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Margaret Harrist
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Chief financial officers and their teams should leverage predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to get more value out of the huge digital investments their companies are making. 

That’s the view from finance leaders at Accenture, bolstered by the firm’s research: Fully 81% of finance leaders who responded to a recent Accenture survey said that using data to identify new business areas that add value is among their main responsibilities. “The CFOs who step up to manage these opportunities will be the true guardians of the enterprise,” says Christian Campagna, a senior managing director with Accenture Strategy. This article shares more insight from Accenture, along with the finance perspective from Oracle OpenWorld—where five new machine-learning features for Oracle ERP Cloud were announced. 

Margaret Harrist, Oracle Director of Content Strategy
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