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CFO Insights — Shared Services — Creating a working model for emerging markets

Published on: Feb 26, 2015

For decades, significant labor savings, process standardization, and improved controls have been achieved by centralizing transactional finance activities. And for the most part, locating shared service centers in developed markets has made sense both logistically and from a risk perspective.

With more and more business emanating from emerging markets, however, companies are increasingly asking if and how they can extend their shared services footprint further into Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

This issue discusses how finance can support the growth of shared services in what traditionally have been considered risky markets, what the roadmap entails, and whether the benefits are worth the journey.


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