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Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls


Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short of expectations—why? For one thing, you need to know what you’re getting into, by going through an intense request for proposal (RFP) process and many rounds of contract negotiations. Find out how to better manage negotiating your outsourcing contract, and more.

outsourcing trends roi  Outsourcing Solutions , IT Outsourcing Trends , IT Services Outsourcing , Outsourcing Companies , Outsourcing Company , Outsourcing Economy , Outsourcing Examples , Outsourcing Information , Outsourcing Market . Outsourcing – Part of most Business Operations Outsourcing has provided management with a powerful tool in its arsenal to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Most analyses are quite thorough in outlining the benefits yet too many outsourcing initiatives have fallen short of Read More

Chatting with TradeStone Software @ NRF BIG Retail Shows - Part 2


Part 1 of this series introduced the conundrum that retailers (especially those in the areas of fashion and apparel) encounter in the realms of design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of private label and branded goods. The article also introduced TradeStone Software and its merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions that enable a number of the world's most successful

outsourcing trends roi  consulting, and  business process outsourcing (BPO)  services, and Alix Partners , a global consulting firm that specializes in improving corporate financial and operational performance, executing corporate turnarounds, and providing litigation, consulting, and forensic accounting services. New Product Offerings At the end of 2009, TradeStone expanded its PLM for Retail offering ( a component of the Tradestone MLM Suite, as explained in Part 1 ) with the  delivery of the Creative Design module . This Read More

Enterprise Software Product Outsourcing: A Fresh Perspective for Mid-market Vendors


Creating outsourcing centers is a viable option for companies under pressure to develop quality products with tight time and budget restraints. Mid-market companies, however, often do not have this option, but can still benefit from partnering with an outsourcing provider.

outsourcing trends roi  open or work in outsourcing centers has grown. Initially a small number of professionals from India went to the US to study and eventually retained jobs there. However, because of the high demand for IT professionals, US companies began to apply for work visas to allow Indians to come to the US to work on specific projects. Then came the IT bubble burst of 20002001 and subsequently the 9/11. These two events changed everything. Due to the bubble burst, large investments in software projects slowed in US Read More

End-user Performance: Building and Maintaining ROI


Software alone is not enough to make your business run more smoothly and cost-effectively. For software to deliver value to your organization, your users must have the skills to use it accurately and intelligently. With careful planning and the right process improvement tools, best-in-class businesses are creating performance cycles that establish user acceptance and understanding up front. Shouldn’t your business be one of them?

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Offshore Outsourcing: Is There a Method to the Madness? Planning for Offshore Outsourcing


Organizations considering the offshore outsourcing of processes should seriously consider adopting a proven methodology before implementation. This will minimize risk and maximize the return associated with offshore outsourcing and will help create a successful venture.

outsourcing trends roi  Risk Appointing an offshore outsourcing lead for program management for the planning phase is highly recommended to optimize benefits and avoid disruption to the ongoing operations and momentum of the organization. The program management lead, in concert with the planning team, should develop and document a clear understanding of existing processes, owners, and costs. It is also important for the team to understand competitive, geopolitical, and pricing trends to ensure the team creates realistic targets Read More

Accelerated Outsourcing


Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain benefits sooner. Here are key issues you should consider when fast-tracking the process of scoping and negotiating a sourcing transaction. Collaboration and interaction are key to shortening the process while still achieving your end goal. Find out more.

outsourcing trends roi  Outsourcing Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain benefits sooner. Here are key issues you should consider when fast-tracking the process of scoping and negotiating a sourcing transaction. Collaboration and interaction are key to shortening the process while still achieving your end goal. Find out more. Read More

Outsourcing Management Software Tools: An Executive Point of View


Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues. Indeed, the leading cause of missed expectations in outsourcing is poor governance—after the deal is signed. For this reason, executives can benefit tremendously from outsourcing management tools, including third party vendors. Where and how do they work? And what is the cost in terms of time and money?

outsourcing trends roi  of View Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues. Indeed, the leading cause of missed expectations in outsourcing is poor governance—after the deal is signed. For this reason, executives can benefit tremendously from outsourcing management tools, including third party vendors. Where and how do they work? And what is the cost in terms of time and money? Read More

How to Ensure IT Outsourcing Value in the Public Sector


In the public sector, where it’s often more about process than the business case, recompeting a current outsourcing relationship doesn’t always make the most sense for ensuring continued value. Due to the cost and time investment in the recompete process, it can often cause more problems than solutions. In many cases, outsourcing agreements simply need to be updated to meet changing business requirements. Find out how.

outsourcing trends roi  to Ensure IT Outsourcing Value in the Public Sector In the public sector, where it’s often more about process than the business case, recompeting a current outsourcing relationship doesn’t always make the most sense for ensuring continued value. Due to the cost and time investment in the recompete process, it can often cause more problems than solutions. In many cases, outsourcing agreements simply need to be updated to meet changing business requirements. Find out how. Read More

Intel Server Trends


The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to users, vendors, and the products themselves?

outsourcing trends roi  Server Trends Intel Server Trends R. Krause - May 9, 2000 Introduction: The product space being examined is Intel-based servers (still known as PC servers in some areas). In this note, we will examine how five key trends affect users, vendors, and the product(s). In the Intel-based server market, there are five trends of note: Market consolidation Consolidation of servers within a company Focused functionality, e.g., server appliances Movement toward Linux/Linux vs. NT Stratification/segmentation Read More

The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing


Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers.

outsourcing trends roi  Cost in Business Process Outsourcing Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers. Read More

Outsourcing Center


Founded in 1997, Outsourcing Center provides outsourcing research, database directories, market intelligence, and case studies.

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The Benefits of Call Center Outsourcing


An increasing number of companies are turning to business process outsourcing (BPO) because of the many advantages it provides. In 2002, the outsourced call center industry reached $22 billion (USD) and is projected to increase to $25.7 billion (USD) over the next two years to serve the growing demand. For outsourcing to be a success, companies need an overall strategy. After that, it boils down to one question: where?

outsourcing trends roi  Benefits of Call Center Outsourcing An increasing number of companies are turning to business process outsourcing (BPO) because of the many advantages it provides. In 2002, the outsourced call center industry reached $22 billion (USD) and is projected to increase to $25.7 billion (USD) over the next two years to serve the growing demand. For outsourcing to be a success, companies need an overall strategy. After that, it boils down to one question: where? Read More

Current E-business Trends


E-business is more than a smart Web presence or a slick, flash-driven shopping cart. But thanks to astounding hype-over-Internet, droves of large and medium enterprises were woefully late in realizing the need for a sensible strategy deployment. By now, however, they have realized that e-business initiatives have to cohere strongly with overall business strategy. Yes, right, sounds good, but how?

outsourcing trends roi  E-business Trends E-business is more than a smart Web presence or a slick, flash-driven shopping cart. But thanks to astounding hype-over-Internet, droves of large and medium enterprises were woefully late in realizing the need for a sensible strategy deployment. By now, however, they have realized that e-business initiatives have to cohere strongly with overall business strategy. Yes, right, sounds good, but how? Read More

How To Monitor Your Savings In Outsourcing


This white paper will give you ideas and procedures for monitoring your savings when you invest in outsourcing projects.

outsourcing trends roi  Monitor Your Savings In Outsourcing This white paper will give you ideas and procedures for monitoring your savings when you invest in outsourcing projects. Read More