Professional Services – SOA People Supporting your Journey to S/4HANA Cloud

Paul Smitherman |

Embrace Digital Disruption with SOA People and SAP S/4HANA Cloud

As trends in the industry disrupt existing business models, Professional Services firms are looking for the right tools to handle the changes and maximise their profitability in the digital environment. SOA People provides Ready-to-Innovate solutions and services to smoothly transform your business using SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

A straightforward and pragmatic approach to a full S/4HANA Cloud landscape

1.Trends in Professional Services

Trends in the Professional Services industry are disrupting existing business models:

  • Digital Delivery of Services -using online collaboration, intelligent platform and self-management
  • Outcomes-based Pricing - with a focus on value-adding services, greater transparency and agility, and shared economy model
  • Network Economy – More specialisation involving crowdsourcing, freelancers, partnerships with focus on customer and talent management

SOA People is helping Professional Services companies to leverage the benefits of digital technology.

Effective Responses to Disruptive Technologies will Maximise Profitability

2. Controlling a Profitable Portfolio

The SAP Fiori next generation user interface provides:

  • Contextual Interfaces
  • Real-time Insights
  • Mobile Interaction,

enabling you to see changes to your projects in real-time, and on the move. Contextual prompts, just like on your mobile apps, let you assess the situation and take appropriate action.

Redefine your Day-to-day Ways of Working

3. Execute Projects Profitably

SAP S/4HANA Cloud puts profitability at the heart of your day-to-day work, so;

  • Boosting Productivity
  • Increasing Transparency and,
  • Making Margins Visible

Because SAP S/4HANA is an intelligent Cloud ERP, all updates are made to a single set of data, providing visibility of profitability across the organisation in real time. When plans change, predictive analytics instantly simulate the effect of these changes to margins.

Make Genuine Data-driven Decisions to Deliver Client Value Profitably

4. Leverage Talent Networks

The way work gets done is changing. SAP SuccessFactors and other external sources allow you to evaluate, find and assign the right talent across networks. Matching talent with resource demands through SAP CoPilot allows project and resource managers to satisfy demand at the right time at the right price. Smart dashboards replace the previous combination of spreadsheets, calendars and charts.

Manage Talent Networks with Demand-Driven Decisions

5. Repeatable & Profitable Project Set-up

SAP S/4HANA Cloud gives you the opportunity to use previous projects as a template, cascading tasks, roles and effort to a new proposal. Build an operational and financial model that leverages past experience. On-line, in-context collaboration with other consultants enables you to continuously improve your service offering. This process ensures that effort, expense or work items are not forgotten.

Build Repeatable, Successful and Profitable Service Offerings

6. Project Management with SAP CoPilot

SAP CoPilot provides a natural language interface, using conversational interaction. Project Managers are able to quickly identify elements of projects at risk and seamlessly link to detailed project information, allowing effective action to be taken. Access is available on the desktop or on the move, increasing efficiency and allowing Project Managers to stay on top of all their projects, all of the time.

Work Faster and More Effectively via Conversational Interfaces

7. Manage Project Resources

With the Digital Age User Experience, Resource Managers have a clear overview of all resource assignments and metrics such as utilisation levels. All resource requests, staffed and required hours are clearly shown. Task assignments are easily accessed allowing adjustments to, for instance, staffed hours. Collaboration takes place in context via the SAP CoPilot app.

Oversee, Collaborate and Act Quickly via Intelligent ERP

8. Leave no Billable Item Behind

Project profitability can be hit by missing billable items. S/4HANA Cloud incorporates features to prompt consultants to submit time and expense information in a timely fashion, ensuring that nothing is missing at project closure.

If SAP Concur is used, expense items such as flights, hotels etc. flow straight through to S/4HANA Cloud, which produces unified invoices for the customer at the click of a button.

Ensure Client Value is Delivered Profitably

9. SOA People Approach

SOA People can support your end-to-end journey regardless of your starting point. With SOA People’s end-to-end portfolio you can harvest the benefits of transitioning quickly and easily.

  • Ready to Innovate – Services and solutions to digitally transform your business
  • Ready to Business – Pre-configured vertical solutions to minimise investment
  • Ready to Perform – SAP expertise and solutions available
  • Ready to Support – On-site or shared services to reduce the total cost of ownership

Be Smart in your Migration to S4/HANA Cloud with SOA People

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