Gartner Research

Modernizing Finance and Procurement Applications Primer for 2016

Published: 21 January 2016

ID: G00293073

Analyst(s): Deborah Wilson , Michelle A. Brosnahan, John Van Decker , Alexander Drobik, Nigel Rayner


Finance and procurement applications will change significantly in 2016 as cloud adoption, real-time analytics, digital technologies, and the battle between "best-in-class" and "megasuite" strategies gather momentum. IT and ERP leaders must plan for these technology changes to gain business benefits.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How are technologies, markets and vendors for financial management applications evolving, and how do these changes address the demands of digital business and postmodern ERP strategies?
    • How are technologies, markets and vendors for CPM suites evolving?
    • Which FCPM and SCPM processes, methodologies and best practices can organizations use to improve business performance?
    • How are the technologies, markets and vendors for procurement applications evolving?
    • What processes, business cases, KPIs and best practices must IT understand to maximize the value of procurement technologies?
    • How are CLM technologies, markets and vendors evolving, and what can IT do to maximize the value of CLM investments?

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