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How to implement a new shared services center – part II

How to implement a new shared services center – part II

One of our clients, a leading global automotive supplier with operations across Europe, was struggling with fragmented Finance processes that inhibited performance.  Other issues it faced included a high degree of manual intervention, lack of standardization and the expense of maintaining a high percentage of staff in relatively high cost European locations. To align cost levels toward global best practices and drive improved data harmonization, the company opted for a shared services model.  Chazey was engaged to develop a business case (see the part one of this series) and subsequently help launch a new, pan-Europe shared services center.

This article explores how the company implemented the end-to-end rollout of its Finance shared services after the pre-launch of the business case development phase.  It highlights the Design phase as crucial to successful shared services implementation and share a planning roadmap.

The paper forms part of “How to implement a new shared services center” series as part two. Part one explains shared services feasibility study and business case development.

Download How to implement a new Shared Services Center series part 2

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