'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

We have now completed the benchmarking studies for 2014. The three studies completed were:
  • Payroll; 
  • Accounts Payable; and 
  • Finance function.
Feedback on the studies have been extremely positive and all companies have been able to take away new ideas and connections to help them improve their own processes.

We will be running further benchmarking studies in 2015, so If you wish to register CLICK HERE NOW or if you want to find out more about our studies, please email

We look forward to you joining us for our 2015 Benchmarking Studies.