Bayer Business Services is the global competence center for IT and Business Services of the Bayer Group. The focus is on services in the core areas of IT infrastructure and applications, procurement and trade services, personnel and management services, as well as finance and accounting. Stages of value creation range from consulting through the development and implementation of system solutions to business process outsourcing, the handling of complete business processes for the Group. In fiscal 2012 Bayer Business Services employed a worldwide workforce of 4,900 people and achieved sales of EUR 1,093 million. Bayer Business Services is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany. Further international sites are located in Barcelona, Berlin, Gdansk, Hong Kong, Manila, Pittsburgh, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore.