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Think SAPPHIRE NOW is only for IT leaders? Think again.

Increasingly, non-IT leaders are shaping technology spending within their companies. CEB reports that IT budgets may be 40% higher that IT leaders realize dueSANOW2.jpg to technology purchases by lines-of-business executives. Technologies like cloud computing make it easier for marketing, HR, procurement, and finance to quickly launch and integrate IT solutions that enable their teams to perform faster and smarter.

At SAPPHIRE NOW, our Lines-of-Business campus delivers content designed for the interests and needs of non-IT leaders who are looking to deliver better outcomes while collaborating smarter with their IT organization. There are over 300 sessions for attendees to choose from, covering Finance, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing, Research and Development, and much more. Session formats range from technology demonstrations, customer and partner presentations, and one-on-one interactions with SAP software engineers to discuss specific topics. Whatever sessions you choose to attend, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and network with peers and experts across the campus.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find at the Lines-of-Business campus:

Discover How Real-Time Analytics and Dashboards Are Changing the Future of Finance

Discuss the benefits that finance teams gain from personalized analytics and learn about SAP Fiori apps that enable CFO dashboards, net margin analysis, and cash management.

Investigate Workforce Insights as Benchmarks for Success

Examine data based on a 10-year history of workforce metrics drawn from SuccessFactor’s benchmark data. Explore the implications in today’s context and projections for future priorities in HR and workforce.

Keep the Factory Running with Optimized Manufacturing Execution Processes

Hear how a leading medical device manufacturer created a paperless transfer from engineering to manufacturing and improved on-demand product genealogy and traceability for compliant manufacturing in this highly regulated industry.

Power Procurement Systems with an Efficient Hybrid Solution Strategy

Learn why a customer rejected a “one size fits all” world and chose a hybrid strategy of cloud and on-premise that works for its source-to-settle initiatives and global strategy to expand compliance.

Simplify Sharing Complex Product Information with 3D Visualization

Hear how engineers can share product data with other stakeholders in the company by converting 3D computer-aided design files into a lightweight, portable format so that everyone can access them.

Empower Your Sales Team to Go Mobile

Empower your sales team with user-friendly mobile apps and cloud solutions for customer engagement from SAP, including geotracking, real-time collaboration, customer insight, and back-office connectivity help.

Optimize Sustainability Across Global Value Chains with Business Networks

Discover best practices for survey-based sustainability assessments of suppliers to meet customer requirements and make compliance declarations. Hear how the SAP Product Stewardship Network online collaboration community enables retailers, suppliers, and manufacturers to efficiently exchange sustainability data needed for compliance and reporting.

There’s a wealth of information and insights to gain from the Lines-of-Business campus. Need help deciding what to attend? Check out the sample agendas to get started on planning your time at SAPPHIRE NOW.

Stay connected to that latest information from the Lines-of-Business campus by following the Twitter hashtag #SAPLoB.

Debbie Curtis-Magley is a social ambassador for SAPPHIRE NOW and shares insights on cloud, procurement, finance, workforce management, sales and marketing on Twitter at @SAPCloud and @DebCM.

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