Crunch time


Finance in a digital world – It’s Crunch time for CFO’s!

A series on digital disruption in Finance

From cloud computing and robotics to analytics, artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies, a new class of digital disrupters is transforming how business gets done. Explore and understand the various digital disruptors and their impact in “Crunch time.” Read CFOs thoughts and experiences on making the digital journey in “Crunch time, too.” And now read “Crunch time III” for insight into how and where cognitive technologies can play a role in the Finance organization.

Crunch time III: The CFO’s guide to cognitive technology

Cognitive technologies have been adopted in other areas of business, inspiring Finance to start learning about them, experimenting with them, and figuring out how to use them. The goal, as with any Finance technology initiative, is to create a more efficient, insightful, and controlled Finance function, yet only 42% of surveyed CFO’s said their Finance team is knowledgeable about emerging technologies, including cognitive.

It’s important to remember that none of these technologies stands on its own. There is no Internet of Things or blockchain without cloud computing. There is no cognitive pattern matching without advanced analytics. The technologies build on one another. And what do they build into? Faster and better ways of getting work done.

Crunch time III: The CFO’s guide to cognitive technology provides a collection of examples based on currently available technologies we’ve seen companies begin to test and adopt, in addition to our experience working with many Finance organizations that are devoting more resources – financial and human – to deploying new technologies in these early days of cognitive.

Digital disruption

No matter what future you see ahead for your finance organization, one thing is sure. If business leaders around you are going to compete in the digital world, they will need to process more information more efficiently, and turn that information into deeper insights faster than ever. It will likely require new technology—and a group of people who are curious and skilled in using it.

Deloitte's original point of view, Crunch time: Finance in a digital worldbased on extensive research with finance executives, including in-depth interviews with CFOs of global businesses—explores the various digital disruptors and may be the quickest way to understand what's in store for finance organizations as they hurtle toward the future.

In the follow-up report, Crunch time, too: CFOs talk off the record about finance in a digital world, 30 CFOs share their unfiltered thoughts and experiences around a broader discussion of finance and what it means to make the digital journey. Deloitte knows that one way to stay abreast of new developments is to join in focused conversations with other finance leaders, across multiple industries and geographies, so this is a good place to start.

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