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Successful Outsourcing Vendor Selection Process – Part 2


November 24th, 2010




  1. c. RFP & RFQ
Now that the business requirements have been defined and you also have the short listed vendors that you want to evaluate, this is the time to write an RFP (request for proposal) or RFQ (request for quotation). Whichever format that you decide to choose, just make sure that your RFQ or RFP should have the following sections:
  1. Submission information
  2. Introduction & executive summary
  3. The business background and overview
  4. Well detailed specifications
  5. Assumptions and constraints
  6. Terms and conditions
vii.  Selection criteria
  1. d. Proposal Evaluation & Outsourcing Vendor Selection
The major goal of this part is to effectively minimize human emotion and political influence so as to arrive at a decision that is certainly in the very best interest of the company. Make sure that ..Continue reading.. »

Successful Outsourcing Vendor Selection Process – Part 1


November 23rd, 2010




Experts will tell you that the outsourcing vendor selection processes can be pretty complicated and also an emotional undertaking – that is, if you do not know how to approach it from the very beginning. Here are steps to help you select the right outsourcing vendor for your business. This guide will help you analyze your business needs, search for prospective vendors, pilot the team in choosing the winning vendor(s) and provide you with the knowledge on contract negotiations and effectively avoiding negotiation errors.
  1. a. Examine the Business Requirements
Before you start the whole process of gathering data or performing interviews, you should first assemble a team of individuals who sure have a vested interest in this kind of vendor selection process. The very first task that the outsourcing vendor selection team will need to carry out is to clearly define (in written form ..Continue reading.. »

How Can I Outsource Administrative Support Work?


November 22nd, 2010




These days, a lot of businesses have figured out the advantages of outsourcing their administrative support projects. Here are just a couple of the benefits one will get if one’s projects are effectively planned:
  • Reduces expenditure on wages, office equipment, and employee benefits.
  • Saves precious time and money on training.
  • Get assistance precisely when you need it.
  • Existing employees will spend less time on dealing with mundane tasks, so they can all apply their individual expertise to boosting the business.
But you need to understand that in order to take great advantage of these outsourcing advantages, you will need to first spend some time planning out precisely what you intend to achieve. How to Effectively Outsource an Administrative Support Work – The Basics One needs to know that a complete project planning exercise will need to be completed before ..Continue reading.. »

Outsource This! the AudioBook


November 18th, 2010




ImageHost.org Hope you are having a fantastic week!  I will be In Dallas this Saturday speaking at Dave Lindahl's Rehab Riches event.  If you are in the area let me know and I will see if I can get you some guest passes. We've had a lot of requests for a digital copy of the AudioBook version of my book 'Outsource This!' Please click here to download your complimentary copy now. ..Continue reading.. »

Ten Things To Look For In An Outsourcing Company


November 15th, 2010




Outsourcing companies come in all shapes and sizes, from many different countries and at many varied pricing schemes. But there are some critical aspects that you should pay attention to if you want to get the most from your outsourcing company. Check it out:

1 ) Does your outsourcing company know it's way around the web? In today's business environment, a web presence is important to doing a global business. Internet savvy reps are a must!

2 ) Having your reps "Americanized" is very important to your clients. How heavy an accent does your current rep have? And do they clearly understand what expected from a Western style business?

3) Is your rep familiar with the way your company does business? A good outsourcing firm will take the time to get to know their client and their business style ..Continue reading.. »


Outsourcing Vs. Traditional Advertising


November 12th, 2010




How does outsourcing compare to old school advertising? Are you still pouring out tons of cash on high priced print ads that end up in the garbage or radio commercials that people tune out to another station the instant they hear it? Old ways of advertising are notoriously expensive, and they were typically only for the largest companies and out of reach for most small businesses. But that has all changed. The Internet has opened opportunities for everyone.
Did you know for as little as $6.00 an hour you can have your own dedicated outsourced rep? They are trained in creating wide reaching Internet ads that traditional advertising can't touch. Whether your business is a worldwide endeavor or just a local Mom and Pop establishment, outsourcing has a solution for you. In the old days, yo ..Continue reading.. »

Choosing Outsourcing Country – Which Country Should You Choose? – Part 2


November 9th, 2010




The Philippines is a country that is well respected and considered as one of the very best outsourcing countries in the world. One of the great things about this particular outsourcing country is the citizens. This country is filled with well educated labor force that can communicate effectively in English. If you are searching for an outsourcing country that will provide your business with a competitive edge especially with front office tasks such as effective customer service and sales.

The Philippines is famous among seasoned outsourcers as a country with a colossal number of very productive, multi talented and highly trainable labor force. Majority of the Filipino outsourcing firms only hire staffs that are very qualified for various outsourcing projects. You also need to know that Information Technology (IT) and support from the Filipino government is a giv ..Continue reading.. »


A New Breed Of Outsourcing Companies


November 8th, 2010




Remember when outsourcing was a dirty word? It still may be that way for a lot of business people, but this economic situation is dictating that we view our business decisions and future outlook with a new frame of mind. Is going out of business from too high a labor cost and too little revenues part of the future you are envisioning your business? I hope not. Because there are solutions that will make sense to you.

When we think of outsourcing we thi ..Continue reading.. »


Hoof It! Book Launch


October 6th, 2010




If you are keen on your own personal development and are intent on achieving success I have a great book to recommend.

Dr Richard Norris, who has helped me on occasion, has written a book entitled, Hoof it! 7 Lessons on Your Journey of Success. Richard has been a competitive athlete, vet, an army officer, and is an award-winning business coach. He knows a thing or two. He has high standards and tends to do things slightly differently.

Unlike other books on success and leadership, Hoof it! is not dry nor does it dish up the same old stuff in the same way as most business books.

Hoof it! is told in the age-old form of story-telling. It is a story about life, leadership, legacy and success told by an orphaned Wildebeest calf named Vic who is mentored by an old bull on the annual migration on the Serengetti. Along the way ..Continue reading.. »


Simple Do’s and Don’ts of Outsourcing


September 28th, 2010




It is almost impossible for any business not to consider outsourcing especially in this present day and age. In the next couple of years, most businesses will outsource more than 50 to 70 percent of their work and concentrate on their core businesses instead. So, if you are one of those people who still find it pretty difficult to embrace outsourcing wholeheartedly, then be prepared to be kicked out of business by the competition in the next couple of years.

Here are some of Information Technology (IT) procurement and sourcing dos and don’ts that will help you carefully plan your outsourcing tactics:

Clearly Identify the Opportunities for Outsourcing

..Continue reading.. »


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