Gartner Research

CFO Advisory: Last Mile of Finance; Finance and Economics

Published: 17 April 2012

ID: G00231537

Analyst(s): John Van Decker


Part of a four-part module, this research discusses the financial impact on the organization of business applications that can automate the last mile of finance, including reconciliation management, close management and disclosure management applications.

Table Of Contents


  • Basic Definition
  • Analysis and Discussion
    • Increasing Compliance Requirements Drives Up the Cost of Finance
  • Automation and Technology Subdue Cost Escalation
    • Cost Savings Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
  • Questions the CFO Should Ask About the Last Mile of Finance; Finance and Economics
  • Bottom Line

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