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SAP S/4HANA for central finance

Enable finance transformation and innovation without disruption to your multiple ERP legacy systems.

Establish a single platform for reporting and transaction execution

Centralize and transform financial data and processes at your own pace with a phased ERP implementation of SAP S/4HANA.


Connect data from SAP and third-party ERP legacy systems to support finance transformation and innovation with the SAP S/4HANA solution for central finance. By enabling a phased implementation of SAP S/4HANA, the solution can help you avoid disruption and reduce risk.

  • On-premise or cloud deployment
  • Advanced single source and end-to-end segment, entity, and group reporting
  • Standardized local, central, and corporate processes and scalable execution
  • Self-service, shared-service, and automated finance processes

Key Benefits

Improve data transparency

Establish a single source of truth for consistent reporting and analysis with an audit trail and drill-down to source transactions in SAP and third-party systems.

Create efficient, cost-effective processes

Integrate, standardize, and automate processes; reduce costs for processing methods; shorten cycle times; and re-deploy labor to higher value-added activities.

Take an agile approach to transformation

Realize your cross-entity cost optimization and market and growth potential when you want and at your own pace.

See how our customers are succeeding with SAP

Centralizing finance

Discover how AkzoNobel improved efficiency using SAP S/4HANA for central finance.

Key Features

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Support for SAP and third-party systems

  • Connect SAP ERP source systems and third-party ERP source systems, such as Oracle, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft
  • Enable a seamless connection to future merger and acquisition (M&A) systems

Adaptable rollout

  • Implement a phased rollout by organization, location, system, and process
  • Achieve milestone-based value realization with a stage-gate funding option
  • Reduce risk through a side-car deployment approach

Accelerated adoption and ROI

  • Leverage integrated integration capabilities, so you don’t have to build them
  • Roll out the functionality you want, when you want, with a customized deployment
  • Utilize implementation accelerators for a faster, better, and cheaper deployment

Phased onboarding of SAP S/4HANA

  • Get access to most standard processes and innovations in SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • Choose to connect to SAP Business Network and other solutions from SAP
  • Join the SAP S/4HANA Movement program to accelerate adoption of SAP S/4HANA
  • Expand to full functionality in SAP S/4HANA when you’re ready

Build a business case

Increasing the return on your finance transformation

Find out how you can accelerate your ROI through incremental transformation by centralizing payments and treasury management processes.

Gaining value from a single version of the truth

See how companies in our central finance customer exchange networking group are using SAP S/4HANA for central finance to support business processes and goals.

Technical Information

This product is deployed on premise, and system and software requirements vary by specific customer scenarios.

Installation and setup

Follow the setup instructions so you can start running your SAP software quickly and confidently.


Optimize configuration of SAP S/4HANA for central finance with our comprehensive configuration guide.


Find out how you can seamlessly integrate SAP S/4HANA for central finance with your existing IT landscape.

Event Spotlight

In-person events for central finance

Learn how to gain powerful insight into your financial management and accounting processes with the SAP S/4HANA solution for central finance at one of these in-person events, presented by SAP and TAC Events:

International Conference on Central Finance
Barcelona, Spain
September 20-21, 2022

Register now >

North America Conference on Central Finance
Chicago, Illinois, United States
October 24-25, 2022

Register now >

Get Started

Jump-start your implementation and drive ROI by collaborating with industry experts, consultants, and support engineers throughout your journey.


Transform your business quickly and effectively by taking advantage of our holistic service and support plans, expert consulting services, custom application development, proven best practices, and deep industry and technical knowledge.


Help keep your SAP solutions running at peak performance with our IT experts and support services, including long-term plans, embedded teams, remote technology support, self-service portal, and innovation strategies.

Security and compliance

Focus on your business and customer relationships, while keeping your data safe and reliable. SAP takes a proactive, predictive approach to maintaining compliance and data security in the cloud and within an on-premise data center.

Questions? Get in touch!

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