New Study Shows Major Investment in Global Business Services

Companies to spend $40 billion annually. Analytics, IT, and talent cited as success factors.  Global Business Services (GBS) is a next generation operating model for driving performance, added value, and deeper savings in business services. Among other benefits, GBS can help organizations to lower costs, get products to market faster by using their process footprint, [...]

Tackle Talent in 2014 (Or Else!)

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Every December, KPMG annually polls its professionals globally as well as third-party business and IT service providers as to what they see as the top trends affecting their client organizations in the coming year. This poll is conducted as part of the quarterly Sourcing Advisory Global Pulse survey [...]

The Evolution of Life Sciences IT

Liam Walsh Breaking from the past might just be the toughest part Life sciences companies are veterans in the deployment of enterprise technology solutions and the leverage of outsourced IT delivery models. However, healthcare convergence is rapidly transforming the business of healthcare and the environment in which life sciences companies operate. As this ecosystem transformation [...]

Inside the Dragon

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP According to the survey, “State of the Outsourcing Industry,” half of all enterprises are expanding outsourcing. And close to a third of high-end enterprises view Global Business Services as a mission-critical framework for their future operating model. China has a great opportunity to meet that demand by delivering [...]

A Telling Tale about Talent

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Advisory KPMG recently completed its semiannual global market study on the state of the finance function. KPMG released the first of an ongoing wave of findings and analysis from this study in early November.  In addition to assessing organizations’ finance functions’ performance levels, key issues and needs, and [...]

Global Business Services: From Blunt Tool to Innovation Enabler

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Advisory KPMG recently released the results of its global 2Q13 Sourcing Advisory Pulse surveys. These Pulse surveys provide insights into trends and projections in end-user organizations’ usage of global business services (GBS). The learnings are gleaned from KPMG firms’ advisors, who are working closely with end-user organizations that [...]

Taking the Pulse of the Global REFM Outsourcing Market

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Advisory Patrice Gilles, Managing Director, KPMG LLP Shared Services & Outsourcing Advisory Doug Burr, Director, KPMG LLP Shared Services & Outsourcing Advisory KPMG recently released the results of the 2013 edition of its annual REFM (Real Estate and Facilities Management) Outsourcing Pulse survey. The findings from the REFM [...]

The Role of IT in Enabling GBS Success

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Advisory KPMG recently released  the results of its global 2Q13 Sourcing Advisory Pulse surveys. These Pulse surveys provide insights into trends and projections in end-user organizations’ usage of global business services (GBS).   A key focus in the 2Q13 edition of the Pulse survey was examining the role of [...]

Rethinking HR in a Changing World: Winning (or at Least Competing In) the War for Talent

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Advisory KPMG market research on the state of human resources (HR) turned up some disappointing findings. The HR function in many organizations is still not viewed or performing as a strategic asset. Key to becoming more strategic is to develop and employ a more comprehensive, business strategy-driven, HR [...]

Baby Boom Generation of Contracts to Rebid or Renegotiate

Jerry Klawitter, Director, KPMG LLP Carlos Llaguno, Senior Associate, KPMG LLP You needed some creative solutions, needed to lower operational and labor costs, needed to free up staff for more strategic initiatives, needed to gain access to world-class capabilities, needed access to industry-specific expertise, needed to better align the internal IT organization with business requirements… [...]