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Expert Networking Session at SAP Inside Track Washington DC: Where is SAP Procurement heading?

Mine and Rebecca’s Gig

As an SAP Mentor, I always wanted to have a thought-leadership session, where I wanted to showcase the power that SAP Procurement Solutions bring to the overall SAP Road-map and Strategy.Our session cut across all the quadrants of SAP Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, SupplierInfoNet and more.

Carolyn Beal our anchor from Procurement Solution Marketing, was tweeting live from the event so that our SAP Procurement community that was streamed via the twitter social stream had a seamless overview of the SAP Inside Track Washington DC with one powerful hash-tag #SAPITWDC.

…So lets see the excerpts and visuals of the entire day along the blogroll…#wishyouwerethere

Why the Q&A?

With so many new diversified offerings from the SAP Procurement shop, it became necessary for a session like this to help bring the community, customers, partners and end-users on the same page with the latest. Procurement topics covered as Q&A: SAP SRM, SAP Sourcing, SupplierInfoNet, CrossGate SAP IIC, SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions, Mobility in procurement, On-demand.

As I mentioned earlier, the session was also streamed live on Adobe Connect and Carolyn Beal from SAP Procurement Solution Marketing anchored the twitter stream using the hash-tag #SAPITWDC and #SAPSRM.

Many other SAP Mentors and SAP Employees including passionate customers also joined hands in tweeting the highlights and the raving answers that Rebecca was coming up with.

SAP Procurement is a passionate area for me as well for Rebecca Hughes who is a Solution Manager from SAP Labs and is an expert in the area of SAP Supplier Relationship Management and SAP Public Sector Solutions (SAP PPS)

This session was a Q&A, where I shot 10 questions at Rebecca and she came back with content driven answers that cut across the entire Line Of Business: Procurement Solution offering spectrum.

10 Questions covering the Length & Breadth of SAP Procurement

To hear the answers to these ten questions, you need to click on the link for the recorded Adobe Connect session below

Session recorded replay link:

Q1:Can you walk us through a road-map of the SAP Procurement portfolio and the vision for the next several years?
Q2:On-demand procurement solutions from SAP, strategy, direction and benefits to customer?
Q3:Can you give us a perspective on Supplier InfoNet – the new Business Social Networking product designed to help predict supply disruptions?
Q4:How can a customer benefit from the SAP Supplier Lifecycle management solution?
Q5:Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) from SAP for SAP Supplier Relationship Management?
Q6:How does SAP Procurement Strategy align with SAP’s mobility strategy, Apps, Use-cases?
Q7:SAP Procurement for Public Sector, difference with the Core SAP SRM offering, benefits to Public Sector&Government customers?
Q8:What was the vision behind the Cross-gate acquisition by SAP, what does it mean to SAP Procurement customer?
Q9:Collaboration Workspaces for SAP Procurement with SAP StreamWork, any use cases?      
Q10:What is the role of SAP Solution Management to Customers and user groups, Influence council?

Hope you tune into the connect session end to end to get all the valuable answers from Rebecca Hughes

Viral Video: Rebecca answering 3 important topic areas in SAP Procurement

SAP Procurement has a strong presence on the YouTube platform and we had chosen 3 important questions from the Q&A covering the topic of SAP SupplierInfoNet, SAP Procurement Road-map and Strategy and also the Mobility use cases for SAP Procurement, this is a 5minute video that we highly recommend for any SAP Procurement aficionado.

Rebecca answers 3 questions that we felt needed a follow-on from the 10 questions

Q1) SAP Procurement Strategy & Direction

Q2) SAP SupplierInfoNet

Q3) SAP Procurement powered by #SAPs Mobility Strategy 


This video will be out soon and we would post it on SAP Procurements YouTube Channel under the iink

Check some of the tweets on our session in the screen-shots below and also the different #Social Outreach channels for @SAP_Procurement.


Highlighted Tweets and SAP Procurement Social Outreach Channels

More Tweets, more emotions

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