Podcast by The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Podcast
Episode 2: Finance Leaders Leverage Cloud Technologies To Stay Ahead of the Curve
In the 2nd episode of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Podcast, we discuss new research from SAP and Oxford Economics that proves that strong leadership from the finance function pays off.
Organizations exhibiting the six traits of Finance Leadership are more likely to enjoy growing market share and less likely to worry about rising costs. To get these results, finance leaders make the most of new innovations that enhances efficiencies and they collaborate with CIO’s to influence technology decisions.
Learn more about the study’s results during this discussion featuring Joan Warner of Oxford Economics, Pat Kelliher of Vivint SmartHomes and Todd McElhatton of SAP. You’ll discover the six traits that make a Finance Leader, as well as:
-How Finance Leadership boosts revenue and profitability
SAP customers’ finance strategies for improving top- and bottom-line performance
-Which digital tools are indispensable to Finance Leaders’ success today – and which they won’t be able to live without tomorrow
Todd McElhatton, CFO SAP North America
Pat Kelliher, CAO, Vivint SmartHomes
Joan Warner, Managing Editor for Finance, Oxford Economics Thought Leadership
Ted Basile, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud
Episode 1: SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud: A Catalyst for IT Transformation
A recent IDC survey found 30% of an application portfolio is managed by an external provider. Operating your next enterprise resource environment requires a different approach and strategy. An enterprise digital core — based on SAP HANA — will enable you to improve customer interactions, provide a foundation for your next IT skills revolution, coalesce all your data across every line of business (LoB) and finally implement real-time business insights. And the cloud is accelerating that movement. It empowers all of us to become pioneers of how new innovations are adopted. This transformation will also have a positive impact on IT productivity; the outcome being more focus on technology projects that center on business growth and new revenue streams.
Join us on a discussion with Henry Morris of IDC and learn how the cloud drives innovation by providing a single platform to support ambitious growth plans, simplify processes, and deepen insights to enable faster decision making.
This podcast explores:
Managing the transition to SAP HANA; a multi-layer challenge
New IT architectures require multi-cloud accelerators and managing big skills gaps with Private cloud managed services
SLA scope and capabilities that will dictate managed service relationship with client
Automating operations for IT to deliver a strategic business engagement; programs that deliver new business value
Henry Morris, IDC Fellow, Big Data, Analytics, and Cognitive Software Research, IDC
Dr. Arndt-Alexander Böhnert, Global Head SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Enhanced Managed Services at SAP
Ted Basile, Senior Director, Global Marketing for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC).