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  • Hello Cielo!

    May 21, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Cielo is Pinstripe & Ochre House's new brand, launched last week at its Talent Rising client forum and analyst day. The rebrand has been expected since the merger six months ago of Pinstripe and Ochre House. From its key offerings of RPO, search and talent consulting services, the event focused on how to engage the wider business in the talent discussion as well as how servi[...]

  • 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[...]

  • NTT DATA Inc: at the Forefront of the "One NTT DATA" Initiative; Looking for Further Expansion

    May 02, 2014, by Rachael Stormonth

    NTT DATA Moves Away from Holding Company Approach to Be More Region-Centric as it Pursues International Growth NTT DATA Inc. recently held its first ever analyst day in Boston. For those readers who may not be fully up to date of where NTT DATA Inc. fits into the NTT DATA organization: NTT DATA Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Japanese-headquartered NTT DATA, the largest IT services [...]

  • Examining Q1 2014 Benefits Administration Activity

    May 01, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Following a flurry of benefits administration activity in H2 2013 that focused on contract awards for corporate health exchanges for active employees, the first quarter of the year seemed to be just as busy for providers in both the U.S. and U.K. This is a strong stark contrast to H2 2013, when much of the activity in Q1 was focused on DC administration. Private sector activity outpaced pu[...]

  • GP Strategies: Looking at International Expansion

    May 01, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    GP Strategies is focused on global expansion. Its non-U.S. business accounted for 22% of global revenues in Q1 2014. Continued global deployment at its soon-to-be largest client HSBC will add to international growth this year. In Q1 2014 deployment of services to HSBC commenced in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Hong Kong. Additional geographies to be deployed in 2014[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Xerox Services Margins Take Big Hit: Problems at Nevada the Main Culprit

    Apr 23, 2014, by Rachael Stormonth

    Let's start with some positive takeaways about the performance of Xerox Services in Q1: The commercial healthcare BPO business experienced “strong” revenue growth and margin improvement ITO revenue was up 4.4% y/y and also saw margin improvement Document outsourcing was up 0.8%. Overall BPO revenue declined 1.9%, impacted by the runoff of the student loan contra[...]

  • TCS Makes Timely Move for Rapid Growth in Japan

    Apr 21, 2014, by Rachael Stormonth

    TCS has announced that it has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) to merge TCS Japan, IT Frontier Corporation (ITF), MC’s 100% owned IT subsidiary, and Nippon TCS Solution Center (NTSC) as a single new entity in which TCS will have a majority 51% stake and MC 49%. The transaction is expected to close by end June 2014. The new entity will have over local 2,400 employe[...]

  • TCS Looks to FY 2015 with Confidence, Infosys Still on Multi-Year Journey: Some Key Differences

    Apr 17, 2014, by Rachael Stormonth

    TCS and Infosys have both now reported their Q4 and full FY 2014 results. A quick look at their respective revenue numbers (not to mention margins, utilization and attrition rates) highlights very significant difference in performance across geographies, service lines and industries, with TCS surging ahead across the board, in many of them at a level that is simply breath-taking.  [...]

  • ADP Meeting of the Minds: Spotlight on HCM

    Apr 16, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    ADP is focused on growing its HCM business globally. Much of this growth will be organic. Accordingly, ADP is making investments across HCM including ADP Vantage, which has global record capability, and aiming to help organizations improve their employee engagement and talent management. ADP’s commitment to HCM is clearly evident by its April 10 announcement to spin-off its Dealer Servi[...]

  • Sopra To Acquire Steria to Grow International Presence and Expand into BPO

    Apr 08, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    Sopra Group is to acquire Steria for an all-share transaction valuing Steria at €722m. The acquisition is presented as a merger of equals. Sopra's rationale for the acquisition includes: Expanding its geographical presence from France to the U.K., Germany and Norway Gaining a new service portfolio in BPO services and IM. Sopra is to launch a public exchange [...]

  • HCL Launches Enterprise Function as a Service to Support Financial Services Firms in Creation of Utility Models

    Apr 07, 2014, by John Willmott

    HCL has launched a service called EFaaS, Enterprise Function as a Service, to address reducing the operations costs of organizations through creation of specialized utilities. The service is initially targeted at capital markets firms, retail banks, and insurance companies and at the finance, procurement, HR, risk & compliance, legal and marketing functions. The EFaaS service has arise[...]

  • Great-West Moves into Second Place in DC Administration Market

    Apr 07, 2014, by NelsonHall Analyst

    In the last several months, Great-West Financial has undergone a major transformation, restructuring its DC administration business (Great-West Retirement Services) to provide a more holistic offering. While it’s clear that Fidelity dominates the DC administration market in terms of revenues, recordkeeping assets, and participants, it is a much tighter race thereafter.  Consequently,[...]

  • Atos Makes Bold Move with C&SI Reorganization: Prepares for Next Stage of Evolution

    Apr 04, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    NelsonHall recently attended an Atos analyst summit which provided a follow-up to the 2014-6 three-year plan first outlined last November (see our blog “Atos Unveils 2016 Financial Objectives”). As a reminder, the financial targets for IT services are: 2014-2016 CAGR of 5% with half of this growth to come from acquisition A 100 to 200 bps improvement in adjusted operating margi[...]

  • Atos Managed Services: Strong Progress on Margin Improvement; Further Acquisition Will Be the Key to Future Growth

    Apr 03, 2014, by Rachael Stormonth

    NelsonHall recently attended an Atos analyst summit which provided a follow-up to the 2014-6 three-year plan first outlined last November (see our blog “Atos Unveils 2016 Financial Objectives”). As a reminder, the financial targets for IT services are: 2014-2016 CAGR of 5% with half of this growth to come from acquisition A 100 to 200 bps improvement in adjusted operating margi[...]

  • Ceridian Analyst Day: HR and Payroll in the Cloud: Spotlight on Dayforce

    Mar 25, 2014, by Gary Bragar

    Last week, NelsonHall attended Ceridian’s analyst event. Ceridian 2013 revenue excluding Comdata was ~$950m. Its cloud business generated ~$100m in revenue and is growing at ~35%.  Much of the focus of the event was on its Dayforce cloud HCM platform which provides: Payroll, including tax Benefits, e.g. annual enrollment Recruitment / talent, the most recent [...]

  • Computacenter Looks to Double Profitability, Grow IT Services Business

    Mar 24, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    NelsonHall recently attended Computacenter's second ever analyst and advisor day.  The company highlighted recent achievements, its connection with hardware and software reselling and its immediate strategic priorities. CEO Mike Norris referred back to 2002 and the acquisition of Compaq by HP, which led to it losing a major source of revenues and[...]

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