Optimizing the Record-to-Report Process with SAP (IAA, AFC, Group Reporting, Disclosure, Rev Rec)

Financial Planning and Analysis is one of the biggest pain points of SAP customers according to recent SAPinsider research, and is also one of the largest areas of investment that organizations are undertaking, as they realize how critical this discipline is to their overall success. Attend this interactive session to gain an understanding of how bringing next generation ERP and Analytics together empowers the finance and planning audience to drive better decisions. Obtain a better ability to see the whole finance landscape with the next-generation intelligent cloud ERP suite in SAP S/4HANA.
You will:
-Learn how to use analytics against SAP S/4HANA with SAP Analytics Cloud to drive better business decisions and become a better business partner
-Use SAP Analytics Cloud against SAP S/4HANA actuals data to perform better planning and variance analysis

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Katharina Reichert SAP
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Katharina Reichert is co-head of the Global Solution Management team for Accounting and Central Finance, guiding large enterprises in their finance transformations and working collaboratively toward customer success. In her 17 years at SAP, she has held various positions in solution marketing and product management in the accounting, finance operations, and GRC areas. Katharina has a degree in economics from Harvard College, and she also spent several years as a management consultant in the financial services industry.

Philip Aliband SAP
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During his thirty-year career at SAP, Philip has held numerous finance-related positions ranging from FI/CO consultant on major European projects, project manager at SAP Shanghai and finance solution expert in SAP’s banking unit. He is currently global solution owner for SAP’s strategic consolidation solution SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting based at SAP HQ in Walldorf, Germany

Maximilian Köbler SAP
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Maximilian is working at SAP SE as the Solution Owner for SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Advanced Financial Closing. He has many years of experience in various finance consulting roles across different industries and regions and author of a professional book about SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

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.