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Consolidations and reducing time-to-close

Jim Link, itelligence

The SAP S/4HANA for group reporting solution is the newest addition to the SAP tool chest that supports financial consolidation capabilities, and it does so within the SAP S/4HANA system itself, reading data from the underlying ledgers in real-time. Gain insight into group reporting’s capabilities and get tips and tricks to making your implementation successful. Attend this session to ... More »

Jason Jennings, Growmark

Learn how Growmark, a regional agricultural supply cooperative operating in the US and Canada, implemented SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for measurable improvements to its overall consolidation, reporting, and planning processes. Explore the value-driven results from the project, as well as key lessons learned to help you prepare for your implementation. Attend this session to ... More »

Molly Boyle, BlackLine

Expertise and institutional knowledge are critical components of any successful transformation, and an SAP S/4HANA implementation is no different. Freeing internal resources from the demands of their daily workload to assist with such a project is a challenge, especially for accounting organizations. Technology has helped leading organizations dedicate as much as 70% of key personnel’s time to their SAP S/4HANA upgrade. Attend this session to learn how you can... More »

Michel Haesendonckx, SAP SE

To support the business with the right information for decision making, SAP has introduced the ability to bring entity and group level information together within SAP. In this session, you will get a concrete view on how the Universal Journal serves as the central data model, how SAP S/4HANA group reporting ensures the consolidated view, and where SAP Analytics Cloud provides additional analysis capabilities and integrates financial forecasts. Attend this session to... More »

Elizabeth Milne, SAP

Learn about SAP’s new partnership with BlackLine and 2 key solutions. Hear about SAP Account Reconciliation and Automation by BlackLine, a purpose-built SaaS application that automates and streamlines some of the most labor-intensive financial close processes. Then, walk through SAP Intercompany Financial Hub by BlackLine, a SaaS solution that provides a global hub for intercompany transactions and subledger details. Attend this session to hear... More »

Kirk Anderson, SAP

Attend this session to learn about SAP’s next-generation consolidation solution for SAP S/4HANA customers, both cloud and on-premise. Attendees will learn about SAP’s long-term strategy for consolidations and group reporting as well as key business benefits that SAP S/4HANA for group reporting can potentially offer your organization. The session will also include a demonstration of the latest version of the product as well as cover the roadmap for upcoming releases. Attend this session to learn... More »

Jarrett Bialek, KPMG
Mackenzie McCanna, KPMG

With the introduction of SAP’s new solution for consolidations — SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting — you may be wondering what the differences are between this solution and other SAP consolidation solutions, including SAP BPC Optimized for SAP S/4HANA and SAP BPC 11.0 version for SAP BW/4HANA. How do you determine which consolidation solution makes the most sense for your organization? Attend this session to... More »

Jason Bargas, Workiva
Jess Van Maaren, Workiva

Everything about reporting has changed—regulations, schedules, stakeholders, systems. Yet, the process of creating financial reports remains unchanged. This session will show how to increase data assurance by connecting SAP data to cloud-based spreadsheets, documents, and presentations. More »

John Kuett, LeaseAccelerator
Tyler Mills, LeaseAccelerator

For most companies, the biggest risk with monthly close in 2019 will be the new lease accounting standards. Come to this informational session to hear lessons learned from dozens of public companies who closed their books under ASC 842 during January and February. We’ll cover the key challenges with subledger cutoff, reconciliation, and GL upload. Learn best practices for testing accounting accuracy, defining a control framework, and ensuring completeness of the lease population. Minimize the risk that your close is unintentionally extended potentially impacting earnings announcements. By attending, you will learn... More »

Michael Uram, Trintech
Joe Kuncharia, Trintech
Dennis Cail, Trintech

Inefficient financial close processes, high-volume matching challenges, attesting that period end reconciliations are complete and accurate, and maintaining compliance with an ever-changing regulatory landscape is more than enough to keep a CFO up at night. Attend this session to learn how companies have reduced their risk, improved their control posture, and improved efficiency by leveraging technology and automation in their record-to-report (R2R) process. Join this session to learn... More »

Molly Boyle, BlackLine

Whether you’re already running SAP S/4HANA, simplifying your ERP landscape with SAP Central Finance, or still evaluating next steps, BlackLine can help streamline your transformation. As the only SAP Premium Qualified solution for the Financial Close, BlackLine extends and complements SAP functionality to modernize and automate your financial close. Learn how BlackLine solutions take your processes, like balance sheet substantiation and end-to-end intercompany accounting to the next level. More »