From the Inside Flap
From complexity to simplicity - that's where the CFOs of today's world-class companies are headed. Propelled by globalization and new technology, and recent accounting scandals the CFO's role is shifting dramatically, from that of numbers interpreter to business integrator.
What demands will CFOs face now - and in the future?
* Mastering enterprise-wide integration tools
* Extracting ROI from technology investments
* Streamlining finance processes still further
* Improving analytics and decision support
* Managing outsourcing and external alliances
* Ensuring rigorous reporting and transparency
The CFO as Business Integrator addresses all these challenges - and more. It offers timely, practical advice and solutions for reshaping your finance function to exploit real-time information sharing, sophisticated decision support, and true globalization. The book features CFO interviews, original research, case studies, and action plans for creating proactive, value-adding finance initiatives.
From the Back Cover
"We look to globally share our information on brands, knowledge, consumer insights...What we need now is outstanding decision-support tools, built around our structured database...We need an analytical environment which will fuel our growth, not just cut our costs." GARY FAYARD, CFO, THE COCA COLA COMPANY
"What differentiates success in this industry is the ability to execute. This, coupled with our installed infrastructure represents our competitive advantage. More and more, we are being asked to build total solutions." JIM DALEY, CFO, EDS
"Our mantra in finance: driving superior performance and being more proactive. What, exactly, does this means? Driving functional excellence, setting standards, and developing KPIs for risk management and decision support. Our priorities in finance? Playing our part in developing our global business approach." WOLFGANG REICHENBERGER, CFO, NESTLE
Today, the CFO's role has moved beyond that of understanding and harnessing the awesome resources of eBusiness to proactively integrating those resources - across business functions, alliance partners, and geographic boundaries to create a truly global company. The CFO as Business Integrator is a practical, results-driven guide to reaping the benefits of new integration technology and shaping a new, forward-driving finance agenda around the financial supply chain, managed services, and advanced analytics and decision-support.