Agile Finance is a comprehensive service that builds on the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Finance software. It is designed to help CFOs and others in the finance function to better realize the benefits of advanced technologies that include in-memory and cloud-based computing, as well as real time data analytics to monitor performance management. This allows the business to correlate key financial and external metrics to make informed decisions about future investments.
In today’s world, the finance function is under increasing technological pressure to deliver vast volumes of data as a result of changing customer needs and behavior. CFOs need to advance their understanding of new digital and analytical capabilities and how to best deploy and leverage these across their finance teams.
Please watch our webcast on-demand to learn more about how EY’s Agile Finance solution — enabled by SAP S/4 HANA Finance — can accelerate your business. Agile Finance represents opportunities for CFOs to enable a true digital, end-to-end transformation from transaction record to customer that will enhance efficiency, compliance and transparency. It guides management decisions to overcome challenges, thus saving significant resources in planning and budgeting.
- Edward Chang, Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young (China) Advisory Limited, China
- Scott Taylor, Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young Australia
- Donal Graham, Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young Australia
- Ananya Nanda, Senior Manager, Advisory, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd, Singapore
- Nick Guglielmo, Financial Value Advisory – SAP LoB Finance, SAP APJ & Greater China
Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young (China) Advisory Limited, China
Edward Chang is a Partner with EY’s Advisory practice in Greater China. He is a seasoned business consulting professional with over 20 years of global experiences in strategy development and business and operations transformations. He has advised companies and regulators in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For the past 15 years, he has focused on the Asia-Pacific market. Edward leads EY’s Asia-Pacific Finance Advisory business and the Greater China multi-national corporations business.
Edward has been a regular speaker and participant with various universities, industry seminars, conferences, and company events. He has also contributed in various publications related to intellectual property rights, unfair competition, market growth, and operational and financial management.
Edward graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in finance.
Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young Australia
Scott is a Partner in the Asia-Pacific Advisory Centre, leading SAP Finance in the region. Scott has more than 25 years’ experience in the design, development and implementation of financial performance management solutions including:
- Budgeting, planning and forecasting
- Management reporting
- Business intelligence
- Financial reporting and analytics solutions
- Statutory consolidation and financial accounting solutions
- Profitability, cost analysis and activity based costing
- Data warehousing and systems integration
Scott has the unique ability to bridge the gap between finance and practical technology based solutions that enable companies to achieve their desired commercial outcomes. Scott is a sought after key note speaker at financial solutions and technology conferences and has led many successful Office of the CFO projects worldwide. Scott has experience across many industries including pharmaceuticals, mining, real estate, banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing and consumer goods.
Partner, Advisory, Ernst & Young Australia
Donal leads EY’s Oceania Performance Improvement Finance practice. He has specialized in finance transformation for 20 years and has had senior roles in private sector and other consulting organizations prior to joining EY.
Donal is passionate about working with CFOs to improve the finance function, particularly in a time of unprecedented digital disruption and the need for new finance talent capabilities.
Senior Manager, Advisory, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd, Singapore
Ananya has more than 15 years of consulting experience including years of active leadership in multiple SAP implementations in the areas of business application and management consulting. This experience has been across business development, pre-sales and consulting.
Ananya has extensive ERP solution experience and is recognized as a thought leader in the areas of implementation strategy, business alignment and value creation. Ananya is a passionate advocate of the digital transformation of clients' business functions using SAP, Oracle, Microsoft as a platform for efficiency and growth. He is driving the new wave ERP renovation in the context of digital transformation for clients into the agile age of cloud, analytics and mobile by defining specific roadmaps to bring the next wave of growth and digital disruption.
Financial Value Advisory – SAP LoB Finance, SAP APJ & Greater China
- Over 25 years of cusiness, treasury and finance experience with global fortune 500 companies
- Industry experience: consumer products, media, publishing, logistics and banking
- MBA finance
- Location: Reston, VA
- Pre SAP background: treasurer, director- corporate finance, FP&A, global real estate and facilities, leasing, asset management, working capital optimization, capital allocation and spend/travel management
During Nick’s time with SAP, he has worked with many customers in developing strategy in the areas of finance transformation and analytics. Nick’s focus has been on helping customers and more specifically CFOs build their HANA roadmap for finance to reduce system complexity and simplify their reporting. He has also provided value focused financial insights through thought leadership articles to his customers and their ecosystem.
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