Shared Services

Shared Services as a business model began to appear in the mid 1980’s as organisations strived to increase efficiency, by trying to reduce administrative costs while enhancing their effectiveness.

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Industry leaders understand the reality of competitive differentiation; they know how vital it is to their long-term leadership position. As yesterday's leading corporations are quickly being outpaced by new, leaner, forward-thinking competitors, shock waves have rolled through many industries. As a result, companies are developing new strategies with the goal of re-inventing themselves into agile, nimble organisations. Therefore, the luxury of having duplicate identical services in each business unit is a cost that most organisations can now ill afford.

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