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Survey Analysis: Critical CFO Technology Needs: 2014 Gartner FEI Study

Published: 23 June 2014

ID: G00263895

Analyst(s): John Van Decker

Summary

The 2014 Gartner Financial Executives International CFO Technology Study provides insight into CFOs' thinking about technology. Assessing how the IT organization compares with these important benchmarks provides an opportunity for IT leaders to improve their strategic plans.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • The Top Technology Gaps Point to a Need for BI/Analytics Investments
  • Seventy-Six Percent of Organizations Leverage at Least One of the Nexus of Forces
  • The Nexus of Forces Is Driving an Increased Appetite for Business Application Investments
  • Cloud Use and Projections Double From 2013 for Many Finance-Focused Applications
  • Eighty-One Percent of Organizations Forecast a Move to the Cloud for More Than 50% of Their Future Transactions
  • The Number of Mobile Applications Is Increasing, Particularly in Large Organizations
  • CPM Applications Lead BI/Analytics Investments
  • CFOs Have a Major Influence on Technology in SMBs
  • In SMBs, CIOs More Often Report to CFOs
  • Organizations Need Pace-Layered Approaches to Their IT Portfolios
  • Methodology
  • Demographics

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