November 7, 2013
World-Class IT Orgs Dramatically Outperform Typical Companies at 15 Percent Less Cost

World-class IT organizations achieve dramatically higher levels of effectiveness, meeting ROI expectations nearly twice as often, and support up to 80 percent higher levels of business process automation, all at 15 percent less cost than typical companies, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

October 17, 2013
The Hackett Group: As Companies Aggressively Pursue Globalization, Most are Still "Flying Blind" Without Timely Access To Info on Global Customers, Suppliers, Forecasts, or Finances

While many large companies are aggressively pursuing globalization of their products and brands, the large majority are flying blind, without the ability to truly see what is happening globally or make adjustments, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

October 8, 2013
The Hackett Group Enhances its Procurement Offerings With Category Insight Research Reports

The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) has announced a significant new capability as part of its services for Procurement leaders, a series of Category Insight Reports. Each report offers empirical analysis to streamline the market research and intelligence efforts of procurement professionals. Initial reports will cover an array of indirect spend areas, including: commercial printing; maintenance, repair, and operations suppliers; temporary labor; and facilities management.

September 10, 2013
The Hackett Group Estimates that by 2017, 3.7 Million Back Office Jobs Will Disappear from North America and Europe Due to Offshoring and Technology

Large companies in North America and Europe are now losing over 250,000 jobs each year in IT, finance, and other key business services areas, due to the combined impact of offshoring, technology-driven productivity improvements, and the low-growth business environment, according to a new research update from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT). While the number of jobs being lost annually will decline over the next few years, The Hackett Group now estimates that by 2017 nearly half of all back office jobs at these companies that existed in North America and Europe in 2002 will have disappeared -- a total loss of 3.7 million jobs.

June 7, 2013
The Hackett Group's 2013 Best Practices Conference Focuses on "Borderless Business: Integrating the Enterprise"

As economies around the world become more integrated, understanding the optimal way to operate globally has become a driving force. How companies are addressing the opportunities and challenges of today's global economy was the focus of The Hackett Group's 2013 North American Best Practices Conference, "Borderless Business: Integrating the Enterprise for Sustainable Success," held in Miami May 20-22, 2013.

June 6, 2013
Working Capital Performance Deteriorates in 2012 As Opportunity at Largest U.S. Companies Now Tops $1 Trillion

The ability of companies to generate cash from operations deteriorated in 2012, as the opportunity for working capital improvement at 1000 of the largest U.S. public companies rose dramatically, topping $1 trillion for the first time, according to the 15th annual working capital survey from REL Consultancy, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), and CFO Magazine.

May 6, 2013
As Budget and Staff Cuts Continue, HR Executives Face Pressure To Respond to New "Borderless Business Environment"

In the face of significant staff and budget reductions, HR executives face continuing pressure and new challenges in 2013, driven in part by the new "borderless business environment," according to new key issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

April 23, 2013
Finance Leaders Face More Cuts in Staffing and Budgets in 2013 As They Attack the New "Borderless Business Environment"

Despite continued cuts in staffing and budgets this year, finance organizations are compelled to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the new 'borderless business environment' according to 2013 Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT). The new study details how finance leaders are forging ahead with high-value analytics and business partnering programs while continuing to work on reducing operational costs.

April 4, 2013
Key Issues Study: "Borderless Business Environment" Driving New Pressure, Changing Priorities for Procurement Leaders

Procurement leaders face new pressures in 2013 as companies focus on profitable growth and balance local agility with global scale in their value chains, according to new Procurement Key Issues Research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

March 7, 2013
Manufacturers Targeting 1.5 Percent Cost Reduction in 2013 To Drive Margin Growth as Global Demand Stabilizes

US manufacturers are targeting an aggressive 1.5 percent reduction in cost of goods sold (COGS) for 2013 in an effort to drive margin growth, according to a new study from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

March 5, 2013
IT to See Small Budget Hike in 2013 Despite Operational Cutbacks, As New "Borderless Business Environment" Drives Increased Demand and Expectations

IT organizations can expect to see small increases in operating budgets for 2013, even as cutbacks continue across other parts of business services, including finance, HR, and procurement, according to new IT Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

January 31, 2013
World-Class HR Organizations Spend 27 Percent Less, Operate with 24 Percent Fewer Staff

World-class HR organizations operate at 27 percent lower cost per employee than typical companies and also utilize 24 percent fewer staff, while still achieving higher effectiveness, according to new Book of Numbers™ research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

January 29, 2013
Crumbling of Internal and External Borders Continues to Accelerate In 2013, Changing the Way Companies Need to Operate

For 2013, the new "borderless" business environment will present the greatest opportunities to companies in IT, finance, HR and other business services areas, as companies strive to reduce costs and meet aggressive revenue projections, according to a new Enterprise Key Issues Study from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).