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Join your global community of SAP peers and experts at SAPinsider 2023 in Vegas on March 20-23. The Reply team will be meeting with attendees throughout the week to share insights on trending topics in S/4HANA, Finance, GRC, Cloud Platform, BTP, Data and Analytics and Supply Chain. Learn more about Reply’s capabilities here. Ready to schedule a meeting with our experts? Click the button below to submit a request for a meeting or stop by Reply’s booth (#1410).

In addition, Reply’s customer Pixelle Specialty Solutions and JBS Foods will present on their respective journey to S/4. View session details and add to your agenda today.

Wednesday March 22, 11:30AM-12:10PM PST

JBS Foods reduce risk to SAP S/4HANA conversion with selective, tiered approach

A traditional brownfield, big-bang conversion of their $60B business was too risky for JBS Foods. Learn how they leveraged selective data transition to split the journey into manageable waves. As of February 2023, JBS has successfully completed the first wave of their multi-year SAP S/4HANA transformation journey. After a brief introduction into the project, our experienced panel will be available to help answer any questions related to your SAP S/4HANA transformation. Make sure to bring questions on topics such as near-zero downtime, finance transformation, and timed-sliced migrations. This is your chance to get first-hand insights from a freshly executed go-live!

Speakers:

Colin Cole, IT Director, JBS Foods

Lorenz Praefcke, CEO, Corporate Business Solutions America

Winni Hesel, Partner, Syskoplan Reply

Wednesday March 22, 2:30PM-3:10PM PST

Hear how Pixelle Paper Gained Business Success with SAP S/4HANA

Greg Buehrle, IT Director at Pixelle Specialty Solutions, joined by Mark Lennie, Principal Consultant at Reply, will share the execution and delivery aspect of an S/4 project in a highly integrated environment. In this session, Pixelle will share the challenges and opportunities presented to the Business and IT teams during an SAP ECC to S/4 greenfield project with extensive 3rd Party integrations. In this session, Pixelle will also discuss

  • The benefits of utilizing SAP Best Practices workshops and predefined configuration
  • Business reception of value add S/4 features
  • Testing strategy success and progress tracking
  • The business impact and change management strategies associated with transitioning seasoned SAP GUI users to the FIORI UI
  • Unexpected challenges encountered while implementing both S/4 GUI and S/4 Fiori Processes

Speakers:

Greg Buehrle, Director of IT Applications, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, LLC

Mark Lennie, Principal Consultant, Syskoplan Reply

November 30 at 10AM ET | Session 1 of 10: Corporate Performance Management and Group Reporting Overview

Join the first this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, and senior consultant, Jeff Messer, in this session to explore what Corporate Performance Management (CPM) embodies and how Group Reporting fits into the overall CPM Vision. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting.

We will discuss:

- Viable transition and integration scenarios

- The value proposition for reporting and decision making

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

January 10 at 10AM ET | Session 2 of 10: The Path to Group Reporting for Any ERP Landscape

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, as they break down the most frequently asked questions of incorporating Group Reporting across different ERP landscapes. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting. Discussion topics include:

- Group Reporting with S/4HANA

- Group Reporting with CFIN, ECC, External Systems

- Master data and transactional data integration

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

January 30 at 10AM ET | Session 3 of 10: Setting Up Your Group Reporting Implementation For Success

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger, and guest speaker, Jeff Messer, in this session to uncover the "must knows"  for a successful move to Group Reporting. Explore different methodologies and identify critical paths that could impact your implementation. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting.

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

February 13 at 10AM ET | Session 4 of 10: A Closer Look at SAP Best Practices for Group Reporting

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger, and guest speaker, Krizelle Ong, in this session to discover what SAP Best Practices has to offer for Group Reporting. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting. We’ll cover

- Explanation of what Best Practices are

- Benefits and practical considerations when adopting Best Practices

- Our customers' experiences and lessons learned

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

February 27 at 10AM ET | Session 5 of 10: Group Reporting Fundamentals and Key Updates

A reader's digest to Group Reporting that every user should know. Join Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu to

- Learn about the fundamental building blocks in the Group Reporting core architecture

- Explore how to properly use building blocks for effective reporting and analysis

- Brief overview of new developments from Release 2309

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April 9 at 10AM ET | Session 6 of 10: How to Navigate Two Critical Paths in Group Reporting: Historical Data Migration and Report Migration

In this webcast, we will discuss how to properly plan for migrating historical data and reports in Group Reporting. Explore how these two workstreams are common risks in any Group Reporting implementations and the strategies Reply has deployed to ensure success.

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April 23 at 10AM ET | Session 7 of 10: How to Avoid Pitfalls in your Group Reporting Data Collection Installation and Integration

Learn how to properly install and integrate Group Reporting Data Collection the first time and avoid many of the pitfalls along the way.

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May 8 at 10AM ET | Session 8 of 10: How to Approach Organization Change Management for Group Reporting

What does Organization Change Management entail for Group Reporting? Learn about the different aspects and strategies to deploy for a seamless integration.

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May 22 at 10AM ET | Session 9 of 10: A Deeper Dive of the Reporting Solutions for Group Reporting

Join our webcast to compare and contrast the different reporting solutions available for Group Reporting. Learn about the different features along with the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.

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June 18 at 10AM ET | Session 10 of 10: Group Reporting Technical Architecture, Integration Concepts, and Security Design

Join us for a review of the architectural design, requirements, and considerations for on-prem and cloud source systems. Explore considerations for an effective security design.

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Charting the Path to S/4HANA Group Reporting: Glatfelter and Hexion

In this presentation, Reply’s finance experts, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, will examine the practical aspects of implementing S/4HANA for Group Reporting in three industry-leading companies: Glatfelter and Hexion. Our exploration delves into the reasons for change, strategies employed, and the lessons derived from these projects, offering insights valuable to organizations considering S/4HANA for Group Reporting.

Key Points:

  1. Project Framework and Approaches: We dissect the methodology from preparation to going live, providing a comprehensive view of the project's lifecycle.
  2. Solution Design in Varied ERP Landscapes: We examine the intricacies of solution design, particularly in the context of various source accounting systems, while highlighting data integration and transparency.
  3. Lessons Learned: We share insights gained from these implementations, focusing on the critical success factors and challenges that were successfully navigated.
  4. Benefits Achieved: We outline the practical benefits of these projects, especially in terms of improved consolidation processes and consolidated financial reporting.
  5. Planned capabilities: We provide an overview of future innovation for Group Reporting and what these companies have planned for additional value realization

This presentation provides an opportunity to gain knowledge from these projects and better understand the landscape of financial consolidation. Whether you are a financial professional, compliance expert, or an executive seeking to enhance your organization's group reporting, this comparative study offers valuable insights.

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