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SAP Portal at ASUG and SAPPHIRE NOW 2014

SAP Portal ASUG Sessions

In the upcoming ASUG event in Orlando several SAP Portal oriented sessions will be offered, which you can find in the session catalogue by choosing the track “Portalsin the session catalogue of the agenda builder of ASUG Annual Conference.

The SAP Portal portfolio delivers a flexible SAP HANA-based, enterprise-wide UI aggregation hub for on-premises and cloud scenarios with innovative user experience. The evolving of the portal towards a true user experience platform is also reflected in our ASUG session offerings 2014. These are the main topic areas:

  • SAP HANA Cloud Portal is a new flexible cloud-based solution for building attractive business sites and extending on-premises and cloud scenarios.
  • SAP HANA Cloud Platform extension package for SuccessFactors, makes it quick and easy for customers to adapt and integrate SuccessFactors cloud applications to their existing business processes.
  • SAP Fiori LaunchPad combined with the Mobile Portal capabilities facilitates access to SAP Fiori applications, documents and reports and offers a multi-channel, web-based aggregation point.
  • SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.4 helps customers to improve user experience by implementing appealing, content-rich enterprise portals – consumable on desktops and mobile devices.
  • To meet customer demand for agility the SAP Portal portfolio has evolved from an enterprise portal deployed primarily in-house towards an open platform that can be deployed and consumed very flexibly.

Which sessions should you attend? Have a look at the session details below. Read also this blog written by Aviad Rivlin, whom you can meet at ASUG 2014 and SAPPHIRE NOW this year in Orlando: he gives you some insights into his sessions and also some additional session recommendations.

Some Sessions in Detail

Portal Roadmap and Portal Deployment Options

Session 1901: SAP Portal Roadmap – Strategic Direction of the Portal as a User Experience Platform

Join this session to get an overview on the SAP Portal portfolio and the latest innovations for mobile, cloud, and SAP HANA-based context-aware scenarios as well as strategic directions for evolving the portal towards a true user experience platform.

Session 1910: ASUG Influence Council for SAP Portal

Join the ASUG Portal Influence Council onsite meeting to hear about the council activities and achievements during the year, learn about the SAP Portal Portfolio strategy, and provide valuable feedback for the SAP strategy.

Session 1903: Best Practices for Choosing the right SAP Portal Deployment (Cloud, On-Premises) and Consumption (Mobile) Options

In this session, presenters will review the different deployment options for the SAP Portal portfolio – on premise, hosted, and full cloud. They will also explore the pros and cons for each option and present guidelines on choosing the right option. In addition, they will examine how mobility comes into play when considering a deployment option.

Session 2011: Experience End-to-End SAP Portal Portfolio Scenarios, Customers, and Showcases

Join this session to learn how the SAP Portal portfolio helps customers to implement appealing scenarios such as employee self-service portals (B2E), partner/supplier portals (B2B), city portals, or support sites (B2C) by leveraging the latest innovations of Mobile Portal, Cloud Portal, and SAP HANA-powered context-aware services

SAP Portal and Fiori LaunchPad

Session 1904: Recommendations for Leveraging SAP’s Latest User Experience Innovations via SAP Portal with SAPUI5, Theme Designer, SAP Fiori, and Fiori Launchpad

As the SAP UX portfolio rapidly changes, the presenters of this session would like to help you understand how to bring it all together. How can you use the Portal to expose Fiori and the Fiori Launchpad, customize it with the new theme designer, and leverage SAP’s HTML5 library, SAPUI5? Through the usage of all these new capabilities, you should be able to rapidly renovate your UI landscape while maintaining your existing investment in SAP Portal.

HANA Cloud Portal

Session 1906: SAP HANA Cloud Portal Overview. Latest Innovations, Showcases, Customers and Future Direction

In this session, you will learn how you can easily create appealing business sites using SAP HANA Cloud Portal. The session highlights the solution market approach, benefits, and capabilities as well as key implementation scenarios. You will learn how to quickly build sites, integrate content, define brand elements, and consume published sites on multiple devices

Session 1907: Extending your SuccessFactors Employee Central Solution with SAP HANA Cloud Portal

SAP HANA Cloud Platform extension package for SuccessFactors, makes it quick and easy for customers to adapt and integrate SuccessFactors cloud applications to their existing business processes, thus helping them maintain competitive advantage, engage their workforce, and improve their bottom line. This session will focus on the SAP HANA Cloud Portal and include: The benefits and capabilities of the extension package, how you can turn your cloud solution into an extension, quick ways to discover and obtain extensions via the cloud portal marketplace, and a demonstration of a partner extension in action.

Session 1907: SAP HANA Cloud Portal Deep Dive: Scenarios, Use Cases, Best Practices, and Customer Showcases

Join this session to learn and discuss best practices for implementing SAP HANA Cloud Portal with a focus on architecture, technical scenarios, backend integration, and widget development.


Session 2009: Extending and Consuming your SAP NetWeaver Portal on Mobile Devices: Overview, Use Cases and Benefits

Join this session to learn about the SAP NetWeaver Portal, mobile edition. The session offers best practices, practical guidelines, and do’s and don’ts for consuming your SAP NetWeaver Portal on mobile devices. In addition, the session will outline the latest mobile enhancements: Mobile AppGallery, launcher personalization, and MDM connectivity, developed as a co-innovation with customers.

Session 1911: Top Five Recommendations and Lessons Learned for Mobile Portal Implementation Projects

Join this session to learn from customer experiences about implementing the SAP NetWeaver Portal, mobile edition. The session will highlight the top five recommendations and lessons learned from real-life mobile portal implementations.

SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.4

Session 2004: Benefits and Recommendations for Upgrading to SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.4

SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.4 marks the new go-to-release for customers and provides various functional enhancements and improvements for end users, administrators, and developers. In this session, presenters will discuss the key benefits of upgrading to this latest SAP NetWeaver Portal version, including mobile consumption, content management, and cloud extension. This presentation will highlight the new enhancements and will guide existing and new customers on how to best leverage the SAP NetWeaver Portal capabilities in their organization.

SAP Portal Movie Challenge 2014 and SAPPHIRE NOW/ASUG

Participate in the SAP Portal and HANA Cloud Portal movie challenge and produce your own SAP Portal/HANA Cloud Portal SAPPHIRE NOW or ASUG movie: How about explaining your SAP Portal/HANA Cloud Portal project, your SAP Portal/HANA Cloud Portal scenarios, a testimonial, a demo, something with humor, an animated presentation, a Google hangout etc.? You are free to choose the tool and format to produce your own video. Of – if the production of a movie is too time consuming for you – pick a movie you like from our YouTube playlists, create a blog review and explains the business value, the movie provides for you.

There are cool SCN badges along the way to win. Read the two SCN documents for the SAP Portal Movie Challenge and the SAP HANA Cloud Portal movie challenge and:

  • learn how to accept the 2 challenges
  • read about the rules, the missions and the badges

SAP Portal Gets Social

During and before SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG you can also keep yourself up-to-date by checking SCN and our Social Media Channels.

SCN Spaces

Watch the following SAP Community Network Spaces:
SCN Space for SAP Portal

SCN Space for Cloud Portal


Follow the official SAP Portal twitter account @Portal_SAP (maintained by SAP Portal Product Management and Development people)

Portal Hashtags on Twitter:
#SAPPortal – SAP NetWeaver Portal hashtag (news from the SAP Portal area)
#hanacloudportal – Cloud Portal hashtag (news from Cloud Portal)

#SAPPortalMovieChallenge – hashtag for the movie challenge 2014

LinkedIn and Facebook

Follow the event also on LinkedIn and Facebook.


More information on our SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG plans will follow in the upcoming weeks, bookmark this blog to be up-to-date.

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