Singapore

Professional & business services

The accelerating pace of business and competition puts a constant strain on service businesses and professionals, draining the energy needed to keep up. In order to maintain an edge over the competition, many are turning to business partners to ease the burden of routine work as well as to find the right advice needed to grow their business in the right direction.

Singapore school boosts administrative and payment collection efficiency

An independent school in Singapore faced significant challenges in new student enrolment every year. The school administrator had to manually key in all newly enrolled students’ records from the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) School Cockpit System into the students’ database. In addition, the school administrator had to manually update the records of students who were promoted to new classes every year. As the majority of students make payments via GIRO for their monthly school fees and miscellaneous fees, these transactions were also manually updated on the school’s merchant bank portal. Much time and effort were spent to ensure that the students’ records were updated in a timely manner before the start of every new academic period and to meet GIRO submission deadlines. Seeking a solution, the school approached RSM’s IT Services team for assistance.

Higher education: You’re already a data breach target

Data breaches have hit all kinds of industries, from retail to financial services. For higher education institutions, the threat continues to rise. Article by Daimon Geopfert (Principal), RSM US  

Succession planning is key to professional services organizations

Organizations frequently indicate they should have a succession plan in place but don’t know where to begin. Learn more about how you can develop a plan in place that addresses departing leadership and key employees. Article by Christina Churchill (Principal), RSM US  

Buying a service business: what to consider?

This article explains the use of the Stone Forest Model for Growing Businesses as part of a comprehensive business assessment to identify potential M&A problems early.