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The Asian State of the Shared Services Market Report 2019

The Asian State of the Shared Services Market Report 2019

It’s that time of year! We are proud to present the SSON leading market report for Asia. This report outlines priorities, highlights trends and provides an invaluable guide to the current state of the shared services market.

Every year, SSON’s Shared Services market survey highlights enormous progression in the service delivery model’s evolution. More specifically, we have seen a clear shift away from transactional, human-based work towards data-driven, knowledge-based activity – enabled by automation.  But at the same time, humans are still very much needed. They are just going to do different work.

To discover more about the state of the industry and where we are headed next, download your exclusive copy today.

The Asian's Shared Services 2019 Visual Analytic Workbook

The Asian's Shared Services 2019 Visual Analytic Workbook

This Visual Analytics Workbook (VAW) will cover significant trends in Asia-Pacific’s Shared Services & Outsourcing Industry. It will:

  • Begin with a landscape of Shared Services 
  • Introduce ‘agile’ as a project management methodology for Global Business Services (GBS)
  • Feature insights from Shared Services professionals about how Asia can maintain its competitive edge
  • Dive into the scope of Centres of Excellence (COEs) and the challenges in building a COE
  • Cover challenges faced by outsourcing providers
  • Share benchmarks on attrition and finance & accounting (F&A) from SSON Analytics’ global benchmarking study

Take a look at the VAW and navigate your way through the report. 

6 strategies to differentiate Asia as a global shared services hub

6 strategies to differentiate Asia as a global shared services hub

“Asian countries have successfully built significant competencies and careers in Shared Services, while other geographies are lagging” - Rodney Bergman, Celestica

Despite RPA taking over the kind of transactional work that in the past had moved to Asia for labour arbitrage; despite increasingly globalised SSO models supposedly making location “irrelevant”; and despite growth markets in Asia showing some hesitation … Asia remains not just significant for Shared Services but continues to differentiate itself by its competitive advantage and unique value-add.

This is why we decided to explore strategies to differentiate Asia’a position as a global shared services hub. We focus on areas such as driving digital labour, the growth market, knowledge and expertise and the role of GBS.

People. Process. Technology. Why this is the winning formula

People. Process. Technology. Why this is the winning formula

The digital transformation of shared services is being driven by the three foundational elements important to any improvement initiative: people, process and technology.

Today, these elements are being redefined for the digital ecosystem.

In this content we explore how people, process and technology are being redefined for the modern shared service centre and how they will drive value creation in the industry. 


Centre of Excellence - Shared Services Value Driver

Centre of Excellence - Shared Services Value Driver

The shared services market is being transformed by a growing emphasis on centres of expertise (COEs), which is indicative of a continuous industry commitment to improving productivity and efficiency.

This is particularly evident in the finance expertise, RPA and intelligent automation, and IT support sectors in Asia, where data analytics or management, HR expertise, and automation audit and controls make up the bulk of the focus for COEs.

Nevertheless, industry players must be keenly aware of the key differences between shared services and COEs. To dig deeper into this aspect of the business, we speak with Siddhartha Banerjee, who currently spearheads the UI-UX COE at Vodafone Shared Services in India.

In this report, Banerjee elaborates on these differences, and how they can be used such that shared services and COEs can complement each other for improved outcomes in productivity and efficiency.

Download our report to get the full story!