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Read Deloitte’s insights on the potential of SAP® technologies when it comes to improving finance and delivering more value to the bottom line.

A different world – SAP S/4HANA Finance for retailers

In the realm of retail, pulling together actionable information for decision-making is no small feat. A wide range of variables—geographies, market segments, stores, products, functions, you name it—make the task deeply complex. Meanwhile, the pressure is on for finance teams within retail organizations, as retailers expand markets and channels to deliver consistent customer experiences in an industry that’s prone to volatility and market-entry barriers. With solutions such as SAP® S/4HANA Finance, leaders in retail can start changing the equation—to run the finance organization from a centralized, consolidated platform that can offer one source of the truth in finance.

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Assembling New Value in the Finance Organization - SAP S/4HANA Finance for the technology industry

For technology companies, SAP S/4HANA Finance can help address needs that arise with business growth and data volume growth. But a transformation with the solution brings big questions on people, processes, and technology. Deloitte has answers.

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Become an Insight Driven Enterprise - Predictive Finance Analytics

A rapidly evolving business landscape requires financial planning and analysis capabilities that can evolve rapidly, too. Learn what it takes to develop a strategy for becoming an insight-driven enterprise with predictive finance analytics.

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Break the cycle of complexity, SAP® S/4HANA Finance

Is the massive complexity of finance organizations inevitable? Probably. After all, finance is the nerve center for most companies, communicating and collaborating with a vast range of business partners across the enterprise. But that doesn’t mean the finance function can’t dramatically simplify its operating environment. SAP® S/4HANA Finance provides unified financial and management accounting through a logical document, eliminating aggregates and featuring a real-time close—with real-time data transparency and the ability to drill down to line-item detail, all behind an intuitive user interface.

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Carter’s, Inc.

Carter’s, Inc., whose business includes the well-known OshKosh B’gosh brand, is the leading brand of clothing items for children in the US. With merchandise sold in more than 1,000 company-owned stores, as well as in most large retail department stores and online, Carter’s has hundreds of thousands of transactions touching its financial systems every day ― a network of systems with manual, paper-based processes that could no longer keep pace with growth and an increasingly digital economy. Learn how Carter’s modernized its financial processes with SAP S/4HANA Finance and adopted best practices to improve efficiency and gain greater visibility into its financial operations.

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CFO Insights

This bi-weekly publication from Deloitte tackles the timely issues that CFOs and senior finance executives face today with practical advice.

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Deloitte Accelerated Value: Finance innovation

For the finance function, new Deloitte offerings built around SAP® Leonardo can help you create a seamless bridge between innovating and operating. Learn how these solutions can enable “Lights Out” Finance, Cognitive Finance Insights, and more.

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Finance Transformation Accelerator, Get there faster

Finance transformation is a double-edged sword. Although it can have a big positive impact on business results, it can also require a significant commitment of key talent and resources at a time when both are in short supply. Deloitte’s Finance Transformation Accelerator can give you a head start by providing a pre-configured package of SAP® technology that targets some of the most common—and difficult— finance transformation challenges, helping you streamline your transformation effort in key areas such as working capital management, closing, and financial reporting.

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Finding a new route to value - SAP S/4HANA® Finance for the airline industry

For airlines, a transformation with SAP S/4HANA Finance can bring much needed visibility—from reservations to the back office. But key questions emerge on deployment options, legacy systems, and more. Here are some answers to help guide the way.

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Five signs that your financial close process may be broken (and what you can do about it)

Many CFOs have tiptoed around the close process for years, being careful not to break anything, and content merely to finish the process on time month after month. But today, simply getting things done on time isn’t enough—and CFOs know it. What’s needed is a close process that moves more quickly and offers more incisive, timely insights—in an environment where success often hinges on how quickly decisions can be made. But how can you tell if your close process is truly in trouble or if it’s just experiencing growing pains that will subside with time? Here are five warning signs that your close process might be near the breaking point—and some thoughts on how to get it back on track.

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Global CFO Signals™

Global CFO Signals provides highlights of recent CFO survey results from Deloitte member firms. It includes opinions on a range of areas including the economic outlook, financial markets business trends, their organizations and CFO careers.

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How wholesale distributors are using new tools like SAP S/4HANA Finance to take on their toughest issues

Finance leaders in wholesale distribution have to deal with serious complexity. But new tools like SAP S/4HANA Finance are helping them take on some of their toughest questions – everything from “how can we optimize our margins?” to “how much working capital do we actually have?” This short piece examines 5 of those questions.

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Investing in Change—from vision to value

Many leaders in financial services see the potential SAP S/4HANA Finance holds for improving processes and insights, but they have big questions about how the solution aligns with current or future needs. Deloitte has answers. Explore them here.

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Know Now, Act Now - Drive financial decision-making with analytics that can deliver instant insights

Companies typically use finance analytics to delve deeply into the past—or gaze far into the future. However, until now the ability to generate real-time financial insights to support day-to-day decision-making has been notably absent—or required extra time and effort to open additional applications and cobble together custom ad hoc queries. The result? Ineffective decisions that overlooked the big picture. SAP® S/4HANA Finance changes the game by pushing data-driven insights to people at the right moment, in an efficient and intuitive manner that makes it easier to assess information, execute business processes, and make smart decisions.

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SAP S/4HANA Finance - The next big step in enterprise applications for the finance team

As executives increasingly view the finance organization as a strategic asset, the focus on financial data has intensified—with leaders asking questions such as ‘How quickly can we access the most current information? And when can we transform that data into insights for decision-making?’ At the same time, the finance team is often dealing with legacy systems that weren’t originally designed to deliver deep insights from data. In determining a path forward, many organizations are turning to solutions such as SAP® S/4HANA Finance—as they seek to enable the CFO to turn the finance organization into a central hub that actively helps business functions make smarter operational decisions.

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SAP S/4HANA® Finance: The Finance Labs - The Art of the Possible

Explore the art of the possible. Deloitte’s Lab for SAP S/4HANA® Finance provides an interactive experience to help visualize possibilities, simplify finance operations, and position the organization to meet evolving business demands. Learn more.

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SAP® Material Ledger - Where value and valuation meet

SAP® Material Ledger can help you improve inventory management in multiple currencies or valuations. And the latest version of SAP S/4HANA® makes Material Ledger obligatory. Understand how you can leverage Material Ledger to get new value.

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Unlocking Opportunities With Blockchain

As blockchain potentially disrupts the financial services industry, many leaders are seeking insights and a path forward. What are the possibilities, and how can you develop a blockchain strategy for your SAP environment? Deloitte has answers.

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Jan Waals

Jan Waals

Global SAP Leader

Jan Waals has over 23 years of consulting experience and has been with Deloitte Consulting since 1994. He is known for Global Implementations for companies that are Headquartered in the US, Europe and... More

Kelly Herod

Kelly Herod

US SAP Finance Transformation Co-Lead

Kelly is a principal in the Technology practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP. She leads SAP finance transformation projects to enhance consumer product and retail clients’ finance and accounting process... More

John E. Steele

John E. Steele

SAP Finance Transformation and CFO Leader

John is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Technology practice and co-leads the US SAP Finance Transformation practice and Deloitte’s SAP S/4HANA team. He has more than 20 years of experience in... More