So your boss is the CFO? This blog\u2019s for you, too. This month\u2019s CFO magazine carries a story called In the Fast Lane, suggesting CFOs may be hot to update something near and dear to their hearts. \u201cWhile most companies have modernized, digitized, and otherwise Webified their transactional systems,\u201d CFO observes, \u201cthe [budget and planning] process remains frozen in time.\u201d The magazine quotes a Ventana Research survey of U.S. companies with 1,000 or more employees, which found that \u201c71 percent of the respondents intend to make significant changes in their budgeting and planning in the next two years. For many, those changes will involve deploying dedicated Web-based B&P systems.\u201d \n\n\n\nThe biggest roadblock probably won\u2019t be selecting a vendor (likely candidates being Hyperion, Cognos, FRx, Geac, and SAS Institute) or getting the thing set up (after all, that\u2019s your job), but \u201cconvincing staffers to give up their beloved spreadsheets,\u201d as CFO puts it. You can score big there, too, if you have some strategies for helping to get user buy-in. \n\n\n\nTo get learned on the topic, check out How to Win Friends and Influence Users from the CIO magazine archives, and Time to Change from the current issue.