Analytics in Action: Finance

Find insights in mountains of data

​With the rise of analytics, in many organizations Finance is expanding its role and providing increasing value in other functional areas. For many, Finance has become the enabler of analytics and decision support. The reasons are simple: Finance data is rapidly being deployed outside its traditional scope. Further, as the economy evolves, Finance is looking for ways to deliver greater value as a business function, as it often overlaps with analytics in other business areas. Finance also has an ability to apply analytics above and beyond traditional delivery channels.

The currency of disruption

By speeding transactions and allowing for the near-anonymity of its users, Bitcoin has emerged as a de-facto cryptocurrency. But analytics can help mine additional value from Bitcoin by identifying patterns and unearthing unethical or illegal activity, according to Deloitte’s Prakash Santhana, Devaka Viraj Yasaratne, and Cliff Lou.

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CFO Analytics

CFOs are expected to provide valuable, hands-on partnering with their peers in the business, beyond their ability to provide standard financial reports year after year. Meanwhile, many finance organizations were built to deliver information rather than insight. That’s one reason so many CFOs are turning to business analytics.

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Three-minute guide to finance analytics

By combining internal financial information and operational data with external information such as social media, demographics and big data, finance analytics may address critical business questions with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy.

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How CFOs can own analytics

Leading analytics to support operational decision-making requires a high-level commitment to shift the organization from a historical perspective to a forward-looking perspective.

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