Traditional benchmarking suffers from two big problems: getting a critical mass of accurate data for comparison, and making sure that the data can be accurately compared. APQC leads the world in solving both of these problems.
Need benchmarks more personalized to your individual organization needs? APQC can provide specific, customized benchmarks in a wide variety of ways, including cuts based on specific industry (using the NAICS coding scheme), region, revenue range, or combination thereof. We also have the ability to build surveys in areas we don’t currently offer – areas which may be specific to your industry or region.
APQC members have access to the largest set of benchmarking data in the world at their fingertips. APQC’s Benchmarking Portal exposes more than 1,500 unique process measures to APQC members. Members get immediate access to valid process performance data as a part of their membership. No other organization offers so much data directly to its users.
While having the right data right away is helpful for getting quick directional guidance, sometimes it is crucial to ensure that your organization’s performance is being compared accurately to the benchmarks in APQC’s database. APQC offers two validated benchmarking opportunities to its members: the Rapid Performance Assessment (RPA) and the full Open Standards Benchmarking Assessment. Both the RPA and the OSB assessment return results to the user within 5 business days; the RPA typically within 2-3 business days. Compare that to the 6-12 weeks typically offered by some APQC competitors.