Spend Matters research has long considered Hackett Group metrics to be the gold standard of P2P benchmarking. As part of the collaboration for the research for this report, Hackett agreed to share with Spend Matters some of the findings from its latest P2P benchmarks.
Spend Matters has long argued that spend visibility and contract management have always been two sides of the same coin. Companies can leverage an integrated spend analysis, contract management and P2P solution set to institute real-time controls to validate a number of possible spend variables.
This whitepaper will look into the areas of cost, time and reliability to prove in a simple manner that the benefits of outsourcing a company's email marketing outweigh those of starting an in-house solution.
Published By: Paychex
Published Date: Apr 01, 2013
As competition for revenue, profits, and the best employees escalates, entrepreneurs are re-evaluating business processes to ensure maximum efficiency and competitiveness. Part of the process involves examination of overhead cost centers, such as human resources administration, with an eye toward outsourcing.
This white paper is an overview of primary HR-outsourcing models that provide adaptable human resource services.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 15, 2015
Whether you’re looking to move over an entire IT function like e-mail, or simply to provision more storage or processing, a successful outsourcing project requires a cohesive strategy with clearly defined business problems, goals, stakeholders and processes. This white paper outlines 12 critical success factors to consider when developing such a strategy.
The skills and expertise required to stay on top of trends, industry best practices, and the latest technologies while juggling many other competing priorities can drain your IT resources. Read this Forrester Research Inc. report to learn how outsourcing your organization’s business resiliency planning, strategy, and program design can be a highly cost effective, efficient option.
CIOs are on a constant quest to understand what infrastructure will provide the best fit, at the lowest risk and cost. In today’s evolving data center, defining the proper use of data center assets, and how cloud-based platforms may or may not fit into the mix is critical to business success. With the abundance of cloud offerings in the market place, physical infrastructure is no longer an enterprise IT requirement. Cloud has established itself as an excellent option for infrastructure outsourcing.
Published By: Recurly
Published Date: Mar 07, 2016
Subscription businesses have often been referred to as the holy grail of business because of the recurring revenue generated from customers. However managing day-to-day billing transactions can be daunting for business owners who typically resort to building their own billing solution. The better approach is to choose a recurring billing management service.
Here are 6 reasons why outsourcing your recurring billing management might be a better solution.
Published By: Scripted
Published Date: Jun 03, 2014
Many businesses outsource content because they’re stretched for time. In fact, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2014 benchmark report, 69 percent of B2B marketers said a “lack of time” was the biggest challenge they face to date. But time isn’t the only reason why nearly 47 percent of marketers have turned to outsourcing. Here’s why the savvy ones in the business are outsourcing their content right now (and why you should be, too).
How to end service bureau fees, reduce costs, and control your own payroll process
Download this informative article and find out why managing your payroll in house is more cost-effective than outsourcing — and how it gives you complete control over your processes and data.
Published By: Listrak
Published Date: May 02, 2008
Even though there are many email marketing solutions that allow marketers to create, deploy, track, and manage their email marketing campaigns easily, there is still a significant percentage of companies that outsource this business process to an outside advertising agency, search engine optimization firm, application service provider, or interactive marketer.
If you are looking to partner with a search engine optimization company, it’s important that you choose a firm you can trust. Many search engine optimization companies today use tactics that are questionable and that can lead to your site getting penalized by the major search engines. In this article, you will be given several important questions to ask any SEO firm that you are considering, and learn how to interpret the answers you are given.
As the Internet becomes a valuable marketing tool, many organizations are hiring a search engine optimization company in order to help increase their online exposure. Unfortunately, there are many errors that those same organizations often make that sabotage the efforts of the search engine optimization firm that they have chosen to work with.
Search engine marketing services need to be able to stay on top of all of the latest industry developments and to be aware of the trends that are sure to shape the industry’s future. Learn more about the issues that search engine marketing firms will be contending with as the SEO industry continues to change on a regular basis.
This paper draws upon recent discussions with dozens of companies that are exploring outsourcing services. Jason Gilroy and colleagues draw upon their years of procurement expertise to provide answers to common questions surrounding the outsourcing of procurement services.
Published By: iDirect
Published Date: Jan 29, 2007
Many people may not be aware of SEO’s usefulness is in business to business marketing or what a valuable marketing tool SEO can be in general. Learn more about why B2B companies can benefit from using SEO as a key marketing tool.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
Operating and maintaining a complex IT infrastructure requires the necessary skills and investment but getting the right staff at an affordable price can be a problem. Finding ways around this can give SMBs a competitive edge leaving them free to focus on new business opportunities.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
A sound IT infrastructure is fundamental to today’s businesses and when that infrastructure fails the consequences can be far reaching. Whether it is business-to-business, business-to-consumer or public sector organizations serving citizens, applications and the services they drive increasingly need to be available all day, every day. Many organizations find it hard to achieve such service levels. This briefing looks at some possible solutions.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Oct 29, 2008
Outsourcing is a strategy increasingly being used by organizations to reduce costs and increase value. Outsourcing, however, has its risks. As organizations look to push out more of their custom software application development needs to outsourcing partners, careful planning is required in terms of building stringent software security requirements into contracts and creating a process and metrics to ensure that those requirements are met. This report examines outsourcing practices from 200 of the largest organizations in the UK and the US and provides pointers as to how the most experienced outsourcers are putting in place effective processes to drive the risk out of outsourcing.