Financial Management

SAP remains integral to supporting core finance, accounting, planning and reporting processes. New market demands are requiring companies to improve efficiency and build resilient, responsive finance and accounting platforms that can support rapid change and innovation. Content in this topic area helps finance executives, analysts, and support professionals understand how to leverage core ECC solutions, SAP S/4HANA, and partner and SAP add-on offerings to optimize their core finance and accounting business processes and provide greater visibility and insights for finance teams. Content will cover a wide range of key topics from finance and accounting strategy, to evaluating SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance, to key solutions in Group Reporting, Planning, record-to-report, order to cash, and other core accounting processes.


  1. Don’t Let Uncertainty Derail Your Finance and Accounting Operations

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    An Introduction to SAP Joint Venture Accounting, Part I

    By Roushan Jha and Prasad Atmakuri


  1. Vertex

    A joint venture (JV) is an arrangement in which two or more parties come together and agree to pool their resources for a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture, each partner is responsible for profits, losses, and costs associated with the venture. Joint…
  2. Memo to IT: Bank Connectivity & SAP S/4HANA Migrations

    Today, 27% of respondents to SAPinsider’s research report that they are using bank connectivity solutions for their ERP systems. This lack of specialized bank integration tools is reflected by the average amount of time it takes organizations to perform bank integrations being 3 to 6 months—and less than 5% of respondents were able to complete…
  3. Stonebranch

    Stonebranch builds IT orchestration and automation solutions that transform business IT environments from simple IT task automation into sophisticated, real-time business service automation. No matter the degree of automation, the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) is simple, modern, and secure. As an alternative to legacy SAP job schedulers, the UAC offers next-gen power that’s certified by SAP for the latest HANA and NetWeaver versions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with points of contact and support throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Stonebranch serves some of the world’s largest financial, manufacturing, healthcare, travel, transportation, energy, and technology institutions.

  4. Accelerating Your Cash Conversion Cycle by Transforming P2P & O2C Processes

    According to a recent Hackett study, 75% of organizations have taken steps to optimize their working capital practices in 2020, 79% of which intent to make these changes permanent. With the current unpredictable market conditions, smart businesses are focusing on optimizing working capital by improving the things they can control — like the efficiency of…
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    Trintech and Planful Partnership

    by Ogo Nwanyanwu, SAPinsider, Research Director, Financial Management & Technology   Trintech and Planful Announce Strategic Global Partnership Trintech, a financial close automation software company, and Planful, a cloud financial planning & analysis (FP&A) software company, recently announced a strategic global partnership. The agreement provides mid-sized organizations with integrated, automation solutions for end-to-end finance and accounting processes.    Grant Halloran, CEO of Planful, comments on the opportunity with Trintech, “This…
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    Serrala Secures Majority Investment from Hg

    By Ogo Nwanyanwu, Research Director, SAPinsider   Global B2B financial automation software company, Serrala recently announced a majority investment from global software and services company, Hg. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, as the transaction between the two, private German-based companies has yet to close. Serrala CEO Sven Lindemann and private equity backer, Waterland, will remain as large minority shareholders in the…
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    SAP Cash Application Leverages Machine Learning

    The first of many machine learning applications in the finance and risk portfolio in SAP S/4HANA Finance is SAP Cash Application, which streamlines the clearing process of open items for accounts receivable (A/R) transactions. When new transactions come into the system that result in exceptions, the machine learning application takes that prior information and decides…
  8. CIO

    Enable the Boring Go-Live: The CIO’s Dream for M&A

    Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures are just as much of an undertaking for a CIO as they are for a CFO; they are impactful on both the business and technology side. So you need a digital transformation solution and approach that addresses both. Determining which SAP systems and data sets to migrate, integrate, or carve-out as…
  9. Call for papers | Amplify your Voice; Share your Success Story

    We want to know if you’ve had an SAP technology journey experience that could help guide your peers facing similar challenges, or did you master a process or discover best practices around implanting a new product – then we enthusiastically encourage you to amplify your voice as an expert with SAPinsider! As an SAP professional,…
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    Trends in SAP S/4HANA Finance and Central Finance

    Many companies are battling complexity in an effort to provide visibility and insights to their business, finds the latest SAPinsider Research on SAP S/4HANA Finance and Central Finance. And According to Bas Kamphuis, Chief Growth Officer, at Magnitude, many of their clients are leveraging Central Finance to start to give their companies some simplicity in…...…