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  • Infosys’ Analytics Practice Aims to Bridge Business Needs & AI-Related Technical Services

    Nov 11, 2019, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to Infosys about its analytics and big data capabilities in its Data and Analytics (DNA) practice. DNA is a significant practice within Infosys, which we estimate represents ~8% of Infosys’ headcount. It continues to enhance its portfolio, expanding from technical services to business services, and segments its portfolio around three themes: Modernize, Mon[...]

  • Entering the Voice Bot Age: Tech Mahindra Launches m.ai.a

    Nov 01, 2019, by Ivan Kotzev

      Voice bots are a tiny part of the customer service and outsourced CX services market today. However, they are significant both in terms of investment and the attention they are receiving from organizations. In both smart home devices (voice assistants) and traditional telephony, voice bots are growing (*see a sample of news items from October 2019 at the end of the text). With div[...]

  • Atos North America: Back to Growth

    Nov 01, 2019, by Rachael Stormonth

    What a difference a year makes. Atos recently held its second North America business event in Dallas, just under a year since completing its acquisition of Syntel. Last year’s event focused on the newly formed Atos-Syntel organization in North America, and also on how, with a new CEO in place, North America was starting to address some legacy problems and to manage a situation where a[...]

  • Cognizant Focuses on Growing its Salesforce Practice while Verticalizing Capabilities

    Oct 30, 2019, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked with Cognizant’s Salesforce Consulting & Solutions Group (CSG) unit, recently set up in Europe. The unit reflects ongoing investment by Cognizant in its Salesforce capabilities, with a more vertical focus, accommodating Salesforce’s growing product portfolio.   CSG complements the capabilities of Cognizant Interactive and Cognizant Consultin[...]

  • Cielo: Reimagining & Redefining RPO

    Oct 29, 2019, by Nikki Edwards

      The pace of change in RPO and contingent worker outsourcing has been unprecedented in recent years due to technological advancements and the range of services expected by buyside organizations. Cielo recently organized a customer and analyst day to explore what talent acquisition (TA) might look like in the next five years. Speaking with several of Cielo’s clients, they comm[...]

  • UiPath: Forging Connections Between Business Users & Automation

    Oct 24, 2019, by Mike Smart

      Reboot work was the slogan for UiPath’s recent Forward III partner event, a reference to rethinking the way we work. UiPath’s vision is to elevate employees above repetitive and tedious tasks to a world of creative, fulfilling work. The company’s vision is driven by an automation first mindset, along with the concept of a bot for everyone and human-automation collab[...]

  • Machine Learning at the Heart of Workday’s Next Wave of Innovation

    Oct 24, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week Workday held its 13th Workday Rising client event in Orlando, Florida. The platform’s annual event continues to grow substantially, with more than 13k in attendance this year, up from ~10k attendees in Las Vegas at the 2018 event. The growth in attendance points squarely to the continued steady adoption of the Workday platform, which is now supporting >2.8k[...]

  • Genpact Acquires Rightpoint to Strengthen 'Experience' Capability

    Oct 24, 2019, by John Willmott

      Enterprise operations transformation requires three critically important capabilities: Domain process expertise and the ability to identify new “digital” target operating models Transformational technology capability, leveraging technologies such as cloud platforms and intelligent automation to elevate straight-through processing and self-service principles ahead [...]

  • Infosys Spreads its Wings from Wingspan to ‘Live Enterprise Suite’

    Oct 17, 2019, by Rachael Stormonth

    The tone at the recent Infosys Confluence Americas event in Arizona was, unsurprisingly, quietly confident: Infosys has delivered five straight quarters of strong CC growth, with its largest sector Financial Services delivering improving topline growth (having been affected by market softness in some areas), Digital now representing over 38% of total revenues, and the order book looking strong[...]

  • Automation Anywhere’s Enterprise A2019, Simpler to Use, Quicker to Scale

    Oct 10, 2019, by Mike Smart

    ‘Anything Else is Legacy’ was the messaging presented at Automation Anywhere’s Enterprise A2019 launch, hosted in New York. The event, the first under new CMO Riadh Dridi, showcased improvements in the new version of the Automation Anywhere platform around: Experience – the most immediate change is in the UI. While prior versions utilized code, workflow, and mixed [...]

  • NIIT Technologies Delivers Digital Transformation with Capacity & Capability at Speed and Scale

    Oct 10, 2019, by Andy Efstathiou

      At its 2019 Engage Client Forum last week, NIIT Technologies explained how it is adapting to a continuously changing business and technology environment to deliver digital transformation for its clients. At its 2019 Engage Client Forum, NIIT Technologies explained how it is adapting to a continuously changing business and technology environment to deliver digital transformation fo[...]

  • Democratizing Analytics: Tech Mahindra Virtual Analyst

    Sep 30, 2019, by Ivan Kotzev

      A common theme in NelsonHall’s Advances in Analytics BPS market analysis is that organizations’ need to operationalize data has matured beyond BI and simple visualization. Companies do not want to wait days to build a report and weeks, or even months, to generate insights. They need to fill the AI-analytics continuum, democratize data discovery and data manipulations, and[...]

  • ADP’s Next-Generation Platforms Have Arrived

    Sep 19, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week ADP held its annual analyst day event at its innovation lab in Chelsea, NY, where its executive leadership provided updates on the progress of its latest portfolio of next-generation HR and payroll solutions. The event was noticeably more crowded than in previous years, not only from a strong analyst community turnout but also from the growing ADP product leadership te[...]

  • Infosys Accelerates BFS Growth in NA with Platform-Based Digital Services Sales

    Sep 17, 2019, by Andy Efstathiou

      At the 2019 Infosys Confluence North American event last week, we spoke with execs about how Infosys has been driving accelerated growth in the BFSI sector in North America. Most of Infosys’ revenues in BFSI are in Banking and Financial (BFS) services, where the recent growth been based on the following major activities: Installations of Finacle: in the past two years, Fi[...]

  • OneSource Virtual’s RPaaS: Progress & Future Plans

    Sep 16, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      Last October at Workday Rising in Las Vegas, OneSource Virtual (OSV) introduced RPaaS, a Robotic Process as a Service offering, and the first HR-focused robotic process automation as a service solution targeted toward the mid-market buyer. RPaaS is a 'turnkey RPA solution’ that eliminates the need for adopters to make substantial investments in developing advanced automa[...]

  • Salvino Takes The Helm at DXC

    Sep 14, 2019, by Rachael Stormonth

    The big news this week has been the announcement late on Wednesday of the appointment of Mike Salvino as CEO of DXC Technology, with immediate effect. Mike Lawrie stays as Chairman until the end of the year, whereupon he will retire. Apparently, Lawrie and the board began discussions about a planned retirement about a year ago; Salvino has been on the DXC board since May 23, so he has some kno[...]

  • CX Automation in Practice: Reality Check with Webhelp

    Sep 13, 2019, by Ivan Kotzev

      The inevitable automation of the contact center role has become such as surefire prediction in mass media, by CEOs, and even politicians, that a more realistic view of the industry may seem impossible. In this blog, I look at Webhelp’s assessment of the CX automation landscape and the realistic challenges and opportunities in the market. Customer-facing automation requires s[...]

  • Infosys Innovation Centers: Localizing Innovation & Talent

    Sep 05, 2019, by David McIntire

    Infosys is undergoing an internal transformation to become what it calls a Live Enterprise with the objective of accelerating its service delivery and adaptability to changing client needs. The core of Live Enterprise entails the expanded use of data and automation to support an evolving workforce. Infosys has introduced a number of tools and accelerators to orchestrate its services and facili[...]

  • NelsonHall Launches Industry-First Intelligent Automation Platform Evaluation

    Sep 03, 2019, by Mike Smart

      NelsonHall has just launched an industry-first evaluation of Intelligent Automation (IA) platforms, including platforms from Antworks, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, Datamatics, IPsoft, Jacada, Kofax, Kryon, Redwood, Softomotive, and UiPath. As RPA and artificial intelligence converge to address more sophisticated use cases, we at NelsonHall feel it is now time for an [...]

  • Alight Solutions Boosts Global Presence & Cloud HR Capability with Acquisition of NGA HR

    Aug 30, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week the payroll services market experienced yet another consolidation of major vendors, with Alight Solutions (‘Alight’) announcing its intent to acquire multi-country payroll specialist NGA HR. Although the deal terms were not disclosed, once approved (expected by Q4, possibly Q1 2020 at the latest), the acquisition will bring together two leading HR BPaaS [...]

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