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Centralize & Expand for Shared Services Excellence

Centralize & Expand for Shared Services Excellence

Are you utilizing all the tools at your disposal to harvest maximum value from your shared services financial operations? We asked summit speaker Jason Scheidler, Senior Director, Record to Report Services at Ascension Health, to clue us into the tools and tricks he uses to make his company rise above the rest.

Industry Perspectives: Insights into Shared Services in Finance & Accounting

Industry Perspectives: Insights into Shared Services in Finance & Accounting

Contained in these pages are a handful of our expert speakers who will join us at the upcoming Conference. They told us what their shared services model looks like today, where they see shared services going in five years. 

Are you taking advantage of these five influential “service” drivers?

Are you taking advantage of these five influential “service” drivers?

This is the Shared Services Creed: I believe our current Shared Services strategy will deliver a dramatic and recognized value to the organization beyond cost savings.
This belief system separates the more advanced models from the traditional ones. Nearly 3/4 of respondents to SSON's 2016 State of the Industry survey agree with this statement. Also encouraging is the fact that when asked what the term digital disruption evokes, the vast majority of respondents chose the word "opportunity" over "risk."

SSON's State of the Industry Report 2017

SSON's State of the Industry Report 2017

The annual report from SSON is the most anticipated article in the shared services industry each year, addressing the current industry landscape, the future of shared services, and everything in between. The report survey's the largest pool of shared services executives from around the globe to gain real insights and provides the most valuable analysis of the industry.

Download the report and view all of the information about shared services in 2017 and see how your organization sizes up.

The Process Improvement EBook

The Process Improvement EBook

With enabling technology transforming the shared services landscape, this is the moment to optimize core finance and shared services activities by focusing on critical areas of improvement. This Ebook includes perspectives form five speakers from top industry companies, focusing on RPA, master data management and 3rd party provide relationships.
5 Ways to Leverage RPA, Regardless of the Size of Your Organization

5 Ways to Leverage RPA, Regardless of the Size of Your Organization

Historically, RPA has experienced somewhat of a mixed reception by employees who fear of being replaced and senior leadership who often dismiss it as relevant only to organizations that deal with high transactional volumes and big budgets. Despite these views, the demand for RPA tools is growing quickly and is applicable and available for everyone. Here are five considerations for harnessing the benefits of RPA regardless if you’re leading a team of two or two hundred
Customer Experience Solution: Automation

Customer Experience Solution: Automation

As organizations seek new routes to efficiency by staying productive, while adhering to governance and quality standards, they hope to increase their speed-to-market and turn-around times. In cases where processes are vast and recurring, doing things manually is no longer an option. One of the ways to achieve efficiency, especially at scale, is through Automation. The following whitepaper addresses how RPA makes for smoother digital interactions and happier customers.

10 Ways Manual Tasks are Costing your Business

10 Ways Manual Tasks are Costing your Business

Learn how to deploy Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for routine, repetitive activities to save time and money.

Robotizing Your Financial Close Process: Industry Survey Results

Robotizing Your Financial Close Process: Industry Survey Results

SSON and BlackLine conducted a survey of global finance and accounting leaders to gain a better understanding of robotics automation and the dramatic impact it can have on technology, process, and people. The survey results provide an understanding of the strategies and approaches to automation adoption in the financial close process. Participating professionals shared their input on where the biggest barriers and best opportunities are to apply technology to enhance the accounting close cycle.

2018 State of Finance & Accounting Shared Services in the US

2018 State of Finance & Accounting Shared Services in the US

This visual analytics report on F&A shared services centres in the United States gives you a snapshot of the current state of things in 2018 as well as explore the prevailing challenges.

Tech Trends 2018: The Symphonic Enterprise

Tech Trends 2018: The Symphonic Enterprise

The theme of this year’s Tech Trends report is the symphonic enterprise, an idea that describes strategy, technology, and operations working together, in harmony, across domains and boundaries. This is the ninth edition  of Tech  Trends, and in a way, it represents the culmination of our dogged efforts to examine the powerful technology forces that are remaking our world. The trends we discussed early on in the series, such as digital, cloud, and analytics, are now embraced across industries. Meanwhile, more recent trends, such as autonomic platforms, machine intelligence, and digital reality, continue to gain momentum.

Rise of the Humans 2

Rise of the Humans 2

This paper continues our exploration from our original Rise of the Humans. Part 1 we focus on the issues arising from Intelligent Automation in the workplace and its impact on shaping the workforce of the future. Part 2 explores in more detail what is involved in workforce shaping and is based on our observations and experiences when working with clients.