If you are attending SAPPHIRE NOW / the ASUG Annual Conference and have an interest in how SAP is improving its user experience, then this is your show. There are over 60 sessions that cover SAP Screen Personas, Fiori, UX Strategy, Design Services, and how customers are embracing these products and services to improve user productivity and the overall usability of SAP. This blog will list some key sessions that will help you understand how to improve the SAP user experience at your company.

For a complete list of all the UX-related sessions, please use the agenda builder tool and select User Experience in the Featured Solutions navigation on the left side of the screen.

There are also a few spots open if you want to participate in the usability testing for SAP Screen Personas 3.0.

Customer sessions are highlighted.

Monday May 4, 2015

Time

Session #

Location

Details

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

ASUG pre-conference

Navigating the New User Experience Reality in Your IT Organization

In this full-day session, you will learn how SAP is enabling you to manage, navigate, and support you through your user experience transformation.

First, speakers will discuss the SAP user experience and user interface technology strategy, providing insights and best practices on choosing the right user interface technology for your company’s journey. With hands-on activities throughout the day where you actively apply design thinking methods, you will learn:

  • What user experience means
  • design skills
  • first steps to implement
  • recommended approach
  • how SAP offerings can help you

Tuesday May 5, 2015

Time

Session #

Location

Details

11:00 AM-11:20 AM

PT20297

PT401

Platform and Technology Campus

Build Intuitive ERP Screens Quickly and Easily for More Satisfied Users

Tobias Queck will show you how to simplify business processes, increase productivity, and improve user satisfaction with user interface personalization. Explore the latest version of SAP Screen Personas software including the new scripting engine, editor, and global theming. See how more intuitive ERP screens improve performance, scalability, and usability.

Speaker: Tobias Queck

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

UX1880

S210C

Fisker Automotive utilizes SAP Screen Personas and the Fiori UX to create a richer/vibrant user experience, more efficiency with processes to reduce training/streamline repeated activities, mobile productivity for users. Presenters will focus on key points of implementation. They will share breakthroughs for smooth operations. This presentation addresses both functional/basis work showing how collaboration leads to overall success.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

MP293

S322

Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s SAP Fiori Implementation Success Story

Kimberly-Clark Corporation embarked on a program to enhance their end user experience with SAP by implementing Fiori. As an Early Adopter, they joined the SAP Early Adoption program, SAP General Availability Care (GA Care) for Fiori. Hear firsthand how end users at KCC are adopting Fiori and making their daily business processes simple and easy.

11:30 – 11:50 AM

IN20942

Theater 5

Lay the Foundation for Future Growth in Retail

Run your business with professional skill and expertise. Explore how the PGA TOUR Superstore operates profitable commercial processes using SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA software, the SAP POS Data Management application, SAP Screen Personas software, SAP Fiori user experience, and hosting services from SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

12:00 12:20 PM

PS20830

Global Service & Support Center Demo Theater 1

Cardinal Health partnered with TCS for its migration to SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. Gain insight and key learning from the company’s experience on its journey. Discover how Cardinal improved data and reporting, optimized its business processes, and enhanced efficiency with the SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software.

12:30 1:30 PM

UX1459

S210C

Intel

When delivering a new capability, do your users ask: When can we roll this out to everyone? We will share Intel’s UX strategy, journey and challenges, specifically wins with NetWeaver Business Client, Side Panels and SAP Screen Personas. Not only were we able to make users’ lives better, but we achieved clear and real productivity savings.

1:45-2:45 PM

UX250

S210C

Fiori Launchpad and Personas

The Fiori Launchpad is a single starting point to launch role-based, simple Fiori apps and SAP Screen Personas flavors. This seamless integration lets you simplify business process, streamline decision making, and standardize SAP usage. We will demo the technical integration and discuss how these products work together and when to choose which.

Speakers: Tobias Queck, Sebastian Steinhauer

2:30 – 2:50PM

IN20701

Industries Demo Theater IN101

Mining – Simplify and Improve the Commodity Sales Process

Enhance the contract-to-cash process in mining. Use the SAP Screen Personas software and the SAP Fiori user experience to promote positive attitudes in users. Explore ways to simplify complex commodity pricing rules and gain new insights into sales contracts by using the SAP Commodity Management solution.

3:00 – 3:20 PM

21650

Demo Theater 2

Discover the Personalized User Experience of SAP S/4HANA

Make your business users happier with a personalized, responsive, and simple user experience (UX) across all of their tasks and devices. Provide a modern experience for any user, in any role, in any line of business using SAP S/4HANA, the suite natively designed with SAP Fiori UX.

Speaker: Katie Moser

3:00 – 4:00 PM

UX2162

S210C

Deploying SAP Fiori for an Amazing Mobile User Experience – Hear Boston University’s Success Story

Take the journey with Boston University through the successes and hurdles to deploying SAP Fiori. Learn how project scope was set and the architecture requirements sized and built. Learn how easy the Fiori applications worked out of the box and how to manage testing. Finally, deployment and adoption strategies used will be highlighted.

Wednesday May 6, 2015

Time

Session #

Location

Details

10:30-11:00 AM

RT249

S320 corridor
RT 15

Influence SAP Screen Personas 4.0 Round Table

Your voice counts. Influence product development to meets your needs. As we start thinking about what’s next in SAP Screen Personas (mobile and cloud), we want to prioritize based on your input. After a quick review of where we are, we’ll break out the white boards and get busy on the initiation phase to define the product vision for version 4.

Facilitators: Peter Spielvogel, Sebastian Steinhauer

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

UX316

S210C

Norfolk Southern

Take a journey with Norfolk Southern as they discuss their simultaneous implementation of SAP Fiori and SAP Screen Personas. Information will be shared about how the 10 Fiori apps and 12 Personas screens were chosen, the roadblocks that were encountered, and lessons that were learned.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

HM1032

S320E

The new SAP HCM user experience: HR Renewal

Learn about the next generation HCM user experience delivered with HR Renewal. Get an overview on the enhancements for HR Professionals, employees and managers, and payroll administrators. Find out how Fiori, Webdynpro ABAP, FPM, SAPUI5, Screen Personas, and SuccessFactors fit in with HR Renewal. Hear about a customer’s implementation experience.

1:00 – 1:45 PM

IN20714

Industries Microforum IN106

Energy – Excite Users and Increase Productivity with Personalized User Experiences

This discussion shows how your energy and natural resources company can energize users and promote positive attitudes through the use of applications with personalized user interfaces. Learn how to define business challenges, build new processes, and avoid common mistakes. Hear how to use the SAP Screen Personas software and SAP Fiori UX.

2:00 – 2:20 PM

PS22293

Partner and SME Solutions Center Demo Theater

SageNet

Boost productivity of existing users and higher adoption rates for new users. Find out how SageNet Inc. streamlined order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and service management process flows and optimized the user experience (UX) with a combination of SAP NetWeaver Business Client software, SAP Screen Personas software, and the SAP Fiori UX.

2:00 – 2:20 PM

21650

Demo Theater 2

Discover the Personalized User Experience of SAP S/4HANA

Make your business users happier with a personalized, responsive, and simple user experience (UX) across all of their tasks and devices. Provide a modern experience for any user, in any role, in any line of business using SAP S/4HANA, the suite natively designed with SAP Fiori UX.

Speaker: Katie Moser

2:30 – 3:00 PM

UX257

S210C

Building New Applications with Great User Experience Using Design Thinking

Following the design thinking methodology, learn how to build better software for your users. Understand what your users really need, brainstorm on possible solutions, and create concrete first prototypes. The moderators guide you through the complete process and share a lot of best practices and lessons learned.

2:30 – 3:00 PM

EA744

S320A

Practical Guide to User Experience

Understand what are the key components of enterprise User Experience strategy such us: architecture framework, technology infrastructure, application roadmap, user experience framework, device management strategy, application management, understanding needs of the users, knowing the business and more. Appropriate use of Fiori and Screen Personas.

Speaker: Michael Falk

2:30 – 3:30 PM

WD640

S329

Wholesale Distribution – Panel Discussion – User Interface (UI) Adoption, Lessons Learned

The SAP User Interface landscape is getting complex. From the SAPGUI, SAP Screen Personas, SAP Fiori, Adobe Interactive Forms and more. Learn about SAP UI offerings and how they are being put to work in Wholesale Distribution.

4:15 – 5:15 PM

UX289

S210C

What’s New and Exciting in SAP Screen Personas 3.0

This session covers the new SAP Screen Personas 3.0. Presenters will demo and discuss enhancements that improve performance, scalability, and usability. The focus is on the new scripting engine and the process for migrating from prior versions to the new one. In addition, presenters will discuss SAP Screen Personas for Web Dynpro ABAP.

Speakers: Sebastian Steinhauer and Peter Spielvogel

4:15 – 5:15 PM

PL1287

S310A

PLM – Improving the usability of QM through Fiori and SAP Screen Personas

This panel presentation will focus on ways to make SAP QM more attractive and usable for the business users. We will present examples in Personas and Fiori as well as other tips and tricks. The panel will talk to options available as well as future direction with SAP. There will be direct audience participation with Q&A.

4:15 – 5:15 PM

PO836

S310E

Exploring ways to make Fiori adoption easier and faster

Join this session to hear a panel of experts discussion various strategies and best practices to expedite SAP Fiori adoption – Whether by use exploration tools, custom development or by adopting cloud based components to your Fiori implementation.

5:00 – 5:20 PM

PT20297

PT403

Platform and Technology Campus

Build Intuitive ERP Screens Quickly and Easily for More Satisfied Users

Tobias Queck will show you how to simplify business processes, increase productivity, and improve user satisfaction with user interface personalization. Explore the latest version of SAP Screen Personas software including the new scripting engine, editor, and global theming. See how more intuitive ERP screens improve performance, scalability, and usability.

Speaker: Tobias Queck

5:00 – 5:45 PM

PT20294

Platform and Technology Microforum PT406

Humanize IT with Design Thinking

This discussion helps you employ design thinking and create a culture of innovation to solve today’s challenges and position your organization for future success. Explore with peers and experts how to foster creative confidence and find the problems worth solving by employing a design thinking approach to enrich the way people work and live.

Speaker: Andreas Hauser

Thursday May 7, 2015

Time

Session #

Location

Details

8:00 – 9:00 AM

UX1740

S210C

Lockheed Martin

This session focuses on the user experience journey and Lockheed Martin’s use of methodologies and tools to innovate the user centric design process. Learn how the company is shifting its culture to engage users, find usability issues, and resolve them using SAP Personas.

12:00 – 1:00 PM

UX204

S210C

Making SAP’s User Experience Strategy Reality

This session will refine SAP’s UX strategy, explain latest achievements and next steps following the UX roadmap. Key elements from design, applications, tools, technologies & services are put into context. It outlines what your next steps could be and how you can best leverage SAPs offering. This will be illustrated with real customer examples.

2:00 – 3:00 PM

SC1984

S330B

Freescale Semiconductor

Learn how Freescale used SAP Screen Personas to customize and simplify its global procurement business process. The functional team lead for the project will discuss Freescale’s implementation strategy, best practices, lessons learned, and how the company is effectively utilizing Personas today.

2:00 – 3:00 PM

UX143

S210C

NetWeaver Business Client 5.0, SAP Fiori, SAP Screen Personas

Learn about the cool new features available with the latest version of SAP NetWeaver Business Client 5.0 & SAP GUI 7.40. Get demos of the recent highlights and how to use it together with SAP Screen Personas to boost the user experience for your end users.

1:30 – 1:50PM

IN20701

Industries Demo Theater IN101

Mining – Simplify and Improve the Commodity Sales Process

Enhance the contract-to-cash process in mining (Energy and Natural Resources). Use the SAP Screen Personas software and the SAP Fiori user experience to promote positive attitudes in users. Explore ways to simplify complex commodity pricing rules and gain new insights into sales contracts by using the SAP Commodity Management solution.

2:30 – 3:00 PM

20290

Platform & Technology Theater 3

Modernize the User Experience to Unlock Business Value

Help users deliver business results with a personalized, responsive, and simple user experience (UX). Discover how Mahindra & Mahindra is implementing SAP Fiori UX across its organization. Understand the business value of UX to improve productivity, increase user adoption, and decrease training costs.

4:30 – 5:00 PM

25128

Platform & Technology Theater 5

Disney

Optimize Employees’ Experience with Human Resources

Create a personalized experience to engage and inform employees. Hear how The Walt Disney Company supports employees with anywhere, anytime access to pay stubs, time sheets, and approvals with the SAP Fiori user experience. Meet employee expectations with a holistic, intuitive experience that increases loyalty and improves satisfaction.

Every day

Time

Session #

Location

Details

Show floor hours

21255

PT402

Innovate the User Experience with New Technologies

Implement a great user experience (UX) for your business users. Learn about UX tools and technologies, such as SAP Screen Personas software, SAPUI5, and SAP Web IDE. Understand the design tools, branding options, and deployment possibilities. Learn how UX technology can empower your business.

Show floor hours

21253

Discover the SAP Fiori User Experience

Meet the expectations for a personalized, responsive, and simple user experience (UX) for business software. See how SAP Fiori UX works across devices and lines of business. Learn about design guidelines, the latest enhancements, and best practices for implementation. Engage with experts to plan your UX strategy and adoption journey.

Show floor hours

21254

Deploy Your User Experience Strategy with Design Services

Humanize business software by focusing on end users. Bring design thinking and a culture of innovation to your team. See how user experience (UX) design services from SAP can help analyze your UX use case, identify business value, and deliver an implementation road map. Empower your business to discover, design, and deliver user-centric solutions.

Show floor hours

24745

Discover the Personalized User Experience in SAP S/4HANA

Get a idea of how a modern, role-based user experience (UX) can simplify your business. See how you can give business users a personalized, responsive, and simple UX across all tasks and devices with SAP S/4HANA.

Hope to see you in Orlando!

Please contact your SAP Account Executive if you want to set up a meeting with anyone from the SAP Screen Personas team.

For the SAP Screen Personas product and User Experience team, Peter Spielvogel.

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