Your management information: Hindsight or insight?

August 2007
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Corporate performance management: Your management information: Hindsight or insight?

At a glance

In February 2007 CFO Europe conducted a survey, sponsored by PwC, of senior finance executives to better understand the quality of information available to executives; and to what extent, in practice, management information (MI) drives decision making.

Initial findings from a CFO Europe survey sponsored by PwC

In February 2007 CFO Europe conducted a survey, sponsored by PwC, of senior finance executives to better understand the quality of information available to executives; and to what extent, in practice, management information (MI) drives decision making.

Until recently, the debate regarding MI has centred around the technology and data, but little attention was paid to whether or not MI produced action; and if not, why not.

Over 200 senior finance executives responded, most likely because, as the survey shows, providing decision support is at the top of their agenda for the coming year and they believe it is key to becoming a valued business partner.