Ireland is one of the world’s leading locations for Global Business Services. Organisations deploy their Business Service Centres in Ireland as a key strategic tool, leveraging people and resources around the world to maximise competitive advantage.
The availability of a highly educated, flexible and dynamic workforce has been a key element in attracting the Business Service Centres of world-leading organisations.
Ireland has developed key knowledge and expertise in the Business Services sector that enables teams to focus on efficiencies and innovation, especially in more complex business activities needing specialised skills.
Business Service Centres in Ireland often take the leadership role in a global network of service providers, ensuring a consistent focus on performance improvement, innovation and cost reduction.
Ireland provides the ideal environment for Business Service Centres to fulfil their growth potential both in terms of facilities, infrastructure and highly trained staff.
Business Service Centres can focus on conducting extensive business analysis, as well as corporate tasks, including control and compliance, merger and acquisition integration, and project/change management.
With good planning, Business Service Centres can drive a tax-based Global Earnings Mobility Strategy (GEMS) by locating their principal business entity in Ireland to avail of the 12.5% corporate tax rate, with the Business Service Centre alongside for maximum synergy.
While many companies initially base their core functional roles in Ireland, such as Finance, HR, IT, Procurement and Customer Management, many soon expand into other activities. This allows them to share and leverage existing resources, people and information for maximum impact across the business.
Ireland offers a Business Service solution that can readily span the range from small set-up to full-scale, best-practice strategic business units. Companies locating in Ireland can readily avail of a unique, skills-based, flexible and scalable solution that can create value in every business sector.
Ireland’s Business Service Centres have a “supply chain mentality” and as key components of the operating model focus on delivering real business value. They also have the experience and analytical ability to take an overview of the financial and strategic performance of the business and to continually improve efficiency.
IDA Ireland is providing a Lean GBS Business offer to our client companies with shared or global business services to enable site transformation. This offer is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean and Automation business principles to increase performance and competitiveness that will help sustain and grow their Irish services operations.
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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald officially opened LinkedIn’s new
17,650 sq m Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ at Wilton Place in Dublin today. The new building is the first that LinkedIn has built outside the USA, and is the result of an €85 million investment. The development was undertaken in order to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has increased from three employees to 1,200 in just seven years.
Today An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies Inc., to announce the official opening of the company’s newly established Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Financial Shared Services and Operations Centre in Dundalk and the creation of 125 new jobs within the next three years. Recruitment is already underway.
IDA Ireland today launched a report detailing a new national vision and strategy for the Global Business Services (GBS) sector. The latest strategy is being driven by a new wave of digital disruptors which are currently impacting the industry and will shape its future over the next 5 years.
Michael Lohan is Head of Medical Technology & Healthcare Services at IDA Ireland. In this role, he is an ambassador spreading the word about Ireland's opportunities to medtech and biotech companies around the world. IDA Ireland is proud to be a platinum sponsor of The Med Tech Conference since 2007. Come visit IDA Ireland at booth #323. In the second part of this two-part blog, Lohan concludes his discussion about why American medtech companies have been choosing Ireland as their European base of operations.
Michael Lohan is Head of Medical Technology & Healthcare Services at IDA Ireland. In this role, he is an ambassador spreading the word about Ireland's opportunities to medtech and biotech companies around the world. IDA Ireland is proud to be a platinum sponsor of The Med Tech Conference since 2007. Come visit IDA Ireland at booth #323. In this two-part blog, Lohan talks about why American medtech companies have been choosing Ireland as their European base of operations.
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Chaucer, the specialist insurance group, today announces that the Central Bank of Ireland has approved the formation of a Dublin-based company that will trade under the name of Chaucer Dublin (incorporated in Ireland as Chaucer Insurance Company DAC) to write international specialty insurance and reinsurance business.
Evolution of UK & Ireland shared service centres from 2000-2015 (Captive/Hybrid excluding BPO).
SSON's global analytics centre (DART) reviewed 15 years of UK & Ireland data to see how Captive/Hybrid SSC landscape has evolved since 2000.
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