We’ve finally arrived at the last instalment of our SAPinsider 2013 video series! Over the last 2 months we’ve had the pleasure of getting contributions from Mico Yuk, Luke Marson, Babak Hosseinian, Martin Gillet and Joshua Fletcher. Together I believe they have created an impressive body of content and provided us with a wide coverage of the event in Amsterdam for those who didn’t have the chance or didn’t want to go this year.
As the SAPinsider event is getting ready for its second run over in Singapore, 3rd-5th September, I wanted to wrap Amsterdam up and get the ball ready for the guys at the next event.
This blog and the last part of the series will be going over my impressions from the three days I spent at the conference. It should give the viewer a generic idea of the picture SAP is trying to paint with their current product catalogue and reasons why you should consider attending future SAPinsider events and why you maybe shouldn’t.
Before loading SAPinsider up on praise I wanted to raise a few negatives from the event, which I hope they will take on as constructive feedback.
- As an exhibitor at the event I found it an issue that they had not allocated enough room in the schedule for quality networking. It’s clear that at the core of the SAPinsider conference there’s a focus on content excellence and the sessions build around each of the technology streams (HR, CRM, FI, BI and GRC in this case) were reflecting that. It excels in this and I was impressed by the presenters they had organised to attend the event. However, due to the tight schedule of the sessions there was rarely time enough to network and fully explore the potential for meeting SAP professionals, customers and partners. If they were to get a slightly more commercial edge and dedicate more time in the schedule for networking, I think it would have a positive effect and increase the interest from exhibitors and attendees. I managed to meet the guys I interviewed in the series on a mix of after conference hours and lucky breaks.
- Another slight negative was the sheer amount of technology they were trying to cover. Compressing HR, FI, CRM, BI and GRC into a three day event is a lot. Too much, in my opinion. I’ve had quite a few comments on this topic from people I met and spoke with in the aftermath of the conference and there were several overlapping sessions they missed out on, as they couldn’t be two places at once. Many of the attendees are not only interested in getting information on one domain of the SAP portfolio but rather gain a wider knowledge of several. If this could be accommodated for future events, it would be excellent.
Now without further ado, let’s now move on to the video and wrap this up:
I hope everyone enjoyed the series and will come back for more when we get our next project on its legs and uploaded. If you got any comments for me on this or the earlier submissions in the series you are very welcome to post it and I’ll get back to you right away.
Part 1 of the series:Mico Yuk BI2013 – SAPinsider Video series part 1 of 6
Part 2 of the series: Luke Marson HR2013 – SAPinsider Video series part 2 of 6
Part 3 of the series: Babak Husseinian GRC2013 – SAPinsider Video series part 3 of 6
Part 4 of the series: Martin Gillet HR2013 – SAPinsider Video series part 4 of 6
Part 5 of the series: Joshua Fletcher BI2013 – SAPinsider Video series part 5 of 6
Before taking my leave, I would once again recommend all of you to go back and enjoy the other 5 parts of the series. Excellent content and sharp insight! Thanks to Mico, Luke, Martin, Babak and Josh for managing their crazy schedules to meet up with me. See you all soon I’m sure!