Category Archives: Outsourcing and Technology

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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Accenture de-emphasizes the term “outsourcing” – is this the final death knell for the O word?

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Accenture’s dropping the term “outsourcing” from its strategy line is the most significant yet in terms of rebranding the outsourcing business

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Five reasons automation may replace BPO, with Charles Sutherland

Hot on the heels of his seminal report, Framing A Constitution for Robotistan, HfS’ Charles Sutherland sat down with Mark Reed-Edwards to dig into the key issues around robotics and automation

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The Indian majors double their market share in just four years – what’s the secret and can they be stopped?

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It may be harder for some of the traditional providers to fight their way back into the services game than the Indian majors to continue their surge

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Is BPO on the brink of a technology revolution?

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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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Ready for the ultimate robotic process automation debate?

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At long last… we have everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Robotic Process Automation and never dared to ask

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Automation killed the gamification star

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Even back in ’79 the world was already beginning to zone in on the power of automation

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BPO will continue to fail miserably… without a mindset to embrace change, develop talent and tech-enable processes

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Our new “Technology in BPO” study reveals that this industry is on the brink of a significant, radical overhaul to its very core value proposition

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Three make Winner’s Circle for Multi-tower HR Outsourcing: NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP

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HfS announces the first Blueprint Report in HR Outsourcing, with NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP making the Winner’s Circle

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Automation: it’s about solving business problems, stupid!

Charles Sutherland (pictured left) is Executive Vice President, Research at HfS

We asked HfS’ Charles Sutherland to share his views on what is really happening with process automation and why is shouldn’t be confused with technology automation theories of yesteryear

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Five make Winner’s Circle for Insurance BPO: Accenture, Genpact, EXL, IBM and TCS

Reetika Joshi is HfS Research Director, BPO and Analytics Strategies (click for bio)

For the large insurers, many could go out of business if it wasn’t for the savings and efficiencies generated by maturing BPO delivery model – let’s take a look at the industry’s first meaningful analysis of the innovation and execution capabilities of all the leading service providers

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East meets West in a cloudy love-match

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The cost-competitive offshore scale and expertise of HCL meets the onshore domain expertise, legacy integration skills and data center resources of CSC

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HR in the Cloud: It won’t kill HRO, but it may kill what’s left of dysfunctional HR…

How much longer will be stare into the HR abyss?

The emergence of more affordable Cloud based solutions is finally – after decades of disarray – making it possible for firms to stop starring into the HR abyss and start getting functional again.

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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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Invest in the humans first, systems second

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people lead people and they are asking for the support, training, and enablement to meet and collaborate to both better manage day-to-day work and develop into the next generation of leaders

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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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Pankaj ponders, postulates and problem-solves: meet Genpact’s analytics guru

Pankaj Kulshreshtha is Senior VP, Analytics and Research, Genpact

HfS talks to Genpact’s Pankaj Kulshreshtha, whose analytics group has exploded from 10 to 6000 people under his guidance

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