UK - Software and administration consultant Dunnett Shaw and third-party administrator MNPA are conducting a survey into the application service provider market.
The survey aims to collate the views of between 50-60 pension scheme managers, mainly from private sector plans, on the usefulness of administration and software outsourcing.
Dunnett Shaw and MNPA also hope to establish new trends, such as the move by larger employers to wider employee benefits packages as a method of rewarding and retaining staff.
The second stage of the research will be discussions with potential ASPs to gain a deeper understanding of the current offerings available and the future developments that the providers foresee.
Dunnett Shaw managing director Jocelyn Blackwell said: “The research we are carrying out will enable us to understand in more detail what the objectives of the pension schemes are and whether the ASPs can deliver.”
Anyone interested in taking part should contact Jo Netscher at Dunnett Shaw on 020 8874 8015 or Mina Di Trana at MNPA on 01372 200 313.
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