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SAPPHIRE is coming!


In just a few days, we’ll be on our way to this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference. Our flight to Orlando may not be as exciting as riding one of Daenerys’ dragons but we’re excited for what this adventure will bring in terms of learning about new technologies and solutions. And, of course, the annual concert. (Who needs Westerosi royalty when you’ve got Lady “of the Realm” Gaga?)


This year, SAPPHIRE is placing their focus on community and we couldn’t be more excited to connect with SAP learners in the new “neighborhoods.” Our books are inspired by the experiences that you, as the readers, put forth and we can’t wait to talk with you at our booth!


As always, there are a multitude of sessions being led by SAP PRESS authors. They may not have any Valerian steel hidden up their sleeves, but what they do have is a wealth of cutting-edge knowledge about the latest in SAP S/4HANA, SAP Leonardo, machine learning and more.


Speakers Title


John Burton The Transformation from SAP Customer Relationship Management to SAP S/4HANA for Customer Management This session provides customers currently running the SAP Customer Relationship Management application with the necessary information to design a transformation path to the SAP S/4HANA solution for customer management.
John Burton What's New in SAP S/4HANA for Customer Management Learn what's new in the SAP S/4HANA solution for customer management, the customer relationship management (CRM) capability for SAP S/4HANA that introduces CRM sales and service capabilities to SAP S/4HANA.
Juergen Butsmann SAP S/4HANA and SAP Analytics (Focus on SAP Analytics Cloud): Where to Do What? Learn about the decision support capabilities of SAP S/4HANA using the SAP Fiori user experience, embedded analytics in SAP S/4HANA, data visualization in the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, and more.
Juergen Butsmann Connect People Decisions to Business Outcomes with Complete Analytics Deliver breakthrough performance across your organization with embedded self-service analytics and storytelling at scale.
Eudes Canuto Expedite Solution Adoption for R&D, Engineering, and Sustainability Accelerate prototyping, preparation, and exploration activities with a state-of-the-art reference landscape. Learn more about the latest applications with related best practices, all made available over the cloud, and see how they can decrease your time to value and improve your project outcome.
Eudes Canuto Get the Most out of Your PLM and PPM Processes Understand the basic integration and migration scenarios and get an overview of the different options to run your enterprise, product lifecycle management (PLM), and portfolio and project management (PPM) systems.
Nagesh Caparthy Wipro Fashion Cube to Authenticate Your Apparel and Footwear Returns Hear about Wipro’s blockchain solution that authenticates returns and streamlines credit.
Nagesh Caparthy Blockchain Services and Use Cases: SAP Cloud Platform This session will focus on the latest release of Blockchain services from SAP and also discuss the use cases which SAP is working on.
Sven Denecken Road Map: SAP S/4HANA Cloud -- Customer Input-Driven Approach to Development Get an update on the road map for SAP S/4HANA Cloud and learn about the latest and greatest for our Cloud ERP offering.
Sven Denecken Make Future-Proof Decisions with Intelligent Technologies Explore the latest intelligent technologies to help your teams make more informed and quicker decisions and discover how SAP S/4HANA empowers businesses with automatic, real-time, collaborative, and forward-looking decision-making.
Michael Eacrett Track and Improve Data Quality Using SAP Agile Data Preparation Learn about combining agility with the power of SAP HANA.
Sven Feurer Transform Customer Experience Using Analytics and Customer Intelligence In this session you'll get an overview on how SAP C/4HANA is leveraging intelligent technologies like SAP Leonardo Machine Learning and SAP Analytics Cloud to redefine customer experience.
Raja Prasad Gupta Combating Mobile Device Theft with Blockchain Learn how to set up a hybrid blockchain network in the cloud or on premise leveraging SAP services.
Michel Haesendonckx Make Sound Decisions with a Granular View of Costs and Profitability Offer deep profit insights through enriched value-flow reporting and what-if scenario modeling to help ensure users test and optimize profitability decisions that benefit the bottom line.
Michel Haesendonckx Inspire Strategic Decisions with Actionable Profitability Insights Transform the way your business views financial performance by analyzing your global value chain holistically with the SAP Profitability and Performance Management application.
Carsten Hilker Road Map: Central Finance with SAP Software 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.
Stefan Kienzle Accelerate Your Journey from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA 1809 for Midsize Businesses In this session, we explain how SAP and partners will help to manage this transition to the digital business levering SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise solutions with its core SAP S/4HANA product.
Stefan Kienzle Accelerate Your Transformation to the Intelligent Enterprise Face advancing globalization, digitalization, and constantly changing competition in traditional and new industries with the flexible, more cost-efficient, and extended application support you need as a midsize company.
Iwona Luther Data Protection and SAP Information Lifecycle Management Discover which SAP software tools you should use to reach corporate compliance for legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Iwona Luther The General Data Protection Regulation: Simplified Blocking and Deletion with SAP Information Lifecy... This presentation teaches users in detail how to use the functionality of simplified blocking and deletion based on the SAP Information Lifecycle Management component.
Sandy Markin Integrate Sales and Operations Planning to Foster Collaboration and Growth Grow your bottom line with the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution for your sales and operations, and go from insight to action with the SAP Supply Chain Control Tower solution.
Jan Musil Step Up the Pace of Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud Deployment Increase the efficiency of your SAP S/4HANA implementation and maximize the benefits of your new digital core.
David Quirk Data Orchestration and Machine Learning Across Diverse Landscapes Join this roundtable to discuss the difference between the hype and the reality of machine learning and streaming, and what they mean to real business initiatives.
Vivek Rao Unlock Immediate Value by Enabling Your Intelligent Enterprise Hear how the Deloitte Reimagine Platform, using SAP Leonardo capabilities, offers ready-to-deploy intelligent solutions that can help you rapidly build your enterprise, enable capabilities in the cloud, and produce immediate value across your organization.
Aviad Rivlin Getting Started with the Right User Experience on SAP Cloud Platform in a Hybrid Architecture Take your first steps to SAP Cloud Platform with simple and attractive user experience (UX) services for the SAP Fiori UX, SAP Enterprise Portal component, and more.
Aviad Rivlin Road Map: SAP Cloud Platform Portal and SAP Enterprise Portal Join this session to learn about the recent innovations in the portal portfolio for cloud and on-premise deployments with SAP software.
Aviad Rivlin Interactive Influence: Evolving SAP Fiori Launchpad Toward a Full-Fledged Digital Workplace Join this Influence session to discuss with peers and SAP experts how to shape up and evolve the direction of SAP Fiori launchpad  toward a digital workplace.
Imran Sajid Transform SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll with the Payroll Control Center and Understand... Learn about the payroll control center and how it can simplify your payroll process for the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll solution, hybrid deployment models, or the SAP ERP Human Capital Management solution.
Stefan Sauer Transform Your Freight Business for the Future Revolutionize your freight transportation company’s value chain or business model to capture new revenue streams by creating an intelligent enterprise and transforming the transportation supply chain.
Sanjjeev Singh Callaway Golf Company's Journey to Implement SAP Commerce and SAP CPQ In this presentation Callaway Golf Company shares details of its journey to implement the SAP Commerce and SAP CPQ solutions, including best practices and lessons learned.
Peter Spielvogel; Sebastian Steinhauer Combining SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori Elements to Optimize User Experience and Minimize Costs Join this roundtable discussion to discuss balancing tradeoffs among functionality, performance, time to value, development cost, and maintenance costs.
Peter Spielvogel; Sebastian Steinhauer User Experience Transformation for Customers Using SAP ERP: Experience SAP Fiori Today Do you want the benefits of an SAP Fiori user experience now, as you plan your migration to SAP S/4HANA in the coming years? This session will focus on how to innovate without disruption, starting from your SAP ERP, using SAP Screen Personas software, the SAP Fiori launchpad, and our application development tools.
Sebastian Steinhauer Simplify Classic ERP Screens to Quickly Create an Optimized User Experience Discover how SAP Screen Personas software makes it fast and easy to transform transactions in the SAP ERP application or SAP S/4HANA into modern SAPUI5 apps. Create a seamless SAP Fiori user experience and go live with SAP Fiori-inspired screens in weeks.
Jereme Swoboda Customer Story: VSP's Business Value Attained Through SAP Solution Manager Release 7.2 Learn how and why Vision Service Providers (VSP) was motivated to migrate from on-premise SAP Solution Manager release 7.1 to SAP Solution Manager release 7.2, which is based on the SAP HANA database business platform in the cloud.
Pierpaolo Vezzosi SAP Leonardo Industry Innovation Kits: Innovation Made Just for You Imagine a proactive business solution that could give you insights to increase revenue in your business. SAP Leonardo industry innovation kits have the right harmony of Internet of Things, blockchain, machine learning, and cloud technology, tailor-made for you to take your business into the intelligent age.


Make sure to stop by their sessions and ask questions. We swear by the old suite and the new that you won’t regret it!


We look forward to seeing you at the conference. Check out our booth at the South Concourse, Level 2 to talk about our new books, your thoughts on the sessions, or who shall sit on the iron throne!