’s performance to reach the Winners Circle for customer experience management, they wanted a piece of the action for themselves

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Countdown to commodization: Why the Indians need to get on the acquisition trail

Celebrating Cognizant's latest acquisition

The Indian services business is hurtling toward commodotization, and there needs to be a much more radical play from their ambitious leaders to alter the game.

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Replay of “Outsourcing is DEAD! Long Live Outsourcing…”

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Click here for the replay & Click here for the slides. Enjoy!

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It needn’t be marketing hell, with EXL

Substance over Puffery: Becky Dennis is Chief Marketing Officer for EXL

One example of an Indian-centric provider which is setting the standard for many others to follow is up-and-coming BPO provider EXL, which has not only invested heavily in local delivery resources, but has also put significant resources into developing its corporate, sales and marketing leadership in the United States.

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Welcome to Gautam’s city

Gautam Thakkar is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys BPO (Click for bio)

We were pleasantly surprised when Gautam Thakkar got the nod to take on the reins at InfosysBPO last month. Here Phil Fersht and Gautam discuss his new role and how he intends to take the InfosysBPO forward

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The dreamSource files… I can train my people to have technical skills, but I can’t give them a personality transplant

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And over at dreamSource, where 48% of the buyers have experienced strategic skills becoming more important than tactical skills for managing their outsourcing engagements, since they embarked on their initiative

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If there’s something strange with your processes, who ya gonna call? Ghoshbusters…

Afraid of no processes:  Genpact's solution head Shantanu Ghosh

Anyone close to business services over the last decade would have crossed paths with one little guy with a huge brain: Genpact’s Shantanu Ghosh.

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The dreamSource countdown continues… Meet Mads (Part II)

Madelein Smit is ready for dreamSource... are YOU?

If you have recovered from the mental impairment caused by the really awful governance dancing, it’s time to get back to the serious discussion about the narrowing onshore/offshore cost gap, and diversity in sourcing…. so let’s visit the final part of our recent interview with Madelein Smit, outsourcing head at the global logistics giant, CEVA Logistics

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