Andy Hirst


Andy Hirst

About Andy Hirst

Andy Hirst is vice president of Banking Solutions, SAP Banking Industry Business Unit, at SAP. He is responsible for driving the success of the SAP go-to-market strategy in Line of Business Cloud Applications and Analytics in Financial Services. Previously, Andy was responsible for Capital Markets solutions for banking. Andy is an expert in Big Data and analytics use cases in financial services and has been involved in many digital banking initiatives for banks.

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Digital Ecosystems Increase Opportunities For Corporate Bankers And Their Customers

4-Sep-2019 | Andy Hirst

As the digital economy matures, enterprises are increasingly doing business on various networks – everything from SAP Fieldglass solutions for contingent workers and SAP Ariba solutions for supply c

travel and expense management, T&E, finance, budget

Why T&E Matters: Digitalization

8-Aug-2018 | Andy Hirst

Part 5 of the 5-part “T&E in the Cloud” series It could be said that the financial services industry is built on paperwork – and if you’ve been part of it for long, you’ll no doubt ag

financial services, T&E, reimbursement, accounts payable, expense report management, employee travel

Why T&E Matters: Relieving Cost Pressures

1-Aug-2018 | Andy Hirst

Part 4 of the 5-part “T&E in the Cloud” series The typical financial services organization spends an atypical amount of its budget on travel and expenses (T&E). There are simply more pe

data security, T&E, travel and expense, finance, GDPR

Why T&E Matters: Securing Spending Data

27-Jun-2018 | Andy Hirst

Part 3 of the five-part "T&E in the Cloud" series In the wake of recent massive and highly publicized data-breach security crises, everyone is talking about cybersecurity. And they’re no long

travel, risk management, business travel, travel and expense management, T&E, compliance, financial services

Why T&E Matters: Risk And Compliance

20-Jun-2018 | Andy Hirst

Part 2 of the 5-part "T&E in the Cloud" series If you’re in financial services (or any other regulated industry, for that matter), compliance comes with the territory. The flow of new regulat

Why T&E Demands So Much Attention In Financial Services

25-Apr-2018 | Andy Hirst

Part 1 of the 5-part "T&E in the Cloud" series Your margins are under enough pressure already. But with continual digital disruption—from fintechs and other recent entrants who are tightening

Digital Transformation In The Insurance Industry: A Snapshot

9-Oct-2017 | Andy Hirst

Customer-centricity is more important than ever when it comes to driving profitable growth of insurance companies. As noted in a new IDC InfoBrief, more customers are digital natives and expect simple

New Analytics Are The Future Of Banking—Are You Ready?

4-Oct-2017 | Andy Hirst

Not so long ago, people used to rely on their local bank manager to know their personal financial situation, provide personalized advice, and make targeted recommendations to help them achieve their g

New Analytics Are The Future of Banking. Are You Ready?

16-Aug-2017 | Andy Hirst

Not so long ago, people used to rely on their local bank manager to know their personal financial situation, provide personalized advice, and make targeted recommendations to help them achieve their g

The Future Of Insurance: Analytics, The Internet Of Things, And Machine Learning

13-Jun-2017 | Andy Hirst

Data and analytics are and always have been at the very heart of the insurance industry. Successfully setting insurance premiums depends on being able to accurately analyze the risks involved. And as