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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | September 21, 2017

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Finance & Accounting

TOP TEN: (Even More) Outsourcing Insults

March 1, 2016 |

A couple of years ago, as part of our ongoing Top Ten series we published a collection of some of the finest, most cutting terms of abuse ever heard in a professional environment (soon to be followed by a second): … Read More

Time to talk Talks

February 25, 2016 |

I always find it gratifying when a dormant project is resurrected: it means that effort already exerted (perhaps a while beforehand) has not after all been wasted, and that what seemed a good idea at the time continues to seem … Read More

Is automating Accounts Payable processes worth the effort?

January 21, 2016 |

According to the Institute of Finance & Management, 61% of top global companies have implemented full Accounts Payable (AP) automation. This occurrence has had its challenges.

Primarily, the universal commonality of budget allocation is the obstacle to overcome. When a … Read More

SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) Expands Global Footprint with Acquisition of Outsource Magazine

January 15, 2016 |

Press release: Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) January 12, 2016

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces the acquisition of Outsource magazine and welcomes Jamie Liddell to the SIG executive team.

Jamie joins SIG to head … Read More

Q&A: Mark Pollack, SIG University

December 17, 2015 |

Mark Pollack is Vice President of SIG University, a revolutionary new virtual learning environment for sourcing professionals launching January 4th, 2016, and operating under the aegis of the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Ahead of the launch, we spoke exclusively with … Read More

The 10 keys to optimizing a finance operating model

November 19, 2015 |


As companies go global to remain competitive, Finance and Accounting (F&A) is going borderless, presenting a host of new challenges for CFOs who are already stretched for time, staff, skills, and budget. Cost reduction, combined with strategic insights … Read More

Global payroll outsourcing: the myth behind the market

November 13, 2015 | 2

Why does the global payroll outsourcing market continually fail to match up to expectations? Lifting the lid on this seemingly ‘easy’ opportunity, would-be buyers of global or multi-country payroll outsourcing solutions continue to be disappointed. Why, and what can you … Read More

Taking stock of POP: how SMBs should address their fragmented purchase order processes

August 14, 2015 |

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) could be missing out on all sorts of efficiency savings and everyday spending intelligence according to a survey commissioned by Invu. The survey of finance personnel from public and private sector SMBs reveals that even … Read More

Financial planning and analysis: centralised operating models empower the strategic CFO

August 10, 2015 |


CFOs are increasingly called upon to serve as key strategic partners for leaders across their organisations. CFOs are expected to provide authoritative insight, but to do so, they need a strong financial planning and analysis (FP&A) function. FP&A … Read More

Video Q&A: Jack van Eijk, Capgemini

July 14, 2015 |

Back in May in Stockholm, Sweden, Outsource and KPMG hosted the first in our GBS Roadmap series of events, bringing together the great and the good of Global Business Services from the Nordic region and beyond for two days of … Read More

Shedding your baggage: solving the legacy complexity in Financial Services IT and Operations

June 15, 2015 |

It may be considered the best of times to run IT and operations in financial services, or it could be the worst.

Why the best? Because there is so much new ‘stuff’ to consider that anything seems possible. Because both … Read More

Roundtable: How Finance is Leveraging Technology

May 18, 2015 |

Earlier this year, Outsource got together with Xchanging to host a breakfast roundtable looking at ‘how finance is leveraging technology’. Featuring input from Mike Marsh, Head of EMEA Real Estate Accounting Services at CBRE; Rachael Stormonth of Outsource’s research partners … Read More

Global Business Services: a current snapshot

March 12, 2015 |

Over the last 12 months, KPMG has been conducting detailed research with Global 1000 companies on their shared services deployment strategies and operating models. Per the following snapshot, which captures the responses of over 40 leading companies: roughly 75 percent … Read More

Q&A: Srikrishna Madhavan, Xchanging

March 6, 2015 |

Srikrishna “Sri” Madhavan is President – Business Processing Services at Xchanging. Ahead of our Editor’s Roundtable on ‘How finance is leveraging technology’, we got together with Sri to get his take on some of the key trends at play in … Read More

Nordics 2015 – Driving Value & Performance

February 24, 2015 |

Fantastic news for anyone involved in support services in the Nordic region! Outsource is delighted to announce the launch of the first event in its Global Business Services Roadmap series with KPMG: ‘Nordics 2015 – Driving Value & Performance!’, taking … Read More

Socially responsible global outsourcing

January 23, 2015 |

Since the first software contracts were outsourced to India in the late 1970s, global outsourcing has expanded across several dimensions. It has expanded geographically to encompass many new entrants in Asia, Africa and Latin America/Caribbean; and also marginalised areas in … Read More