For Accenture, SAP HANA as a data mart generates real-time data and provides reporting tools and robust analytics capabilities available in new and user-friendly ways. A few examples:
Treasury executive reporting
Enables real-time reporting and data analytics. Leveraging the new predictive capabilities, the reporting provides Treasury managers a more accurate Treasury forecast and an easy way to monitor cash flow. It is empowering Accenture’s Treasury professionals to effectively manage Accenture’s global cash and make critical liquidity decisions by leveraging alerts and flags, helping to reduce foreign exchange risks. This reporting continues to enhance Accenture’s position of proactive, best-in-class Treasury operations, anticipating trends and mitigating financial risks.
Receivables collection report
This report historically took eight hours a week to produce and was refreshed twice a week. Now the report is real time and takes zero time to produce. In addition, changes are delivered faster with lower risk.
Probability of late payment
A new algorithm predicts the probability of late payment from Accenture clients. The collection process used to be a manual, quarter approach feed. Now it is driven by a new, automated report, enabling the collection process to be faster.
Expansion to other business domains
Other business domains like real estate reporting are taking advantage of the platform to provide a way for the business to measure and respond to more real-time metrics, assess the premise’s cost of each building and relate to Accenture’s overall space cost metrics, ensuring we are negotiating the best pricing for the required space types.
More reporting and analytics opportunities continue to be developed, enabled by the new architecture. The longer-term vision is to migrate old reporting to new analytics, ultimately enabling full integration of Accenture’s analytics ecosystem.