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Roche: Advancing medicine by optimising financial forecasting with predictive planning

Explore Roche’s journey with SAP

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Roche) develops medical advancements needed worldwide. The company depends on R&D finance for financial forecasts that direct the company’s innovative drug development. To streamline and accelerate its financial forecasting process with predictive planning, Roche turned to SAP Analytics Cloud.



of forecast data entry points automated with SAP Analytics Cloud.


hours to generate a US$4.2 billion financial forecast – reduced from several weeks.


forecast data entry points automated.

Every minute we allow our R&D organisation to focus on the science has an exponential impact on bringing transformative medicines and treatments to society.

David Dubowski
Head of R&D Finance
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

SAP helps Roche run better

Key business outcomes and benefits

  • Enabled the R&D finance organisation to embrace digitalisation and automation
  • Automated 14,000 out of 20,000 forecast data entry points
  • Achieved a 7% improvement in forecast accuracy
  • Enabled the R&D finance team to deliver critical insights that lead to actions, instead of just manipulating and adjusting data
  • Created efficient cross-functional collaboration between IT, business units, and finance centres of excellence

Featured solutions and services

  • SAP Analytics Cloud combines business intelligence, augmented analytics, predictive analytics, and enterprise planning into one cloud environment.

About Roche

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Roche) is one of the world’s largest biotech companies, as well as a leading provider of in-vitro diagnostics and a global supplier of transformative, innovative solutions across major disease areas. Throughout Roche’s 125-year journey, commitment to people and patients has always remained its most important priority.

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