Global Business Services: Taking Business Support Functions to the Next Level

As economic pressures continue to abound, many corporations are looking within their organizations to determine how to improve operations and reduce costs. Cost constraints, efficiency gains and productivity measures are commonly sought to achieve this objective. It is no surprise that development of or improvement in an enterprise’s service delivery model is desired.

Many companies have developed some aspect of shared services, and many more have embraced the outsourcing service delivery model as one lever to drive economic improvement. However, as discussed in this ISG white paper, we believe there are plenty of opportunities remaining with respect to shared services in general along with some terrific opportunities for an emerging concept called “global business services” to drive significant improvement and manage all service delivery model alternatives.