Steering through collaboration: CFOs driving new priorities for the future is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by SAP. The report explores how collaboration between finance and other business functions is enabling CFOs to execute their strategic mandate. The research presents priority activities through which CFOs can steer the business in a rapidly changing environment to achieve more efficient financial processes, accurate forecasts and integrated risk management.
The analysis is based on a global survey of 800 senior finance executives conducted between August and October 2018. Of these, 400 represent companies with annual revenue of at least US $500m. Respondents were drawn from four regions, with 200 each from North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific. A minimum of 50 respondents each were secured for the US, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Germany, Spain, the UK and Ireland, Japan, India, South-east Asia (comprising Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam), and Australia and New Zealand.
The regional analysis and country case studies will be published in January 2019.