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  • CGI: Combining Effective Consolidation with Platform-Based Services

    May 31, 2016, by Rachael Stormonth

    In August 2015, we asked ‘Is CGI Ready to Pull the Acquisition Trigger?’It’s been four years CGI’s last big acquisition (Logica), and CGI watchers are still waiting to see what big move CGI will make next. Here I take a look at what’s driving CGI’s growth plans, and what we should expect next. As a consolidator, CGI positions on taking a long-term strategic v[...]

  • M&A Activity (Part 3): Further Scale and Digital Remain Priorities in 2016

    Mar 31, 2016, by Dominique Raviart

    In December 2015, we published two blogs about M&A activity in the IT services industry in 2015 (here are the links for Part 1 and Part 2). This blog examines M&A activity in IT services in Q1 2016 and sets our expectations for the rest of this year. In short, 2016 started off with a bang, with two very large IT services acquisitions announced in the first [...]

  • IoT in Manufacturing: It’s Not Just About Efficiency

    Mar 10, 2016, by Mike Smart

    When you imagine how manufacturing companies might be making use of the Internet of Things (IoT), chances are the first image that comes to mind is of factory robots. These and SCADA systems have been providing remote monitoring and management systems for many years, well before the term IoT was coined. And, as you’d expect, manufacturers are integrating IoT-based solutions into their M2M sy[...]

  • Internet of Things: Connected Vehicle Market Driving Towards $1.5Bn by 2020

    Feb 24, 2016, by Mike Smart

    This is the first in a series of blogs looking at various aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Here I take a look at the use of IoT in the connected vehicle space, and at the shape of market potential. IoT can be used to build connected vehicle systems to enable: Vehicle-to-vehicle communication so that vehicles can update each other on road conditions, allow vehicles to proper[...]

  • CGI: Ready to Pull the Acquisition Trigger?

    Aug 06, 2015, by Rachael Stormonth

    CGI's Q3 FY 15 results included: Revenues of CDN$2.56bn, down 3.5% y/y in CC and flat sequentially Adjusted EBIT margin of 14.5%, up 167 bps y/y Full results are available here. The y/y CC revenue decline (the same as in Q2) is attributed to the wind down of U.S. government healthcare projects, continued delays in U.S. federal procurement, and the slowdown in U.K. government sp[...]

  • NelsonHall Remains Cautious about ITO Spending in 2015 Despite 40% Increase in Q1 Bookings

    Apr 08, 2015, by Dominique Raviart

    This week NelsonHall held its quarterly IT Outsourcing (ITO) Index webcast to report on the latest developments in ITO contract activity and present an analysis of spending activity for IT services, professional services (i.e. consulting and systems integration) and ITO. Background ITO Index data shows a steady (but non-linear) decline in Total Contract Value (TCV) from 2002 onwards. The lev[...]

  • Talent Management and Global Reach the Key Drivers for HRO M&A Activity: 2014 Review and 2015 Outlook

    Feb 05, 2015, by NelsonHall Analyst

    By Amy Gurchensky, Liz Rennie and Gary Bragar With total HRO service growth in the high single digits in 2014, service providers are growing both organically and inorganically to meet clients’ needs. The primary reasons for M&A and partnerships across HRO service lines were to enhance service delivery capability (60%) and support geographic expansion (40%). Here we take a closer look [...]

  • CGI Q1 FY 15 Results: Claims A Strong Start to The Year, though Revenues Down in All Geos Apart from U.K.

    Feb 03, 2015, by Rachael Stormonth

    CGI CEO Michael Roach describes Q1 FY 2015 results as “strong”– and yet revenue was down in every region apart from the U.K. (putting aside the 0.9% CC growth in APAC to CDN$108.7m).  The 169% book-to-bill ratio achieved this quarter looks a lot less impressive when the CDN$2bn renewal with Bell Canada is excluded, when the global book-to-bill goes down to 90%[...]

  • HRO Predictions for 2015

    Jan 19, 2015, by Gary Bragar

    By Amy Gurchensky, Liz Rennie, Gary Bragar 2014 was a busy year for HRO with ~60 partnerships, mergers and acquisitions combined. We now take a look at what to expect in 2015 and beyond for each HRO service line, including service offerings, market developments, and growth. MPHRO driven by continued shift to cloud-based platforms The Multi-Process HRO (MPHRO) market will grow with a mi[...]

  • NelsonHall Launches NEAT Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool for Application Outsourcing

    Jan 14, 2015, by Dominique Raviart

    NelsonHall, the leading global BPO and IT outsourcing analyst firm, has today launched a new tool to assist strategic sourcing managers in assessing vendor capability in Application Outsourcing (AO) services. This NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) is now available to NelsonHall clients, and is also available for a period free-of-charge to buy-side organizations through Nel[...]

  • NelsonHall Launches “Speed-to-Source” Vendor Evaluation Tool for Payroll Outsourcing

    Jul 30, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    The NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) for Payroll Outsourcing is now available to NelsonHall clients, and is also available for a period free-of-charge to buy-side organizations through NelsonHall and through its partners SIG and SSON. The NEAT tool for Payroll Outsourcing is part of NelsonHall’s “speed-to-source” initia[...]

  • Highlights and Trends in the HRO Market in H1 2014

    Jul 10, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    The HRO market is always buzzing with activity. With the first half of the year over, it’s a good time to examine the key trends by service area. Benefits Administration: Benefits administration was a hotbed of activity in H1!  Contracts were awarded across various service lines in the U.S. as well as in the U.K. There was a solid stream of pensions and retirement administration c[...]

  • Learning BPO Meeting and Exceeding Client Expected Benefits

    Jul 10, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Per NelsonHall’s learning BPO market analysis and concurrent client interviews conducted as part of the NelsonHall Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT), both providers and buyers (current and prospective), will be pleased to know that learning BPO is largely meeting and exceeding client expected benefits in six out of seven criteria sought by clients. Based on interviews with LBPO client[...]

  • NelsonHall's 2014 - 2018 HRO BPO Market Forecast

    Jul 02, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    NelsonHall’s annual HRO Market Forecast, 2014-2018, provides a forecast for the global HR BPO market by service line and geography. It includes:  The HR BPO market size for 2013 and the forecast through 2014 to 2018 The HR BPO market size and forecast for North America, specifically covering the U.S. and Canada; EMEA including U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Nordics &[...]

  • CGI: Good Progress on Logica Integration, Now Focusing on Transformation... Where Next?

    May 30, 2014, by Rachael Stormonth

    NelsonHall recently attended CGI’s global analyst event in London. The key messages in CEO Michael E Roach’s keynote were the success with which CGI is executing on its "Buy and Build" profitable growth strategy and that the expected benefits of the merger are now becoming more visible. At the same event last year, CGI indicated some of the measures it was applying to impr[...]

  • NelsonHall’s 2014 HRO Predictions By Service Line

    Dec 17, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    Per NelsonHall’s blog of December 12, 2013 was a healthy year for HRO, with overall contract activity up ~37%. We now take a look at what we can expect in 2014 by HRO service line. MPHRO We predict the Global MPHRO market will grow at mid-single digits CAAGR through 2017 The Shared Service Transformation segment will continue to grow mainly as a result of contract expansions and ren[...]

  • NelsonHall Launches “Speed-to-Source” Vendor Evaluation Tool for Payroll BPO

    Oct 17, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    NelsonHall, the leading global BPO and IT outsourcing analyst firm, has today launched a new tool to assist Strategic Sourcing Managers in assessing vendor capability in Payroll BPO. The Payroll business process outsourcing BPO tool is available to NelsonHall clients at http://research.nelson-hall.com/  and is also available for a limited period free-of-charge to strategic sourci[...]

  • Why Companies Outsource Payroll - Some Key Drivers

    Jul 25, 2013, by Gary Bragar

    On July 25 2013, MidlandHR was awarded a payroll BPO and HR software contract by UK General Insurance. This is a full payroll BPO contract with MidlandHR providing management and operations of payroll including: Processing of gross to net Data entry, both manual and electronic Provision of automated or manual calculations Checking of input, validation, sensibility checks, investig[...]

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