Adapting quickly to change is essential in the fast-moving world of business. Extended planning and analysis (xP&A) helps you bring your people and plans together to increase agility and performance, no matter what events unfold. We support xP&A with smooth integration between your plans and SAP applications.
You can establish a simplified, comprehensive planning process by bringing together financial, supply chain, and workforce planning. By creating one connected plan across lines of business, you strengthen collaboration throughout your organisation.
Perform instant analysis for planning and actuals in one integrated solution
SAP S/4HANA Cloud and the SAP Analytics Cloud solution provide a unified and tightly integrated solution to help the finance function drive business value, analysing actuals and creating better business plans and forecasts. Together, the solutions allow finance and planning teams to respond faster to changes and gain a competitive advantage.
Unite ERP and financial planning in one integrated solution
Close the gap between insight and action
Deliver instant variance analysis with live access to actuals
Machine learning and artificial intelligence help you anticipate change by analysing forecasts and workforce supply and demand plans. You can assess and determine target talent management interventions to help ensure your organisation has the right people in place at the right time with SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Analytics Cloud solutions.
Create forecasts, conduct risk analysis, develop strategies, see impacts, build cost models, and assign action and accountability
Refine headcount plans and gain visibility into workforce plans
Use smart capabilities to identify trends and simulate future outcomes such as flight risks, workforce diversity, HR budgets, and more
Maximise revenue and increase sales quota attainment
SAP Territory and Quota solution streamlines sales planning and empowers business users to create, optimise, and deliver territory assignments. Quotas are assigned with agility, fairness, and transparency. It refines capacities and aligns quotas to provide the ability to quickly respond to market changes or sales representative turnover.
Model, compare, and create optimised territory configurations in minutes with AI territory optimisation and balancing
Improve sales plan accuracy with dual top-down, bottom-up quota analysis that leverages real, historic, and expected performance
Refine territory configuration with geospatial visualisation of account and prospect data
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Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A)
Three reasons you need xP&A now
The world is rapidly changing every second and as a business you need planning processes to be agile so you can be on top of new market forces and ensure your business outcomes are optimised no matter what is thrown at you.
Extended planning and analysis (xP&A) is the process of linking strategic, financial, and operational plans for greater visibility into not only individual plans and forecasts but all plans across the organisation to be more aligned and agile.
The world is moving faster than ever before and siloed planning in spreadsheets and disconnected tools simply doesn't work anymore. xP&A brings finance and the entire business into alignment with strategic goals, allowing everyone to respond quicker to changing market conditions with connected plans.
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is focused on financial planning and budgeting. xP&A goes beyond financial planning. With xP&A, finance can link to the P&L and balance sheets from various operational plans for better alignment with the overall strategic plan, enabling a faster response.
The SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain solutions have bidirectional integration, allowing the exchange of up-to-date financial and operational data as part of financial and supply chain planning. For more details on the integration between the two solutions, please read this blog.
SAP Analytics Cloud supports many types of plans such as IT, capital expenditure, liquidity, sales, and more.