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375px-Commodore-64-Computer.jpgThe Commodore 64 , introduced in 1982, remains the best-selling single personal computer model of all time and I believe this to be so because it was priced right, readily available, and arrived at an inflexion point for its market.  SAP HANA, albeit on the other end of the technology spectrum, is poised to do just the same thing.  SAP is bringing HANA to travel and transportation with innovations for passenger travel – precision retailing, cargo transportation, fleet analytics, sales & marketing with Customer 360, and SAP Business Suite on HANA. 

Looking to provide “in-time” retailing to passengers?  Use SAP for your precision retailing.  Checkout SMT (Societe de Transport de Montreal) and learn how they are transforming their business by offering their passengers real-time-offers to enhance their travel experience.  YouTube Video.  Then attend our Panel Discussion at SAPPHIRE NOW on business transformation in transportation on May 14 at 11:00.

Looking to optimize your airline passenger’s experience?  Learn how SAP is helping Airlines stay customer friendly when airline schedules don’t go as planned with SAP’s Eva Marie Roe on May 16 at 11:00 and again on May 16 at 3:00 at SAPPHIRE NOW.

Looking to better address your guests’ needs and expectations in hospitality?  Find out what a major hotel operator, IHG, is doing with HANA to improve guests’ experiences with insights from big-data on May 14 at 2:00 SAPPHIRE NOW.  Find out how an SAP Partner, Indra, can help your hotel and restaurant business with a Tourism Management System on May 15 at 3:30 and again on May 16 at 4:30 SAPPHIRE NOW.

Looking to assess your fleet “in-time” to do something about problems?  Use SAP for your fleet analytics.  Check out Linfox and learn how they are proactively handling fleet analytics.  YouTube Video.  Then attend John Ansley’s (Linfox) presentation on May 14 at 1:00 at SAPPHIRE NOW.

Are you providing Transportation Services to your customer?  Then learn how SAP TM 9.0 can provide a comprehensive solution to your customers by attending SAP’s Bernd Lauterbach’s demonstration of SAP TM 9.0 on May 13 at 1:30 or on May 16 at 4:00 at SAPPHIRE NOW.

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Looking for innovation in ERP?  Use SAP Business Suite on HANA.  You can check out Business Suite on HANA found all over SAPPHIRE NOW and learn how to make your business innovation-driven, people-driven, and data-driven.  YouTube Video

Looking to earn customer loyalty, win more deals, and reduce service costs?  Then use SAP 360 Customer powered by SAP HANA.  You can learn how this is done at SAPPHIRE NOW in the Services Campus.

Food for orphans.PNGGetting to SAPPHIRE NOW on Monday?  Want to meet some NBA legends and do a good thing?  

Sign up link: http://fm.sap.com/CSRatSAPPHIRE

How:  Volunteer just 30 minutes with SAP and NBA player legends to help package meals for needy children across the world with the Food for Orphans organization. (http://www.foodfororphans.org ). Our goal is to get 1,000 volunteers at SAPPHIRE – customer, partners, and employees.  It’s a complete hands-on, life-saving experience and will help the 60 million orphans that go to bed hungry every night.

Where:  Florida Ballroom, Lower Level, Hilton Orlando Orange County Convention Center

When:  Monday, May 13, 2013—12:30-5:30 p.m.

SAP is helping travel and transportation to be smarter with intelligence embedded in transactions; to be faster by evolving toward real-time scenarios; to be simpler by converting live insight into clear and immediate actions.  So please build your personal agenda at the SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG website or browse the Session Catalogue and meet me at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando on May 14, 15 and 16.

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