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The Business Impact of Contact Center Attrition

The Business Impact of Contact Center Attrition

Attrition is often considered a “canary in a coal mine”— an indicator of how effectively centers are run and their ability to deliver the desired customer experience outcomes. This study goes one step further and confirms the actual business performance impact associated with attrition. Using quantitative methods, this report illustrates how attrition directly impacts both […]

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BPO THOUGHT SPOT | White Paper

BPO THOUGHT SPOT | White Paper

Welcome to this edition of BPO Thought Spot — providing you with meaningful thought leadership on the latest trends, innovations and practices in the outsourcing space. The world of outsourcing is evolving to meet the changing needs of today’s business. What began as a method of achieving labor arbitrage is transforming into a dynamic way for […]

Reaping the Rewards of Big Data | White Paper

Reaping the Rewards of Big Data | White Paper

By leveraging the huge amounts of data, organizations of all types can increase operational efficiency and quality, leading to cost and labor savings and a competitive edge, along with streamlines processes and a better ability to fight fraud. In this white paper, you’ll learn how organizations are managing and analyzing proliferating data and how these […]

Data Center Economics – Analyzing Challenges and Opportunities | White Paper

Data Center Economics – Analyzing Challenges and Opportunities | White Paper

Data continues to proliferate across all industries, making it necessary for organizations of all types to optimize their data center operations and develop data center management strategies in order to operate efficiently, remain competitive and successfully leverage their data. Read this white paper to learn how and why today’s organizations are currently approaching data center […]

Can Offshore BPO Have an Impact Beyond the Bottom Line? | Article

Can Offshore BPO Have an Impact Beyond the Bottom Line? | Article

A new study by Monitor Group and the Rockefeller Foundation examines BPO that delivers a “double bottom line”—a strong business case and social impact. There’s little doubt that offshoring business process work can deliver cost savings for outsourcing customers and profits for business process outsourcing (BPO) providers. But can the BPO industry actually improve the […]

BPO Study’s Surprising Findings on Value and Long-Term Intent in Outsourcing Relationships | Article

BPO Study’s Surprising Findings on Value and Long-Term Intent in Outsourcing Relationships | Article

Buyers of outsourcing services want their service providers to invest in technologies that bring continual improvement to the outsourced processes. Providers want to invest only where it is also beneficial to their margins in the long run. Therein lies a conflict. Are there reliable predictors of a buyer’s intent for a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship […]

Audio: Why Businesses are Turning to BPO for More than Bottom-Line Savings | Article

Audio: Why Businesses are Turning to BPO for More than Bottom-Line Savings | Article

Peter Bendor-Samuel, Everest Group CEO, discusses how strategic BPO services can help grow your business even while driving bottom-line savings.

Cloud Computing: Hackett Study Identifies Emerging Best Practices and Experiences of Early Adopters | White Paper

Cloud Computing: Hackett Study Identifies Emerging Best Practices and Experiences of Early Adopters | White Paper

The Hackett Group recently conducted a study to understand what companies are doing in the area of cloud computing, where the greatest areas of opportunity and risk are, and early lessons learned that may make adoption easier and more successful for those still on the sidelines. Study findings are segmented into two groups of participants […]

Trends in Government eHealth | White Paper

Trends in Government eHealth | White Paper

eHealth is a relatively recent healthcare practice that involves simplifying processes related to information, communication and transactions within and between healthcare institutions and professionals with the help of information and telecommunications technologies. Currently in practice in a handful of countries around the world, eHealth efforts can improve coordination and integration of healthcare delivery, empower individuals […]

Combating the “Hidden” Costs of Managing Outsourcing | Article

Combating the “Hidden” Costs of Managing Outsourcing | Article

Industry media, especially over the past two years, often points out that a significantly high number of outsourcing arrangements do not deliver the promised cost savings due to “hidden” costs associated with managing the relationship. This is especially true, the reports state, in outsourcing relationships with an offshore delivery component, where administrative costs increase due […]

Six Key Success Factors for Outsourcing | White Paper

Six Key Success Factors for Outsourcing | White Paper

New capabilities, like cloud computing, software-as-a-service, mobile device web access, and data center virtualization and consolidation, are significantly changing both the possibilities and the complexities of outsourcing IT functions. Analysts predict radical change in the shape of IT “factory” functions such as end-user support and help-desk services. However, an Information Week survey notes that almost […]

Outsourcing Center Decision Perspectives on Service Provider Selection | White Paper

Outsourcing Center Decision Perspectives on Service Provider Selection | White Paper

A study of 65 buyers in Outsourcing Center’s 2009 Outsourcing Excellence Awards program revealed an important differentiation in service providers’ mindsets and the way they address problems or opportunities. This Decision Perspectives briefing describes the characteristics in both mindsets along with how they differ in handling issues that arise in an outsourcing relationship. This briefing […]

Days that Outsourcing Buyers Want to Forget – Study Reveals Important Factors in Service Provider Selection Criteria | Article

Days that Outsourcing Buyers Want to Forget – Study Reveals Important Factors in Service Provider Selection Criteria | Article

You know the feelings that surround a day you’d like to forget. Stress. Anxiety. Embarrassment. Regret. Revisiting a decision. Now place all of that in the context of an outsourcing relationship on a day when something goes wrong – really wrong. A revenue-generating, ERP, or payroll system goes down. A hurricane or tsunami wipes out […]

Study Shows Outsourcing Best Practices are Changing | Article

Study Shows Outsourcing Best Practices are Changing | Article

In outsourcing, “best practices” are a method, procedure, activity, technique, or process known to produce desired outcomes. Who deems them to be the “best?” Often, it’s an industry or association regulation or recommendation. Sometimes, it’s an expert opinion such as those from an analyst or consulting firm; at other times, it’s a service provider or […]

Outsourcing Decision Perspectives: Benchmarking | White Paper

Outsourcing Decision Perspectives: Benchmarking | White Paper

A study of 65 buyers in Outsourcing Center’s 2009 Outsourcing Excellence Awards program revealed an important differentiation in service providers’ mindsets and the way they address problems or opportunities. This Decision Perspectives briefing describes the characteristics in both mindsets along with how they differ in handling issues that arise in an outsourcing relationship. This briefing […]

When an Outsourcing Service Provider’s Lack of Domain Knowledge is a Good Thing | Article

When an Outsourcing Service Provider’s Lack of Domain Knowledge is a Good Thing | Article

How important to the value proposition for an outsourcing initiative is the service provider’s domain knowledge specific to the buyer’s industry? Many buyers report that the provider’s expertise in a particular business process ranks higher in importance than industry expertise when selecting a service provider. But there are situations where industry knowledge is crucial, especially […]