Pre-Conference Workshops

The impact of big data on finance and GRC security: How to trade IT complexity for business agility

Manish Dharnidharka, PwC
Peter Hobson, PwC
Frank Rinaldi, PwC
Monday, March 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mouton 1

This comprehensive session will examine how big data is leading to a fundamental shift in how businesses create value. Learn how by utilizing big data, organizations can better focus on data exploration, predictive analytics, and real-time decision making in the areas of finance and GRC. During this comprehensive three-hour session, you will hear:

  • The types of opportunities big data creates as it relates to SAP's finance and GRC systems
  • Practical use cases taken from real-world client examples that cite the benefits of big data
  • How SAP Business Suite built on SAP HANA can be used as a key technology enabler in transforming the finance function
  • How to more efficiently perform access control and segregation of duties (SoD) conflict analysis based on data from multiple systems
  • Step-by-step advice for utilizing SAP's dynamic ad-hoc reporting capability, which drives more user analysis with less IT intervention
  • Critical lessons to minimize impact on operations and system performance when gathering data and performing analysis