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Exploring the SAP S/4HANA finance transformation journey

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This infographic captures polling results from a recent Deloitte Dbriefs webcast on SAP S/4HANA and SAP Central Finance, both the benefits and opportunities presented for organizations undergoing digital transformation.

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Exploring the SAP S/4HANA finance transformation journey

  1. 1. Exploring the SAP S/4HANA® finance transformation journey In Fall 2019, 4,576 people tuned in for a Dbriefs webcast, “Exploring the SAP S/4HANA finance transformation journey,” during which the audience was polled about SAP S/4HANA and SAP Central Finance. Here are the highlights: What is the largest SAP S/4HANA digital transformation opportunity within your organization? A closer look across industries Top findings across organizational levels •• C-Suite indicated that the greatest opportunity for SAP S/4HANA in their organization rests in process simplification and standardization (21%), followed by real-time reporting and analytics (16%). •• Executives* and Managers indicated single source of truth ERP (17% and 18%, respectively) and process simplification and standardization (16% and 18%, respectively) as the top opportunities. Poll respondents indicated process simplification and standardization, a single source of truth ERP, and real-time reporting and analytics as the primary opportunities for SAP S/4HANA at their organization. 16% 9% 17% 9% 30% 3% FS CNSR ER&I GPS LSHC Other TMT FS CNSR ER&I GPS LSHC Other TMT FS CNSR ER&I GPS LSHC Other TMT 16% Number of respondents 3,972 Single source of truth ERP Data clean-up and governance Process simplification and standardization Increased finance process automation (e.g., robotic process automation, natural language generation) Real-time reporting and analytics M&A integration Don’t know/not applicable Process simplification and standardization 17% A single source of truth ERP 16% Real-time reporting and analytics 16% 18% 20% 12% 13% 17% 11% 19% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 16% 22% 13% 9% 16% 6% 16% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% % 16% 12% 21% 14%14% 15 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% *Executives = Directors and above (excluding C-suite) FS: Financial Services GPS: Government & Public Services LSHC: Life Sciences & Healthcare TMT: Technology, Media & Telecommunications CNSR: Consumer ER&I: Energy, Resources & Industrials Industry key C-Suite respondents indicated consistency of KPI definitions and reports as the most compelling benefit, but across other role categories, single language for finance to speak was noted as the most compelling benefit, as well as in the overall average. Single language for finance to speak (e.g., common data definitions) 27% Consistency of KPI definitions and reports 21% Rapid reporting after newly acquired business integration 17% •• More than any other industry, Energy, Resources & Industrials respondents indicated having a single language for finance to speak as the most compelling benefit of Central Finance (34% compared to 28% average). •• Government & Public Services respondents indicated rapid reporting after newly acquired business integration to be a top benefit of Central Finance, more so than the average respondent (20% compared to 17% average). •• More than any other industry, Consumer respondents indicated consistency of KPI definitions and reports as the most compelling benefit of Central Finance (24% compared to 22% average). Single language for finance to speak (e.g., common data definitions) Consistency of KPI definitions and reports Rapid reporting after newly acquired business integration I do not think Central Finance will be beneficial for my organization Don’t know/not applicable 27% 21% 29% 6% 17% Number of respondents 3,953 25% 22% 23% 20% 16% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% C-Suite Executive Manager Analyst Other 14% 17% 17% 19% 17% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% C-Suite Executive Manager Analyst Other As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte USA LLP, Deloitte LLP and their respective subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Copyright © 2019 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. Top findings across industries A closer look across organizational levels Explore more in the CFO guide to SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance: www2.deloitte.com/us/cfo-sap-s4hana C-Suite Executive Manager Analyst Other 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 21% 28% 28% 27% 23% 18% Based on what you learned about SAP Central Finance, what is the most compelling benefit that you see for your organization?

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