Technology focus:

SAP S/4HANA Finance

For smaller, agile companies finance and accounting has shifted to the cloud, which has led to the transformation of the financial process, bringing automation and real-time data to improve decision-making. Now larger enterprises can move financial processes into the digital age too, with SAP S/4HANA Finance Cloud and SAP Central Finance. Large organisations (through  mergers and acquisitions) are able to scale more rapidly and create one common reporting structure. You’ll no longer have to live with delayed reports, batch bottlenecks and repeated corrections and instead single source of truth for operational, management, and external disclosure reporting.

With SAP S/4HANA Finance, you can re-imagine the entire financial process, massively reducing complexity by removing data duplication, reconciliations and redundancies. Not only does this give you a common, accurate view of your finance KPIs and key areas such as cash flow, you’ll also be able to leverage your finance data for instant insights and quick decisions - while also building predictive analysis to evaluate the potential outcomes of those decisions.

Finance teams can transform all areas of their operations with SAP S/4 Finance, including Accounting and closing operations, Business Planning and Consolidation, treasury and risk management, accounts payable and receivables management. With streamlined, automated processes and real-time data, the finance function can enable the business to stay in greater control and remain compliant, while providing managers with tools to plan and budget more effectively.

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1. Strategy definition and development

For SAP customers looking to exploit all the benefits of a digital finance operation with SAP S/4HANA, your first step is to align your business and financial goals. Through a high-level discovery session with AgilityWorks, we’ll work with you to understand your current approach, to define your desired future model and then develop a high-level design blueprint and transformation roadmap.

Here we’ll also make key decisions such as whether to deploy your solution on-premise or in the cloud and walk you through finance and accounting best practices - learned from other SAP customers.

We’ll work with you to define key strategies around data, reporting and analytics and importantly your finance and the user experience for the wider organisation.


Digital finance vision2. Realising your digital finance vision

Once the way forward is clear, we’ll then bring your solution to life through our detailed design and realisation phases. With AgilityWorks’ own enhanced Activate methodology, we’ll deploy an agile approach working closely with your finance teams and end-users through sprints, show and tell and co-creation.

We’ll not only support you in the technical implementation, but also to ensure you build an unrivalled user experience leveraging SAP Fiori, while re-engineering your finance processes - introducing more automation, simplification and powerful data analytics capabilities.





3. Continual finance transformation

Large enterprises can no longer wait until the end of the month to review financial performance, or for the annual budget cycle to make investment decisions. So finance has to embark on its own digital transformation journey.


We want to work with you to build an intelligent finance operation beyond the initial implementation of SAP S/4HANA Finance. This includes post end-user training from old functionality to the new, as well as ensuring buy-in to digital finance and accounting methods. Through our support model, we’ll work with you to continuously improve your operation to give your enterprise a new level of financial visibility and efficiency.


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“Now, we’re all working from one set of numbers and we’ve made life easier for our sales team.”


Supply Chain Director, Müller Dairy (UK)