Financial Excellence

Wednesday 11th May 2022 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

SAP Clockhouse Place, Middlesex

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THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE FACE-TO-FACE

The SAP Financial Excellence User Group aims to provide an opportunity for SAP Financial and IT users who use and support Finance and BPC modules. This is an opportunity to get connected and share our experiences, best practices and knowledge gained. It provides an open, collaborative forum for the networking, learning and discussions /exchange of ideas around Finance and BPC modules.

Suraj Shah from SAP will present Modern & Connected Enterprise Planning, Streamlined Profitability Analysis and Financial Consolidation.

As organisations embark on the finance transformation journey, Enterprise Planning - often known as Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) is often left out and therefore relying on legacy solutions or manual processes in spreadsheets even though finance budgeting, planning and forecasting remains a core process to enable strategic decision making. The first part of this session will cover how you can modernize and streamline your FP&A processes and you will be introduced to the concept of Extended Planning (XP&A).

The second part of the session will focus on the innovation in SAP S/4HANA around Profitability & Margin Analysis. This will be followed by an overview of the financial close process in SAP S/4HANA and the financial consolidation solution area. This section will provide an overview of SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting together with the powerful new features that make this an industry leading consolidation solution.

James Rothwell from EY will present Future of Finance with SAP Analytics Cloud.

Introduction to SAP Analytics Cloud for planning with an emphasis on how the product has evolved over the last couple of years. We’ll talk through use cases and examples of how we at EY have transformed the FP&A function with our clients using SAC for planning. This will be followed by a “live” demo showcasing key features of SAC whilst concentrating on simplicity and ease of use.

The session will be in 2 parts

Part 1

  • Background to SAC
  • Product evolution
  • FP&A trends
  • Use Cases

Part 2

  • Product demo
  • Including data copies, forecast, commentary, smart insights and predictive planning
Event Speakers

Paul Huston

Financial Excellence SIG Co-Chair

UKISUG

Paul worked in several Finance roles over a period of 17 years before switching to a career in IT. Paul has spent 12 years working as an IT Business Analyst supporting Finance Teams using SAP ECC, SAP BPC, and SAP BW. Paul currently works as an IT Delivery Manager at Princes.

Geoff Morgan

Financial Excellence SIG Co-Chair

UKSIUG

Geoff has been working with SAP since the first release of R/3 in 1992. He was head of the finance practice at Diagonal Consulting for 12 years, and has worked for Shell International since 2006. At Shell he is a member of the Downstream Operational Excellence team.

Suraj Shah

Solutions Advisor

SAP

Suraj Shah is a Core Finance and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) expert based in London, UK and is part of SAP’s Global Centre of Excellence organisation. Suraj’s focus is on strategic engagements with customers globally and providing the support to formulate a success driven journey as they

James Rothwell

Director EPM

EY

James is a director at EY specialising in Enterprise Performance Management with over 18 years’ experience delivering complex Finance Transformation and SAP enabled business transformations. He has a strong background in SAP data warehousing and a passion for all things FP&A, xFP&A, the list goes on

Helen Borland

General Manager

UKISUG

An experienced Manager, with an MSc in Management, Helen has been with the UK & Ireland SAP User Group since 2012. As General Manager, Helen is passionate about promoting the User Group, as the independent SAP Community, for all users of SAP.

Mandy Bentley

SAP Relationship Manager for the SAP UKI User Group

SAP

Event Location

SAP Clockhouse Place
Middlesex
TW14 8HD

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Event Sponsors

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee & Networking

10:30 - 10:40

Introduction & Welcome

Geoff Morgan

Financial Excellence SIG Co-Chair - UKSIUG

Paul Huston

Financial Excellence SIG Co-Chair - UKISUG

10:40 - 10:50

UKISUG Update

Helen Borland

General Manager - UKISUG

10:50 - 11:00

SAP Update

Mandy Bentley

SAP Relationship Manager for the SAP UKI User Group - SAP

11:00 - 11:10

Meet the Developers Update

Geoff Morgan

Financial Excellence SIG Co-Chair - UKSIUG

Paul Huston

Financial Excellence SIG Co-Chair - UKISUG

11:10 - 11:40

Future of Finance with SAP Analytics Cloud - Part 1

James Rothwell

Director EPM - EY

11:40 - 12:20

Future of Finance with SAP Analytics Cloud - Part 2

James Rothwell

Director EPM - EY

12:20 - 12:30

Comfort Break

12:30 - 13:15

Modern & Connected Enterprise Planning, Streamlined Profitability Analysis and Financial Consolidation - Part 1

Suraj Shah

Solutions Advisor - SAP

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

14:15 - 15:00

Modern & Connected Enterprise Planning, Streamlined Profitability Analysis and Financial Consolidation - Part 2

Suraj Shah

Solutions Advisor - SAP

15:00

AOB & Close

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