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SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) Planning Workshop

Using SAC to Automate and Improve Your Financial Planning and Analysis Process
March 15, 2023
Hands-On Virtual Training
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Empowering Everyone in Key Planning Disciplines

Hands-On Training Workshop for SAC Planning


Back by popular demand, Column5 Consulting is again teaming with SAP’s Global Center of Excellence to deliver a Free SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) Hands-On Workshop. This 4-hour online session will focus on how organizations today must be able to monitor financial activities that impact the business in real-time, as well as measure the outcomes of key decisions over time (Chrome browser required)

Learn about SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) key features in action by following along with real-life demo scenarios. We'll explore SAC capabilities including reporting, visualization, driver-based planning, currency translation, workflow, and multi-model linking. These capabilities are built on the SAP Cloud Platform, powered by SAP HANA in-memory technology - and can be extended to any device.

Join our SAC training workshop so you can better understand the value of developing a common Planning & Analytics strategy across all your departments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the latest technology from SAP and Column5, hands-on, so you can be confident in SAC's unique features and benefits.
  • Visualize plan vs. actual data, drill down for trend analysis, actual vs. plan variance, and year-over-year analysis.
  • Achieve more accurate plans and smarter decisions, resulting in better business outcomes.

During this free 4-hour online workshop event, you'll learn how to:


icono 5 WSAP  Answer questions in real-time with powerful Business Intelligence features

Use built-in reporting capabilities and dashboards, filter and drill into Big Data, easily create data visualizations and stories, and more.


Icono 2 WSAP  Understanding Planning Models

Explore pre-built models and learn how to build new models that reflect your business from a master data and calculation perspective.


icono 3 WSAP  Core Planning Functions

Interacting with data in the plan has never been easier with functions for spreading, distribution, assigning, allocations, predictive, locking, and version management.


Icono 4 WSAP  Advance Planning Functions

Beyond the core, the workshop will show you how easy it is to extend the plan in more detail for domains like sales, HR, marketing, etc., and simulate outcomes across the business with value driver trees.


Icono 2 WSAP  Best Practice Implementations

See real-life demos and take home some best practices and lessons learned in regards to  Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A).



The Speakers

Jason Reid Headshot
Jason Reid
Senior Director - Global CoE, SAP
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Chris Clay
Senior Director - Global CoE, SAP
Floyd Conrad
Floyd Conrad
Senior Director - Global CoE, SAP
Eric Smit-1
Eric Smit
Vice President - Global CoE, SAP
Steve Sussman
VP Sales, Column5 Consulting
Hunter Moore
Director of Solutions, Column5 Consulting


Wednesday, March 15th:  11am - 3pm EDT  |  3pm - 7pm GMT


Welcome to the Workshop
Short introduction to the Hands-On Workshop
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) Solution Overview
High level summary how SAC can transform your entire FP&A process across multiple departments with advanced visualization, modeling, and reporting tools
Column5 Intro and Overview
Overview of Column5's history and unique expertise helping customers to improve their planning and analytics processes, maximize the value of their investments in SAP's Planning and Analytics solutions.
SAC as an Integrated Planning & Analytics solution (Benefits of xP&A)
Hear how Column5 has successfully integrated SAC to deliver an integrated Planning & Analytics solution. How are companies evolving from traditional Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to an Extended Planning & Analysis (xP&A) process. What are the benefits of an xP&A strategy?
Hands-On Workshop
*Chrome Required* Topics will include: Intro to Workshop, Story Overview, Story Building, Financial Planning Scenarios, Q&A & Wrap-up
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Please note that registrations using personal emails or from competitors will be rejected.
Chrome browser is required for the hands-on sessions.

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