The future of professional services: Everything-as-a-service
Digital transformation enables you to offer new, agile business models with flexible pricing based on business outcomes.
Business model innovation
Increasingly, professional services firms are replacing “time and materials” billing with subscription-based business models and everything as a service (XaaS).
Total talent management for virtual firms
As competition for talent intensifies, consulting firms are tapping into talent marketplaces and networks that match internal and external resources to their needs.
Power of humans and technology
Next-generation professional services automation is boosting productivity, reducing service delivery costs, and freeing experts to focus on billable work.
See how professional services customers are succeeding with SAP
Discover how technology company HCL supports growth and expansion as well as digital transformation for its clients.
Find out how McGrathNicol improved employee productivity thanks to easier and faster access to information and streamlined workflows.
Learn how professional services firm PwC makes it easier for its experts to work with clients around the world.
Explore how professional services company Accenture operates with insight, agility, efficiency, and compliance across its business.
What are the leading analysts saying about SAP?
Elevating strategy and service delivery to meet sustainability goals
Learn how organisations are incorporating a sustainable philosophy into their overall business and technology implementation in this report from SAP and Oxford Economics.
Driving everything as a service in Professional Services
The traditional business model of ‘time and materials’ has given way to bundled, Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) offerings in the professional services industry. Read about the impact to the industry in this Futurum report.
Uncover keys to success from industry experts
Learn how you can overcome some of your greatest challenges today and in the future by becoming an interconnected company that can collaborate across functions and make better, data-driven decisions.
Leveraging technology to deliver XaaS in professional services
This report explores the projects that some companies in the professional service sector report they have completed, are completing, or are planning to complete, that leverage software technology to transform internal processes.
Explore how we can help your professional services business run better
85% decrease in the effort to create a lead.
After a rigorous selection process, SAP S/4HANA emerged as the clear favourite across a broad cross-section of stakeholders due to better ROI and its international capabilities. To date, we are tracking well to that business case, with plenty more opportunity remaining in the pipeline.
Christine Laurens, Chief Financial Officer, Kearney
25% reduction in customer onboarding and project initiation time.
Source: McGrathNicol Services
By using technology to take the pain out of routine tasks, our teams can now focus on delivering high-value work for clients. A number of frustrating administrative tasks can now be done efficiently, anytime and anywhere.
Brendan Tanner, Head of Finance, McGrathNicol Services
7% increase in performance-related feedback.
Source: Ernst & Young
Our people are central to our offering, and our most engaged teams deliver the highest quality, the best profitability, and the greatest client satisfaction. That’s why ensuring a positive employee experience is critical to our business.
Penny Stoker, Global Leader of HR Services, EY
13 hours saved each month through process automation.
Source: Nagarro ES
Our implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud has enabled us to gain valuable experience, automate processes, and build a new line of business. This ensures the success of our customer projects and has helped us become the first partner globally to have received the SAP Recognised Expertise designation for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.”
Carl-Philipp Müller, Director SAP Cloud Services, Nagarro ES
Get started with SAP’s cloud solutions for professional services
SAP can help you start or enhance your professional services digital transformation – no matter where you are in your journey. If you have yet to move to cloud ERP, you can get started with the RISE with SAP solution. If you already have cloud ERP – from SAP or any other vendor – you can enhance your professional services capabilities with our industry cloud solutions.
RISE with SAP
RISE with SAP provides customers with complete business transformation as a service (BTaaS) in a single package. At its core is SAP S/4HANA Cloud, business process intelligence, technology credits, and more. RISE with SAP also includes solutions for:
Industry cloud solutions
Built by SAP and our partners on an open platform, SAP’s industry cloud solutions address specific industry needs for the professional services sector. Designed to work with your existing SAP and third-party systems, these specialised cloud applications can help you drive cost-effective transformation and sustainable growth.
Featured cloud solutions for professional services
SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
Benefit from individualised experiences and strategic solutions that empower employees to reach their potential.
SAP Subscription Billing
Take a simplified approach to all tasks, from subscription product design to lifecycle management, and automate billing to create and monetize quickly and effectively.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud for projects, resource management
Get a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence – specifically across core financial and engagement management processes.
Integrated Project Pricing and Estimating by Twenty5 LLC
Drive efficiency and continuous learning in project-based pricing and estimating. You can use best practices, mine historical data, and improve collaboration to respond to quotation requests faster and more accurately.
Time Tracking for Service Organisations by Replicon
Capture, validate, and transform project time data in a modern user experience across desktop and mobile devices. The solution integrates with SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors solutions, supporting global governance.
Enterprise Workforce Optimisation Platform By ProFinda Limited
Align the work priorities of your organisation with the capabilities and desires of your workforce. This solution helps you find the right person for an assignment or role in seconds.
Explore your professional services resource centre
Discover how integrating processes across your midsize business can help you succeed in the new economy.
Learn how companies that adopt technical, cultural, and organisational change can provide innovative, value-added services.
Explore how SAP S/4HANA provides a proven framework for adopting industry best practices while attaining operational excellence.
Find out how the professional services industry is evolving in the face of changing market conditions and client demands.
Connect the key processes of bid management – execution, delivery, and outcomes – to meet customer expectations.
Explore research-based insights into how midsize professional services firms are addressing priorities, opportunities, and risks.