External Workforce in the Professional Services Industry

Drive better results and reduce risk from contingent workers and services providers.

The Challenge
You rely on the external workforce to optimize your team and gain access to the skills you need to stay competitive. But it’s not always a piece of cake.

Professional services firms rely on the external workforce to help them boost business agility, source skills, and scale their workforce up and down to meet demand.

But to get the most value from your contingent workers and services providers (SOW engagements), you need full visibility into their skills, qualifications, certifications and previous experience. You must also safeguard sensitive information belonging to the firm and its clients. And to ensure compliance, you need to classify workers correctly and adhere to relevant tax rules and labor laws.

It’s a lot to manage. We are here to help.

Download the SAP Fieldglass Professional Services e-Book

Many of the biggest names in professional services firms – such as Accenture and Deloitte – trust SAP Fieldglass to help them manage their external workforce to gain visibility and build a strong talent supply chain.

Download this informative professional services e-book from SAP Fieldglass to help you:

  • Source skills

  • Optimize the bench

  • Gain visibility

  • Manage pay rates and re-billable rates

  • Simplify compliance

  • Manage security

  • Drive better results from outsourced services (SOW engagements)

  • Achieve total workforce management

Transform external talent sourcing and management with SAP Fieldglass

Professional Services leaders trust SAP Fieldglass to manage their external workforce with our open, cloud-based platform that streamlines and automates the full external talent lifecycle.


Source Talent

Source talent, expand your reach, and compress cycle time

Digital Partner Network for SAP Fieldglass Solutions

Integrate seamlessly with any enterprise solution, whether it is on premise or cloud-based software suites

Create Talent Pools

Create your own talent pools and use our Candidate Portal for direct sourcing​

Gain Visibility External Workforce

Gain visibility into and control over your external workforce – who, where, performance, access – even via services providers​

Ensure Compliance

Ensure compliance with regulatory/statutory requirements, local tax regulations, labor laws, and privacy requirements all over the world

Speed and Simplify

Speed and simplify processes while reducing costs and controlling maverick spend

Contingent Workforce Management

Why SAP Fieldglass?
Industry Leadership

Industry leadership

SAP Fieldglass was named a leader in the most recent Forrester Wave™ Services Procurement report.


Persistent innovation

SAP Fieldglass continually invests in innovating our platform. We're early adopters of digital – advanced analytics, mobile, machine learning – to help you stay ahead.

Global Reach

Global reach, with deep localization

SAP Fieldglass understands local issues – wherever local happens to be – including labor laws, regulations, candidate privacy, rate requirements, and taxation.

Open Platform

Open platform and integration

Professional services firms use a variety of sophisticated backend systems. The SAP Fieldglass platform is IT-friendly, with open APIs that can integrate with any third-party solution.



SAP Fieldglass has an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and global security certifications. We continually monitor the dynamic security and regulatory landscape.

Committed Service

Committed service

Customer-centricity is one of our hallmarks. We have long-term relationships with our customers, and they become part of our active customer community.


Discover how Accenture implemented one global platform and a suite of SAP solutions
to support all spend management activity.


Find out how Capgemini now captures 85% of its global contingent workforce
spend with SAP Fieldglass solutions.

NTT DATA Services

Find out how NTT DATA Services has achieved $125 million in value since implementing
the full suite of intelligent spend management solutions from SAP.

Additional resources
Agile procurement professional services

Agile Procurement Insights Research - Professional Services Industry

The external workforce helps professional services organizations drive topline growth, flex to changes in business demand and optimize team composition. Learn more in this report from SAP Fieldglass in collaboration with Oxford Economics.


Professional Services Industry Spotlight

Get the details on sourcing and managing specialized external talent, to help you compete in an evolving market.

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SAP Fieldglass Services Procurement

See our solution in action in an SOW video demonstration.

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Deloitte’s Strategy for Staying Ahead

See Deloitte discuss their open talent strategy, and their approach in using SAP Fieldglass to strategically manage their external workforce.

Want to learn more about SAP Fieldglass solutions for the Professional Services industry?