Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Critical CFO Technology Needs: 2015 Gartner FEI Study

Published: 18 August 2015

ID: G00280250

Analyst(s): John Van Decker , Christopher Iervolino


The 2015 Gartner Financial Executives International CFO Technology Study provides significant insight into CFOs' thinking about technology. Understanding how your IT organization compares with these important benchmarks provides an opportunity to improve your strategic IT plans.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Organizations Are Still Struggling With Analytics
  • CFOs Take Advantage of the Nexus of Forces and Digital Business
  • Cloud and Mobile Usage Increases for Many Finance-Focused Applications
  • CFOs Are Focused on Applications and Analytics but Security Remains a Major Concern
  • Financial and Strategic CPM Applications Continue to Lead BI/Analytics Investment
  • CFOs Have More Influence on Technology as IT Decisions Shift to Business Areas
  • Most Think IT Is Not Transformational — A Pace-Layered Application Strategy Is Needed
  • Postmodern ERP Approaches to Business Applications Are Firmly Established
  • Methodology
  • Demographics

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.