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Finance transformation

Financial transformation

With SAP S/4HANA, finance executives can begin to conquer complexity, focus resources on more value-added activities and support the organisation’s ability to pivot—to operate as a “built to evolve” Kinetic Enterprise™, enabled by a clean core, intelligent technologies, cloud solutions and an inclusive ecosystem of capabilities and services.

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Learn how Deloitte can help organisations leverage SAP S/4HANA Central Finance to respond to ongoing business disruption—to help streamline processes, generate real-time insights, enable automation, support cognitive controllership and more.

Central and responsive

Powered by the SAP HANA® in-memory computing platform, SAP® S/4HANA Finance can offer an accelerated path to a streamlined and centralised finance function, integrated business planning activities and more flexible and timely analytics. The solution’s Central Finance capabilities allow you to begin posting transactions from multiple systems in real time to a central system—effectively centralising financial reporting and transactional processing.

Through a clean, intuitive user interface, SAP® S/4HANA Finance provides a single, real-time version of the truth—supporting greater data transparency and giving users the ability to drill down to line-item detail and to access real-time reporting. Executed effectively via the cloud or on premise, SAP® S/4HANA Finance ultimately can help finance leaders enhance productivity, accelerate business processes and respond rapidly to disruption and new business demands.

As part of a broader Kinetic Enterprise transformation, SAP S/4HANA and the finance capabilities it brings can help organisations operate in a more agile manner and innovate more readily—thanks to a clean ERP and reduced technical debt, cloud-enabled responsiveness for moving at the pace of disruption and built-in intelligence.

Putting tomorrow’s finance function into motion

Implementing SAP S/4HANA to support finance transformation and activate the Kinetic Enterprise will require a broad spectrum of skills and experience. Deloitte can help.

  • SAP strength. SAP® Ariba®. SAP® SuccessFactors®. SAP® Customer Experience offerings, including SAP® C/4HANA and the Qualtrics experience management platform. Deloitte knows them inside and out. Our team has extensive, industry-specific experience with the entire portfolio of SAP offerings—both on-premise and in the cloud. We not only understand how SAP technologies work; we understand how to help you reimagine the enterprise and make SAP solutions work together, through a “business first” approach and integration strategy that can support your objectives and your vision for the enterprise.
  • Critical speed. For many companies, finance solutions are tethered to rigid, static legacy systems—which can impede your ability to pivot and support the new business models needed to thrive in today’s challenging marketplace. Deloitte can help you leverage existing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation tools to quickly transform your current financial data and reporting landscape—with our Kinetic Finance offering, centered on cognitive finance, real-time insights, rapid scalability and responsiveness to support future business models. Our team works to help you accelerate SAP-enabled transformation through our agile technology implementation methodologies, ready-to-deploy industry solutions, proprietary accelerators and experience with the SAP® Activate innovation adoption framework.
  • Results—delivered. Our relationship with SAP extends back decades. Our many SAP awards validate our ability to deliver quality and value for our clients—including three consecutive annual SAP® Pinnacle Awards for SAP S/4HANA and the inaugural SAP Pinnacle Award as Digital Partner of the Year in 2019. Our worldwide network of more than 23,000 professionals dedicated to SAP solutions is widely recognised for results, and we have helped more than 3,000 clients effectively implement SAP solutions and realise business value from those investments.
  • Focussed on business needs. To help you reimagine possibilities and deliver effective solutions enabled by SAP S/4HANA, we bring experience that is specific to your industry, digging deep to understand what differentiates you and how you might improve your business and manage the change to achieve transformation. We cast a critical eye on your business processes and their impact on your organisation, focussing on your customer and business partners as well as the steps that can help you increase your competitive edge. Based on that understanding, we tailor our approach to help you reinvent your business processes, simplify user experiences and accelerate value.
  • Reimagining the future with SAP. We’re deeply experienced in guiding organisations through the business and technical challenges of transformation and we’re a leading reseller of SAP software. But our leadership doesn’t end there. We’re actively working to help SAP improve solutions through co-innovation. Our global alliance with SAP to co-innovate continues to result in leading practices that are built in to solutions. It also gives us different perspectives on evolving SAP capabilities—which is key to helping our clients reimagine everything, an entire universe of possibilities with Deloitte and SAP solutions.

Become an Insight Driven Enterprise - Predictive Finance Analytics

A rapidly evolving business landscape requires financial planning and analysis capabilities that can evolve rapidly, too. Learn what it takes to develop a strategy for becoming an insight-driven enterprise with predictive finance analytics.

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CFO Insights

This bi-weekly publication from Deloitte tackles the timely issues that CFOs and senior finance executives face today with practical advice.

Deloitte Accelerated Value: Finance innovation

For the finance function, new Deloitte offerings built around SAP® Leonardo can help you create a seamless bridge between innovating and operating. Learn how these solutions can enable “Lights Out” Finance, Cognitive Finance Insights and more.

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Due for a transformation

Accounts payable (AP) activities can bring inefficiencies and unnecessary costs. Learn how Deloitte’s AP Optimization solution combines SAP S/4HANA® and machine learning to help you reimagine your AP processes and make them more intelligent.

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Finding a new route to value - SAP S/4HANA® Finance for the airline industry

For airlines, a transformation with SAP S/4HANA Finance can bring much needed visibility—from reservations to the back office. But key questions emerge on deployment options, legacy systems and more. Here are some answers to help guide the way.

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Global CFO Signals™

Global CFO Signals provides highlights of recent CFO survey results from Deloitte member firms. It includes opinions on a range of areas including the economic outlook, financial markets business trends, their organisations and CFO careers.

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Improving ROI on your Finance transformation

SAP S/4HANA Central Finance combined with Deloitte’s deep experience and next generation accelerators can help pave the path to centralising finance, shared services and treasury management functions.

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Investing in Change—from vision to value

Many leaders in financial services see the potential SAP S/4HANA Finance holds for improving processes and insights, but they have big questions about how the solution aligns with current or future needs. Deloitte has answers. Explore them here.

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Move finance forward fast: Jump-start the ‘built to evolve’ enterprise with Kinetic Finance Startup

Today’s constantly evolving environment demands a finance organisation that can keep up. Across industries, enabling a more Kinetic Enterprise™—one that is built to evolve at the pace of disruption—has become essential for business leaders, especially decision-makers in charge of transforming finance with new technologies and more responsive capabilities.

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Next Gen Billing and Revenue Innovation Management

The engine to drive an XaaS digital transformation with confidence

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Next Gen Capital Management: Deloitte-enabled Fixed Asset Digital Assistant

Better manage and report on fixed assets with an intelligent, intuitive, responsive app-based bot

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Next Gen Cash and Treasury Management

Quickly deployable suite of Treasury tools enabling high-utility, cash, liquidity and exposure management capabilities

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Next Gen Central Finance

Effectively transform your transactional finance data using Deloitte’s Next Gen accelerators

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Next Gen Cost & Profitability Management

Enable integrated transparent solutions with automated insights and analytics into cost and profitability management

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Next Gen Close, Consolidation, and Reporting (CCR)

Touchless, continuous, insightful: The future of closings, consolidations and reporting

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Next Gen Finance Operations

Leveraging SAP S/4HANA® digital core to achieve efficiency in Financial Operations

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Next Gen Financial Planning and Analysis

Transform enterprise financial planning and analytics with a single cloud-based solution

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Next Gen Intercompany and Operational Transfer Pricing

Reduce risk and boost compliance while enhancing transfer insight and process management

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Next Gen SAP® Concur®

Moving towards value with intelligent travel & expense spend management

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Pedal to the metal: Accelerating financial insights for automotive companies

Disruption in the automotive space mean many organisations are looking to the finance function for new value. Deloitte has insights on how solutions such as Central Finance from SAP can transform vehicle reports, shared services and more.

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Reimagine Collections and Disputes

Learn how Deloitte can help transform collections and disputes processes, leveraging SAP Leonardo machine learning capabilities to enhance efficiency, get working capital on the books sooner, and resolve cases more decisively and accurately.

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Reimagine operational transfer pricing solutions from Deloitte + SAP

Empower your SAP system to automate and monitor your global transfer pricing process for potentially increased efficiency, improved compliance, reduced tax rate and mitigated risk.

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Reimagine Payables

An antiquated payables function can weaken your business. Discover a ready-to-deploy solution that embeds SAP technology and intelligent, actionable insights into payment processes. Reimagine payables and transform finance with machine learning.

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SAP Innovation Labs

Explore the possibilities for new value with Deloitte’s SAP Innovation Labs—providing a collaborative environment to help you shape a future vision for your organisation and enable the built-to-evolve enterprise, leveraging SAP solutions.

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SAP S/4HANA® Finance: The Finance Labs - The Art of the Possible

Explore the art of the possible. Deloitte’s Lab for SAP S/4HANA® Finance provides an interactive experience to help visualise possibilities, simplify finance operations and position the organisation to meet evolving business demands. Learn more.

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The CFO guide to SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance

For many CFOs, deciding when and how to implement SAP S/4HANA could be the most significant technology investment choices of their career. It’s a big deal. This Crunch time report explains the benefits of stepping up to the new system and what to consider for a smooth implementation.

Unlocking Opportunities With Blockchain

As blockchain potentially disrupts the financial services industry, many leaders are seeking insights and a path forward. What are the possibilities, and how can you develop a blockchain strategy for your SAP environment? Deloitte has answers.

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Transforming finance with data-driven insights powered by Deloitte + SAP

Blog series

The explosion of data in a connected enterprise and ecosystem is challenging the Finance function to transform rapidly, from automating processes to generating insights that will drive business growth.

In this blog series, Deloitte Finance and Analytics leaders share their view on how finance can transform itself as an analytical engine for the organisation and drive exponential business value. The blogs will cover the following topics:

Peak performance for working capital

Listen to our webinar focussed on activating a Kinetic Finance function that is more agile and more intelligence-driven—allowing you to more effectively monitor and respond to events that could affect working capital.

Powering up the period-end close process

Listen for insights that can help you leverage SAP solutions to get better control of period-end close and navigate ongoing uncertainty—while improving information transparency and enabling new efficiencies

Lights out finance

Leverage SAP S/4HANA®, robotic process automation, machine learning, AI, and other digital capabilities to intelligently automate repetitive tasks—allowing you to deploy your human talent for higher-value activities.

Reimagine cash conversion

Cash flow uncertainty can bog down your business. Learn how you can leverage customer payment data and SAP machine learning to strategically transform the cash conversion cycle.


Learn how PrecisionView leverages advanced algorithms, SAP technology and cloud to transform forecasting into intelligent forecasting.

The Kinetic Enterprise™: Built to Evolve

Tune into The Kinetic Enterprise: Built to Evolve to explore insights and ideas that can help you reimagine everything, transform your business with SAP® solutions and address disruption head on.

SAP Intelligent Finance Virtual Event

Listen to top experts, SAP customers and partners to understand the current market trends, challenges and opportunities in the areas of: Finance Transformation, Financial Reporting and Analytics, Accounting, Consolidation and Closing and more.

Maximise Business Value by Leveraging Advanced Central Finance Functionalities

Many SAP customers are facing challenges due to disparate systems, the lack of a common information model for flexible reporting and non-standardised processes that lead to inefficiencies. Download this webinar to learn about the available Central Finance functionalities beyond reporting and to experience a deep dive into universal allocations.

Deloitte + SAP

How can you navigate relentless disruption and tomorrow’s uncertainty?

By becoming a more Kinetic Enterprise™—an intelligent enterprise built to evolve. It’s time to reimagine everything. Deloitte can show you how—and help you make an impact with SAP® solutions.

Case studies

Carter's, Inc. is the leading brand of clothing items for children in the US. Learn how Carter's modernized its financial processes with SAP S/4HANA Finance and adopted best practices to improve efficiency and gain greater visibility into its financial operations.

Leading Essential Oils Company Chooses SAP S/4HANA to Support Sophisticated Business Model with Scalable, High-Performing Systems.

Learn how Indivior PLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company, selected SAP S/4HANA Finance, SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, and other SAP solutions, and not only established a comprehensive SAP landscape from scratch, but did so within its deadline, under budget, and without business disruption.

Discover how MRC Global—a leading distributor of products for the energy industry—worked with Deloitte to deploy a common global SAP S/4HANA platform and standardized business processes, supporting seamless operations worldwide.

Discover how MSC Industrial Supply Co. addressed aging IT by reimagining the enterprise with SAP S/4HANA. Find out how MSC collaborated with Deloitte to identify keys to success and deliver big results—from new insights to a new user experience.

Discover how New York Life insurance company implemented SAP S/4HANA Finance in a managed SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud environment to enable instant financial insights, faster processes, and more strategic use of its financial data.

Schott Kaisha is a prolific provider of containers for the pharmaceutical industry, but as its business increased, the organization's legacy system could not contain its growth. The company needed a systems upgrade if it was going to keep up with the pace of production. To do so, it partnered with Deloitte to undergo an SAP S/4HANA implementation. Learn how SCHOTT KAISHA navigated this implementation successfully and significantly streamlined its business processes.