Meet Rachel Sharkey: A real-life shared services superhero

January 30, 2015

shared services superhero

Remember Susan, our Shared Services superhero? The one with the bright red hair and a cape?

Though slightly more exotic, just like many shared services professionals, Susan and her company were facing inefficiencies in their payables processes--especially with offices around the world and different VAT rules in each region.

Today we’d like to introduce you to a real-life Shared Services superhero; Rachel Sharkey, Finance Manager at Northgate Information Solutions.

Northgate’s payables transformation journey began in 2010 when they migrated their local offices from UK to their central function in Granada. Beyond combining offices, they knew they needed to streamline their AP function-- having multiple inboxes for receiving invoice and payment inquiries with no auditable trail for messaging, made it very hard to automate processes and become more efficient.

Despite all this, Rachel realised an opportunity in her company to create efficient and effective processes for a centralised Shared Services function.

How did Northgate tackle these Shared Services challenges?

How did they eliminate 92% of daily supplier enquiries?

We’ve got the answers.

Find out exactly how Rachel achieved her superhero status and turned Northgate’s Shared Services function into a payables powerhouse.

Read the full Northgate case study or watch the webinar video of Rachel presenting her success story.

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