IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) provider Northgate Information Systems Plc has launched its offshore BPO arm in India.
According to reports, Hemel Hempstead-based Northgate IS opened its Indian offshore operation to focus on the telecoms sector, opening up a 110 person-strong facility in Hyderabad to provide BPO services based from offshore services provider Appologic Broadband. To date, Northgate IS has invested some $2m on the facilities, with plans to invest a further $3m, and the company hopes to expand the operation to target the Middle East, Africa and Asian markets.
Earlier this month, Northgate announced a major drive into the BPO market through the acquisition of Rebus HR Group in a reverse takeover that values Rebus at 150m pounds ($260.6m). Rebus HR develops HR software such as employee information systems and payroll, and provides a range of services such as hosting, bureau payroll and fully managed payroll services to more than 1,500 clients in the UK and Ireland.
This article is based on material originally produced by ComputerWire.