The finance function—once focused mostly on reporting, compliance, and control—is in a promising position to lead future enterprise growth. By training finance’s analytical insights on the future, business enterprises stand to make significant improvement in their business performance, through data-driven strategy, performance management, operational excellence, and digital transformation.
However, in many finance functions, the digital future remains a long way off. More than three-quarters of respondents to a Harvard Business Review–Analytic Services pulse survey say they’re still relying to a large extent on labor-intensive manual processes to collect and use all the data that is needed in a decision-ready format.
On July 13, in a live, interactive webinar, Alex Clemente of HBR-AS will share some results of this survey about finance’s role in building the data-driven enterprise. He will then join three experts to explore how the finance function can become more data-driven: John Hugo, Vice President of Financials Products and Go to Market at Workday, Matt Schwenderman, Emerging ERP Solutions Finance Transformation Leader at Deloitte, and Frank Di Liso, Vice President of Finance & Admin at the TMX Group Limited (Toronto Stock Exchange). They will share their perspectives on the evolved role of finance on the data and analytics maturity curve and will discuss:
- How clearly defined data and analytics strategy can create a decision-ready organization
- How finance can accelerate its data and analytics maturity journey
- How leading organizations are moving the finance function to a data-centric future
- The investments in technology, skills, process mapping and cultural changes needed to create a data-ready organization
CEOs and boards are increasingly looking to the office of the CFO to guide their digital transformation strategies. Is your finance function up to the task?
For insights on how to accelerate your finance department’s data and analytics journey, join John Hugo, Matt Schwenderman, Frank Di Liso, and Alex Clemente on July 13 for this HBR-AS webinar on finance’s role in the data-driven enterprise.