PA Consulting Group Offers Free Ideas for Implementing Successful Sourcing

- PA Consulting Group Invites CXOs to Submit any Shared Services and Outsourcing Question to Receive an Original and Useful Answer Within 72 hours* on Cost Cutting, Outsourcing and Innovative Shared Services

May 13, 2010, 09:39 ET from PA Consulting Group

LONDON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PA Consulting Group (PA), the international management, systems and technology consultancy, is offering free innovative shared services and outsourcing (sourcing) insights and ideas to leading global companies.

Under a new initiative launched today, called "ASK:PA", C-level executives in top tier companies are invited to submit any question on implementing successful sourcing to PA and we will provide an opinion within 72 hours*.

By drawing on the resources and experience of over 250 sourcing experts, PA is able to provide insights relevant to the industry sector, geography and vertical market,  responding directly to the query posed, within 72 hours*.

Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall, Global Head of Sourcing at PA, comments, "In many sourcing agreements, innovation is merely paid lip-service and contracts and 'solutions' are created based upon well-worn and largely inappropriate templates. This new initiative is designed to show how, in contrast, PA thinks differently about sourcing. We have the breadth and depth of global resources to be able to treat each situation on its own merits, providing advice that seeks to ensure real value is delivered."

Cooper-Bagnall continues, "Guiding an organisation to a cost cutting and outsourcing answer where 50million pounds Sterling is saved solely through squeezing suppliers is not providing value, especially as the damaged relationships are likely to result in the deal collapsing in the future. Instead, by considering which element of sourcing is the best fit – be it insourcing, outsourcing, shared services or managed services, or any combination of these – and then implementing the strategy rapidly, PA believes that real value can be delivered. Our independence and experience in implementing successful sourcing and innovative shared services allows us to provide objective cost cutting and outsourcing advice that is truly in the best interests of our clients."

Those with a question on innovative shared services, implementing successful sourcing or cost cutting and outsourcing are invited to submit their query through the PA website via and will receive a response within 72 hours*.

72 Hours* = 3 working days from the time confirmation of receipt is sent

About PA Consulting Group

PA Consulting Group is a leading management and IT consulting and technology firm. Independent and employee-owned, we operate globally in more than 30 countries and transform the performance of major organisations in both the private and public sectors.

From initial idea generation and strategy development through to detailed implementation, we deliver significant and tangible results. We have outstanding technology development capability; a unique breadth of skills from strategy to performance improvement, from HR to IT; and strong expertise in communications, media and entertainment, defence, energy, financial services, government and public services, healthcare, international development, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and water.

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