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Integrated Business Services: Added value or unnecessary organizational complexity?

Shared Service Centers (SSC) were created to improve service delivery and reduce costs within distinct parts of their businesses for over 20 years. Mostly these parts of the business are back office related, administrational work that can easily be managed by a third party, however, now a days many business leaders are recognizing that wider benefits can be achieved. How do they do so? By leveraging Shared Services and Outsourcing consistently across multiple functions and regions, and in some cases moving all elements of this into one organization.

Procurement: data is key to lowering costs

Procurement departments are key when it comes to ones bottom line. Costs are made, but more important; cost are saved. By managing the supplier chain and finding ways to reduce costs, procurement departments play a key role for a company’s bottom line. A reliable procurement system is designed for speed, productivity, and precision

Become data driven or fall behind

Data has become an invaluable asset for companies, at least the ones that have unlocked its power. Companies that are able to unlock the power of their raw data have a head start over their competitors, and thus more and more companies are taking their data analyses more serious. Accenture, a leading “data” company created a model to measure the data-maturity of a business. It consists out of five stages which they explain as: Ad-Hoc, Organize, Tactical, Critical and Industrial. These five stages are set of against five dimensions: governance, architecture, development, regulation & ethics and user support.