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Business process outsourcing (BPO) is a subset of outsourcing that involves the contracting of the operations and responsibilities of specific business functions (or processes) to a third-party service provider. Today, BPO typically refers to the outsourcing of “back office” functions such as software or systems coding, billing, payment processing, debt collection, customer relationship management, technical support, and even accounting or finance functions.


State AGs Urge FTC Action on Stronger Telemarketing Rules

A bipartisan coalition of 38 state attorneys general last week sent a letter to the FTC urging the regulator to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule “in order to reflect realities of today’s marketplace and better protect consumers from unscrupulous telemarketers.” Currently-evolving alternative payment methods are a focus of the request as is a proposal to force telemarketers to keep and maintain call records.


TCN Launches “Platform 3 VocalVision,” Virtual Call Center Technology for the Visually Impaired

TCN, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based call center technology for enterprises, contact centers, BPOs, and collection agencies, today announced the immediate availability of “Platform 3 VocalVision,” a virtual call center technology for the visually impaired. Optimized to work with Job Access With Speech (JAWS) assistive technology, Platform 3 VocalVision enables visually impaired call center […]