Finance in a digital world: It’s crunch time for CFO’s!

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The "Crunch time" series for CFOs

A series on digital technology and transformation in finance

Examine specific digital disruptors and their impacts in our "Crunch time" report series. Whatever your interest, one thing is clear: From cloud computing and robotics to analytics, cognitive technologies, and blockchain, a new class of digital disruptors is transforming how the work of finance gets done.

Latest: Enterprise Business Planning in a connected world

Business planning has made great strides in recent decades, supported by technology that’s grown ever more sophisticated. What if you, as CFO, could combine multiple business planning processes supported by digital tools—resulting in a unified plan with real-time insights? Here’s a new approach that can help make it happen.

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Additional "Crunch time" reports

 

Crunch time I: Finance in digital world

 

Crunch time II: CFOs talk off the record

Deloitte's original point of view, "Crunch time: Finance in a digital world"—based 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.

 

Thirty 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.

Download "Crunch time I: Finance in a digital world"
 
Download "Crunch time II: CFOs talk off the record"

     
   

Crunch time III: CFO's guide to cognitive technology

 

Crunch time IV: Blockchain for Finance

 

"The CFO’s guide to cognitive technology" explores how organizations can deploy emerging cognitive technologies to help create a more efficient, insightful, and controlled Finance function. Included in this guide are a collection of examples based on what technologies we’ve seen companies begin to test and adopt, and our experience working with many Finance organizations.

 

"Blockchain for finance" is a practical guide for finance organizations that want to understand options for blockchain and make effective decisions about moving forward. It features more than a dozen frequently asked questions finance teams can use to make sense of blockchain technology, as well as a high-level roadmap for adoption. It also includes a seven-point checklist for CFOs who are thinking about embarking on the blockchain journey.

 
Download "Crunch time III: CFO's guide to cognitive technology"

 
 
Download "Crunch time IV: Blockchain for Finance"

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Crunch time V: Finance 2025 (our predictions)

 

Crunch time: Algorithmic forecasting
 

 

"Finance 2025" offers eight bold predictions about how finance organizations might evolve over the next several years, becoming better, faster, and probably less expensive. The technologies needed to reimagine finance are here and they will only get better.

 

Algorithmic forecasting is a transparent way to improve the forecasting process, while relieving finance professionals of tedious, repetitive work. The result? More accurate and timely forecasts–and more informed decisions.

 
Read "Crunch time V: Finance 2025"
 
Read "Algorithmic forecasting in a digital world"
 
       
   

Crunch time: Business reporting in a digital world

 

Crunch time: The CFO guide to cloud
 

 

Explore how digital tools like automation, advanced analytics, and machine learning are making both financial and internal management reporting faster, more insightful, and less costly—and the lessons learned along the way.

 

 

Rare is the company that doesn’t have some sort of cloud initiative underway. This guide shares answers to CFOs’ frequently asked questions about cloud investments anywhere in the enterprise, as well as within Finance. Learn about the opportunities and challenges that come with investing in the cloud so you can make more effective cloud decisions.

 
Read “Business reporting in a digital world”
 
Read “The CFO (finance executive) guide to cloud”
 
       
   

Crunch time: Tax in a digital world
 

 

Crunch time: The CFO guide to SAP S/4HANA®

 

When Tax is modernized, it shifts from being mostly a compliance function to a high-value planning and reporting function. Check out this guide that reveals the impact of new data modeling tools and other resources that make it possible to deliver valuable tax insights and implications—in real time.

 

For many CFOs, deciding when and how to implement SAP S/4HANA could be the most significant technology investment choices of their career. It’s a big deal. Check out this guide that explains the benefits of stepping up to the new system and what to consider for a smooth implementation. technology investment choices of their career. It’s a big deal. Check out this guide that explains the benefits of stepping up to the new system and what to consider for a smooth implementation.

 
Read “Tax in a digital world”
 
Read “The CFO guide to SAP S/4HANA®
 
       
   

Crunch time: The CFO guide to transforming finance with Oracle Cloud

 

Crunch time: The finance workforce in a digital world

 

Digital platforms can make finance organizations faster and more effective than ever before. But the devil is in the details. What’s the right digital architecture for your company? When are you ready to begin implementation? How can new technology help you keep pace with expanding business and regulatory requirements—or even meet challenges posed by a global public health crisis? As you consider your options, you’ll want to take a look at Oracle Cloud.

 

The technology coming into Finance is changing what humans do and how they do it, sometimes a lot. But that doesn’t necessarily mean wholesale workforce changes. CFOs need to align today’s Finance talent to the promise of tomorrow’s technologies—while still maintaining a workforce that can fulfill all the company’s basic financial and regulatory requirements. That’s no easy feat. But those who get it right stand to benefit enormously.
 

 
Read “The CFO guide to transforming finance with Oracle Cloud”
 
Read “The finance workforce in a digital world”
 
 
       
   

Crunch time: The CFO guide to data management strategy

 

Crunch time: Revolutionizing enterprise service delivery

 

Faced with the challenge of connecting and analyzing data from multiple sources, you might think you need to overhaul your core technology platforms. A large-scale ERP implementation is one way to handle the problem. But it’s not your only option.

 

Faced with the challenge of promoting growth, efficiency, and agility in the midst of shrinking budgets, many CFOs are taking a fresh look at service delivery models. Cost efficiencies are table stakes. Boosting enterprise resiliency and leveraging digital disruptors are the new frontier.

 
Read “The CFO guide to data management strategy”
 
Read “Revolutionizing enterprise service delivery”
 

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Digital transformation case studies: It’s crunch time for finance

Want to learn more about topics related to finance in a digital world? See how real clients solved emerging finance issues by adopting digital ways of working and thinking. Read the case studies. Whatever your interest, one thing is clear: From cloud computing and robotics to analytics, cognitive technologies, and blockchain, a new class of digital disruptors is transforming how the work of finance gets done.

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