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Global Shared Services survey results

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The next generation of Shared Services includes higher value processes, new geographies, and a higher utilisation of hybrid models.

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Deloitte's 2013 Global Shared Services Survey results

Deloitte’s 2013 Global Shared Services Survey results reveal that Shared Services leaders are realising that although Shared Services is a mature concept, the next generation includes higher value processes, new geographies, and a higher utilisation of hybrid models. Shared Services continues to strive to be seen as a valuable partner to the business, versus just a lower-cost alternative, and analytics is regarded as an important lever to increase value.

Other notable findings of the 2013 survey include:
  • Geography: Latin America and Eastern Europe have seen a significant growth in Shared Services Centres (SSCs) represented in the survey and show the greatest interest as locations for new centres 
  • Organisation and governance: Organisations are increasingly using global process owners to drive process efficiencies and standardisation across the Shared Services organisation 
  • Scope: Even traditional corporate functions, such as Tax, Real Estate/Facilities, and Legal are moving towards a transactional SSC or outsourced model 
  • Operations: Challenges with attracting and retaining talent have decreased as SSCs find innovative ways to make Shared Services a career destination.

Deloitte’s 2013 Global Shared Services Survey drew 277 responses, representing organisations headquartered in 38 countries, providing data for 870 shared services centres from around the world.

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