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BPC 10 on SAP HANA: How Speed Unlocks Innovation at CareFusion Video Blog

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At the Controlling 2014 conference keynote address, Michael DeLeo, Director of Cost Accounting for CareFusion, presented a keynote address on BPC 10 on SAP HANA: How Speed Unlocks Innovation at CareFusion. Michael addressed the following topics:

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Controlling 2014 Plenary Session Recording: SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA – Moving controlling and finance closer together


b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC_8182_Resized.jpgNew users have traditionally struggled to understand the way SAP separates Financial Accounting and Management Accounting where most legacy systems see the two as one. While it’s easy enough to understand how a payroll account flows from the profit and loss statement into cost center accounting because the account information stays the same, the situation becomes more challenging as a revenue account flows into profitability analysis and is transformed into a value field, or a cost of goods sold account becomes multiple value fields depending on the cost components involved. In its latest product release, SAP is bringing the two worlds closer together.

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Controlling 2014 Customer Testimonial


b2ap3_thumbnail_Chris_Karch_Resized.jpgControlling 2014 was my 3rd year in a row attending the Controlling conference. I thought I would take a moment to provide a perspective from someone who has implemented SAP Controlling at Rockwell Automation for ten years and just recently went back to the business to support Operations Finance and transition to an SAP end user. 

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Controlling 2014 Participant-Driven Deep Dive & Workshop Day Recap


b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC_1066_Resized.jpgBased on attendee feedback, we launched the post-conference Participant-Driven Deep Dive & Workshop Day at Controlling 2013. Learn a little bit more about the second year went at the 2014 post-conference workshop. 

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Controlling 2014 Plenary Presentation Slides: SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA – Moving controlling and finance closer together


b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC_8182_Resized.jpgNew users have traditionally struggled to understand the way SAP separates Financial Accounting and Management Accounting where most legacy systems see the two as one. While it’s easy enough to understand how a payroll account flows from the profit and loss statement into cost center accounting because the account information stays the same, the situation becomes more challenging as a revenue account flows into profitability analysis and is transformed into a value field, or a cost of goods sold account becomes multiple value fields depending on the cost components involved. In its latest product release, SAP is bringing the two worlds closer together.

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SAP CO-PA (costing-based vs. account-based) and BPC at Woodward

We’ve been working on a project at Woodward to implement SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0, Version for SAP NetWeaver (BPC).   This project is part of an overall roadmap aimed at unifying our financial systems across the company, while being able to maintain more than one ERP.  

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How do I find the right SAP planning tool? And why should I care?

Thomas Bauer 100 x 100Okay, so the question is rhetorical.  Of course – all controllers care about planning and selecting the right tool for the job! When I speak with clients, I often find that they don’t understand the entire range of SAP products available and there is often uncertainty when it comes to what tool should be used for different types of work.

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Introduction to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC 10.1) Version for SAP NetWeaver (and HANA)

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, or BPC 10.1, version for SAP NetWeaver (and HANA) was released into general availability this summer giving the planners out there some great new features that will be highlighted in my blog today. This is a release that focuses heavily on usability and NetWeaver platform integration so unfortunately there is no Microsoft Platform equivalent with the 10.1 release. 

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SAP Book Authors Featured Speakers at Controlling 2014


b2ap3_thumbnail_Controlling-Logo-No-Year.jpgControlling 2014 features a number of prominent SAP book authors on the speaker roster. Learn more about the authors and their books.

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Controlling 2014 Exhibitors

b2ap3_thumbnail_controlling2014_logo_confTag.jpgWe have a great line up of exhibitors at Controlling 2014. We encourage you to learn more about their products and services and visit them during the conference. 

 

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Controlling 2014 Gold Wifi Sponsor - OANDA

b2ap3_thumbnail_oanda-hor-rgb-720x200.jpgERP Corp is pleased to announce that OANDA will be the gold wifi sponsor for Controlling 2014. Stop by OANDA's booth to learn more about OANDA Exchange Rates, the world’s authoritative foreign exchange data source. 

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Navigate SAP’s Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) Webinar Recording Now Available

SAP Controlling Community members recently gathered for a webinar on SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions.

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Controlling 2014 Silver Sponsor - Kern Americas

ERP Corp is pleased to announce that Kern Americas will be a silver sponsor for Controlling 2014. Stop by Kern's booth to learn more about Allevo: The next generation of financial and cost planning software. 

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SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA - Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve spent the last six months working with the first accounting customers to validate and implement SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA. I’ve talked with even more customers about the possibilities of the new solution. SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA will be made generally available on 1st August 2014. In this blog, I’ll explain how the new solution differs from earlier software versions and discuss some of my learnings.

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Thomas Bauer

This week we are profiling Controlling 2014 speaker Thomas Bauer. Thomas is a managing partner and solution architect for planning solutions at biX Consulting in Germany, a BI consulting company he formed 5 years ago with former colleagues from SAP Germany.

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What is SAP Simple Finance? - Webinar Recording Now Available

SAP Controlling Community members recently gathered for a webinar on SAP Simple Finance and SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA.

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The Importance of Linking CRM Services and Financials

IMG 0463Understanding the financial impact of business transactions is critical in today’s competitive and regulatory environment.  Not understanding these impacts can lead to poor business process decisions and incorrect financial reporting.

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What to See & Do in San Diego

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Beautiful San Diego is home to the Controlling 2014 conference. We have heard from many attendees that they plan to arrive before the conference starts or stay after it ends to take advantage of the city! Here are a few San Diego activities that the Controlling 2014 staff recommends:

Gaslamp Quarter
The Gaslamp Quarter is the historic heart of San Diego, California and a short walk from the Westin San Diego. The 16 & 1/2 block district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and gets its name sake from the gas lamps that line the streets of the Quarter. Check out the Victorian architecture, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and do some shopping as well.

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Kent Bettisworth, President & Executive Consultant at Bettisworth & Associates

Kent BettisworthThis week we are profiling Controlling 2014 speaker Kent Bettisworth, President & Executive Consultant of Bettisworth & Associates.

How did you get your start with SAP and SAP Controlling?

While working at Exxon in the early 1990’s we chose SAP as our ERP system.  At the time, I managed the accountants as well as the project and fixed asset systems for Exxon USA Downstream (shipping, marketing, refining, pipeline, HQ).  I was recruited for the project team to manage the implementation and migration from these project and asset disconnected systems to a single integrated system.  I left the project team, after a successful pilot in mid-1995 to start my own consulting company…the rest is history.

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Creating Functions in SAP Activity-Based Costing (ABC)

Although SAP provides many functions as part of the ABC environments, there are times when the logic that you want to use in the application of ABC overhead requires additional data.   There is a great deal of data that can be accessed using functions that read fields from tables or structures, and you can create this type of function without programming.

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