The best outsourcing advisory firms of the world

02 March 2015

The IAOP has released its 2015 list of the ‘World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’. The prestigious ranking contains 20 business advisory firms which in the view of the independent panel belong to the global elite in the area of outsourcing consultancy.

Every year the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP*) conducts research into the performance of consulting firms that provide outsourcing advisory and outsourcing support services. Based on the research, the association releases a ranking of the best outsourcing consultancies ('World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’) and best outsourcing service providers (‘Global Outsourcing 100’).

Worlds Best Outsourcing Advisors

For the 2015 edition of the 'World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’, services firms were judged on three key factors: size and growth, quality of services and delivery, and the degree of innovation and CSR realised. Prior to entering the competition consulting firms need to adhere to a number of strict criteria, with judging based on a scoring determined by an independent panel. “It is not easy to be included in the list of the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors”, says Michael Corbett, Chairman of the IAOP.

Best outsourcing consultancies 2015
In a recent event held in Phoenix, Arizona, the IAOP unveiled the 21 advisory firms – management consulting firms and law firms – that in its view belong to the crème de la crème in the outsourcing advisory industry. The list contains several big firms, such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG and Strategy&, but also more niche firms such as Zinnov Management Consulting, and outsourcing specialists such as Alsbridge, Avasant and Quint Wellington Redwood*. UK-based Elixirr – which recently rebranded from Elix-IRR – has also made the list for the 4th consecutive year. An overview of the recognised firms:

Top 20 Outsourcing companies

* Quint Wellington Redwood was named the best outsourcing consulting firm in 2014 by IAOP. This year the organisation decided to replace the ranking with an alphabetical list of the recognised firms.