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Process Improvement Methods and Tools in Shared Services

Introduction While many companies realize significant savings when first transitioning to Shared Services, uncovering additional savings opportunities can be a challenge without the proper focus. One attribute of many successful Shared Services operations is a well-established Process Improvement program that … Continue reading

Posted in Shared Services Leadership

Implementing a Global Accounts Payable Portal

Introduction The concept of self-service technology for Shared Service processes has been around for decades, with the greatest penetration for Employee Services applications for the creation, updating, and distribution of employee related information, with other efforts related to call center … Continue reading

Posted in Accounts Payable

Measuring Success and Resource Needs for Intelligent Automation

Introduction With monthly Peercasts featuring member companies and frequent polls to help members better understand the issues, Peeriosity members have many tools available to cut through the hype to develop meaningful strategies and tactical plans for their Intelligent Automation initiatives.  … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligent Automation

From Center of Excellence to Operations Center

Introduction As companies implement Intelligent Automation solutions, once the proof of concept is completed the management of related improvement efforts becomes more important for leveraging the new capabilities across Shared Services, and for many, across the company.   As more formal … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligent Automation

Work-From-Home Expense Policies

Introduction As companies implement work from home measures for employees in response to COVID-19, many are considering relaxing in-office work requirements and allow more work from home as a normal course of doing business after the requirements created by the … Continue reading

Posted in Shared Services Leadership

Impact of COVID-19 on the Accounts Payable Process

Introduction A few weeks ago, Shared Services organizations were comparing approaches for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this week Peeriosity will facilitate a panel discussion with Peeriosity members on a Peeriosity PeercastTM featuring leading member companies sharing ideas and … Continue reading

Posted in Accounts Payable

Leading a Kaizen Blitz Event

Introduction Process improvement methodologies come in many different flavors, from formal Six Sigma tools and strategies using a formal DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) approach, to lean process improvement tools, Pareto charts, process flow charts, fishbone diagrams, Value … Continue reading

Posted in Shared Services Leadership

Intelligent Automation Success Factors and Challenges

Introduction Since launching our Intelligent Automation research area in late 2017, every month we have delivered insightful Peercasts featuring member companies’ experiences, sometimes using a panel format with multiple member companies discussing the pros and cons of available solutions, and … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligent Automation

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Introduction With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering Shared Services from either a global hub, or multiple regional hubs becomes problematic.  The strategy for a limited number of centers with hundreds or thousands of employees is impacted dramatically … Continue reading

Posted in Shared Services Leadership

Enhancing the Customer Cash Application Process through Automation

Introduction While many companies have made significant improvements over the recent years to their Customer Cash Application Process, there often remain many opportunities to enhance this critical portion of the Order-to-Cash organization. This research abstract features the experiences of a … Continue reading

Posted in Accounts Receivable