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Business Planning Solutions

Manage your financial performance to control costs and execute organizational strategies

Adjust plans and allocate resources to accommodate rapid market changes and align performance with strategy. Our business planning solutions give you the means to define and cascade strategy, model cost drivers, improve forecasting, and analyze massive amounts of data. You can streamline processes, capture opportunities, short-circuit variances, and create a customized business flow to achieve your goals. The result is increased profitability and a closer match of tactics with vision.

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Solution Capabilities

Learn about the capabilities of SAP software:

Strategy Development and Translation

Align your organization with objectives and initiatives for top performance

Translate strategy throughout your organization with a scorecard approach by using strategy development and translation solutions from SAP. You gain the ability to:

  • Capture cross-functional, qualitative, and quantitative performance measures
  • Determine the interrelationship of each task to another
  • Cascade scorecards, metrics, and targets to clarify priorities, drive accountability, and improve collaboration
Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

Increase productivity with agile planning, budgeting, and forecasting

Spend less effort on transactional work and more time on planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis to better support your business. With automated processes such as data aggregation and embedded calculations and reporting, you have more time to:

  • Model and simulate what-if scenarios to quickly identify and capitalize on growth opportunities and reduce risks
  • Boost planning accuracy
  • Reduce cycle time
Profitability and Cost Management

Increase profits by identifying the cost of products, customers, and channels

Act decisively with a clear understanding of how your decisions will impact profitability and cost. Our software helps you:

  • Identify your most profitable customers, channels, and products
  • Run what-if scenarios across multiple dimensions
  • Get a clear picture of your organization's cost drivers
  • Align resources with your business strategy
Monitoring and Reporting

Improve financial and operational decision making with analytics

Get real-time access to financial data to eliminate latencies that can dull your competitive edge. Our software lets you:

  • Have immediate insight into current status and flexibility for ad hoc reporting and analysis to support optimal decision making
  • Analyze vast amounts of data in an intuitive visualization system, and use the results to reforecast and examine what-if scenarios
  • Drive efficiency and growth with a clear assessment of performance against role-specific and corporate goals

Reimagine the way you do business with SAP Digital Business Services

The digital economy is having a profound impact on SAP customers and requires a new level of orchestration to evolve your business, unleash full business value, and ensure business continuity. SAP Digital Business Services brings business and IT together to help you reimagine your business using our digital business framework.

Based on over 40 years of experience working with the world’s most progressive organizations and a robust partner ecosystem, SAP Digital Business Services can guide you on the path to innovation and digital transformation, while securing critical business processes.


Evolve your business by breaking new ground with a trusted adviser who knows you best

Unleash the full business value of your SAP investment and define a clear digital road map to adoption

Ensure business continuity with active guidance, while migrating to next-generation technology 


Quickly adopt and maintain SAP solutions

Get the support you need to efficiently implement and operate your SAP solutions – and take advantage of new technologies. We offer a range of support services, from foundation level to strategic engagement and co-innovation.

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Get a wealth of information – about everything from installation and upgrades to security, integration, and product availability.

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