Driving Cost Optimization Across the Enterprise: An Executive Perspective

Archived Published: 29 March 2018 ID: G00355424


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Leaders across the business must connect cost optimization efforts to the organization's larger objectives. Gartner's research helps leaders in numerous business areas determine how they can work individually and together to optimize costs without undermining strategic objectives.

Table of Contents

  • Scope
  • Analysis
    • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
      • How can leaders achieve a baseline for cost optimization?
      • How can leaders identify critical points in the budget to protect?
      • How can leaders identify noncritical points to reduce or eliminate?
      • How can leaders determine the right cost optimization approach for their needs?
      • How can leaders communicate plans to stakeholders?
    • Role Perspectives
      • The Role of Customer Service and Support in Driving Cost Optimization
      • The Role of Finance in Driving Cost Optimization
      • The Role of Human Resources in Driving Cost Optimization
      • The Role of Information Technology in Driving Cost Optimization
      • The Role of Marketing in Driving Cost Optimization
      • The Role of Supply Chain in Driving Cost Optimization
  • Related Priorities
    • Suggested First Steps
    • Essential Reading
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