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Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)

Improve financial performance and control costs – with our software for financial planning and analysis

Accelerate planning cycles and make decisions based on real-time financial insights – using FP&A software from SAP. Our solutions support strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, enterprise performance management (EPM), and more. They can help you increase profitability, track and control costs, and tightly align operations with business strategy. Use the latest technologies to adapt to changing market conditions – and seize new opportunities for growth.

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Simple FP&A tools give finance

a sharp eye

Financial planning teams need to add strategic value to the business – while keeping a sharp eye on costs and budgets. SAP S/4HANA Finance can help by dramatically simplifying FP&A processes, accelerating strategy execution, and paving the way for success in the digital economy.


9 trends shaping the finance profession

CFO Research surveyed 1,500+ finance professionals to find out how their careers are changing in the digital economy. Read the report to discover the nine trends shaping the future of financial management – and the five actions you can take to be ready.

The future of financial planning and analysis

FP&A executives are under increasing pressure to provide the business with real-time insights at the point of decision. But there are many challenges – and most stem from disparate information systems. Learn how new FP&A tools are changing the game.


SAP S/4HANA Finance

Reimagine FP&A for the digital age with SAP S/4HANA Finance. The software creates a common view of all financial and operational data, simplifies financial reporting, and lets you instantly evaluate the financial implications of business decisions.

Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Strategy Development and Translation

Align corporate and operational goals – and cascade strategy across the enterprise

Establish objectives that align with your company’s goals, integrate strategic planning and budgeting – and use scorecards, metrics, and targets to clarify priorities, drive accountability, and cascade strategy across your organization.

  • Replace spreadsheet-based performance management tracking
  • Capture cross-functional performance measures
  • Highlight the interrelationship of tasks that support common goals

Learn more about products that support this capability:

Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

Streamline planning, budgeting, and financial forecasting

Automate and unify planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes to boost productivity, lower cost of ownership – and free up time for strategic analysis.

  • Shorten planning cycles with automated aggregations, built-in logic, and collaboration
  • Improve forecasting accuracy to bolster decision making and lower risk
  • Model what-if scenarios to uncover profitable new opportunities

Learn more about products that support this capability:

Profitability and Cost Management

Practice efficient organizational cost management to optimize profitability

Gain an understanding of the drivers of costs and underperformance issues to help you reach and exceed performance goals – and deliver top-notch service.

  • Leverage complete, accurate information to boost operational efficiency and profits
  • Access massive volumes of data in real time – with minimal processing disruptions – to improve results
  • Use intuitive modeling features to analyze complex what-if scenarios across multiple periods and versions

Learn more about our profitability and cost management solutions

Monitoring and Reporting

Support solid decision making with operational and financial analysis  

Provide ad hoc reporting capabilities and real-time access to financial data – to get immediate insight into current status, support in-the-moment decision making, and eliminate information latencies that can dull competitive edge.

  • Quickly analyze vast amounts of data
  • Reforecast and examine what-if scenarios
  • Assess actual performance against goals

Learn more about products that support this capability:

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform
SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Cloud
SAP Planning, Consolidation, and Analysis, cloud edition


Fast-track FP&A deployment

Go live with SAP FP&A functionality in a few short weeks – with our rapid-deployment solutions. These preconfigured software and service packages can help you speed up the financial planning process, improve economic modeling, fine-tune performance management, and more.


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.

View product documentation

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


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.


Quickly adopt tools for FP&A, accounting, financial close, treasury and risk, financial operations, and GRC

Transform finance with cutting-edge technologies such as Big Data, in-memory, cloud, and mobile

Develop a road map to maximum business value and rapid ROI – and make your projections
a reality

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