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Learn how Predictive Analysis and Modeling can help your Finance Organization transform into a strategic business partner driving top and bottom line.

Learn how Predictive Analysis and Modeling can help your Finance Organization transform into a strategic business partner driving top and bottom line.

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  • 1. SAP  Information  Sheet Analytics  Solutions  from  SAP Quick  Facts ! 2013 SAP AG or an SAP a/liate company. All rights reserved. Use  Advanced  Analytics     to  Guide  Your  Business  to     Financial  Success Overview
  • 2. Quick  Facts Overview Summary With advanced analytics from SAP Anance   , experts can predict the future by analyzing Big Data – and then take informed steps to inJuence business outcomes in real time. Our solutions, which can run on the SAP HANAO   platform, democratize predictive insight with an intuitive interface designed for business   analysts and users. It’s never been easier to spot trends, risks, and patterns; run what-if scenarios to And the best course of action;   and address potential problems before business performance is impacted.   Objectives •   Anticipate business outcomes given economic uncertainty and growing margin pressures •   Forecast and plan more eUectively despite increased risk •   Increase the accuracy of forward-looking statements   Solution •   Mine Big Data and visualize the future to spot hidden trends, risks, opportunities, and patterns •   Run what-if scenarios and And the best possible outcomes in split seconds •   Advise and act before problems happen and opportunities pass •   Automate and simplify the predictive modeling process to empower business users     Bene%ts •   Reach your business goals faster by turning dormant data into new opportunities •   Stay agile and gain a competitive edge with e/cient forecasting and planning •   Solve problems before they happen by proactively exposing hidden risks and hazards Learn  more Contact your SAP sales representative, or visit us  online  at  www.sap.com/predictive. 2  /  4 ! 2013 SAP AG or an SAP a/liate company. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Quick  Facts Overview SUPPORT  HUMAN  JUDGMENT  WITH     PREDICTIVE  INSIGHT As a Anance executive, your focus is on guiding your organization to a Anancially positive future. But this isn’t easy – even if you have the latest business intelligence and reporting   solutions to understand past and current   performance. To succeed, you need to bridge the gap between strategic and operational   decision making. Advanced analytics from SAP can help. Designed for business users, the SAPO software combines the power of data visualization, data mining, predictive modeling, and collaboration to provide lightning-fast insight into Anancial and operational contexts. With full support for the record-to-act process, it helps you examine the past, extrapolate the future, and take the best corrective action. As you execute business plans, you can assess your current direction by answering questions like “Based on the past, what’s likely going to happen?” and “Which factors are correlated – and how will they impact us?” As a result, you can take steps to reach goals faster, gain a competitive edge, capture opportunities, and address   issues that could derail future performance. EMBEDDING  ADVANCED  ANALYTICS   WITHIN  FINANCE  PROCESSES   You’ll realize the most value when you embed advanced analytics within Anance processes. For example, the table on the next page summarizes typical use cases for integrating   predictive analytics into Anance processes.   In each case, timely, actionable, and forwardlooking insights transform business outcomes. 3 / 4
  • 4. www.sap.com Quick  Facts Overview Use  Cases  for  Predictive  Analytics  in  Finance  Processes   Use  Case Summary Receivables aging Optimize your receivables aging process and collect overdue amounts faster by setting alerts when customers deviate from past payment patterns. Cash forecasting Project future receipts, identify slow and fast payers, and detect systemic issues to address and improve receivables management. Payables optimization Make better use of excess cash by taking advantage of incentives for early payment oUered by suppliers. ProAtability management Cascade departmental goals with a top-down approach using   decision trees that show the route to desired outcomes as deAned by statistical algorithms. Detection of Anancial risks Cluster customers and products to see what makes them proAtable, deAne criteria and action plans to drive growth, and analyze outliers before they hurt performance. Company performance risk management Incorporate macroeconomic factors into business plans and get a forecasted “sneak preview” into your Anancials midperiod to avoid surprising news. 4 / 4 CMP28650  (13/12)     ! 2013 SAP AG or an SAP a/liate company. All rights reserved.
  • 5. ! 2013 SAP AG or an SAP a/liate company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any purpose without the express permission of SAP AG. The information contained herein may be changed without prior notice. Some software products marketed by SAP AG and its distributors contain proprietary software components of other software vendors. National product speciAcations may vary. These materials are provided by SAP AG and its a/liated companies (“SAP Group”) for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAP Group products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. Please  see  http:/ /www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx#trademark for additional trademark information and notices.