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The Launch of Xchanging’s X-presso

March 26, 2013 |

Exploring the  shared history of coffee and innovation in the Insurance market, the X-presso launch event’s theme was ‘taking insurance back to the coffeehouses’. Watch our launch day video to see our guests enjoying a coffee and a demo … Read More

The future of cost management

January 25, 2013 |

Pressures put on today’s business from external forces are immense and only look to increase — particularly from a supply chain perspective. These growing pressures demand that functional leaders are more flexible AND take a more holistic view of … Read More

Shareholder activism and cost management

January 24, 2013 |

Our previous clips have talked in depth about the implications and benefits of better cost management. However, external to business over recent years, we have witnessed a surge in the level of shareholder activism — particularly around executive remuneration.

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Cost management is a leadership issue, not a procurement issue

January 23, 2013 |

From our research and our own experience, business leaders who have broken away from the functional silo mentality (in respects to managing their non-labor cost base) are able to drive out significant more benefits through synergies brought by a … Read More

Are you adding value or just cutting costs?

January 22, 2013 |

The numbers discussed in our previous clip (Levers of Profitability) encourages the question of who is truly responsible/accountable for managing an ever-growing pool of non-labour costs in business today — finance or procurement?

Today’s finance function adds value to … Read More

Levers of Profitability

January 21, 2013 |

A common thread from our research was the need to take a fresh look at how the business spends its revenues in order to understand exactly how it can improve profitability.

Our research (http://info.proximagroup.com/ten-billion-profit-opp-webinar) found that focusing on non-labor … Read More

Critical business costs are no longer ‘people costs’

January 18, 2013 |

The rate at which business has changed has accelerated over the past 10 years. Progressively, organisations that used to make or do everything themselves have started a journey in which sees them doing less and less themselves – instead, … Read More

A new opportunity for CFOs amidst uncertainty and volatility

January 17, 2013 |

There is a massive opportunity. But it requires an unconventional approach

A consistent story we are hearing is one of unabating uncertainty and huge volatility across global markets – in addition to increasing pressures from investors demanding greater ROI. … Read More

Today’s economic models need a rethink

January 16, 2013 |

Guy Strafford, Chief Client Officer at Proxima discusses how economic models have received a bashing for their inability to accurately offer clarity around major global economic events. Putting another nail into modern economics seems a slightly vindictive task, as … Read More

Changing nature of business: who is responsible for cost management in an organization

January 15, 2013 |

Guy Strafford, Chief Client Officer at Proxima discusses research based on a review of financial reports from FTSE-350 companies. It highlighted many contentious issues around cost management in business today — however, a significant finding that cost management is … Read More

The last thing on your mind could be the most profitable

January 14, 2013 |

Guy Strafford, Chief Client Officer at Proxima discusses that the analysis of the FTSE 350 over the past four years provides some compelling findings. Averaging all sectors over that period, the research suggests that just a 1% reduction in … Read More

Today’s businesses spend more on third party costs than labor

January 11, 2013 |

Guy Strafford, Chief Client Officer at Proxima discusses their latest research which highlights that today’s businesses spend more on third party costs than labor.

Read the complete research findings and analysis here

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Changing nature of business: the implications of non-labor costs

January 10, 2013 |

Guy Strafford, Chief Client Officer at Proxima discusses their latest research which found that non-labor costs outstrip labor costs in excess of five times.

Read the complete research findings and analysis here

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Learn more about Proxima

January 9, 2013 |

Proxima is the alternative approach to the conventional in-house procurement function.

It’s one that gives a profoundly different experience to stakeholders, as well as to their suppliers. One that is impossible to replicate in-house. And one that transforms performance … Read More

Scorebuddy – Simple Staff Scoring Solution

December 18, 2012 |

An introductory video to show the capabilities and benefits of Scorebuddy.

Scorebuddy is a pay as you use staff scoring system particularly effective in: – Call Centres – Business Process Outsources (BPO) – Online Customer Service – Translation and … Read More

Webinar: Transforming Business Through Technology with Océ Business Services

November 7, 2012 |

Live recording from the “Transforming Business Through Technology” webinar, part of Outsource magazine’s OutsourceXplores series in association with Océ Business Services. Originally broadcast on 13th September 2012 the webinar looks at the ways in which the application of technology … Read More