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Join our exclusive next annual SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Conference on 5-7 May, where SAP is presenting the newest and latest innovations for R&D and Engineering. Inefficiency in R&D, increasing product complexity and cost pressure are some of the challenges that are being addressed by the capabilities SAP PLM is providing. Gain a deeper view and get the information you are seeking for directly from the source. Our Annual Conference gives you the opportunity to get closer to HANA, end-to-end business processes, CAD integration and much more innovations which are included under the  umbrella of SAP´s strategy for Connected Products.

Simplicity is not just a direction, it is a philosophy. It is not a point of view, it is a way of life, where you will discover an endless horizon of opportunities.

The following ASUG sessions are particularly interesting for R&D and Engineering experts:


Tuesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    S310C

Session ID: PL1654

  • Colgate Palmolive‘s Journey from Recipe Management to Recipe Development on SAP HANA

Gain insights on how Colgate-Palmolive upgraded Recipe Management from EhP4 to SAP HANA in preparation for implementing Recipe Development to satisfy growing business requirements around compliance, real-time analytics to drive efficiency, and business decisions and improved usability.


Tuesday 01:45 PM – 02:45 PM    S310C

Session ID: PL1061

  • Efficient engineering using SAP’s CAD Integration & CIDEON expertise

Join this SAP PLM track presentation to learn how Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies, a global leader in the Oil, Gas and Power Generation markets, replaced its in-house engineering processes and moved to SAP’s direct CAD integration in less than three months using CIDEON's efficient engineering concept & expertise.


Wednesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM   S310C

Session ID:  PL1222

  • Implementing SAP PLM in Semiconductor Industry

Maxim was the first Semiconductor Company to Implement SAP PLM 7.02 for PDM. In this presentation, we will go through all that we have implemented at Maxim, industry specific challenges and our success story.


Wednesday 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM   S310C

Session ID: PL1288

  • Consolidating Multiple Product Development Systems at Treehouse Foods into SAP Product Lifecycle Management

Multiple strategic acquisitions fueled rapid growth at Treehouse Foods but left the food manufacturer with disparate systems for managing product data and  disconnect in product development processes. Learn how Treehouse Foods implemented SAP Recipe Development to consolidate its recipes, specifications, & documents and to streamline R&D processes.


Thursday 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM S310C

Session ID:  PL101

  • SAP Product Lifecycle Costing – Introduction and Roadmap

This session will give an introduction into the upcoming SAP Product Lifecycle Costing solution for product costing in the engineering phase of the product lifecycle and beyond. The key features of release 1.0 will be showcased with a live demo, and customers and partners will learn about the roadmap and related influence opportunities.


Thursday   02:00 PM – 03:00 PM S310C

Session ID: PL1874

  • Stories from the Frontline of SAP PLM Implementations

This session with explore common challenges and design decisions encountered during SAP PLM implementations and provide the audience with strategies to navigate these issues for a successful project--everything from product labeling in SAP Recipe Development to vendor collaboration to evaluating product development workflow options.


Thursday 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM S310B

Session ID: PL1470

  • SAP PLM End-to-End Business Solution

In 2014 Caterpillar’s Power Systems division embarked on the initial phase of an SAP PLM implementation with the integration of a legacy BOM management system into SAP. The project was part of a strategic effort to innovate and enable excellence in the “Engineer to Release” business process. The SAP PLM implementation is continuously being expanded.


These are just a few examples, there is much more to explore at SAPPHIRENOW.

Read this blog to get an overview of the most important R&D sessions at SAPPHIRENOW.  Would you like to find out more what you can expect from SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG? Then stay tuned. Also, join us on Twitter @SCMatSAP to get the latest news