To better understand how enterprises are reshaping their finance organizations to address key challenges, meet end-state objectives and improve enterprise value, the IBM Institute for Business Value, in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, surveyed 210 senior finance professionals from 45 countries. The participants, who represent organizations from a wide range of industries company sizes, were predominately (82 percent) senior finance professionals with titles of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Deputy CFO, Senior VP of Finance, Finance Director or Controller. The balance represented senior management, business unit leaders or country directors (see the Appendix for study demographics). In addition to the survey, the research team conducted several interviews with representatives of leading companies across the globe to obtain additional perspectives.
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