SAP Professional Services Dashboard

How SAP Professional Services Solutions Help You Increase Profits

Table of Contents

SAP Project Resource Management

In today’s complex Professional Services environment, one of the most critical aspects of achieving project profitability is Effective Project Management and Profitable Resource Management (PPM).

What are Some of the Characteristics of successful PPM Resource Management?

First off,  professional services firms must have systems that provide reliable project accounting and controlling.  This system must have the ability to:

The second major requirement is to provide an effective enterprise class project management system which provides:

Finally, the third major requirement is an efficient resource management system.  An efficient human resource management system provides:

What issues can SAP Engagement Management help Professional Services firms address:


Professional Services Dashboard

SAP Project Management Dashboard

The Project Management Functionality of the SAP Professional Services Solution can also:

  • Provide timely information about which resources are available.
  • An ability to tentatively book resources.
  • Quickly staff project roles.
  • Provide visibility of resources assigned to the project and their activities.

SAP Professional Services Roadmap

While the SAP Professional Services Solution already offers extensive business process management capabilities to manage complex projects, many improvements are on the SAP development road map:


  • Complex Quote Solutions
  • Intelligent Staffing of Resources
  • Relationship Management Lifecycle
  • Intelligent Finance Operations


This is just a small taste of the of the SAP Professional solution development roadmap.  It already provides extensive support for the following areas that are not just of concern for Professional Service Companies:


  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management and Learning
  • Workforce Planning and Analytics
  • Employee Experience Management

Within the Core ERP Functionality, it provides relative support for:


  • Core Finance Functions
    • Record-to-Report
    • Invoice-to-Report
    • Treasury Management
    • Investment Management
    • FP&A
    • Real-Estate Management
    • Travel-to-Reimburse
    • Invoice-to-Cash
    • Global Risk and Compliance (GRC)

Continuous Business Model Innovation

As digital transformation solutions for project and professional services takes center stage, professional services firms are embracing new and agile business models that allow for flexible pricing based on business outcomes. This shift has led to a rise in subscription-based models and everything-as-a-service (XaaS) offerings, replacing traditional time and materials billing. Business model innovation is key to staying competitive in today's complex professional services environment.


Power of SAP S/4 HANA Best Practices

Professional service firms can greatly benefit from utilizing SAP Best Practices for their business operations and driving digital innovation and business process transformation. With reliable project accounting and controlling systems, enterprise-class project management systems, and efficient resource management systems, SAP Engagement Management can help professional services firms accurately allocate time and expenses to projects, manage work-in-process and invoicing, optimize sourcing and service procurement, and provide full visibility into project status, project team collaboration, and on-time delivery of projects within budget. Additionally, the SAP Professional Services Solution offers extensive business process management capabilities, such as talent acquisition, management, and learning, workforce planning and analytics, employee experience management, core finance functions, and global risk and compliance. As digital transformation continues to shape the professional services industry, SAP Best Practices can help firms stay competitive by embracing new and agile business models, such as subscription-based models and everything-as-a-service offerings, to replace traditional time and materials billing.

Becoming an Intelligent Enterprise

In today's constantly evolving business landscape, it's essential for professional services companies to become intelligent enterprises. An intelligent enterprise is a company that leverages advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things, to gain real-time insights and make data-driven decisions. SAP Professional Services Solution is designed to help professional services firms become intelligent enterprises. By using SAP Engagement Management, companies can create accurate proposals, prevent revenue leakage, and gain a reliable overview of overall engagement margin and profitability. Furthermore, SAP's roadmap includes intelligent staffing of resources and complex quote solutions, which will help companies optimize their workforce and increase their efficiency. As digital transformation continues, firms that embrace new and agile business models will stay competitive, and SAP Best Practices can help them achieve this goal. By utilizing SAP's advanced performance analysis capabilities and tailored solutions, companies can take their operations to the next level and become intelligent enterprises.


Advanced Analysis Capabilities


Our aim here is, of course, to show some of the analysis capabilities built into the solution, which can be tailored to your specific requirements. If you would like SAP consulting and implementation support with your SAP project, just click the button.


Click me


People Who Read This Also Read These:



Download SAP BW Mindmap

Learn what SAP Business Warehouse is and what it does in under five minutes

Get this Mindmap

Lonnie D. Ayers, PMP

About the Author: Lonnie Ayers is a Hubspot Certified Inbound Marketing consultant, with additional certifications in Hubspot Content Optimization, Hubspot Contextual Marketing, and is a Hubspot Certified Partner. Specialized in demand generation and sales execution, especially in the SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Partner space, he has unique insight into the tough challenges Service Providers face with generating leads and closing sales using the latest digital tools. With 15 years of SAP Program Management experience, and dozens of complex sales engagements under his belt, he helps partners develop and communicate their unique sales proposition. Frequently sought as a public speaker in various events, he is available for both inhouse engagements and remote coaching.
Balanced Scorecard Consultant

He also recently released a book "How to Dominate Any Market - Turbocharging Your Digital Marketing and Sales Results", which is available on Amazon.

View All Articles by Lonnie D. Ayers, PMP

The SAP Blog

Subscribe to our blog and receive SAP BW Updates, demand generation, inbound marketing, sales enablement, technology and revenue generation insights and ideas delivered right to your email.