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SAP's road map experts will be at SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference 2019 to help plan and implement a customer's digital journey.

Customers and partners will have the opportunity to attend road map presentations, live demonstrations of interactive road maps (to be launched at the conference), schedule one-on-one meetings to build customer-specific road maps, and much more.

Below is a list of road map-related sessions to help attendees find the most relevant ones and add them to their conference agenda.

For general information about SAP Road Maps, please visit: 

SAP TRANSFORMATION NAVIGATOR: a self-service for customers and partners to build a custom road map to the intelligent enterprise, based on an SAP S/4HANA-centric landscape.


1) One-on-One Expert Sessions: more info

  • 30-minute concept session: create a sample transformation road map and explore business value, timelines, and integration.

  • 60-min deep dive: build a custom road map, select the best point in time to start their digital transformation, and create a rock-solid business case. Bring your SAP Support User ID (S-User)

2) Ask the Expert Sessions at the Services & Support Pavilion (20-minutes)

  • Chart Your Transformation Journey to SAP S/4HANA - SE86297: Receive clear guidance and support for the design of your digital transformation journey. Get an overview of the services and tools provided by SAP and learn how your organization can benefit from them. Learn more: Tues @11:00 am, Weds @11:00 am

  • Prepare for Your Journey to SAP S/4HANA with SAP Transformation Navigator - SE86299: Save yourself weeks of planning and research by using a free self-service tool. Discover how the SAP Transformation Navigator tool can help you create a unique digital strategy, generate a customized product map focused on SAP S/4HANA, and set the foundation for a rock-solid business case. See the tool live in action. Learn more: Tues @2:30 pm, Thurs @2:30pm

  • Explore New Features of the SAP Transformation Navigator Tool - SE86300: Get to know SAP Transformation Navigator, a free self-service tool from SAP, to learn how to create your personal road map to becoming an intelligent enterprise. See the tool live in action and learn about new features such as the automated analysis of usage data to identify your current SAP system landscape. Learn more: Tues @3:30 pm, Thurs @3:30 pm

  • Chart Your Path to the Intelligent Enterprise and Learn from SAP Customers - SE86366: Save yourself the weeks of planning and research that come with implementing a new solution. Discover the free self-service SAP Transformation Navigator tool and create a customized product map for supporting your transformation journey to SAP S/4HANA. Get insights into how to use the tool’s recommendations to speed up your transformation project. Learn more: Weds @5:00pm, Thurs @12:00pm

  • Build Your Specific SAP S/4HANA Adoption Plan with Expert-Guided Experience - SE86209: Structure and build your business case and plan your move to an intelligent ERP. Learn how SAP Adoption Starter Engagement provides access to valuable decision-making tools and customer peer-to-peer knowledge sharing to help you optimize your decisions. Get details on how to enroll in this free-of-charge offering from SAP. Learn more: Tues @11:30 am, Weds @11:30 am, Thurs @11:30 am

3) Customer Sessions

  • Follow Otto Group's Lead to Chart Your Path to an Intelligent Enterprise (40-min Interactive Session) - SE90772: Analyze your system landscape to help structure, organize, and plan for a swift and successful implementation. Learn how Otto Group used a guided approach and existing tools from SAP to plan for its journey to an intelligent enterprise, including SAP S/4HANA Adoption Starter Engagement and the free self-service SAP Transformation Navigator tool. Learn more: Weds @3:00 pm

  • Explore How Otto Group Has Charted a Path to an Intelligent Enterprise (40-min Ask the Customer Session) - PL90758: Accelerate and boost your business processes and provide a basis for intelligent technologies such as machine learning or the Internet of Things. Learn how Otto Group used SAP S/4HANA Adoption Starter Engagement and the SAP Transformation Navigator tool to help structure, organize, and plan to swiftly and successfully implement SAP S/4HANA. Learn more: Tues @2:00 pm

  • Create Your Own Path to a Digital Core with an Adoption Starter for SAP S/4HANA (40-min ASUG Presentation) - ASUG82768: Learn how adoption starter enablement tools from SAP can help you structure, organize, and plan your move to SAP S/4HANA. Hear how the Otto Group leveraged this guided approach and used existing SAP tools to analyze its system landscape and create its plan to implement SAP S/4HANA successfully. Learn more: Thurs @12:00 pm

4) Other sessions with SAP Transformation Navigator content.


SAP ROAD MAPS: highlight recent and planned innovations, and provide perspective on how SAP's solutions will progress over time.

ASUG Presentations (40-minutes)

Tuesday, May 7:

  • Road Map: SAP S/4HANA Asset Management Solution - ASUG82358: Learn about recently released features and functions for enterprise asset management with SAP S/4HANA. Get an overview on planned developments and how the road map for the SAP Enterprise Asset Management solution provides information for you to jump-start intelligent asset management in your organization. Learn more: Tues @11:00 am

  • Road Map: SAP Master Data Governance - ASUG84011: Master data is foundational for your digital transformation to become an intelligent enterprise. The SAP Master Data Governance application addresses business process efficiency and trusted analytics, but also business network integration, big data scenarios, and cloud deployments. In this session, the presenters will discuss the product road map for this application. Learn more: Tues @11:00 am

  • Road Map: The SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers Solution and Customer Adoption Update - ASUG84161: Learn about SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers. See how the solution has evolved and is being adopted by customers around the world to digitalize supply chain collaboration, based on a global network. Get an update on recent and upcoming innovations and view a brief demo. Learn more: Tues @11:00 am

  • Road Map: SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - ASUG82469: Learn how the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution is changing what users should expect from a modern core HR system. This session covers new core HR features, as well as an exclusive preview of the product road map. Learn more: Tues @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP BW/4HANA 2.0 - ASUG82491: The session provides an overview of the new enhancements of the SAP BW/4HANA 2.0 solution. These include connectivity with cloud solutions from SAP, data tiering optimization (DTO), greater integration with the SAP Data Hub solution, and other enhancements. In addition, the future road map of SAP BW/4HANA in the context of software as a service (SaaS) and on premise will be discussed. Learn more: Tues @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: Overview and Strategy for SAP S/4HANA - ASUG84045: Obtain an overview of the road map for SAP S/4HANA. Find out how SAP S/4HANA becomes intelligent and changes the user engagement to help you reimagine your business. See how you can run simple in the digital economy with SAP S/4HANA. Learn more: Tues @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: Concur Travel & Expense - ASUG84127: Explore the long-term and short-term product innovations and development strategy for the Concur Travel & Expense solution. Gain insights to address evolving business challenges and control spend management with a stream of new SAP Concur solutions and product enhancements. Learn more: Tues @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: Innovations for SAP Extended Warehouse Management - ASUG84131: The chief product owner of the SAP Extended Warehouse Management application gives you insights about the latest innovations like warehouse management with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, decentral warehouse with SAP S/4HANA, the road map for 2019 and beyond, and an update on the SAP Customer Connection program. Learn more: Tues @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing: What Is New and What Is Coming - ASUG82819: Learn about innovations enabled by the SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution. In this session, the presenters will share the latest developments in SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing and will explore functionalities that are coming soon. Find out how you can use various options for integrating with other solutions in your manufacturing processes. Learn more: Tues @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP for Utilities - ASUG83259: Learn how SAP is paving the road for intelligent processes in utilities with the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio. Understand the innovations that have been released recently and those that are planned for the near future, and hear about SAP's vision for the future. Learn more: Tues @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP C/4HANA: Overview and Strategy - ASUG83852: Attend this session to hear an introduction of the SAP C/4HANA suite to enable a next-generation customer relationship management suite: unified user experience, central master data services (for example, golden customer record), simple extensibility with Kyma, end-to-end processes, embedded artificial intelligence and machine learning plus cross-application analytics, central platform services, and open ecosystem. Learn more: Tues @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Fiori - ASUG84039: Get a holistic overview of where the SAP Fiori user experience (UX) is heading. This session covers the design direction and corresponding key technology highlights, such as SAP Fiori for Android design language, SAP Fiori for iOS design language, and SAP Fiori launchpad. It also includes the planned innovations featured in the SAP CoPilot mobile app, the SAP Inscribe mobile app, and the SAP Fiori 3 UX. Learn more: Tues @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: Intelligent Procurement in SAP S/4HANA - ASUG82225: Review the accomplishments already made towards intelligent procurement in SAP S/4HANA. Learn how machine learning, robotic process automation, and digital assistants will continue shaping the future working environment of employees within the intelligent enterprise. Learn more: Tues @2:00

  • Road Map: SAP Analytics Cloud - ASUG82596: Hear an overview on the latest innovations of the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. Take a look into upcoming enhancements and capabilities as part of the road map for SAP Analytics Cloud. Learn more: Tues @3:00 pm

  • Supporting Tools and Services for the Journey to SAP S/4HANA: Why Is This Important? - ASUG83999: Starting the journey to an SAP S/4HANA software landscape can be a challenging task for some customers. Learn about supporting tools, services, and best practices to answer four key questions: Which solutions do I need? Why should I deploy them? Is my landscape ready? What should my transformation plan look like? Learn more: Tues @3:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Cloud Platform Big Picture - ASUG84248: SAP Cloud Platform plays a central role in SAP's vision for the Intelligent Enterprise. The platform enables you to integrate, extend, and build new applications and to connect people and data. This session sheds some light on SAP’s vision for SAP Cloud Platform and the future road map. Learn more: Tues @3:00 pm

Wednesday, May 8:

  • Road Map: SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management -- Recent Innovations and Outlook - ASUG82607: Enterprise portfolio and project management represents a solution area with a growing number of new on-premise and cloud solutions. Gain an overview of recent innovations related to the SAP Portfolio and Project Management and SAP Commercial Project Management applications in SAP S/4HANA (on-premise), learn about the new capabilities in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and discover future capabilities on the road map. Learn more: Weds @11:00 am

  • Road Map: SAP User Interface Technologies - ASUG82889: This overview touches briefly on all the key technologies and tools, including SAPUI5, SAP Web IDE, SAP Fiori launchpad, and more. The focus is on how they play together, opening a lively discussion based on the questions and interests of the audience. Learn more: Weds @11:00 am

  • Road Map: Central Finance with SAP Software - ASUG83397: The head of central finance and global solution owner - central finance will present the future road map for central finance and the short and mid-term development priorities. The session provides a platform for customers of central finance with SAP software to discuss the product direction and share feedback based on their own experiences. Learn more: Weds @11:00 am

  • Road Map: SAP Enterprise Threat Detection - ASUG83872: Join this session for an overview of the latest innovations in the SAP Enterprise Threat Detection application, but more importantly for a depiction of ongoing developments and what to expect in the years to come. Remember to bring your questions to product management! Learn more: Weds @11:00 am

  • Road Map: Look Ahead at SAP Commerce Cloud - ASUG84072: Get an overview of the guiding principles and strategy for innovating with the SAP Commerce Cloud solution. Gain insight into the short- and long-term road map as well as key focus areas such as machine learning, customer experience, product content management, and integration. Learn more: Weds @ 11:00 am

  • Road Map: SAP S/4HANA Cloud -- Customer Input-Driven Approach to Development - ASUG82479: Get an update on the road map for SAP S/4HANA Cloud and learn about the latest and greatest for our Cloud ERP offering. Hear how our customer input-driven approach guides product development as we focus on delivering even greater value across industries and lines of business. Learn more: Weds @12:00 pm

  • SAP S/4HANA Licensing: On Premise - ASUG82650: Learn how SAP safeguards your SAP Business Suite software investments when transitioning to SAP S/4HANA in on-premise or hybrid scenarios. The main topics include: licensing SAP S/4HANA on premise for net new and existing customers, compatibility packs, and product and contract conversion. Learn more: Weds @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP ERP Human Capital Management (Focus: SAP Fiori) - ASUG82652: Ask yourself how will your human capital management (HCM) implementation continue? Learn about additional support of the HCM on-premise solution. Get an overview of the latest deliveries and hear the plans for the current customer connection project, SAP Fiori apps, and SAP HCM for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition. Learn more: Weds @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Governance, Risk, and Compliance Solutions - ASUG82909: Learn about the road map for the next generation of SAP governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions. Learn more: Weds @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Data Hub - ASUG83241: This session covers the SAP Data Hub solution, including the innovations planned for the solution and the strategy for the future. Learn more: Weds @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Integrated Business Planning - ASUG82242: Find out how supply chain planning software from SAP and the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution enable you to run your business better. Learn about the newest innovations and road map for SAP Integrated Business Planning, covering sales and operations planning; demand, supply, and response planning; inventory optimization; and demand-driven material requirements planning. Learn more: Weds @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: Application Design with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Lumira, Designer Edition - ASUG82578: Application design is a core capability of the SAP Analytics Cloud solution that enables customers and partners to create dashboards that meet advanced layout and guided navigation requirements. The presenters cover the application design road map for improvements in both SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Lumira, designer edition. Learn more: Weds @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP S/4HANA for Public Sector and Education: Present and Future - ASUG82970: Are you curious about the product road map for SAP S/4HANA, as applied to government and educational organizations? Learn what is available for customers and partners in the on-premise SAP S/4HANA product offering, and be among the first to experience SAP's road map for the multitenant world for public sector and education. Learn more: Weds @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: Machine Learning and the Intelligent Enterprise - ASUG82247: Explore our current road map for machine learning, situation handling, natural language interaction, intelligent robotic process automation (IRPA), and blockchain. Descriptions of the technologies will be provided, as well as ways that you can stay on top of innovations in these fast-moving technologies. Learn more: Weds @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Analytics Solutions for Planning and Analysis - ASUG82287: To become intelligent enterprises, finance and other lines of business must align plans and make better decisions based on actionable insights. Learn about the road map and product strategy for SAP’s planning and analysis software, including the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, SAP Digital Boardroom, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application, and SAP Profitability and Performance Management application. Hear how these solutions help you better plan, analyze, and report performance. Learn more: Weds @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office - ASUG82887: SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office is a key business intelligence and planning client that is used by almost all SAP customers. It is user friendly and intuitive, yet powerful and flexible, and it is integrated in well-known and widespread Microsoft Office workflows. This presentation includes key trends such as integration into the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. Learn more: Weds @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP S/4HANA Finance - ASUG83387: Learn about the current state of the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution. Gain insights into the future road map and how innovations are delivered. This session will also address integration scenarios and how the solution can be extended. Learn more: Weds @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Human Capital Management for SAP S/4HANA, On-Premise Edition - ASUG83550: Learn how customers of enterprise resource planning human capital management software from SAP can protect their investments beyond 2025. Understand the scope of the new offering, the different migration scenarios, and the timing for related activities. Discuss steps for a successful move to the new solution. Learn more: Weds @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Suite - ASUG82845: Understand the latest capabilities available in the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence suite and the planned functionalities and timelines for future releases. Also, learn about the new and planned hybrid functionalities that can help you integrate securely and seamlessly with the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. Learn more: Weds @2:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile App - ASUG82344: Despite increasing business-user demand for analytics on mobile devices, the challenge of meeting varied use cases across a fragmented device landscape has limited mass adoption of mobile analytics. Hear how the road map for the SAP Analytics Cloud mobile app seeks to remove this limitation. Discover how to deliver mobile insights that can drive timely data-driven decisions across your entire workforce. Learn more: Weds @3:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAPUI5 Evolution - ASUG82636: SAPUI5 is a JavaScript framework specialized to develop enterprise-ready Web apps and deliver an exceptional user experience for SAP Fiori apps. It combines new qualities (openness, high innovation, and speed) with established SAP strengths (enterprise readiness and standard support). SAPUI5 has been modernized and opened up to integrate with other UI technologies. This session shows how SAPUI5 is evolving, what’s been achieved, and what is coming. Learn more: Weds @3:00 pm

  • SAP S/4HANA Licensing: Cloud - ASUG82651: Hear the details on turning capital expenditures into operational expenditures with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Learn how SAP safeguards your investments of the past, as well as when you move from SAP Business Suite on-premise software to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Learn more: Weds @3:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Marketing Cloud - ASUG82396: Discover what's in store for the SAP Marketing Cloud solution next year. Take a closer look at our plans, so you can begin to think about the marketing strategies you want to put into place. The presenters will share many planned innovations. Learn more: Weds @4:00 pm

  • Road Map: Everything You Need to Successfully Transform Your Business with SAP S/4HANA - ASUG82450: Review the best practices and lessons learned based on our experience transforming a business utilizing SAP S/4HANA. We have built a comprehensive best-practice guide on understanding the "why," developing a case for change, building a business case, redesigning business processes, and then successfully implementing SAP S/4HANA. Business transformation starts with the right people, process, technology, and proven insights. We share everything we wish we knew. Learn more: Weds @4:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP SuccessFactors Compensation: Trends, Strategies, and Product Update - ASUG84265: Learn about current trends and the impact on the product strategy and road map for the SAP SuccessFactors Compensation solution. Get up to speed on recent innovations, hear about road map highlights, and find out how SAP is delivering on its mission to put people at the heart of intelligent enterprise transformation. Learn more: Weds @4:00 pm

  • Road Map: Development Update for SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business and SAP Fashion Management - ASUG84511: Understand the latest fashion road maps for the SAP S/4HANA solution for fashion and vertical business and the SAP Fashion Management application. Learn about the new processes to enable a simplified and responsive fashion supply chain and see fashion processes in action. Understand how to update to the SAP S/4HANA solution for fashion and vertical business from the SAP Apparel and Footwear application and retail and legacy solutions using standard tools. Learn more: Weds @4:00 pm

  • Road Map: Integrations with SAP Concur Solutions - ASUG84329: Discover SAP’s intelligent enterprise suite strategy with integration between the Concur Expense solution, the Budget Web service, and other SAP products such as the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP RealSpend, and SAP Analytics Cloud solutions. The presenters incorporate the end-to-end process, including request, book, expense, and analyze. Learn more: Weds @4:00 pm

Thursday, May 9:

  • Road Map: SAP Product Lifecycle Management for Process Industries - ASUG82392: The SAP Product Lifecycle Management application for process industries supports research and development processes from start to finish. Learn about recent enhancements of the solution, including capabilities for target-driven recipe development. Hear about the next set of innovations planned for SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Learn more: Thurs @11:00 am

  • Road Map: SAP Analytics: Cloud Augmented Analytics and Machine Learning - ASUG83092: This road map session covers augmented analytics in SAP Analytics Cloud, including Search to Insight, Smart Insights, Smart Discovery, and Smart Predict. The session includes a demonstration of recent innovations, product strategy, and future investments. Learn more: Thurs @11:00 am

  • Road Map: Data Integration and Data Quality - ASUG83617: This technical session provides an update on the road map for data integration and data quality capabilities delivered by the SAP Data Hub solution, SAP Data Services software, SAP HANA Smart Data Integration, SAP HANA smart data integration, SAP Data Quality Management software, and SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data software. Learn more: Thurs @11:00 am

  • Road Map: Group Reporting and Financial Consolidation - ASUG83448: This session focuses on a new consolidation solution, SAP S/4HANA Cloud for group reporting. The session highlights how the new solution combines experience from previous SAP solutions, unique integration to the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution, and rapid evolution. Learn more: Thurs @11:00 am

  • Road Map: Chemicals - ASUG82240: Chemical-specific developments are planned for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, the SAP Product Lifecycle Management application, SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management application, and SAP solutions for process manufacturing. Learn about the strategy guiding the SAP road map for solutions specific to the chemicals industry – and the focus areas of future development. Learn more: Thurs @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Transportation Management - ASUG82989: Attend this session to gain insights into the latest developments and current plans for the SAP Transportation Management application. Attendees learn how the transportation management road map synchronizes with the broader vision for the extended supply chain and with the overall strategy for SAP S/4HANA. Learn more: Thurs @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Cloud Platform Portal and SAP Enterprise Portal - ASUG83656: Join this session to learn about the recent innovations in the portal portfolio for cloud and on-premise deployments with SAP software, including the SAP Cloud Platform Portal service and the SAP Enterprise Portal component. Hear the latest deployment recommendations and best practices to help you design your portal strategy. Learn more: Thurs @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Product Lifecycle Management for Discrete Industries - ASUG83347: The focus of this session will be a high-level overview of the SAP Product Lifecycle Management solution road map for discrete industries. Included will be: a review of the key trends and industry needs, a foundational review of the approach, and a review of the high-level technical and functional considerations. Learn more: Thurs @12:00 pm

  • Road Map: The intelligent Enterprise for Retail and Fashion - ASUG82288: Learn more about SAP’s roadmap for its retail and fashion industry solutions. Learn more: Thurs @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: Environment, Health, and Safety Management and Product Compliance Solutions from SAP - ASUG82349: SAP solutions for environment, health, and safety (EHS) management and product compliance help organizations manage EHS risks and regulatory compliance effectively. Discover recent enhancements and the road map for these offerings. Hear about innovations planned for SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Learn more: Thurs @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: Semantic Layer and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence - ASUG83741: Attend this session to explore the road map and future directions of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence software and SAP BusinessObjects BW Universe Builder software, including what is coming in future software releases. How will user experience evolve? Hear about innovations that will boost productivity and analysis. Learn more: Thurs @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: Human Capital Management in the Intelligent Enterprise - ASUG82238: People and the workforce are core to implementing an Intelligent Enterprise strategy successfully. Learn how SAP SuccessFactors solutions currently support the Intelligent Enterprise. Hear about our road map for total workforce management. Learn more: Thurs @1:00 pm

  • Road Map: SAP Global Trade Services - ASUG82546: Challenges abound when moving goods across borders, especially as governments increasingly use trade as a policy tool. The SAP Global Trade Services (SAP GTS) application is a market-leading solution to help meet those challenges. Learn about current and on-going innovations planned for SAP GTS in this road map session. Learn more: Thurs @2:00 pm