Multiple channel distribution is becoming increasingly important, irrespective of whether the businesses in question are B2C or B2B-focused. The key drivers are the long tail, multi-site and changes in category management. Find out more now!
Download this whitepaper to see how advanced technologies such as big data, cloud computing, mobile devices, and enterprise access to in-memory platforms, predictive analytics, and planning software can help CFOs make better and more sophisticated use of data, influence decisions, and take practical, timely action.
Supporting the needs of information workers requires the delivery of the latest, relevant information at the point of decision. Download this IDC Report to learn how to enable finance in a digital enterprise to plan, monitor, and predict.
In May of 2015, CFO Research conducted a global survey of senior finance executives at large companies, to examine the pressures they face in providing timely, accurate cash reporting and cash forecasting to business decision makers across the enterprise. This report is based on 371 survey responses from CFOs, treasurers, and other senior finance and treasury executives at companies with more than $250 million in annual revenues, representing a broad range of company segments.
In May of 2015, CFO Research conducted a global survey of senior finance executives at large companies, seeking to better understand how finance leaders aspire to support business decision makers in the pursuit of value creation—and how leading-edge financial planning and business analysis capabilities factor into those aspirations. This report is based on 335 survey responses from senior finance executives at companies with more than US$500 million in annual revenues, representing a broad range of company segments.
Download this report to learn more about nine key changes identified in this research that have started to transform the finance function of today, and five actions finance professionals at all levels can take to prepare themselves for tomorrow’s career.
The ERP market continues to shift rapidly as adoption of cloud-based systems increases and vendors add capabilities. Check out the cutting edge of what vendors are bringing to market, and consider why SAP S/4HANA Cloud software is a leader in enterprise management, professional services, and marketing, as well as a private cloud deployment option.
Evolving business processes, technologies, and delivery models require a greater degree of integration between headquarters and its subsidiaries—without sacrificing autonomy. Learn how SAP S/4HANA, which is available both on-premise and in the cloud, enables companies to better run their 2-tier ERP operations and look even further into multi-tier, or n-tier, extended enterprise environments
Learn about the "two tier ERP approach" and how you can leverage SAP S/4HANA Cloud to innovate with digital core in subsidiaries while simplifying the relationship between headquarter and subsidiary and balancing cost, efficiency and innovation.
Learn how Dickinson + Associates is using SAP S/4HANA Professional Services Cloud—including the entire suite of accounting, financials, and procurement—to gain better visibility into their business. For the first time, the company has real time tracking of project profitability, as well as better visibility into resource scheduling.
Everything is changing in retail. Stores are becoming an omni channel experience; fulfilment and service centers and smart showrooms are enabling endless-aisle commerce. eCommerce and mobile customer experiences are changing retail, as retailers are now entering the third generation of ecommerce, in which IDC identifies eight core capabilities at the heart of the transformation of key operating models. Omni-channel fulfilment practices and new merchandise planning archetypes are emerging to drive profit, and retail technology is fundamentally changing, as digital transformations take shape in the industry. Websites, smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT), and wearables change customers and their journeys, while 3D printing changes value chains and products, while IoT changes products, stores, and logistics, and artificial intelligence (AI), probably the most pervasive agent of change, will underpin new levels of customer individualization and workforce efficiencies.
In today’s digital economy, consumer products (CP) companies face pressures from all sides. Consumers wield great power based on easy access to information about products, pricing, and availability. The barriers of entry for new players with the “next big product idea” are lower than ever. At the same time, channel partners, from big retailers to Amazon, are expanding their own private-label businesses. Added to all that, tremendous volatility persists in the basic costs of doing business, from raw materials, to labor, to shipping, and beyond.
SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management is at the core of a comprehensive suite of retail offerings designed to help retailers meet the demands of a digital economy. It supports retail core processes end to end, starting with master data down to point-of-sales (POS) connectivity. It allows insights into operational retail data, empowering users with contextual, real time information for faster and better decision making. Processes can easily be extended to connect to business networks to form a digital ecosystem and collaboratively drive business model improvements. Equipped with a simple and intuitive user experience, the solution offers better support for headquarters users as well as store associates to drive compelling customer experiences.