Why ScrumStart “Virtual Captive” Can Be Even Better than Starting Your Own Captive of DIY Model

With more than 1300 IT Captives and the number only increasing, India stands out as the most preferred IT captive location for global corporations.

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DIY (Do It Yourself) is fast catching up with global corporations who have been a cash cow for IT Companies globally. While only the big moves make it to the headlines, a regular shift from IT companies to company-owned IT captives (that originally started as an exception) are increasing in pace, much to the worry of almost all IT majors.

Selling a Captive to the CFO

My experience in dealing with CFOs of large corporations has taught me few golden rules. CFOs are too busy to discuss every detail what goes in the captive; they look for numbers that are compelling but are equally keen on the strategic thinking that goes behind the proposal of creating a captive.

Fixed or Transparent Pricing for Technology Services

A research done by ScrumStart concludes that while customers do not have significant dissatisfaction to a fixed $/hr pricing model globally, however, they would love to get transparent pricing. This verdict is unanimous amongst all customers cutting across the geographies.

Strategic Importance of Automation for GICs

Automation is one of the most important trends that is rapidly taking over enterprises across several industries. This trend has already started to impact many businesses across the globe including numerous GIC’s.

Captives Or Global In-House Centers?
What was initially called a ‘Captive’ is now referred to as GIC which stands for ‘Global In-house Center’. Is this just another change of name and terminology or something more has changed fundamentally in the business model? In this piece, we shall examine the evolution of Captives to Global In-house Centers.
Global In-house Centers

We all have heard of a famous transfer pricing case wherein the Income Tax department had sued a global telecom giant for avoiding thousands of crores of tax by circumventing transfer pricing rules. Many corporations the world over including top technology firms is grappling with Transfer pricing litigations. So, what is Transfer Pricing exactly?

Captive Maturity Cycle

As the name suggests, captive IT companies are created primarily for cost arbitrage, and they remain a low-cost alternative to vendors and onshore IT staff. ScrumStart survey reveals that 42% of the captives do not see any other benefit from their captive except cost advantage and they have been designed with that in mind.

Captive Center

Starting a captive center and running a captive center, are two very different things that require different approaches and probably different leaders as well.


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