Infosys BPO's Procurement Outsourcing Services Inducted Into The 'Winner's Circle' By HfS Blueprint Report

Bangalore – August 20, 2013

Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, today announced that its BPO subsidiary has been placed in the 'Winner's Circle' in the HfS Blueprint Report for Procurement Outsourcing (PO) services. The report cites the company's ability to provide end-to-end solutions for clients as a key strength. The company has been recognized as delivering value beyond cost by developing innovative, industry-specific platform technologies for some of its marquee clients, showing its commitment to its PO business and its future.


  • The HfS Blueprint Report for Procurement Outsourcing services recognizes Infosys BPO for its strong technological integration, ability to deliver business value to clients and establish a balanced global footprint
  • Infosys BPO was also chosen because of the investments made in future capabilities and the incorporation of customer feedback
  • The report lauds the company's ability to go well beyond the typical client experience, and recognizes the procurement platform developed by Infosys BPO for one of its largest CPG clients as a tangible value proposition unique to this industry
  • The report is based on a survey covering the views, intentions, and dynamics of 1,355 stakeholders, including PO enterprise buyers, PO service providers, PO industry influencers, and HfS analysts

Supporting Quotes

Phil Fersht, CEO and Founder, HfS Research:
"Infosys has rapidly developed a first-class procurement services competency to cater for a wide array of global clients. Not only has the firm developed strong execution base for the bread-and-butter procurement needs of clients, but it is also supporting them with high-value analytics and strategic sourcing services, enabled by its technology expertise."

Gautam Thakkar, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys BPO:
"Our extraordinary domain depth enables us to develop unique tools and technologies to address issues around effective management of third-party spend among other challenges. Infosys is uniquely positioned to provide superior category expertise, supplier management skills, access to best-in-class procurement technology platforms and knowledge management tools. This recognition is an acknowledgement of the innovative and world-class solutions that we offer, highlighting our commitment to exceed client expectations and deliver measurable value for our clients’ businesses."

About HfS Research

HfS Research ( is a leading independent global analyst authority and knowledge community in the business and IT services industry. HfS is unique in the fact that it serves the research and strategy needs of business operations leaders across finance, supply chain, human resources, marketing, customer management, IT and core industry functions. In addition to researching business operations strategies, HfS educates and facilitates discussion among the world's largest knowledge community of enterprise services professionals, currently comprising 120,000 subscribers. HfS Research also facilitates the HfS Sourcing Executive Council, the acclaimed elite group of sourcing practitioners from leading organizations, which meets on a bi-annual basis to share the future direction of the global services industry and discuss the future enterprise operations framework.

In 2010 & 2011, HfS was awarded Analyst of the Year by the International Institute of Analyst Relations (IIAR), the premier body of analyst-facing professionals, and achieved the distinctive award of being voted the research analyst industry's most Innovative Analyst Firm in 2012.


About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. As a proven partner focused on building tomorrow's enterprise, Infosys enables clients in more than 30 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. Ranked in the top tier of Forbes' 100 most innovative companies, Infosys – with US$7.4bn in annual revenues and 155,000+ employees – provides enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. We help enterprises transform and thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational leadership, and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data, and cloud computing.

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About Infosys BPO

Infosys BPO Limited (, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Limited, was set up in April 2002. Infosys BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, Poland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, United States, China, Philippines, Japan and Australia, and as of June 30, 2013, employed 27,491 people. It closed FY 2012-13 with revenues of US$583.1 million.


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