Session A: Unlock the Value of SAP S/4HANA Finance


Speakers: Bastian Distler, SAP



SAP S/4HANA Finance is gaining significant interest as a solution to centralize, control, and report on financial operations across many systems. The benefits of this cannot be overstated, but many companies are tripping on a hidden problem: loading financial data from other systems is not easy. In fact, without the right tools, it can be a showstopper.

Financial information must be translated from a wide variety of proprietary formats, and before SAP S/4HANA Finance can rely on the data for reporting, it must be harmonized and made consistent, or you risk misleading reporting and metrics.

Join this session to learn about the challenges and best practices for loading external data into SAP S/4HANA Finance.


Session B: Actionable Advice in Leveraging Technology to Drive Dynamic Planning and Forecasting Across the Enterprise


Speakers: Pras Chatterjee, SAP



Want to learn about the latest in dynamic planning principles and how best in-class organizations leverage them? This session provides key guidance on using dynamic planning and how SAP technologies can help you get a jumpstart. Attend this session to:

  • Explore dynamic planning and the latest innovations in SAP S/4HANA and the SAP BW/4HANA solution
  • Understand how the latest versions of the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application fit into your organization
  • Hear customer stories and examples of how customers are successfully leveraging the latest tools in SAP’s business planning offerings

If you want to discover what dynamic planning can do for your organization, don’t hesitate to attend this session.


Session C: Tips and Tricks to Be Better Prepared for Revenue Recognition and Leasing Compliance Changes


Speakers: Pete Graham, SAP, and John Froelich, Bramasol



The SEC is implementing new regulations and increased scrutiny for revenue recognition (IFRS 15 and ASC 606) and leases (IFRS 16 and ASC 842), and these changes are quickly approaching. Attend this sessions for a look at the requirements and the software solutions to help you comply.

Experts from SAP and Bramasol will focus on disclosure reporting, building an automated solution, demonstrating critical controls that auditors will focus on, and completing the migration to the new regulations. Join us at this session to:

  • See how SAP supports customers by assisting with compliance initiatives relative to these new accounting regulations
  • Explore takeaways, insights, and best practices based on hands-on experience with real-world regulation compliance projects
  • Understand Bramasol's methodologies, tools, and practical experience that can help you get started now


For anyone involved in revenue accounting, lease accounting, or compliance and reporting, this is a must-attend session to help navigate the complexities and unique challenges of regulation compliance.


Session D: Integrated Solutions for Your End-to-End Financial Close Process


Speakers: Elizabeth Milne, SAP, and Michael Gilmartin, BlackLine



In this session, learn how companies like Thomson Reuters make better decisions from financial close to disclose. With solutions from SAP and BlackLine, companies get access to more reliable data, helping them reduce cycle times and lower costs.

This session will cover topics like perfect planning, execution, and monitoring of the entity financial close, and will include a customer case study. Additionally, you will learn how you can run consolidations on real-time transactional data and streamline the collection and management of financial notes with SAP.