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  • Most Complex Contingent Markets Globally

    60 different contingent markets assessed across six Continents. Complex markets identified among both emerging and established contingent markets. Egypt and Venezuela are ranked the most complex locations at the moment, followed by Venezuela. Most complex Asian contingent market is Indonesia followed by the Philippines. The least complex markets in our analysis are the United States, followed by New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The markets that have become less complex compared to a year ago are: Nigeria, India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The markets that have become more complex compared to a year ago are: Lithuania, Brazil and Turkey. To download a full copy of the report, click below: Most Complex Contingent Markets Globally 20180601 - You do not have permission to view this object. To download a copy of the Market Complexity Assessment Tool, click below: Market Complexity Assessment Tool 20180601 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • MSP Market Developments: Part 1

    This report identifies vendors who are actively investing and developing their MSP services. In addition, this report has identified the development of MSP service offerings in the market. Key findings include:Unsurprisingly, compliance and cost savings continue to be key drivers for managing MSP programs. As technology and technology integrations become more important in supporting business adoption and process efficiencies, MSP vendors are beginning to drive technology preferences and leadership in building technology ecosystems and data warehouses to drive more value and benchmark visibility across the client base.MSP’s traditionally utilised procurement skills to support the sourcing aspects and vendor management aspects of the staffing supply chain. More recently, additional skill sets are enhancing MSP teams. For instance, recruitment and HR capability which relies on understanding talent quality and retention is invested in for the purposes of direct sourcing, and in particular Contingent RPO models.IT skills and change management skills are also being invested in to support the implementations and roll outs of programs. IT skills are being invested in to support the migration of staff augmentation consultants to SOW consultants. The greatest proportion of contingent workers in the MSP market by occupational category is IT. MSP’s are also investing in knowledge of IT as well as outsourcing procurement to enhance SOW selection and evaluation capability and services. MSP organizations are increasingly building specialisms and expanding delivery centers and best practices around different models. Providers are recognizing that services procurement is perceived by buyers as a specialist skill and they are accordingly investing in building specific services center of excellence teams. The buying cycle is more complicated as services contracts typically involve more risk for a party, the contracts are often longer, commercial assumptions are more complicated, there are more stakeholders as the service involves operations as well as transition, service specifications and responsibilities including associated SLA’s,  exit arrangements as well as the project transformation or transition all make contract for services typically more complicated by nature if compared to a project or transformation of the same functional and geographic scope.Supplier services are not limited to the management of staffing suppliers and MSPs continue to explore the value of online staffing through FMS platforms as well as worker tracking solutions. US based MSP vendors are showing the greatest evidence of an uptake in FMS services being embedded in an MSP supply base.Over 2017 MSP providers are continued to invest in delivery centers, Eastern Europe and India continue to be popular locations for these.Approximately 30% of MSP vendors also offer proprietary VMS technology and continue to develop products to support a technology-led MSP service.SIA recognizes three distinct evolutionary waves of MSP services: Wave 1.0: Sourcing Leveraging Scale Wave 2.0: Sourcing through Vendor Neutral Models Wave 3.0: Sourcing for Work  Click the link below to download the report: MSP Market Developments - Part 1 20180531 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • VMS Market Developments: Part 1

    The Vendor Management Systems (VMS) landscape again saw expansions across the ecosystem supporting greater integrations with Human Capital Management (HCM) platforms as well as growing support for enabling online talent communities. Some have invested significantly in built-in talent community functions to support the self-sourcing of freelancers. AI and analytics continues to be a dominant theme in the market as well as expansions to source talent across all channels. Statement of Work (SOW) capability has also expanded including more integrations with e-procurement platforms.Challenges still exist in fully supporting the increasing interest in direct sourcing of contingent workers as not all platforms adequately support the streamlining of heavy administrative tasks such as interview scheduling. Interview scheduling one of the known administrative burdens of the process which is still mostly managed outside VMS systems.Included in this report are a number of VMS technologies that support parts of the process. Some are 100% vendor neutral platforms, which by design, give all suppliers and freelancers an equal chance of submitting candidates and profiles. These platforms do not support the creation of preferred supplier lists at all.  Other VMS technologies only support the sourcing, supplier management and reporting part of the process; invoicing is not done in the platform, instead third parties are used.Sourcing decisions of hiring managers are expected to broaden as the market tightens, to include SOW, permanent (direct) hiring as well as contingent hiring. Buyers can expect to see greater ATS, HR and finance integrations. As a result, the wider technology stack with a greater use of middleware to support integrations is likely to be an important factor when selecting VMS providers.SIA recognizes three distinct waves of VMS evolutionary waves: Wave 1.0: Supplier Centric Wave 2.0: Talent Centric Wave 3.0: Wave 3: Marketplace. Client and Data Centric Click the link below to download the report: VMS Market Developments - Part 1 20180405 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • VMS Market Developments (Consolidated)

    This report consolidates the sub-reports listed below which were released over the course of 2017:Part 1 - Drivers, Innovations & Geographical Capability – Published in March 2017 VMS Drivers and Benefits VMS Developments: New Offerings VMS Provider Landscape and M&A Activity Vendor Geographical Capability Vendor Profiles Part 2 – Market Size and Growth – Published in July 2017 VMS Global Market Size and Growth Size by Region Market Size Spend by Work Arrangement and Sourcing Model         Spend by Program Type      VMS Functionality and Integration Adoption Funding & Pricing Models            Spend by Buyer Market Size           Part 3 - Market Differentiators - – Published in November 2017 Functionality and Technical Breadth Capability Ability to Scale and Geographic Reach Strategic Alignment to Wider Business Market Success and Collaboration Click the link below to download the report:  VMS Market Developments Consolidated 20171221 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • MSP Market Developments: Part 1

    This report identifies vendors who are actively investing and developing their MSP services. In addition, this report has identified the development of MSP service offerings in the market. Key findings include:Unsurprisingly, compliance and cost savings continue to be key drivers for managing MSP programs. As technology and technology integrations become more important in supporting business adoption and process efficiencies, MSP vendors are beginning to drive technology preferences and leadership in building technology ecosystems and data warehouses to drive more value and benchmark visibility across the client base.MSP’s traditionally utilised procurement skills to support the sourcing aspects and vendor management aspects of the staffing supply chain. More recently, additional skill sets are enhancing MSP teams. For instance, recruitment and HR capability which relies on understanding talent quality and retention is invested in for the purposes of direct sourcing, and in particular Contingent RPO models.IT skills and change management skills are also being invested in to support the implementations and roll outs of programs. IT skills are being invested in to support the migration of staff augmentation consultants to SOW consultants. The greatest proportion of contingent workers in the MSP market by occupational category is IT. MSP’s are also investing in knowledge of IT as well as outsourcing procurement to enhance SOW selection and evaluation capability and services. MSP organizations are increasingly building specialisms and expanding delivery centers and best practices around different models. Providers are recognizing that services procurement is perceived by buyers as a specialist skill and they are accordingly investing in building specific services center of excellence teams. The buying cycle is more complicated as services contracts typically involve more risk for a party, the contracts are often longer, commercial assumptions are more complicated, there are more stakeholders as the service involves operations as well as transition, service specifications and responsibilities including associated SLA’s,  exit arrangements as well as the project transformation or transition all make contract for services typically more complicated by nature if compared to a project or transformation of the same functional and geographic scope.Supplier services are not limited to the management of staffing suppliers and MSPs continue to explore the value of online staffing through FMS platforms as well as worker tracking solutions. US based MSP vendors are showing the greatest evidence of an uptake in FMS services being embedded in an MSP supply base.Over 2017 MSP providers are continued to invest in delivery centers, Eastern Europe and India continue to be popular locations for these.Approximately 30% of MSP vendors also offer proprietary VMS technology and continue to develop products to support a technology-led MSP service.SIA recognizes three distinct evolutionary waves of MSP services: Wave 1.0: Sourcing Leveraging Scale Wave 2.0: Sourcing through Vendor Neutral Models Wave 3.0: Sourcing for Work  Click the link below to download the report:  MSP Market Developments - Part 1 20180531 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Most Complex Contingent Markets Globally

    60 different contingent markets assessed across six Continents. Complex markets identified among both emerging and established contingent markets. Egypt and Venezuela are ranked the most complex locations at the moment, followed by Venezuela. Most complex Asian contingent market is Indonesia followed by the Philippines. The least complex markets in our analysis are the United States, followed by New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The markets that have become less complex compared to a year ago are: Nigeria, India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The markets that have become more complex compared to a year ago are: Lithuania, Brazil and Turkey. To download a full copy of the report, click below: Most Complex Contingent Markets Globally 20180601 - You do not have permission to view this object. To download a copy of the Market Complexity Assessment Tool, click below: Market Complexity Assessment Tool 20180601 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • VMS Market Developments: Part 1

    The Vendor Management Systems (VMS) landscape again saw expansions across the ecosystem supporting greater integrations with Human Capital Management (HCM) platforms as well as growing support for enabling online talent communities. Some have invested significantly in built-in talent community functions to support the self-sourcing of freelancers. AI and analytics continues to be a dominant theme in the market as well as expansions to source talent across all channels. Statement of Work (SOW) capability has also expanded including more integrations with e-procurement platforms.Challenges still exist in fully supporting the increasing interest in direct sourcing of contingent workers as not all platforms adequately support the streamlining of heavy administrative tasks such as interview scheduling. Interview scheduling one of the known administrative burdens of the process which is still mostly managed outside VMS systems.Included in this report are a number of VMS technologies that support parts of the process. Some are 100% vendor neutral platforms, which by design, give all suppliers and freelancers an equal chance of submitting candidates and profiles. These platforms do not support the creation of preferred supplier lists at all.  Other VMS technologies only support the sourcing, supplier management and reporting part of the process; invoicing is not done in the platform, instead third parties are used.Sourcing decisions of hiring managers are expected to broaden as the market tightens, to include SOW, permanent (direct) hiring as well as contingent hiring. Buyers can expect to see greater ATS, HR and finance integrations. As a result, the wider technology stack with a greater use of middleware to support integrations is likely to be an important factor when selecting VMS providers.SIA recognizes three distinct waves of VMS evolutionary waves: Wave 1.0: Supplier Centric Wave 2.0: Talent Centric Wave 3.0: Wave 3: Marketplace. Client and Data Centric Click the link below to download the report: VMS Market Developments - Part 1 20180405 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • VMS Market Developments (Consolidated)

    This report consolidates the sub-reports listed below which were released over the course of 2017:Part 1 - Drivers, Innovations & Geographical Capability – Published in March 2017 VMS Drivers and Benefits VMS Developments: New Offerings VMS Provider Landscape and M&A Activity Vendor Geographical Capability Vendor Profiles Part 2 – Market Size and Growth – Published in July 2017 VMS Global Market Size and Growth Size by Region Market Size Spend by Work Arrangement and Sourcing Model         Spend by Program Type      VMS Functionality and Integration Adoption Funding & Pricing Models            Spend by Buyer Market Size           Part 3 - Market Differentiators - – Published in November 2017 Functionality and Technical Breadth Capability Ability to Scale and Geographic Reach Strategic Alignment to Wider Business Market Success and Collaboration Click the link below to download the report:  VMS Market Developments Consolidated 20171221 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Most Complex Contingent Markets Globally

    60 different contingent markets assessed across six Continents. Complex markets identified among both emerging and established contingent markets. Egypt and Venezuela are ranked the most complex locations at the moment, followed by Venezuela. Most complex Asian contingent market is Indonesia followed by the Philippines. The least complex markets in our analysis are the United States, followed by New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The markets that have become less complex compared to a year ago are: Nigeria, India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The markets that have become more complex compared to a year ago are: Lithuania, Brazil and Turkey. To download a full copy of the report, click below: Most Complex Contingent Markets Globally 20180601 - You do not have permission to view this object. To download a copy of the Market Complexity Assessment Tool, click below: Market Complexity Assessment Tool 20180601 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • MSP Market Developments: Part 1

    This report identifies vendors who are actively investing and developing their MSP services. In addition, this report has identified the development of MSP service offerings in the market. Key findings include:Unsurprisingly, compliance and cost savings continue to be key drivers for managing MSP programs. As technology and technology integrations become more important in supporting business adoption and process efficiencies, MSP vendors are beginning to drive technology preferences and leadership in building technology ecosystems and data warehouses to drive more value and benchmark visibility across the client base.MSP’s traditionally utilised procurement skills to support the sourcing aspects and vendor management aspects of the staffing supply chain. More recently, additional skill sets are enhancing MSP teams. For instance, recruitment and HR capability which relies on understanding talent quality and retention is invested in for the purposes of direct sourcing, and in particular Contingent RPO models.IT skills and change management skills are also being invested in to support the implementations and roll outs of programs. IT skills are being invested in to support the migration of staff augmentation consultants to SOW consultants. The greatest proportion of contingent workers in the MSP market by occupational category is IT. MSP’s are also investing in knowledge of IT as well as outsourcing procurement to enhance SOW selection and evaluation capability and services. MSP organizations are increasingly building specialisms and expanding delivery centers and best practices around different models. Providers are recognizing that services procurement is perceived by buyers as a specialist skill and they are accordingly investing in building specific services center of excellence teams. The buying cycle is more complicated as services contracts typically involve more risk for a party, the contracts are often longer, commercial assumptions are more complicated, there are more stakeholders as the service involves operations as well as transition, service specifications and responsibilities including associated SLA’s,  exit arrangements as well as the project transformation or transition all make contract for services typically more complicated by nature if compared to a project or transformation of the same functional and geographic scope.Supplier services are not limited to the management of staffing suppliers and MSPs continue to explore the value of online staffing through FMS platforms as well as worker tracking solutions. US based MSP vendors are showing the greatest evidence of an uptake in FMS services being embedded in an MSP supply base.Over 2017 MSP providers are continued to invest in delivery centers, Eastern Europe and India continue to be popular locations for these.Approximately 30% of MSP vendors also offer proprietary VMS technology and continue to develop products to support a technology-led MSP service.SIA recognizes three distinct evolutionary waves of MSP services: Wave 1.0: Sourcing Leveraging Scale Wave 2.0: Sourcing through Vendor Neutral Models Wave 3.0: Sourcing for Work  Click the link below to download the report:  MSP Market Developments - Part 1 20180531 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • VMS Market Developments: Part 1

    The Vendor Management Systems (VMS) landscape again saw expansions across the ecosystem supporting greater integrations with Human Capital Management (HCM) platforms as well as growing support for enabling online talent communities. Some have invested significantly in built-in talent community functions to support the self-sourcing of freelancers. AI and analytics continues to be a dominant theme in the market as well as expansions to source talent across all channels. Statement of Work (SOW) capability has also expanded including more integrations with e-procurement platforms.Challenges still exist in fully supporting the increasing interest in direct sourcing of contingent workers as not all platforms adequately support the streamlining of heavy administrative tasks such as interview scheduling. Interview scheduling one of the known administrative burdens of the process which is still mostly managed outside VMS systems.Included in this report are a number of VMS technologies that support parts of the process. Some are 100% vendor neutral platforms, which by design, give all suppliers and freelancers an equal chance of submitting candidates and profiles. These platforms do not support the creation of preferred supplier lists at all.  Other VMS technologies only support the sourcing, supplier management and reporting part of the process; invoicing is not done in the platform, instead third parties are used.Sourcing decisions of hiring managers are expected to broaden as the market tightens, to include SOW, permanent (direct) hiring as well as contingent hiring. Buyers can expect to see greater ATS, HR and finance integrations. As a result, the wider technology stack with a greater use of middleware to support integrations is likely to be an important factor when selecting VMS providers.SIA recognizes three distinct waves of VMS evolutionary waves: Wave 1.0: Supplier Centric Wave 2.0: Talent Centric Wave 3.0: Wave 3: Marketplace. Client and Data Centric Click the link below to download the report: VMS Market Developments - Part 1 20180405 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • VMS Market Developments (Consolidated)

    This report consolidates the sub-reports listed below which were released over the course of 2017:Part 1 - Drivers, Innovations & Geographical Capability – Published in March 2017 VMS Drivers and Benefits VMS Developments: New Offerings VMS Provider Landscape and M&A Activity Vendor Geographical Capability Vendor Profiles Part 2 – Market Size and Growth – Published in July 2017 VMS Global Market Size and Growth Size by Region Market Size Spend by Work Arrangement and Sourcing Model         Spend by Program Type      VMS Functionality and Integration Adoption Funding & Pricing Models            Spend by Buyer Market Size           Part 3 - Market Differentiators - – Published in November 2017 Functionality and Technical Breadth Capability Ability to Scale and Geographic Reach Strategic Alignment to Wider Business Market Success and Collaboration Click the link below to download the report:  VMS Market Developments Consolidated 20171221 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]