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About Stan Lepeak

Stan Lepeak

Stan Lepeak

Stan Lepeak is Director of Research for Advisory Services at KPMG and was formerly MD and the Leader of EquaTerra’s global research practices (KPMG acquired EquaTerra in February, 2011) focused on trends, issues and futures in the global information technology and business process outsourcing markets. He specialises in business process and information technology (IT) services and outsourcing market trends and futures, performance and satisfaction levels; outsourcing and shared services execution and management best practices; and the globalization of the business services and outsourcing markets. Stan has 20+ years experience in the business and IT services markets and is a frequent speaker and writer for events and publications worldwide.

Posts By Stan Lepeak

In Transition

December 20, 2013 |

Transition refers to the period between the actual signatures of an outsourcing agreement until steady state is achieved. It is the time when the proverbial outsourcing “rubber meets the road” and outsourcing aspirations become reality – or not. Depending on … Read More

What will be the future game-changers for F&A outsourcing?

July 5, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #32 Summer 2013, as part of our feature ‘Visions of the Future‘. To read the main body of that article, click here.

Buyers, providers, advisors, analysts, and market … Read More

Global Business Services: the secret sauce for successful strategic initiatives in 2013

April 11, 2013 | 1

KPMG International recently polled its member firms globally on what are the top trends, initiatives and challenges facing client organisations in 2013. Findings are not surprising in terms of top initiatives (see below), as organisations continue to focus on driving … Read More

Seeking growth beyond the eurozone: implications for Global Business Services

February 28, 2012 |

One of the fundamental benefits of being a member of the European Union is greater access to its markets for purposes of selling a firm’s good and services. A common currency and harmonised trading rules and regulations, coupled with a … Read More

Separate Ways?

December 16, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #26 Winter 2011

Traditionally, many shared services have ‘merely’ laid the path for future outsourcing ventures – while others have been deployed by organisations adamantly rejecting the outsourcing model. However, today’s business … Read More

Events in Egypt: A not-so-subtle reminder on the importance of actively managing geopolitical risk in global sourcing

February 7, 2011 |

While Egypt today is still a bit player in the global sourcing market, recent and ongoing events in the country are a reminder that monitoring and managing the risks associated with offshore and global sourcing – tasks often discussed but … Read More

Telling the positive story of UK ITO trends

December 10, 2010 |

EquaTerra recently released the results of its 2010  UK IT outsourcing (ITO) service provider performance and satisfaction (SPPS) study. EquaTerra conducts annual ITO SPPS studies across all major European market segments, as well as a global finance and accounting outsourcing … Read More

Sourcing management: the secret to outsourcing success?

November 12, 2010 |

EquaTerra has long preached the value of good outsourcing governance and service provider management to the success of business process and information technology outsourcing (ITO) efforts. While this is intuitive it is important to validate this fact when defining outsourcing … Read More

In the eye of the beholder?

October 13, 2010 |

While the grow of information technology outsourcing (ITO) in Europe is irrefutable there is always debate over its merits, both philosophically and relative to outsourcing delivering on the benefits touted by its supporters and users.  While outsourcing “success” is often … Read More

Is a bad economy good for outsourcing?

September 14, 2010 |

Whether or not negative economic conditions cause organizations to outsource more or pull back from outsourcing is a matter of debate.  Intuitively outsourcing a means to cut costs is good medicine for organizations in a sick economy yet those who … Read More