Managing Spreadsheet Risk from within your SAP environment

Thursday 28th July 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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If like many organisations, you are frustrated at the mainly standard, readily structured reports available in SAP, you are most likely still using Excel to do a lot of the ‘heavy lifting’ reporting. Regardless of IT policy, it is still the go-to tool for most users to transform their data into something meaningful.

Static spreadsheets inherently create issues around version control, complex cross referencing, master data references and calculation errors, all of which is an audit risk. The responsibility for this tends to fall between the Business and IT and can become a necessary evil.

In this webcast, hear from EKO – the largest commercial group in the Eastern European energy sector – on how they have overcome these issues using an SAP add-in from Excel4apps that means you can access live data in real-time from an Excel front-end. Your data remains in SAP, but you view it from Excel, so you achieve a genuine single version of the truth. Understand how EKO have solved many SAP process challenges to reduce financial reporting and consolidation time significantly, driving improved decision making. See a live demo of the management reporting capabilities in GL Wand, and EKO’s next steps with its transformation project.

Our Speakers

Simon Parkes – SAP Solutions Specialist, Excel4apps

Simon has been working in the SAP eco-system for the last 20 years. He worked for SAP for 9 years and with SAP Partners for the remainder. His focus has always been SAP ERP Financials in one guise or another. His roles over the years have changed from being a project-focused Trainer at the outset to Functional Lead Consultant and Senior Presales Consultant for SAP more latterly. As the Finance Training Team Lead, Simon guided new functional consultants through FI-CO Certification. Simon has a varied industry knowledge having both sold to and implemented SAP within both Public Sector – Utilities – and Private Sector customers. He currently works for Excel4apps as an SAP Solution Specialist where he engages with customers who are looking to extend and improve the capability of their existing ERP implementations

Bozhidar Pavlov – Head of Finance, EKO

Since joining EKO in 2006, Bozhidar has held various finance and project management positions both within the company, where he is currently employed as the Head of Finance, and other divisions within the Hellenic Petroleum Group. There, he has been involved in controlling and reporting systems’ integration development with responsibilities for Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Cyprus, and FYROM. Prior to joining the Hellenic Petroleum Group, Bozhidar filled various finance roles in other major fossil fuel companies in Bulgaria. He has extensive experience with SAP implementation projects and support, having worked on its introduction and upgrades in all the companies he has worked for.I'm a new Text block ready for your content.

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