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In this video we explain P&L PLANNING & LEAN FIN. FORECASTING capabilities of SAP IBP + SAP ANALYTICS CLOUD.

We deep dive into how to align, build P&L based on proceeding IBP steps expanded with Financial Planning activities and bond all together into scenario based "actuals + plan" P&L structure compared to budget. We share what to consider in back integration of data to source systems once decisions are taken in Management Business Review.

This video intents to cover hints, considerations, knowledge, experience which can support your vision, design, architecture phase or deployment of e2e planning transformation.

Its 5th out of 5 in the video series with rich presence of SAP IBP & SAC demo, whole series is summarized here:

Below you will find details what & when we discuss and screen shots from the slides used in video.


00:00 - 04:19 Proceeding steps recap, Master/leading system assignment for Enterprise Analytics, Lean fin. forecasting, P&L planning

04:19 - 06:09 Lean financial planning high level process flow (SG&A, R&D, Operating expenses, Investments, ...) with connection to systems

06:10 - 11:24 SAP Analytics Cloud DEMO - selected elements of Lean financial forecasting

  • Capex, Commodity price hedging, Operating expenses planning

PROFIT & LOSS PLANNING 11:25 - 21:07

11:24 -  17:03 SAP Analytics Cloud DEMO - P&L structure resulting from process & data streams from various systems, actuals and plan on scenario level, process/data streams coming to P&L

17:03 - 17:35 SAP Analytics Cloud DEMO - P&L gap assessment

17:36 - 20:41 Decision making impact on integration from SAC to source systems SAP IBP, S/4

20:41 - 21:07 Overview of e2e process on SAP IBP + SAP Analytics Cloud

Fig 1 Process architecture

Fig 2 Lead system assignment for P&L planning

Fig 3 Process flow for Lean fin. forecasting

Fig 4 Decision making backward data integration to source systems



In video we detail P&L planning, Lean financial planning in SAC and data integration consideration.

Whole video series is summarized here:

Call for action:

Please provide feedback and exchange in discussion to improve planning capabilities of your customers, of your business.

Note: Content of the video series cover my personal and not mine employer view at time.

Look forward to hear from you

Best regards

Robert Kepczynski


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