Michael F. Corbett & Associates, Ltd. conducted research this year with more than 500 executives and found that:
According to a study released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, top US companies are turning to business process outsourcing based on interviews with senior executives at more than 100 U.S. companies averaging about $4.4 billion in yearly revenue.
About 73 percent of U.S. executives interviewed said their companies presently outsource one or more business processes to external service providers.
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The study defines business-process outsourcing (BPO) as the long-term contracting of a non-core business processes to an outside service provider.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Top Decision-Makers StudySM is a landmark study the first to focus exclusively on BPO at billion-dollar multinationals. Conducted by Yankelovich Partners for PricewaterhouseCoopers, the study provides an in-depth report of the attitudes and behavior of senior executives and their companies toward BPO in general, and Finance & Accounting Services (F&A Services) specifically.
Interviews were conducted with 304 top decision-making executives in 14 countries: CEOs, Presidents, CFOs, COOs and CIOs. Among this group, 192 companies ( 63%) report outsourcing one or more business processes. And, of these companies ( 41% ) report outsourcing Finance & Accounting Services which includes General F&A, Internal Audit, and Tax Compliance.
Over 300 companies participated in the study covering the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America.
The findings of the study reflect an increasing interest in, and usage of, Business Process Outsourcing as a strategic initiative.
Top executives are increasingly recognizing the need to manage their company's growth with less infrastructure. Thus, they are considering outsourcing processes that are essential, but not core to the growth of their business, including Finance & Accounting functions.
More than 8 out of 10 executives (84%) outsourcing Finance and Accounting services are satisfied with their initiatives. One third of these executives report that BPO initiatives are in their company's current business plans.
In summary, the Yankelovich research suggests that the bottom-line benefits of BPO are beginning to be recognized and appreciated. Forward thinking CEOs and CFOs are increasingly utilizing BPO as a new strategic tool to improve their competitive stance, their profitability and ultimately, helping to build shareholder value.
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