Category Archives: Procurement, Engineering & Supply Chain Outsourcing

Predicting and postulating potential procurement provider positioning post-Procurian purchase

Predicting and postulating potential procurement provider positioning post-Procurian purchase

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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Accenture procures procurement's prize property: Procurian

Accenture procures procurement's prize property: Procurian

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

Prince Charles of Sutherland joins HfS to lead BPO strategy

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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And here's the 2013 Procurement Outsourcing Blueprint...

And here's the 2013 Procurement Outsourcing Blueprint...

A big congrats to Accenture, IBM, Procurian, Infosys and GEP for making the Winners Circle

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Replay of "Outsourcing is DEAD! Long Live Outsourcing..."

Replay of "Outsourcing is DEAD! Long Live Outsourcing..."

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

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Welcome to Gautam's city

Welcome to Gautam's city

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… Gartner only focuses on "step 1" for outsourcing. We're all way beyond that

The dreamSource files… Gartner only focuses on "step 1" for outsourcing.  We're all way beyond that

And over at dreamSource, where 82% of the buyers have never completed a training class for outsourcing or shared services governance

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HfS Market Index shows Outsourcing of IT and Business Processes to Grow by 4% in 2013

HfS Market Index shows Outsourcing of IT and Business Processes to Grow by 4% in 2013

Yes, you heard it here first, folks: outsourcing expenditure is mushrooming at the warp-speed clip of 4% this year to surpass $950 Billion, and expected to average a 5% clip each year through 2017

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Outsourcing may be battered, bruised and vilified... so why is only a twentieth of enterprises planning to reduce it in 2013?

Outsourcing may be battered, bruised and vilified... so why is only a twentieth of enterprises planning to reduce it in 2013?

Make no bones about it: 2012 was a pretty dire year for the industry known as "outsourcing". However, brand new data from our State of Outsourcing 2013 Study conducted with the support of KPMG, and the largest-ever research survey focused on IT and business function outsourcing, clearly shows that the majority of enterprises are not only aggressively focused on increasing their outsourcing portfoilios, but many are now taking a more mature and realistic approach.

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Matthew Eatough approximates his US strategy

Matthew Eatough approximates his US strategy

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