SOURCE: WNS (Holdings) Limited

January 19, 2010 01:00 ET

CFOs to Expand Finance and Accounting Outsourcing Programs in 2010

The WNS Annual CFO Survey Finds Most Use Outsourcing to Fulfill Operational and Strategic Needs

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON and MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - The demand for finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) services is strong and will continue to grow in 2010, according to the findings of The WNS Annual CFO Survey 2010.

The study consisted of an online survey of 100 senior finance executives in organizations with revenues of over $3 billion. The survey was designed to identify and analyze key items on the CFO's agenda and assess how alternative service delivery models such as business process outsourcing are used to address these agendas.

Some of the key findings include:

--  Over 75 percent of the finance executives plan to expand their
    outsourcing programs in 2010
--  Driving corporate cost cutting efforts and improving internal controls
    are the two most crucial issues in 2010
--  Forty-four percent of the finance executives believe growing the
    business will be an organizational imperative in 2010
--  Over 85 percent of the finance executives are satisfied with the
    benefits from FAO

"The survey clearly suggests that FAO has become a mainstream tool as 85 percent of respondents say they are satisfied with the benefits. While FAO has been commonly used to reduce cost of operations, it is increasingly becoming more strategic, focusing on transforming F&A operations," said Sulakshana Patankar, Business Unit Leader, WNS Finance and Accounting Solutions. "It is extremely encouraging to note that respondents who outsource plan to increase the scale of their programs in 2010, expanding both processes in scope and adding business units and geographies."

According to Stan Lepeak, Managing Director, Global Research, Equaterra, "While most organizations are still dealing with the fallout from the global recession, this study suggests their 2010 priorities are shifting back towards growing the business in preparation for the economic upturn. For the CFO, this means focusing on managing costs and improving internal controls but also preparing for the upturn by driving the transformation of F&A operations."

The survey was commissioned by WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS) and conducted by EquaSiis, an EquaTerra company.

For the findings and additional details about The WNS Annual CFO Survey 2010, please visit www.wns.com/financeandaccounting.

About WNS

WNS is a leading global business process outsourcing company. Deep industry and business process knowledge, a partnership approach, comprehensive service offering and a proven track record enable WNS to deliver business value to some of the leading companies in the world. WNS is passionate about building a market-leading company valued by our clients, employees, business partners, investors and communities. For more information, visit www.wns.com

About EquaSiis

EquaSiis, an EquaTerra company, provides software and services that improve the business support services lifestyle for shared services, outsourcing practitioners and service providers. The software, EquaSiis Workbench and EquaSiis Enterprise, is a framework for collaboration used during the service delivery assessment and sourcing process to assist in analysis and decision making for shared services or outsourcing. EquaSiis provides intelligence and optimization for the delivery of business support services across the entire organization. The company also offers service providers market intelligence, research, customer satisfaction and trending data through its Insights group. For more details about EquaSiis' research offerings, please visit www.equasiis.com.

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