Professional Services

For professional services firms - APQC is the fastest route to validated, relevant data

Leading professional services firms rely on APQC every day. With the world's largest and most current database of benchmarks and best practices, we have the data you can't get anywhere else. APQC is your single source for evidence-based, unbiased research and powerful tools to support your business development efforts and client engagements.

Professional services firms use APQC to:

  • access research and data for client engagements and proposals,
  • use and license APQC's benchmarks and best practices,
  • outsource benchmarking activities, and
  • increase exposure for their firm as a thought leader.

What can APQC do for your firm?

Looking for best practice content? Visit APQC's Knowledge Base

A professional services firm membership in APQC provides you and every employee in your firm with access to our continuously updated Knowledge Base, a database of case studies, frameworks, maturity models, and white papers.

Interested in benchmarking?  see APQC's Assessment tools

Your firm may access validated, relevant metrics and best practices relating to FTEs, costs, cycle times, and more through several options:

  • Rapid Performance Assessments
    Need quick access to benchmarking data for a client? Complete short, online assessments on high-level key performance indicators (KPIs) to receive distinct peer group comparisons.
  • Open Standards Benchmarking
    Using APQC’s online assessment, provide your clients a more comprehensive assessment of where they stand compared with peers and develop a road map for improvement.
  • License Benchmarks on Demand
    License custom benchmark data segmented by industry, revenue, geography, business model, and more. APQC will provide your firm with the blinded, calculated metrics from the available process areas or categories in summary (aggregated) or individual (disaggregated) form.
Open Standards Benchmarking Rapid Performance Assessments License Benchmarks
on Demand
Detailed metrics for each functional area High-level KPIs only Detailed metrics for each functional area
Comprehensive assessment Shorter assessment Licensed access to data based on your specific needs
One-week validation/
one-week reporting time
Four-hour validation/two-day reporting time (pending validation) No validation time (no data submission requirement)/
delivered in two business
Approximately two–three weeks Two business days (pending validation) Two business days for delivery
Robust report with industry, cross-industry, revenue, and geographic peer groups Summary report with industry, cross-industry, revenue, and geographic comparisons APQC provides the data based on your specific peer group requirements