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Staying ahead of the curve in a changing marketplace

When you operate in the retail marketplace you need to stand out in the competitive landscape. The only constant is that the consumer’s tastes and preferences will change. Your business strategy needs to evolve alongside those shifts. When you partner with us, you gain access to a network of professionals who share knowledge and understanding of the issues you face from the perspective of both the retailer and supplier, bringing you ideas and potential solutions.

RSM breaks through US$5bn global revenue

RSM has delivered growth in every business line, reflecting RSM’s commitment to help middle market businesses fulfil their global ambitions. 2017 saw revenues rise by 5.6% to US$5.1bn.

Big data and the middle market

This article explores the use of Big Data by middle market businesses, whose adoption of these new technologies lags behind that of other sectors of the international business community. 

The Internet of Things

An article by David Bartlett, RSM's Economic Adviser. The Internet of Things offers great promise as a truly disruptive technology with strong international commercial potential. This article examines the global landscape of IoT, focusing on technology applications in key industries.

132 businesses to compete at Grand Final of European Business Awards

132 businesses from 32 European countries are hoping to be named a winner in Europe’s biggest and toughest business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at its Gala Event Final on 17 June in Milan, Italy.

Global economic review 2015/16: a new mediocre?

In October 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its semi-annual World Economic Outlook. The IMF forecasts global economic output to grow by 3.6 percent in 2016, an improvement over world GDP growth rates in 2014 (3.4 percent) and 2015 (3.1 percent). 

Rebuilding the Global Economy

Insights from an international comparative study of business ‘birth’ and ‘death’ rates.

The Road to Recovery

Insights from an international comparative study of business ‘birth’ and ‘death’ rates.  

The focus on processes keeps finance functioning worldwide

Case study details   Client: A global manufacturer and distributor, with over 60% market share in its sector Sector: Telecommunications Requirement: Outsourced Finance Functions Region: 30+ countries in North America, Asia, EMEA, and South America

Speed is key for global logistics company

Case study details   Client: One of the largest providers of warehousing services in the United States, which has 32m sq. feet of warehousing Sector: 3PL (third-party logistics) Requirement: Accounting assistance, audit & tax work

The Transpacific Partnership

In June 2015 the U.S. Congress granted fast track authority to President Barack Obama, clearing the way for final negotiations of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). The completion of the 12-member TPP would create a mega-regional zone representing 40 percent of global GDP and 26 percent of world trade.

Cyber Crime: A Growing Threat to Global Companies

Cyber security, once limited to the expertise of Information Technology specialists, has become a business-critical issue engaging senior corporate leaders worldwide.

Cross-Border Flows and Client Services

This article examines the impact of cross-border flows on client demand for accounting, tax and consulting services. The findings of this study were presented at the RSM World Conference in Amsterdam in October 2013. Measuring Cross-Border Flows

Creating Enterprise: Wide Risk Awareness Are Your Clients Building Prudent ‘Risk Cultures’?

The collapse of Enron and other corporate scandals in the early 2000s demonstrated how imprudent company cultures can lead to unethical practices and outright fraud. The more recent implosion of Lehman Brothers showed how a culture of risk-taking pervaded financial institutions and precipitated the global financial meltdown.