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discover cloud.jpgIs migrating to the cloud best for you and your business? Find out by attending any of the 22 sessions below at SAPPHIRE NOW 2015.

Explore the potential that Cloud can deliver to your business. Hear where businesses are seeing the highest potential returns from cloud that may give your business an edge.

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Speed Innovation in Banking, Insurance, and Capital Markets in the Cloud

05/05/2015

  11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Understand how cloud deployments can help organizations become more agile. Innovate banking, insurance, and capital markets processes, networks, and core operations to expand growth and reduce costs.

Use the Cloud to Jump Start Your Wholesale Distribution Business

05/05/2015

  11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

This discussion highlights how you can deploy cloud technology to accelerate conversion and testing of new content. See how Graybar, a leading supply chain expert, uses the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA, and SAP BusinessObjects BI Universe Connectivity to expedite business.

Bring Cloud and Simplicity to Financial Systems to Achieve Strategic Goals

05/05/2015

  11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Simplify inefficient financial processes to help your finance organization thrive and achieve enterprise-wide goals. Hear from a customer who is using the SAP Simple Finance solution in the cloud to streamline the company’s financial operations, gain nimbleness, focus on the most essential tasks, and get the job done in real time.

Plan Simpler in the Cloud

05/05/2015

  11:30 AM – 11:50 AM

Learn how you can plan better by simplifying financial planning and analysis. See how the SAP Cloud for Planning solution helps by delivering a people-centric user interface, embedded analytics, collaboration capabilities, and powerful modeling, all within a single product.

HP Delivers SaaS ASAP for SAP HANA

05/05/2015

  12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Get started almost immediately with the SAP HANA platform and SAP S/4HANA. And do it in a way that capitalizes on the economic benefits of cloud-based services. Concentrate on running your business, adding world-class analytics, and rely on HP for support and management. Find out just how quickly you can jump-start your business.

The When, Why, and How of Infrastructure as a Service for SAP Customers

05/05/2015

  12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Concerned about rising cost and increasing complexity of IT operations? Wondering if your infrastructure is ready for growth? Get an overview of the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model for SAP applications, what factors to consider when deciding on public versus private, and the key drivers to help your organization adopt an IaaS strategy.

Transform Your Organization with Learning in the Cloud

05/05/2015

  2:30 PM –  2:50 PM

Embrace learning as a culture to outperform your competition. See how learning improves business results, boosts productivity, and increases organizational competitiveness. Hear how SuccessFactors Learning helps learning professionals improve employees’ skills, develop leaders, reduce compliance risk, and better enable external audiences.

Get Comfortable with Cloud Security

05/05/2015

  3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

This discussion reveals how to keep your data safe while moving to the cloud. Engage openly with cloud security experts on any lingering concerns you have about cloud security. Discuss the keys to safe cloud computing with Concur, now part of SAP, and cloud identity management provider Okta Inc.

Manage Global T&E and Find Ways to Reduce Spend

05/05/2015

  3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Maximize your travel and expense (T&E) spend and gain complete visibility into this expense line item. Control spend before it occurs with pretrip approval, help ensure “smart spending,” use set travel allowances, track and recover value-added tax payments, and integrate multiple forms of payments, all on one cloud-based platform.

Develop your own Fiori-like Cloud Applications

05/06/2015

  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In this session, you will learn how-to develop, deploy, and run your own SAP Fiori-like cloud applications using SAP HANA Cloud Platform. The application blueprint provided adheres to the same design and architecture principles as the original SAP Fiori apps, which ensures a consistent look and feel across all SAP Fiori apps (standard and custom).

Build a Business Case and Business Value with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud

05/06/2015

  12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Join Accenture plc and its clients as they discuss the business value of implementing the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. Look into what it takes to develop a winning business case.

How the Cloud Impacts Operations and the Corporate Structure

05/06/2015

  12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Cloud versus on premise is more than just a decision of who hosts your software; there are also many operational considerations. Review how to model leading practices in the cloud and find out how to enhance end-to-end processes while making purchasing more efficient for users.

Collaborate More Effectively with Suppliers

05/06/2015

  1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

This discussion explores best practices for managing suppliers. Find out how gaining visibility into who is really completing your jobs, whether a supplier or a subsupplier, can help reduce your risk. Learn how you can ensure that your supply chain is the best in the market.

Get Connected to Improve Business-Related Spend

05/06/2015

  1:30 PM – 1:50 PM

Manage everything from regulatory compliance and taxes to a secure connection to mobile apps in order to govern your business-related spend. Get connected with the Concur App Center and a growing partner network. Use hands-free solutions for spend management and connection to mobile apps to automatically receive e-receipts.

Equip Your CIOs with the Power of Business Networks

05/06/2015

  2:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Enable your CIO to use business networks to deliver value to your internal customers while reducing development and support costs. Learn how business networks have matured past the original concept of a place for buyers and sellers to transact into full-blown networks that support multiple business processes.

Discover the Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud

05/06/2015

  4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Explore business and IT advantages of moving to the cloud. Learn why a large steel company is taking its data center and its SAP applications to a virtual private cloud. Hear about other cloud migrations involving the implementation of SuccessFactors HR solutions and the use of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions to improve sales.

Succeed with Cloud-Based Travel and Expense Management

05/06/2015

  5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Manage travel and expense (T&E) spend, simplify processes, keep your travelers safe, and capture data from disparate sources. Hear how industry leaders are succeeding with cloud-based T&E solutions from Concur, now part of SAP. Understand the benefits of software-as-a-service versus on-premise deployment, and improve visibility into total spend.

Grow and Run Simpler in a Complex World

05/07/2015

  1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

This discussion examines decision factors that resulted in a clear business case and ROI for moving core HR solutions to the cloud. Hear why Arizona Chemical Company, with SAP partner EPI-USE Systems Ltd., chose the SuccessFactors Employee Central solution to manage the company’s growing workforce needs and deliver new stakeholder value.

Find Out If Your Business Is Ready for the Cloud

05/07/2015

  2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This discussion explores the key factors to keep in mind when considering a move to the cloud. Learn if your business is “cloud ready” to move to the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. Understand the initial steps you should take when planning for the migration.

SAP’s Commerce and Loyalty Solutions are Going Cloud: Current State of the Product and Future Roadmap

05/07/2015

  3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Learn how SAP is building a new solution for commerce and loyalty management in the cloud leveraging a modern micro services architecture. Understand how you can extend your existing investment into CRM and hybris to benefit from this. We will share live demos of current developments and invite you to engage in co-innovation for future roadmaps

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Explore Procure-to-Pay Processes in the Cloud

05/05/2015

  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Give your procurement team a broad set of procurement capabilities in the cloud, including a user-friendly shopping experience and intuitively configurable dashboards and reports. Understand how you can streamline and minimize spend on uncataloged items. Improve the procurement experience with Ariba procurement solutions.

Reimagine Your Business with the Internet of Things

05/05/2015

  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Accelerate your road to innovation by moving your applications to the cloud. Reduce IT costs, streamline your IT landscape, and help IT and business departments to be responsive partners using the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service.

Special Interest Activity:

Ice Breaker Reception

05/06/2015

  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Minus 5, Pointe Orlando


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