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SAPPHIRE NOW 2016: Hear How Customers Are Driving Finance and Digital Transformation

SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 is just around corner and I can tell you being 18 year veteran attending this event it is truly the most exciting time of year in the the professional calendar for me.  Over the course of the last 2 decades I’ve seen an amazing evolution of customer’s needs and innovations to run their business and finance organization better.  This year more than ever our customers are going through a revolution that brings together a perfect storm of mega trends.  These trends include the explosion of big data, a shift to the millennial work-style and digitalization, all of which are setting the foundation of thousands of finance transformation projects.

This year there will be an abundance of well known customers presenting on how they are ahead of the curve and increased their finance organization’s influence across the enterprise by capitalizing on these mega trends.  You will hear and see how SAP S/4HANA Finance provided innovations that helped these customers on their path to becoming a digital finance enterprise. 

Just 2 short years ago at SAPPPHIRE NOW 2014 we unveiled SAP S/4HANA Finance (under its formerly known name Simple Finance) letting the world know what the possibilities can be with SAP and the latest technology innovations.  Then last year at SAPPHIRE NOW 2015 we highlighted the early adopters of SAP S/4HANA Finance. 

This year at SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 we are coming full circle by showing the maturity and widespread usage of these solutions across some of the most well known companies all over the world.  Additionally these customers stories address the entire spectrum of the finance organization including planning, forecasting, analysis, accounting, closing, treasury, cash management, operations, travel management, governance, compliance disclosure and reporting.  Here are just a small sample of well known customers speaking about how SAP is helping enable their finance and digital transformation:

New York Life Insurance Co: highlights their finance transformation using SAP S/4HANA Finance and how the company is now benefiting (link to session)

Siemens: shows how they are using SAP S/4HANA Finance to drive massive process efficiency (link to session)

Heineken International: presents how they lowered their cost of Finance with SAP’s shared services solutions (link to session)

Gerdau S.A.: discusses transforming massive amount of T&E data into meaningful enterprise-wide business insight (link to session)

Citrix: discusses preventing cyber terrorism with innovations in GRC solutions (link to session)

Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED: shows how they are leveraging SAP Business Planning and Consolidation on SAP HANA to sustain its rapid growth (link to session)

Have a look at this summary of what you can expect to see, learn and network with other finance professionals and executives on in the 100+ Finance sessions and presentations at SAPPHIRE NOW 2016!


If you haven’t done so already Register now and so you can take part in this opportunity to learn from and network with your peers.  I look forward to seeing you in Orlando in a few weeks!

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