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Connected, Collaborative & Simple: Highlights from the Business Networks Campus

We live in an increasingly digital and networked world, and nowhere was that more apparent than SAPPHIRE NOW 2015. The message from the main stage to the microforums was clear: disrupt now or be disrupted later.

“As we move forward in today’s digital economy, every single business process that can be automated will be automated.” – Steve Singh, President, SAP Business Network

We only have to look to the examples of Uber, Airbnb, Etsy or sundry other agile, cloud-based businesses to see that disruption is the new reality in every industry. Businesses that embrace the flexibility of cloud technology and business networks are at a major advantage in outpacing disruption in the marketplace.

Nowhere was this more on display than the dozens of customers of Ariba, Concur and Fieldglass—who form the SAP Business Network—onsite at SAPPHIRE NOW sharing their stories of the successes realized through plugging into the digital, networked economy.

Business Network Campus Highlights:

The SAP Business Network Opportunity (replay:


T-Systems uses Concur to turn massive amounts of T&E data into actionable insights and better manage their spend.

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A packed forum listened on intently as AIG discussed the business value of invoice automation, supplier onboarding and an end-to-end P2P process they enjoy through solutions from Ariba.

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Verizon runs Fieldglass to manage its $550M in annual spend on its contingent workforce program that spans 4 continents.

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Catch the replay of Steve Singh’s keynote as he lays out the SAP Business Network vision, future plans for further integration and the role of HANA Cloud Platform and IoT here:

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As SAP CEO Bill McDermott recently wrote:

“My challenge to every CEO: get Networked. The opportunity is real and, as Concur exemplifies, it’s expanding as we speak. Run simple.”

Additional Business Network campus session recordings, interviews and other original SAPPHIRE NOW footage here:

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