HFMA Annual Conference 2023 | NTT DATA


Driving Operations Efficiency and Flexibility in the NHS

Meet us at the NHS England ONF Conference in Birmingham on July 4th and 5th

We are a trusted partnership, helping healthcare organisations to deliver modern cloud platforms to streamline finance and operations, improving productivity, performance, and outcomes.

Supporting the NHS for over a decade

SAP and NTT DATA deliver modern cloud-based platforms to streamline Finance, Procurement, Logistics, Warehousing and other back-office process for NHS Trusts and Integrated Care Systems. 

Watch a recent webinar from the HFMA Annual Conference, supported by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

We were delighted to be joined by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in a webinar:

>>Watch the webinar here<<

You will learn about University Hospitals Birmingham’s exciting journey to transform their back-office Finance Operations using a modern cloud-based platform from SAP.

In this session, you will hear from Sarah Thomas as Programme SRO supported by Julian Miller as Executive Sponsor and Rob Bennett as Programme Director. You will hear about the exciting journey they have embarked on to replace multiple, disparate and ageing on-premise legacy systems with a high TCO, to a modern cloud-based solution, SAP S/4 HANA.

This is a first of type solution in the NHS; it will provide a fully integrated system across Finance, Logistics, Warehousing, Procurement, and Analytics and will deliver significant long-term benefits in the efficiency and productivity of these teams, through automation, streamlined processes, improved data quality, and better financial controls and reporting for the whole Trust.

UHB will share their experiences to date and progress made towards this large transformation in Corporate Services and how, working in partnership with NTT DATA and SAP, they have addressed challenges ranging across technology, people, data migration and importantly the wider organisational readiness.





  • Julian Miller / Chief finance officer, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Thomas / Deputy chief finance officer, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rob Bennett / Head of finance systems, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Facilitated by:

  • Linda Elverson / Head of Healthcare, SAP
  • Flann Horgan / Head of Healthcare Sector, NTT DATA

Introduction to ERP

Benefits of ERP

  • A single source of truth so that you can understand the current position of your organisation.
  • Analytical overviews that enable users to quickly get an understanding of current events and processes, with drill-down capabilities to get to the bottom of emerging problems.
  • Optimise reporting and analyse data in the way that best suits you and drill-downs to navigate the end-to-end process and improve performance.
  • Maximise business visibility and control, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and predict and prevent risk.
  • Management of the spend processes, from requisition to purchase order, and goods receipts and invoice receipts, to inventory.
  • Guided buying integrated through to suppliers to increase accuracy and speed of the buying process.
  • Embedded onboarding services and access to over 5.5m suppliers with the SAP business-to-business network.

ERP definition

ERP stands for enterprise resource planning, but what does ERP mean?

The simplest way to define ERP is to think about all the core business processes needed to run a company: finance, HR, manufacturing, supply chain, services, procurement, and others. At its most basic level, ERP helps to efficiently manage all these processes in an integrated system. It is often referred to as the system of record of the organisation.

SAP in Healthcare


Smart Healthcare Operations

Leading medical providers are adopting AI-driven healthcare software to control costs, reduce resource constraints, and run efficiently.

Data & Analytics

Healthcare Data & Analytics

Analysis of health data from electronic medical records and medical sensors helps pinpoint the best treatment for each patient.


Healthcare Worker Empowerment

Smart healthcare technology cuts through complexity and reduces paperwork – freeing healthcare workers to do what they do best.

Customer Experience

Better Patient Experience

In the experience economy, providing positive, seamless, and patient-centered care will be a key differentiator for healthcare providers.

Data & Intelligence

Improved Parient Outcomes

How do you enhance patient treatment? By analysing patient-reported outcomes and data from other patients with similar issues.


Healthcare Sustainability

Responsible healthcare organisations are now pursuing sustainable healthcare: zero emissions, zero waste, and zero inequality.

Transforming Healthcare