Financial Application Buyers Are Stuck in the Present
In making software-buying decisions, finance organizations are too focused on gaining efficiencies and not enough on future digital needs, says Gartner.
Effective CFOs Don’t Try to ‘Do Everything Better’
Only one in five finance chiefs are "personally effective," according to Gartner research.
Finance Fails to Get Full Value from Shared Services
A lack of commitment to working as partners with shared services organizations dooms finance to missing out on optimizing the value of shared services.
To Prosper, Spend for Growth and Cut Costs Too
Doing both results in significantly improved return on invested capital, Gartner advises.
How to Build a Strategic Relationship with the CIO
Finance chiefs and IT leaders should be jointly responsible for aligning technology opportunities with business strategy.
Middle Managers’ Poor Decisions Slash Profits
Having finance team members support business unit stakeholders drains EBITDA, says Gartner; instead, align them with specific types of decisions to be made.
Digital Investments Carry Increasing Financial Risk
Machine learning and AI solutions are difficult to deploy, often overhyped, and may have little bottom-line impact: Gartner.
Special Report: The New Digital Workforce
Robotic process automation emerges from the back office to take on core finance tasks.
To Navigate a Recession, Beware Mental Momentum
Internal resistance to change — or mental momentum — can prevent companies from properly responding to new market economics.
Confusion over what “artificial intelligence” is — and is not — poses challenges for CFOs.
High G&A Spending Tied To Greater Profits
Spending cash to achieve strategic goals beats tight cost controls at the bottom line, research suggests.