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Overcome the barriers – the Q2 2014 FDE round-table 26 November, 2014 Today, companies are more global than ever. However, those that are headquartered in the DACH region and want to move their back office near or offshore (be it captive, outsourced or hybrid),... > read more

The art of sharing – Simon Newton, John Lewis 13 June, 2014 Having served as the vice-president of shared services at Kimberly-Clark for six years, Simon Newton moved on to become finance director of Partnership Services, the business service provider...

Scottish Development International: why Scotland is the shared services centre 20 January, 2014 In 1998, Shell established its first shared services centre in Glasgow. Trade promotion agency Scottish Development International examines why the Dutch oil giant settled in Scotland, and...

Shared services aids acquisition integration 29 November, 2013 Royal DSM has transformed itself from a commodity chemicals company to one focused on high-performance materials and ingredients for the food, feed and beverage markets. Steve Dunkerley caught...

A focus on outcomes: Shell's GBS operating model 29 November, 2013 The relentless evolution of Shell’s global business services operating model is approaching a fresh milestone as the company’s service centres expand process scope and focus on outcomes....

A Schulman: Shaking up shared services 11 November, 2012 When Patrick Speek was appointed the EMEA finance director at A Schulman in 2010, the challenge he faced was how to go about driving a successful change programme in a mature and stable...

Shared Services and the Downturn 12 August, 2009 Phil Searle, advisory board member for the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network and SharedXpertise, asks Jim Ward, vice president shared services international at Eaton, about Eaton’s...

Finance as a Business Partner: Lessons from the BBC 16 June, 2009 Tanuja Pandit and Zarin Patel explain the BBC’s unique method of streamlining the decision-making process within the finance function, which in turn brings greater value to the business...

Ensuring Long Term Success 09 March, 2009 Phil Searle, advisory board member for the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network, asks Gerald Sackey-Addo, finance business partner at a leading UK-headquartered healthcare company, about...

Historian of the Future 02 December, 2008 Dr James Bellini gave the first plenary presentation at the 8th Annual Shared Services Week in Sitges, near Barcelona, on May 19th 2008. SSON's Jamie Liddell met the man...

What is The Role of Finance? And What Exactly is Decision Support? 02 June, 2008 Phil Searle, founder and MD of Chazey Partners Ltd, examines the role of the finance function and decision...

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