Enable and Optimize Digitalization in Finance

Adopt new technologies, enhance digitalization and evolve existing systems

Finance Digitalization Initiatives

CFOs are increasingly being asked to reconsider how to use technology to optimize finance operations; however, a long-term digitalization strategy is needed to support coherent technology investments, which is something many CFOs lack.

Our Top Strategic Technology Trends for Finance report reveals 9  key technology trends reshaping the future of finance — and how CFOs can respond to each.

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    Accelerate Digital Transformation

    CFOs need a finance function that enables the strategic ambitions of the enterprise. For most organizations today, those ambitions feature digitalization. 

    The imperative for finance, however, is not just to drive enterprise digital initiatives but to digitalize the finance function itself.

    Watch Alexander Bant, Chief of Research for the Gartner Finance Practice, explain more about this dual transformation mandate for finance leaders.

    And then download the 10 Digital Imperatives for CFO eBook

    Leaders see urgency of digitalization. 67% of senior leaders believe their organization must become significantly more digitalized.

    Focus on finance technology optimization

    When senior finance leaders understand the technology needed to evolve the organization, their company will move twice as fast on digital transformation. Successful finance leaders take care in examining and investing in a portfolio they know will increase value-add and recognize that these choices will shape future technology options.

    Leaders see urgency of digitalization. 67% of senior leaders believe their organization must become significantly more digitalized.

    Insights you can use

    Gartner provides insights, advice and tools finance leaders need to increase business value and maximize ROI. As finance’s focus turns to optimizing digitalization, Gartner can help finance leaders and their teams extract more value from their existing systems, increasing the return on finance technology investments.

    Prepare for Finance Digitalization

    Finance digitalization entails the integration of multiple technologies and strategies that enable the finance function to deliver value in the digital age. Learn the proven best practices to prepare for a digital world and deploy the right technologies for your finance organization.

    Drive Digital Finance Transformation

    69% of business leaders say digitalization initiatives are accelerating, and most expect digital technologies to dramatically transform their industry by 2026. Learn how the top CFOs are leading the finance function through digital transformation and enabling the organization to accelerate digitalization.

    Restructure Your Finance Team for Digital

    80% of finance leaders believe the pace of digital technology implementation within finance will accelerate in the next few years, yet more than 70% of finance leaders lack digital competency specificity or training plans for developing these competencies. Learn how finance organizations can identify critical digital competencies and provide tailored training for teams to develop in these areas.

    Buy technology with confidence

    As leaders look to optimize finance technology, making fast and smart decisions for investments is critical. The Gartner BuySmart™ service helps you assess technologies and vendor offerings, optimize your spend and reduce the risk of unanticipated costs.

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    Finance Digitalization Case Studies

    A key priority Gartner helped us with is transforming and managing the change of our business enterprise systems.

    Nani Coloretti

    SVP for Business & Financial Strategy, Urban Institute
    Case Study

    How does Gartner support your finance digital transformation?

    Hear how Gartner helped Urban Institute’s finance team transform and manage the change of its enterprise business systems, identify key performance indicators (KPIs) and improve its capacity.

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