Many organizations face serious challenges in their core planning and consolidation activities. Planning decisions are often made without considering supply chain constraints and profitability. Accurate information is not available and some departments fail to provide it at all. More time is spent assembling the data than planning. Most frequently, the environment is severely fragmented, with no connection between aggregate and detail planning, and great difficulties exist in gathering feedback or sharing data.
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TCS' approach to EPM helps organizations overcome these challenges through:
Increasing EPM maturity to improve business planning and consolidation outcomes.
Optimizing orchestration of EPM to improve all facets of the enterprise including management goal setting, sales quantity revenue planning, direct and indirect cost planning, comprehensive profitability analysis and key metric measurement.
Leveraging leading EPM practices to optimize key management functions such as strategy formulation, business planning and forecasting, financial management and supply chain planning.
Organizations invest in the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) software to improve EPM, but the application is just the beginning. True EPM excellence requires new processes, new competencies, improved data quality, and the expertise to bring the entire program into an optimized, continually improving state.
TCS brings together the consultants, methodologies, accelerators, and technologies to deliver comprehensive EPM and BPC transformations. TCS' EPM solution can help you assess your current environment, create a strategy and blueprint for a new future state, and then implement the transformation - inclusive of people, process and technology. TCS can also help manage and maintain BPC applications on an ongoing basis. Our services include:
Strategic implementation services including assessments, planning, blueprint creation, business case development, process design, technology configuration and integration, value realization and change management.
Rapid deployment models that enable our clients to quickly realize capabilities on accelerated timeframes using industry-leading templates and pre-made configurations.
Service and support solutions that help manage, maintain and improve the live program over the long term.
Organizations who embrace EPM through TCS' BPC competency will experience new benefits at multiple levels. In terms of new business outcomes, a high performing EPM function will create shorter budget cycles, faster closing processes and improved regulatory compliance. Executives will be able to make better decisions based on improved scenario planning and simulation. Executives, managers and users throughout the enterprise will collaborate and plan more effectively. Most importantly, they will have a single, accessible source of the truth, based on which to make better business plans and superior strategic decisions.
In terms of BPC implementation, organizations will realize a highly efficient and effective transformation process, achieving desired IT capabilities at a competitive cost. Our approach promotes a high ROI and low TCO.
The TCS Advantage
The core strength of TCS' EPM practitioners lies in our ability to implement BPC software effectively. We understand the legal and business structures, data definitions, metrics and detailed critical information of every aspect of business planning. We also understand the specific nuances and daily issues planners have and how to address them. This deep expertise enables us to step beyond the application and help you transform your EPM activities in ways that generate new enterprise value. how to address them. This deep expertise enables us to step beyond the application and help you transform your EPM activities in ways that generate new enterprise value.
TCS' BPC practice has over 100 experienced consultants who have successfully transformed BPC and EPM practices at over a dozen major enterprises. With our competency lab in North America, we have developed many accelerators to speed implementations and raise the value of SAP BPC. Our leading SAP practice is 10,000 consultants strong and includes functional, technical, analytics and project management experts. We have a unique 360 degree partnership with SAP, are a frequent product development partner and have been awarded the Pinnacle Award for four consecutive years.