Pre-Conference Workshops

Jointly leverage SAP ERP and SAP enterprise performance management solutions to speed your close: Tasks and tools every finance team should know

Stefan Karl, SAP SE
Pete Graham, SAP
Elizabeth Milne, SAP
Monday, March 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lafleur 2

Is your financial close slower than it was five years ago? What if you need to reduce cycle times and close your books with fewer resources and higher quality? Attend this comprehensive session to learn what steps your organization can take today to significantly improve the process. Attendees will:

  • Learn the most common barriers to a fast financial close — such as data quality and collection errors, reconciliation problems, and poor performance from reporting applications — and strategies to overcome them
  • Get tips for preparing a checklist for the financial close, which contains tasks, task owners, deadlines, and dependencies — and how to monitor it in real time
  • Understand trends in accounting standards and managing disclosures and how to prepare and cover for your company
  • Find out how automation of closing tasks like currency translation, eliminations, and cash flow calculations fosters speed and quality of the financial close
  • Get an overview of what new SAP functionality is available to help you improve the process