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SAP Middleware experts are sure ready to meet you and show you the latest Middleware innovations.

What is SAP Middleware today? We all know that in today’s world of proliferating systems and demand for people-centric computing, businesses need to achieve agility along multiple dimensions. Whether it is becoming a real-time business, applying context to big data, or better process orchestration – SAP’s Middleware solutions can be leveraged – on-premise, in the cloud, with Big Data, Mobility and in-Memory capabilities. Today, SAP Middleware is the comprehensive portfolio of SAP technology components that provide services and flexibility (system, process and people agility) to business applications (SAP and non-SAP). The newest SAP Middleware solution called Intelligent Business Operations helps take control of big processes via its integrated process modeling, orchestration, live monitoring and analysis – all on a single platform and a standard modeling language – BPMN.

If you are in Orlando, Florida from June 3-5 you sure have used the agenda builder, however such a great number and variety of sessions may be overwhelming. Therefore we have prepared for you a snapshot of what’s hot in the Middleware area with business process management, integration and orchestration, as well as intelligent business operations with SAP.

Expert Table Middleware – meet our experts 1:1

TE314 All day, Show floor
Connect end users in new ways, manage processes with agility, and build innovative applications with a middleware platform. Offer employees and customers a consumer-grade user experience, use Big Data to help create smarter business processes, and manage a secure, integrated landscape across on-premise and cloud environments.

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Demo theater session: Infuse Business Processes with Real-Time Insights Gained from Big Data
Work smarter with real-time operational insight gained from Big Data analysis, and use this insight within business processes. Take corrective actions when, or even before, issues occur. See how our software for intelligent business operations helps you get real-time visibility into end-to-end operations by using the power of the SAP HANA platform.
Option 1) Wednesday, 01:00 p.m. – 01:20 p.m. Platform and Technology Demo Theater TE305
Option 2) Thursday, 02:30 p.m. – 02:50 p.m. Platform and Technology Demo Theater TE301

Take a look at the Intelligent Business Operations powered by SAP HANA playlist on YouTube and be sure to come back as the list of demos and industry examples will be growing.

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Demo theater session: Deliver a World-Class User Experience
Bring the power of SAP solutions to business users on cutting-edge devices. Offer a state-of-the-art experience with SAP Gateway technology. Watch a demo where SAP software, both cloud and on premise, enables a hands-free laptop repair scenario on Google Glass, using a powerful 3D laptop model with repair instructions and parts inventory levels. See details about SAP Gateway sessions in this blog.
Option 1) Tuesday, 02:30 p.m. – 02:50 p.m., Platform and Technology Demo Theater TE301
Option 2) Wednesday, 05.00 p.m. – 05.20 p.m., Platform and Technology Demo Theater TE301

Demo theater session – Apply the Best Strategies for Cloud Integration
Learn about cloud integration strategies. See how SAP HANA Cloud Platform can help you maximize the value of your new and existing technologies through the power of integration.
Option 1) Tuesday, 02:00 p.m. – 02:20 p.m., Platform and Technology Demo Theater TE302
Option 2) Thursday, 02:00 p.m. – 02:20 p.m. Platform and Technology Demo Theater TE305

Demo theater session – Establish a New Approach for Collaborative Process Design

Streamline business and IT interactions with a new, collaborative process-design approach. See how SAP Solution Manager lets you enjoy faster business innovation with an intuitive and flexible process design application using models fully aligned with our solution portfolio. Enable faster innovation with actionable information and collaboration.
Option 1) Tuesday, 01:00 p.m. – 01:20 p.m, SAP ONE Support Demo Theater OS506
Option 2) Wednesday, 08:00 a.m. – 08:20 a.m. SAP ONE Support Demo Theater OS506

This year, SAPPHIRE® NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference are co-located again from June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida.

Here is a snapshot of the ASUG education sessions and case studies covering SAP Middleware topics and below is a highlight of the should-not-miss sessions:

Experiences and Best Practices with Intelligent Business Operations and SAP Operational Process Intelligence, powered by SAP HANA
Intelligent Business Operations (IBO) represent a new market category of applications that seek to gain visibility and situational awareness into end-to-end business processes with the goal to improve process-related decisions and ensure desirable business outcomes. Join us in this panel discussion with practitioners with hands-on experience as we discuss the increasing importance of intelligent business operations to gain competitive advantage. You’ll hear about real world projects and pilots from business, IT, and project management perspectives. You will get candid recommendations as well as thoughts and ideas where industry is heading.
Wednesday, 08:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. S310G: S. Concourse, L3.

Lennox Experiences Using SAP HANA Cloud Integration for Integration Cloud for Sales with SAP CRM
This session shares Lennox’s experiences and recommendations for integrating SAP Cloud for Sales with SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM). This session will provide an overview of the entire implementation with a focus on the integration. Presenters will share the overview of the technical infrastructure, integration technology, blueprinting and solution design, and timelines along with what went well and what we would recommend when using SAP HANA Cloud Integration.
Thursday – 01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m., S310E: S. Concourse, L3.

Migration from SAP Process Integration 7.11 to 7.31 Stand-Alone Java at HD Supply
HD Supply has implemented SAP Process Integration 7.31 Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX) in parallel with the existing 7.11 dual-stack environments. All new interfaces are being developed on 7.31 and they are in the process of migrating all existing interfaces. This presentation will describe why HD Supply chose to do a migration instead of a technical upgrade, what architecture they chose to implement, the process they went though, and the lessons learned on the way. In addition, presenters will discuss the benefits of their Java only PI 7.3 implementation including: Critical interface isolation, performance improvement, and central monitoring.
Tuesday – 12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. S310E: S. Concourse, L3.

Migration and Upgrade Paths to SAP Process Orchestration
SAP Process Orchestration bundles the SAP Process Integration, SAP Business Process Management, and SAP Business Rules Management in one integration platform which is capable of handling both stateless and stateful integration processes. Since it resides on a single stack on pure Java, you can run your integration processes at lower total cost of ownership TCO and better performance compared to SAP Process Integration on dual-stack. This alone should be reason enough to move from Process Integration dual-stack to Process Orchestration. Moreover, SAP Process Orchestration comes with a rules engine that allows you to externalize your business rules from your processes, a new user experience in Eclipse UI, and a rich BPM functional scope. This session will explore the options of migrating from SAP Process Integration dual-stack to SAP Process Orchestration and provide guidelines about the migration process in general. It will also cover the Directory Content Migration cockpit in particular – a tool that provides migration and mass change functionality for process integration scenarios and channels helping you to reduce the maintenance effort during the migration process.
Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. S310G: S. Concourse, L3.

Workflow and BPM Open Forum
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other SAP Workflow and BPM professionals. There will be several experts on hand to answer questions.
Thursday – 01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m., S310G: S. Concourse, L3.

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This great program and content should have convinced you by now, but if you still have doubts, think again!

SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 will be one of these exciting rare performances where Jon Bon Jovi performs live with his hometown New Jersey side band The Kings of Suburbia.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you nevertheless cannot make it to Orlando this year, you can get avail of the social media updates and live streams:

SAP Middleware Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook. We would love to see your input there as well.

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