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  • Positive Outlook from the Egyptian BPS Market

    Jul 31, 2020, by Ivan Kotzev

      The impacts of the pandemic and lockdowns are creating winners and losers in terms of BPS delivery geos. Determining factors include a geo’s ability to manage the health and safety of workers, its success in minimizing economic disruption, and the flexibility of its labor regulators. For Egypt, the unfolding effects of COVID-19 on front-office BPS may be too early to judge, [...]

  • Qualitest Deploys AI in its QA Assessment & Consulting Activities

    Jul 28, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      QA pure-play Qualitest recently briefed NelsonHall on a new AI-based offering the company launched in 2019. The testing services industry began to deploy AI-based offerings about three years ago, starting with AI-based analytics use cases, looking at where and what to test better. Since then, the focus has shifted to AI-based automation, looking initially at the automated creation[...]

  • Mortgage & Loan Industry Facing Profound Changes, Transforms Operational Delivery

    Jul 28, 2020, by Andy Efstathiou

      NelsonHall recently completed a market assessment and forecast report on Transforming Mortgage and Loan Services. We found that the lending industry is undergoing profound operational change as it adapts to slowing loan growth and emerging customer populations that are younger and more technology savvy. For the past two years, lenders have been: Variablizing and reducing the co[...]

  • Cloud Services 2020: Pandemic Accelerates Long-Term Trends As Buyer Demand Evolves

    Jul 27, 2020, by David McIntire

      As financial results that reflect a full quarter in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic are being released by IT service vendors, one of the key themes is that while discretionary budgets are being hard hit, clients’ investment in migrating to the cloud is not slowing. For vendors, clients’ cloud adoption has acted as a mitigator of other areas where clients have delayed [...]

  • Digital Talent Acquisition Helps Survival in an Uncertain World of Work

    Jul 23, 2020, by Nikki Edwards

      Everyone speculates as to what the long-term world of work could look like as we head into the second half of 2020 and beyond. But the reality is that we don’t really know how things will pan out. While organizations might be preparing for an uptick in hiring activity behind the scenes, the biggest challenges are the ongoing uncertainty around the future of work, and even survi[...]

  • ‘Work from Anywhere’ for CX Services: Q&A with Tech Mahindra’s Ritesh Idnani

    Jul 10, 2020, by Ivan Kotzev

      If there is a silver lining to the pandemic with respect to CX services, it is the changing perception of clients and providers on the pace of digital transformation and the role of frontline staff. In a conversation with Ritesh Idnani, President of Tech Mahindra, we discuss the company’s vision for what the Future of Work looks like and some of the latest trends and technologi[...]

  • Ceridian Fuels International Growth Plans with Acquisition of Excelity Global

    Jul 06, 2020, by Pete Tiliakos

      Since its IPO in early 2018, Ceridian has remained focused on reaching its goal of achieving $1bn in revenues. A key pillar of its growth strategy toward achieving that goal is the continued adoption of its Dayforce HCM platform by large multi-national buyers across key verticals, and expanding its adoption globally by enabling and offering integrated core HR, workforce management, p[...]

  • Leading in a Pandemic Recovery World: How ADP is Supporting its Clients

    Jun 25, 2020, by Elizabeth Rennie

      Earlier in the month on the NelsonHall HR Quarterly Buyer Market Round-Up session, many buyers agreed that compliance is going to be a bigger issue in 2020 and beyond than it was before.  Before it was just table stakes, now it is about survival, and with the new WFH (Work from Home) structures, the risks are higher. I had this in mind when I joined ADP’s Analyst Day la[...]

  • Genpact’s Agile Approach to Collections to Support Scaling Operations

    Jun 12, 2020, by Andy Efstathiou

      The past decade since the global financial crisis (GFC) has been good for the lending industry. Loan delinquencies in the U.S. reached their highest level after the GFC in the first quarter of 2010 at 7.4% of commercial bank loan portfolios. Since then, loan delinquencies have fallen to 1.44% of loan portfolios as of the fourth quarter of 2019.  At the same time, loan portfolios[...]

  • Testbirds: Capitalizing on COVID-19’s Impact on Crowdtesting

    Jun 08, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to crowdtesting specialist firm Testbirds about how the firm has adapted to COVID-19 and the macroeconomic conditions. In the past two years, the crowdtesting industry has realigned its capabilities around agile testing, primarily providing services for mobile apps and websites along with chatbots and connected devices/wearables. The realignment has been success[...]

  • Infosys BPM’s $1bn Milestone & Future Trajectory

    Jun 05, 2020, by Rachael Stormonth

    Infosys BPM has reached its 18th birthday, in many cultures the age of maturity, achieving a major milestone of $1bn in annual revenues. Infosys BPM today is a very different company from its birth in 2002 when it was set up as a JV in India with Citibank, and there have been some significant developments in the last couple of years. We recently caught up with Infosys BPM CEO Anantha Radhak[...]

  • COVID-19 Accelerating the Future of CX Work: Teleperformance EMEA

    Jun 04, 2020, by Ivan Kotzev

      The COVID-19 crisis is forcing a rethink of the CX delivery model with large contact centers. The fundamental question is how to maintain people’s health and safety in an open floor space with hundreds of seats, continuous face-to-face interactions, shared equipment, and 24x7 operations. For many outsourcing clients, the pandemic was the trigger to adopt work-at-home (WAH) for [...]

  • Cognizant Acquires to Scale Up & Specialize Salesforce Services

    May 21, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to Cognizant about two planned Salesforce-related acquisitions: Code Zero and EI Technologies, which the company announced in Q1 2020. Cognizant Strengthens Specialized Billing Capabilities with Code Zero Code Zero is a U.S. Salesforce CPQ and billing specialist with experience in providing services to manufacturing firms expanding their business from selling[...]

  • Supercharged Technical Support: Augmented Reality with CSS Corp’s KYRA

    May 18, 2020, by Ivan Kotzev

      In a new social distancing world, most traditional face-to-face customer service tasks have had to digitize quickly. This trend is not new, but for some processes, it required the adoption of emerging technology and different operational models. A prime example is customer premise visits by engineers for equipment installations, parts replacement, and technical support. For several y[...]

  • Infosys Helps Utilities Navigate the Impact of COVID-19

    May 13, 2020, by John Laherty

      As with all industries, utility companies are responding to the ever-changing requirements related to COVID-19. In this short blog, we take a look at the macro and value chain impacts of COVID-19 on the utilities industry, how utilities are adjusting their business and IT priorities, and how Infosys is supporting utilities in their ongoing response. Macro-level and value chai[...]

  • everis: Digital Transformation Pivots from Discretionary to Fundamental

    May 11, 2020, by David McIntire

      Digital experience consulting has been a critical focus area for IT services clients over the last several years. NelsonHall estimates that digital experience consulting services revenues grew by 15.8% globally in 2019, and projects a CAGR of around 12% from 2021 through 2024, after the COVID-19 pandemic eases. However, with COVID-19 still spreading, digital transformation project[...]

  • Allegis Global Solutions: Leveraging Technology for Recruitment in a COVID-19 World

    May 04, 2020, by Nikki Edwards

      My initial research into Impact of COVID-19 on Recruitment Services: Vendor Perspective (March 2020) highlighted several stand-out dilemmas that client organizations face. Notably, some organizations need to continue hiring and the only way to do so is by embracing technology (sometimes reluctantly), enabling them to carry out recruitment steps remotely. Also, some sectors were rampi[...]

  • Sogeti Updates TMAP: Going Beyond SDETs with Cross-Functional Teams

    Apr 27, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      Capgemini’s Sogeti recently introduced a new TMAP book, Quality for DevOps Teams., which is a direct successor to its TMAP NEXT book published initially in 2016. TMAP NEXT has remained one of the methodology bibles that guide QA practitioners in structuring their testing projects. Sogeti has added regular updates around agile/scrum development, IoT, and digital testing that [...]

  • Payroll Services a Gateway to Broader HCM Tech & Service Adoption by U.S. Small Businesses

    Apr 21, 2020, by Pete Tiliakos

      NelsonHall recently published a new U.S. SMB Payroll Services marketing analysis specifically focused on how HR service and technology providers are meeting the increasing demand for technology-based payroll and HR solutions from emerging small-mid sized businesses (<250 employees). The SMB picture Payroll services adoption remains steady amongst buyers of all sizes and stil[...]

  • Update: How COVID-19 is Impacting the Financial Services Industry

    Apr 21, 2020, by Andy Efstathiou

      This is an update on my last blog on the impact of COVID-19 on the financial services industry. Since then, I have interviewed many more industry executives both at banks and at operations services vendors. Industry responses are still muted, but clear signs are emerging that banks will be focused on prioritizing those activities which maintain continuity and support adaptation [...]

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