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Press Release

27. June 2017

Digital Financial Journey: Making the most of the opportunities brought by finance sector digitalization

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Arvato Systems hosts 9th CFO Information Day at Bielefeld LENKWERK

  • “Digital Financial Journey” is the slogan under which the Arvato Systems 9th CFO Information day will be held in Bielefeld on September 7.
  • Delegates will benefit from real life use cases showing partcipants how they can best implement the digitalization potential of modern technologies in the finance sector.

(Arvato Systems) Gütersloh – For the ninth time, Arvato Systems hosts its information day for experts in IT and finance. Under the banner of “Digital Financial Journey”, the event this year focuses on Digital Transformation. With corporate and consultancy practice speakers, Arvato Systems presents their ‘Strategy Enabling’ approach – a consultancy format designed around the opportunities arising from digitalization in the finance sector.

Strategy Enabling – IT and Business synchronization
The challenges that the future holds for companies will only be manageable by the use of precisely the right technological support. IT and finance departments need to partner with their executive board to contribute to raising the value of the company. Faced with the sheer speed of change in the business environment, companies need to respond quickly. Coordinated activities – i.e. a roadmap – have to be created so that the demands of the different divisions, IT, and the company as a whole can be synchronized. Without this, companies run the risk of falling behind their ‘digital’ competitors. In a Strategy Enabling Project, modern tools such as Design Thinking, agile project management and change management are brought into use by the management team ensuring corporate transformation for the future.

By Experts for Experts
The agenda for the ninth CFO Information day addresses the needs and challenges facing management and decision makers in the financial community. Practical recommendations for the implementation of a digital business strategy are given by users and experts. The event focuses on three areas: digitalization; SAP S/4HANA Technologies & SAP Finance Operations and Business Intelligence & Transformation Roadmap.

Presentation Overview:
Keynote: Kill the Dogma (Prof. Andreas Mack, Practice Lead Consultant at partake consultancy und René Leppich, Senior Consultant Financials, Arvato Systems)
The Digital Core: SAP S/4HANA Finance (Michael Steuck, Solution Advisor SAP S/4HANA Finance at SAP)
 Liquidity Optimized: Financial Transactions with SAP S/4HANA Cash Management and SAP Fiori (Bastian Thalhäuser, Senior Accountant, Imperial Logistics International and Christian Kurzke, SAP Senior Consultant, Arvato Systems)
Survival strategies for Digital Transformation: Agility, Change Management, Design Thinking & Co. (Prof. Andreas Mack, Practice Lead Consultant, partake and René Leppich, Senior Consultant Financials, Arvato Systems)
The event is moderated by Prof. Mack from partake in Berlin. Interactive elements and displays with practical use cases all enhance the innovative event format for delegates. During breaks visitors will have the option of visiting various ‘theme islands’:
Digital Commerce – Mobile Apps/Mobile Lab
Virtual Warehouse – Pick-by-Watch
Next Generation in Payments
Digital Boardroom
Future Proof SAP Business Planning & Consolidation
Design Thinking as project methodology
Risk Control
‘Theme island’ use cases bring delegates and experts into dialogue together and give an insight into real-life scenarios, technologies and customer projects. Following the final presentation there is an opportunity for delegates either to spend time networking or to participate in a tour around the LENKWERK.
Further information, the full agenda and registration details can be found here: (German only)

About Arvato Systems
Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies through digital transformation. More than 3,000 staff in over 25 locations epitomize in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Our business relationships are personal; we work with our clients as partners, so that together we can achieve long-term success.

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