Category Archives: HfS Surveys: All our Survey Posts

Robotic Process Automation has now penetrated a third of enterprises. Time to advance the conversation…

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Automation is just part of the story as enterprises look to bring the back office in line with the middle and front – albeit a very important one

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The back office is dead… long live OneOffice

Intelligent OneOffice

We’re evolving to an era where there is only “OneOffice” that matters: creating the digital customer experience and an intelligent, single office to enable it

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Buyers perceive Accenture, Deloitte and KPMG as the most trusted consultants for achieving Intelligent Operations

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The focus shifts to using consultants with real change management, process transformation, analytics and automation chops

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Rescuing BPO from its trough of directionless boredom: Make jobs challenging and creative

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Enterprises need to create business manager roles to energize the Digital Generation

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Confusion-as-a-Service: The massive disconnect between vision and reality

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The C-Suite is just living on a different planet from the teams below them trying to keep their businesses functioning

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Automation: Flavor of the month or disease of the decade?

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45% of buyside outsourcing relatinship leads see partnering with their provider on automation strategy as their main area to find new value

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Finance talent: automation skills now trumping analytics skills

Need for Automation skills in F&A increasing

If finance staff are not willing to adapt to the As-a-Service world, they will be irrelevent in tomorrow’s enterprise

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Hello As-a-Service Economy, goodbye Outsourcing, Part 2

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We need to reach that pivot-point where business leaders make real, definition investment actions to change their operations

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Hello As-a-Service Economy, goodbye Outsourcing, Part I

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HfS defines the Eight Ideals of The As-a-Service Economy and the evolution from legacy outsourcing

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Forget the sharing economy, we’re in the uncaring economy

The Sharing Economy

People care mosy about enjoying the outcomes of what they pay for, not the efforts made to achieve those outcomes

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Why Design Thinking can save the outsourcing industry

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Without Design Thinking, enterprises are really just retrofitting expensive solutions into legacy processes and likely wasting a whole load of time, resources and money. It all starts with Design Thinking.

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The Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy (Part 2): Avoiding getting burned without a burning platform

What do you mean, we have to change?

Operations are becoming standardized, cloudified and robotized – and if we can’t reorient our staff to accept this reality and expand their capability horizons, many will be waiting tables, driving ubers or cutting hair before we know it.

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The biggest threat to outsourcing’s future: Unfocused and unambitious Millennials

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If we don’t have succession plans to blood the next generation of talent, we’ll just become an industry of old farts

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The Four Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy, Part I: Getting your Outsourcing and Talent mix right

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We’re on a train hurtling towards something resembling “As-a-Service” and we need to make sure we stay on it

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Robo-Britannia: Is Britain leading the As-a-Service revolution?

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When it comes to being first on the bandwagon for experimenting with solutions that can drive out cost and improve productivity, the UK – amazingly after all these years – still leads the way

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Why most advisors are just so Un-as-a-Service

UaaS Economy

Only 13% of sourcing advisors have plans to invest in cognitive computing skills and 15% in Robotic Process Automation

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Service providers blame their clients, advisors and analysts for their As-a-Service failure

Lee rhetoric, more dialog among the key stakeholders and better real-world education is the only real formula for success

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Dallas, we have another problem: Too many Advisors are Buying the Service Provider Hype

Of couse its a great deal!

We need advisors steeped in reality who can give enterprises a nice big dose of reality, who truly understand what life is like a few years into an outsourcing engagement

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Dallas, we have a problem: Advisors struggling to deliver Expertise-as-a-Service

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Consultants are supposed to be like doctors – they need to use the latest tools, technologies and knowledge at their disposal to help their clients

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Skill not Scale, Part II: Europe poses the biggest opportunity as As-a-Service models emerge

There clearly is a need for more flexible labor in many European countries, and the ability to source skills “As-a-Service” from providers is becoming increasingly appealing

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