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Opportunities for automation in finance and accounting

Webinar - Monday June 28 at 11 AM EST

The potential outcome of applying automation in finance is significant if you know where to start and how to measure the benefits, which include lowering the cost of finance, greater monetary savings, and more opportunities for finance teams to provide more value to the business. This session will walk you through the opportunities for automation in finance and accounting, including technologies such as machine learning and robotics process automation. Hear about how automation is embedded in solutions to support end-to-end processes, including record to report, order to cash, working capital and liquidity, risk, and predictive planning.  

 Attend this session to: 

  • Discover how automation can create value in various organizational processes and functions. 
  • Understand which processes can be automated and thereby improve key KPIs  
  • Learn how and why end to end processes that include operational automation are the first step in applying artificial intelligence 
  • Prepare for the data and skillsets you need to be successful. 

This session qualifies for one CPE credit in Computer software and applications. This session is intermediate level and requires basic SAP Financial systems knowledge. No advanced preparation required. This session will issue credits as Group Live (presented online due to Covid-19). 

Interested in learning more?

Attend our Finance and Automation Summit on July 14. The full agenda can be found here.

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MEET THE AUTHORS

Birgit Starmanns Global Head of oCFO COE Thought Leadership Strategy and Programs, SAP
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Birgit Starmanns is the Global Head of oCFO COE Thought Leadership Strategy and Programs in the Global Center of Excellence for Finance and Risk. She also has responsibility for the go-to-market of new finance and risk solutions that leverage new technologies such as machine learning and cloud, and the business benefits they can bring to organizations. Her functional experience is in finance and management accounting, including SAP S/4HANA Finance, as well as core SAP ERP and SAP EPM. Birgit has over 30 years of experience across the Center of Excellence (COE), solution marketing, solution management, strategic customer communities, and management consulting organizations. Prior to SAP, she was a principal in management consulting organizations, including Price Waterhouse and several boutique firms. Birgit holds a BA and MBA from the College of William and Mary.

How Microsoft utilizes Azure & Zero Trust Security for SAP

In this session we will be covering how Microsoft has adopted a Zero Trust security architecture for SAP deployments, enabling Azure networking, identity access management and monitoring.


MEET THE AUTHORS

Evren Buyruk Microsoft
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Evren Buyruk is a Senior SAP on Azure Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft Partner Success team organization. He also plays a critical role within Microsoft WorldWide Azure/One-Stop team. He has over 15 years’ experience across SAP networking and security. Evren has been covering SAP on Azure for Microsoft’s partners and he has been one of the key players in their success. Evren is Microsoft Certified Security Engineer, and he is also CompTIA Security + certified. He has been a repeat speaker for SAP on Azure Networking and Security at Microsoft Ready events.



How Microsoft utilizes Azure & Zero Trust Security for SAP


In this session we will be covering how Microsoft has adopted a Zero Trust security architecture for SAP deployments, enabling Azure networking, identity access management and monitoring.

MEET THE AUTHORS

Evren Buyruk Microsoft
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Evren Buyruk is a Senior SAP on Azure Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft Partner Success team organization. He also plays a critical role within Microsoft WorldWide Azure/One-Stop team. He has over 15 years’ experience across SAP networking and security. Evren has been covering SAP on Azure for Microsoft’s partners and he has been one of the key players in their success. Evren is Microsoft Certified Security Engineer, and he is also CompTIA Security + certified. He has been a repeat speaker for SAP on Azure Networking and Security at Microsoft Ready events.



How Microsoft enabled simplified Finance Processes and Reporting in SAP S/4HANA for MS Federal


In under a year, Microsoft designed, built, and launched an entire new satellite landscape to support the new MS Federal entity. Leveraging S/4 Hana and the Azure Government Cloud, a greenfield satellite was carved out from the main corporate system. The accelerated timeframe required rethinking processes, and leveraging new technology to enable reporting in new ways. Learn about some of the new processes delivered, and the approach to leverage Analysis for Office on top of S/4 for a real-time high efficiency next generation experience.

MEET THE AUTHORS

Matt Forrest Microsoft
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Matt is an Engineering Manager at Microsoft responsible for a team focused on supporting and enhancing Microsoft’s internal SAP Finance applications. Matt has spent his career working in IT roles with SAP, successfully delivering projects in the process areas such as order-to-cash, record-to-report, and plan-to-perform. Matt earned undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Finance from the University of Western Australia and now lives with his family in the Seattle area.



How Microsoft enabled simplified Finance Processes and Reporting in SAP S/4HANA for MS Federal

In under a year, Microsoft designed, built, and launched an entire new satellite landscape to support the new MS Federal entity. Leveraging S/4 Hana and the Azure Government Cloud, a greenfield satellite was carved out from the main corporate system. The accelerated timeframe required rethinking processes, and leveraging new technology to enable reporting in new ways. Learn about some of the new processes delivered, and the approach to leverage Analysis for Office on top of S/4 for a real-time high efficiency next generation experience.


MEET THE AUTHORS

Matt Forrest Microsoft
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Matt is an Engineering Manager at Microsoft responsible for a team focused on supporting and enhancing Microsoft’s internal SAP Finance applications. Matt has spent his career working in IT roles with SAP, successfully delivering projects in the process areas such as order-to-cash, record-to-report, and plan-to-perform. Matt earned undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Finance from the University of Western Australia and now lives with his family in the Seattle area.



How Microsoft enabled a highly regulated SAP landscape to support its new MS-Federal entity

In 2020, Microsoft implemented Microsoft Federal (MS-Federal) to bring all U.S. Government critical customer functions under the same organizational umbrella. To support the newly created MS-Federal entity, Microsoft carved out a complex dedicated landscape into Azure Govt Cloud. This migration represented Microsoft’s first Greenfield deployment of SAP S/4HANA at Microsoft, with end-to-end scope, as a highly regulated satellite system of Microsoft’s traditional SAP ECC Corporate Landscape on Azure. But how did the global company manage to adhere to compliance regulation on such a large-scale implementation?

  • Discover which tools and techniques Microsoft leveraged to complete this vast scope project in under a year
  • Understand how Microsoft accomplished this implementation with a fully remote and distributed team
  • Receive tips on how your organization can ensure regulatory compliance throughout your own transformation



MEET THE AUTHORS

Mike Taylor Microsoft
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Mike Taylor is the Microsoft Federal Chief Information Officer. In this role Mike is accountable for the enhancement and operations for all Systems and Infrastructure that support the Microsoft US Federal Business. Mike is a long-term Microsoft veteran with over 26 years of experience holding a variety of roles across the IT landscape. The most recent role for the last 13 years Mike was accountable for all internal SAP systems and the migration of those systems to fully run in Azure. This included overseeing all production assets as well as working with the various businesses to manage all change onto these platforms. In this role, Mike and his team also partnered with sales groups to help drive Microsoft’s go to market efforts with SAP. This includes helping align roadmaps/features, testing beta software at Microsoft, sharing experiences with many external customers, and speaking at conferences around the world. Mike holds a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Washington. He has also worked at the Boeing Company as a Design Engineer and at Accenture (Anderson Consulting) as a Consultant.

Frederic Huet Microsoft
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Frederic Huet manages the overall SAP Architecture team for Microsoft Core Service Engineering. Leveraging his three decades of experience covering all aspects of the SAP platform, he drives with his team the roadmap, design, and best use of the various SAP offering within the vast Microsoft ecosystem. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2017, Frederic had been a recognized and seasoned SAP professional with in depth experience leveraging and deploying SAP throughout many industries.



How Microsoft enabled a highly regulated SAP landscape to support its new MS-Federal entity


In 2020, Microsoft implemented Microsoft Federal (MS-Federal) to bring all U.S. Government critical customer functions under the same organizational umbrella. To support the newly created MS-Federal entity, Microsoft carved out a complex dedicated landscape into Azure Govt Cloud. This migration represented Microsoft’s first Greenfield deployment of SAP S/4HANA at Microsoft, with end-to-end scope, as a highly regulated satellite system of Microsoft’s traditional SAP ECC Corporate Landscape on Azure. But how did the global company manage to adhere to compliance regulation on such a large-scale implementation?

  • Discover which tools and techniques Microsoft leveraged to complete this vast scope project in under a year
  • Understand how Microsoft accomplished this implementation with a fully remote and distributed team
  • Receive tips on how your organization can ensure regulatory compliance throughout your own transformation

MEET THE AUTHORS

Mike Taylor Microsoft
Read More

Mike Taylor is the Microsoft Federal Chief Information Officer. In this role Mike is accountable for the enhancement and operations for all Systems and Infrastructure that support the Microsoft US Federal Business. Mike is a long-term Microsoft veteran with over 26 years of experience holding a variety of roles across the IT landscape. The most recent role for the last 13 years Mike was accountable for all internal SAP systems and the migration of those systems to fully run in Azure. This included overseeing all production assets as well as working with the various businesses to manage all change onto these platforms. In this role, Mike and his team also partnered with sales groups to help drive Microsoft’s go to market efforts with SAP. This includes helping align roadmaps/features, testing beta software at Microsoft, sharing experiences with many external customers, and speaking at conferences around the world. Mike holds a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Washington. He has also worked at the Boeing Company as a Design Engineer and at Accenture (Anderson Consulting) as a Consultant.

Frederic Huet Microsoft
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Frederic Huet manages the overall SAP Architecture team for Microsoft Core Service Engineering. Leveraging his three decades of experience covering all aspects of the SAP platform, he drives with his team the roadmap, design, and best use of the various SAP offering within the vast Microsoft ecosystem. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2017, Frederic had been a recognized and seasoned SAP professional with in depth experience leveraging and deploying SAP throughout many industries.



SAP S/4HANA on Azure with SAP Business Technology Platform

Organizations implementing SAP S/4HANA are looking to minimize disruption and maximize business value. Microsoft and SAP are working together to simplify and accelerate that process for SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure.

Attend this session to:

  • Learn why SAP S/4HANA is a foundational requirement to support the intelligent enterprise
  • Learn about Microsoft and SAP’s expanded partnership, foundations, investments, and services to simplify and accelerate your journey to SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure​
  • Understand how to optimize and automate processes with SAP S/4HANA and ​Microsoft Azure combined with SAP Business Technology Platform



MEET THE AUTHORS

Matt Ordish Microsoft
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As part of Azure Core Engineering, Matt Ordish leads the program team for SAP on Azure, Architecture Design and SAP LOB Engineering Integration. With teams located in Redmond and Germany our role is to create seamless integration between running core SAP systems on Azure and Integrating that experience into business outcomes.

Damien Johnson SAP
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Damien Johnson is currently serving as Chief Architect for the Global Customer Success Organization, where he has been working on SAP and cloud service provider strategy and enablement. In this role he works across all functions at a global level to enable alignment and execution of cloud provider partnerships and accelerate our customers journey to the Intelligent Enterprise.



SAP S/4HANA on Azure with SAP Business Technology Platform

Organizations implementing SAP S/4HANA are looking to minimize disruption and maximize business value. Microsoft and SAP are working together to simplify and accelerate that process for SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure.

Attend this session to:

  • Learn why SAP S/4HANA is a foundational requirement to support the intelligent enterprise
  • Learn about Microsoft and SAP’s expanded partnership, foundations, investments, and services to simplify and accelerate your journey to SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure​
  • Understand how to optimize and automate processes with SAP S/4HANA and ​Microsoft Azure combined with SAP Business Technology Platform

MEET THE AUTHORS

Matt Ordish Microsoft
Read More

As part of Azure Core Engineering, Matt Ordish leads the program team for SAP on Azure, Architecture Design and SAP LOB Engineering Integration. With teams located in Redmond and Germany our role is to create seamless integration between running core SAP systems on Azure and Integrating that experience into business outcomes.

Damien Johnson SAP
Read More

Damien Johnson is currently serving as Chief Architect for the Global Customer Success Organization, where he has been working on SAP and cloud service provider strategy and enablement. In this role he works across all functions at a global level to enable alignment and execution of cloud provider partnerships and accelerate our customers journey to the Intelligent Enterprise.