Central Finance and SAP S/4HANA

The Comprehensive Guide
 
 
SAP PRESS
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 6. Dezember 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 458 Seiten
978-1-4932-1719-9 (ISBN)
 

With Central Finance, SAP provides a lean deployment option for SAP S/4HANA. In this guide, see how Central Finance works, what it can do, and when to deploy it. Want to keep your existing ERP landscape? Learn how. Regularly undergo mergers and acquisitions? Plan ahead! Ground yourself in the system architecture and get step-by-step instructions for implementation. With details on Central Finance operations, master data management, and reporting, this is your one-stop shop for everything Central Finance!

Highlights:
1) Architecture
2) Financial processes
3) Deployment
4) Implementation
5) Operations
6) Master data management
7) Reporting
8) Mergers and integrations
9) Digital transformation
10) Business cases

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Carsten Hilker is the global solution owner for Central Finance. He is the emcee and host of the annual SAP Financial Excellence Forum, an annual event for SAP customers to network and interact with domain experts and thought leaders in finance and management accounting. He has been working in the field of financial and management accounting for 20+ years in various roles including development, consulting, and product management.
... Foreword on Enterprise Management ... 19

... Foreword on Technology Simplification ... 21

... Foreword on Finance Transformation ... 23

... Acknowledgments ... 25

... Preface ... 27

Part I ... Getting Started with Central Finance ... 29

1 ... The Basics: What Is Central Finance? ... 31

1.1 ... A Centralized Finance System ... 31

1.2 ... Central Finance Building Blocks ... 41

1.3 ... Central Finance Results ... 52

1.4 ... Boundaries and Restrictions ... 53

1.5 ... Summary ... 56

2 ... The Mechanics: How Does Central Finance Work? ... 57

2.1 ... Functional Foundation ... 57

2.2 ... Central Finance Capabilities ... 59

2.3 ... Summary ... 71

3 ... The Motivation: Why Central Finance and Why Now? ... 73

3.1 ... Central Finance as a Silver Bullet ... 74

3.2 ... Innovation Acceleration ... 78

3.3 ... Process Transformation ... 82

3.4 ... Business Model Evolution ... 84

3.5 ... Technology Transformation ... 87

3.6 ... SAP S/4HANA Adoption ... 90

3.7 ... Summary ... 92

4 ... Reporting: What Can I Learn About My Data? ... 93

4.1 ... Advanced Reporting ... 93

4.2 ... Extended Dimensional Reporting ... 104

4.3 ... Entity Reporting ... 108

4.4 ... Group Reporting ... 111

4.5 ... Summary ... 114

5 ... Finance Processes: What Can Central Finance Improve? ... 115

5.1 ... Processes and Process Orchestration ... 115

5.2 ... Payables and Receivables ... 119

5.3 ... Accounting and Financial Close ... 127

5.4 ... Banking and Treasury ... 131

5.5 ... Controlling Processes ... 139

5.6 ... Beyond Core Finance ... 143

5.7 ... Summary ... 147

6 ... Deployment Options: How Do I Implement Central Finance? ... 149

6.1 ... Getting Started ... 150

6.2 ... On-Premise ... 152

6.3 ... Cloud ... 161

6.4 ... Hybrid ... 171

6.5 ... Two-Tier Strategy ... 173

6.6 ... Summary ... 174

Part II ... Deploying Central Finance ... 175

7 ... System Architecture ... 177

7.1 ... Technical Architecture ... 177

7.2 ... Central Finance Landscape ... 182

7.3 ... SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server ... 188

7.4 ... SAP Application Interface Framework ... 191

7.5 ... SAP Master Data Governance ... 195

7.6 ... Frontend Tools and Central Finance ... 196

7.7 ... Summary ... 201

8 ... Implementing Central Finance ... 203

8.1 ... Rollout ... 203

8.2 ... Roadmap ... 206

8.3 ... System Setup ... 208

8.4 ... Data Integration Framework ... 230

8.5 ... Replication Setup ... 251

8.6 ... Process Design ... 261

8.7 ... Master Data ... 270

8.8 ... Business Mapping ... 276

8.9 ... Initial Data Load ... 280

8.10 ... Summary ... 296

9 ... Central Finance Operations ... 299

9.1 ... Centers of Excellence ... 299

9.2 ... Ongoing Replication ... 301

9.3 ... Master Data ... 305

9.4 ... System Onboarding ... 307

9.5 ... Process Onboarding ... 310

9.6 ... Mergers and Acquisitions ... 311

9.7 ... Divestitures ... 312

9.8 ... Summary ... 313

10 ... Master Data Management ... 315

10.1 ... Data Loads ... 315

10.2 ... Master Data Processes ... 320

10.3 ... Master Data Objects ... 325

10.4 ... Governance ... 334

10.5 ... Summary ... 340

Part III ... Next Steps with Central Finance ... 341

11 ... Mergers and Integrations ... 343

11.1 ... Integration Catalyst ... 343

11.2 ... Mergers and Acquisitions ... 345

11.3 ... Post-Merger Integration ... 355

11.4 ... Summary ... 360

12 ... Central Finance as a Stepping Stone to SAP S/4HANA ... 361

12.1 ... Charting Your Journey ... 362

12.2 ... Choosing Your Route ... 367

12.3 ... Planning the Process ... 370

12.4 ... Summary ... 378

13 ... Finance Transformation ... 379

13.1 ... Strategy Management ... 380

13.2 ... Value Management ... 386

13.3 ... Risk Management ... 388

13.4 ... Business Process Management ... 395

13.5 ... Organizational Change Management ... 398

13.6 ... Summary ... 408

14 ... Platform Transformation ... 411

14.1 ... Platform Transformation Strategy ... 412

14.2 ... System and Application Consolidation ... 415

14.3 ... Digitization ... 421

14.4 ... Readiness for Services Consumption in the Cloud ... 424

14.5 ... Summary ... 427

15 ... Central Finance Business Case Development ... 429

15.1 ... Identifying Stakeholders ... 429

15.2 ... Evaluating the Status Quo ... 432

15.3 ... Determining Key Value Drivers ... 434

15.4 ... Assessing the Cost ... 439

15.5 ... Return on Investment ... 441

15.6 ... Summary ... 443

... The Authors ... 445

... The Contributors ... 446

... Index ... 449



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