'Benchmarking is the process of comparing performance against the practices of other leading companies for the purpose of improving performance.’
ASSA generally conducts benchmark studies – including mini and informal studies – annually. Participation in benchmark studies is optional for ASSA members and carries an additional cost, which is dependent upon participant numbers. Participating members also have access to previous benchmark studies once a study is completed.
Benchmark studies are currently delivered by Ernst & Young, which has developed a benchmark program and methodology tailored to the specific needs of the Association. Ernst & Young has been delivering the ASSA benchmark studies since 2006.

Benchmark studies

ASSA Benchmarking Studies 2014

The Board of ASSA are pleased to invite all members and associates to participate in the ASSA Benchmarking Studies for 2014.

This year we are partnering with Hackett to not only provide you with the same tailored and cost effective benchmarking studies we have run in the past, but to also add a global perspective for similar industries to your own.

Based on your feedback ASSA will be running three studies this year namely:

- Payroll
- Accounts Payable and
- Finance function

We are looking to price the studies at a maximum of $5,000 per study with a minimum of 10 participants in each study, however the more participants in each study, the cheaper it will become.

If a company participates in a second study, a 10% discount will apply to the second study. If a company participates in all 3 studies, a 20% discount will apply to the third study.

If you wish to register CLICK HERE NOW or if you want to find out more about our studies, please email

Registrations have closed however late registrations can be received up to the end of October.

We look forward to you joining us for our 2014 Benchmarking Studies.