Beyond Spreadsheets: How the New Breed of Asia-Pacific CFOs Make Decisions

Sponsored by business intelligence software firm Qlik, this research report finds that CFOs in Asia expect to play a wider role in non-financial functions over the next three years, including operations management, enterprise content management, and IT management.

However, they feel let down by their IT vendors – CFOs think these service providers are not interested in making analytics tools simple or easy to use. The quality of data is also a problem, particularly those related to customers, production systems and social media.

Going forward, CFOs will rely on incremental spending to achieve better data efficiency, rather than big-bang technology investments. Most believe that breaking down silos will speed up data flows and decision-making.

Contents

  • The rise of the new CFO
  • An information gap
  • Tapping a new wealth of information
  • Influence of technology
  • Conclusion 

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