Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) announces new innovative best practice research solution "SSON Collaborative Research, Powered by Peeriosity"
The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON), announce a new business venture, "SSON Collaborative Research, Powered by Peeriosity", an innovative solution for researching and evaluating best practices.
- (1888PressRelease) August 13, 2010 - NEW YORK - The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON), the largest and most established community of over 35,000 shared services and outsourcing professionals, today announced a new business venture, "SSON Collaborative Research, Powered by Peeriosity" (http://www.ssoncollaborative.com/), an innovative solution for researching and evaluating best practices.
Sarah Clayton, Global Head of Strategy, stated, "While there are many ways attendees get value from our events, often the best value comes from the one-on-one interactions with other attendees, or the chance to speak with a presenter who just went through something you're about to experience. With SSON Collaborative Research (http://www.ssoncollaborative.com/), we are able to leverage those one-off, yet very powerful, peer interactions in the interests of our community's members. Organized around the interests of our members, advanced communications and networking techniques ensure a knowledgebase is created through member interactions, as a natural outcome of leading companies collaborating on the most pressing issues they face."
To create SSON Collaborative Research, SSON is partnering with Peeriosity, a company whose founders have been involved in designing collaborative research services since the late '90s. In 2005, they worked with the Corporate Executive Board to create the world's largest professional research community for Shared Services - the Shared Services Roundtable. Added Clayton, "Peeriosity's technology and design make it an ideal platform for us to launch a collaborative knowledge-sharing platform. It's a perfect match between SSON, the world's largest network of shared service professionals, and Peeriosity, an advanced and innovative approach for how the world's leading companies will collaborate. The combination will add great value to our shared services and outsourcing professionals."
According to Mike Hostetler, Peeriosity's co-founder, "Our experience with Corporate Executive Board allowed us to move from small communities to providing research services on a much larger scale. The Peeriosity design is radically different - we don't just identify leading practices, we match you up with leading practitioners, so members can benefit from the full story, not just summarized highlights, in an environment that is closed to vendors and consultants. And, by organizing members into separate peer groups within research areas, we can recreate the magic of small community accessibility and relationships."
SSON research partner Horses for Sources' CEO Phil Fersht comments, "The SSON Collaborative Research solution gives SSON peer networking capabilities that will elevate knowledge-sharing experiences between practitioners to a new level unrivalled in the industry. It's vital for operations leaders to be able to share their experiences in an environment of learning and confidentiality and I believe this is the platform to make this happen. HfS is excited by the launch of this new collaborative solution."
About The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)
SSON is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals, with over 35,000 members.
SSON provides the roof under which key industry experts and organizations share their experience, knowledge and tools, and practitioner peers connect with other all over the world, both face to face and online.
SSON focuses on developing its members through providing training, tools, and networking opportunities. Its staff works from international offices in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and Dubai to research current trends and developments in shared services.
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