Business Planning & Analytics.

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. 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.
1
Understand
your KPIs and processes.
2
Create
an analytical language.
3
Define
a global analytics approach.
4
Establish
a technology roadmap and project plan.

Our tools for 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

Data Warehouse Cloud

Data warehouse 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

Data Warehouse Cloud

Data warehouse 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.

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.
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.
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. 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” 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 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

Analytics Insights.

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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SAP S/4HANA ERP & Finance

Basic workshop.

Reinvent yourself. See what is possible with S/4HANA.
This workshop is designed for decision-makers from business and IT who want to get a first basic overview of fundamental innovations, functions and technology of SAP S/4HANA.
SAP S/4HANA is currently intensely under discussion, there are lots of sometimes confusing information about S/4HANA. It is difficult to find out what S/4HANA really means for current and future SAP customers. Find the right answer for your company in our individual expert discussions and get the information you need to define your companies IT-strategy.

Goals. Expectations. Lessons.

Your individual workshop program.
  • What is S/4HANA?
  • What does it mean for your company?
  • What innovations does S/4HANA really have, what significance do they have for your company, processes and IT?
  • What is the best way to implement S/4HANA
  • On Premise or Cloud – which model fits your strategy?
  • How are S/4HANA projects planned and implemented successfully?

Your workshop details.

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Place

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Time

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