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Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions

Managing financial performance to control costs and execute organizational strategies

Plan and allocate resources to accommodate market change and align performance with strategy using SAP software for financial planning and analysis. Define and cascade strategy, model cost drivers, improve forecasting, and analyze huge amounts of data. Let managers streamline budgeting processes, capture growth opportunities, short-circuit predicted variances, and customize business flows. The result is increased profitability and a closer match of tactics with organizational vision.

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Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Strategy Development and Translation

Enterprise-wide alignment of corporate and operational goals

SAP software for development and translation of strategy helps cascade strategy throughout the company. It captures cross-functional performance measures and highlights the interrelationships of tasks. Instead of tracking spreadsheets on role-based performance, you can integrate planning and budgeting. You can cascade scorecards, metrics, and targets to clarify priorities, drive accountability, and collaborate better. You can establish and communicate objectives aligned with key goals.

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Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

Streamlined planning, budgeting, and forecasting

SAP software helps you automate manual processes, model what-if scenarios, and make better decisions. You can quickly identify and capitalize on opportunities, reduce risk and improve accuracy, and spend more time on analysis. The software helps unify planning efforts, boost forecasting accuracy, and streamline processes. Planning cycles are shortened with automated aggregations, built-in logic, and expanded collaboration. You gain increased productivity and lower cost of ownership.

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Profitability and Cost Management

Management of organizational costs to optimize profitability

SAP software facilitates deep understanding of cost drivers and causes of underperformance. Complete, accurate information helps you increase profits and operational efficiency. Real-time access to massive amounts of data helps improve results while minimizing disruption to core processing. Intuitive modeling features enable analysis of complex what-if scenarios across multiple periods and versions. Companies can reach or exceed performance goals and deliver top service at lower cost.

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Monitoring and Reporting

Analysis to support financial and operational decision making

Analytics in SAP software provide real-time access to financial data, eliminating information latencies that can dull competitive edge. Users have immediate insight into current status and flexibility for the ad hoc reporting and analysis that supports optimal decision making. They can quickly analyze vast amounts of data and use results to reforecast and examine what-if scenarios. With a clear assessment of actual performance against goals, companies can drive efficiency and growth.

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Take the fast lane with rapid deployment

Manage financial performance to control costs and execute organizational strategies with best practice solutions and simplified solution deployment.

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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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View product documentation

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

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Enable real-time data insight for financial planning and analysis

Chief Financial Officers face challenges in managing financial planning and analysis performance while keeping up with the rapidly shifting market and business dynamics. Many find it difficult to align corporate and operational goals. Or, your business suffers from inaccurate and slow financial planning, budgeting and forecasting. You need assistance and expertise to address your lack of real-time, detailed and accurate insight into cost and profitability in order to fulfil a strategic advisory role within your business.

Make sure your SAP solutions meet your business needs simply and seamlessly – with help from SAP Service and Support. Our 30,000+ consultants have unparalleled product knowledge, technology expertise, and experience across 25 distinct industries.

We’ve recently refined the way we engage with customers, to make it even easier for you to drive transformation and simplify your business. Whether you want to speed up implementation, move to the cloud, customize your solution, optimize IT, or do something completely different – the SAP Service and Support team is here to make it happen.

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Achieve 8% higher financial forecast accuracy*

Lower cycle times by 60% for financial forecasts*

Reduce days to create new reports by 65%*

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Outperform financial objectives

SAP solutions for enterprise performance management (EPM) help you increase organizational alignment and agility, make better decisions that drive profitability, and deliver a faster, more reliable close-to-disclose process.

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Cloud for financial planning and analysis

Based on a survey of over 200 organizations, Cloud users are looking for a new generation of cloud solutions, which are simple, highly collaborative and enable high performing financial planning and analysis processes featuring greater accuracy and effectiveness.

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How CFOs see the future of financial planning and analysis

CFO Research conducted a global survey of senior finance executives to learn how they are leveraging leading-edge financial planning and analysis tools to better support business decision makers. 

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