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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer
Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling TEC that they need a clearer picture of outsourcing, its potential benefits, and common pitfalls. They want examples of different types of outsourcing and advice on whether outsourcing is right for them. This primer addresses these questions.

WHY OUTSOURCING: better service or product. Why Not Do It? Outsourcing is not right for every company. The company may be too small to effectively outsource (although a concept called shared services could be right for such a company). The company s culture may not appropriate for outsourcing. There may be customer reasons that limit or prevent the company s ability to outsource. Some government agencies do not allow their contractors to outsource anything to an offshore location. Outsourcing takes a type of management
1/16/2004

Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls
The most complete information on outsourcing challenges is here. 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.

WHY OUTSOURCING: a clue as to why many Outsourcing initiatives ultimately fail. Current Mode of Operations When we contract with an engineer, architect or general contractor there is a tacit acknowledgement that these firms possess skills not inherent internally. We go through a judicious selection process to make sure we have validated the capabilities of these firms and that they possess the personnel and skills required to do a job. We also assess the compatibility we have in ideas and the ability to work together.
7/17/2009 3:18:00 PM

Outsourcing—The Pros and Cons » The TEC Blog
better service or product. Why Not Do It? Outsourcing is not right for every company. The company may be too small to effectively outsource (although a concept called “shared services” could be right for such a company). The company’s culture may not appropriate for outsourcing. There may be customer reasons that limit or prevent the company’s ability to outsource. Some government agencies do not allow their contractors to outsource anything to an offshore location. Outsourcing takes a type of

WHY OUTSOURCING: best of TEC, outsourcing basics, outsourcing pros and cons, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
25-06-2008

Who Benefits from Outsourcing?
Who Benefits from Outsourcing? Read Free White Papers or Case Studies In Relation To the Benefits of Outsourcing. While simple on the surface, the decision to outsource is a major strategic undertaking. Besides weighing cost reduction against the consequences of reduced control, companies must also consider various economic effects, political consequences, and even cultural limitations. Discover the economic and political implications of outsourcing and offshoring, and learn techniques for managing successful deals.

WHY OUTSOURCING: of the biggest reasons why outsourcing and offshoring deals fail or run into problems. A poll by Accenture revealed that while the physical obstacles to outsourcing such as telecoms and facilities have largely been resolved; the soft issues, particularly cross-cultural communication, will continue to present the main challenges to realizing global sourcing s full potential for the foreseeable future11. The primary cultural differences cited by respondents were: 1) different approaches to completing
8/28/2009 9:42:00 AM

Outsourcing Web-based Product Development
Development and enhancement budgets for an enterprise’s information architecture are under tremendous pressure to deliver cost-effective results. Indeed, enterprises are finding it more and more difficult to keep pace with new technology trends and complexities, and a growing diversity in the skills needed. So how can an enterprise ensure internal and competitive gains? Outsourcing? Maybe. But where’s your safety net?

WHY OUTSOURCING: Outsourcing Web-based Product Development Outsourcing Web-based Product Development Source: Aalpha Document Type: White Paper Description: Development and enhancement budgets for an enterprise’s information architecture are under tremendous pressure to deliver cost-effective results. Indeed, enterprises are finding it more and more difficult to keep pace with new technology trends and complexities, and a growing diversity in the skills needed. So how can an enterprise ensure internal and competitive
8/5/2008 3:13:00 PM

Rethinking Payroll Outsourcing in a Healthcare Organization
Outsourcing payroll can seem like a great idea, but giving control of your payroll data to an outside organization can cause more headaches than it takes away. Read this white paper from StarGarden to uncover facts and myths about outsourcing payroll, and to learn the five warning signs that you need a new payroll system.

WHY OUTSOURCING: Rethinking Payroll Outsourcing in a Healthcare Organization Rethinking Payroll Outsourcing in a Healthcare Organization Source: StarGarden Software Document Type: White Paper Description: Outsourcing payroll can seem like a great idea, but giving control of your payroll data to an outside organization can cause more headaches than it takes away. Read this white paper from StarGarden to uncover facts and myths about outsourcing payroll, and to learn the five warning signs that you need a new payroll
8/23/2013 10:06:00 AM

The World in Crisis: A Report on the Impact on Global Outsourcing Relations
As companies come to grips with current fiscal realities, choices may result more from reaction than the use of sound judgment. Removing vital resources and reducing services can create an even lower return on investment (ROI) than existed before downsizing. Outsourcing may offer a solution. Learn about the effects that the present financial situation will have on the outsourcing community, including buyers and suppliers.

WHY OUTSOURCING: The World in Crisis: A Report on the Impact on Global Outsourcing Relations The World in Crisis: A Report on the Impact on Global Outsourcing Relations Source: International Institute for Outsource Management Document Type: White Paper Description: As companies come to grips with current fiscal realities, choices may result more from reaction than the use of sound judgment. Removing vital resources and reducing services can create an even lower return on investment (ROI) than existed before downsizing.
10/7/2008 10:37:00 AM

Choosing the Right Call Center Outsourcing Partner: Canada Builds a Strong Case
As pressure increases to reduce costs and improve customer service, many companies are outsourcing outside the US. Although India and Malaysia are the least expensive options, companies that want to build strong long-term partnerships with a call center—while taking quality, political climate, and cost into consideration—should look north of the border. Canada builds a solid case for any company’s outsourcing dollars.

WHY OUTSOURCING: to Master Asset Management Why the Cloud Is More than Hot Air for the Manufacturing Enterprise Quality Management The 8 Ways Outdated ERP Damages Your Business Acronym-Related White Papers: Business Intelligence (BI) |  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) |  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) |  Human Capital Management (HCM) |  Information Technology (IT) |  Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) |  Return on Investment (ROI) |  Software as a Service (SaaS) |  Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
8/6/2007 3:00:00 PM

Accelerating Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing
With an uncertain future, if you want to continue growing you must step away from “business as usual” and focus on keeping operations lean and efficient. Top-level executives have directed managers to restructure and cut costs. For chief information officers (CIOs), restructuring often means consolidating IT resources to eliminate redundancy. But today, managers must look past the numbers and evaluate long-term benefits.

WHY OUTSOURCING: Accelerating Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing Accelerating Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing Source: Crossgate Document Type: White Paper Description: With an uncertain future, if you want to continue growing you must step away from “business as usual” and focus on keeping operations lean and efficient. Top-level executives have directed managers to restructure and cut costs. For chief information officers (CIOs), restructuring often means consolidating IT resources to eliminate
3/12/2009 4:04:00 PM

Why Your Organization Needs Succession Planning
Succession planning is not a new concept—so why are so many companies not actively planning for the replacement of key positions, and risk losing valuable expert knowledge and skills with the imminent retirement of their leaders? Part of the problem may lie in not being well versed in the topic. TEC human resources (HR) analyst Sherry Fox addresses some FAQ so you can see the value of succession planning for your organization.

WHY OUTSOURCING: Why Your Organization Needs Succession Planning Why Your Organization Needs Succession Planning Sherry Fox - April 25, 2012 Read Comments Once thought to apply only to “taking over a family business,” today succession planning is pertinent to companies of all sizes in all industries—all over the world. In this article, I’ll address some frequently asked questions (FAQ) that shed light on succession planning and why it’s important for your company. In the follow-up to this article, you’ll learn
4/25/2012 2:57:00 PM

Can the Nearshore equation be the smart alternative to Offshore Outsourcing?
European nearshore locations are viewed as a complementary and alternative sourcing option to onshore and offshore locations. It offers a language and culture fit, and in some cases enjoys certain international trade agreements with the client's residing countries. Malta is an ideal nearshore location because it offers significant reduced development and implementation risks and lower hidden costs.

WHY OUTSOURCING: Can the Nearshore equation be the smart alternative to Offshore Outsourcing? Can the Nearshore equation be the smart alternative to Offshore Outsourcing? Source: Crimsonwing Document Type: Case Study Description: European nearshore locations are viewed as a complementary and alternative sourcing option to onshore and offshore locations. It offers a language and culture fit, and in some cases enjoys certain international trade agreements with the client s residing countries. Malta is an ideal nearshore
4/19/2006 11:29:00 AM


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