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The busy schedule for our SAPPHIRE onsite team started already last night with the MSFT pre-SAPPHIRE dinner. Thanks to Duet Enterprise - our joint product with MSFT our team was invited to this fun event.

photo: MSFT pre event dinner

This Morning before the show floor even opened up, our demo Pod was already getting visitors. Definately stop by to talk to our experts at the Pod. Believe or not, you can even talk to our new demo app too! (D&T campus Pod DT625 Create Engaging Customer Experiences: Portals, Gateways, and Beyond)

photo: Our demo Pod DT625

Our Solution Manager Himanshu co-presented at the “Duet Enterprise for Operational Impact” Microforum together with MSFT and Cap Gemini. It was such an engaging session.

photo: Engaging Microforum with Cap and MSFT

Our Duet roundtable by invitation only with Dr. Pepper was a full house session. Dr Pepper Snapple Group is a  leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Over the past 3-5 years Dr Pepper Snapple Group has invested heavily  in their SAP transactional business systems. In order to deliver a solution  that has a familiar Microsoft style user interface Dr. Pepper Snapple Group implemented a new mobile purchase requisition approval process utilizing Duet  Enterprise. With that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has been able to increase adoption, speed in the process, increase accuracy of purchase orders, and increase productivity.

photo: Duet Round Table with Dr. Pepper

One more fun event today for the onsite team was the ASUG TV Studio interview about "SAP, Microsoft and Duet Enterprise". Our GW and Duet solution management colleagues Himanshu and Ella were interviewed together with Bill Newman (ASUG Volunteer of Newport Consulting). Some highlights of the discussion are:

  • Duet Enterprise is not the old Duet product, do not mix them up
  • For today’s business users user experience is the key
  • SAP and MSFT are better together for join product like Duet Enterprise so companies already invested in both technologies and skillset can leverage their existing software and resources

    photo: ASUG TV studio

Upcoming Sessions:

We have many more exciting ASUG and SAPPHIRE sessions lined up for Wed and Thu:

ASUG or SAPPHIRE Category Speaker Session ID Title Description Day Time    Room
ASUG Presentation Paul Ashmann 3906From Start to Finish - Developing an iPad app using SAP Netweaver Gateway Gateway WED 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm S320A
ASUG Presentation Coca Cola 1606SAP Solution Manager Goes Mobile at the Coca-Cola Company Gateway WED 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm S220G
SAPPHIRE MSFT Theater Presentation MSFT  & Baker Hughes 87124Extend Your SAP Applications with Duet Enterprise and Windows 8 Duet WED12:00 pm -12:40 pm Forum A Theater
SAPPHIREMicroforumDr. Pepper64603Extend the Reach of Your Applications to More UsersDuet & GWTHU11:00 am - 11:45 amDatabase and Technology Microforum 2 / DT629
ASUG PresentationSAP & CalPortland 2514 Transform complex processes in SAP into simplified workflows on mobile devices using SAP NetWeaver Gateway – customer success story/ case study with CalPortland GatewayTHU4:15 pm - 05:15 pmS320H

Social Media Program for live report:

If you cannot travel to Orlando, do not get disappointed. You can still get a good amount of updates through our social media program. Be sure to follow us on those channels and we love to see your input there as well.

SAPPHIRE Facebook album has the complete photos from our team at the event.

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Ning-Jing Gao on behalf of NetWeaver Gateway and Duet Enterprise Solution Management team