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The 10th Annual SAP HR2013 Conference will be in Las Vegas from February 26 to March 1 at the Bellagio and it is regularly considered the premier event for SAP HCM professionals, consultants and customers. There are more than 110 in-depth educational sessions, ask the expert workshops, customer workshops, networking events and live demos by SAP and SuccessFactors. The event will bring out some of the smartest and most well respected individuals and customers in the SAP/SuccessFactors industry. I will be attending this year and taking part in special panel discussion moderated by Steve Bogner called The Future of SAP HCM – Predictions from the experts and a live ask the expert session so hope to see you there. I am also happy to announce special one of a kind discount code, which will provide a $400 discount up to December 21, 2012, $200 up to January 25th and $100 after. If you are still on the fence I thought I would outline my top five reasons to go the SAP HR2013 conference.

Sessions - There will be over 110 sessions that cover core areas such as SuccessFactors, Payroll, HANA, Shared Service Framwork, Talent Management and Nakisa, ESS/MSS, Performance Management, Enterprise Compensatio, Recruiting, Mobility, LSO, Time Management, Reporting, Benefits, Organizational Management, Personnel Administration and Project Management. There is truly something for everyone and if you have any doubts try using the schedule/agenda builder as you will quickly get a sense of how difficult it is to choose amongst all the excellent content.

SuccessFactors Track - There is a new dedicated SuccessFactors track this year with 17 sessions. This is a very important topic for SAP HCM customers considering a hybrid deployment and the session will cover topics such as integration, employee central, hybrid deployments learning, recruiting, compensation, talent management, analytics, performance management and the strategic roadmap. All the major areas will be covered and I would expect these will be some of the more popular sessions so make sure you get there early.

Networking - One of the under rated parts of any SAP event and something I outlined in my Valuable Lessons to Make the Most of your SAP Career is networking. The HR2013 event is a great opportunity to network with peers and meet new people. The who’s who of the SAP HCM industry will be at this event looking to swap war stories and business cards, connect on LinkedIn and Twitter and share information as well as discuss the sessions from each day. It is very easy to network with like-minded people that share a similar passion for SAP and SuccessFactors. Please stop me to say hi if you see me walking around with my blue SAP Mentors shirt with SAP_Jarret on the back.

Keynote Speeches – The keynote speech will be given by David Ludlow who is Group Vice President of SAP HCM and will present the 2013 SAP HCM and SuccessFactors solution roadmap, highlight critical new solution updates, and preview the upcoming SAP innovations including the HR Renewal. Those who know David know he is a straight shooter and always provides excellent information.  There is a chance additional keynote speakers will be added and I will update this blog as that information becomes available.

Las Vegas - If you are still on the fence about HR2013 remember that this is being held in Las Vegas, which is a great city for conferences. Las Vegas is always a perfect spot to mix business and pleasure especially at the end of a long day of learning.

Hopefully I have outlined why you should attend the HR2013 conference and the conference producers have thought of everything as they even have a Convince your Boss template that you can use to help get budget approval. If you are an SAP HCM or SuccessFactors professional this is one event that you won’t want to miss and don’t forget to sign up via this link to save an extra $400 up to December 21, 2012, $200 up to January 25th and $100 after.

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