In a few days I’ll be jumping on a plane to Orlando to attend SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference. To provide you with some planning assistance I would like to recommend a few SAP service and support related “must-see” sessions. Below is a list of the sessions I’m most excited about.

1) See What’s Next for SAP Solution Manager (Session ID SC20421)

May 6 at 2.30 pm & May 7 at 3.00 pm

Simplify integration from design to operations by centrally managing your software lifecycle. Learn about the strategic direction and planned innovations for the SAP Solution Manager application management solution. Find out how it supports hybrid deployments of cloud solutions from SAP and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

2) Explore Software Deployment Options That Can Help Your Business Run Simply (Session ID SC20429)

May 5 at 1.30 pm & May 6 at 11.30 am

Keep pace with fast-moving innovations with easily consumable software. Learn about a simplified model for deploying SAP S/4HANA on premise, in the cloud, or with a hybrid approach that lets you migrate between the two.

3) Find Your Right Path for Migrating to a Real-Time Business Platform (Session ID SC21389)

May 6 at 1.30 pm & May 7 at 9.00 am

Get ready to become a real-time business. Learn how to migrate to the SAP HANA platform. Examine the pros and cons of various approaches. Get an inside look into the associated timelines. Understand how upgrades, ABAP customizations, and Unicode affect your migration planning. Demystify SAP HANA and learn how to simplify, accelerate, and innovate.

4) Beat Complexity to Maximize Competitive Advantage (Session ID SC20408)

May 5 at 11.00 am & May 7 at 3.30 pm

Unlock your company’s full potential with successful and sustainable innovation. Learn how the innovation control center, with the SAP Solution Manager application management solution, focuses on designing and creating solutions to SAP standards. Hear how it maintains the pace of innovation while reducing costs through project and gap management.

5) Convert IT into a Value Center (Session ID SC20411)

May 6 at 3.00 pm & May 7 at 4.00 pm

Demonstrate the power of IT to create real value rather than costly overhead. Learn how an on-site operations control center can help your company avoid expensive disruptions, increase efficiency, and realize additional business value.

These are my personal top 5 sessions. Please share what sessions intrigue you the most below in the comments section. Hope to see you onsite in Orlando next week!

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