Date Added: Apr 2009
While there are a number of very positive reasons to outsource, a balanced view suggests consideration of the negative aspects of this sourcing strategy. To chart the right sourcing course, companies need to take an approach based on a proven sourcing methodology that will lead to a well-constructed business case. Outsourcing deals are not just big procurement contracts, in fact they're frequently outside the experience base of most IT and procurement departments. Firms who don't have the experience in outsourcing deal design and service management should choose a sourcing advisor who specializes in creating outsourcing relationships and contracts to increase the chances of outsourcing success.