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					        Financing Services Inc.




                       Business Process Outsourcing:
         Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements




David Martin
Director, Portfolio Management
TD Financing Services
       Financing Services Inc.




Business Process Outsourcing:
Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements

   About TD Financing Services
   Internal Process Management: The Upside
   BPO: The Downside
   The Case for BPO
   Understanding the Value of BPO and the People Behind it
        Financing Services Inc.


Business Process Outsourcing:
Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements

About TD Financing Services…

   Formerly VFC Inc., a non-prime vehicle finance company founded in 1996;

   In 2006, acquired by TD Bank Financial Group;

   In 2010, rebranded from VFC Inc. to TD Financing Services, offering indirect lending
    products such as prime/non-prime vehicle loans, and home mortgages;

   In 2011, with the completion of the sale of Chrysler Financial, to be rebranded “TD
    Auto Finance” with the set objective of expanding the new brand in the North
    American market.
        Financing Services Inc.


Business Process Outsourcing:
Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements

Internal Management: The Upside

•   The development of sound internal processes with proper regulatory oversight is
    instrumental to a company’s success;

•   Hiring and retaining top talent is key to the successful development and deployment
    of internal best practices;

•   Internal employees, it could be said, have more stake “in the game” with regards to
    the servicing of a portfolio, as opposed to BPO companies which tend to concentrate
    solely on their respective bottom lines;

•   Internal controls mitigate the potential risk of security threats from both a
    communication and privacy perspective.
        Financing Services Inc.

Business Process Outsourcing:
Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements

BPO: The Downside

•   From a subject matter expert/knowledge perspective the evolution of an attitude of
    indifference in employees due to BPO may take root (i.e. Who cares, just outsource
    it.);

•   The loss of independence in terms of managing a portfolio can evolve in cases of
    weak internal regulatory oversight;

•   The risk of impacts on a company’s goodwill with regards to BPO tends to be a major
    concern for FIs;

•   The possible underestimation of running costs (i.e. internal IT expenses,
    administration expenses, etc.);

•   The lack of a proper business continuity management (BCM) model. BCM consists of
    a set of steps, to successfully identify, manage and control the business processes
    that are, or can be outsourced. (Forbes, Gibb, and Steven Buchanan. A Framework
    for Business Continuity Management, 2006)
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Business Process Outsourcing:
Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements

The Case for BPO:

BPO vendors can help a company improve its performance by transforming fixed costs
(salaries) into variable costs creating more flexibility;

Outsourcing can provide a reduction in resource management, freeing up valuable human
resources;

BPO offers state of the art technology, the ability to handle high volumes which prevents
bottlenecking;

BPO can speed up the delivery of results, necessary for company growth initiatives;

BPO can reduce risk by contractually guaranteeing results-driven performance and
regulatory accountability.
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Business Process Outsourcing:
Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements

BPO & the People Behind it

-   In order for businesses to have successful outsourcing initiatives, a thorough
    understanding of the business’s needs and expectations is required. Vendors hire
    staff. Businesses must be cognizant of this and ensure the need for BPO is validated
    thoroughly.

-   Business’s and vendors alike need to evolve their current relationships. The
    conventional “us and them” relationship is not as productive as a business partner
    relationship.

-   Businesses must be willing to venture into new ways of improving, not only their own
    businesses, but that of the vendors in their employ (i.e. incentive programs).
         Financing Services Inc.

Business Process Outsourcing:
Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements

BPO and the People Behind it

Vendors must be fully integrated with your strategic objectives on a year to year basis.
They need to have a transparent and open relationship built on substance (i.e. We expect
vendors to have an internal understanding of our business).

Many of our vendors have assisted us – from an internal perspective – in filling and
improving “gaps” in business processes.

Nickel and diming does not work. Pay for performance and reap the rewards!
        Financing Services Inc.



Business Process Outsourcing:
Internal Management vs. External Outsourcing Arrangements

What to make of all of it…

   A business must thoroughly review its overall strategic objectives before engaging the
    in BPO.
   Arguably, internal employees have more “in the game” than some external service
    providers. However, as a company grows, simply adding employees internally may
    not be an option.
   When engaging a service provider for BPO, it is important to establish a business
    partnership based on openness, transparency and accountability. Stop the
    vendor/client adversarial relationship and build each others’ businesses!
   How? Involve them in your business, and reward solid performance!
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