Enable and Optimize Digitalization in Finance

Adopt new technologies, enhance digitalization and evolve existing systems

Optimize finance technology for digital transformation

Two-thirds of organizations must become significantly more digitalized to meet today’s demands. Success requires making smart data investments, developing analytic competencies and deploying automation judiciously. Learn how finance leaders can prepare their teams for digital transformation.

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    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

    Finance leaders are slow to move on digital transformation

    Selecting advanced technology comes with increased risk and the technology often falls short of expectation. In fact, 76% of CFOs report lagging ROI from technology investments and only 24% are confident in their ability to solve the challenge. New technology can create serious disruption, while digitalization opportunities are missed because of a lack of roadmaps.

    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 proven practices to prepare for a digital world, including financial data integration, digital-ready ERP and advanced analytic forecasting.

    The AI Revolution Has Begun

    Messaging and delivery on earnings calls can be critical, and with artificial intelligence (AI), you can now detect indications of hidden sentiment and see past the hype. Explore our guide to find out how to stay ahead of advanced technologies, such as natural language processing.

    Restructure Your Finance Team for Robotics

    As controllers introduce robotic process automation (RPA) solutions, the adoption of this new technology creates challenges within the organizational structure of the controllership. Building and operating RPA solutions at scale requires new finance competencies and roles. Learn how a global television company restructured its team to support RPA.

    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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    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.

    Gartner topic experts

    Gartner experts in finance technology optimization

    Sanjay Champaneri
    Director, Advisory

    Greg Leiter
    Senior Director Analyst

    Joey Mixon
    Director, Advisory

    Richard Ries
    VP, Advisory

    Gartner’s finance experts are trusted advisors and an objective resource for over 1,750 finance organizations.

    Gartner for Finance is a tailor-made solution providing trusted insights, strategic advice and practical tools that help finance leaders make the right decisions to drive business performance.