Month: June 2020

Is now the time to cancel your Digital Programmes? Part 1

Programme assessments can help CFO’s rapidly shape the tactical “new normal” and make informed decisions about their programme’s future. 

As we head further into the new normal, many CFOs’ will be left facing a financial shortfall, scarce resources and conflicting priorities which require them to make difficult decisions about whether to proceed with their planned digital transformation programmes. Organisations with a mature digital operating model pre-COVID may have been able to adapt and survive more easily than those with without but either way, CFO’s will be under pressure to invest in tactical digital programmes which help sustain the survival and move an organisation to the new normal. Time and cost already invested, business and investor expectations and commitments made, can make it challenging to reach the right conclusion in a short space of time.

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Unhappy partner – the project risk controllers must fix

In our third article of this series, we look at the risk around software and vendor selection. What risk needs managing when buying an external SaaS product into your finance team?

Generation CFO’s recent research into the impact of coronavirus on business in the UK, found that “implementing cost control” was the second-highest priority for CFOs.  75% of respondents stated that cost control was “critical” or “very important” to their immediate goals and actions.

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Data, data everywhere … but can I trust it?

I love data and sharing it with anyone that’s interested, or better yet curious. But, as they say in the movies, “with great power comes great responsibility”.

If we’re giving people the chance to view their data in new ways, in ways they didn’t realise they ever could, we need to make sure that what we’re opening up is well structured so they can dig about, but also the data must be accurate.

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