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Yesterday, I shared the Top 5 most popular SAP S/4HANA sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW 2017, according to early aggregate agenda builder data. Taking a look at the data, at least some of you have a distinct fear of missing out -- those sessions have been added to even more agendas. As promised, here are the top Finance- and Supply Chain-focused sessions that you should be adding to your agendas as well.

If you want to see the power of a digital core, built specifically for SAP HANA, SAPPHIRE is the place to do it! Leveraging the power of in-memory computing, SAP S/4HANA is immediate, intelligent, and integrated, delivering new business capabilities while simplifying the IT landscape. If you have an interest in Finance or Supply Chain add these sessions today! If you just want to see what makes SAP S/4HANA different from SAP ERP and other legacy suites, there’s no better way to find out than to hear about the business value S/4HANA can deliver.


Finance Sessions


Understand Profitability Analysis with SAP S/4HANA Finance

Manage your period costs and the cost of sales analyses through profitability analysis. Enable reconciliation to your general ledger within the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution with enhancements to account-based profitability analysis.

Make Strategic Business Decisions with Vital Financial Information

Model business decisions so finance can advise the business on the best course of action. Determine the potential financial outcome of each business decision using predictive tools in SAP S/4HANA that take advantage of internal and external data, following an M&A scenario example.

Expand Visibility into Your Product Costs and Their Impact on Your Margins

Get a clear picture of your product costs using next-generation analytical tools. Manage product costs using the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution. Enhance profitability by determining how these elements affect margin analysis and pricing.

Improve Cost-Based and Account-Based Profitability Reporting

Find out how you can use a next-generation digital core to support both cost-based and account-based profitability. See how they can be used in conjunction with each other in SAP S/4HANA to support both management reporting and financial reconciliation.

Examine Best Practices in Moving to a Global Financial Solution

Identify the important factors relevant to your business before undergoing a finance transformation. Understand the SAP General Ledger application, the material ledger, and any needed changes to existing reports. Discuss how hybrid solutions can be incorporated into core processes supported by the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution.


Supply Chain Sessions


Build a Comprehensive, Integrated, and Profitable Supply Chain Plan

Respond to new market expectations with world-class supply chain planning capabilities. Create strategic plans that flow directly into production planning. Use actual production information to inform long-range planning activities.

Gain Full Confidence in Order Promising with Advanced ATP in SAP S/4HANA

Revolutionize your supply chain and lower costs across your enterprise. See the new, advanced available-to-promise (ATP) capability that is embedded in SAP S/4HANA. Explore how the new product allocations and back-order processing strategies empower supply chain managers.

Discover New Production Planning and Scheduling in SAP S/4HANA

Accelerate production planning and manufacturing. Experience how SAP S/4HANA combines both constrained and unconstrained planning together in one software system. See the new production-planning SAP Fiori apps in action.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Operations with SAP S/4HANA

Increase visibility through live access to data across manufacturing, supply chain, finance, and more. Get complete insight into your manufacturing operations. Experience SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution capabilities, including order creation, bottleneck handling, execution, scrap analysis, and closing.

Achieve Best-in-Class Sourcing and Procurement Processes

Manage supplier contracts in real time and enable your sourcing and purchasing agents to be more efficient. Learn how SAP S/4HANA simplifies procurement processes and capabilities. Explore benefits of new search functionality in the SAP HANA platform and learn about new sourcing dashboards in SAP Fiori UX and native integrations with Ariba Network.



Of course, SAP S/4HANA is more than just finance and supply chain. Be sure to take a look at all of the S/4HANA sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW. If you’re looking for more insight, check out Dania’s take in Hitchhiker’s Guide to SAP S/4HANA at SAPPHIRE 2017.