Spinning out your shared services centre
Leveraging your shared service centre as a springboard to a profitable outsourcing relationship
Traditional approaches to outsourcing focus on procuring services from an external partner, where the transfer of assets – people, systems, intellectual property and often buildings – is a secondary consideration. However, as large Shared Service Centres, created by companies, have now begun to reach maturity and as service providers look to scale up through acquisitions, these centres are beginning to offer a credible asset that can be spun-out.
At Deloitte, our belief is that a window of opportunity has opened up for companies with mature SSCs to monetise them by selling them to an outsourcing service provider. This generates immediate cash, and through the partnership with the service provider, further savings and service improvements can be realised with minimal disruption to “business as usual”.