Financial Excellence

Thursday 25th May 2017 at 9:30am - 4:00pm

Vanwall Business Park, Maidenhead

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Matt Weathers, Head of BI & Analytics, Inmarsat will deliver A Practical Guide to Enabling Finance Transformation.

Industry leading satellite telecommunications company, Inmarsat, will be discussing exactly how they approached Finance transformation. Hear from Matthew Weathers - Head of BI and Analytics - how they identified key priorities in just 6 weeks and the initiatives they focussed on around finance reporting, business intelligence and master data management.

Matt will discuss specific use cases of how technology and business processes were combined to deliver immediate value around period end, visualisations and ongoing analysis.

Simon Parkes Excel4apps will present SAP Planning with the Ease of Excel.

Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting processes are critical to the success of the business and key in aligning day-to-day activities with long-term strategy. With the advent of Brexit and growing macro-economic uncertainty, the ability to reforecast more frequently also becomes critical.

86% of organisation have part of their planning processes in Excel, while many are looking at 3rd party applications. However, there is a way to link SAP to Excel in real time to achieve business process improvements, while at the same time leveraging the existing investment you have made in both SAP and Microsoft.

Join Simon Parkes - SAP Solution Consultant at Excel4apps - on a lively tour of the impact Brexit could have on your internal planning. Learn how to:

  • Retrieve financial and non-financial data from SAP in real-time to report on actuals and budget via Excel
  • Achieve Rolling Forecasts with the tools you already have
  • Post Plans from Excel directly into FICO.

James Willis from SAP will present Utilising the Universal Journal. With the introduction of the Universal Journal in S/4 HANA Finance and S/4 HANA - come and see how users now have the ability to analyse Financial Information Live from summary to line item information in one user friendly report.

The universal journal significantly changes the way transactional data is stored for financial reporting. It offers huge benefits in terms of the ability to harmonize internal and external reporting requirements by having both read from the same document store where the account is the unifying element. In reporting, you read from one source, regardless of whether you want to for example supply data to your consolidation system, report to the tax authorities, or make internal management decisions.’

Event Resources

Venue Details (387.07 KB)
Utilising the Universal Journal - James Willis, SAP (3.05 MB)
Walldorf 2017 Update (1.12 MB)
Planning and Budgeting with the Ease of Excel - Malcolm Hewlett (2.73 MB)
A Practical Guide to Enabling Finance Transformation (1.73 MB)

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