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Four Reasons Why Finance is Excited about the Future

Discover just how much finance's role and influence are expanding by reading the recent CFO Research survey.

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Executive Summary

Discover the four reasons the digital ecomony is significantly changing the role of finance executives. 


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New CFO Research fact sheet hightlights

CFOs think better use of sophisticated technology lies at the heart of their efforts to improve performance. 

The Value of Collaboration 

Finance is taking on an increasing responsability and control for a wide range of activities, serving as the central touchpoint for enterprise performance management.

Master of Big Data

Three reasons Finance needs to take advantage of digitalization.


Explore the hottest topics in finance


Holistic Risk Management Research by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Companies that align risk management with their overall strategy perform better. Learn more in the ‘Holistic Risk Management’ research report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Do you have an accurate real-time view of cash flow?

Read the CFO Research report, ”Next-Generation Needs for Cash Management,” to see how your treasury department stacks up when it comes to the speed and accuracy of cash flow transparency, reporting, and forecasting. 

Impact of Technology on the Finance Function

Technology is having a fundamental impact on the role of the CFO. As a result, a company's expectations of the CFO are changing. North America SAP CFO Arlen Shenkman talks about the need to embrace technology to deliver value.


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Rapid innovation, the cloud, and rising customer expectations are transforming the role of the CFO from steward to strategist. SAP Service and Support can help smooth the transition and maximise the true value of your financial management solutions. We have 30,000+ trained and certified consultants who can draw on 40 years of experience with hundreds of thousands of customers – and they’re eager to help. It’s the easiest way for you to get the end-to-end solutions you need to achieve your most important business outcomes and stay competitive. 

We’ve recently refined the way we engage with customers, to make it even easier for you to drive transformation and simplify your business. Whether you want to speed up implementation, move to the cloud, customise your solution, optimise IT, or do something completely different – the SAP Service and Support team is here to make it happen.


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Develop a road map to maximum business value – and make your projections a reality


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