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Driving Cost Optimization Across the Enterprise: An Executive Perspective

Published: 18 January 2019

ID: G00375798

Analyst(s): Barbara Gomolski


Leaders across the business must connect cost optimization efforts to the organization’s larger objectives. Gartner’s research helps leaders in numerous business areas determine how they can work individually and together to optimize costs without undermining strategic objectives.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can I achieve a baseline for cost optimization?
    • How can I identify critical resources to protect?
    • How can I identify noncritical resources to reduce or eliminate?
    • How can I determine the right cost optimization approach?
    • How can I communicate plans to stakeholders?
  • Role Perspectives
    • The Role of Customer Service and Support in Driving Cost Optimization
    • The Role of Finance in Driving Cost Optimization
    • The Role of Human Resources in Driving Cost Optimization
    • The Role of Information Technology in Driving Cost Optimization
    • The Role of Marketing in Driving Cost Optimization
    • The Role of Supply Chain in Driving Cost Optimization

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading

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