Today and looking forward, successful businesses will be those that will be able to properly define their strategy and long-term plan, supported by medium and short term measures aimed at implementing the strategy and enabling the organization to achieve its vision and mission. Businesses need to overcome a number of challenges, like: enabling digital transformation, driving down operating costs, increasing revenue and profits, managing talent shortages, dealing with regulatory burdens, cyber security risks and many others.

Finance Functions are in the right position to support businesses in achieving their objectives and overcoming the challenges, but in order to do that, they need to be onestep ahead in terms of efficiency of processes, quality of the people and the level of embedded automation in day-to-day activity.