Siloed and finance operations manually are going to start the test and in some cases, affecting three evolving technologies which can offer a single view of corporate data in real time. Even it is affecting the automating difficult business processes.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbot technology and Blockchain are not really understood but they are available for the proof of concept testing and limited production rollouts in finance departments in all firms. The sooner the firms start testing three technologies, the better development they will be to move into the production when the technologies have got ready fully.
Steven Ehrenhalt, a principal analyst with Deloitte Consulting LLP, said via email that,
The startup company is likely to use the cloud-based technology and the other finance applications and tools and likely to configure in accessing the data for real-time. So, the startup company is not likely to install the internal ERP model system in the company.
The routine requests and the questions will be managed by negotiating with the chatbots, digital assistants. Digital assistants will help in managing the frequently asked questions like providing information on accounts.
There are some advances provided by the new technologies are improved response from the finance department, finance cycle changes, and touch-less transactions.
A key advantage is the data integrity which an immutable blockchain environment can afford. Business processes are optimized by the blockchain ledger which can increase the volume of transactions only by allowing for greater visibility into the process. Deloitte explained,
In general, the barriers to possessing serious-time corporate information and facts and deep insights now are tied extra to legacy techniques in mature enterprises. But more recent businesses have far more choices and are additional possible to experiment.
Ehrenhalt, principal analyst at Deloitte said that the steps to be prepared to recognize the change. He also said that CRO should possess the clear view of how financing needs to support the business success and building capabilities of the company, governing key technologies across the finance department, identifying the critical gaps and recognizing the financing leaders may get more leading employees with skills, determining the cultural changes which are required to the company etc.
By looking at other business how they are using the new technology, can note of what automation can deliver in the company.