Journey to the Cloud: Complement your SAP BPC deployment with SAP Analytics Cloud

As an SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) customer you already made a key investment in planning software to support your business. Now, as cloud technology evolves and improves, you need to be considering whether extending your existing planning and visualization capabilities to take advantage of cloud technology is right for you. In this session we'll explore:
- Typical challenges and requirements in a modern planning and forecasting approach and using analytics to extend the value of planning
- The advantages of using a specific planning solution and cases where more than one could be combined
- The hybrid (i.e., combined) approach via a real-life demo example, to illustrate how combined requirements from core and light users can be answered based on an SAP architecture

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Eric Smit SAP
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Eric Smit is leading the Global Center of Excellence for Analytics. The COE team consist of senior advisors that help customers improve business results with solutions that integrate business intelligence, financial & planning and analysis, machine-learning and predictive analytics capabilities.

Eric has over 20 years of experience in delivering analytics and finance transformation to customers globally in various roles at SAP, Oracle and Hyperion. He has deep knowledge of the challenges organizations face within Finance like Reporting, Planning and Analysis, Profitability, Closing the books and Data Management.  He has been instrumental in helping organizations understand the value of adopting best practices for a World Class Finance, reducing Finance FTE’s and Finance cost, truly allowing finance to become a strategic partner to the business.