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Can RPA Really Support BPO?

I have recently written about the development of Robot Process Automation (RPA) as a way that robots are becoming seriously involved in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and what this means for the service industry more generally. My last blog suggested … Continue reading

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Is RPA really a significant threat to Offshore BPO?

I have blogged recently about the ‘rise of the robots’ and the positive benefits associated with this for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). A number of industry commentators have made reference to the impact on offshore BPO as companies look to … Continue reading

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We are the Robots: The rise of Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a subject that has just crept up quietly for many people. Most of us are aware that manufacturers have long used ‘robots’ to automate repetitive or dangerous processes, but now the robots are entering the … Continue reading

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BPO can work smarter, not cheaper

Phil Fersht’s ‘Horses for Sources’ blog is a great antidote to most consultant and analyst reports with an irreverence that means it must be the only blog about outsourcing where you will regularly laugh at the articles – and the … Continue reading

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NOA Council Elections – vote now!

The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) is a not-for-profit trade body focused on every aspect of outsourcing. The organisation publishes research, conducts conferences and other events, and strives to ensure that companies who use outsourcing within their business can learn how … Continue reading

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Making services innovation a reality today

Outsource Magazine and the consulting firm Alsbridge were recently looking for some examples of innovation so I thought I’d respond here on the blog with a few ideas. Innovation is a word that is used so often in product brochures … Continue reading

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How do you cope with new #custserv channels?

One of the biggest changes to the customer experience in the past half-decade has been the explosion of channels that customers can use to communicate with brands and the freedom of choice. By freedom, I mean that customers will often … Continue reading

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And so 2014 is almost with us…

I recently asked you – the blog readers – for your ideas on trends we might see in the industry in 2014. I have seen a few great ideas on Twitter and I’m grateful to everyone who has been sharing … Continue reading

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Hfs: The latest for outsourcing in 2013

Hfs Research is a great place to look for pragmatic analysis of the global sourcing market and their latest annual ‘state of the outsourcing industry’ survey for 2013 has just been published. The key findings of the new research include: … Continue reading

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The real reasons to explore outsourcing

While I was flicking through the pages of a call centre magazine recently I came across an article titled ‘the top nine reasons to outsource to the Philippines.’ The article lists a whole range of reasons you should be outsourcing … Continue reading

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