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Outsourcing Events - The Big 5

Posted by Callum Hornigold on Fri, Jul 18, 2014

1. NOA's Outsourcing Professional Awards & Summer Party

 National Outsourcing Organisation

When: 4th September 2014

Where: Shakespeare’s Globe,London

Summary: Not only does the event feature the most prestigious award in the Outsourcing industry, it is also a great opportunity to network with some of the Outsourcing elite and hear from thought-leading professionals. There will also be live music, food and refreshments, as well as exclusive access to the Globe Exhibition.

Attend NOA's Outsourcing Professional Awards & Summper Party here, or alternatively click the image below:

 

NOA Awards

 

2. Global Pharma Outsourcing & Procurement Summit


When: 18-19th May 2015

Where: Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Convention Centre, Frankfurt

Summary: As well as keynote speakers from some of the world's most successful Pharmaceutical companies, this is a great event for networking opportunities. What sets this event apart is its pre-arranged, highly targeted one-to-one meetings. These are set up using detailed information from each attendee and so only mutually-matched meetings take place, leading to maximised meeting times and accelerated business opportunities.

Attend the 5th Annual Global Pharma Outsourcing & Procurement here, or alternatively click the image below.

Find out more about the event's detailed one-to-one meetings here

 

Outsourcing Events

 

3. eWorld Purchasing & Supply


When: 24th September 2014

Where: QEII Conference Centre, London

Summary: This event focuses on the use of leading-edge technologies and is free for senior executives from commercial, public and third sectors. There will be over 30 seminars focusing on hot topics such as data driven procurement, sustainable procurement strategies and the pros & cons of moving to the Cloud. During the day there will also be networking opportunities as well as a special ‘Meet The Speakers’ session.

Attend the eWorld Purchasing & Supply event here. Or alternatively, click the image below:

 

Purchasing and Supply

 

 

4. The 2015 Outsourcing World Summit:


When: 16-18th February 2015

Where: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona

Summary: This is the world’s best-attended Outsourcing event with over 800 people attending from 41 countries in 2014. During the three day event there will be over 50 conference sessions including hands-on sessions, case-studies and keynote presentations on the latest trends from field experts. Speakers in the past have included John Sculley (former CEO Apple Computers) and Gary Wendt (former president, chairman and CEO GE Capital Services).

Attend the 2015 Outsourcing World Summit here. Or alternatively, click the image below:


IAP Outsourcing World Summit

 

5. Shared Services Exchange


When: 15-17th September 2014

Where: Hotels van Oranje, Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands

Summary: This is a much more exclusive event aimed at business leaders from the Shared Services sector with just 70 invite-only attendees. The size of the event allows for in depth one-to-one roundtable discussions with fellow business leaders and vendors as well as organised lunches and dinners which are ideal for networking. There are also the signature ‘BrainWeave’ sessions for discussion, debate and learning in an unscripted and informal setting.

Attend the Shared Services Exchange event here. Or alternatively, click the image below:

 

Shared Services Exchange

 

 

 

Tags: Compliance Outsourcing, NOA

Outsourcing by Government set to net £11.5 billion savings p.a.

Posted by Michael Ord on Mon, Oct 28, 2013

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As George Osborne looks to make £11.5 billion savings in government spending and cut government borrowing by £49 billion, the public sector is facing its stiffest challenge for decades. 

Local Government, the Civil Service and the Police are all in the throes of cost-cutting which is leading to an ever-increasing focus on front line services and the questioning of any non-core activity.

Outsourcing organisations are being approached to take-on non-core activity and are being challenged to drive down costs. The value of these opportunities may be lower than previous contract values but their volume is set to rise dramatically.

A typical example of this was announced earlier this month with Dorset Police’s four-month trial of out-sourcing the guarding of major crime scenes to private company Securitas.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill recently highlighted Dorset as the fourth lowest spending force in England and Wales – an indication that a creative approach to managing cost can pay dividends.

Trend to lower value Outsourcing Contracts 

The ISG Outsourcing Index for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) shows activity in the UK public sector worth €2.0bn in the first half of this year. Last year the annual market was worth €4.6bn, significantly more than double this year's first-half amount. 

However, these figures track outsourcing contracts with an annual value of €4 million or more. Smaller contract values are ignored but will inevitably begin to form a much greater proportion of outsourcing business.

The shortfall in high value contracts may well prove to be a blip as full-year UK figures for 2013 will still exceed their five-year average. And the UK continues to dominate public sector outsourcing activity in the EMEA region. In the first half of this year, the two billion euros worth of public sector outsourcing activity that took place in the UK represented an astonishing five-sixths of all public sector outsourcing activity in EMEA by value.

Only outsourcing operations that employ systems to truly standardise services across multiple contracts irrespective of contract size will make commercial sense of these opportunities.

Technology platforms such as ECMS Change Management for Outsourced Service Providers from Qualsys provide the controls to deliver standardised, compliant services across multiple contracts and manage change control to optimise flexibility and maximise profitability.
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Armed with tools like this, niche players are set to benefit as are the most nimble of the larger players. The growth opportunities for those outsourcing organisations that can demonstrate this agility will be huge.

Learn more about ECMS >

 

Tags: Quality Management Software, ECMS, Compliance Outsourcing