Cognizant Solution Overview

Optimize Business Performance with SAP EPM Solutions

Amid shifting business priorities and increasing pressures brought on by the global recession, corporate leaders need accurate, timely, and actionable insights to manage business performance more effectively. At the same time, the downturn also demands that the entire organization be involved and aligned in the process of performance management. Businesses have leveraged Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) technologies to improve profitability by bringing significant improvement in financial and operational excellence. Looking forward, the role of EPM in the organization will only increase as strategic decision making based on appropriate analysis of data and information has become critical for businesses to gain and/or sustain competitive advantage in today's marketplace.

SAP EPM Service Offerings
SAP EPM is an integrated offering that lets you carry out the full lifecycle of enterprise performance management activities including: Strategy Management. Business Planning and Consolidation. Profitability and Cost Management. Reporting and Analytics. SAP EPM provides a solid platform to integrate the GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) and Business Intelligence solutions that enable business performance optimization goals of any organization.

SAP EPM @ Cognizant
Cognizant's SAP practice offers comprehensive and integrated solutions to address the complete range of your EPM needs: 150+ dedicated EPM professionals with strong domain knowledge; 40+ EPM implementations. Ability to leverage 5,500+ DWBI&PM Practice associates, 900+ having BOBJ expertise. Proprietary Value Creator methodology to deliver superior solutions with better time-to-market and improved cost effectiveness. Rapid score-carding with lead/lag indicators from predefined industry specific KPI repositories & scorecard templates. Ability to leverage our Global Delivery Model with CMMi Level 5 Process Maturity.
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Strategy maps Scorecards & dashboards Business activity monitoring Integration of enterprise planning, budgeting & fore -casting applications Cost modeling Profitability modeling Cost & chargeback process / system Financial consolidation Management reporting Reporting on individual performance Integrated performance solution

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Cognizant’s SAP EPM Implementation Methodology

Cognizant's EPM Differentiators
Vision and capabilities to provide complete end-to-end solutions to meet business requirements and achieve EPM optimization. Skilled solution team in the EPM domain with very strong consulting and implementation experience. Established Implementation Methodology, Tools & Accelerators to reduce implementation time & costs. Diagnostic tool for EPM maturity assessment to prepare the organization for the initiative. Dedicated Center of Excellence for Enterprise Performance Management. Commitment to innovation and solutions to enable business process improvements. 360 degree strategic relationship with SAP. Cognizant's Early Warning System (EWS) that integrates EPM and Predictive Analytics to predict & alert management on key indicators for proactively mitigating potential risks. Proactive decision making through instant access to strategic decision metrics. Faster response to unplanned variances through alerts and status updates. One stop shop for corporate metrics. Rapid deployment and higher ROI. Industry benchmark and best practices.

Cognizant's EPM Case Studies
Strategic Consulting in Planning & Consolidation for a leading design innovation company. Retail Comp Store Planning Accelerator developed jointly with SAP Strategy Management for a leading insurance company in the U.S. Integrated Sales and Expense Planning solution for a leading global pharmaceutical company. Business Reporting and Strategy Management for a leading e-commerce business company. High-level reporting for financial analysis and strategy development for a leading automobile company. Implementation of a EPM Solution for a leading network storage company.

Business Benefits
Improved business to IT alignment for strategic decisions (a leading manufacturing services provider achieved $40m in financial benefits using our EPM solution).

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In a time when companies are relentlessly pushing to compete better, move faster, and fight harder, Cognizant is the global technology partner with a single-minded passion: Dedicating our systems expertise, industry intelligence, and global resources to make your business stronger.
Note: For more information on how to drive your business results with Cognizant, contact us at inquiry@cognizant.com or visit our website at http://www.cognizant.com.
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