Finance as Analytical Partner to the Business

This white paper provides insights, examples and recommendations on how finance professionals can collaborate effectively with operating managers to boost profit in today's uncertain economy.

The report's conclusions are based on a survey put together by Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services (BBRS) and sponsored by SAP. The 300 respondents were C-level executives from around the globe: North America (37%), Asia (34%) and Europe (29%).
Key Findings:
  • 72% mentioned the importance of increased investment in IT to reduce costs, increase productivity and uncover new revenue opportunities


  • 52% are using dedicated analytical tools to enhance financial planning, forecasting and reporting


  • 40% expect to speed up decision-making by using real-time reporting rather than batch-processing data 



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