Home Insights Back to Insights Moving accountants to system analysts 11 October 2012 Tweet Share Mark Chalfen Former SAP S/4HANA Global Lead About the author Mark Chalfen Former SAP S/4HANA Global Lead Mark tells it straight - as an ex-boxer, what else would you expect? Both his knowledge and experience of SAP products allow him to cut to the chase dispelling myths and hearsay. As a result of working closely with various SAP Finance Product Management teams on product development, Mark understands these products inside out. This depth of understanding has led to him become a ‘thought leader’ in his field; after all, it is not often SAP consultants have helped shape and develop the very product they are selling. Having such a strong relationship with SAP alongside being an SAP Mentor and Moderator means that Mark has an extensive network within SAP. For clients, this relationship proves to be a huge advantage and leads to configuration issues being resolved rapidly. Mark has worked on short proof of concepts through to year-long multi-million pound global roll-outs. However, no matter how large or small the project, the true value Mark brings to his work is in the guidance he provides to senior stakeholders. In essence, he assists them to implement more effective processes and drive better behaviours within their finance teams. Helping organisations transform their business with SAP S/4HANA is Mark’s current focus. The benefits of S/4HANA are numerous, including the simplification of tasks, embedded analytics and improved user engagement. Whilst the eventual move from SAP Business Suite into S/4HANA is inevitable, the journey to it is not always clear. Mark’s ability to understand an organisation’s needs coupled with his deep understanding of S/4HANA provides clarity and eases their transition. Insights by this author: Greater agility and efficiencies with SAP S/4HANA Cloud EditionsSAP Suite on HANA vs SAP S/4HANA – the differences explainedHow mature is SAP S/4HANA? Is it business ready?