FI2015I just returned from SAPinsider Financials in Las Vegas which was another comprehensive and exciting event on how SAP can help Finance functions to transform themselves. The event seems to get bigger and better every year – and the energy level was palpable.

The clear focus of this year was Simple Finance. From the keynote to the various deep dive sessions we saw overwhelming customer interest in the topic. In fact so much that the organizers decided during the conference to offer an additional overview session on SAP Simple Finance to satisfy the strong demand from the audience.


Keynote Demo: SAP Smart Business, executive edition by Martin Naraschewski


Strong interest in SAP Simple Finance. Standing room only session “Discover the future of finance with SAP Simple Finance”.












In the keynote we launched the most recent version of our enterprise cockpits, SAP Smart Business Enterprise Edition, as well as our new cash and liquidity management solution, SAP Cash Management powered by SAP HANA. Both new solutions are key innovations on our 2015 development roadmap.

The high interest in SAP’s solution center, where customers could talk directly to our product experts, indicated where customers seem to see the biggest potential of SAP Simple Finance. It is the unification of our new and enhanced solutions for Financial Analysis (Smart Business Enterprise Edition; SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver) with our re-architectured accounting solution (SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA) on a common real-time platform (SAP HANA) which has drawn the largest crowd. The seamless combination of these solutions provides an unprecedented level of instant insight to decision makers in finance and in the business.

I’m very excited about this level of customer interest. Of course, we’re now all looking forward to how S/4HANA and Simple Finance will further evolve with the upcoming SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando. Register today – and stay tuned.