Birgit Starmanns


Birgit Starmanns

About Birgit Starmanns

Birgit Starmanns is a senior director in the Global Center of Excellence for Finance and Risk at SAP. She is focused on the go-to-market for new solutions, and the business benefits they can bring to organizations, such as cloud solutions for finance and applications based on SAP Leonardo technologies such as machine learning. Birgit has over 27 years of experience across solution marketing, solution management, and strategic customer communities. Prior to SAP, she was a principal in management consulting organizations, including Price Waterhouse and several boutique firms. Birgit holds a BA and MBA from the College of William and Mary. She is the author of many articles for the Financials Expert, the coauthor of the SAP Press book Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP, and the SAP Labs guidebook Product Costing Scenarios Made Easy. In addition, she is a regular presenter at various SAP events.

Your Personal Data As A Consumer

29-Aug-2018 | Birgit Starmanns

How secure is your personal data? Have you ever been worried about how your personal data is used? Is your name and address “for sale” for new mailing lists, either physical or digital? The past

Black Box Or White Box? Machine Learning For Finance And Risk Processes

22-May-2018 | Birgit Starmanns

Consider two different approaches to logic and system-driven decisions, commonly known as a white box and a black box approach. With a white box approach, a term that comes from software testing, t

A Continuous Finance Experience

14-Jun-2017 | Birgit Starmanns

Part 4 in the Continuous Accounting Series.  Continuous movement: Imagine the stroke of a tennis player, the movement of a ballerina, and the way a musician moves from one part of the of a composi

Why Dynamic Planning And Analysis Optimizes Decisions

26-Apr-2017 | Birgit Starmanns

Gone are the days of a single annual planning cycle. Or at least – those days should be gone. Planning processes have certainly evolved. Previously, many companies started their planning process in