Why CFO’s are turning to Board for business insight

FSN Executive Briefing

Gary Simon is Group Publisher of FSN Publishing Limited and Managing Editor of FSN Newswire. He is a graduate of London University, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the British Computer Society with more than 27 years’ experience of implementing management and financial reporting systems.

He is the author of four books, many product reviews and whitepapers and as a leading authority on the financial systems market is a popular and independent speaker on market developments. Formerly a partner in Deloitte for more than 16 years, he has led some of the most complex information management assignments for global enterprises in the private and public sector.


Although there is now a steady improvement in the global economy most markets continue to offer only very limited prospects for growth. In these circumstances, businesses are turning increasingly to analytical applications, performance management and business intelligence systems to help them exploit slender opportunities, respond to margin pressure and manage unprecedented market uncertainty and volatility. Agile decision making holds the key to better business results.

Yet despite the pressing need for better tools and techniques it is estimated that nearly 50 percent of large enterprises...