Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Chinese Firm Recognized by IAOP for Excellence in Offshore Software Outsourcing

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China's ODC (Offshore Development Center) Experts, has been named to The Global Outsourcing 100 list for the third consecutive year. The list is compiled by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and was made public at the 2008 Outsourcing World Summit in Orlando, Florida.

Bleum CEO and founder Eric Rongley commented, "Being selected again as a rising star by IAOP is a great honor and validates Bleum's excellence in providing ODC services to Global customers from our development centers in China. Bleum has pioneered an operational model designed to achieve levels of customer satisfaction rivaling the best firms in India by providing the excellence in execution and operational transparency that customers in the West demand."

To produce the Global Outsourcing 100, IAOP has developed a rigorous selection process ranking vendors on four key criteria: size and growth, management capabilities, relevant certifications, and customer satisfaction.

High levels of customer satisfaction are achieved by Bleum's focus on cultural compatibility. This starts with transparency in managing a customer's ODC to best align with customer needs and prevent the surprises and missed commitments that typify the outsourcing industry. More importantly, Bleum has instituted an English-Only work environment that enables teams to improve their communication abilities quickly through immersion. By putting the customer's language as a top priority in the company Bleum ODC's are able to deliver an ease of collaboration previously thought unattainable in China.

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), with 40,000 corporate, professional, and associate members worldwide, is leading the effort to transform the world of business through outsourcing. Its client side members are, on average, responsible for $60 million per year of outsourcing spending with some overseeing outsourcing programs in the billions of dollars. Through professional and ethical standards, the Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) Program, educational programs including The Outsourcing World Summit®, and recognitions such as The Outsourcing Hall of Fame and The Global Outsourcing 100, IAOP is advancing one of the 21st century's most important new management fields - outsourcing. To learn more, visit

About The Global Outsourcing 100

The Global Outsourcing 100, produced annually by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), is devoted to featuring the best of today's leading outsourcing service providers and tomorrow's rising stars.

Along with its publication by IAOP, the list appears each year in FORTUNE® magazine in the special advertising section produced by IAOP. Companies must demonstrate excellence in categories such as size and growth, customer experience, depth and breadth of competencies, and management capabilities. Because of the rigorous application and judging process employed, The Global Outsourcing 100 defines the standard for excellence in outsourcing service delivery.

About Bleum:

Bleum is the leading offshore software outsourcing provider based in China focused on building ODC's (Offshore Development Centers) for customers in the West. ODC's are large retained teams dedicated to a single client. When combined with Bleum's total quality management and culture, Bleum ODC's deliver superior levels of quality and productivity with increasing ease of use over time. Bleum offers three kinds of ODC's to suit our customers' needs. Stealth ODC's provide the highest levels of security and confidentiality available in China and employ Bleum's ISO 27001 processes. Branded ODC's enable customers to combine their offshore initiatives with their China market entry strategies and turn a cost center into a profit center. Mini ODC's let small and medium sized enterprise enjoy the benefits of an ODC while maintaining the agility to scale teams up and down according to their need.