Thinking About Technology: Does Finance Really Need Enterprise Software?

This report from CFO Innovation and SAP is based on a roundtable discussion among finance professionals that took place in June 2013. The free-wheeling lunch meeting revolved around enterprise software and other enabling technologies that are said to be indispensable to effective financial management in the current volatile environment. 

 

Which ones are the essential tools? Which ones can be disregarded or put on the back burner? How do you make sure the various parts seamlessly integrate with 

each other and do not end up as ‘shelfware’? 

 

What about tech support, change management, training and other issues? And should CFOs require that Excel should no longer be used?

 

Contents 

  • Turning data into information
  • Drowning in data
  • Network of truth
  • Technology roadblocks
  • The SI skills gap
  • Deactivating Excel
  • Self-service business intelligence
  • Mobility: Analytics on the go
  • What about the cost?
  • Don't forget the core

 

 

 

 

 

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