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Everyone is Talking About the Cloud – The Cloud is the Future Now!

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As you are choosing your sessions to attend at SAPPHIRE NOW, we have some suggestions to help with your Cloud journey, specifically around sessions for Cloud solutions and services for Sales, Procurement, and HR. Also hear about how McKesson Corporation empowered their Enterprise IT in a private cloud and quickly reaped the real-time benefits of the SAP HANA platform.

SAP Services offers a portfolio of services to support every aspect of your cloud journey.  Below, you can find the direct links to the sessions so you can conveniently build your own SAPPHIRE NOW agenda, these must-see sessions include:

Session 15111: Create the Right CRM Strategy to Deliver the Best Customer Experience

This discussion examines new ways to engage your customers and help ensure they have the best experience possible. Map out a plan with the SAP Services organization to help your employees deliver better customer experiences by capitalizing on the latest SAP solutions.

Session 14899: Develop a Strategy for E-Commerce and Supplier Enablement using a
Business Network

This discussion examines how you can improve and optimize processes with your trading partners. Hear about the latest innovations in the Ariba Network and discover ways to develop and implement a strategy that will effectively engage suppliers for e-commerce creating efficiencies in your e-invoicing and procure-to-pay initiatives.

Session 15045: Maximize and Extend Your Procurement Solutions Quickly with the Cloud

This discussion explores how to update and extend your procurement solutions. Map out a plan to reduce cost and risk, and leverage business networks in a way that makes sense for your business with the latest offerings from SAP and Ariba, an SAP company. Get best practices as well as practical guidance for next steps from our services experts.

Session 15047: Revitalize Your Sourcing and Procurement Processes with Business

This discussion explores ways to harness the power of business networks in a way that meets your business needs and is best suited to your enterprise. Connect and collaborate with a global business commerce community to reduce cost and risks, boost revenue, and manage cash and working capital. Do all this on a single platform with the Ariba Network.

Session 15245: Transition into the HR Cloud with Input from Peers and Experts
This discussion describes approaches, best practices, benefits, and solutions for moving to the HR cloud. Evaluate options to choose the best one for your organization: upgrade your on-premise software, consider hybrid, or go fully to the cloud. Share ideas and ask questions related to your needs, experience, and expectations, with peers and experts.

Session 15262: Tap Into Scenarios for Optimizing Core HR

This discussion presents side-by-side scenarios comparing ways to optimize cloud solutions for your core HR operations. Consider how these scenarios can work in some countries or legal entities and how they may fit into the infrastructure of your global HR processes.

Session 15214: Empower Enterprise IT in a Private Cloud

Become a cloud-empowered enterprise and achieve tangible benefits quickly. Hear how McKesson Corporation uses the latest offerings from the SAP Services organization to replatform their hardware, automate operations, and harmonize their SAP software landscapes in a private cloud. Start your transformation today with best practices and lessons learned.

Session 16219: Reach Your Business Goals Faster Through the Cloud

Jump-start your journey to a real-time business using the speed and flexibility of the cloud. Hear how McKesson Corporation, one of the largest health care services companies in the nation, and other customers used the cloud to quickly reap the real-time benefits of the SAP HANA platform.

Additional resources to learn more and get ready…

Learn more about our exciting new Cloud Advisory and Strategy Service

Learn more about our new Assessment for Procurement

For more details on the Cloud, check out 10 Cloud Computing Trends to Watch

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