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  • The Journey for HR Services in 2018: Part 1

    Nov 29, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

      As 2017 comes to a close, it’s an ideal time to reflect on key developments and innovations within HR services, and what to expect in 2018 by HR service line. This week, I’ll discuss specifics around two aspects of talent management (recruiting and learning), and next week I’ll explore payroll and benefits administration in more detail. Overall, the level of 2017[...]

  • In RPA Deployment, Slow Down... To Go Faster

    Nov 27, 2017, by David Mayer

      RPA software offers users the tantalizing possibility of being able to simply 'hit record and go' at the beginning of an enterprise automation initiative. But organizations that are seeing the greatest returns are slowing the initial process down, and framing their initiatives as they would treat any major technology migration. At UIPath’s recent User Summit in New Y[...]

  • IBM Services - Returning to the Limelight at IBM

    Nov 24, 2017, by Rachael Stormonth

    This month, NelsonHall has attended the IBM Services analyst/adviser events in New York and Paris and we noted a distinct evolution in emphasis, with a much closer alignment between IBM's two services divisions. In recent years, IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) and GTS businesses have been somewhat in the shadows of its Cognitive Solutions segment, although together they rep[...]

  • How NS&I Transformed its Digital Banking Customer Experience

    Nov 24, 2017, by Andy Efstathiou

      NelsonHall recently hosted a webinar in which U.K.’s National Savings and Investments (NS&I) discussed how it has transformed its customer experience and operations delivery, and in so doing increased the value of assets managed by 245% and annual contact volumes by 660% while reducing delivery staff by 76% and cost of operations, calculated on a per assets under management[...]

  • Quick Takeaways from IBM European Analyst & Advisory Exchange (vlog)

    Nov 23, 2017, by Mike Smart

      Mike Smart reports directly from IBM’s European Analyst & Advisory Exchange 2017 with some quick take-aways regarding IBM’s transition from systems integrator to services integrator and its business resiliency services.[...]

  • Neeyamo Driving Innovation to Bridge the Gap Between Global & Local Payroll

    Nov 22, 2017, by Pete Tiliakos

      As globalization of the workforce continues its evolution, HR leaders today face the challenge of managing a more diverse, dispersed, and technology savvy human capital environment than ever before. Thus, acquiring, integrating, managing, and paying a borderless workforce is a major challenge for many multinational organizations today, driving the need to transform and digitize globa[...]

  • CSS Corp Aiming to Automate Accessibility Testing

    Nov 17, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      CSS Corp recently briefed NelsonHall on the work it does around accessibility testing in the U.S. and about a suite of three accelerators it recently introduced for meeting the requirements of the U.S. American Disability Act (ADA) of 2010. What Is ADA? One of the aims of ADA is to make documents, websites and mobile apps more accessible to people suffering from visual, movemen[...]

  • How IT Services Vendors Can Help Organizations Meet GDPR

    Nov 09, 2017, by Mike Smart

      In this, the second of two articles on GDPR, I look at how IT services vendors can help companies meet GDPR compliance in several areas. You can read the first article, ‘The Impact & Benefits of GDPR for Organizations’, here. Application services Application services can help organizations in ensuring that new and legacy applications meet the GDPR articles perta[...]

  • The Rise of Intelligent Automation in Benefits Administration

    Nov 08, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Relative to other HR services, the application of intelligent automation in benefits administration is lagging, but is slowly making progress.  With respect to RPA, Conduent and Alight are among the first movers, with both using bots for manual calculations in pension administration. In addition, Alight has deployed bots for low-level transactional work that is typically offshored, and in[...]

  • Omnichannel, Bots & the Future of CX: Q&A with Head of Prosodie-Capgemini, Erwan Le Duff

    Nov 07, 2017, by Ivan Kotzev

    This month, Capgemini is launching a new version of its omnichannel cloud platform, Odigo™. I interviewed Erwan Le Duff, Head of Prosodie-Capgemini, about the new platform features, the evolution of self-service, and the future of customer experience. Below is a video of highlights from the interview, followed by a brief introduction to Odigo and a full transcript of the interview.  [...]

  • Infosys’ Testing Practice Update: AI, Chatbots & Blockchain

    Nov 06, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently caught up with Infosys to discuss where its Infosys Validation Solutions (IVS) testing practice is currently investing. This is a follow-up to a similar discussion we had with Infosys back in July 2016 that centered on applying AI and making sense of the data that client organizations have (see here). Our most recent discussion looked at technologies such as AI, chatbo[...]

  • Sevenstep RPO’s Employee Care Focus

    Nov 03, 2017, by Gary Bragar

      Sevenstep RPO held its second annual analyst event last week. In addition to analysts, advisors, vendor leadership, and key service providers, practitioners/buy-side clients also attended for the day, including Commonwealth of MA, Amazon, and CVS. Here I discuss a few key take-aways. Sevenstep RPO overview With ~300 employees, Sevenstep RPO has global delivery centers in three [...]

  • TCS’ New Service Line Structure, Business 4.0 Emphasis: Both Very Positive; Collaboration Challenge in Harnessing ignio to Optimum Benefit

    Nov 02, 2017, by Rachael Stormonth

    NelsonHall recently attended a TCS analyst event in Boston, the theme of which was Business 4.0: Intelligent, Agile, Automated, and on the Cloud. A few months ago, soon after Rajesh Gopinathan took over as CEO, TCS undertook its first major service line revamp for many years (we provided details of this in our Quarterly Update on TCS – see here). As such we were keen to learn more about [...]

  • Five UNLEASHed HR Tech Ideas from HRTechWorld

    Oct 31, 2017, by Nikki Edwards

      Last week’s HRTechWorld in Amsterdam, or UNLEASH as it now known, did not disappoint, my only regret being that two days wasn’t enough time to see everything and meet everyone I wanted to. As well as the established vendors being present, sharing their new product updates, there were plenty of start-ups showing how they are changing the face of HR/payroll. Analytics, auto[...]

  • Transforming a Contact Center to a Profit Center: CSS Corp Client Study

    Oct 30, 2017, by Ivan Kotzev

      Post-sales support functions are typically cost centers: large, labor-intensive operations with significant overheads and no financially attributable benefit to the bottom line. This environment is changing, with  organizations gradually understanding the revenue generation opportunities in support services such as technical support and afterlife maintenance. I recently had a co[...]

  • Adventures in Blockchain: Capgemini Focuses on Helping Clients Develop Their Roadmap

    Oct 25, 2017, by Andy Efstathiou

    In this blog, I look at Capgemini’s Blockchain initiatives and what segments they are focusing on for further development with their financial services clients. Initially, Blockchain engagements were focused on:  Using POCs to develop an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of distributed ledger technology (DLT) Developing business use cases, trying POCs to d[...]

  • Benefits Optimization: The Focus of the Participant Experience in Benefits Administration

    Oct 25, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

      Over the last few years, developments around the participant experience for benefits administration services have been focused on helping employees become more effective consumers as they make their benefit selections (the “consumerization” era). In 2016, the next stage of evolution of the participant experience emerged as suppliers shifted their focus to utilization (the[...]

  • The E.W. Scripps Company’s HR Transformation Journey

    Oct 24, 2017, by Pete Tiliakos

        For many organizations today, technology, and more specifically the internet, has changed the way business is conducted, and having the agility to pivot with the change is critical to remaining competitive and surviving. While the introduction of next generation technology has created a critical inflection point for many businesses, it is also providing HR leaders with n[...]

  • Nvidia Draws on Gaming Culture to Compete for AI Chip Leadership

    Oct 20, 2017, by David Mayer

      Nvidia faces stiff new competition for the leadership position in the AI processing chip market. But the firm has a significant competitive advantage: a culture of innovation and production efficiency that was developed to address the demanding needs of a wholly different market. Intel and Google have been making waves in the AI processing chip market, the former with the acquisit[...]

  • SE2’s Digital Transformation: Enabling Future-Proof Life Insurance & Annuities

    Oct 19, 2017, by Suri Nair

      NelsonHall recently attended the SE2 Partnership Forum, entitled ‘Future-proof: From Here to Digital’, in Washington D.C., where the main focal point of discussion was the challenge of digital transformation in the life insurance and annuity sector. Here I look at a number of developments in SE2’s offerings that are helping clients to address the challenge of dig[...]

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