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Again, these partners spend the same number of hours billing, yet that billable time is now only 31 percent of their workweek. REVENUE DRIVERS. 3 Partner Billable/Nonbillable Hours by Firm Size (average hours per week) professionals instead of charging for delivering a packaged product. The billing can be based on an hourly rate, a set fee for performance of a project, or a set fee for a recurring service. Revenue is a factor of the following: 1. Bill rates 2. Billable hours 3. Professional staff leverage In addition, the following definitions of firm size are useful: • Small: Less than $5 million in annual revenue • Midsize: Between $5 million and $25 million in annual revenue • Large: Greater than $25 million in revenue Primary metrics besides these factors are used to understand revenue trends, including: 1.
Compare performance data. Import and adapt new standards. 8 26 Managing and Governing the Professional Services Firm Other factors for success are less obvious or process-driven but are just as critical to the success of any benchmarking effort: • • • • • Management commitment Clear objectives and plans Consistent and accurate data Openness/willingness for improvement (and change) Implementation9 It is essential that the firm identify the objective of the benchmarking process. All too often firms do not identify the objective of the project and find themselves losing sight of the targeted goal for the exercise, whether it is continuous improvement, understanding the process, or just for informational purposes.
1 shows a process classification framework codeveloped by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Best Practices® and APQC’s International Benchmarking Clearinghouse with its founding members. The framework targets the objectives behind benchmarking the major operating or management processes. “These categories create a common ground for business professionals in different industries to compare similar processes, ensuring an ‘apples to apples’ approach to benchmark processes against one another and against best practices,7 as business processes are the lowest common denominator of companies,” says Susan Leandri, managing director of Global Best Practices, for PricewaterhouseCoopers.