Finance Transformation

Leverage finance transformation to maximize business profitability

Finance transformation mandate: Do better with less

Finance leaders struggle to balance increasing demands for finance function support with decreasing finance function budgets. As a result, 85% of finance teams are currently undergoing or planning a finance transformation. However, only 30% of finance transformation initiatives deliver the forecast benefits to the business. 

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    Using Gartner resources, we cut the time needed to restructure the finance organization in half, and we achieved a high-quality outcome.

    Ivan Duvnjak

    CFO, Bariatrix Nutrition

    Accelerate Digital Transformation

    CFOs play a pivotal role in steering their business to digitally-enabled growth, with 97% planning to accelerate digital technologies in 2021.

    Watch this short video to discover 10 opportunities for CFOs to accelerate digital transformation across both the wider business and the Finance function and learn how to position your organization for success.

    Finance transformation initiatives

    We enable finance leaders to:

    • Evaluate, prioritize and scope activities to build a finance transformation roadmap
    • Create a future-state design with best practices, case studies and tools to support the business case
    • Implement strategies that create value for business partners
    • Keep finance transformation projects on schedule, on budget and sustainable

    Read how we helped the City of Sydney steer large-scale finance transformation and drive continuous improvement.

    Effective Finance Transformation & Operations

    A driving factor for many finance transformation efforts is to drive productivity and cut costs. The best way to start evaluating the areas that need improvement is to start with benchmarking the metrics that are key to finance operational efficiency.

    81% of companies have experienced a major reorganization in the past 12 months
    For strategic decisions, top-quartile analysis can increase sales by 1%

    Finance analytics

    Many finance leaders find it difficult to convert finance analytics to business insights as part of finance transformation initiatives. Recapture the value of finance analytics in corporate decision making.

    A graph showing the Indexed value of decisions driven by bottom-, average-, and top-quality analysis, reported by senior decision makers.

    Finance talent

    Finance talent needs are shifting at a rapid pace, and it is vital to finance transformation success that finance leaders equip the finance function with next-generation skills.

    Effective talent managers are 50% more likely to exceed their financial goals
    89% of shared-service organizations have more work to do and 57% have less money to do it with

    Shared services

    Finance transformation initiatives require significant alignment with shared services. Adjust the back office to be more cost-efficient.

    89% of shared-service organizations have more work to do and 57% have less money to do it with

    Finance Digitalization

    Most business leaders expect digital technologies to dramatically transform their industry by 2026. 

    Finance leaders face a critical dual mandate: lead their finance function through a digital transformation; and enable their organization to accelerate digitalization. Discover 10 opportunities to accelerate digital finance transformation.

    29% of teams say that the current finance IT operating model effectively supports technology needs.

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    How does Gartner support finance transformation?

    Listen to the Capital Blue Cross CFO discuss Gartner’s end-to-end management support and expertise in business transformation.

    Gartner Finance Transformation Experts

    Gartner’s Finance experts include more than 35 people worldwide. Meet a few of our leaders. 

    Cliff Struhar 
    VP, Advisory

    Jackie Lyons 
    VP, Executive Partner 

    Craig Risberg
    VP, Advisory

    Dennis Gannon
    VP, Advisory

    Gartner’s finance experts are trusted, objective advisors for 1,750+ finance organizations

    Gartner for Finance provides insights, advice and tools to help finance leaders make the right decisions to drive business results.