The (Much Needed and Elevated) Role of the GBS Executive

Stan Lepeak Global Research Director, KPMG LLP KPMG recently released the results of its quarterly, global 3Q14 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 […]

Governance Talent Management: The Making of Governance Superstars [SlideShare]

Liz Evans Managing Director, Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory As today’s organizations grow in size, complexity, and global reach, hybrid sourcing is becoming the best way to optimize the mix of human capital, service delivery models, process innovation, and technology. The big problem, however, is that all this optimization doesn’t just happen by itself. Organizations […]

Providers Being Held to a MUCH Higher Standard

25% of clients are actively looking to fire their provider.

The June 2014 HfS Research State of Industry Study (conducted in conjunction with KPMG) revealed that clients are demanding operational transformation on the part of service providers, and a need for more strategic relationships instead of empty promises to win business.

2014 Research Finding – Cloud is Already Replacing Legacy Outsourcing

Cliff Justice and Dave Brown have a lot to say about cloud replacing legacy outsourcing

  • Ambitious and sophisticated clients are now seeing the huge benefits of shifting from on-premise to “As-a-Service” delivery.
  • Having a provider that understands and can implement a cloud platform, support the transformation and provide the necessary services that add real value to the front-office is the Holy Grail for many buyers.
  • The successful providers will be those that can bridge the divide between cloud/infrastructure and process delivery.

Taking a Pulse on Global Business Services – Moving Up the Maturity Curve an Uphill Battle

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP KPMG recently released the results of its quarterly, global 1Q14 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 a Pulse on Global Business Services – Short Term Progress but a Long Term Journey

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP KPMG recently released  the results of its quarterly, global 1Q14 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 […]

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 […]

Looking at ITO Contract Renewals, Restructures, Rebids, and Insourcing Through a New Lens

Randy Wiele, Director, KPMG LLP The brave-hearted souls tasked with tackling end-of-contract-term decisions or other event-driven changes to information technology outsourcing (ITO) agreements know all too well that many things have changed since they inked their first, second, or even third deal. While the traditional objectives of ITO were primarily around operational stability, lower cost, […]

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 […]