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Evolve as a finance leader. Become a digital CFO.

Discover how you can evolve into a digitally savvy expert in financial storytelling. Confidently lead your organisation through market change.

Why you should join the digital evolution of financial leadership

As a finance leader, your organisation looks to you to steer them through market change, uncertainty, and unpredictable situation. With the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19, you will need to stay ahead of new working methods. Equipping yourself with accurate, relevant, and reliable insights gives you the information you need to drive impactful business strategies.

Finance leaders say cloud is the future

91% of finance leaders say that investing in cloud-based financial systems is vital if they are to reinvent their roles, meet shareholder expectations, and achieve sustainable success.
89% of businesses using non-cloud-based finance systems intend to shift their operations to a cloud-based solution within the next 12 months.
85% of finance leaders believe AI-powered cloud financial management solutions will positively impact the quality of their finance teams’ work in the future.

What is a digital CFO?

A digital CFO is a finance leader who understands the need to transition from a corporate number-cruncher to a strategic storyteller. As a forward-thinking leader, you know how crucial it is to adapt to meet new customer needs and business operations. You are a visionary who has recently switched or is currently switching to cloud-based solutions. These allow tasks to be done more accurately and therefore,  provide more secure, efficient, and safer ways of working.

Welcome to the era of The Digital CFO

You may have found yourself as one of the number of finance leaders in South Africa, riding the tech wave through uncertain economic waters. Sage has identified a need to connect with the finance community and share insights during times of significant change. The Digital CFO Research Report will give you a better understanding of the skills you will need for new ways of working.

Download our research for original insights  into the evolution of the CFO.

Here is what you can expect to learn from the research report:

  • Reinventing the finance leadership role
  • Understanding the evolution of financial leadership
  • Transforming data into actionable insights
  • Digital empowerment through the democratisation of data
  • The adoption of cloud-based systems

You will learn how those who lead their teams continue to thrive and stay ahead of change.

The evolution from CFO 1.0 to The Digital CFO

Over the past couple of years, Sage has introduced CFOs to advanced ways of working and solutions that enhance productivity. Through research reports, we have provided finance leaders information that they can turn into, strategies and insights. Steer your business into exponential growth.

CFO 3.0. The visionary

We’re entering a new era where artificial intelligence and machine learning brings us to a new phase of finance. 

  • You use data and emerging technology to create a vision of the future of the business, and may well be in the driving seat of transformation. 
  • Instead of simply using a rear-view mirror, you’re using data and predictive analytics to look ahead and plot a new direction.  
  • In 75% of businesses, it’s the CEO who drives the overall strategy, with vital input, insight, and direction from the CFO and CIO. This suggests that digital transformation is no longer the sole responsibility of the CIO and is central to business strategy

CFO 2.0. The real-time analyst

You have modern financial tools to automate your finance function. You’re able to help the business strategically.

  • You use real-time data and dashboards to provide the support and analysis needed to help a business improve operational and management performance.
  • You add the “why” to what happened, helping the organisation use data to gain strategic insights. 
  • 64% of CFOs spend more time analysing data than they do gathering and processing it.

CFO 1.0. The historian

You’re at the start of your digital journey, and looking backwards into the rear-view mirror.

  • As a strong individual with high financial acumen, you’re a historian of past performance.
  • Your role reflects the traditional view of the finance professional as a historian of company financial data and past performance.
  • 12% of senior finance decision makers say they struggle to adapt to their new roles and responsibilities that have evolved over the past 2 years.

The future starts now: Do more and achieve more with Sage Intacct

As a digital CFO, it’s time to ditch old ways of working. Stay efficient, profitable, and deliver exceptional customer service with Sage Intacct.

  • Scale your company: Make a greater impact, keep your customers happy, and tap into profitable operations with a cloud-based accounting software.
  • Automation built to give you peace of mind: Don’t get weighed down by tedious manual  processes. Sage Intacct can save you time with a seamless, unified workflow that you can customise, just the way you like it.
  • Fewer errors, more valuable time: Focus on scaling your business and let Sage Intacct take care of the rest.
  • Get a front row seat to seeing your business succeed: Make smarter  decisions faster.  Tap into visual dashboards and flexible reporting that give a real-time of your business.
  • Insights that avoid costly oversights: Sage Intacct gives you great insights so you can go from good to great with every project.

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