Financial Planning & Analysis Technology
1. The ability of our organization to accurately plan is increasingly dependent on our capability to analyze growing quantities of structured or unstructured data.

Please select the response that best reflects your view of the statements made:
2. We would like to plan “on-demand” when required vs. purely on a periodic basis.
3. Our organization would like to increase the level of detail in the data used in financial planning but are unable to because of technology performance limitations such as excessive wait times or system hangs.
4. The finance team would like to improve the flow and usability of the information to the Lines of Business (LOBs) to more directly engage them in planning processes.
5. In order to efficiently monitor our organization’s performance in “real-time”, our management carries or wants to carry mobile devices such as iPads or other tablets to access key metrics and take action on the fly.
6. In-memory computing can quickly process large volumes of a variety of data. The use of Big Data and in-memory computing for financial planning and performance management will increase significantly in our organization in the next one to three years.
7. The use of iPads and other tablets for certain financial planning, budgeting, forecasting & performance management processes will increase significantly in the next one to three years.
8. Cloud-based applications can help our organization reduce the costs and time needed to deploy tools that facilitate quicker analysis and planning from the lines of business.
9. What type of tablet technology is used within your organization?

The next five questions ask for views on how technology is changing business processes:
10. Which of the following would help your organization improve planning and performance management (Check all that apply)
11. Our organization’s current propensity towards cloud-based finance applications is best described as we: (Check the most applicable answer)
12. Our organization’s current propensity towards using Big Data for planning and performance management is best described as we: (Check the most applicable answer)
13. Our organization’s current propensity towards mobile applications for Finance is best described as we: (Check the most applicable answer)
14. Our Senior management’s use of iPads and other tablets for planning and performance management is:
A. Currently?B. Expected to be within three years?
None
Some but less than 10%
Between 10% and 20%
Between 20% and 40%
Between 40% and 60%
Between 60% and 80%
Between 80% and 100%
15. Our middle management’s use of iPads and other tablets for planning and performance management is:
A. Currently?B. Expected to be within three years?
None
Some but less than 10%
Between 10% and 20%
Between 20% and 40%
Between 40% and 60%
Between 60% and 80%
Between 80% and 100%
16. Quicker access to the right information would: (Check all that apply)
17. In your opinion, the main ways that financial planning and analysis can benefit from the shift to mobile computing are?
18. In your opinion, the main ways that financial planning and analysis can benefit from the shift to in-memory computing to address Big Data are?
19. What is your company/organization's size in terms of annual revenue?
20. Which industry sector best describes your company/organization?
21. In which geographic region is your company/organization based?
22. What is your job title?
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