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Optimize finance with SAP S/4HANA

Increase the agility of your finance processes and gain end-to-end analytics.

Transform finance for dynamic global markets

  • Unified transactions, analytics, and planning to enhance the entire lifecycle
  • Streamlined, intelligent automated processes for greater throughput
  • Subscription- and usage-based billing models to fit your business’ individual needs
  • Actionable insights and recommendations at the point of decision for real-time evaluation

What can SAP S/4HANA do for finance?

Cost management and profitability

  • Improve profitably and cost with comprehensive analytics
  • Assess profit and margin contribution with real-time reporting, predictive analytics, and integrated business planning
  • Manage profitability and analyze customer experience strategies

Subscription billing

  • Enable subscription-based revenue models
  • Identify the product and service mix that best satisfies your customers 
  • Deliver consolidated invoices, manage credit scoring, and resolve disputes with a complete view of the customer

Accounting and financial close

  • Simplify accounting and financial close processes 
  • Combine financial and management accounting and profitability data into a single universal journal
  • Manage joint venture accounting and close your books in real time with less effort

Revenue Accounting and Reporting

  • Comply with new statutory regulations for revenue recognition, such as IFRS 15, while supporting existing requirements
  • Handle orders, invoices, and events from multiple SAP and non-SAP systems
  • Gain flexibility by decoupling revenue recognition rules from order entry and billing systems

Treasury management

  • Improve treasury and financial risk processes 
  • Optimize straight-through processing with real-time analysis, audit trails, and compliance reporting
  • Predict cash flow accurately, manage liquidity efficiently, and mitigate risk proactively

Financial operations

  • Support collaborative and automated finance operations
  • Improve working capital and financial health with real-time data to assess customer credit risk, streamline billing, and resolve disputes
  • Prioritize collections to reduce days sales outstanding

Enterprise risk and compliance

  • Manage enterprise risk and compliance effectively
  • Integrate and automate processes for risk management, compliance assurance, and international trade
  • Optimize business operations, protect organizational assets, and improve financial performance

Real estate management

  • Simplify real estate management
  • Optimize space utilization, cost, and occupancy by actively managing lease agreements, investments, and construction projects
  • Automate processes for inspecting, maintaining, and restoring infrastructure

Commodity management

  • Manage commodities efficiently
  • Address financial risk stemming from market fluctuations by automating commodity-based contractual pricing, leveraging market quotes to create contracts
  • Streamline invoice processes

Enterprise contract management and assembly

  • Create and manage all your contracts in one solution
  • Deploy enterprise-wide legal document management for increased transparency
  • Simplify and automate contracting processes

Learn how customers are achieving results with SAP S/4HANA

30% faster report generation

See how Hershey Company is improving brand management and the consumer experience by delivering financial insight faster.

50% reduction in billing process time

Learn how ENEL is using SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud to improve data quality, boost cash flow, and grow its business. 

AI capabilities for finance

Quickly deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent robotic process automation (RPA) to help every employee make faster, more informed decisions.

Intelligent invoice-to-pay outcomes in SAP S/4HANA

Discover how machine learning recommends actions for PO items to improve accuracy and speed up period-end closing.

Intelligent invoice-to-cash outcomes in SAP S/4HANA

Find out how RPA and machine learning minimize errors, centralize the workstream, and expedite dispute resolution.

Intelligent procure-to-invoice outcomes in SAP S/4HANA

See how machine learning predicts supplier delivery delays and prompts action to boost planning accuracy.

Intelligent treasury management outcomes in SAP S/4HANA

Find out how machine learning identifies liquidity trends and variables impacting cash flow timing to detect fraud.

SAP S/4HANA release highlights for finance

Explore the potential of SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2102

Walk through top innovations that can help your business advance its finance processes faster and simpler.

Boost finance functions with the SAP S/4HANA 2020 on-premise release

Learn how new features and process enhancements in SAP S/4HANA can help you improve your finance function.

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