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Survey: Financial Execs Seek Competitive, Business Intelligence

August 24 2012

Financial executives placed improving business and competitive intelligence capabilities and shared serves governance as top priorities, according to a survey from Protiviti Inc., the business consulting and internal audit business of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

Competitive intelligence (competitors, suppliers, regulatory environment, geopolitical climate, etc.) ranked as the top area of focus for financial executives, with business intelligence (operations reporting) and executive dashboards tied for second.

"A robust competitive intelligence capability enables companies to scrutinize the external landscape continually for information that decision-makers need to identify new growth opportunities and minimize and/or avoid strategic risks," said James Pajakowski, executive vice president of global risk solutions for Protiviti.

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