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Financial planning and analysis (FP&A)

Better insights lead to better outcomes. Improve financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting with one trusted source of information.

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

Optimize 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 visualizations and respond quickly when changes occur.

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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 organization

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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 organization that’s better able to respond to any situation. SAP supports xP&A with seamless integration between your plans and our applications.

Additional FP&A solutions from SAP

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SAP Profitability and Performance Management

Improve your business' performance and profitability by using granular profit and cost analysis to make better strategic decisions.

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How CFOs can create an enterprise-wide digital strategy

Learn how CFOs can help finance make data-driven decisions, act in the moment, and collaborate better with IT and business functions.

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xP&A: Integrated sales and revenue planning

Keep ahead of the increasing pace of business with an integrated sales and revenue planning approach to reveal business trends in real time. 

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xP&A: Integrated financial and workforce planning

Retain top talent, plan for the future, and remain competitive with an integrated financial and workforce planning approach.

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Seven trends for FP&A in 2021

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 organization.

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The future of FP&A: Agile and predictive analytics

Discover why predictive analytics is about assessing and verifying insights that can indicate relationships and predict potential results.

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Putting finance at the front of the ship

The traditional fiscal planning model is outdated. Learn how you can leverage FP&A to move your business forward. 

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Embracing modern, zero-based budgeting

Learn how zero-based budgeting (ZBB) can help you apply a higher level of scrutiny to the budgeting of your fixed costs (SG&A).

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FP&A storytelling: Improving the decision-making process

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.

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