Modern business is driven to address the complexities of ever-changing requirements. Given this, aren’t you looking for a single go-to tool that gives you smarter and faster capabilities that make your end-to-end decisions easy and helps you to take immediate action? Westernacher’s Planning & Analytics Forum 2022 showcases such analytical capabilities from SAP Analytics Cloud, powered by the in-memory technology of SAP S/4HANA.
Learn how to use dashboards to visualize your supply chain health, leverage self-service reporting tools for your financial transformation, and see how you can gain relevant, accurate and actionable insights that much faster. As a future-ready enterprise, you will doubtlessly need a resource planning system that supports your goals for sustainability and achieving carbon neutrality. Discover how to turn your business around and future-proof it now.
SAP Analytics – The central component of modern corporate management
Iver: SAP runs an aggressive roadmap for data discovery using the SAC Data Analyzer functionality. Later this year we bring chart widgets and commenting to it, bringing it on par with what you used to do in Lumira Discovery.
Iver: Cool. The planning functionality in SAC is indeed second to none.
Iver: Absolutely YES. That is the whole idea of Analytics Catalog: you can publish SAC, BusinessObjects and 3rd party (Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, XLSX, etc) in Analytics Catalog. End users don’t really care what technology their dashboard is created in as long as they find their info.
Iver: Analytics Designer is already on par with Lumira Designer and brings on top the issue of Planning and Predictive functionality. One thing is not yet available but coming soon: composites. We have no migration tools to migrate Lumira Designer dashboards to SAC Analytics Designer ones.
The road to Data Warehouse Cloud
Iver: In 2022 we will gradually deliver a live, bi-directional connection for planning data to SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, opening the possibility for “live” planning. See our roadmap.
xP&A and finance transformation
Kenneth: SAP DWC as a central data hub is an important piece, but SAC Planning – IFP will still stand on its own legs. SAP DWC as a foundation is optional. Retraction to ACDOCP will continue to be offered. It is needed for operational reporting in S/4HANA to perform deviance analysis in S/4HANA.
Integrated sustainability steering & reporting powered by SAP Analytics
- Discover how to become carbon neutral with SAC
- Learn how to shape your supply chain with dashboards
- New generation x (extended Planning & Analysis) tools explained
- Discover the benefits of new generation xP&A tools
- Headcount and personnel cost planning with SAC
- How to monitor you carbon footprint with SAC
- Deep dive into carbon analytics with SAC
- Learn how xP&A can transform your financial planning
Jürgen Bauer & Iver van de Zand, SAP
Claudia Quilitz, Westernacher Consulting
Dr Peter Hannig-Mues, Westernacher Consulting
Dr. Russell Sadd, Westernacher Consulting & Lars Jakob, SAP
Kenneth Dalvik, SAP SE
Mark Mrosek, Westernacher Consulting
Florian Decker & Frank Pilgrim, SAP
Mark Mrosek & Dr Russell Sadd, Westernacher Consulting
Dr Oliver Blau, Westernacher Consulting
Kenneth is a business-oriented IT specialist with over 14 years of experience in BI, Analytics and Enterprise IT covering several technology platforms and capabilities. His experience covers many industries and processes including Finance, Spend Management, HR and Workforce Management, Sales and Opportunity Management, Credit Risk Management and Manufacturing.
Russell is a partner at Westernacher and Senior Solution Architect with over 20 years of experience in analytics, and a long chain of major project implementations behind him. In recent years, he has driven the implementation of cloud-based financial planning solutions that truly leverage the latest SAP in-memory technologies.
Mark is Practice Director Business Planning & Analytics at Westernacher with more than 10 years of experience in finance and analytics across a wide range of industries. He is lately focusing on SAP Analytics Cloud and is currently managing first-time customer implementations across three continents.
Oliver is Director of Westernacher BMC GmbH (the German legal entity) and COO of the Westernacher Group. He has over 20 years of consulting experience, providing advice to senior management of Westernacher clients and guides top class global players through complex business reengineering and IT challenges.
Claudia Quilitz is an SAP-BI specialist with more than ten years of experience. Her main focus is on the construction of ETL-processes in SAP BW and the creation of reporting applications for different levels of management with Business Objects tools and SAP Analytics Cloud.
Peter is a partner at Westernacher Consulting, with 20+ years of consulting experience advising clients facing complex IT challenges. He has designed, built and introduced a great number of business intelligence and planning environments of differing sizes and has covered all aspects of such implementations for well-known multinational companies.
At a glance
March 22-24, 2022