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Avasant Ranks as the #1 Global BPO Advisor in Prestigious Black Book Survey

LOS ANGELES, June 26  -- For the second consecutive year, Avasant (formerly Stradling Global Sourcing) has ranked amongst the top sourcing management consulting firms. The Black Book of Outsourcing, as announced in The Wall Street Journal, placed Avasant in two key categories. Avasant ranked as both the TOP BPO Advisor and in the TOP 10 of all Full Service Advisors. Top BPO Advisors
  1. Avasant (formerly Stradling Global Sourcing)
  2. Gartner
  3. TPI
  4. Everest Group
  5. Nelson Hall
  6. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  7. Hackett Group
  8. Alsbridge
  9. PA Consulting
  10. Global Equations 
The Black Book of Outsourcing, compiled by Brown-Wilson Group -- gathered insight from twenty-four thousand outsourcing customer survey respondents from 40 countries to ascertain buy-side decision-maker preferences and insights in the global services industry. According to Scott Wilson, Partner, Brown-Wilson Group and co-author of The Black Book of Outsourcing, "Avasant, has continued its penetrating focus on demonstrating domain expertise within and throughout the Business Process Outsourcing landscape. Among those surveyed, Avasant is described as dynamic, entrepreneurial and flexible with an eye towards helping clients navigate the impacts of globalization on a company's financial and operating performance." The #1 Business Process Outsourcing Advisor designation is based on a number of factors including client satisfaction with senior management direction, advisor impact of outsourcing results, business transformation practices, client relations, and indicators of consultant practice breadth, innovation, and implementation skills. "Our global clients are constantly looking for innovative ways to drive value and to generate savings, which has led to an explosive growth in the demand for Avasant's BPO services. Our top global ranking is a combination of both our client's success and Avasant's strategic investments in the emerging India and China marketplaces," said Kevin S. Parikh, CEO of Avasant. "The growth of our future Advisory Services rests on the strength of our innovative culture. Our people are proactive and strive to remain one step ahead of industry trends enabling delivery of greater value to the marketplace and the sourcing community. I am very proud of what our team has accomplished, as demonstrated by the rankings and rigorous research conducted by the Brown-Wilson Group," said Parikh. "The role and impact of outsourcing advisory firms continues to grow, and Avasant's ranking in BPO and overall Top 10 ranking are a testament to the firm's excellence in outsourcing and superior client service and delivery," said Douglas Brown, president of the Brown-Wilson Group. "Full-Service Advisory Services firms have the unique opportunity to offer end-to-end outsourcing solutions, while focusing on dedicated client support, and Avasant's clients have recognized the firm as a key to their own outsourcing success." An article discussing the 2008 Black Book of Outsourcing rankings will be published in the Wall Street Journal Online ( in July 2008. ABOUT AVASANT Avasant (formerly Stradling Global Sourcing) is a next generation sourcing consulting company concentrating on tailor-made solutions for organizations that may already be in sourcing contracts for the delivery of IT services or business and knowledge processes and for those who are considering sourcing to meet their strategic globalization needs. Our team of sourcing experts has extensive experience in helping both commercial and governmental organizations keep pace with rapidly changing requirements through the strategic use of outsourcing. At the heart of our process is aligning a sourcing strategy with enterprise objectives, executing a rigorous transaction while managing relationships to meet stated goals. Avasant has built speed of response and flexibility into an industry-honed process designed to differentiate itself from other sourcing advisors whose leverage standard solutions that may not address the custom needs of all clients in a dynamic marketplace. For more information, visit: ABOUT BROWN-WILSON GROUP Brown-Wilson Group's research mission is to offer balanced, objective and unbiased results to help organizations maximize significance, increase speed-to-results, and mitigate risk in outsourcing/sourcing initiatives. Brown-Wilson Group, based in Clearwater, Florida measures their own success via reporting users' ability to achieve and sustain significant improvements in their outsourcing decisions from aligning customer experience research and strategies that stand the test of time.