AIS Consulting are sponsoring this SIG and Azim Khan and Mike Jenkins from AIS Consulting will present Best practices in Enterprise Performance Management – set strategy, develop plans, measure performance and take action
Today companies are increasingly investing in improving their performance management processes…it is on the top 3 items of the CFOs agenda.
Top performing companies tend to adopt similar practices that help them achieve simpler, faster and better processes within
1. Strategic planning
3. Reporting of actuals
On average they achieve a greater level of transparency, more accuracy and are able to react to changes in market conditions faster.
This session breaks down the performance management conundrum into simple components and analyses what top performing companies are doing. AIS will look at industry best practices in planning and reporting processes. The best practices are a collection of commonly adopted practices of best performing companies in these areas – information to support the best practices is provided from the market and studies in these areas. Illustrative examples will be provided using the SAP BPC toolset to enable best practice adoption.
Stephen Green from BP will present Beyond the P&L – Delivering value by leveraging SAP BPC for non-financial applications. Successful finance teams need to deliver value to their host businesses beyond basic record and report activities. Supporting performance management processes across the organisation is a fantastic opportunity for finance teams to partner with the business, helping to build credibility and reputation. When we hear SAP BPC we traditionally think about financial consolidation, planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and the management of the business process flows which surround these activities. Fundamentally SAP BPC helps to build the necessary discipline and rigour around the data used to drive financial performance management processes. These characteristics also make it a very useful enabler for far wider reaching enterprise performance management applications. In this session BP will share details of a project undertaken by the finance team to support the HR function in simplifying, standardising and improving its performance management processes.
The session will look at:
- What was the ask?
- Why involve finance?
- What was the process?
- Why use SAP BPC?
- What was the end result?
Mark Atkinson from SAP will present Looking Beyond Finance for Planning 2013+. Join this session to learn how SAP considers how and why the enterprise planning landscape is evolving within organisations. Examples will be given of some of the latest things customers are doing with their planning systems in turning a standalone planning environment into an enterprise wide planning framework and how the SAP Planning roadmap is developing to lead these advances.
The day will include a User Group Update delivering the latest news from the User Group and information about this year’s annual conference.
We will also run an Open Discussion. This session is for you to tell us what you want from the SIG and what topics you would you like to discuss/share.
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