What is Benchmarking?

Benchmarking is a systematic process for identifying and implementing best or better practices. Although experts break benchmarking into several types, there exist two main types; 'Informal' and 'Formal' Benchmarking.

Whichever methodology or type of benchmarking is used, Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) in collaboration with the Emirates Quality Association (EQA) and the Abu Dhabi Centre for Organisational Excellence (ADICOE) can provie you with the essential tools necessary for benchmarking, to help your organisation find benchmarks, benchmarking partners and best practices.

How can we help?
  1. SKEA offers all applicants for the award a FREE access and a one year membership in 2009 on the BPIR Benchmarking portal which simplifies the whole process of benchmarking so that all organisations whatever their size can benefit from this powerful technique of 'learning from the experience of others'. The BPIR will assist you in finding suitable benchmarking partners, measuring performance, and directly shares good ideas and best practices from leading organisations through the hundreds of case studies provided. Contact the award office to get the Username and Password access for the ADICOE / BPIR benchmarking website: www.adicoe.bpir.com
  2. SKEA in liaison with the EQA can provide you with information about benchmarking tours inside and outside the UAE. Check the 'Events' on this website for any scheduled tours.
  3. SKEA can facilitate your membership for the Emirates Quality Association (EQA), to become part of one of their benchmarking clubs and forums.