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Looking for the best way to manage your R&D processes? Join the Top 8 sessions at #SAPPHIRENOW 2014


Manufacturing companies are under a huge pressure when it comes to bringing products to market. But not only products. These products have to generate revenue, they have to be profitable, they need to be sustainable, comply with global regulations, and they need to be launched FAST – before the competition.

So, this puts a lot of pressure on R&D departments. In his keynote at SAPInsider Conference Las Vegas, Graham Conlon, Global Head of Solution Management for SAP PLM, pointed out the importance of integrated software solutions for the R&D department in order to be successful in the market. He also outlined SAP´s strategy for CAD integration, Enterprise PPM and Sustainability solutions. Watch his keynote here.

Do you want to learn more how SAP software can help you drive efficient R&D and innovation processes, manage projects and ensure product safety and compliance? Then you should attend SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando, or join the event online.

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 are the Top 8 sessions for R&D:


  • Session14332: Driving Innovation within a Highly Regulated Medical Device Company
    Applied Medical selected and implemented SAP PLM to further drive its vertical integration and innovation strategies while meeting ever more stringent regulatory requirements. This presentation will review its PLM program from assessment to go live in 2014, lessons learned, expected benefits and our ongoing expansion plans.

    Digant Gupta, Vice President, Integrated Systems, Applied Medical
    June 3rd , 1:00PM, Lines of Business Campus, Theater 1 (also broadcasted live)

  • Session 14333: Control Cost of Quality

    Pilgrim’s Pride, the poultry division of JBS, continues the initiative to control the cost of quality and food safety by integrating product lifecycle management and quality management.  Four SAP solutions (PPM, RD, QM/MII, CRM) allow the business to effectively measure products from idea to service and use data as the basis for decisions.
    Dustin Dickson, Director of Quality Systems, Pilgrim´s Pride Corporation
    June 4th, 9:00AM, Lines of Business Campus, Theatre 3

  • Session 14342: Simplify Sharing Complex Product Information with 3D Visualization
    This discussion explains 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. Find new ways to accelerate decision making with software that integrates 3D visualization and business data across your value chain.

    June 4th, 1:00PM, Lines of Business Microforum 2

  • Session 14334: Find the Key for Successful Portfolio and Project Management in Utilities

    Learn how you can align your project portfolio with your overall business strategy. Find out how PG&E, a major utilities company in the West, plan
    and monitor their capital spending. Find out how they ensure appropriate allocation of resources and capital across their enterprise and business

    Bill de Prater, Senior Manager for IT Business Technology Energy Supply Generation, PG&E
    June  5th, 1:30PM, Lines of Business Campus,Theater 2

  • Session 14345: Manage Ideation with Innovative Technology (Demo Theatre)

    Manage innovation in products, services, and business models with a new solution. Learn about the key capabilities of the SAP Innovation Management
    application. Explore how mobile apps and the in-memory computing technology in the SAP HANA platform help manage ideas in both the front and back offices.
    Times: June 3rd, 10:30AM, and June 4th, 08:00AM, in Lines of Business Campus

  • Session 14349: Keep All Your Ducks in a Row with Powerful Portfolio and Project Management (Demo Theatre)

    Learn about new technologies that can provide new ways to manage projects and project portfolios. See how the SAP HANA platform, SAP Fiori apps, and social collaboration tools support decision makers and stakeholders during the project selection process. Find out how you can simplify the way project teams access and update project information.

    Times: June 3rd 03:00PM, June 5th, 11:30AM, Lines of Business Campus

  • Session 14335: Establish a Strategy for Product Compliance (Discussion)
    This discussion is about achieving product compliance and sustainability along the value chain by collaborating with your partners in an online community, in the cloud. Find out how the SAP Product Stewardship Network and the SAP EHS Regulatory Documentation service can help you simplify compliance and sustainability reporting and reduce cost and risk.

    June 3rd, 10:30AM, Lines of Business Microforum 2

  • Session 14337:Empower Your Product Development Team Using CAD Integration (Discussion)
    This discussion explains the benefits of integrating computer-aided design (CAD) and other authoring tools with your software. See how SAP´s new authoring tool integration platform helps you access and use CAD files and design information. Learn how to increase collaboration, enable systems engineering, and get access to relevant information stored in CAD systems.
    June 4th, 08:00AM, Lines of Business Microforum 2

Would you like to find out more what you can expect from SAPPHIRE? Then stay tuned. Also, join us on Twitter. @PLMatSAP

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