December 21, 2011: A new mobile application named ‘GlobalSourcer’ has been launched which provides information on the outsourcing vendors in the Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing sectors to the masses. The new application is iPhone and iPad compatible.
The Mobile application “GlobalSourcer” has reached the Apple outlets. The application will help in sharing knowledge about outsourcing service providers and acts as direct link between the clients and the service providers within the global outsourcing environment. The application thus shatters the monopoly of the major analyst and sourcing advisory firms and reduces the cost of advice.
A customer from the west or Europe looking for an outsourcing service provider in India consults an outsourcing consulting firm for assistance on selecting the most suitable service provider that best suits their organizational needs. The consulting firm provides them with insights on the vendors for a hefty price. The information about the service providers with the consulting firms is normally inaccessible to the customers. The clients are billed heavily for performing the service provider selection process.
‘GlobalSourcer’ application which is rightly named for its focus on the global outsourcing industry makes available the information about the service providers in industries such as Information Technology, Business Process Outsourcing, etc to the buyers and the public. The application makes use of a user friendly interface, insightful infographics and regularly updated information. The application is priced at USD 19.99. It is the first true enterprise application offered in the App store.
The application is lauded as a revolution in the outsourcing space since global sourcing knowledge is not transparent or well understood. It was developed by [x]cubelabs for Headstream Advisory headquartered in Hyderabad.
In the present dynamic and volatile economy, the main problem that any outsourcing buyer faces is the lack of in depth analysis of the outsourcing vendor’s domain expertise and a clear methodology to differentiate service providers. The newly introduced application is expected to help the buyers to overcome this problem and reshape the way buyers perceive the service providers.
In the case of service providers the application is a perfect channel and platform to maximize their brand presence and gain access to new geographical areas and industries. This is a win-win situation for the Indian outsourcing vendors outsourcing buyers.
Headstream advisory is a research and advisory firm headquartered in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The firm operates in the area of global sourcing analytics. The firm provides deep insights and strategies to buyers to realize maximum benefit out of outsourcing.