Enterprise Performance Management

Better manage performance at every level of your organization. Our enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions can help you translate your corporate goals into department-specific metrics that everyone can understand – for increased accountability and control, streamlined processes, and strategy-guided, risk-aware plans.

  • Elevate performance – from high-level objectives to operational metrics
  • Accelerate and improve planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Automate your processes for quicker, more accurate financial reporting
  • Improve decision making to drive profitability and fuel growth
  • Transform your performance management processes by leveraging mobile devices
  • Leverage industry and line of business best practices and content 

Strategy Management
Close the gap between strategy and execution by identifying and properly resourcing key initiatives. With SAP Strategy Management software, you can align your whole team – from executives to front-line workers – on key objectives, and give them access to tools for collaborating and assessing performance.

  • Increase agility and responsiveness by effectively communicating priorities, risk, and progress
  • Make decisions with more confidence by sharing timely, reliable information across the enterprise
  • Improve visibility and collaboration with a single source of data for everyone
  • Foster accountability by linking strategic goals, metrics, and progress to employee actions

Business Planning & Consolidation
Spend more time growing your business – and less time closing the books. Our planning and consolidation software can help automate and streamline your planning, budgeting, forecasting, and consolidation activities – for shorter budget cycles, a faster close, and improved regulatory compliance.

  • Make better decisions based on what-if analysis and scenario planning
  • Increase collaboration for improved accountability and planning accuracy
  • Reduce cycle time, close the books faster, and align plans with strategic goals
  • Minimize risk by meeting statutory and management reporting requirements
  • Available in a version for the Microsoft Platform and a version for SAP NetWeaver

Financial Consolidation
Deliver fast, accurate financial consolidations – and liberate your finance team to focus on strategy and analysis. Our financial consolidation software can help you navigate multiple currencies, mergers and acquisitions, and evolving accounting standards and regulations – such as IFRS, GAAP, and the XBRL electronic filing format.

  • Reduce the time and cost of closing and reporting cycles – without sacrificing controls
  • Make better, faster decisions based on accurate information
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS, XBRL, and GAAP standards
  • Strengthen investor relations by maintaining transparent data
  • Improve flexibility across your business units to adapt to change – faster

Disclosure Management
Achieve a faster, more accurate financial close. Our disclosure management software can provide you with a flexible, collaborative disclosure process across teams, geographies, systems, and data sources – so you can accelerate your close without sacrificing compliance

  • Manage the production, filing, and publication of financial and regulatory statements
  • Automate workflows to assign responsibilities, share information, and reduce risk
  • Foster collaboration by giving users autonomy and accountability
  • Publish financial statements in a variety of formats, including XBRL submissions
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS, GAAP, and other country-specific accounting standards

Financial Information Management
Give your finance team the tools they need to boost productivity. Our financial information management software can help your business users access, map, and load relevant information from disparate sources – for more efficient, transparent, and reliable information management processes.

  • Give finance professionals control of information management process
  • Reduce risk and increase confidence in the integrity of your data
  • Improve productivity by replacing manual tasks with automated processes
  • Lower compliance costs by standardizing processes and generating audit trails
  • Support closed-loop enterprise performance management by integrating with other software

Intercompany Reconciliation
Eliminate the biggest bottleneck to a fast, accurate financial close with an easier reconciliation process. Our intercompany reconciliation software empowers individual business units – rather than your corporate finance division – to reconcile intercompany balances in real time via the Web.

  • Resolve differences earlier in the financial reporting process
  • Free your finance department to focus on mission-critical activities
  • Get real-time visibility into the global reconciliation process, regardless of time zone
  • Ensure data reliability with consistency across source, reconciliation, and consolidation systems

Financial Closing Cockpit
Ensure that all stakeholders have confidence in your corporate financial reports and receive them on time. Streamline processes and increase governance for financial accounting, entity close, corporate close, and disclosures to make them faster, more accurate, and less costly to execute.

  • Make confident decisions that comply with regulatory standards and meet strict filing deadlines
  • Provide transparency with an accurate, auditable, centrally managed close and financial reports
  • Streamline close cycles and automate processes to reduce errors and costs and increase efficiency

Profitability & Cost Management
Improve your profitability and cost management by zeroing in on performance issues across products, customers, and channels. Our profitability and cost management software can give you the power to act decisively – with a clear understanding of how your decisions will impact your bottom line.

  • Identify your most profitable customers, channels, and products
  • Run what-if profitability scenarios across multiple dimensions
  • Lower the cost of IT with shared services, and align resources with business demand
  • Get a clear picture of your organization’s cost drivers

Spend Performance Management
Get the spend visibility you need to proactively identify savings opportunities, reduce supplier risk, and lower spend. Our spend performance management software provides comprehensive reporting and process functionality – for smarter purchasing decisions throughout your organization.

  • Integrate spend data to improve the timeliness and accuracy of your information
  • Reduce risk by uncovering single-supplier dependencies and monitoring contract compliance
  • Improve efficiency and security with a closed-loop process for sourcing and spend management
  • Increase spend under management by establishing performance targets
  • Support international trade compliance with debarred supplier visibility
  • Optimize strategy by performing sourcing and spend what-if simulations

Supply Chain Performance Management
Maximize visibility into performance metrics across your supply chain. Our supply chain performance management software can help you proactively reduce bottlenecks and risk, identify new opportunities, and improve working capital – for measurable results.

  • Leverage root cause analysis to quickly diagnose bottlenecks and resolve issues
  • Respond effectively to near- and long-term supply chain trends
  • Mitigate supply chain risks by monitoring and managing performance metrics
  • Gain real-time visibility and leverage accurate insights from a single data repository
  • Share content, metrics, and diagnostics across your internal and external supply chain

Sales & Operations Planning
SAP Sales and Operations Planning is a next-generation planning application, powered by SAP HANA and delivered on the cloud, that can help you bring key stakeholders together in an integrated planning environment that allows them to rapidly translate dynamic fluctuations in customer demand into actionable operational plans for logistics, manufacturing and procurement.

  • Plan, using a unified model of demand, supply chain and financial data, at any level of granularity and dimension
  • Run simulations in real-time, using the full S&OP data model, to support demand-supply balancing decisions
  • Rapidly compare scenarios to drive quick, confident decisions across multiple key figures and dimensions
  • Drive engagement across the organization with an embedded, context-aware social collaboration platform
  • Improve quality and availability of data with configurable automated data loads from SAP and non-SAP source systems

Asset Analytics
Track, analyze, and improve your physical asset performance and equipment effectiveness. Our asset analytics software is designed to help capital-intensive companies enhance asset utilization and longevity, reduce risk and downtime, and increase output – with real-rime asset visibility and decision-ready insights.

  • Improve asset utilization and ensure equipment availability
  • Reduce costs by eliminating maintenance delays and duplication of work
  • Stay on budget by reducing the need to liquidate funds
  • Continuously improve asset management strategies to ensure compliance
  • Track asset performance through a single repository of KPIs

EPM solution for Midsize Companies
Anticipate changing market conditions, seize new opportunities, and reduce risk – with SAP Edge solutions. Designed specifically for medium businesses, these analytic solutions provide the comprehensive business intelligence (BI), information management, and performance management you need to heighten visibility and gain a competitive edge.

  • Get real-time business insights with ad hoc reporting and data visualization
  • Analyze, enrich, and integrate data to support information-driven processes
  • Simplify planning, budgeting, and forecasting – and improve resource utilization
  • Start with the tools you need now, and add on as your company grows

Mobile Solution for EPM
Give your team an easy way to stay actively engaged with key performance improvement initiatives, even when they’re on the go. With the SAP Strategy Management mobile app, you can extend the your on-premise SAP Strategy Management software capabilities to your mobile users.

  • Analyze organizational performance at a glance
  • Get alerts and collaborate on key issues that require immediate attention
  • Assign individual responsibility for objectives and KPIs
  • Align execution with strategy by connecting goals, initiatives, and metrics
  • Measure the impact of initiatives to determine how best to allocate resources
  • Compare business unit performance side-by-side or with other relevant benchmarks

Enterprise Performance Management on Demand
Drive savvy informed decision making with real-time business performance insight available when and where you need it. Make superior planning and profitability a standard for your organization with on-demand enterprise performance management (EPM) software – easy-to-consume, best practice-based applications delivered through the cloud.

  • Enable a more responsive organization with instant-on, mobile-ready applications
  • Reduce deployment time, leveraging software as a service delivered through the cloud
  • Leverage SAP HANA application cloud to supercharge organizational agility with real-time analysis and planning
  • Gain insight into departmental expense variances, analyze profit and loss, and plan capital projects
  • Satisfy the needs of all users with the option to use simplified mobile and web user interfaces    

 

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