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周礼键首席科技投资官:2014年,BI是CFO顶级

发布时间:2015-09-17    

周礼键首席科技投资官:2014年,BI是CFO顶级科技投资区

English Version:

Gartner Says Business Intelligence/Analytics Is Top Area for CFO Technology Investment Through 2014

Gartner and FEI Announce 2013 Gartner Financial Executives International CFO Technology Study


Business intelligence (BI)/analytics investment will address many technology gaps for the CFO, according to a joint study by Gartner, Inc., and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), the research affiliate of Financial Executives International (FEI). The study shows that 15 of the top 19 business processes that CFOs have identified as requiring improved technology support are largely addressed by BI, analytics and performance management technologies.

"Responses to the 2013 Gartner Financial Executives International (FEI) CFO Technology Study are consistent with prior years, with the emphasis on business intelligence/analytics and business applications as the top areas for investment and focus," said John van Decker, Gartner research vice president. "With over 20 areas of choices, all of the top 12 that were chosen by CFOs can be addressed and/or improved with investments in BI and analytics."

The survey results showed that the top business process area that needs technology investment is to facilitate analysis and decision making (59 percent, up from 57 percent in 2012), followed by the ongoing monitoring of business performance (50 percent), and then collaboration and knowledge management (45 percent, down from 52 percent in 2012). 

These results are consistent with those of the last five years, which show that organizations are still struggling to make progress with BI and analytics.  Many IT organizations have made initial investments, but these tend to be tactically focused and don't address the more fundamental issues of data quality and consistency, which require CFOs and finance teams to work closely with BI specialists in IT.

From an enterprise perspective, BI and business applications continue to dominate the CFO's IT investment desires, although they are somewhat behind where they were in 2012. Gartner believes that this is due to the increasing importance of nexus technologies, as those selections have increased significantly in 2013.

"The survey findings would seem to suggest that the CFO prioritizes business applications higher than the CIO does," said Bill Sinnett, senior director, research at FERF. "If the CIO does not understand this, then there's a chance the CFO will sponsor his or her own initiatives, and not coordinate them with the IT organization. This demonstrates the trend that BI is becoming less of a CIO responsibility and more of a CFO and line-of-business responsibility."

Corporate performance management (CPM) projects are the highest on the CFO's BI initiatives list, according to the survey. The top four priorities in this area are addressed by CPM suites, including performance scorecard; budgeting, planning and forecast; financial consolidation; and profitability management. 

The survey also found that CFOs' understanding of the Nexus of Forces is impacting CFO investment priorities. Enterprises are being challenged to adapt as the nexus of social, mobile, cloud and information and the data that results from their adoption expand exponentially. Social scored low in terms of technology initiatives, but mobile, cloud (including software as a service [SaaS]) and information are priorities. 

"CFOs have a strong interest in cloud and mobile technologies. SaaS (and cloud-based delivery) is starting to affect business applications. Many CFOs use mobile devices and would be interested in getting access to key business information using these tools," said Mr. Van Decker.  "CIOs should use this interest to show how wider investments in cloud and mobile technology could deliver benefits across the organization."

Although these nexus capabilities will be a concern more in 2014 and beyond, IT organizations must communicate how more-effective business platforms can be leveraged to deliver better architectures for business applications that are "top of mind" for the CFO. For example, it would be sensible to include the CFO in mobile device deployment to allow him or her to access finance information and analytics.  At the same time, CFOs are clearly skeptical about the potential of social technologies, so any investments in this area must be clearly related to business strategies and realizable benefits.

"The CFO's influence over IT is consistent and, in many organizations, is growing. We have seen in the study that a large percentage of CFOs own the IT function. This year's responses show that 39 percent of IT organizations currently report to the CFO," said Mr. Van Decker. "This high level of reporting to the CFO demonstrates the need for companies to ensure that their CFOs are educated in technology, and underscores just how critical it is that CIOs and CFOs have a common understanding of how to leverage enterprise technology."

中文版:

Gartner表示,2014年商业智能/分析是CFO顶级科技投资区

Gartner和FEI宣布2013 Gartner国际财务执行官组织CFO技术研究

根据Gartner公司和财务执行官研究基金会(FERF),国际财务执行官组织(FEI)附属研究机构的一项联合研究结果,商业智能(BI)/分析技术将为CFO们填补很多技术方面的空白。研究表明,在CFO们认为改善技术支持要求的前19个业务流程中,有15项主要是由商业智能、分析和绩效管理技术解决的。

Gartner研究副总裁John van Decker表示:“这些研究结果与往年基本一致,强调商业智能/分析以及商业应用是投资和关注的重点领域。在超过20个区域选择中,在CFO们选择出来的前12个都是可以通过在商业智能和分析方面的投资解决以及/或者改善的。”

这项研究结果显示,需要技术投资的前几项业务流程领域分别是,便于分析和决策制订(59%,2012年是57%),其次是对业务表现的持续追踪(50%),接下来是协作和知识管理(45%,2012年是52%,有所减少)。

这些结果与过去五年的研究基本一致,说明企业机构仍然在使用商业智能和分析制订业务流程方面备受困扰。很多IT企业机构已经在这些方面进行了初步投资,但是往往只是在做表面功夫,而没有从根本上解决数据质量与一致性的问题,这些都是要求CFO和财务团队在IT领域能够紧密的与商业智能技术人员合作。

从企业的角度来看,商业智能和业务应用继续在CFO的IT投资期望中占主导地位,尽管在某些程度上弱于2012年。Gartner认为,这是因为很多承接性技术的重要性越来越明显,而且在2013年可选择的技术也越来越多。

研究显示,CFO给业务应用设定的优先级要高于CIO设定的水平。如果CIO不了解这些,那么CFO会自己去支持他或她自己的项目,不给IT部门共同合作的机会。这也表明了商业智能所带来的责任正在从CIO转移到CFO、更多地与业务挂钩的趋势。

据调查,企业绩效管理(CPM)项目在CFO们商业智能项目列表上位列第一。这一领域的四大重点是通过企业绩效管理(CPM)套件,包括绩效记分卡;预算,规划和预测;财务整合以及盈利能力管理。

调查还发现,CFO对于Gartner提出的IT商业新理念“Nexus of Forces”的理解正在影响着他们的投资优先级。企业面临着适应社交、移动、云和信息这些新力量的挑战,而且从中所产生的数据正呈现几何级增长。在技术方面,社交的排名相对靠后,但移动、云(包括软件即服务)和信息比较靠前。

CFO们对于云和移动技术有着强烈的兴趣,而SaaS也正在开始影响着企业业务应用。很多CFO们使用移动BYOD,并且对使用这些工具访问关键业务信息很感兴趣。CIO们应该利用这个机会,展示在云和移动技术方面进行的更多投资是如何为企业机构带来价值的。

尽管在2014年及以后,BI都将是人们更加关注的焦点,但是企业IT部门必须了解如何利用更高效的业务平台为业务应用提供更好的架构,这也是CFO们首要考虑的问题。例如,让CFO们能够利用移动设备访问财务信息和分析结果,这一点可能是很敏感的。与此同时,CFO显然会质疑社交技术可能带来的好处,因此在这个领域的投资必须要同业务策略和变现收益明确相关联。

CFO们对企业IT的影响是持续的。在很多企业中,这个影响程度将越来越显著的。从研究中已经可以看到,很多CFO甚至扮演着IT决策者的角色。今年的调查结果显示,39%的企业CIO目前是向CFO汇报的。这表明了企业需要确保他们的CFO是了解技术的,同时也更加突出了CIO和CFO在如何利用企业级技术方面应达成共识的重要性。”