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Surf the SAPPHIRE NOW session catalog and you’ll quickly realize there’s a wide range of sessions dedicated to lines-of-business operations within enterprises. For example, there are more than 150 sessions covering HR topics and nearly 100 addressing R&D/Engineering. The focus on lines-of-business interests reflects the growing influence that these leaders have on organizations’ technology spending. Technology consulting firm, Avanade, has reported that 37% of IT spend is managed outside of the IT organization.

At SAPPHIRE NOW, our Lines-of-Business campus is designed to address the needs and interests of non-technology leaders who are looking to deliver better business outcomes while collaborating smarter with their IT organization. The campus features sessions for eight different lines-of-business areas, covering Asset Management, Finance, Manufacturing, Marketing and much more. Session formats range from technology demonstrations, customer and partner presentations, and one-on-one interactions with SAP experts to discuss specific topics.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find at the campus:

Improve Efficiency in Linear Asset Management

Learn how to improve the reliability, efficiency, maintainability, and safety of linear assets, including roads, rails, pipelines, and overhead power lines.

Grow Your Business with an Omnichannel-Ready Commerce Platform

Attract and keep new customers by selecting a platform that's designed for omnichannel commerce.

Enhance CFOs’ Strategic Value Companywide by Simplifying Finance Systems

Discover how technology innovations support the transformation of financial systems and enable finance to become a more strategic partner to the business.

Create a Measurable Social Collaboration Strategy to Increase Employee Engagement

Gain insights into where to focus your HR program to improve employee engagement, boost productivity, and lower training costs.

Envision the Responsive Manufacturing of Tomorrow for Discrete Industries

Find out what Industry 4.0 holds in store for future production environments of discrete industries.

Manage Innovation Projects More Effectively for Faster Completion

Discover how you can bring innovation projects to successful completion faster by making it easier for teams to plan, manage, and collaborate on projects.

Fine-Tune Inventory and Optimize Customer Service

Master your complex supply chain and manage inventory more efficiently to better serve your customers.

Protect the Safety of People, Assets, and the Environment

Safeguard your manufacturing and asset-intensive operations. See how the latest SAP solutions for environment, health, and safety (EHS) help support chemical health and safety management, measurements management, environmental emissions management, and compliance reporting.

There’s a wealth of information and insights to gain from the Lines-of-Business campus. Need help deciding what to attend? Check out the sample agendas to get started on planning your time at SAPPHIRE NOW.

Stay connected to that latest event information by following the Twitter hashtag #SAPPHIRENOW.

Debbie Curtis-Magley shares insights about cloud, procurement, finance, business networks and supply chains on Twitter from @DebCM