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Purpose of the Tool:

Using the report and corresponding Location Selection and Cost Savings Estimation tools, users can evaluate where to establish low-cost service delivery centers and perform preliminary assessments of cost savings arising from use of low-cost centers.

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Selecting the Location
Select the Following Criteria Based on the Firm's Planned Shared Services Strategy
Importance of Skill Types For Firm's Shared Services Strategy Priorities for Shared Service Center Other Considerations
Legal Staff Labor Quality Size Of Metro Area
Paralegal and Other Non-Lawyer Legal Staff :
Legal Staff :
Include Small Cities (<250k Population) :
Associates and Above :
Administrative Staff :
Time Zones(Cities to Include in List)
Administrative Staff Costs Central Standard Time (CST) :
Information Technology :
Legal Staff Salaries :
Eastern Standard Time (EST) :
Finance and Accounting :
Administrative Staff Salaries :
Mountain Standard Time (MST) :
Marketing and Human Resources :
General Overheads :
Pacific Standard Time (PST) :
             
Top 20 US Metro For Shared Service Centers
Based on Selected Criteria Above

US Onshore Center Rank City Labor Pool Availability and Skill Levels Costs Index Score Percentile
Population Skilled Labor Pool Size Legal Staff Availabilty Administrative Staff Availability Legal Staff Wages Administrative Staff Wages Overhead Costs
1 Tallahassee, FL 297,000 High High High Above Average High Average 111 100%
2 Oklahoma City, OK 959,000 High High Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average 109 100%
3 Columbia, SC 597,000 High High High Above Average Above Average Above Average 109 99%
4 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 482,000 Average High Below Average High High Average 106 99%
5 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,229,000 Above Average High High Above Average Average Average 106 99%
6 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 356,000 Average High Average Above Average High Average 106 99%
7 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 537,000 High High Average Above Average Above Average Above Average 106 98%
8 Jackson, MS 425,000 High High Average Average High Above Average 105 98%
9 Albuquerque, NM 677,000 Average High High Above Average Average Average 105 98%
10 Tulsa, OK 706,000 Above Average High Above Average Average Above Average Above Average 104 98%
11 Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,337,000 High High High Average Average Average 104 97%
12 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 586,000 Average High Average Average Above Average Average 103 97%
13 Springfield, MO 339,000 Above Average Average Average High Above Average Above Average 103 97%
14 Lexington-Fayette, KY 371,000 High Average Average Above Average High Above Average 103 96%
15 Salt Lake City, UT 784,000 High High High Average Average Average 103 96%
16 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 311,000 Average Below Average Below Average High High Average 103 96%
17 Lafayette, LA 351,000 Average High Below Average High Above Average Above Average 103 96%
18 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,689,000 High High High Average Average Average 102 95%
19 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 894,000 High Above Average Above Average Average Average Average 102 95%
20 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 431,000 High High High Average Average Average 102 95%

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Estimating the Annualized Savings:
Select the Following Criteria Based on the Firm's Planned Shared Services Strategy

Positions Under Consideration For Migration To Shared Service Center Concentration of Positions (Out of 100%) Planned Efficiencies
Administrative Positions :
High Cost Markets :
Reduction in Sq/Ft Per Employee :
Paralegal and Other Non-Lawyer Legal Staff :
Mid-Cost Markets :
Shift Work To Lower Skilled Staff :
Associates and Above :
Low Cost Markets :
Optimization of Current Processes :
             
Estimated Annualized Savings:
Based on Selected Criteria Above

Real Estate Savings Low Estimate High Estimate
Reduction in Price Per Square Foot $400,000 $1,300,000
Reduction in Square Foot Per Employee $60,000 $90,000
Reduction in Square Footage Needed Due to Optimization of Processess $100,000 $200,000
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Estimated Real Estate Savings Per Year $560,000 $1,590,000
Labor Cost Estimate Low Estimate High Estimate
Savings From Wage Differences
Administrative Positions $200,000 $100,000
Paralegal and Other Non-Lawyer Legal Staff $200,000 $300,000
Associates and Above $100,000 $600,000
Other Labor Cost Savings
From Shifting Work To Lower Skilled Staff $600,000 $900,000
From Optimization of Processess $200,000 $500,000
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Estimated Labor Cost Savings Per Year $1,300,000 $2,400,000
Total Savings Estimate Low Estimate High Estimate
Real Estate Savings $560,000 $1,590,000
Labor Cost Savings $1,300,000 $2,400,000
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Estimated Total Savings Per Year $1,860,000 $3,990,000

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