Just over one month ago the SAP community of customers, partners and colleagues converged on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for SAP’s flagship event of the year, SAPPHIRE NOW.
From my perspective SAPPHIRE NOW is a special event because almost all of the main-stage content delivered in the various campus areas is presented by customers. Their stories, in their own words. This differs from many other shows I have attended and to my mind speaks greatly to the incredible relationships and goodwill that exist between SAP and its customers. Without doubt, the customer presentations about their experiences implementing and using SAP solutions are the highlight of the show, and I particularly love to hear stories where the solutions that customers are using have proven to be roaring successes.
From an SAP solutions for EPM perspective we were pleased to have had a number of valued customers and business partners present their stories on a range of topics including planning, consolidations, profitability and strategy management.
The beauty of SAPPHIRE NOW as an event is that it doesn’t just run for the 3-days that it says on the invitation – because presentation sessions are recorded and available on-demand all of the content is available for viewing long after the physical event has been packed up and shipped home. So, with this in mind I wanted to take the opportunity here to highlight some SAP solutions for EPM customer presentations at SAPPHIRE to review at your leisure. Links to presentations are detailed below, along with some session highlights to whet your appetite.
SAP Profitability and Cost Management for analysing profitability across multiple dimensions including Customer, Product and Geography for feeding business decisions
Data integration important: SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BPC and SAP BusinessObjects BI, additionally operational Drivers from Network ticket systems, Circuit, Call and CPE cost system, Billing Data Warehouses, etc
100 to 150 Billion data records every month in profitability modelling