Our industries

You’re competing in a complex environment encompassing technology, supply chains, skilled workers, accounting standards, competitors, and probably more than a handful of regulators and tax authorities.

Our industry-focused network is designed to anticipate and address your business needs. Together, our 208,000 people, deployed across 157 countries, can both zoom out and see the big picture — the context — and zoom in on the right solution.

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Raising Finance Productivity and Capability: The Lean Approach

30 Nov 2016

The Lean approach involves identifying and removing non value-adding activities from the Finance processes. This toolkit, comprising five modules, shares knowledge and suggests possible solutions based on the Lean approach to improve productivity and capability in the Finance function.

Consumer and Industrial Products and Services

A large number of our clients come from this complex market sector: companies that manufacture and/or distribute consumer packaged goods, automotive products, pharmaceuticals and industrial products, and retail services. We also cover mining, oil and gas, and utility industries. Similarly, we serve a cross-section of government agencies, organisations providing healthcare and hospital services, educational and not-for-profit institutions, hospitality and leisure industry providers, engineering and construction companies, mail and transport operators. 

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Total Retail 2016 Survey

22 Jun 2016

Alongside the continued strengthening of the Philippine economy, consumer spending is driven by an increasing amount of disposable income. The choices people make regarding where, how, and from which retailers and brands to buy are what largely influence the retail industry and leading consumer brands have recognized that there is significant value to be created in tailoring their offerings to the local market. Brands in Southeast Asia need to engage with their customers to be able to adapt to the ways that actively work with consumer desires. PwC’s report on its Total Retail 2016 Survey can help in understanding how consumers in Southeast Asian markets think about and act upon the purchases they make. Read the report to learn more about the changing consumer behaviors that will drive the next retail revolution.

Riding Southeast Asia's automotive highway - Strategies to steer through Southeast Asia's promising automotive market

03 Mar 2016

An overview of the automotive industry in Southeast Asia looks into key strategies to navigate in the promising but unpredictable Southeast Asia markets.

Elevating transparency: The 2nd PH-EITI Report (FY2013)

03 Feb 2016

The second PH-EITI Report covering 2013 collections/revenues was submitted to the EITI International Board, based in Norway, in December 2015.

Total Retail 2015: Retailers and the Ages of Disruptions

27 May 2015

The 2015 Total Retail Survey, which gathered views of more than 19,000 online shopping in 19 countries, asked consumers about their purchasing preferences, use of different shopping channels and expectations of retailers. The report highlights how four major disruptions have resulted in unprecedented change in the retail industry.

The road ahead: Gaining momentum from energy transformation

16 Feb 2015

This report looks at the overall trends that are shaping tomorrow’s market environment and the market designs and business models that might ensue. It looks at the disruptions affecting companies and introduces PwC’s Energy Transformation framework.

Financial Services

Our clients are some of the largest in banking, capital markets, investment management, insurance, and real estate. In the tough world of business, we help our clients handle day-to-day and complex business issues to help them manage risk and improve performance. Our global network of professionals, breadth of service offering, and solid experience in providing professional services offers our clients the right global outlook they need to face the challenges of a fast changing borderless business world.

Issues:

Raising Finance Productivity and Capability: The Lean Approach

30 Nov 2016

The Lean approach involves identifying and removing non value-adding activities from the Finance processes. This toolkit, comprising five modules, shares knowledge and suggests possible solutions based on the Lean approach to improve productivity and capability in the Finance function.

Economic crime at work - are we doing enough?

29 Jul 2016

PwC's Global Economic Crime Survey (GECS) is conducted every two years, and the 2016 GECS is particularly significant as it marks the first time that results from the Philippines are published. Of the 6,337 respondents from 115 countries, 88 were from the Philippines. This survey is also very timely, given the new administration’s focus on battling crime and corruption.

Breaking away - how leading finance functions are redefining excellence

21 Jul 2016

All of today’s challenges require a finance function that has the capability to provide insight and information in order for the organization to move forward and sail smoothly with the tides of change. The challenge for finance and its CFO is how to navigate the business and remain relevant.

Managing Upstream Risk

22 Jun 2016

There has been strong Asian cooperation efforts and continued progress in continuity, risk and recovery planning for market intermediaries and central counterparties, as well as a further integration of the banking sector in South-East Asia. The Philippines, a member of organizations such as the Association of South-East Asian Nations and the Asia-Pacific Regional Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commission, has had a hand in such regional efforts. This edition of Managing Upstream Risk provides an Asian perspective on regulatory reforms, which may inform readers about recent developments that may be used to inform strategic direction. Read the report to learn more about the recent regulatory reforms.

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2016

20 Jan 2016

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2016, jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC, gives an outlook on Asia Pacific real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, and trends by property sector and metropolitan area. It is based on the opinions of 343 internationally renowned real estate professionals, including investors, developers, property company representatives, lenders, brokers and consultants.

Technology, Info-Comm and Entertainment

We serve top media and entertainment groups in our client list. We have developed industry-specific services based on proven methodology to match the complex and fast-changing needs of our clients. We provide the latest developments in accounting and auditing, taxation, corporate finance, human resources management, strategic change, process improvement, and information technology, as well as business process outsourcing to give our clients distinct competitive edge in the market where they operate.

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Shared Services: Multiplying Success

25 Aug 2016

In less than 15 years, the Shared Service subsector in the Philippines was able to emerge as one of the leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, along with India. While the Philippines has several advantages such as its financial attractiveness and skilled workforce to remain a main Shared Service location, it still has considerable potential for growth. This report not only assesses how Shared Service Centers are operating, and if they should be implemented at all, but also to find out what steps should be taken to strengthen Shared Service Businesses for the future.

Structuring the high-impact Finance function

22 Jun 2016

The explosion of digital technology has created this new normal where the consuming public expects real-time information and service from businesses. Due to this trend, Filipino Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are now facing greater pressures to provide strategic and timely insights to enable management to make better business decisions. However, simply investing in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) tools and analytics are not enough to respond to this task.

Global Operations Survey

22 Jun 2016

The Philippines, seen as the ASEAN’s fastest growing economy, has become a highly attractive investment destination in recent times. New and existing business organizations alike, however, are finding that there is a need to reexamine their formula for success as digital technology and customer priorities are beginning to disrupt the market. We find that a company’s operations could be the secret ingredient in helping them win in this environment. Majority of operations executives today are focusing on transformative change and new ways of creating value but without the proper framework operationalize corporate strategy, companies will miss out on big opportunities. PwC’s report on its 2015 Global Operations Survey gives insights into how leading companies around the world are using operations to drive competitive advantage.

What technologies drive the fourth industrial revolution?

13 May 2016

Lack of expertise: a barrier on the way to Industry 4.0.

The rise of China’s Silicon Dragon

11 May 2016

China’s internet players are shifting the centreof gravity in the global digital economy and forcing multinationals to rethink fundamental assumptions about the sources of innovation-led growth

PwC View: Five trends to watch in SEA Telecoms in 2016

22 Jan 2016

South East Asia is a three-speed region containing the most advanced economies, middle income ones and some of the least developed. So coming up with a list of 5 trends to look out for in 2016 is not easy.

Organising for Digital Success

21 Oct 2015

The media landscape of today is one that is multi-dimensional, multi-platform and multi-channel, one which offers consumers endless possibilities to discover and consume content. This trend, fuelled by the advent of affordable smart and mobile devices, is especially prevalent in Southeast Asia.

Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world

27 May 2015

Constant technological advances give rise to more security breaches, which impact financials. Survey respondents in 2014 report that the number of detected incidents soared to a total of 42.8 million, a 48% leap over 2013. This increase comes at great cost: Total financial losses attributed to security compromises increased 34% over 2013.

2015 State of the Internal Audit Profession – Finding true north in a period of rapid transformation

27 May 2015

PwC’s State of the Internal Audit Profession Study, now on its 11th year, suggests that drivers of change are influencing how internal audit should evolve to maintain its relevance. The report also discusses the concept of True North, a set of ideals used to guide an organization from its current state to where it wants to be.