Accelerating Finance Functions in the Life Sciences Sector with SAP S/4HANA

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  1. How Shared Services Can Assist Finance Processes

    Learn the software tools that can support shared service operating models. Identify which finance business processes could be redeployed or redesigned to work more effectively in a shared services environment, as supported by the SAP Shared Service Framework for Finance. Key Concept The shared service model enables companies to be efficient, transparent, and agile. Because…...…

  2. SAP Central Finance

    For companies looking to reimagine their business models for greater operating efficiency, better customer service, and improved financial performance, unifying their enterprise finance model can be a game changer. SAP S/4HANA innovations such as SAP Central Finance make this possible, according to two SAP advisors. In this thorough breakdown, which explains other innovations within SAP…

  3. What Business Users Can Expect from the New Functionality in SAP S/4HANA Finance

    As SAP customers start to adopt SAP S/4HANA Finance, they want to know how the new solution differs from their current SAP ECC implementation and what new capabilities it presents. This article will help to illuminate how these SAP S/4HANA Finance innovations provide business users more efficiency and automation, which in turn allows finance and…

  4. Prepare Your Landscape for the Migration to SAP S/4HANA Finance

    Whether you are already implementing SAP S/4HANA Finance or you are still in the evaluation stage, you need to learn about the architecture considerations before making the move to better prepare your current SAP ERP system for the migration. Sonam Pawar, A speaker at the upcoming SAP Financials 2016 conference in Singapore, answered questions on…...…

  5. Spotlight: How Mobile Technologies and Analytics Can Streamline Finance Processes

    /MobileAt the Financials 2013 conference in Las Vegas, the topics of mobility and predictive analytics were referred to often in the keynote presentations and in several sessions. To learn more about how finance managers can use these technologies to improve their business processes, I asked Carsten Hilker, solution manager at SAP Labs, to answer some…...…

  6. 5 Areas for Future-Proofing Your Corporate Finance Processes

    Companies understand the critical importance of having full and central control over their finance processes. Yet this is an increasingly challenging proposition, especially for treasurers of large corporations that have many subsidiaries. This article examines five key areas that CFOs can leverage to future-proof corporate finance in the age of big data and fast access…

  7. A Holistic Approach to Implementing Central Finance

    Learn tips to help you prepare for a Central Finance implementation project. Central Finance is aimed at reducing the cost of adoption of SAP S/4HANA Finance for organizations having heterogeneous landscapes (multiple SAP ERP or non-SAP systems). With Central Finance, these organizations no longer have to upgrade all the systems to have SAP S/4HANA Finance…....…

  8. SAP S/4HANA Finance: What’s in a Name?

    SAP S/4HANA Finance has received much attention since it was announced at SapphireNOW in 2014 under the name SAP Simple Finance. In 2015, SAP Simple Finance was renamed to SAP S/4HANA Finance. This article defines the scope of the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution, as well as how the innovations built on SAP HANA fit into…...…

  9. Accelerate Your Finance Shared Services Transformation and Centralized Reporting

    New features have been introduced in SAP S/4HANA 1709 that enable enterprises to leverage the benefits of shared services for certain financial processes along with added reporting flexibilities. In this blog, I provide a quick overview of the innovations in SAP S/4HANA 1709 along with some key considerations and limitations while implementing them. I focus…

  10. SAP S/4HANA Finance: What’s in a Name?

    Finance is currently at the forefront of technology innovations within SAP. By being the first line of business to re-architect the core finance and controlling capabilities to leverage the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA, finance professionals can increase their organizations’ efficiency through automation, thereby freeing up their bandwidth to leverage dynamic planning and modeling to provide…...…