How to Successfully Transition to Outsourcing

On November 14, 2011, in Outsourcing, by Business Development Group

A successful transition needs to have well defined, common terminology between the outsourcing service provider and the client.  This will eliminate the possibility of a failed outsourcing partnership. As cited by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), in order to assure common terminology between the outsourcing service provider and customer, transition, transfer and transformation should be considered.

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The outsourcing transition phase is the period in which the transfer of responsibilities from the client to the outsourcing service provider occurs. This happens at a contractually agreed date (Commencement Date). Transition activities begin before the contract is executed and continues until all activities are completed – generally 60 to 9 days past the Commencement Date.

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There are 4 dimensions to the Transition Activities:

– Staff (in-house employees as well as contractors)
– Work responsibility – continuation of activities and processes in place on the Commencement Date
– Assets and other tangible properties necessary to perform work responsibility by the outsourcing service provider.
– Fiduciary responsibility as agreed upon in the contract.

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3 Responses to “How to Successfully Transition to Outsourcing”

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  3. kevin_nj says:

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