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Infographic: Pushing the frontiers



A visual summary of how CFOs are accelerating performance from IBM's latest CFO study

Chris Gattenio on why efficiency is key to agility

Learn why some CFOs have generated more profit than other high-performing peers in this interview with the vice president of IBM's Finance and Administration practice.

The new CFO: Chief Future Officer

Chief future officerFinance is the corporation’s original information management function – managing costs, monitoring the broader economy, steering the firm's investments. And today a new breed of CFO is going further: using a greater variety of data, along with advanced analytics, to prepare for change, uncover opportunity and capitalize on both.

Infographic: CFOs who embrace analytics accelerate performance

CFOs who embrace analytics accelerate performance infographic

CFOs who excel at both using analytics for business insight and driving finance efficiency continue to outperform their peers across all phases of the economic cycle.

Infographic: Insurance Fraud and Analytics

Fraud schemes are becoming more complex and difficult to identify, but analytics is key to fighting it

WSJ: CFOs Say Their Role Getting Broader, More Important: Survey

News about IBM's latest CFO study

Research and Insights

CFO Insights from the 2013 Global C-suite Study

In the CFO Insights from the IBM Global C-suite Study, IBM's Institute for Business Value focuses on the perspectives of the 576 CFOs interviewed. They have unearthed a small subset of "Performance Accelerators" who do better than their peers and this new report explores the key traits they possess. It looks, in particular, at what they’re doing to become more efficient, more forward-looking and more proficient at creating profitable growth.

IBM Global C-suite Study: The Customer-activated Enterprise

The IBM C-suite Study is a result of analyzing our conversations with 4,183 leaders in 70 countries. We spoke with a cross-section of C-suite executives in more than 20 industries. This Study offers insight into how these leaders view the world, their priorities and how they are preparing for the future.

Financial Executives: Survey on Cyber Security and Business Continuity

Independent research sponsored by IBM

The New CFO: Accelerating performance

As the CFO role evolves to meet today's challenges, a focus on innovation and transformation is essential.

Mastering Risk with Business Forecasting View PDF (854KB, 16 pages)

Why we need to manage risk in a different way than we manage short term error

CFO Analytics: Linking Numbers and Narratives View PDF (1.22MB, 14 pages)

Analytics for CFOs correlates quantitative reports with qualitative analysis.


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Omnicom Group masters its money with business analytics View

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Applying analytics to achieve breakthrough results at ANCAP View

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Radical transformation lets Unilever Europe focus on growth and winning in the marketplace View

With operations in over 100 countries, Unilever sought to combine its financialmore and operational systems into one, unified system. less


Finance Healthcheck : The CFO as a catalyst for enterprise transformation View PDF (65KB, 2 pages)

The Finance Healthcheck can help your organization more determine where expectation versus execution gaps exist and how you can move forward to close them. less

IBM Global Financing and the CFO View PDF (299KB, 2 pages)

IBM Global Financing can help CFOs acquire the IT solutions they need more including: analytics, social, mobile and cloud technologies in the most cost-effective and strategic way possible. less

Target operating model accelerator View PDF (455KB, 2 pages)

Achieving value and growth through operations strategy

Finance transformation strategy

Improve core finance functions, including transaction processing, control/risk and decision support/performance management activities

Business Analytics Experience Workshops

Redefine your organization’s performance potential

IBM Business Analytics and Optimization Jumpstart

Share information across the organization easily and cost effectively and capitalize on insights from diverse information sources.

Performance Management Diagnostic

Identifies gaps in execution that can be addressed through a better performance management framework, helping to get the right information, to the right person, and the right time

Cloud-enabled business model accelerator

Assessing your opportunities and defining the roadmap

Talent management assessment

Talent management can be a defining factor that determines how and when you outpace the competition and accomplish critical business objectives.

Risk analytics

IBM risk analytics solutions enable the world’s most successful companies to make risk-aware decisions through smarter enterprise risk management programs and methodologies - driving business performance and better outcomes.

Disclosure management and financial close

Financial reporting and process automation

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