How Finance Leaders
Are Transforming
Business Today
Do you have the technology you need to be counted among these finance leaders?

Finance leaders are nearly

as likely to grow market share year over year.*
Excel at core finance processes Companies with profit
margin growth of 1 2 3 4 5%− 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10% over the past year are far more likely to rate themselves as very effective.
Boost efficiency through automation 10 15 25 30 33 43 53 60 65 70 71 72 73% say automation is improving efficiency, giving more bandwidth for
strategic focus.
Master regulatory change 10 15 25 30 45 50 55 60 75 80 85 90 92 95 96 97% say finance has strong decision-making authority over risk monitoring and assessment.
Drive strategic growth 10 15 25 30 35 40 45 50 60 75 80 81 84 85 87 88% say they are
involved in strategic
outside finance.
Wield influence beyond finance 10 15 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 73 75 80 81 82 83% say that the finance function is increasingly visible and influential across their company.
Collaborate across the enterprise 10 15 25 30 33 43 53 60 65 70 72 74 75% (versus 55%) collaborate with marketing, 64% (versus 38%) with sales, and 39% (versus 13%)
with customer service.
*Note: All cited statistics are from “How Finance Ledership Pays Off:
Six Ways CFOs Stay Ahead of the Pack,” Oxford Economics and SAP, 2017.
Finance Leaders are pioneers in
using next-gen finance solutions.
Make the most of your technology investments for business success:
3x–4x acceleration of financial close
Real-time view of key business metrics
1 source system as a result of data consolidation

Achieve Core Finance Transformation

CFOs need core finance capabilities they can rely on to transform the finance function.

SAP S/4HANA® Finance

The SAP S/4HANA® Finance solution provides in-memory computing offered in the cloud or on premise for core processes, automation, compliance management, cross-function collaboration, and strategic growth.

    Learn how the solution can help you meet the finance challenges of the future.
    Airbus DS Optronics, now part of Hensoldt, deployed SAP S/4HANA to transform finance.
1 2
1 3
Acceleration of financial close
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
1.5 days
To close monthly books
05 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 55 60 65 70
Reduction in data volume

SAP® GRC Solutions

SAP® governance, risk, and compliance (SAP GRC) solutions move your finance function toward real-time compliance – with one view of risk to help you confidently protect the business. Discover how SAP GRC solutions enable you to build confidence and trust.

   Exxaro Resources is using SAP GRC solutions to transform risk management.

05 15 20 25 30 35 40 55 65 70 75 80

Improvement in risk visibility

2 3 4 5 10 12 16 18 19

Cost savings through effective risk management and better resource allocation

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Reduction in auditing costs

Optimize Top- and Bottom-Line Performance

Finance leaders are using cloud solutions that optimize both top- and bottom-line performance by revolutionizing
finance inside and outside the four walls of the enterprise.

SAP Ariba® Solutions

Cloud-based SAP Ariba® solutions help you buy right and pay right. You can simplify invoice processing, improve on-time payments, expand early-payment discounts, and optimize working capital while supporting supplier cash flow. See how simple buying and paying can be.

    Avery Dennison is redefining procurement.

05 15 20 35 40 55 65 80 85

Of purchase orders managed through SAP Ariba solutions in North America

1 2 3 4
5 days

To process invoices, compared with 23 days in the past

05 10 100 150 180 200 240 260 280 300 350 380
400 hours

Estimated time saved per week by buyers and accounts payable

SAP Concur® Solutions

SAP Concur® solutions go beyond automation to deliver completely connected spend management in the cloud. They consolidate spending data from your systems and hotel, airline, and other suppliers in a single process. Explore six ways to save on travel and expenses.

   JPMorgan Chase saved US$50 million with SAP Concur solutions.

Improve Strategic and Operational

Finance pioneers are using intelligent finance solutions in the cloud to gain new insights and make faster, more accurate strategic and operational decisions.

SAP Digital Boardroom

SAP Digital Boardroom gives finance leaders a complete, real-time view of key business metrics in the cloud. It enables collaboration across the enterprise and delivers predictive analysis for strategic decision-making.

    See how SAP’s own finance function runs live with SAP Digital Boardroom.
    Kienbaum is stepping into the future with real-time business insights and analytics.

SAP Leonardo Machine Learning

SAP Leonardo Machine Learning capabilities unite human expertise with computer insights. SAP Cash Application software automates invoice matching so that finance professionals can focus on strategy and service.

    See how the application can help match and automatically clear payments.

Accelerate Innovation Adoption

Finance leaders are accelerating their path to innovation adoption with guided, flexible, and nondisruptive solutions offered both in the cloud and on premise.

SAP S/4HANA for Central Finance Foundation

The SAP S/4HANA solution for central finance foundation is available either in the cloud or on premise to enable flexible and nondisruptive deployment paths for finance innovation.

    Explore this unique approach to achieving finance leadership.
    ENEL optimized data consolidation and financial closing with SAP S/4HANA for central finance foundation.

1 2 3 4
5 days

For financial closing, down from 16

1 source

As a result of data consolidation, down from 19


Data analysis, allowing instant visibility with no system performance restriction

Flexible Deployment Choices

Finance leaders know when they need seasoned experts to guide them on their finance journey – whether they're migrating to a new platform, implementing a new solution, or moving to the cloud. SAP Digital Business Services works with you to develop the right strategy, road map, and architecture to maximize solution value.

Discover how financial management solutions from SAP can help you
achieve true finance leadership.
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