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Finance organizations are continuing to evolve; they are taking advantage of advances in technology organizations which enable them to provide data in real time, redesign processes, drive efficiencies, and help  decision makers in their organizations gain insights.  All of this continues to allow finance departments provide value to their business and support innovation and growth.  

#SapphireNow is the perfect time to hear how leading companies have been transforming their finance organizations with the help of SAP Simple Finance. This will be a great Sapphire for finance professionals, and there are many sessions focusing on SAP Simple Finance and other finance topics. Here are some of the key highlights for Simple Finance at #SapphireNow2015

Theatre Presentation: LaTrobe University on Tuesday May 5th @ 11.30am to 11.50 am

Peter Nikoletatus, Executive Director and CIO at LaTrobe University will talk about LaTrobe’s successful finance transformation with SAP Simple Finance deployed in the Cloud. How they have streamlined their companies’ financial operations, and can get the job done in real-time.

Microforum: Wednesday May 6th @ 1pm to 1.45pm

Join  Dan Fagan, Senior Principal,  SAP Value Engineering at this microforum to discuss ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your finance organization, and understand the measurable business improvements that can be achieved with the SAP Simple Finance solution.

Theatre Presentation: Swiss Re on Wednesday May 6th @ 3 to 3.20pm

Listen to Thomas Wright, Director Finance, Transformation Program from Swiss Re share how SAP Simple Finance is providing value through instant insight and taking advantage or real time planning, prediction and analysis to transform their organization and technology.


Theatre Presentation: ServiceNow on Wednesday May 6th @ 2 to 2.20pm

Learn how ServiceNow is transforming it’s Business Planning with In-memory technology.  Find out how  ServiceNow has improved and automated consolidations as well as strategic, operational, capital expenditure, and human resources planning. Using the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application, powered by SAP HANA, to transform the way people work, with a focus on service orientation, user experience, and real-time calculation.


Panel Discussion on Thursday May 7th @ 9.00am to 9.30am, 

This panel discussion hosted by Thack Brown (GM, Global Head, LOB Finance, SAP) will feature Florida Crystals, Swiss Re and Ascend Performance Materials LLC in a discussion on how they are taking their finance departments to the next level and leveraging SAP Simple Finance solutions to help with their transformations.


For other Simple Finance sessions, please see this sample agenda for SAP Simple Finance Solutions