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  • NIIT: Insurance Product Launch

    Sep 26, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    NIIT is set to launch its latest offering to the insurance market next week, in the form of an upgraded policy and claims administration system which will join its existing set of insurance tools. NIIT has delivered IT services to its Lloyds of London clients for some 20-years, using its insurance specific tools: Subscribe: NIIT’s existing policy administration platform, a multi-cur[...]

  • Sitel's New Commercial Model Bears Fruit Following Transformational Contract Win with TDC

    Sep 16, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Sitel has been awarded a two year 800 FTE CMS contract by Danish telecom provider TDC, following an initial contact that was made with twelve potential suppliers in November 2013. This is TDC’s largest foray into outsourcing its CMS function by agent number and by total value, with headcount representing approximately one third of total CMS capacity. The contract includes the transfer of [...]

  • Genpact Q2 Results: The Transformation Remains a 'Wait & See' Game

    Aug 01, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Genpact’s Q2 2014 results show similar mid-single digit (5%) top line growth to Q1 (4.9%), in line with prior guidance for the year of 4%-6% (this has now been adjusted to 5-7% to include a revenue contribution from its Q2 acquisition of Pharmalink). But it is substantially below the 12.1% growth seen in 2013.   EBIT margin was 13.0%, down both sequentially (-7 bps) and y/y (-157 bps[...]

  • Buy Rather than Build Continues to be a Key Theme in Insurance BPO in EMEA

    Aug 01, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Be it in support of healthcare, the London market or consulting capabilities, the U.K. insurance BPO market is seeing a lot of acquisitive action from four major players who have already made significant acquisitions in the H1 2014.  Starting with two of the most acquisitive vendors in insurance BPO: Innovation Group and Quindell continue to build operational scale Earlier this month, A[...]

  • Teleperformance H1 Results: Recent Acquisitions Look Set to Bear Fruit

    Jul 31, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    With like-for-like growth of 10.3% this is another strong quarter for Teleperformance although it continues to be challenged to its exposure to exchange rate fluctuations in the LATAM region resulting in reported revenue growth of 4.1%. Its Brazil business is contending with a stalling economy and a sharply depreciating currency, although it is still profitable and[...]

  • Another F&A BPO Win in the Nordics for Cognizant: Significant Potential for Expansion

    Jul 23, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Cognizant recently announced a F&A BPO contract award by facility management services group ISS, covering its operations in the Nordics. This is the third F&A BPO client win for Cognizant in the Nordics. The first award was with Volvo, announced March 2011, followed by one at Norway Post, in partnership with local partner Visma, in July 2011. Cognizant’s clie[...]

  • EXL Acquires Blue Slate Solutions to Enhance Business Process Analytics in the Healthcare Payer Sector

    Jul 20, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    EXL recently announced the acquisition of Albany, NY-based Blue Slate Solutions. Blue Slate, founded in 2000 by CEO Rick Barnett, has from its inception focused on data driven business consulting and services. Today, with a staff of 35, it focuses on developing simplified data models and business processes for health insurers (~85% of its business, including large insurers and Medicare contractors[...]

  • Teleperformance Boosts U.S. Market Capabilities with Acquisition of Aegis Regional Operations

    Jul 10, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    After three months of talks, Teleperformance is to acquire Aegis' U.S, Philippines and Cost Rican operations for $610m. The transaction will involve the transfer of 19,000 agents (18,000 work stations) in 16 centers, representing ~$400m in annual revenues.  Aegis will bring to Teleperformance the following operations: The U.S: nine sites with ~5,300 total seats The Ph[...]

  • Looking at Acquisition Activity in the CMS Market

    Jul 02, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    After a quiet year of acquisitions in the contact center outsourcing market in 2013, 2014 activity so far has been more inline with what we’ve come to expect of this market in terms of the volume of acquisitions. Most of the acquisitions so far this year have been to enhance, and in some case establish, geographic presence, for example: Webhel[...]

  • Virtual Operations Sees Take Up of RPA in Healthcare, Financial Services and BPO

    Jun 19, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    NelsonHall recently spoke with management from Virtual Operations, a privately held Dallas, TX-based provider of consulting, implementation and technical services around robotic process automation (RPA).  The company was founded in 2012 by Dan Hudson and Matt Smith who had previously worked together at OnTarget Partners and other ventures.  We asked them about the growth that they a[...]

  • Evolution of Outsourced Social Media Services at Sitel

    Jun 12, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Google+, the list goes on . . .  the need for both B2C and B2B enterprises to establish and foster a social presence has evolved from a nice to have to an essential capability . . . yaaawn! We’ve heard this so many times that we are at risk of ignoring it, like irritating boy band lyrics. But unlike the boy band lyrics, there is some truth to the message. [...]

  • Brazil's Not Playing Ball But Teleperformance Continues to Blaze

    May 23, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Teleperformance has had an impressive quarter that might have resulted in 9.1% growth if it wasn't for the extremely unfavorable exchange rate fluctuations which resulted in an overall negative impact of €32.7m ($44.2m). Despite this Teleperformance achieved 3% y/y revenue growth in the quarter to €610m. Growth in the English-speaking market & Asia-Pacific SBU w[...]

  • Genpact: "The Art of the Possible"

    May 23, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    NelsonHall recently attended a Genpact analyst forum in Boston, where we were keen to learn more about the changes in its strategy that Genpact announced in February to effect a major transformation of its business (see our blog “Genpact: Slow Progress on Transformation Strategy in 2013 - Unveils Next Phase of Plan: http://research.nelson-hall.com/blog/?avpage-views=blog&type=post&po[...]

  • Law Firms, Essential Partners in the LPO Competition

    May 15, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Last week, U.K. law firm Optima Legal and its subsidiary Cost Advocates were granted an Alternative Business Structure (‘ABS’) license by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (‘SRA’), marking the entrance of BPO services provider Capita into the legal market. The acquisition of Optima by Capita is imminent. It will bring in new capabilities in reserved activities (propert[...]

  • Aligning Cost to Performance: How Digital Transformation is Nurturing the Insurance Industry

    May 14, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Blonde hair, blue eyes, fair skin – we know about our physical make up... what about our digital make up? What does our Code Halo say about us? And more importantly – who does it say it to? How is this “changing the rules”? Yesterday, Cognizant launched its book: Code Halos, which looks at the way in which our digital composition is changing the way industries operate. T[...]

  • Genpact's Acquisition of Pharmalink: The Right Space at the Right Time

    May 02, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Genpact’s acquisition of Pharmalink expands its capability to offer an increasingly important range of life sciences regulatory services, especially for the pharmaceutical majors. Pharmalink, a small but global player in this niche space, has established important relationships with several of the largest pharmaceutical companies since its inception around 15 years ago.&n[...]

  • Complimentary Demand: The Blossoming Role of LPO in Risk Management

    Apr 25, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Last week, MphasiS announced the launch of its next generation Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRS) service, in partnership with legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider Mindcrest, to its North American BFSI client base. Services within the scope of the offering include: Contract remediation Document review Consent order fulfillment Corporate compliance research. MphasiS will [...]

  • Complimentary Demand: The Blossoming Role of LPO in Risk Management

    Apr 25, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Last week, MphasiS announced the launch of its next generation Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRS) service, in partnership with legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider Mindcrest, to its North American BFSI client base. Services within the scope of the offering include: Contract remediation Document review Consent order fulfillment Corporate compliance research. MphasiS will [...]

  • Serco's Profits Decline Following its Annus Horribilis

    Mar 04, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Serco announced its 2013 results this week including: Revenue £4,288.1m up +5.6%, up +6.7% at constant currency (CC) Operating profit was £143.8m, a margin of 3.4%, down 330 bps The decline in profits was anticipated with a warning given by the company to this effect only a few weeks ago. In this period, Serco reported a net exceptional charge of £90.5m, reflecting p[...]

  • Hartlepool Council Goes for a Safe Bet with ICT Partnership Award to Northgate PS

    Feb 10, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    The new deal between Hartlepool Council and Northgate Public Services (PS) shows how old-style local authority partnership contracts can evolve. This, is a low risk deal for Hartlepool Council, unlike other local authority partnerships of yester-year that failed to deliver.  For a start, Northgate has provided the Council’s IT services since 2001 and it has already established a presenc[...]

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