An Introduction to S/4HANA Central Finance

An Introduction to S/4HANA Central Finance

Get a holistic overview of the basics of SAP Central Finance. Understand the problems that Central Finance addresses, the advantages of implementing it, its architecture, its relationship with S/4HANA and deployment options & considerations. Walk away with a strong foundation in Central Finance and a desire to learn more about it. 

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Course Goal

  • Receive a solid understanding of the business needs for Central Finance
  • Become familiar with key concepts in Central Finance
  • Understand the relationship between Central Finance and S/4HANA
  • Obtain a solid understanding of the enabling framework for Central Finance


  • Consultants
  • Executives and Managers
  • IT/Business analysts
  • Project Managers


Lesson Plan

The Problem Statement
Challenges & Opportunities for Finance Organizations

Understanding Key Concepts
Looking at the Technical Framework
Central Finance & S/4HANA

What are the benefits?
A look at common Use cases

Understanding deployment options
High-level implementation activities

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Anurag Barua

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Anurag Barua

Principal, SAP Business Transformation Services

Anurag has 25 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing and implementing complex software solutions, including more than 20 years of experience with SAP applications. He has led enterprise-wide business and digital transformation programs using SAP across nearly 30 enterprises globally and a broad swathe of industry verticals including Public Sector, Media, Manufacturing, Utilities, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, and Pharmaceuticals. In the last couple of years, Anurag has been heavily involved in advising and leading SAP S/4HANA digital transformation programs for his global clients.

His core SAP competencies include FI and controlling; logistics; Financial Planning & Analysis with SAP BPC; SAP BW; SAP BusinessObjects; SAP HANA technologies, data management & governance; SAP Fiori; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); and project management using both traditional ASAP and Agile/Activate methodologies.

He has spoken at 40 SAP conferences worldwide and is a prolific writer, having published nearly 100 articles and white papers as well as 3 books on SAP topics with a 4th book to be published very soon.

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Language: English
Level: Beginner
Duration: 1.50 hours
Type:  Instructor-led
Release: ECC 6.0
Category: SAP Financials

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