From Transaction Processing to Analytics

Published On:
May 22, 2017
Authored By:
Mary Driscoll
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For years, CFOs have talked about the importance of moving finance out of the transaction processing business and toward a more strategic role. Obviously, the transaction work still has to get done, but nothing wastes intellectual talent like an army of accountants spending most of their time opening envelopes, stamping invoices, and typing in data. Labor absorbs more cost than any other part of the finance budget, making this literally a million-dollar question: How can a CFO maximize the use of every finance team member’s time and talents? This article addresses that question.