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Taking Enterprise Reporting to the Next Level with Integrated Automation

Introduction A number of major corporations have recently created an Enterprise Reporting Services operation as part of their Shared Services organization.  This group provides reporting and analysis services to a variety of key areas of the company, such as Marketing, … Continue reading

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Locating a Shared Services Operation in Latin America

Introduction With a wide selection of viable geographic location options in Latin America, many large corporations have chosen to locate significant Shared Services organizations in that part of the world. There are a variety of reasons for doing so, including … Continue reading

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Influencing End-to-End Process Optimization Across Functional Silos

Introduction To maximize the value of Shared Services, a broader view of how work flows across the enterprise needs to be considered. In most cases, the efficiency (or inefficiency) can significantly impact costs not only in Shared Services, but for … Continue reading

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Creating a Shared Services Governance Structure that Ensures Alignment with Key Stakeholders

Introduction An effective governance structure can strengthen Shared Services in a number of different ways, including its alignment with company goals, resource prioritization, and focusing on the needs of its key stakeholders on a more comprehensive basis.  The approach taken … Continue reading

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Creating an Employee Experience Focus in a Shared Services Environment

Introduction As companies continue to mature in their approach to Shared Services in such important ways as geographic design, integrated services, and advanced technology, it is critical to ensure the staff finds their work fulfilling and that the workplace is … Continue reading

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Organizational Responsibility for the Escheatment Process

Introduction In the United States, the Escheatment process, also commonly known as the Unclaimed Property process, consists of turning over unclaimed or abandoned checks, whose owners cannot be traced, to a state authority.  Every company is required to file unclaimed … Continue reading

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Driving Shared Services Success with Innovative Organizational Design

Introduction A significant number of Shared Services organizations utilize unique organizational designs and have experienced excellent results in improving not only the overall performance of their operation, but also the satisfaction level of their employees.  There are a number of … Continue reading

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Implementing an Effective Shared Services Cost Allocation Structure

Introduction Developing the capability to properly allocate costs related to Shared Services activities to the operating units can be a challenging task, but one that can provide a number of long-term benefits to both Shared Services and its internal customers.  … Continue reading

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Master Data Management in Shared Services

Introduction There are many types of master data within every business, including employee, supplier, customer, material, and financial.  Leading companies are keenly aware of the importance of Master Data Management, and the role that Shared Services can play to ensure … Continue reading

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SharePoint: Turning Technology Support into an End-to-End Service

Introduction The use of collaboration software, such as SharePoint, has been growing in popularity over the past few years in many Shared Services operations.  While how it is being utilized can vary significantly among companies, many innovative applications have been … Continue reading

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