Recent Release | 02 Sep 2022

Becoming More Efficient – How finance and IT are leading the way

Thought Leadership Team

Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics and SAP Concur surveyed 1,700 finance and IT executives about how they are making their functions more efficient.

Finance and IT executives are under pressure to accomplish more tasks in the same amount of time. Rising inflation, recession fears, lingering and resurfacing impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, demands to increase sustainability, and finance and IT executives’ growing importance in setting overall company strategy are forcing them to increase the efficiency with which their departments tackle every task, from setting broad strategic goals to the minor details of implementation.

To better understand what the most successful finance and IT executives are doing to lead their organizations forward, Oxford Economics and SAP Concur surveyed 1,700 finance (60% of the survey sample) and IT (40%) executives worldwide at organizations with more than 1,000 employees.

About the team

Our Thought Leadership team produces original, evidence-based research made accessible to decision-makers and opinion leaders. Principals for this project included:

Ben Wright

Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

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Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

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Ben Wright supports global research studies for the Thought Leadership group. A member of the team since 2014, Ben has developed and supported projects on subjects including cloud computing, workforce development, risk management, and the future of money.

As a New York-based Associate Editor, Ben is involved in all aspects of the research process, from development and research of proposals, to survey drafting and analysis, to publicizing deliverables through social media and infographics. Ben’s experience in both design and writing allows him to work seamlessly between the two realms to communicate Oxford Economics’ research and expertise in the clearest and most effective manner.

Ben graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in industrial design and a minor in creative writing. He has served as a copy editor for SCAD’s student newspaper, Mental Floss magazine, and Elmore magazine, as well as interning at Columbia University Press. Ben is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at Hunter College.

Seth Greene

Managing Editor, Thought Leadership

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Managing Editor, Thought Leadership

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