Digital transformation is paving the way for innovation in banking
Banks that drive digital transformation are using data in the cloud and intelligent technologies to lower costs and maximise speed while improving the customer and employee experience.
Migration to the cloud
Banks are operating in the cloud safely and more nimbly by leveraging intelligent technologies, such as AI and machine learning (ML), for improved speed and accuracy. They can develop new business models in the cloud to avoid being disrupted, gain efficiencies to fund innovation, and transform mission-critical systems while mitigating business risk.
CFO as a strategic visionary
The role of the CFO is evolving and expanding with the use of data analytics and intelligent technology. Moving beyond financial reporting and P&L, CFOs are leveraging advanced data analytics to gain greater insight into strategic planning and help line-of-business heads make better-informed decisions.
Banks are facing increasingly complex sustainability requirements in balancing the needs of the investor, the transition to carbon neutrality, and the advancement of social goals while grappling with regulations and data gaps. Through the use of advanced data analytics and reporting, banks can more easily meet these requirements.
Competition for talent
To attract and retain the top talent needed to drive digital transformation, banks are providing employees with the most advanced digital tools and an overall experience that fosters employee engagement, growth, and satisfaction.
Featured banking solutions
SAP S/4HANA Cloud for finance
Managing risk, complying with regulations, and providing accurate and timely information is essential in banking. Our cloud ERP software can help banks stay compliant, manage financial data, control costs, and reduce risk.
SAP SuccessFactors solutions
Staying ahead means attracting and keeping the right talent. Our responsive workforce management solutions can help banks achieve this with robust human capital management capabilities and in-depth employee experience insights.
SAP Ariba solutions
By improving visibility into spend, banks can identify savings opportunities within their global supplier base. Our solutions can help digitalise and automate procurement and supplier collaboration for greater spend agility.
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15% time savings during the financial close in organisations that set up real-time financial accounting.
Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking
Our users are thrilled. People are really excited, particularly about the SAP Fiori user experience. The ability to drill down into the data to see which source system transactions are coming from has been a big win.
Cally Hunt, Head of Finance Technology Transformation, Bank of Montreal
195 million catalogue items, 34 million sales leads, and US$50 billion in payments made annually through Ariba Network.
Source: Ariba, an SAP company
When it comes to procurement, SAP Ariba solutions are our backbone. They have allowed us to stay agile and flexible and keep our services running by giving us total visibility into our supply chain, so we can manage risk and deliver real business value
George Booth, CPO, Lloyds Banking Group plc
Customer experience solutions from SAP use customer data and intelligent analytics to enable omnichannel sales and self-service banking. They can help you provide hyperpersonalised marketing at scale and drive customer engagement, allowing you to become a trusted advisor in your customers’ evolving journey toward financial health and well-being.
66% of banks say data is the most critical challenge for improving the digital customer experience.
We are very happy that we took this step. I do not know how we could further develop future data-driven sales without SAP software.
Andreas Küchle, Marketing Director, Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg
65% of organisations will have shifted to digital-first through automated operations and contactless experiences by 2021.
Thanks to SAP, we could begin our transformation journey, truly focus on serving our customers in the digital age, and ultimately help and connect with them at every stage of their financial journey.
Brad Scrivner, President and CEO, Vast Bank
Get started with SAP's cloud solutions for banking
SAP can help you start or enhance your banking 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 banking capabilities with our industry cloud solutions.
RISE with SAP solution for banking
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 that can help you:
Industry cloud solutions
Built by SAP and our partners on an open platform, SAP’s industry cloud solutions address specific industry needs for the banking 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 banking
SAP Profitability and Performance Management Cloud
Get intuitive, cloud-based tools to define, build, and manage sophisticated and flexible business models without IT involvement. You can increase trust by replacing manual, error-prone spreadsheets with robust processes.
myWave.AI Intelligent Personalisation Platform
Deliver intelligent personalisation by combining AI, personal data, and proactive automation to make every product or service centered on the individual customer, allowing you to serve customers as individuals at scale.
Cloud for Banking (C4B) by Fioneer
Use a next-generation, wallet-type solution that enables banks to store and manage transactions of all “currency” types, such as fiat, digital currencies, tokens, and loyalty points for your customers.
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