SSON Analytics has identified 184 shared services organisations (SSOs) that have embarked on their Global Business Services (GBS) journey.
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Want to join us at SSOW California? Fill out this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the event! Don't miss out on exciting site tours, interactive workshops, and a networking outside reception at our beautiful venue. Download the full agenda for more details.
Here is a list of who we anticipate joining us this September. Will you be there to meet them? If you prefer to receive a copy via email enquiryIQPC@iqpc.com. Experience the opportunity to network and gain the skills you need to take your shared services operation to the next level.
The shared services industry has developed more value as a result of combing its functions with digital & automated technologies. Throughout this development process, the skills in demand have evolved as well. Take a look at these 6 redefining skills and capabilities for the digital evolution in the new world of shared services. Email email@example.com for a copy!
In this exclusive package of speaker presentations includes experts who have spoken about Planning & Launching, Finance Transformation, Global Process Ownership & Global Business Services. It includes:
Shared services is a constantly evolving industry that requires a workforce to evolve with it. Take a look at the 6 skills will need to give you a competitive advantage!
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Anyone acting as a GPO, moving into the role or working on a broader project it needs to audit its performance. We'll dive into what's needed more at the summit, but until then consider these three steps:
We sat down with Thomas Muir, Executive Director, Support Services, MyVA Program Office. He took us through how implementing a multifunctional shared services organization focused on customer service at the VA was so successful, best practices to consider along the SSO journey, challenges that were come across in past year during this transformation, and how they were mitigated, metrics he is most proud of and what they were prior. As well as where he sees the future of SSO headed in the next 5-10 years.
Vice President and Assistant Corporate Controller at Parker-Hannifin, Tony Sayer, disscusses the key steps of building a solid business case to jumpstart an SSO journey, what you can do to assure you are getting the most out of each step, best practices to consider along an SSO journey, challenges that you may come across when launching a new SSO, and much more.
Take a look at the C-Suite Executives we have lined up to speak at this year's Shared Services & Outsourcing Week at The Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA!
As always, there are the pioneers amongst us who are blazing a path into the future. We have reviewed some of the most impressive examples to date, to identify how and where these pioneers are making a difference. Here are seven areas that offer real opportunities for change – and 5 leaders who are not afraid to break the mold.
This is the Shared Services Creed: "I believe our current Shared Services strategy will deliver a dramatic and recognized value to the organization beyond cost savings. This belief system separates the more advanced models from the traditional ones." Nearly 3/4 of respondents to SSON's State of the Industry Survey agree with this statement.
Vale, formerly known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce or CVRD, was a state-owned business until 1998, when it was privatized. Shortly after privatization, in 2001, there was a change in the control group, which led to a much stronger focus on growth, rather than on dividend generation. This new strategic direction made it possible for Vale to increase its market capitalization from USD 8 billion in 2001 to more than USD 160 billion by the end of 2010.
‘Having the opportunity to meet other colleagues during Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) conferences, many organizations copy and/or mirror ONE existing SSO model with all the associated “child sicknesses”. Analyzing this model – and reading these articles, I am not surprised many companies are struggling in the first years after implementation. We experienced many of these problems in the first few years at our SSC – but I would like to share some other thoughts with you on some of the problems which were outlined.
Shared by Peter Andrisin, General Manager at KONE SSC in Bratislava, Slovakia.
When SSON published “Top Ten Mistakes Made When Implementing Shared Services” experts across the shared services and outsourcing space advice on the most common errors organizations make when creating a shared services organization, the response was so popular that we decided to return to the issue. After all, the litany of potential errors doesn’t stop at ten! So here are Ten MORE Common Mistakes… Recognize any? Let’s hope not…
Bryce Tawney has held shared services leadership roles for oil field services giant Halliburton for the past seven years. He recently stepped into an M&A finance integration lead role where his recent focus has been to quickly learn best practices and keys to successful integrations. From a multitude of resources he has quickly learned to manage the steep learning curve.
The annual report from SSON is the most anticipated article in the shared services industry each year, addressing the current industry landscape, the future of shared services, and everything in between. The report survey's the largest pool of shared services executives from around the globe to gain real insights and provides the most valuable analysis of the industry.
Historically, RPA has experienced somewhat of a mixed reception by employees who fear of being replaced and senior leadership who often dismiss it as relevant only to organizations that deal with high transactional volumes and big budgets. Despite these views, the demand for RPA tools is growing quickly and is applicable and available for everyone. Here are five considerations for harnessing the benefits of RPA regardless if you’re leading a team of two or two hundred.
With tax authorities globally now applying new pressure through increased regulation and more stringent audits impacting intercompany transactions, penalties can be steep, swift and severe. Mastercard's Rebecca Howard has written this whitepaper specifically for SSON's members, to point a spotlight at this problem.
Download your free copy to find out how effective current supplier engagement practices are; how catalog management could be optimized; where procurement practices are proving most successful; and future improvement plans. And more!
Check out this article detailing the top five issues surrounding Finance Transformation and learn more about the topic.
This is your guide to everything Shared Services & Outsourcing Week Autumn! Take a closer look at the individual tracks, the benefits of our sessions, and what's new at the event.
SSON spoke with SSOW Autumn Speaker Paul Finke, Senior Director of Payables & Revenue Accounting at the Gap Inc. about best practices and lessons learned for effectively managing shared services talent. Get a sneak peak on how shared services leaders at The Gap effectively manage a cross-generational workforce, recruit top-notch talent and develop future SSO leaders.
Here are 3 Reasons to attend SSOW Autumn.
Findings from a live audience polling conducted during North American SSO Week in March 2017.
This exclusive material contains interviews with 3 experts on IA:
Jon Theuerkauf is the Managing Director, Head of Performance Excellence, Robotic Process Automation & COE Program Head at BNY Mellon. In our chat with Jon, he discussed:
We sat down with Jason Barkham, Vice President of Business Transformation Solutions at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
In our chat with Jason, he discussed:
Jim Walker is the Services Portfolio Manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Shared Service Center (NSSC). We sat down with him to discuss:
Rochelle Hood, SSON’s Global Head of Customer Analytics and Research, led an interview series with Lee Coulter from Ascension to explore thought leadership and a strategic vision on the impact, benefits and opportunities from Intelligent Automation. Watch this first episode to find out how Intelligent Automation will change the way Global Business Services / Shared Services organizations add value to the enterprises and customers they serve.
About the Thought Leader: Lee Coulter is currently Senior Vice President of Ascension and Chief Executive Officer of its shared services subsidiary, the Ascension Ministry Service Center. Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system, tasked Coulter with creating an enterprise wide shared service center to enable Ascension and its 150,000 associates to adapt to changes in the health care market.
Organizations continuously strive to achieve greater efficiencies and more streamlined operations as a matter of course, particularly with Shared Services. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the latest proposition to promise a quantum advance for Shared Services. Download the content to learn more about RPA and it's benefits to your organization!
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Where do you land on the Shared Services Maturity curve? Where do you want to be? Take a look at this infographic outlining how the Shared Services and Outsourcing Week Autumn event will help you navigate through the planning, evolving and maturing phases.
For many SSOs, blockchain is still considered another “revolutionary” head-turning technology that is relegated as something that’s nice to know but not like to have, considering most are still focused on the last big new thing like RPA. But according to experts, Shared Services professionals will need to adopt a very different attitude to the opportunities that blockchain represents to both the digital back and front offices, and pretty quickly, or risk being left behind. See why by downloading this newly released article or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy!
Combining multiple departments under a single leader does not necessarily result in an effective multifunction shared services center; you’ve got to be prepared with a much more strategic plan. In this session, you will see how developing a common vision and a compulsive reason to act can result in your shared services organization having key metrics with clear goals, a transformation plan to get you there and every employee’s actions aligned. Learn how visual management, standard work, and individual contributor involvement can reduce exception work, reduce costs, and increase employee engagement.
Follow along as Filippo Passerini, the former Head of P&G's GBS, and previous SSOW Keynote Speaker leads us on a journey through P&G's world-class global business services model.
Blending Q4 2017 data from 100+ North American Shared Services Centres, this report dives into the key themes of the upcoming 22nd North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week 2018. Flip through to find out more on Millennial Talent, Digital Disruption and Customer Experience in North America Shared Services Organizations (SSOs).