Business Services is one of the largest employers in the country and is growing every year as new companies come to appreciate the benefits of setting up their operations in this country. The Czech Republic is the second largest country for Business Services in CEE - and there is strong competition from other countries in this space.
The Association of Business Service Leaders in the Czech Republic (ABSL) has formed to give the business services industry a common voice to help shape its environment and destiny.
ABSL Members include companies which conduct business in the area of Shared Services Centre (SSC), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Research and Development (R&D) and companies contributing to the sector's growth.
The Association is aligned with the success of ABSL in Poland and Romania, which have been at the vanguard of the growth in Business Services over the last 5 years and is one of the most significant member associations in the region.
ABSL was founded by 15 founding members in 2013.
What is a Business (shared) services centre?
A Business (shared) services centre is a centre for shared services in an organization – is the entity responsible for the execution and the handling of specific operational tasks, such as accounting, human resources, payroll, IT, legal, compliance, purchasing, security.
The shared services centre is often a spin-off of the corporate services to separate all operational type of tasks from the corporate headquarters, which has to focus on a leadership and corporate governance type of role.
Business services centres are not to be confused with corporate staff departments. Different from staff departments, shared service centres have measurable outputs (by quantity and quality and costs) and location selection criteria.
Articles of Association (pdf 190 KB)
We invite all companies from the business services sector to become Members of ABSL. Companies which are interested need to fill out the Supporting Member or Member Application form and send it to the ABSL address:Association of Business Service Leaders in the Czech Republic
120 00 Praha 2