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Business Planning & Analytics.

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There has never been a better time to benefit from the insights you can gain from data. More and more data is available, computing power is ever increasing, and data science is becoming a mature discipline. But data alone is of no value. It’s what you are capable of doing with the data that is decisive. With a dedicated team of data analytics experts, we guide you in becoming a data-driven company with SAP Business Analytics. Make precise decisions based on information. With our help you will succeed quickly and reliably.

Next generation business analytics.

Defining the right key performance indicators, performance indicators and metrics is vital for taking the right business decisions. These should be based on your strategy, targets and processes.
With our 4-step approach we ensure a common understanding of the data between different parts of your organization by creating a common analytical language.
Based on our approach, we collaborate with you to develop a tailor-made approach based on your individual situation. You will receive a comprehensible roadmap outlining how to iteratively improve your company’s knowledge generation and decision support based on its data.

How to turn today’s complexity of business data to your competitive advantage.

Westernacher Consulting implements your analytics strategy using the latest software and tools from SAP.
Understand
1
your KPIs and processes.
Create
2
an analytical language.
Define
3
a global analytics approach.
Establish
4
a technology roadmap and project plan.

Our tools for SAP Business Analytics.

BW on HANA
BW4/HANA

Data modelling
Extraction
Real-time integration
HANA optimization
Semantic layers
Self-service foundation
Data lifecycle management
User and role concepts

Datasphere

Datasphere as a service
Enterprise semantic layer
Adapters for fast application data integration

Analytics Cloud

Data modelling
Extraction
Real-time integration
Self-service visualization templates
Analytic application building
Predictive analytics
Planning

BI platform

Formatted reporting
Scheduling
Exception reporting
Central report repository
Publishing

Lumira

Data visualization
Self-service
Application building

Predictive Analytics

Data science
Predictions
Predictive model evaluation
Model industrialization

BW (4/HANA)

Data modelling
Extraction
Real-time integration
HANA optimization
Semantic layers
Self-service foundation
Data lifecycle management
User and role concepts
Data Modelling
Extraction
Real-time integration
HANA optimization
Semantic Layers
Self Service Foundation
Data Lifecycle Management
User and role concepts

Data­sphere

Datasphere as a service
Enterprise semantic layer
Adapters for fast application data integration
Vora/ big data integration
Enterprise semantic layer
Cross-system process controll

Analytics Cloud

Data modelling
Extraction
Real-time integration
Self-service visualization templates
Analytic application building
Predictive analytics
Planning
Data Modelling
Extraction
Real-time integration
Self service visualization templates
Analytic application building
Predictive analytics
Planning

BI platform

Formatted reporting
Scheduling
Exception reporting
Central report repository
Publishing
Formatted reporting
Scheduling
Exception reporting
Central report repository
Publishing

Lumira

Data visualization
Self-service
Application building
Data visualization
Self-service
Application building

Predictive Analytics

Data science
Predictions
Predictive model evaluation
Model industrialization
Data science
Predictions
Predictive model evaluation
Model industrialization

Westernacher Consulting – the analytics experts.

As in many other areas of the value chain, Westernacher Consulting is also a true pioneer in data analytics. We have been working with SAP analytics products for 19 years and even longer on analytics projects. Leverage your hidden data capital with our global team of experts.
We combine business knowledge with deep technical understanding. Based on this, we implement exactly the analytical applications that are relevant for your business and will guide you to take the right decisions and actions. We show meaningful KPIs to you and the right technologies to implement them.

>20

years of experience

>45

engagements
Establish quick wins with Westernacher.

Time-to-Value Solutions for Financial Planning & Reporting.

Benefit from our Fast Sales Forecasting and Revenue Planning Solution – or from our Fast Headcount & Personnel Cost Planning Solution – in just 60 days. Obtain comprehensive planning in just 90 days with our Fast Cost Center Planning Solution – including Headcount & Personnel Cost Planning.
Fast Solution
“Sales Forecasting and Revenue Planning”
The Fast Solution “Sales Forecasting and Revenue Planning” is ready for use in 8 weeks – from project start, and initial training, to go-live and a subsequent hypercare phase. It replaces manual or Excel-based – or even user-unfriendly sales and revenue planning solutions – with a framework based on SAP Analytics Cloud, as already implemented by Westernacher in numerous customer projects.
Fast Solution
“Headcount & Personnel Cost Planning”
The Fast Solution “Headcount & Personnel Cost Planning” is ready for use in 6 weeks – from project start, and initial training, to go-live and a subsequent hypercare phase. It replaces manual or Excel-based – or even user-unfriendly headcount planning solutions – with a framework based on SAP Analytics Cloud, as already implemented by Westernacher in numerous customer projects.
Fast Solution
“Cost Center Planning”
The Fast Solution “Cost Center Planning” is ready for use in 12 weeks – from project start, and initial training, to go-live and a subsequent hypercare phase. It replaces manual or Excel-based – or even user-unfriendly cost center planning solutions – with a framework based on SAP Analytics Cloud, as already implemented by Westernacher in numerous customer projects. This package provides a comprehensive cost planning by adding planning of CAPEX/OPEX, Internal Orders as well as the requisite cost allocation functionality, to the modules from the Headcount & Personnel Cost Planning package.
Fast Solution
“Financial Planning”
The Fast Solution “Financial Planning” is ready for use in 24 weeks – from project start, and initial training, to go-live and a subsequent hypercare phase. It replaces manual or Excel-based – or even user-unfriendly planning solutions with a framework based on SAP Analytics Cloud, as already implemented by Westernacher in numerous customer projects. This package involves all of the modules from our Sales Forecasting, Revenue Planning and Cost Center Planning packages, and rounds the Business Planning off with a Cash Flow planning tool and P&L functionality for Target Planning.

It all starts with a workshop.

Analytics
Inspiration Day

A unique opportunity for your company to gather all relevant leaders and specialists for an inspirational, interactive and hands-on workshop.

Program (approx. 4 hours)

  • Understanding current opportunities to leverage your data
  • Lessons learned in advanced analytics projects
  • Demonstration of selected analytic tools
  • Definition future high level goals

SAP Analytics Cloud Inspiration Day

A unique opportunity for your company to gather all relevant leaders and specialists for an inspirational, interactive and hands-on workshop.

Program (approx. 4 hours)

  • Understand SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Hands-on live example
  • Lessons learned in projects
  • Definition of your way to Analytics Cloud

SAP Datasphere Discovery Workshop

Discover how to

  • enable business users with A-Z self-service analytics
  • transform your current on-premise or SAP BW landscape into a cloud solution
  • enrich datasets with semantics

Program

  • Preparation Call (remote, 1 hour)
  • Discovery Day (onsite, 4 hours)
  • Pilot Phase (max 90 days)
  • Recommendation day (remote, 2 hours)

Analytics Insights.

Articles
Unveiling SAP Datasphere access rights: Navigating data access constellations.
The ease of financial planning with SAP Analytics Cloud.
Financial planning with SAP Analytics Cloud.
Business Analytics: How to efficiently implement a KPI system?
Business Analytics: The Westernacher approach to KPI-driven Performance Management.
References
German book retailer Thalia adopts SAC mobile apps for enhanced flexibility and efficiency.
Oetiker Group transforms parts of its IT landscape with SAP BW on HANA.
Webinars
Real-time evaluation of your yard operations with SAP Yard Logistics Insights.
Real-time monitoring and evaluation of your transportation operations with SAP TM Insights.
Digitize HR processes with SAP cloud technologies.
White paper
Boost business performance with SAC mobile apps.
Sustainability Analytics: How to integrate the reporting and planning of your carbon emissions into your company.
How KPIs help to steer your company.
Supply chain is the heart of the organization.

Let's work together.

Sales Forecasting and Revenue Planning – Time-to-Value Solutions

Fast Solution "Sales Forecasting and Revenue Planning".

The “Fast” Sales Forecasting and Revenue Planning solution is ready for use in 8 weeks – from project start, and initial training, to go-live and a subsequent hypercare phase. It replaces manual or Excel-based – or even user-unfriendly sales and revenue planning solutions – with a framework based on SAP Analytics Cloud, as already implemented by Westernacher in numerous customer projects.
We bring in the state-of-the-art planning layouts that have already been tested in practice and can be used immediately after creation to perform sales and revenue planning.
  • The planning layouts are based on SAC and contain all necessary planning functions
  • Integrated plan/actual comparisons are modeled and provided with stories
  • Excel interfaces for actual data upload are prepared
  • All activities are executed within 2 months

Key offerings

  • Fast setup of a proven planning solution
  • Modern cloud-based planning layouts
  • Use of integrated planning functions
  • Optional: Integration in S/4 with standard extractors

Solution highlights

  • Integrated SAC training prepares your staff both for the use and administration of the planning solution, and to empower them to do self-service of future enhancements

  • The initial planning phase is supported by an integrated hypercare phase

  • The system is prepared for the automatic import of actual data

Headcount & Personnel Cost Planning – Time-to-Value Solutions

Fast Solution "Headcount & Personnel Cost Planning".

The “Fast” Headcount & Personnel Cost Planning solution is ready for use in 6 weeks – from project start, and initial training, to go-live and a subsequent hypercare phase. It replaces manual or Excel-based – or even user-unfriendly headcount planning solutions – with a framework based on SAP Analytics Cloud, as already implemented by Westernacher in numerous customer projects.
We bring in the state-of-the-art planning layouts that have already been tested in practice and can be used immediately after creation to perform headcount and personnel cost planning.
  • The planning layouts are based on SAC and contain all necessary planning functions
  • Integrated plan/actual comparisons are modeled and provided with stories
  • Excel interfaces for actual data upload are prepared
  • All activities are executed within 2 months

Key offerings

  • Fast setup of a proven planning solution
  • Modern cloud-based planning layouts
  • Use of integrated planning functions
  • Optional: Integration in S/4 with standard extractors

Solution highlights

  • Integrated SAC training prepares your staff both for the use and administration of the planning solution, and to empower them to do self-service of future enhancements
  • The initial planning phase is supported by an integrated hypercare phase
  • The system is prepared for the automatic import of actual data

Cost Center Planning – Time-to-Value Solutions

Fast Solution
"Cost Center Planning".

The “Fast” Cost Center Planning solution is ready for use in 12 weeks – from project start, and initial training, to go-live and a subsequent hypercare phase. It replaces manual or Excel-based – or even user-unfriendly cost center planning solutions – with a framework based on SAP Analytics Cloud, as already implemented by Westernacher in numerous customer projects.
We bring in the state-of-the-art planning layouts that have already been tested in practice and can be used immediately after creation to perform cost center planning.
  • The planning layouts are based on SAC and contain all necessary planning functions
  • Integrated plan/actual comparisons are modeled and provided with stories
  • Excel interfaces for actual data upload are prepared
  • All activities are executed within 3 months

Key offerings

  • Fast setup of a proven planning solution
  • Modern cloud-based planning layouts
  • Use of integrated planning functions
  • Optional: Integration in S/4 with standard extractors

Solution highlights

  • Integrated SAC training prepares your staff both for the use and administration of the planning solution, and to empower them to do self-service of future enhancements
  • The initial planning phase is supported by an integrated hypercare phase
  • The system is prepared for the automatic import of actual data

Financial Planning – Time-to-Value Solutions

Fast Solution "Financial Planning".

The “Fast” Financial Planning solution is ready for use in 24 weeks – from project start, and initial training, to go-live and a subsequent hypercare phase. It replaces manual or Excel-based – or even user-unfriendly cost center planning solutions – with a framework based on SAP Analytics Cloud, as already implemented by Westernacher in numerous customer projects. This package includes dedicated Revenue Planning and Cash Flow Planning in addition to all of the modules from the Cost Center Planning package.

We bring in the state-of-the-art planning layouts that have been tested in practice and can be used immediately after creation to perform financial planning.

  • The planning layouts are based on SAC and contain all necessary planning functions
  • Integrated plan/actual comparisons are modeled and provided with stories
  • Excel interfaces for actual data upload are prepared
  • All activities are executed within 6 months

Key offerings

  • Fast setup of a planning solution that has been proven many times over
  • Modern cloud-based planning layouts
  • Use of integrated planning functions
  • Optional: Integration in S/4 with standard extractors

Solution highlights

  • Integrated SAC training prepares your staff both for the use and administration of the planning solution, and to empower them to do self-service of future enhancements
  • The initial planning phase is supported by an integrated hypercare phase
  • The system is prepared for the automatic import of actual data

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