“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Profound words that underline the importance of business planning. Business planning is the right strategy to ensure business productivity. With business getting more complex and planning tools filling up shelves, enterprises need a more straightforward way to manage business plans and improve sales. Only a few of the many products available have a holistic end-to-end approach to information analytics services.
SAP Analytics Cloud is a distinct analytics tool. It integrates analytics throughout the business process and across every level of an organization. It is an impeccable and compatible solution for enterprises that are involved in sectors like manufacturing, finance, and sales. This is an effective cloud-based tool that can analyze the data irrespective of the size of your firm. Plus, it allows you to transform this data into charts, tables, graphs, and more.
This article will help you determine how SAP Analytics Cloud enables enterprises to improve business planning. Read on to check out the features that will let you boost your business and help you stay competitive.
Top Two Features Of SAP Analytics Cloud For Effective Enterprise Planning
SAP Analytics Cloud is the first and the only tool in business intelligence that caters to all aspects of the business. It assists you in organizing and managing your data visualization, business planning, and predictive analysis.
Here are the SAP Analytics Cloud core planning features:
1. Augmented Analytics
Augmented analytics capabilities can help existing AI-powered analytics to offer business insights in real-time. You can add these capabilities to business planning and workflows. This contains an enhanced ‘Search to Insight’ capability allowing users to ask questions about data in natural language. Further, it can automate insights that include values and simulations.
The ‘Smart Predict’ feature can help train models to predict future outcomes without manual intervention. This enhances user experience allowing business analysts to predict future outcomes more accurately and automate decisions, preventing time lapse. Ultimately, SAP Analytics Cloud smoothens the process and improves business management.
2. Enterprise planning
Collaborative enterprise planning ensures one version of the truth across the enterprise. Thus, it brings users together to align with the plan leading to better business outcomes.
The zero-based budgeting feature helps allocation of resources efficiently. The embedded collaboration tools ensure that every member of the finance team is aware of relevant information while they discuss finance issues. Plus, all the relevant budget templates are recorded and saved for the quick action and enhanced productivity.
SAP Analytics Cloud allows its users to analyze, plan and predict at one location. This can speed up planning cycles and help make informed decisions. Built-in features such as financial modeling, automated reporting enable enterprises to make better end-to-end planning decisions.
Planning and consolidation applications allow businesses to connect complex planning processes to the cloud. Thus, enterprises can create business plans and adjust them within the SAP Analytics Cloud. This allows enterprises to extend and align their plans across the organization leading to better outcomes.
Features That Improve Agility In The Enterprise Planning
1. Data and data visualization
Data visualization represents your entire business process. It is this important to find all the possible ways of viewing and understanding the data at a glance. This is where SAP Analytics Cloud can help. It can help make your data highly visible. These analytics offer quick answers to critical questions that can improve your business decisions.
Businesses need to gather enormous amounts of data each day from all their departments and other sources in sales. The next challenge is storing all this data in a secure place. SAP Analytics Cloud is the perfect place to store your data as it is most secure and easily accessible to all relevant people in your organization.
You do not need technical expertise to create a model from unrelated data sets of your company. It is quite similar to adding data to a story. Depending on the type of data, your models can either be simple or complex.
In any case, models help you organize present your data so that you can gain insights into your business. The models in SAP Analytics Cloud organize and present the data in rows and columns. This offers a unique, clear view of your data that is ready for analysis.
Stories occur in two phases: data view and pages. These two capabilities can enable you to gather data and connect it to create a model. This model is refined when you add data to make a story. These stories can empower you to make quality decisions for the success of your business.
What Are The Benefits Of SAP Analytics Cloud?
SAP Analytics Cloud offers many benefits for enterprises that are on the SAP. Here are a few:
1. Access data on the fly
SAP Analytics Cloud can be integrated to work both on Android and iOS devices alike. It allows your users to manage all their business activities even on a small screen from anywhere, at any time.
In today’s fast-moving world, your finance team needs the ability to create viable forecasts at a moment’s notice. Using SAP Analytics Cloud will enable your business process to remain proactive, not reactive.
2. Real-time insights
SAP Analytics Cloud functionalities allow all relevant users to generate instant insights to enhance decision-making and improve business outcomes.
3. No more silos
SAP Analytics Cloud allows for integrated planning across your organization. This means you can rest assured that all those involved in the decision-making process have the whole picture, not just a small part.
4. Customized dashboard
Enterprises are always on the lookout to improve data visualization, which helps in having a better interface for successful operations. Thankfully, SAP Analytics Cloud allows its users to customize their dashboards to help them navigate through the system and offer a personalized look. This way, business owners have relevant data on their interface just the way they like it.
5. Increased efficiency
SAP Analytics Cloud facilitates easy collaboration across your organization. This allows for quicker approvals, contributions, and comments. Plus, automation and ML helps in creating plans that are more productive, leading to faster results.
6. Minimize errors
Integrating SAP Analytics Cloud with SAP S/4HANA will allow the enterprises to minimize or eliminate errors that occur while making changes on multiple files on the cloud. You can make changes without manual intervention in the source system.
Power Charge Your Business
SAP Analytics Cloud is unique. It offers businesses real-time data to manage their resources effectively. Their tools keep getting newer updates to make it more reliable. As an SAP Silver Partner, Fingent has the expertise necessary to help you make the best use of this power-packed tool. Let us discuss your business and see how SAP Analytics Cloud can help you. Call us.
The greatest business challenge of our time is the steady acceleration of change in all areas of trade. The pandemic has only accelerated these digital shifts. Transforming your business is necessary to stay relevant and competitive. The scale of digital challenges can be daunting to businesses. Understandably, some businesses may feel lost in the current digital maze. But, to stay agile and competitive, business leaders must strategically transform their business. Early this year, SAP announced a new service called “Rise with SAP.” This blog attempts to clarify what is included in Rise with SAP and how it can transform your business.
What is “Rise with SAP”?
Rise with SAP is a BTaaS (Business Transformation as a Service). The objective of this product is to accompany and accelerate business transformation step by step.
Rise with SAP is a single subscription contract. It provides access to a variety of tools and services that focus on assisting with your business transformation efforts. It is a new way to redesign processes for better business outcomes.
Rise with SAP can help your company to adapt business processes on your timeline and your terms. It helps them continuously unlock new ways of running businesses to stay ahead of the competition. It can speed up the otherwise sluggish adoption of SAP S/4HANA.
Read more: SAP S/4HANA: Redefining End-To-End Solution
How Is “Rise With SAP” Transforming Businesses?
Rise with SAP can holistically transform your business with a fast time to value, regardless of your starting point. Rise with SAP is like a moving company that provides a checklist, packers, containers, and services like replacing old appliances and installing new ones. It provides a blueprint that a company can implement on its own terms and at its own pace. What is the benefit? One contract and one responsible party for all services. It simplifies your journey in four simple steps.
Step 1: A business model redesign
This step helps businesses redesign and optimize business processes and implement the best practices in their verticals. In other words, it is a way to analyze how your business processes perform and obtain tailored recommendations.
A successful digital transformation project requires IT and business leaders to work together. This is why this analysis motivates all in your business to adapt to new business models.
Step 2: Alignment with customer journey
This is the key element of Rise with SAP. SAP realizes that each organization requires a unique path forward. Here are four starting points for digital transformation:
- Digitally grown startups and other innovators that need to scale with speed
- Companies that began their journey into the new world of modular ERP cloud applications are now ready to go further
- Organizations that have started digital transformation at the outer edges, now need to focus on their core
- Companies with a long heritage and history with a complex on-premises system
Realizing the fact that each of these starting points requires a unique path, Rise with SAP provides a highly customizable, subscription-based model.
Step 3: A technical migration
Rise with SAP includes technical services that ensure painless migration to a standard, modular, and flexible landscape. Such a flexible landscape with a consistent data layer enables businesses to react faster to ever-changing business demands.
This includes essential services from SAP and their partners. These services help eliminate modifications and custom code. Besides, it aids in harmonizing and governing a company’s data layer. Such accurate data will help businesses make informed decisions and strategize their business processes for greater advantage.
Step 4: Build an intelligent enterprise
Each company’s roadmap to success may vary but the destination is to become a digitized and intelligent enterprise. Quickly adopting S/4HANA is the key to reach that destination. To that end, Rise with SAP offers a powerful solution to get there by eliminating roadblocks and enabling its customers on their journey.
SAP believes that their customers can realize the value of their investment with up to a 20% reduction in TCO over five years as compared to a traditional ERP deployment. Definitely worth looking into, wouldn’t you say?
Components of Rise with SAP
An ideal business transformation process requires a selection of coordinated components. Rise with SAP consists of five such components that serve as the basis for transformation.
- Business process intelligence: It helps in understanding, visualizing, and transforming your processes.
- SAP Business Network “starter pack”: The intelligent enterprise “starter pack” includes SAP Business Technology Platform. This platform provides a single semantic layer across your organization. It serves as the basis for business transformation.
- Cloud credits: The “starter pack” also includes an ERP system with built-in intelligent technologies. This enables your business to transform with intelligent automation. Plus, the starter pack also provides credits for accessing SAP Business Network. This allows companies to better manage their supply chains and react quickly to market changes.
- Embedded tools and services: Ensure pain-free business migration to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Rise with SAP provides access to the company’s modular cloud ERP solution.
How Can Fingent Help Leverage These Benefits?
Rise with SAP provides access to a comprehensive bundle that can help streamline your business transformation. However, for successful implementation, you will also need an experienced partner that can provide advisory, implementation, or application management services.
Here is where Fingent can help you. As an SAP Silver partner, Fingent has acquired a wealth of experience to provide you with a structured set of services that complement Rise with SAP.
1. Advisory services
Before you embark on business transformation, you need to assess several aspects. These include trends in your industry, assessment of your business, your existing technology environment, and opportunities for future business growth. Working with an experienced partner such as Fingent can make all the difference. Our strategies can eliminate obstacles to unlock new business value.
2. Implementation services
As an SAP Silver partner, Fingent can provide a range of implementation services. We can tailor implementation strategies to help you achieve your business objectives quickly and efficiently.
3. Application management services
Fingent offers a full set of solutions that move beyond tactical efficiency gains. We provide flexibility and the latest strategic capabilities that smoothen business transformation and innovation.
Over to You
Rise with SAP is likely to galvanize the market to be the most cost-effective way to move to SAP S/4HANA. It will help overcome many hurdles that SAP ERP customers are facing. Give us a call today and let’s get talking on how to get you on to this new dynamic tool asap.
Streamline And Enhance Your Warehouse Management Operations With SAP EWM
Worldwide, companies spend an average of €300 billion a year on warehousing, either in-house or through third-party logistics. The rise of eCommerce and the growth of global supply chains increase warehousing operations costs for enterprises. In addition, with the pandemic heightening consumers’ interest in eCommerce, they expect instant delivery of products. To cater to this dynamic demand, some logistic companies increased the number of their seasonal employees. With this demand continuing to rise, it becomes imperative that warehouse management processes be optimized.
Warehouse management is currently undergoing a modern-day makeover to meet growing demands. Therefore, industry leaders must take steps to optimize warehouse management to keep pace with faster requirements and ever-increasing volumes. SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) streamlines, simplifies and optimizes your warehouse operations. This blog considers how SAP EWM can benefit your business.
Challenges In Supply Chain Management Today
Supply chains are at the core of business operations. Therefore, supply chain management needs to overcome several challenges that impact the bottom line of their business.
Here are some challenges companies should be aware of:
1. Identifying Bottlenecks In Customer Service
Customers’ demands have become extremely specific. Plus, they expect to be notified about any possible delays. Therefore, supply chain management can benefit from advanced planning and scheduling systems that can help them identify bottlenecks. This can help them prevent delays or notify the customer of a possible delay.
2. Gaining High Supply Chain Visibility
Overall production cost is affected by several factors that go unnoticed. High supply chain visibility will help the management increase the system’s efficiency and eliminate wasteful steps. Such visibility can contribute to cost control.
3. Finding The Right Talent
Hiring and retaining the right talent has become increasingly difficult. Hence, it is beneficial to have a performance tracking system that allows you to gauge employee productivity and spot the right talent that could be trained effectively.
4. Ensuring On-time Delivery
Delivering goods on time is another challenge that can make you lose your customers to your competition. You can resolve these challenges with planning and scheduling software. It can help you receive and deliver the material on time.
5. Maintaining An Agile Production Plan
Lack of an agile production plan that does not reflect market changes can lead to inefficiency of production. You can remain agile by having a planning and scheduling system. This system helps you keep a tab on the effect of market changes without disrupting your current schedule. Those insights equip you to make the best decisions in response to those changes.
How SAP EWM Can Benefit Your Business
Statista forecasts the global warehouse automation market to surpass 30 billion U.S. dollars. And, Zebra warehousing vision study shows that 80% of organizations plan to invest in new technologies to be competitive. And 27% plan to utilize full automation by 2024. SAP EWM helps you capitalize on this.
SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) is fast, agile, and powerful. It is designed to future-proof current supply chain technology and help your business grow.
SAP EWM can be deployed into many business environments. It can support both simple and complex warehouse processes at the granular level. It is a high-speed system that makes supply chain management more accessible and more efficient. SAP EWM can be configured to the organization’s specific needs and can be streamlined over different locations.
Here are some other ways your business can benefit from SAP EWM:
1. Optimize Task Management
In a standard warehouse, one person can be seen going to the same stock bin several times during the day. This happens when all orders that need to be picked for a day appear together, making it difficult to break them down.
You can optimize the picking process with SAP EWM. The platform uses various algorithms to employ the most efficient way to complete as many tasks as possible. This prevents pickers from wasting their time as they have to tread the same path constantly. Plus, SAP EWM’s voice picking functionality enables shorter search time and minimizes errors.
SAP EWM can easily integrate all processes to provide easy end-to-end operations management. It can take the burden off your team for outgoing shipments allowing them to tackle inevitable snags that need to be addressed.
You can link SAP EWM with your transportation management system for greater accuracy for delivery targets. It provides your company a holistic outlook alerting your team when to expect delays and other time-sensitive information.
2. Streamline Labor Management
Efficient use of time, effort, and resources can contribute to business growth. This is another point where SAP EWM can integrate with your WMS. The platform can provide structure in the workplace. With a good framework, each worker knows their location and responsibilities. Such an organized structure will help your employees enjoy more efficient task allocation.
SAP EWM generates real-time insights on workers’ performance, enabling managers to offer more constructive suggestions to improve efficiency. Subsequently, your employees develop more efficient and consistent work habits.
3. Control Costs
Not following the first-in, first-out method for perishables and inefficient use of space and labor can increase wastage. SAP EWM can help reduce wastage of perishables by identifying which units need to be picked first.
SAP EWM can maximize the use of the warehouse space by optimizing the location for each pickup time. It optimizes your space and the travel path of the pickers. All this will reduce your on-hand inventory and reduce your space costs without compromising on quality.
4. Boost Customer Relationship
SAP EWM can reduce delivery lead times and order accuracy errors. This increases customer satisfaction and results in more sales. Thus, SAP EWM elevates and improves relationships with your suppliers and end customers.
Leverage SAP EWM Capabilities With Fingent
Logistics providers must evaluate the best warehousing management solution for their specific needs. If your business is at a crossroads in choosing the best option for your warehouse operations, Fingent is here to help. Feel free to contact us to learn more about how SAP EWM can transform your business.
Fingent is a certified SAP silver partner and has assisted global businesses in successfully implementing SAP EWM. Our experts can guide and help you explore the flexibility in deploying SAP EWM and ensure it is the best fit for your specific business requirements.
Streamlining SAP S/4HANA Migration with Selective Data Transition
Though the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates digital adoption among industries, the journey towards Intelligent Enterprise can be complex. Typically, this begins with establishing an intelligent core like SAP ERP. However, even migrating to a new system is more than just a simple upgrade for many companies. With several years of historical business data across complex system landscapes, companies will have to adopt a specific migration approach to SAP S/4HANA. A well-defined migration approach will help businesses ensure business continuity, embrace innovation, and stay relevant and competitive. This post will look at SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement and how this approach accelerates SAP S/4HANA migration.
Two Popular SAP S/4HANA Migration Methods
There are two popular methods to manage SAP S/4HANA migration.
1. Greenfield migration
The first option is the Greenfield approach or a complete re-engineering (new implementation). However, the limitation of this approach is that you cannot migrate your historical data and so cannot take advantage of the latest intelligent features you need for your company’s historical data to work.
2. Brownfield migration
The second option is the Brownfield approach that allows migrating high volumes of historical data (system conversion). However, moving a vast amount of historical data could leave you with more data that could be non-compliant with data privacy laws. Also, this approach could leave you with a lot of irrelevant data in your newly configured system.
As both these options offer certain limitations, SAP formed a brand-new approach, the SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement, that makes your data migration to SAP S/4HANA a lot easier.
What is Selective Data Transition?
Selective Data Transition, also known as Hybrid Approach or Landscape Transformation, is an alternative to the New Implementation approach (Greenfield) or System Conversion approach (Brownfield). It allows you to consolidate several ERP systems to one central SAP S/4 HANA system. Selective Data Transition is vital for companies moving from an existing SAP ERP solution to SAP S/4HANA on-premise or SAP S/4 HANA cloud (private edition).
Just like an inland river delta flowing into the ocean, Selective Data Transition allows you to migrate only a relevant selection of your existing ERP data to SAP S/4 HANA. So, if you’re on SAP ECC planning for transition to SAP S/4HANA, then selective data transition is one of the best approaches to move to SAP S/4HANA.
Case Study: Thermo Pads partners with Fingent to migrate from ECC 6 to SAP S/4HANA. View Case Study
Business Benefits of Selective Data Transition Approach
- Selective data transition avoids business disruption when moving to SAP S/4HANA and enables you to go live according to your business needs. In general, this approach allows for a single go-live, moving several organizational units or roll-out in multiple phases, for example, by country.
- This approach enables you to migrate only your relevant historical data and retain a consistent process chain while leaving behind obsolete data, for example, outdated company codes.
- Selective data transition helps you define your speed and combine single projects such as a new go-live implementation, finance management, etc. while moving to SAP S/4HANA in a single step or a phased approach.
- With SAP S/4 HANA, you can introduce new business processes and manage your historical data while protecting good practices and previous investments.
- The near-zero downtime approach restricts the technical downtime to just a few hours.
- Selective data transition can help change your landscape by either splitting or consolidating existing systems.
Customize Your Selective Data Transition Approach with Fingent
Selective Data Transition Engagement is a great way to balance between redesign and reuse. It can happen across various scenarios for companies of different sizes to support a smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA. This approach provides a suitable IT landscape for every company’s unique needs. Selective data transition goes beyond the standard implementation as it offers several options for customers to choose from, based on their current landscapes and future needs.
You can work with Fingent and define the appropriate structural changes that need to be considered during data migration, along with any business processes that may need to be modified or redesigned. Our tailored approach has helped many of our customers to increase their flexibility to adapt data and processes in just one step.
With Selective Data Transition Engagement, companies can even take advantage of select innovation and modify their business processes to facilitate the use of the latest tools and functionality without the need to start from scratch.Companies having mature SAP landscapes can clean up their environments while retaining those investments that matter most and lower their transitions by bypassing preparation projects.
Selective data transition can even help split some of your projects between the cloud and on-premise. It also allows you to restructure and consolidate your environments as you want. But, most importantly, this approach helps you save time by combining all tasks in just one step.
So, if you are interested in learning how the SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement can help your organization accomplish successful migration, don’t hesitate to contact Fingent. We are an SAP Silver Partner and have the expertise in this area to expedite your intelligent enterprise journey.
Dynamic visual storytelling using SAP Analytics Cloud can reimagine your business intelligence, analytics, and reporting with real-time data. Here’s how.
“Storytelling is our obligation to the next generation. If all we are doing is marketing, we are doing a disservice, not only to our profession but also to our children and their children. Give something of meaning to your audience by inspiring, engaging, and educating them with story. Stop marketing. Start storytelling.” These impactful words from Laura Holloway, Founder & Chief of The Storyteller Agency, sets the tone for this article.
Business storytelling is a powerful communication tool. It is a process and approach that helps establish a brand’s identity by making its message meaningful and memorable.
SAP Analytics Cloud helps you create this impact by creating visual stories with your brand or product in the spotlight. Moreover, it can help your product or brand stand apart in its essence and what it stands for. Visual storytelling contributes to your brand’s alignment with customers who ascribe to the same beliefs.
This blog discusses how SAP Analytics Cloud helps analysts create dynamic visual stories and how businesses can benefit from the same.
What is SAP Analytics Cloud?
SAP Analytics Cloud is a solution in the SAP portfolio to meet the needs of data visualization in the cloud. It enables analytics (analysts) to create storyboards about your products and services faster. SAP Analytics Cloud empowers all businesses to shape their ideas in the form of fun-filled, illustrative stories.
Interestingly, studies have revealed that the human brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text. Defining products and services has always involved long functional specifications. As a result, they are easily misinterpreted and cannot be validated by the users. On the other hand, SAP Analytics Cloud can help analytics create dynamic visual stories that show the value of your ideas and product vision making messages more memorable and understandable.
SAP Analytics Cloud is delivered as an all-in-one, SaaS-based product. Its primary function is to create data reports that originate from various sources such as real-time data, budget forecast data, or data formatted as an MS Excel table. This solution is intuitive and user-friendly, allowing users to produce reports of varying complexity with complete autonomy.
Analysts understand that data can be a powerful influence only when it is presented in the right way. Mind-numbing spreadsheets or uninteresting charts can be turned into powerful and appealing stories with the help of SAP Analytics Cloud. Undeniably, data has a lot of potential. With an expressive storyline, you can unleash the potential of the data making it convincing and remarkable.
Top 5 benefits of SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Analytics Cloud is a pre-configured ready to deploy true cloud solution. It is convenient, secure, and can scale with a business of any size. Consider 5 top benefits of SAP Analytics Cloud.
1. Gain insight into what drives your business
SAP Analytics Cloud is powered by augmented analytics features driven by AI and ML technologies. So, you can automatically gain insight from any level of detail and use those key influencers of past results to predict future scenarios and outcomes.
2. Create dynamic visual stories for better decision making
Hasty decisions made on assumptions can have disastrous consequences for your business. Conversely, you can make informed decisions by interacting with visualization as you can create dynamic visual stories based on your critical business areas with trusted data. Furthermore, this solution allows you to investigate thoroughly and answer essential questions of business on the fly.
3. Simplify analytics landscape
As SAP Analytics Cloud seamlessly integrates with your data and planning solutions, you can connect to data from multiple sources. This simplifies your analytics landscape, enabling you to get the complete picture and make better decisions.
4. Drive better business outcomes
Your organization can gain complete alignment across all business aspects by aligning financial, strategic, and operations planning in SAP Analytics Cloud. Subsequently, you can now predict future scenarios and outcomes with collaborative enterprise planning in one simple cloud solution.
5. Strategize with business growth in view
Strategic planning ensures business growth and helps businesses to remain resilient despite challenges. Collaborative enterprise planning empowers you to create a fact-based plan for your business’s success. Moreover, it allows you to modify your planning data when required to drive better budgeting, forecasting, and analysis for your business growth.
SAP Analytics Cloud help analysts tell a story with your data
Just as in writing or speaking, analytics must keep their data design simple, crisp, and to the point. Telling a compelling, dynamic visual story requires both common sense and imagination. Here are some best practices to follow:
- Consider your target audience and identify what they already know about the subject.
- Ensure the colors and style are unique to your story to avoid confusion.
- The arrangement of the dashboard must be self-explanatory and user-friendly.
- Use symbols, icons, and pictures to help your audience understand the story at a single glance.
- Do not just beautify the visuals. Instead, explain the data.
Use cases of how SAP Analytics Cloud helped create dynamic visual stories
Use case 1: A conservation society in Australia improves its operations with data-driven decisions
Taronga is a non-profitable organization that works to create the next generation of conservation champions. With the help of cutting-edge technology by SAP Analytics Cloud, Taronga is leveraging its data to improve operations and expand its impact. It is experiencing transparency, flexibility, and scalability while streamlining and digitizing all its business processes.
SAP Analytics Cloud provided Taronga access to real-time reporting that enabled the organization to make data-driven decisions which in turn contributed to a positive impact on wildlife conservation and enhanced visitor experience.
Use case 2: A dairy cooperative in Belgium makes informed decisions with real-time financial reporting
Milcobel is the largest dairy cooperative based in Belgium. It is a vast company that processes and commercializes 1.8 billion liters of milk from 2,400 dairy farms. The larger the organization, the greater the volume of data. So, Milcobel chose to implement SAP Analytics Cloud along with other SAP solutions. This implementation resulted in the reduction of time-consuming manual processes.
Moreover, it provided real-time data to the financial team to better understand the product margins and profitability of each of its dairy plants. Thus, the leaders can now trust that they are confidently making informed decisions based on up-to-date data. In addition, SAP Analytics Cloud ensures that all users have access to real-time data. Consequently, Milcobel has control and flexibility over their data quality and can benefit from an end-to-end strategy that combines data volume, quality, and usage to create data value.
Beyond visual storytelling
The capabilities of SAP Analytics Cloud go far beyond just visual storytelling. As an SAP Silver Partner, Fingent has worked with many clients globally and helped them bring out the best from their business using the SAP Analytics Cloud landscape.
Fingent will help you create a cloud-first business environment, provide data visualization and reporting solutions, and empower your company with unparalleled business intelligence while leveraging your existing cloud and on-premise data solutions. What more could you ask for? Well, there is a lot more, and Fingent can help you tap into it all. So give us a call, and let’s get talking.
What are the benefits of implementing SAP ERP software into your business?
With businesses transforming themselves digitally, SAP ERP systems saw a rise in popularity for the past few years, especially since 2019. What makes the system so unique? For one, SAP ERP can be implemented by all businesses, big or small, and reap the benefits of the software. That said, SAP software is providing solutions that are helping businesses adapt to the ever-changing technology landscape.
What is SAP ERP?
SAP stands for Systems, Applications, and Products in data processing. SAP is the market leader among ERP software providers. SAP ERP comprises several modules that help companies gather, maintain, store and interpret data from functional areas such as;
- Sales and distribution
- Financial accounting
- Manufacturing and material management
- Logistics and warehouse management
- Supply chain management
- Business intelligence
In other words, the SAP ERP system produces a precise process that offers a complete perspective (internal and external) of your business.
What are the uses of SAP ERP software?
With over 230 million cloud users and more than 100 solutions covering all business functions, SAP is the largest cloud portfolio provider in the ERP market.
SAP facilitates effective data processing and information flow across organizations. Also, software like SAP S/4HANA leverages in-memory computing to process vast data volumes and simultaneously supports advanced technologies such as machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
SAP software connects different parts of a business, such as finance, accounting, sales, supply chain, assembly line, HR, etc., into an intelligent business suite that is entirely digital. You can purchase or customize any module based on your business needs.
Simply put, SAP software can manage almost all your departments, revolutionizing the way your business operates. Also, it helps organizations eliminate the redundancy and duplication in data. This can help organizations to run even more efficiently.
If you’re new to SAP and looking for an SAP consultant, get in touch with us, and we will assist you further.
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Business benefits of implementing SAP ERP software
1. Offers innovative technology
SAP ensures you are equipped with the right tools and technology that will help you prepare for the future. SAP software also provides you with future-proof cloud ERP solutions that will power the next generation of your business.
2. Improves cost-efficiency
SAP ERP software reduces the administration and operation expenses by using accurate and real-time information. In addition, the software enables manufacturers to control operations and avoid delays in production and break up information, which eventually allows the management to make decisions effectively.
Additionally, SAP offers complete power to the administrators over the breakdowns of crucial company processes and future disturbances.
3. Advances data management
Performance metrics and measurements help businesses assess their performance and set future objectives as well. However, as the business expands, it will become difficult to manually measure the profit ratios, sales margin, and other metrics.
SAP ERP helps automate processes and allows the staff within the organization to view shared data without retaining manual records. It also helps in generating synchronized reports on essential company metrics. Immediate access to such information will augment decision-making.
4. Avoids duplication and upgrades transparency
As all your business information is stored in a single database, the possibility of duplicate records and data entries is reduced. In addition, the system will automatically report the present system records. It improves the quality of the data and lets you create exact pictures in most cases.
Additionally, SAP software upgrades the transparency of your business to a new level. The ERP system will screen and monitor every marginal operation and task from an inventory product level, purchase orders, or billing and delivery. This will provide a clear view of the performance of all the tasks.
5. Integrates other members of the value chain
SAP ERP helps bridge the gap between the suppliers and customers by integrating other value chain members. This allows your organization to gain a competitive edge by engaging in the design and development of new products that add value to their experience.
SAP ERP is a great tool that helps you get more information and improve quality. For example, the availability of up-to-date data lets you adjust production orders and purchase according to your requirements. Also, you can get a segmented database of your customers, making it easier to carry out your marketing campaigns targeting specific segments.
6. Enables better analysis and forecasting
In most cases, it is difficult for a person to provide accurate information evaluation along with reports. SAP ERP system eliminates information risk as there is no duplication of data. In addition, the system provides real-time reports of even the minor business tasks that serve risk assessment and generation of performance reports.
The ERP system reviews purchases and changes in the inventory as they happen. It provides customers and, most notably, managers with the tools and resources needed to make accurate forecasts.
7. Allows effortless scaling
If you are a prospective start-up organization and aspire to become a more prominent and successful company in the future, you will have to handle the expansion. It is required to extend your company operations.
Right from the development stage, you will have to consider the machinery, workforce power, and extensive data. SAP software is designed to suit all the fundamental market criteria. Initially, you can do some simple integration and then scale up according to the precise industry specifications.
8. Enhances data security
The SAP ERP system improves data quality and security. The software provides better data protection using built-in security systems and firewalls.
Additionally, SAP allows you to access the relevant information to allocate and limit data usage to every employee or a group of individuals.
Fingent offers SAP ERP consulting and implementation services
SAP has an extensive portfolio of programs designed for all major roles, including project teams, IT administrators, key users, and end-users. Fingent is a certified SAP Silver Partner authorized to deliver a broad range of ERP services across the wide spectrum of solutions offered by SAP. We enable our clients to customize and implement SAP ERP solutions to accelerate their digital transformation journey. We also provide continuous support, SAP AMS, and quality management services to monitor your ERP environment.
Feel free to contact us for any SAP consulting requirements. We are committed to quality and innovation to help deliver optimal results for your business.
SAP ATTP Enables COVID Vaccine Manufacturers to Overcome Supply Chain Vulnerabilities. Find How!
Vaccinating the whole world and making everyone resistant to COVID-19 is a daunting task. From managing product life cycles to supply chain tracking, and massive distribution, SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals (SAP ATTP) is helping the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers.
With regulatory requirements looming, meeting the target of delivering COVID vaccines to millions will require an efficient system that will eliminate any hiccups in the supply chain. Pharmaceutical companies must examine serialization and track and trace solutions to control the chain of custody to prevent tampering, counterfeiting, theft, and diversion.
Thankfully, SAP ATTP (SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals) has emerged as a solution. It can enable your company to comply with serialization and associate reporting requirements. As SAP ATTP was co-developed with the leading pharmaceutical companies, it can be tailored to address the specific needs of your pharma company and your stakeholders. This blog will explain how SAP ATTP can quicken and smoothen the race to vaccinate the world. Let us begin by understanding what SAP ATTP is.
What is SAP ATTP?
As the name SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals suggests, SAP ATTP involves the journey of the vaccine from its source (the pharmaceutical company) to the destination (the end-user) within the supply chain. SAP ATTP enables companies to enforce specific measures to identify the product and view its journey to reduce counterfeit and stolen vaccines.
It addresses the regulatory requirements for serialization, tracking, and tracing of all pharmaceutical products, including COVID-19 vaccines. It is specifically designed to solve the issues with expected data volumes, queries, and reporting as per the guidelines. SAP ATTP is now playing a critical role in major pharmaceutical companies across the globe.
Leading COVID vaccine producers like Moderna, German vaccine manufacturer CureVac, AstraZeneca, and others are relying on SAP to manufacture and distribute vaccines on a global scale. According to SAP’s report, 18 of the world’s top 20 COVID vaccine producers run their entire product lifecycle and supply chain processes on SAP for better traceability, tracking, and serialization.
What is the significance of SAP ATTP?
If you have experienced a delay in delivering an urgently needed pharmaceutical product, you can understand the potential impact it can have on people and society. If the first challenge was to create and test vaccines at record speed, the next challenge is to vaccinate people across the globe before the virus mutates and becomes more virulent. This demand is stretching the supply chain to its limits. Digitizing their production to achieve production scale and flexibility is critical as most vaccine producers are data-heavy industries.
What are the advantages of using SAP ATTP software?
SAP ATTP is a solution that facilitates data exchange with packaging lines, supply chain partners and contract manufacturing organizations, and warehouse applications. Here are a few benefits of this software:
- Integrates serialization with business processes
- Enables compliance with directives across markets
- Reduces compliance costs for all serialization requirements
- Streamlines and manages a secure pharmaceutical supply chain
- Packaging line integration
- Boosts efficiency of your supply chain
- Enables simple reporting processes
How can SAP help win the race to vaccinate the world?
For perhaps the first time in history, pharmaceutical companies were pushed to focus all their resources on the development of vaccines in record time. And for the first time in history, they are expected to win the race to vaccinate the global population. This is an opportunity for intelligent enterprises to make a difference. SAP rose to assist by providing various solutions to address this pressing need.
1. Enables collaboration with supply chain partners
SAP helps pharmaceutical companies comply with international legislation, which focuses on ensuring genuine medicines reach patients and product authentication. SAP applications enable serial number management and regulatory reporting capabilities. Companies can use SAP to facilitate collaboration with supply chain partners, such as contract manufacturers and wholesalers. SAP cloud platform enables trading partners to exchange large amounts of serialization and associated data.
- Pharmaceutical companies must guard against product counterfeiting, reimbursement fraud, diversion, and medication errors.
- A company must include verification in case of the return of vaccine packs or an apparent tampering of the products.
- SAP’s digital network consists of a blockchain-based verification repository to eliminate such counterfeit products along the supply chain.
- Once manufacturers push data into the blockchain, wholesale distributors can execute verification requests. Since these solutions can be integrated into a pharmaceutical company’s backbone, your company enjoys a holistic view of its end-end processes.
2. Ensures patient safety and eliminates the risk of fake vaccines
Pharmaceutical thefts have cost billions of dollars worth of losses annually. One measure taken to overcome this challenge was to implement serialization. Serialization of pharmaceuticals protects the end-user and prevents manufacturers from producing fake goods.
SAP serialization allows you to provide a unique identifier (UID). It enables manufacturers to define regulations based on the laws of each country. For example, certain countries may require the entire product dose to be serialized, while others may require each unit to be serialized. SAP allows you to comply according to your country’s regulations. However, serialization is just the first step.
3. Helps you gain visibility of the vaccine from its source to destination
SAP ATTP allows for a transparent journey of vaccine from its source to the destination. Tracking involves knowing the current status, such as the current location of the shipment, in whose possession it is, and the condition of the vaccine, while Tracing involves knowing the past, such as where the vaccine has been, who had it, and was it handled appropriately.
SAP ATTP is beneficial to companies since the early stages of production and distribution. As it allows you to enter all the product details into the system, it is easy to locate where the product is at any given point in the supply chain. Furthermore, SAP can enable withdrawing a specific compromised batch instead of an entire shipment saving a considerable amount of money.
Pharmaceutical regulations vary from country to country. Nevertheless, all pharmaceutical products must be serialized for easy identification within the supply chain. Apart from this, certain governments may require companies to report data to regulatory bodies or authorities. They may also require verification of the products to ensure it is an authentic product. SAP can make these tasks more efficient as it allows you to:
- Generate and format serialized numbers
- Aggregate goods for quick and easy scanning of the vaccine units
Leave no loopholes in the vaccine supply chain
SAP ATTP helps pharmaceutical industries to gain real-time visibility into the location and condition of their product along the entire supply chain. In addition, it helps them perform better management by allowing real-time reporting and analysis to turn insights into actions fueling the mission to vaccinate the world.
As an SAP Silver Partner, Fingent can help you implement SAP ATTP seamlessly and cost-effectively. Time is of the essence right now, and vaccine producers need to get the vaccine out faster while ensuring safety and compliance. So let’s save lives together. Connect with our SAP expert to see how you can benefit from implementing Advanced Track and Trace for pharmaceuticals.
How Can Your Business Gain Value from SAP S/4HANA Implementation?
Companies need a digital core to overcome complexity and drive digital transformation. SAP S/4HANA is a digital core ERP that can help companies overcome complexity and thrive in today’s disruptive market.
Businesses are growing by the minute and are moving faster than ever before. Thanks to the innovative developments and improvements of the digital world!
However, today’s unprecedented disruption calls for more. Businesses need unique ways to emerge stronger from intense challenges that they might never have encountered before. C-level leaders and business owners are looking for ways to become more resilient. They understand that to keep up with ever-changing customer needs, they must invest in automation, analytics, and cloud technologies. The key priority has consequently been the move to SAP S/4HANA.
S/4 HANA is an intelligent ERP software that helps you reinvent your business model by providing easy access to real-time data.
Read more: SAP S/4HANA: Redefining End-To-End Solution
C-level leaders and executives need to understand that the journey to SAP S/4HANA is not just an IT exercise. It is an integral part of their broader digital transformation. Business owners need to review their business processes, end-to-end data, and system integrations. Such a review would assist them in developing an overall business value to guide their journey. This blog explores eight practical ways to raise business performance with your SAP S/4HANA journey.
What makes your SAP S/4HANA journey complicated?
Before we get into how to get your business booming with SAP S/4HANA, let’s look at why some C-level leaders and executives find this journey challenging.
Planning and delivering your SAP S/4HANA journey is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for transformation and generates significant investment returns. Today, C-level leaders and executives struggle to answer these three hows:
- How to articulate the business value case to generate substantial returns on investment?
- How to ensure that the program remains business-led?
- How to leverage the power of the cloud?
Leaders and executives must consider creative ways to harness the power of SAP S/4HANA. It includes the design phase, building phase, and running phase. Business value can only rise when new sources are developed that enable the business to react quickly to recover from disruption.
8 practical steps to gain business value from SAP S/4HANA journey
Here are eight practical steps that answer the ‘hows’ and more:
1. Articulate the business value case
You may have already set aside a significant amount of resources, both in terms of finances and staffing, to embrace the journey to SAP S/4HANA. Beginning this journey with a holistic, business-led value case will help you realize its full potential and make the best of these resources. Thankfully, there is a distinct and compelling business case for every digital function. What does this mean for C-level leaders and executives?
It would mean that they must take the time to create a fact-based business value case that can be used as an anchor throughout the SAP S/4HANA journey. Why? Because a well-defined business value case will help you fund all digital transformation efforts, including SAP S/4HANA.
2. Avoid a ‘technically configured’ approach
A technology-led approach might not deliver the expected results. Why? In most cases, C-level leaders may find it daunting to understand their role in the digital transformation journey. So they prefer to delegate the responsibility to others. Such delegation instantly turns the digital journey into a secondary priority. Since others may not understand the business as you do, it will become challenging to configure the transformation to be truly business-led.
C-level leaders and executives must realize the potential and take an active role in the transformation. You can then think strategically to create a clear path to a more agile and insight-driven business.
3. Unleash the power of cloud solutions
To make quick and informed decisions, combine your internal and external data sources. Cloud-based applications and infrastructure will help you create a data strategy to deliver real-time insights. A well-defined cloud strategy will enable you to align the data, identify the best data sources, understand how to measure and maintain quality data, and manage your data.
4. Integrate suppliers before it is too late
For specific industries such as automation, supply ecosystems are strategically important. Though it may seem expensive, ensure to integrate your suppliers before SAP S/4HANA is well advanced. Such integration can be less expensive where custom developments are not warranted.
5. Leverage AI to boost your current and future business models
Businesses worldwide face extraordinary challenges and disruption today. Automation-driven growth will be the only constant during this period of uncertainty. Though SAP may not provide everything you currently need to build your business, it allows you to integrate non-SAP automation for various goods and services. Marrying historically siloed data with AI techniques can thus contribute to demonstrable ROI.
6. Integrate third-party content into SAP S/4HANA
SAP S/4HANA has been the backbone of most IT strategies. It provides critical infrastructure to support a variety of use cases. Most organizations know that connecting to third-party content is crucial for their ongoing success and competency. Such integration can help you create unique sector-specific use cases, so do not hesitate to integrate third-party content.
7. Use available data to speed up innovation lead time
Intelligent data management can help you break down information silos and provide you with the insight and control necessary to make tactical business decisions. When organizations collaborate to share and manage data, both parties can create tremendous potential value for their businesses.
However, tapping into the value of data ecosystems can be a challenge. You can overcome this challenge by starting small and scaling later and involving partners early on. SAP S/4HANA allows you to effortlessly harness their data by breaking down your corporate strategy into different streams. Thus, businesses can dramatically lower risk and accelerate implementation.
8. Leverage SAP Cloud Platform
SAP S/4HANA cloud database allows you to make faster decisions. Since you can integrate data from across your enterprise, you can develop applications and tools required to store volatile data. SAP Cloud Platform allows you to avoid repeating failures and minimize cost.
Manage the change impact
The SAP S/4HANA journey brings in a significant change. Treating this journey as a minor upgrade can lead to missed opportunities to leverage its full potential. This makes it extremely important to partner with the right service provider to guide you.
Why partner with an SAP AMS provider like Fingent
SAP AMS provides many benefits in managing and maintaining a company’s SAP ERP system. IT management’s role in companies has changed dramatically during the pandemic. The demand for SAP AMS (Application Management Services) is no different. As a result, applications must be adapted and kept up-to-date with the latest technological developments. Moreover, problem-solving takes time. This is a risky situation for businesses that are dependent on perfectly functioning IT.
Therefore, it is clear that to derive all those benefits from Application Management Services (AMS) while managing complex SAP applications would require an expert technology provider. An experienced partner like Fingent can ensure successful SAP application support and management. Fingent is a certified SAP Silver Partner authorized to deliver a defined SAP application support process. This blog discusses the top six benefits of working with an SAP AMS provider. Let us begin by understanding what AMS is and why it is crucial for your business.
What is SAP AMS, and why is it important?
SAP Application Management Services (AMS) are processes used to maintain, enhance and manage enterprise SAP environments. It includes development, implementation, testing, maintenance, and support. These services can be delivered by a qualified consultant that can leverage their expertise and business knowledge to provide maximum value to your company. Because they do this repeatedly, the time value is saved. An AMS provider gives you the ability to be more strategic with your SAP solution.
Here are three reasons that make AMS vital for your organization:
- Your IT becomes more strategic and less tactical
- Tailored AMS solutions can meet your specific business needs
- You will receive 24/7 assistance for your applications
Top six benefits of partnering with an SAP AMS provider
Gaining control of your digital landscape is imperative for business success. You will find it challenging to meet business requirements if your application demands too much attention. Working with an AMS provider allows your IT team to focus on strategic projects, giving your business the needed technology boost. Here are some key benefits of working with an SAP AMS provider:
1. Enhanced flexibility
We live in a world where you cannot predict what might turn everything on its head. This presents a need to be flexible in business. No matter which industry you are from, you are expected to adapt to any new situation and forge ahead. In other words, the more flexible and adaptable your business is, the more successful it will become. This makes it a smart move to keep up with new solutions constantly. Partnering with a capable SAP AMS provider will reduce the burden of suddenly having to implement more extensive projects.
2. Strategic overview
A mature SAP AMS provider will know what is essential to obtain more value from your SAP solution. With that aim, the provider will enable your organization’s IT team and resources to be more strategic than tactical. A good AMS provider will ensure that they fit seamlessly with your IT staff as an extension that enables your team to drive and deliver value-added SAP solutions.
3. Round-the-clock, follow the sun operation
Businesses looking for highly efficient, stable, robust, and cost-effective operations of their SAP environments must work with SAP-certified partners to enjoy maximum benefits. Most SAP AMS providers offer maintenance for daily operations, 24/7 production support, database services, etc. However, supporting more critical aspects such as functional and technical consulting of various SAP modules requires an experienced AMS provider who can bring in the prowess to turbocharge your applications’ landscape.
Fingent as a certified SAP Silver Partner delivers beyond the promise of regular maintenance. You can rest assured of an infrastructure that is ready to meet future challenges.
4. Tailored AMS solutions to fit your business requirements
The ideal SAP AMS partner knows your business so well that they will quickly adapt to fit your needs. Such knowledge about your organization is gained over time by maintaining a long-term relationship with your company. When you work together in partnership, you can define a right-sized and right-stored delivery model that perfectly fits your organization’s specific needs. A wide range of AMS solutions along with a capable AMS provider offers the possibility to custom-make your solution package to fulfill your unique requirements.
5. Well-equipped to positively improve ROI
Many successful organizations look for new and innovative ways to help them improve their ROIs. Partnering with an SAP AMS provider will help your business adopt new technological changes without requiring to train your employees rigorously. The AMS provider can help your business handle demands more productively. Well-maintained AMS can generate automatic reports that can help your business determine the actions taken to improve your ROI.
6. Save money with AMS
Working with an SAP AMS provider can help businesses save money. Your organization will no longer have to hire employees to carry out separate tasks. You could hire a team of professionals from your SAP AMS provider and pay only for the services you have used rather than pay for every employee individually. The amount thus saved can be directed to another department and used in the best way to generate more profits for your business.
Choice of SAP AMS provider
Remember, the choice of your SAP AMS provider directly impacts your business operations. To find a perfect match when choosing an SAP AMS provider, you must ensure that they provide deep SAP expertise along with an in-depth understanding of your IT infrastructure and process. Apart from technical expertise, your provider must have the industry know-how to understand your company’s unique needs and possess the ability to add immediate value.
We assure you that you can benefit from our SAP AMS approach at Fingent. Our AMS program can help your organization irrespective of your company’s size or your industry type. Fingent’s SAP AMS practice excels at helping you achieve operational and strategic objectives with superior technical expertise and industry knowledge. We ensure uninterrupted business operations and ongoing productivity improvement in your organization. Talk to an expert to learn more.
SAP Analytics Cloud: 7 proven ways it can help your business
From manufacturing to marketing, businesses worldwide face unforeseen challenges as they continue to meet the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many organizations are accelerating digital transformation, establishing variable cost structures, and implementing agile operations to emerge from the pandemic stronger.
While most companies believe that the pandemic will negatively impact their business, some businesses feel that the consequences will be short-term. Although most firms have been affected by the pandemic, a survey shows that two-thirds of micro firms are severely affected by the crisis than 42% of the large companies.
Amidst this uncertainty, companies must consider how the pandemic’s continuation or return in different regions will impact their recovery strategies. Businesses must face this uncertainty by reassessing assumptions, re-evaluating scenarios, and strengthening their ability to respond.
Read more: 11 Practices Followed by Leaders to Build Resilience and Ensure Rapid Business Recovery
Simply put, now is the time for businesses to focus on supporting critical areas of their business that will help them stay relevant in the new environment and plan new strategies for what’s next.
Critical areas for businesses to focus presently
- Operations and supply chain
- Strategy and branding
- Tax, trade, and regulatory
- Crisis management and response
What can businesses do?
- Leverage their crisis management team to focus on efforts in the wake of the crisis.
- Shift your focus on bringing back employees to work, assess your company’s response efforts to date, and evaluate areas for real-time course corrections.
- Use the insights the crisis has provided to help chalk out better strategies and capitalize on the opportunity for transformation.
SAP Analytics Cloud has changed the way businesses plan their strategies. It is a robust, agile analytics platform that helps firms arrive at faster and improved business decisions. Moreover, it delivers insights that can be used for enhanced decision-making and optimize resources across all processes.
Combining our functional and industry expertise with SAP Analytics Cloud, Fingent delivers analytics solutions that drive your competitive advantage, reduce costs, and increase revenue.
What is SAP Analytics Cloud?
SAP Analytics Cloud or SAC is one of the best SaaS solutions that combines all the functionalities such as planning, predictive, business intelligence, and more in one user interface. It helps save time and effort while making improved decisions.
SAP Analytics Cloud comes in two modes: Private and Public. As the name suggests, the Private edition hosts only one customer while the Public edition offers multi-tenancy. Also, cost-wise, the public edition is less expensive than the private edition.
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Top 7 business challenges solved by SAP Analytics Cloud
1. Planning and consolidating financial strategy in one solution
SAP Analytics Cloud puts together- planning, predictive, Business Intelligence, and augmented analytics competencies into a simple cloud environment that allows you to consolidate your finances, expenses, and revenues at a single source across your whole organization.
2. Discovering useful insights
SAP Analytics Cloud joins hands with machine learning and augmented analytics to help convert insights that deliver value across your business.
Augmented Analytics allows you to explore your data automatically, discover cycles and trends, and identify possible ways to effectively chalk-out your expenses and cost plans. These intelligent insights can be turned into an actionable plan using a personal sandbox environment that helps visualize your performance metrics and simulate potential budget outcomes.
3. Aligning plans across your business
There’s no denying that financial and operational planning is a must when working with multiple teams and stakeholders. SAP Analytics Cloud helps you make smart decisions. It comprises several collaborative enterprise planning tools that allow you to link and align your expense and cost plans across departments such as HR, sales, finance, marketing, IT, and supply chain in real-time. These benefits eliminate the need for sending out unnecessary emails enclosed with irrelevant plans and avoid collaborating without context.
SAP Analytics Cloud allows you to create and assign tasks with the calendar, communicate with your team in real-time with the discussion panel, and collaborate directly on your plans with the data point commenting tool.
4. Improving planning cycles with predictive analysis
Gone are the days of the tedious manual building of your expense forecasts. SAP Analytics Cloud includes exceptional machine learning and predictive analysis technology that can help you build accurate expenses and cost plans much faster.
You can use the predictive features to automate baseline expense planning forecasts based on previous data. You can then monitor plan attainment with real-time, up-to-date predictive forecasts. Its accuracy indicators enable data analysts (without any technical knowledge) to trust the data-driven predictions before including them into their planning process directly.
5. Enhancing strategic business decisions
With SAP Analytics Cloud machine learning technology, you can convert insight into action within seconds. Automated technology helps you avoid agenda-driven and biased decision-making as it provides you with insights that drive your business.
- Search to Insight – Natural language query generates visualizations to answer your questions instantly. Machine learning technology provides you with important trends quickly.
- Smart Insights – Machine learning technology helps you save time and focus more on high-value activities by allowing you to understand the significant contributors of data points without the need to pivot your data manually.
- Smart Discovery – This allows you to identify key influencers and relationships in your data to help you understand how business factors influence performance. Also, it can detect anomalies and help you take corrective measures. With machine learning projection, anyone can simulate the impact of strategic business decisions.
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6. Data modeling
SAP Analytics Cloud helps you plan and build the right model where your data is stored efficiently. With this end-to-end solution, you can immediately take action and start planning. The data modeling feature allows you to prepare your data for analysis. “Models” and “Stories” are the two key components of SAP Analytics Cloud’s BI function. Models allow you to enhance your data by cleansing, wrangling, establishing hierarchies, defining rules and conditions, and adding formulas. Stories give life to your data by letting you visualize your information through charts and graphs, which will help you gain valuable business insights.
7. End-to-end industry dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud offers business content packages tailored to individual analytic scenarios. Each package entails aesthetically built dashboards, stories, and data models carefully designed for specific lines of business and end-to-end business scenarios. Also known as Analytics Content Network, this business content library offers tried and tested best practices for leveraging your available data and accelerating your go-live. The content network is customized to work with existing SAP data sources such as SAP S/4HANA or SAP C/4HANA.
Today, businesses need to forecast changes ahead of time. SAP Analytics Cloud helps to anticipate and plan for the impact of the crisis on business. How a business responds to challenging situations determines its strength and potential to recover.
Fingent is an SAP Silver Partner. With our expertise in cloud computing and SAP services, we can support you through this critical time and help stabilize your business operations and strategize for the future. Get in touch with our expert to discuss your requirements.