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Winning Outsourcing Strategies
Outsourcing is increasingly used to reduce costs and increase value@but it has its risks. As companies look to push more of their custom software application

outsourcing strategies  Outsourcing Strategies Outsourcing is increasingly used to reduce costs and increase value—but it has its risks. As companies look to push more of their custom software application development needs to outsourcing partners, you need to plan carefully to build stringent security requirements into contracts and create metrics to ensure those requirements are met. Find out how to increase the value and reduce the risk of outsourcing.

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Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

Business process outsourcing (BPO) services manage critical front- and back-office processes that can include human resources and accounting as well as customer-related services such as contact center services. 

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Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges


The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing production costs and increasing profit margins, but at the cost of complex supply chains and inability to quickly respond to new requests or demand changes. Learn how lean production can address global outsourcing challenges and help your company realize strategic growth.

outsourcing strategies  a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the manufacturing and global logistics landscape. Organizations in the highly developed and diversified manufacturing industry have shifted into a service-oriented industry, with product manufacturing becoming almost a rarity (with the exception of food processing companies, defense-oriented companies, car parts manufacturers, and a few others). Facing increasing intensity from global competition, most Read More

Outsourcing Security Part 1: Noting the Benefits


Without effective security, companies risk losing money and customer trust. With good security, companies have the power to maintain stakeholder value, customer loyalty, and competitive advantage. Faced with the complexity of providing effective security, many companies are turning to outsourcing.

outsourcing strategies  notes the benefits of outsourcing security. Part 2 will evaluate the cost of such an outsourcing. Part 3 will provide guidelines for selecting a security services provider Open for Business E-commerce and e-business initiatives inspire companies to move toward an open, distributed network-computing environment. These environments are designed to enable employees, customers, partners, suppliers, and distributors to exchange and access information critical to conducting business. Unfortunately, these same Read More

Outsourcing for SMBs without Compromising your Sanity


Small and medium businesses (SMBs) often don’t know how to engage and manage outsourcing initiatives. Both outsourcing provider and seeker should together address several questions when starting a project to outsource business or technology processes. What’s the cost benefit? What are the risks involved? Find out the customer and the vendor perspectives, and how to achieve cost savings and service-level improvements.

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Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

outsourcing strategies  be reengineered or outsourced. Outsourcing may be appropriate when there is limited opportunity for differentiation and competitive advantage. Common examples include shipping and logistics. A number of third-party logistics providers exist who can provide a level of service and economy of scale that would not be possible for many individual companies. Strategic processes that typically provide greater opportunities for differentiation include forecasting, master scheduling, production scheduling, and Read More

Outsourcing, Applications Software


This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games.

outsourcing strategies  Applications Software This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, Read More

Application Outsourcing Services


BlueAlly provides a range of custom application development and management services (ADMS), which address both strategic outsourcing and capacity services engagement models. ADMS helps its clients meet fast-changing business requirements and challenges, without increasing their budgets. BlueAlly provides ADMS across various platforms and technologies, including integration of multiple technology environments. BlueAlly's specific application development services include full life-cycle application development, a web-based collaboration portal, open source application development, and enterprise architecture definition.

outsourcing strategies  Outsourcing Services BlueAlly provides a range of custom application development and management services (ADMS), which address both strategic outsourcing and capacity services engagement models. ADMS helps its clients meet fast-changing business requirements and challenges, without increasing their budgets. BlueAlly provides ADMS across various platforms and technologies, including integration of multiple technology environments. BlueAlly's specific application development services include full Read More

8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan


Today’s project management offices (PMOs) must optimize their project plans while managing complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates, and reducing resource costs. Decisions made based on the construction and interpretation of these plans have crucial consequences for the projects themselves, for the people involved, and for profits. Discover eight strategies to improve your project plans.

outsourcing strategies  Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan What PMOs are facing today can be summarized as follows: They have to optimize their project plans, while managing several complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates and, at the same time, reducing resource costs Source: PlanningForce Resources Related to 8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan : Project Plan (Wikipedia) Project Management Office (PMO) (Wikipedia) 8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan Project Planning is also known as : Plan Read More

Outsourcing-The Pros and Cons


Outsourcing’s in the news these days, what with the US presidential election and all, but it’s usually covered from an “is it good for us” angle—where “us” is the American people or the national economy. But how about you? Is it good for your organization? I’m interested in your current perspective on outsourcing—please let me know what you think by responding to the poll at the

outsourcing strategies  let A.B. Maynard, TEC’s outsourcing analyst, speak for the rest of this post—the excerpt below is from his article Outsourcing 101 - A Primer , and I thought it was an excellent overview of the factors you should consider before making a decision . Why Do It? There are a number of reasons that drive companies to outsource some or many of the work activities. The list of reasons include Lower costs (or lower total costs). Sometimes achieved through lower wages costs, but also through economies of Read More

University of Canberra Achieves a Step Change With Offshore Outsourcing


This case study showcases the University of Canberra’s (UC) successful outsourcing story amidst an increasingly competitive education industry in Australia. A broad coverage and decentralized approach to administrative support, coupled with lowering student demand and increasing budget deficit contributed to UC’s diminishing performance and margins. In order to rebuild its competitiveness, increase profitability and refocus on their core functions, UC decided to outsource its key functions to Wipro while still retaining some in-house, high-level technical or managerial role. Find out more now.

outsourcing strategies  Step Change With Offshore Outsourcing This case study showcases the University of Canberra’s (UC) successful outsourcing story amidst an increasingly competitive education industry in Australia. A broad coverage and decentralized approach to administrative support, coupled with lowering student demand and increasing budget deficit contributed to UC’s diminishing performance and margins. In order to rebuild its competitiveness, increase profitability and refocus on their core functions, UC decided to Read More

B2B E-Business Strategies for a Changing World


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outsourcing strategies  E-Business Strategies for a Changing World As one manager plainly put it, B2B e-business gets so complex, we will take help anywhere we can get it. If you've ever had that same sentiment about the complexities of conducting B2B e-business, here's a white paper that will help simplify things for you. In B2B E-Business Strategies , you'll learn about the different B2B e-business service and software products available to you in today's rapidly changing marketplace—and how they can help you build an ef Read More

Outsourcing as a Revenue Enabler


The scope of business process outsourcing (BPO) has moved beyond back-office functions. Outsourcing is increasingly being seen as a partnering tool for the generation of revenue and not just cost savings. In this white paper, Manish Dugar, Senior Vice President, Wipro BPO, talks to Outsourcing Center about how BPOs can transform themselves into revenue enablers and help organizations do business better.

outsourcing strategies  scope of business process outsourcing (BPO) has moved beyond back-office functions. Outsourcing is increasingly being seen as a partnering tool for the generation of revenue and not just cost savings. In this white paper, Manish Dugar, Senior Vice President, Wipro BPO, talks to Outsourcing Center about how BPOs can transform themselves into revenue enablers and help organizations do business better. Read More

10 Strategies for Choosing a Midmarket ERP Solution


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outsourcing strategies  Strategies for Choosing a Midmarket ERP Solution 10 Strategies for Choosing a Midmarket ERP Solution There's never been a better time to be in the market for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. ERP vendors are going all out for your business. Even tier-1 giants like Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP are aggressively marketing ERP solutions to midsized and smaller companies. But what strategies should you employ to get the most for your dollars? Find out in 10 Strategies for Choosing a Midmarket ERP Read More

Outsourcing Corporate Tax Services


In this position paper, you’ll learn the case for corporate tax services outsourcing, the varying outsourcing options, and the key reasons why most companies should rely on proven specialists to address their tax compliance and payment needs.

outsourcing strategies  services outsourcing, the varying outsourcing options, and the key reasons why most companies should rely on proven specialists to address their tax compliance and payment needs. Read More

3 Strategies for Growing Your Midsize Business


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