Financial planning and analysis (FP&A)
Unite ERP and financial planning in one, integrated solution
By bringing planning, analysis, and execution together, you can respond faster to change and make better decisions to achieve better business outcomes.
Save time and reduce errors
Optimise your business and confidence with trusted data and live connectivity between your actuals and plans.
Get faster, more accurate predictions
Close the gap between insight and action with combined real-time analytics, business intelligence, and machine learning capabilities.
Enable extended planning and analysis across the business
Strengthen collaboration with connected financial and operational plans to increase alignment across departments.
Explore financial planning and analysis solutions from SAP
SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud unite ERP and financial planning, enabling finance and planners to tell the story behind the numbers with interactive visualisations and respond quickly when changes occur.
Multiply your financial system intelligence
Base planning and actuals on one financial source of truth across the enterprise.
Get live connectivity to your data
Import data from SAP S/4HANA Cloud into SAP Analytics Cloud to help meet business-driven requirements in which data agility is crucial.
Extend your advanced planning capabilities
Apply machine learning models and predictive planning to data from SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
Plan with confidence and accelerate innovation
Content and templates built by industry experts offer financial planning models tied to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, including actual-versus-planned report templates, best-practice allocations, and planning-process flows.
Drive better planning throughout your organisation
SAP supports simplified, comprehensive financial planning
As strategic business partners, finance teams focus on improving decision-making and increasing agility in unprecedented times. Extended planning and analysis (xP&A) brings together financial and operational plans, resulting in a more agile and aligned organisation that’s better able to respond to any situation. SAP supports xP&A with seamless integration between your plans and our applications.
SAP is helping customers become more agile with FP&A capabilities
See how LNB makes it easier to collect financial information by digitalising and automating submission processes.
Discover how Callaway Golf Company is eliminating planning silos and aligning planning processes with 25% less IT support needed.
Learn how Roche streamlines and accelerates its financial forecasting process with predictive planning capabilities.
Find out how Kärcher responds to changing market requirements quickly by refining planning and forecasting models business-wide.
Additional FP&A solutions from SAP
SAP Profitability and Performance Management
Improve your business' performance and profitability by using granular profit and cost analysis to make better strategic decisions.
Modern CFOs want ownership of the tools and technologies that enable them to do their jobs, without having to depend on IT. See how the CFO’s role has evolved.
Finance’s ability to execute rapid planning, forecasting, and budgeting cycles is key to remaining successful. Determine how the right technology can help.
Get the findings of the sixth annual FP&A Trends Survey that covers the trends and challenges facing FP&A departments around the world. See how technology advances FP&A to the role of strategic advisor.
Find out why you may need to rethink your plans for profitability and your supporting systems in this FP&A Trends white paper.
Explore how scenario planning has evolved into scenario management, driven by events and exceptions, to help companies make confident decisions in any situation.
Find out how SAP Analytics Cloud can help everyone plan, analyse, predict, and report across the organisation.
Create organisational agility by bridging the gap between unaligned top-down and bottom-up planning processes.
Learn how modern technology can help you adapt your FP&A teams for whatever comes next with insights from a panel of experts.
Discover the “beyond budgeting” approach and learn how it compares to other alternatives to traditional budgeting practices.
Learn how Roche optimised financial forecasting with predictive planning.
Learn how CFOs can help finance make data-driven decisions, act in the moment, and collaborate better with IT and business functions.
Keep ahead of the increasing pace of business with an integrated sales and revenue planning approach to reveal business trends in real time.
Retain top talent, plan for the future, and remain competitive with an integrated financial and workforce planning approach.
Learn about the seven trends that challenge the traditional view of FP&A and how the FP&A department engages with the rest of the organisation.
Discover why predictive analytics is about assessing and verifying insights that can indicate relationships and predict potential results.
The traditional fiscal planning model is outdated. Learn how you can leverage FP&A to move your business forward.
Learn how zero-based budgeting (ZBB) can help you apply a higher level of scrutiny to the budgeting of your fixed costs (SG&A).
Crafting a story is a creative task. See how FP&A can use these skills to be an effective partner to the business.
Frequently Asked Questions
xP&A is a planning approach that takes the best financial planning and analysis capabilities – such as continuous planning, forecasting, advanced analytics, and performance monitoring – and extends them across the enterprise.
xP&A extends the power of FP&A to operational departments, eliminating the traditional barriers between finance and operations, and connects strategic, financial, and operational plans in real time. This connection has never been more important than right now, when constant change is the new normal and the ability to pivot quickly isn’t just nice to have – it’s a necessity.