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Alsbridge

[EDITOR'S NOTE: In December 2016 Alsbridge was acquired by Information Services Group (ISG). To avoid confusion and for the purposes of historical integrity, Outsource has kept all references to Alsbridge in place, on all content published prior to the date of acquisition.] Alsbridge is a management consulting firm that helps companies improve operations, reduce costs and optimize service provider relationships. With over 300 consultants globally, Alsbridge has worked with over 40% of the Fortune 500 and currently advises over 200 clients a year on over $11b in spend. We apply operational data and market insight to help clients align sourcing strategies to business requirements, negotiate contracts at fair market prices and improve governance and vendor management. Services comprise Sourcing Advisory, Network, Transformation and Cloud, IT Asset Management, Benchmarking, Vendor Management and Governance and Intelligent Process Automation Advisory. Contact us to learn more.

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Jul 20, 2016    0

Business is going through a profoundly transformational period that has been called both “The Digital Era” and “The Age of the Customer”. Global innovation driven by the growth of affordable networked storage, sensory, and processing power has made possible dramatically new ways of doing business. New capabilities are touching nearly every aspect of business, and older approaches are fast becoming uncompetitive and obsolete. In face of these changes, we believe that...

Jul 06, 2016    0

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Jun 17, 2016    0

The transition period of bringing a new provider into an environment is critical to the success of an outsourcing initiative. An effective transition sets the stage for a long-term partnership, while a poorly managed one can damage the relationship beyond repair.

Under the best of circumstances, managing the transition is no easy task. From the client’s perspective, the fundamental challenge is to keep up with the pace of change surrounding transfer of knowledge and resources...

Jun 03, 2016    0

At the end of a contract term, buyers of outsourced services have several options. They can renew the agreement and sign on for more of the same, renegotiate terms, seek a new partner through a re-bid or take services back in-house.

Given the pace of technology change and the ferocity of market competition, these choices are becoming increasing complex. Standing pat and signing on for more of the same ensures falling behind market leaders. An aggressive all-in move to a new...

Apr 03, 2016    0

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Apr 02, 2016    2

In 2009, I was a Director in the Project Management Office at Blue Cross/Blue Shield North Carolina, when we launched an initiative to build a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) application that mimicked the functions of human claims examiner. Overseeing a team of eight software engineers, analysts and testers, we developed a robotic engine and, over the next 18 months, systematically expanded the application’s capabilities. Our team’s efforts focused on automating the review and...

Feb 23, 2016    0

CIOs today face a number of front-burner issues that either didn’t exist or barely registered on the radars of their counterparts in 2000. Yet at the same time, the more things change, the more things stay the same. One imperative today is to deliver business agility and competitive edge through technology, specifically through the effective application of analytics and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to predict and rapidly respond to business requirements. With regards to RPA, enterprises...

Jan 22, 2016    0

As we enter a new year, it’s always fun to gaze into our crystal balls and anticipate the key trends and forces that will shape our industry in the coming year. Granted, given the pace of change and disruption that has come to characterise the outsourcing space, the business of prognosticating is becoming an increasingly risky one. That said, here are some thoughts and observations – in no particular order – from Alsbridge regarding what to expect in the coming twelve...