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Review the requirements, challenges, and opportunities you may encounter on your SAP Central Finance journey

One of the top challenges of corporate finance is to provide a simple and complete view of corporate financial information. Typically, this involves pulling information from multiple systems and finding some way to integrate it – typically intensive, manual, error-prone work that often falls short of the objective of the ‘simple, complete’ objective.

Fortunately, SAP has introduced SAP S/4HANA for Central Finance Foundation (more commonly known simply as ‘SAP Central Finance’) to solve this problem. The core value proposition of SAP Central Finance is that it can pull together data from multiple financial systems and present it in a single, unified system for maximum visibility and control – a worthy and most valuable objective, to be sure.

Data integration requirements for implementing SAP Central Finance are many and diverse. In a survey of companies implementing or considering SAP Central Finance:

  • All have SAP ECC as a source, with an average of 4 to 10 instances, although some have 30 or more
  • 85% have non-SAP data sources with anywhere from 1 to 400 instances to be integrated
  • There is a significant diversity on non-SAP data sources, with an average of 3 non-SAP ERPs (Oracle EBS, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics, and so on), although some have 6 or more ERP types
Whatever your specific situation, your data integration requirements are worthy of serious consideration before embarking on the Central Finance journey. The objective of this paper is to provide some insight into typical data integration requirements, with regard to SAP Central Finance.