Agenda

Efficiency, transparency, fraud prevention and compliance – these are the key concerns of corporate finance and treasury departments today. Our Serrala User Summit will take up these issues in strategy sessions, best practice examples and solution sessions.
Cloud solutions are becoming more important for companies every day. Besides the updates of our SAP-integrated FS² modules, we will thus also present you with our new cloud solution portfolio Alevate and will introduce you to our latest service innovation: Managed Services – enabling greater agility for finance processes.


We are thrilled that a number of customers have agreed to present their projects at the user summit. A warm welcome to Deutsche Bahn AG and Schwarz Gruppe (Lidl/Kaufland)! For the first time, some of our customers who presented at least year’s meeting, will support our product sessions on day two of the summit this year: Merck and Adient.


Speed consulting – please feel free to bring your questions to the summit and take the opportunity to discuss them with our product experts on site. You will be able to find them at our contact points in the foyer.


We look forward to welcoming you to Hamburg soon!

 

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One further note: Due to our expanding international panel we will be offering more workshops in English, which will be translated simultaneously during the sessions. The language icon on the respective session indicate which session will be translated and which will be held in German.

 
  


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User Summit Day 1

starting

11:00

Registration

12:00

Welcome to the New World of Serrala: The Universe of Payments

  • Serrala is more than a new name
  • Optimize your payment and finance processes with our unique, comprehensive solution portfolio
  • Take advantage of new technological developments such as cloud solutions and managed services
  

12:45

Finance in the Era of Digitization

  • Overview of drivers for Finance
  • Trends in Finance
  • Digitization in Finance
  • Selected automation examples, e.g. RPA
  • Other relevant developments

Tom Bangemann, Senior Vice President Business Transformation,
The Hackett Group

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13:30

Coffee Break

13:45

Strategic Outlook - The Future of Finance

  • Future-proof your processes with new cloud, robotics, and blockchain technologies
  • Prevent fraud, improve compliance, and facilitate global payments and cash flows
  • Maximize efficiency and transparency with a hybrid payment cloud
  • Real-life case studies on how to automate and optimize processes across the entire universe of payments
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14:15

Coffee Break

14:30 Breakout Sessions - Solution Strategy

Solution Strategy I
Order-to-Cash Solutions - Why Integrating and Automating Processes with an End-to-end Approach Makes Sense
  • Holistic Approach: credit management, cash application, collections & disputes 
  • How to increase your customer’s satisfaction and experience with real-time and high-quality data
  • Trends: intelligent robotic automation - where are we now and how does it support you? 
  • Solutions adapting to your environment: on-premise, cloud, hybrid, managed services
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Solution Strategy II
Procure-to-Pay and Payments - Automating the Entire Process Chain
  • End-to-end processes from supplier evaluation all the way through payments 
  • Streamlining the Accounts Payable automation process
  • Fraud prevention & compliance 
  • Hybrid cloud - managing P2P in a multi-ERP environment
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Solution Strategy III
Treasury & Cash Visibility - Managing Comprehensive Data Sources
  • Efficiency and transparency: from cash management and liquidity planning to in-house banking, netting, and treasury & risk management 
  • Benefitting from a comprehensive approach to treasury & cash visibility
  • Developments for greater technological flexibility: from SAP Standard TRM to SAP-integrated solutions, cloud and hybrid solutions and managed services 
  • Why cloud solutions make sense for treasury & cash visibility
Solution Strategy IV
Why Data & Document Management Matters - Introducing Serrala’s New Information Lifecycle Management Suite Corestone
  • Achieve compliance with GDPR and optimize your SAP systems for the transition to the SAP HANA world
  • Archive Service
  • Data Volume Management
  • Privacy and Compliance
  • Legacy Decommissioning
  • Audit Readiness

15.15

Coffee Break

15:30 Breakout Sessions - Customer Case Studies

Case Study I
Efficient management of credit and collections at AB-In-Bev

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Speaker: Alexander Fedanov, Business Relationship Manager, Solutions, Anheuser-Busch InBev nv/sa

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Case Study II
A Global Payment Platform in a Multi-ERP Environment with Secure Connection to SAP
  • Payment challenges in an international corporation 
  • Implementation of internal approval policies with the right concept for roles and authorization rights 
  • Flexbible format handling with a mapping tool and end-to-end security

Speaker: Corina Kuballa, Teamleitung BC Finanzen Cah, Schwarz IT GmbH & Co. KG

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Case Study III
How Deutsche Bahn Improves Accounts Payable Automation within SAP
  • Developing a catalog of criteria for a standard workflow - from RFI to RFQ
  • Integrating company-wide stakeholder across all departments
  • Defining process standards within the purchase-to-pay framework 
  • Comprehensive change management concept

Speaker: Gunter von Dewitz, Head of Global Process Accounts Payable, Deutsche Bahn AG

Case Study IV
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16:00

End of Day 1

16:00

Departure shuttle busses to the restaurant AuQuai

16:30

Dinner at AuQuai

18:00

Departure shuttle boat to musical

19:30

Start of musical Mary Poppins

User Summit Day 2

9:00 Stream 1

1A | FS² Payments + FS² AccountStatement

Streamlining Payment and Bank Statement Processing with FS² Payments and FS² AccountStatement for SAP

  • New features for invoice processing, payment tracking and fraud monitoring
  • Hybrid cloud, new payment service providers and instant payments
  • Account Statement Cockpit: new Fiori overview page

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1B | Alevate AccountsPayable

Simplify Invoice Capture, Processing and Reporting Across Multiple Enterprise Systems with Serrala's Cloud-based Accounts Payable Solution

  • Genesis of Alevate - core trends and technologies that we are focusing on as part of our “Future of Finance” initiative (end-to-end solutions, that are not monolith, cloud, Robotics Automation)
  • Overview of new Alevate P2P Solution Suite 
  • Unique aspects of Alevate AccountsPayable
  • Architecture and high-level demo
  • What’s next?

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1C | Coresteone Data & Document Management

Why Business and IT Departments Need a Strategy for Managing Data and Documents

  • Serrala Corestone supports SAP customers for efficient information management:
  • Moving to SAP S/4HANA: how archiving eases the migration and cuts costs
  • Privacy & Compliance: tackling legal regulations such as GDPR
  • Corestone Archive Service: improve systems with a lean, flexible and compliant storage option
  • Legacy Decommissioning: extracting and keeping data from obsolete and outdated systems

1D | Trend - Fraud & Compliance

Payment Fraud - How to Protect Your Company from Fraud and to Ensure Maximum Compliance

Cybercrime, CFO fraud, phishing - current threats and best practices for protecting your company:

  • End-to-end process checks
  • Company- and business-specific fraud-check criteria
  • Black- and whitelisting
  • Dedicated sanctions screening

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1E | SAP Cash Management on HANA

Liquidity Management with Cash Management powered by SAP S/4 HANA

  • How to benefit from Liquidity Management ERP-integration with SAP S/4HANA
  • Integration of data sources
  • Reporting capabilities

1F | Trend - Order-to-Cash End-to-End

O2C – End-to-End Process Solution: 7 Key Benefits of Integrating Credit Management, Cash Application, and Collections

  • Why global process owners love integrated O2C processes
  • How to go about implementing an end-to-end Order-to-Cash Process Solution
  • What does it entail? 
  • Integrated Order-to-Cash processes: more than just reducing costs and risks

9:45

Coffee Break

10:00 Stream 2

2A | FS² AccountsPayable

Automating Invoice Processing with FS² AccountsPayable for SAP

General solution introduction and overview

Customer Case Study: How Adient Slovakia enhanced their AP processes

  • New features:
  • New Smart Eye Capturing solution
  • Integration of non-SAP users
  • Process tracking for Accounts Payable
  • New reporting
  • Added value for organizations
  • Live demo

Customer speaker: Peter Kováč, Director Bratislava Business Center, Adient Slovakia

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2B | FS² AutoBank + FS² AccountStatement

Reducing DSO with Automated Cash Application and Statement Matching with FS² AutoBank and FS² AccountStatement for SAP

  • SmartAssistance - enhancements
  • Compliance - GDPR, approvals and compliance check
  • Process harmonization
  • O2C Process - integration with FS² Collections
  • New: Account Statement Cockpit 

Reducing DSO with Automated Cash Application and Statement Matching with FS² AutoBank and FS² AccountStatement for SAP
- SmartAssistance - enhancements
- Compliance - GDPR, approvals and compliance check
- Process harmonization
- O2C Process - integration with FS² Collections
- New: Account Statement Cockpit .

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2C | FS² Payments

How to Set up a Payment Factory with FS² Payments for SAP

  • Solution concepts and experiences of a global payment factory
  • Centralized payment platform 
  • In-house banking – creation of internal posting and internal account statements
  • What to consider in a payment factory project

2D | Trend - BI, Analytics & CFO Dashboard

Bringing Clarity to Your Financial Processes – Challenges and Trends in Business Analytics

  • The rise of data literacy - read, work with, analyze and argue with data 
  • The future of self-service analytics in a cloud environment
  • Save time & money with reporting automation

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2E | Trend - Cloud

Cloud and Hybrid Cloud - Why They Are Gaining Ground in Payments

Cloud solutions offer greater flexibility and are secure options today

Hybrid clouds combine on-premise and cloud

Advantages for companies:

  • Connecting non-SAP subsidiaries 
  • Leverage legacy systems investments
  • Full transparency accross the group
  • Integrated security, compliance and fraud prevention

2F | Trend - Robotics/ML/AI

Preparing for the Future of Finance with Intelligent Robotic Automation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence 

  • “Intelligent Robotic Automation” – one of the core digital technologies we are focusing on as part of our “Future of Finance” initiative
  • Business benefits of intelligent automation and our concept of “embedded AI”
  • A primer on robotics and machine learning 
  • What does it look like in practice? Actual use-cases in P2P and O2C
  • What’s next?

10:35

Coffee Break

10:55 Stream 3

3A | Alevate Payments

Creating a Single Payment Hub with Serrala's Cloud-based Payments Solution

  • Why Cloud? Opportunities & Risks
  • Straight-through end-to-end processes
  • Security, compliance, and fraud prevention in the cloud
  • Managed bank connectivity

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3B | FS² Credit & FS² Collections

Efficient Management of Credit Risk and Collections with FS² Credit and FS² Collections for SAP

Professional Credit Management, Collections and Dispute Management seamlessly integrated into SAP

Customer Case Study: Merck’s journey to an automated receivables process

  • 360° view on your business partners in a central collaboration file
  • Digitized and highly automated processes

Customer speaker: Salvatore LoBosco, SAP Finance Senior Consultant, Merck KGaA

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3C | FS² Payments + FS² AccountStatement

Streamlining Payment and Bank Statement Processing with FS² Payments and FS² AccountStatement for SAP

  • New features for invoice processing, payment tracking and fraud monitoring
  • Hybrid cloud, new payment service providers and instant payments
  • Account Statement Cockpit: new Fiori overview page

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3D | Alevate CashApp

Alevate CashApp - the Next Generation of Cash Application in the Cloud

  • Alevate Cloud Solutions
  • Cloud Hybrid Solution
  • SmartEye Cloud
  • Alevate CashApplication
  • First live impressions
  • Highlights and functionalities 

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3E | CPWeb

CPWeb - Discover New Possibilities with the Web-based Payments Solution

  • Recent enhancements, including 
  • AutoUpdate for easier access to new releases
  • Upcoming enhancements, including
  • Check on duplicate payments
  • The future of CPWeb
  • CPWeb next generation

CPWeb - Discover New Possibilities with the Web-based Payments Solution
- Recent enhancements, including
- AutoUpdate for easier access to new releases
- Upcoming enhancements, including
- Check on duplicate payments
- The future of CPWeb
- CPWeb next generation.

3F | SAP Treasury

SAP Treasury & Risk Management on S/4HANA - Optimization Options for Your SAP Treasury Application

  • FX Hedge Management
  • FIORI-based Treasury Deal Entry
  • Enhanced Reporting Capabilities
  • Preview of next Enhancements in TRM

11:40

Coffe Break

12:00 Stream 4

4A | Trend - Managed Services AR

Managed Services for Accounts Receivable - How to Benefit from Greater Agility and Efficiency

  • Readily available services for connectivity, matching and enrichment of incoming payment information
  • Automate capturing of remittances in the cloud
  • Simplify receivables processing by eliminating complex tasks 
  • Reduce costs and increase transparency 
  • Accelerate time to market for set-up and ongoing changes

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4B | FS² CashLiquidity & FS² Treasury

Enhancing Efficiency with FS² CashLiquidity and FS² Treasury for SAP

  • Cash position views including BAI support 
  • Intercompany netting based on budgets
  • FS² Treasury meets SAP Cash Management
  • FS² Treasury: additional functionalities 
  • PDF Designer for financials deals 
  • Business intelligence reporting
  • Intra-group, calendar, upcoming events
  • Predictive analysis: what is possible and how best to use it
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4C | Trend - Blockchain

Blockchain - Use Cases: (for) How Finance Departments (Can) Benefit from the New Technology

  • Payment processing and authorization
  • Secure Electronic Document Interchange with SAP (payments, invoices etc.)
  • Corporate currency for ínternal & external use
  • B2B portals - SCF transaction processing

4D | FS² AutoBank + FS² AccountStatement

Reducing DSO with Automated Cash Application and Statement Matching with FS² AutoBank and FS² AccountStatement for SAP

  • SmartAssistance - enhancements
  • Compliance - GDPR, approvals and compliance check
  • Process harmonization
  • O2C Process - integration with FS² Collections
  • New: Account Statement Cockpit

4E | Trend - Payments End-to-end

How Modern Solutions Help Secure Your Processes for an End-to-End Audit Trail

  • Straight-through processes from invoice capturing to payment execution without any process breaks
  • Reducing complexity
  • Minimizing potential risk of fraud and security issues
  • Reducing process costs

4F | Alevate Archiving

Automatically Archive Data and Documents to the Cloud for Long Term, Low Cost, Secure Retention of Information with Serrala's new Corestone Archiving Solution

  • Genesis and Overview of new Corestone Solution Suite 
  • Unique Aspects of Corestone 
  • Architecture and High Level Demo
  • What’s Next?

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30 Stream 5

5A | Trend - Managed Services Payments

Managed Services for Payments - How to Scale the Management of Formats, Connectivity, Fraud Prevention to Your Needs

How managed services take the complexity out of payment processes

Readily available services that support payment processing of individual company requirements:

  • Formats
  • Bank connectivity
  • Anti-fraud checks
  • Compliance 

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5B | Alevate CashApp

Alevate CashApp - the Next Generation of Cash Application in the Cloud

Alevate Cloud Solutions
Cloud Hybrid Solution
SmartEye Cloud

Alevate CashApplication

  • First live impressions
  • Highlights and functionalities 

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5C | Alevate Cash & Treasury

Be on Top of Your Cash with Serrala's New TMS Cloud Solution Alevate Cash Management & Treasury

  • How to integrate a cloud-based TMS into your system environment
  • Overview of the features 
  • Integration: ERP-Accounting, trading platforms, planning data, payment processing
  • Capabilities of the integrated reporting engine

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5D | FS² eBAM

Managing Bank Relations, Bank Fees and Bank Accounts with FS² eBAM for SAP

New developments within

  • BAM and eBAM: upload of mass data for individuals and mandates, new mandate structure, introducing organizational units
  • Bank Fee Analysis 
  • Bank Reporting: enhanced FBAR reporting in XML format

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5E | Alevate Payments

Creating a Single Payment Hub with Serrala's Cloud-based Payments Solution

  • Why Cloud? Opportunities & Risks
  • Straight-through end-to-end processes
  • Security, compliance, and fraud prevention in the cloud
  • Managed bank connectivity

5F | FS² Journal Entry

Faster Close for Financial Reports with FS² JournalEntry for SAP

General solution introduction and overview

  • Customer challenges and opportunities
  • Transaction creation 
  • Process tracking for General Ledger transactions
  • Workflow and reporting
  • Solution benefits for customers

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14:30

Coffee Break

14:45

Wrap Up (Plenary Session)

15:0

End of Event

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