Finance is maturing from a traditionally siloed department of number-crunchers to a strategic and respected adviser to the business. To get there, however, finance needs to leave their manual processes and spreadsheets behind and put modern technology to strategic use. According to recent Adaptive Insights research, 77% of CFOs report that they’ve delayed major business decisions because they lack access to timely data. In today’s fast paced business climate, success could depend on how hard finance leaders work to automate time-consuming manual tasks; move to cloud technologies; and employ better reporting, analytics, and dashboarding technologies. Business speed and agility can now make the difference for a business to be successful or not, and this shift is becoming more prevalent. Innovative finance teams are abandoning spreadsheets in favor of automated, modern solutions that are attainable and accessible.