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“SAPPHIRE simplified” – focus on business, not the event

First impressions are critical, and this year the simplified and open layout of the show floor set the stage.  Overwhelming complexity was a thing of the past. Everything was easily found; the open layout, the broadcast of keynote sessions across all theaters and easy navigation across the show floor enabled a simplified consumption of the huge amount of information that was offered again at SAPPIRE 2014.

Sit down, relax and have a cappuccino – very unusual for “mega-events” with thousands of participants – and downtown provided the space where customers, partners and SAP employees took a break, while still being in the middle of things.

With the event “out-of-the-way”, business took center stage. Over 15 High Tech customers presented in various settings, sharing their experience with peers in the industry. 200+ participants at the Discrete Evening reception, many more High Tech presentations, demos, micro forums and industry expert support for customer meetings provided plenty of opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing.

And here are a few of the high tech sessions that are available for replay:

Bentley Systems – Better customer engagement with SAP Cloud for Sales.Bentley Systems.jpg

Hear from executives at AkzoNobel and Bentley Systems how they are using the SAP Cloud for Sales solution to redefine customer engagement with advanced relationship management, sales intelligence, and enterprise mobility so they can understand, engage, and win in their markets.

Varian Medical Systems – Better maintenance procedures with 3D visualizations.Varian Medical.jpg

See how Varian Medical Systems, a leading manufacturer of medical devices for cancer therapy, models and predicts machine states by combining signals from its TrueBeam machines with SAP Lumira software.

Lexmark – Power Up Productivity with New Business Models and Mobile Solutions.Lexmark.jpg

Give your employees access to the right information at the exact moment it is needed. Learn from Lexmark International Inc. how
linking structured data with unstructured content can provide a complete
picture for timely, responsive, and actionable decision making.

Internet of Things– Join Bosch and SK Solutions in this customer innovation showcase.InternetOfThings.jpg

Join this session to learn how SAP customers Bosch and SK Solutions are benefiting from the Internet of Things. We’ll go live around the world to meet users in live scenarios from our studio and see how IoT is transforming business –from wearables in action on a manufacturing floor to 60-story cranes avoiding collisions.

EBay – Target Business-Critical Processes for TransformationeBay.jpg

Create value by putting breakthrough in-memory computing technology to work in crucial areas of your business. Hear how eBay Inc. used the SAP HANA platform to transform its marketplace, optimizing the buyer and seller experience. Learn best practices for successfully implementing the SAP HANA platform to simplify operations and transform business.

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