Planning for the Unplanned: See how SAP Analytics Cloud Planning Can Enable Predictive Forecasting in a Volatile Market

enterprise resilience webinar series
Planning for the Unplanned: See how SAP Analytics Cloud Planning Can Enable Predictive Forecasting in a Volatile Market

In today's dynamic climate, one thing is for certain can't plan based on last year's results. Accurate, flexible, iterative and timely planning is critical. Sales forecasts fluctuate daily, and business conditions can change weekly. We must adapt to current facts and model numerous scenarios to be prepared for what lies ahead. This session will focus on how companies are adapting to the new business climate and will provide valuable insights to real-time forecasting and planning techniques.

Key Takeaways: 

Explain how to leverage Scenario Management to anticipate and plan for hundreds of potential conditions 

Describe how embedded collaboration capabilities enable quick decisions in a virtual office environment 

Indicate how Predictive Analytics replaces "tribal knowledge" and "past performance" as the main driver of forecasts accuracy

1 CPE credit available for live attendees only.

No prerequisites required. Level: basic. Field of study: Auditing. Instruction delivery method: Group Internet Based. Elements of Engagement: Polling Questions. 
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Speakers:

Steve Freeman
Managing Director
Protiviti

Steve leads the southeast region for Protiviti’s SAP practice. He has extensive experience in the SAP landscape and partner ecosystem, enabling him to help clients fully leverage the right mix of SAP solutions to optimise their business processes. Steve’s background includes more than 20 years of experience in sales and executive management in the Business Intelligence and Analytics space, including work with SAP BusinessObjects, Oracle, Verint and Cognos.

David Bath, Protiviti
Associate Director
Protiviti

David leads Protiviti’s SAP Analytics Cloud Planning and BPC consulting practice. He has extensive experience in the SAP specifically with regards to enterprise performance management solutions. David’s background includes more than 20 years of experience leading successful project implementations. In addition, David leads the development effort of Protiviti's SAP solution accelerators for SAC and BPC such as iPlan. David is a thought leader in this area and is a frequent speaker at SAP events such as SAP insider and Sapphire.