Having the ability to make genuine data-driven decisions that drive enterprise-wide innovation is a destination that all CFOs long for. The journey to achieve this ideal situation is difficult, but worth it. A finance leader who can accurately report on the financial position of their organization with great detail and insight on a timely basis is completely empowered and ready for the future. While this sounds great, it is important for finance professionals to understand what it takes to get to this place. Most times companies need a technology tune-up where new tools and processes are introduced that can handle all of the data the organization generates.