KPMG International has moved up to the top spot, leading this year's rankings of The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®), a standards-setting and professional advocacy organization. Last year the firm ranked second on the IAOP list, which is comprised of 20 Advisory firms.
"This achievement is important in the context of the Indian market which is seeing a significant increase in the use of Outsourcing and Shared Services as levers to achieve operational excellence and cost optimisation," said Viral Thakker, Head of Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory practice, KPMG in India. "KPMG is committed to improving the value clients derive from their outsourcing and shared services initiatives and in working with vendors to improve their margins"
To make the list, companies that provide consulting and legal advice to outsourcing buyers and sellers submitted applications covering various criteria, including customer satisfaction, size of revenues and global presence. The rankings were awarded by an independent judging panel organized by the IAOP.
"This is a significant accomplishment and is a result of the strategic investments our member firms have been making to further strengthen our global capabilities in the shared services and outsourcing areas," added Mark A. Goodburn, Global Head of Advisory, KPMG International. "We are honored to be recognized for working with the world's leading organizations to create and protect the sustainable value of their business."
"In today's economy, it is more important than ever for outsourcing end users to be able to easily identify and select the right company for their outsourcing needs," said IAOP Chairman, Michael Corbett. "The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists are essential for companies who are looking for proven leaders and rising stars in the outsourcing industry."
To learn more about KPMG's Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory, please visit www.kpmg.com/us/best.
About KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
KPMG International performs no professional services for clients nor, concomitantly, generates any revenue.
KPMG in India is the Indian member firm of KPMG International and was established in September 1993. It strives to provide rapid, performance-based, industry-focused and technology-enabled services, which reflect a shared knowledge of global and local industries and its experience of the Indian business environment. KPMG in India provides services to over 2,700 international and national clients in India and has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmadabad, Pune and Kochi.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.iaop.org