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  • AGS Takes QUANTUM Leap in the Workforce Acquisition Framework Space

    Oct 16, 2018, by Nikki Edwards

      Earlier this month, Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) launched the QUANTUM Platform™ to the U.S. market.  QUANTUM is a workforce acquisition (WA) framework comprising a total talent strategy, a sourcing methodology, and a technology platform all in one. 18 months in the making, the idea was initiated about a decade ago, as discussions began around the roadblocks associated wi[...]

  • Highlights from IBM & The Weather Company at Red Bull Racing (vlog)

    Oct 16, 2018, by Mike Smart

      Mike Smart presents summary highlights from IBM and The Weather Company at Red Bull Racing.[...]

  • Infosys’ Digital Services Strategy for Banking & Financial Services

    Oct 11, 2018, by Andy Efstathiou

    I recently attended the Infosys Confluence event in California to look at the vendor’s activities in banking & financial services (BFS). Here are the key takeaways. Under its current CEO, Infosys has taken a new software-agnostic approach to digital business, which is yielding results. Infosys has proprietary platforms, including Finacle, for core banking and NIA for AI. However, [...]

  • HCM & Payroll Integration: A Look at CloudPay Connect 2.0

    Oct 09, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      As organizations of all sizes continue to re-evaluate and address legacy HR and payroll systems and processes en route to enhanced digital operating models, cloud-based applications are increasingly being selected as the vehicle for HR transformation. With the introduction and increasing prevalence of advanced APIs, buyers are being afforded the ability to leverage a “best of c[...]

  • Highlights from Workday Rising 2018 (vlog)

    Oct 08, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      Pete Tiliakos presents a round-up of the latest developments from Workday and the key discussion points from the Workday Rising annual user conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada.[...]

  • UiPath’s Go! Automation Marketplace Aims to Accelerate RPA Adoption in Enterprise Clients

    Oct 08, 2018, by David Mayer

      UiPath held its 2018 UiPathForward event October 3-4, 2018, in Miami, Florida. The focus of proceedings was the October release of the company’s software and a related trio of major announcements: a new automation marketplace, new investment in partner technology and marketing, and a new academic alliance program. The analyst session included a visit from CEO Daniel Dines an[...]

  • Wipro Harmony Simplifies GBS Harmonization & Automation

    Oct 04, 2018, by John Willmott

      Wipro has a long history of building operations platforms in support of shared services and has been evolving its Base))) platform for 10 years. The platform started life as a business process management (i.e. workflow) platform and includes Base))) Core, a BPM platform in use within ~25 Wipro operations floors, and Base))) Prism, providing operational metrics. These elements of B[...]

  • Cielo: Latest Developments & RPO Growth in Latin America

    Oct 04, 2018, by Gary Bragar

      Last week, I attended Cielo’s annual analyst event, held at its service center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here I round up the latest high-level developments at the RPO vendor, then take a closer look at its Latin American business. Latest developments & 2020 roadmap Cielo performs ~157k hires for ~154 clients in ~92 countries in 36 languages. Clients are served by ~2[...]

  • U.S. RCM Outsourcing Services Market Ripe for Consolidation

    Sep 21, 2018, by Sven Lohse

      The healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) outsourcing services market in the U.S. seems ripe for disruption and consolidation. The macro factors include: Contraction in the number of hospital locations and hospital systems Speedy erosion in the number of small, independent physicians’ practices Increasing complexity in reimbursement models and processes Increasi[...]

  • Arvato CRM’s JV with Saham Group Consolidates EMEA Position

    Sep 21, 2018, by Ivan Kotzev

    Bertelsmann, the parent company of Arvato CRM Solutions, has announced plans to combine Arvato CRM with the CX services business of the Pan-African Saham Group. The joint venture will have 50/50 ownership, with ~ €1.2bn combined annual revenues and ~48k employees in 25 countries. The deal is expected to close in January 2019. Saham Group & partnership history Founded in 1995 in [...]

  • Virtusa’s Open Innovation Platform: Enabling Curated Access to FinTech Vendors

    Sep 19, 2018, by Andy Efstathiou

    This is the latest in a recent series of blogs on open banking, which is likely to become the biggest driver of change in the banking industry since double-entry bookkeeping swept the industry in Genoa during the 1300s. I recently talked with Virtusa’s xLabs, a digital innovation hub within Virtusa, about their approach to open banking and what their roadmap is for the future. Open In[...]

  • Advances in HR Tech: The View from The Strip

    Sep 19, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week, I attended two HR events at opposite ends of the Las Vegas strip: HR Technology conference and SuccessFactors’ SuccessConnect client event. Together, they attracted ~14k HR leaders, practitioners, vendors, analysts, thought leaders, and clients, and had the common theme and purpose of showcasing the latest HR technologies and innovations that are enabling employ[...]

  • TCS Takes Agile Value Stream Approach to Bank Enterprise Transformation

    Sep 18, 2018, by Andy Efstathiou

      I recently attended the TCS Business 4.0 conference in Boston to understand TCS’ latest developments in the BFSI sector. Here are the key takeaways. BFSI represented 32.5% of TCS’ Q2 2018 revenues and generated $7.7bn in revenue over the latest twelve months. TCS reports 20% of BFSI revenues are derived from its digital offerings, with BFSI clients adopting digital tec[...]

  • Tech Mahindra Continues to Shift Performance Testing Portfolio Toward Next-Gen Services

    Sep 13, 2018, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked with Performance Engineering, a horizontal unit within Tech Mahindra and a growth story within the firm’s testing practice: the unit’s headcount has nearly tripled in the last four years to 1.2k. Part of this success relates to changes that Tech Mahindra has made to its service portfolio, which has expanded from a specialized testing offering (perfor[...]

  • Sopra Steria’s Digital Enablers Program: Increased Adoption & AI in Mind

    Sep 07, 2018, by Dominique Raviart

      While Sopra Steria may be known for its execution excellence and its investment in delivery industrialization, it had not really invested in creating accelerators and IP. Then, early last year it launched its Digital Enablers program with accelerators in mind. The company followed a slightly different approach to some of its peers in India, and initially focused on providing its d[...]

  • Rackspace Jump-starts its Salesforce Services Business with RelationEdge

    Sep 04, 2018, by Dominique Raviart

      NelsonHall recently caught up with managed cloud and hosting vendor Rackspace. We discussed Rackspace’s May 2018 acquisition of a Salesforce consulting and systems integration partner, RelationEdge, and how the acquisition fits into its plans. Who is RelationEdge? RelationEdge (RE) was founded in 2013, in San Diego, CA. The company is positioned as a business process reen[...]

  • Capgemini Strengthens Digital HR Portfolio with Just-In-Time Launch of Digital Learning Operations

    Aug 31, 2018, by Amy Gurchensky

      Capgemini has launched a new offering in its digital HR portfolio, Digital Learning Operations (DLO). A key feature of DLO is platform flexibility, important because next-gen platforms are better at delivering just-in-time training personalized for the learner. DLO is also important because its Digital Content Factory focuses on providing content via digital modalities, which ar[...]

  • The CX Workforce Challenge & How Vendors Are Responding

    Aug 31, 2018, by Ivan Kotzev

      In February, industry veteran and CEO of SYKES, Chuck Sykes, commented during the earnings call on CX services market trends: ‘… in the U.S., at least in my time, there is no time in the company's history that I can recall seeing this level of labor challenge. And it actually is something that you're going to see in a lot of developed countries around the world.&[...]

  • 7 Process Characteristics That Are Key to Blockchain Adoption

    Aug 30, 2018, by David Mayer

      With the rise of every new technology, there is a parallel rush among enterprises to incorporate it into the near-term IT roadmap, and for good reason: new technologies offer cost savings, CX improvement, better risk management, and a host of other benefits that look terrific in annual reports and quarterly earnings documentation. Nowhere is that trend more prevalent than in block[...]

  • TCS: Advances in KYC Processing Require a Comprehensive Approach to Data Management

    Aug 23, 2018, by Andy Efstathiou

      Since the financial crisis, regulators have been tightening the KYC processes banks are required to undertake. Enhanced KYC requirements have been applied across many regulations, including MiFID, PSD2, and ultimate beneficial ownership requirements (U.S. CDD Rule). And, as compliance requirements have increased, banks have spent increasing amounts of time and resources on addressing[...]

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