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Procurement Activities at ASUG/Sapphire 2009

Procurement at Sapphire/ASUG 2009


Orlando, May 11 – 14

Orange County Convention Center


Procurement Activities At-a-Glance






Procurement and SRM Presentations


Schedule Title Speaker(s) Location
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
10:30 AM-11:30 AM SAP Presents Procurement Excellence Using SAP Business Suite Jud, Michael ASUG – S310A
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Driving Results through On-Demand Customer Panel Sapphire – Success in the New Reality Village
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Improving Usability of SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) Genentech Sapphire – Strategic IT Village
2:00 PM-3:00 PM SAP Supplier Relationship Management 7.0 – Overview and Ramp-up Jud, Michael and Rajagopalan, Lalitha ASUG – S310A
3:30 PM-4:30 PM Wyeth and SAP Present: Managing Subcontract and Outsourced Manufacturing with ERP and Business Intelligence Gerber, Stefan and Kelly, Jim ASUG – S310A
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Understanding the Value of Reverse Auctions with WE Energies Boisclair, Rosemary and DeVeau, Gail ASUG – S310A
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Driving Compliance with an Integrated Sourcing Solution with Lennox International Boisclair, Rosemary and Kelsey, Kathie ASUG – S310A
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Managing Complex Services Procurement Rajagopalan, Lalitha and Villar, Victor ASUG – S310C
2:00 PM-3:00 PM The Road Map to Spend Analytics at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Johnson & Johnson Sapphire – Consumer Industries Village Theater
3:30 PM-4:30 PM Why Use a Purchase Order? One Size Does Not Fit All Abella, Mario ASUG – S310A
Thursday, May 14, 2009
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Reducing Outsourced Manufacturing Cost and Risk at Tellabs Tellabs and Bristlecone Sapphire – Discrete Industires Village Theater
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Electronic Commerce in SAP SRM at Johns Hopkins: From 0 to 150 in 1.9 Years Weeks, Dow ASUG – S310A
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Contract Management in Procurement: Central Contract Management and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) Marchand, David and Seebauer, Florian ASUG – S310A



Achieve Cost Savings and Insight with End-to-End Sourcing and Procurement

Success in the New Reality Village pod


Learn how SAP helps to reduce bottom-line costs and increase savings by improving the effectiveness and flexibility of end to end source to pay processes for goods and services. By focusing on procurement operations forward looking companies are strengthening supplier relationships, reducing costs, and increasing their insight to improving their bottom-line.


Rapid Results through On-Demand

Success in the New Reality Village pod


Learn how SAP helps obtain rapid time-to-value with a low up-front investment through software as a service solutions. Discover how SAP enables companies to be insightful, efficient, and flexible enterprises faster. Close more deals and collect cash quickly and reduce costs by identifying and improving negotiable savings.


Public Administration – Procurement for Public Services

Public Services Village pod


Procurement spans a spectrum of activities, from the simplest one-time catalog order to complex, long-term contracts. Learn how public organizations and other customers operating in regulated environments can use SAP’s Procurement for Public Sector to efficiently and effectively manage purchasing and contracts in a compliant and economical way.


Integrated Sourcing and Procurement

Trade Industries Village pod


Learn how to enable operational excellence and help turn procurement into a business-critical, strategic activity by automating and streamlining processes and extending collaboration to suppliers – leading to cost savings for all spending categories – with SAP Business Suite applications for purchasing.


Accelerate Savings in Procurement

Best Run Now Area pod


Learn how SAP helps you rapidly maximize cost savings by closing the loop between identified and negotiated savings. This results in increased spend under management, reduced costs and realized savings, and improved compliance with contracts and policies – all key to quickly driving a real impact to the bottom line.




Procurement Forum

Tuesday, May 12, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Orange County Convention Center, West Pavilion, Room 103A


The recent economic conditions require immediate cost reductions, and it’s essential that Procurement delivers on savings. Learn directly from customers how SAP’s portfolio of Procurement applications and value scenarios are delivering value. Through these real-world examples gain valuable insight into how SAP can help you deliver savings to the bottom line.



Meet Our Customers Pavilion


A combination of SAPPHIRE speakers and other SAP Procurement reference customers conduct scheduled, one-to-one and one-to-many executive reference meetings on-site at SAPPHIRE.


Value of the Business Suite 7 SAPPHIRE session


Customers will enjoy a unique opportunity to hear from our Business Suite launch partners (CapGemini, IBM, Wipro and Atos Origin), industry experts & Dow Corning and Florida Crystals and SAP. They will share how companies are able to execute strategies that either saved operational costs or stimulated productivity, without the complexity of managing multiple technology platforms.  


By attending this session, participants will:

  • Receive pragmatic advice based on customer implementation strategies and partner experience
  • Hear expert advice from a leading industry analyst and enterprise software advisor – Jim Shepherd 
  • Gain insight into the value of SAP Business Suite 7 
  • Learn about other companies’ advice as it relates to what applications to implement and adoption roadmap strategies 
  • Take advantage of a unique networking opportunity

May 11, 2009



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