Ventana Research has released its newest benchmark research, into business and technological transformations in the Office of Finance. This research investigated the extent to which CFOs and finance departments are moving to a more strategic role in management of the company through use of technology. It also found the directions and rate of adoption of next-generation technologies that enable Finance to gain strategic insights on processes of importance to them and the entire organization. And it examined the efficiency and effectiveness of critical finance processes including accounting, consolidation, budgeting, planning, reporting, tax, treasury and other functions of the CFO.