Finance Innovation and Growth

Succeed with a strong team, process and structure

Investing in innovation to accelerate growth

High performers leverage their competitive differentiators to be resilient during disruption, balancing top- and bottom-line growth. Model high performers by:

  • Testing team preparedness to act confidently as opportunities or risks materialize
  • Examining the readiness of the organizational climate for change
  • Increasing the discipline with which you allocate resources

Finance innovation insights you can use

Gartner’s mission is to help our clients be resilient during disruption. To do that, it’s necessary to fund innovation and drive strategy changes and risk-taking. When managing change, rely on Gartner for tailored, flexible, current, reliable and practical support.

Determine the top finance innovation priorities

Gartner surveyed 300 CFOs and their teams to identify their top priorities and challenges. The global and cross-industry results show that driving digital transformation features among the top priorities for finance leaders.

Download the annual Top Priorities report to discover where finance leaders are spending their time and energy, how finance leaders can progress the function towards autonomous finance and six trends to help CFOs invest wisely to enhance their competitive advantage.

3 best practices: 1. drive cost optimization across the enterprise, 2. drive digital business transformation, 3. lead the next generation workforce
For most companies, 35% of growth projects never meet their original business case and only 17% of growth projects exceed expectations.

Invest in technology to reduce the cost of doing business

Inflation is at multiyear highs, which can drive lower profitability in organizations, leading many CFOs to look for costs to cut or delay. Yet scaling back on digital transformation initiatives in the face of inflation is the wrong approach.

Well-planned and implemented digital initiatives must have a long-term deflationary effect on business costs and, subsequently, the price of products or services.

Read the report to learn how to deflate the cost of your own finance organization.

For most companies, 35% of growth projects never meet their original business case and only 17% of growth projects exceed expectations.

Invest in digitalization while enhancing long-term profitability

CFOs are looking toward cost containment and reallocating spend to help improve profitability. At the same time, 94% of CFOs have greater ambitions for digital growth and 92% plan to spend more on digital this year.

Watch this complimentary webinar to learn the seven mistakes CFOs should avoid when managing profitability in this environment and frameworks for how to segment costs in a way that will differentiate your performance in the coming quarters and years.

Many successful cost-cutting initiatives happen in the first year.

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Gartner Finance Innovation Case Studies

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