Will digitalisation make corporate performance management staff redundant?

20.11.2017
Review by WHU and Corporate Planning on the future of the Controller

Digitalisation is going to bring radical changes to corporate performance management. In the coming years, corporate performance management staff will be facing eight central challenges. Automated processes will result in vast amounts of data being delivered, the quality of which will need to be validated and reinterpreted. In this review, Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer and Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Weber, the Directors of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC) of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, describe the manner in which these developments are set to influence the job specification and the required thought patterns and skills of the controller. The review is only available in German.

Read the review here.