Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is becoming the new revolution as company's of all sizes are seeking to take advantage of this source of competitive advantage.<br> This book provides a step-by-step approach to understanding the application of Business Process Outsourcing, assessing the BPO opportunity in the company, and then managing the transition to BPO. It serves as a guide to implementing BPO and as a reference source to solving the variety of issues that may arise during a BPO initiative. Each chapter features a case study, insight from a practitioner, focus on how BPO affects people, and ethical considerations.<br> * Discusses both the how and why of business process outsourcing with a straightforward "how to" approach.<br> * Provides managers with the tools to analyse the BPO opportunities for their own firms, as well as techniques and strategies for managing a BPO initiative.<br> * Empowers businesses of all sizes to take advantage of this all-encompassing business revolution.
PART ONE: BPO Overview.
CHAPTER 1: What Is So Revolutionary about BPO?
CHAPTER 2: Who Is Using BPO and How?
PART TWO: To BPO or Not to BPO?
CHAPTER 3: Identify and Select the BPO Opportunity.
CHAPTER 4: Identify and Manage the Costs of BPO.
PART THREE: BPO Vendor Selection.
CHAPTER 5: Identify and Select a BPO Vendor.
CHAPTER 6: BPO Contracts.
PART FOUR: Executing an Outsourcing Project.
CHAPTER 7: Managing the BPO Transition.
CHAPTER 8: Managing the Buyer?Vendor Relationship.
CHAPTER 9: Infrastructure Considerations and Challenges.
CHAPTER 10: Business Risks and Mitigation Strategies.
PART FIVE: The Future of BPO.
CHAPTER 11: Future Potential for BPO.