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Global Locations State of the Market 2023: Changing Locations Landscape in the Face of Economic Uncertainty | Locations PEAK Matrix®

Global Locations State of the Market 2023: Changing Locations Landscape in the Face of Economic Uncertainty

Offshoring/nearshoring has seen an uptick across functions as enterprises have embarked on a road to recovery post the pandemic. In 2023 as well, rising cost pressures and talent-related challenges in onshore geography will continue to move the pendulum in favor of offshore/nearshore geographies.

Asia Pacific continues to dominate the global services landscape as major tier-1 Indian cities maintain their Leader positions across functions. The Philippines continues to remain a Leader for contact center and transactional business process services work. In EMEA, Poland and Ireland continue to be the locations of choice for IT-BP delivery. Locations in LATAM continue to witness growth in terms of new capabilities to serve the North American (especially the US) market. Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia continue to maintain their position as Major Contenders (in the global landscape) for most functions.

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What is in this PEAK Matrix® Report

The Global Locations State of the Market Report 2023 describes the global services locations landscape and examines the location-related developments and trends to design a best-fit locations portfolio strategy.
 
The report includes the following topics:
 
  • The key trends shaping the global services landscape
  • Risk watch
  • The Locations PEAK Matrix®: it features an objective, data-driven, and comparative assessment of locations specific to a market segment (function and process); the key market segments and locations in scope include:
    • Information Technology – Application Development and Maintenance (IT-ADM) – Global (excluding North America)
      • Information Technology – Application Development and Maintenance (IT-ADM) – Asia Pacific (APAC)
      • Information Technology – Application Development and Maintenance (IT-ADM) – Latin America (LATAM)
      • Information Technology – Application Development and Maintenance (IT-ADM) – Nearshore Europe
      • Information Technology – Application Development and Maintenance (IT-ADM) – North America
    • Contact Center (CC) – Global (excluding North America)
      • Contact Center (CC) – APAC
      • Contact Center (CC) – LATAM
      • Contact Center (CC) – Nearshore Europe
      • Contact Center (CC) – North America
  • Business Process Services (BPS) – Global (excluding North America)
  • Engineering / Research and Development (ER&D) – Global (excluding North America)
  • This report presents insights into market size and growth, global services exports by region and country, locations activity by region and country, and trends affecting global locations (changes in the investment environment, key developments globally, and changes in the exposure to various risks)

Scope:

  • Industry: global services
  • Geography: global

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UK Sees “Global Portfolio” Dividends Across the Atlantic | In the News

The CrossConnect Forum is a platform for European and United Kingdom enterprise leaders to engage partners in the Americas to overcome increasingly intense operational pressures and sustain market leadership. This first-ever forum explored a new avenue of partnership-based innovation and examined new ways to re-think and re-design the core operating systems of today’s globally-focused organizations.

Rohitashwa Aggarwal, Partner, Global Sourcing, who joined a panel at the forum, discussed how the demand for tech and business services keeps expanding in the United Kingdom and other European markets. He suggests that in spite of this growth, talent availability remains a major problem for the region.

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“Globally, the industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 30 years, reaching US$300 billion. And even in 2023, with all the macroeconomic challenges, the series of layoffs that we are seeing, there is a huge demand for talent, technology, need to outsource more from a customer experience standpoint, from operations. The growth projection looks small compared to the last few years but if compared to the last decade, it stays on point,” said Rohitashwa.

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The UK’s Perfect Storm: Brexit, EU Workers Returning Home, IR35 Changes, and Coronavirus | Blog

Businesses in the UK are facing a spate of challenges; there’s the specter of new Brexit-driven red tape on trade, a staffing shortage as some EU workers are returning to their home countries, and UK changes to the IR35 contract worker tax legislation, which is making it very difficult for companies to hire contractors. A Coronavirus pandemic could be the final straw that breaks businesses’ backs. Let’s face it – there is a perfect storm ahead.

With Brexit and the EU trade negotiations still going on, there is little certainty about the red tape that businesses will face in order to trade with each other across the English Channel. Yet, with the transition period set to end on 31 December 2020, there is little time for businesses to prepare for whatever the new trade requirements may ultimately be.

Because adherence to the as yet unclear regulations will increase businesses’ workloads, a natural response would be to hire more staff. But unemployment is at record low, and many skilled EU workers are leaving the UK and returning to their home countries. Furthermore, the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) reports that EU immigration to the UK is at an all-time low.

The HMRC’s new IR35 rules, which come into effect in April 2020, are exacerbating the problem. Many companies have had to adopt no-contractor hiring policies and cannot fill temporary vacancies. They are already feeling the impact of the regulation. If they can’t hire staff or contractors, where are companies going to find resources to handle the extra workload of trade red tape?

Additionally, widespread cases of the Coronavirus could lead to prolonged periods of sick leave, further reducing the number of staff who are available to help with the increased workload of trading with the EU. While cases are still far and few between in the UK, the impact of the spread of the disease in China has been great. Empty offices and factories in Chinese cities and manufacturing heartlands are already leading to a shortage of parts for cars and other products that are much in demand in the UK.

Clearly, UK businesses are facing a perfect storm.

Investing in digital and Intelligent Automation (IA) technologies can help them tackle some red tape issues, particularly if they use IA for what I call Red Tape Automation (RTA). This could be automation of compliance form-filling and reporting requirements, weights and measure conversions, or making changes to transaction or product-related data and synchronizing them across multiple systems such as those used for sales and revenue to record value added taxes and other duties. Companies that trade with both EU and non-EU countries could automate the red tape for all of those, using rules engines to fill in the right forms and apply the correct rates.

IA is not a perfect solution, as people will be needed to implement technology, and there is a growing talent shortage. Nonetheless, UK businesses will be well served by investing in learning the art of the possible with IA. While the final details of any trade deals with the EU, or new deals with the rest of the world, will not be known for a while, knowing how to implement the requirements quickly using IA can help them weather the impending storm.

For more information about IA, please check out Everest Group’s Service Optimization Technologies research.

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