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Top 10 Findings From Gartner's Financial Executives International CFO Technology Study

Published: 16 May 2012

ID: G00234215

Analyst(s): John Van Decker

Summary

Gartner's FEI survey of CFOs gathers their perceptions about technology, trends and planned improvements to operations. Financial executives and IT professionals should use these findings to align spending and organizational priorities and understand how technology can support corporate performance.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Demographics
  • Despite Slow Economic Growth, CFOs Expect Steady and Conservative IT Spending
  • The CFO's Role in IT Investment Increased Again in 2012
  • The 45% of IT Leaders That Report to the CFO Are More Than Report to Any Other Executive, and Represent an Increase of 3%
  • Business Analytics Needs Technology Improvement
  • CFOs Are More Focused on Business Analytics and Business Applications Than on Technology
  • Information, Social, Cloud and Mobile Technology Trends Are on the CFO's Radar
  • Sixty-Three Percent of CFOs' Plans to Upgrade BI, Analytics and Performance Management Focus on CPM Projects in 2012
  • Despite Advances in Strategy Management Technology, CFOs Still Report Focus on Lagging KPI Indicators Only
  • A Pace-Layered Strategy Is Needed for Applications (92% of CFOs Believe IT Doesn't Provide Transformation/Differentiation)
  • New Applications in Financial Governance Rank High in Improving Compliance and Efficiency
  • Appendix

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