Exposing the Myths behind Finance Services and Outsourcing

Within finance organisations, cost reduction has been a constant focus – inherent in the very nature of the function. But many companies are recasting the role of Finance. They are attempting to transform Finance from a backward-looking, number-crunching organization to one that is future-oriented and focused on providing value through deeper analysis and insight. To get a glimpse of how that journey is unfolding, the IBM Institute for Business Value, in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, conducted a survey of 210 senior finance professionals from 45 countries.