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Sapphire for Chemicals – Day 2 activities you won’t want to miss

Session Date, Time Location Description

ASUG Session 4105: Batch Analysis in Five Minutes: Delivering on the Promise of MII

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


The vision of electronic batch reporting in the manufacturing industry has existed for more than twenty years. Unfortunately, the relevant information about our batches of material has always been scattered across a variety of operational systems such as process control, SAP ERP, plant historians, and lab automation systems. Attend this presentation to see how Dow Corning has taken the promise of SAP’s MII environment and put it into practical use to deliver an electronic batch reporting and analysis capability for their manufacturing plants around the globe.

CISUG (Chemicals Industry SAP User’s Group) Community Lounge

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lounge Area

Learn how to get involved with Chemical Industry SAP User Group

Learn about CISUG working Groups

Networking with SAP Chemical Industry Users

ASUG Session 2706: Road Mapping the Suite of Sustainability Solutions for 3M

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m


As part of a global implementation of SAP at 3M, the various EHS organizations came together to set a vision for SAP EHS at 3M and to develop a roadmap for business transformation enabled by SAP. The vision was based on a distillation of the EHS relevant data, processes, and systems presently in play at 3M, down to a family of approximately 250 sub-processes (L5s). Appropriate solutions were identified through an assessment of the gap/fit between the L5s and the solution suite, and this was further refined through an assessment of the opportunity for technology enablement and the magnitude of the present or anticipated effort. Appropriate solutions were then prioritized through an assessment of intrinsic and extrinsic dependencies, the readiness of the solution to meet 3M’s needs, and the total cost of implementation. Project deliverables are a strong recommendation to executive leadership as to the solutions that should be implemented over the next two years, a less confident recommendation regarding those that should be slated for years three through six, and a fuzzy recommendation regarding those that could or should officially be tagged as “wait and see” . The project is well into the second of three phases and is scheduled to present recommendations to executive leadership in late January.

ASUG Session 3606: Data Quality Success at W. R. Grace & Company

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Data quality was a concern for WR Grace, but after successfully implementing DQM for SAP, they were able to overcome their data quality challenges. During this session, attendees will understand the data challenges that faced W.R. Grace, why they chose DQM for SAP to resolve these challenges, how they are using the solution, and the benefits they’ve realized.

ASUG Session 2007: Make Your Financial Close Faster, Smarter, and Better by Leveraging SAP Innovations on SAP HANA

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m


Learn how to accelerate your financial close while improving efficiency and quality by leveraging SAP applications running on SAP HANA. Understand the advantages of SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA. Learn about SAP HANA accelerators for financial accounting and controlling and other new options in reporting and real-time analysis. Explore the new real-time intercompany reconciliation in SAP ERP working directly on open items in SAP HANA, eliminating the need for batch matching. See the new solution for reconciling open items from goods receipts and invoice receipts. Understand how SAP Business Warehouse and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation powered by SAP HANA help you to close faster, and gain deeper insight in your financial data more quickly. Get a close look at the roadmap of planned future enhancements.

ASUG Session 2607: Driving Performance, Safety, and Reliability in Asset Management through use of Industry Standard KPI’s

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m


This presentation will briefly introduce specific industry standards (e.g. ISA-S84, ISO -15926, ISO 14224, and MIMOSA Q&E), and discuss their importance to an organization. For organizations to improve their performance, safety, and reliability, the KPI’s for these areas must be identified, calculated, and displayed in an easy to consume format. Various industry groups and standards are active in defining KPI’s to improve performance in these areas . This presentation will examine use of these standards and their specified KPI’s, implementation considerations, and challenges in using them. The presentation will discuss & show how these standards can be supported using the SAP Business suite (SAP EAM, SAP MII, BI, etc.). Specific examples for KPI’s related to quality, safety, interoperability, risk mitigation, and reliability drawn from the standards will be shown.

ASUG Session 3807: Defining the Value of Syclo in your Enterprise

1:45 p.m. – 02:45 p.m


Many organizations in capital-intensive industries and/or with significant field personnel are seeking to streamline operations and automate many manual tasks such as repairs, inspections, and field service. SAP’s Syclo suite of apps have been industry leaders in mobilizing Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service. Syclo brings over 15 years of experience in delivering results for its customers, and together with SAP provides a compelling value proposition for many customers. Come to this session to learn about how to leverage tools such as SAP Performance Benchmarking to build business cases, define the ROI, and identify opportunities to innovate across your value chain using SAP Syclo apps.

ASUG Session 4107: Free Trade Agreement Panel: Tremco Inc. and Eastman Chemical Company Discuss How They Meet Free Trade Agreement and Export Requirements

1:45 p.m. – 02:45 p.m


Both Eastman Chemical and Tremco Incorporated are using SAP to meet Free Trade Agreements. Eastman Chemical Company established a Free Trade Agreement system to quickly respond to new business requirements. Eastman Chemical Company enhanced and automated the existing SAP ECC foreign trade module. The scope includes implementing 11 FTAs with advance functionalities for optimizing business results. Implementing FTA in SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) not only shortened the implementation cycle increasing benefits realization. As an additional benefit, Eastman Chemical Company is now positioned to quickly adopt future FTAs. Learn how the RPM Building Solutions Group implemented SAP Global Trade Services 10.0 to meet Export Compliance needs and manage Free Trade Agreements. RPM BSG includes several global entities, including Tremco, Euclid, and Eucomex, each of which is a multinational organization with a high volume of export transactions and stringent regulatory compliance, and businsss optimization requirements.

ASUG Session 2708: SAP EHS Mgmt./BW Integrated Reporting Solutions at DuPont with Focus on Extending the Versatility, Flexibility, and Power of SAP EHS Mgmt. with BW

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m


The objective of this presentation is to provide an insight into the benefits that DuPont derived from using SAP BI for EHS Reporting and Analytics. Emphasis will be on the flexibility and ease of reporting that comes with BI and how it supports DuPont’s internal and external regulatory reporting needs. BI Reporting at DuPont addresses diverse reporting needs that span global chemical inventories, LVE’s, etc. Also, transaction data gets aggregated in BI from the ERP systems which have SVT framework implemented to support quantity-based reporting for regulations such as REACH and standards laid down for CFAT’s and AEL’s. The second part of the presentation will cover a business case of how CSC helped DuPont leverage their investment in BI as well as best practices to provide a quick solution for Substance Level Inventory reporting for regulations such as CFAT’s and AEL’s. Presenters will also look at the standard content BI provides to support EHS reporting and other implementation considerations.

ASUG Session 4109: Learn How Chemtura Ensures that SAP helps to limit its Product Compliance Communication Costs

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.


Chemtura was part of a co-innovation project at SAP, investigating how to deal with upcoming challenges regarding product and substance compliance requirements. Participating in the co-innovation project, Chemtura was able to influence the way SAP will handle requirements. The project dealt with upcoming major supply chain communication challenges regarding exposure scenarios with respect to the REACH (Restriction, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals) regulation in Europe and how to ensure the communication, analysis, onboarding, and re-use of received data can be done smart and comfortably at low costs. Without support and a smart process, compliance would be close to being impossible and would lead to a massive cost increase. During the co-innovation, among other companies, Chemtura and SAP designed an extremly valuable process support allowing to manage the topic at lowest costs. The project did not only addressed Chemtura’ s challenges and concerns, but changed it’s thinking. Learn how SAP ensured it builds desirable products and sticks to the customer’s needs by using the design thinking methodology.

According to all sources, Day 1 was a huge success for our Chemical Team at Sapphire. They kept us updated on activities throughout the day by tweeting, posting, and blogging about what was happening on the conference floor. I can’t wait to see what they report today! To give you an idea of what is to come, here is a list of the chemical related activities going on today at Sapphire NOW.

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