SAP Labs CIS: 5th Localization Summit in Moscow
15-years of SAP Russian localization anniversary was celebrated with the 5th Localization Summit in Moscow.
Russian Globalization Services held this event on November 15th as always with a high quality and traditional national span.
In strong cooperation with business towards Digital Transformation
Localization is key differentiator and enabler for business results on local markets. This was clearly highlighted in the introduction video message (in Russian) of Natalia Parmenova, COO of SAP CIS Market Unit and the most important sponsor of localization activities. The keynote session was continued by Andrey Tregubov, GS CIS Localization Lead, showing how SAP presence in Russia and interaction with local business was evolving through the years. Thomas Klaus, GS Chief Architect moved beyond historical prospective and opened the central concept of the event presenting SAP Localization Hub concept and architecture. As a logical conclusion of keynote part 6 customers were awarded for their trusted engagement in co-innovation projects.
Enable and promote SLH
Russian team follows overall SAP GS strategy and pays special attention to SAP Localization/ Translation Hubs. Thomas Klaus kicked-off this topic explaining an approach and technology in general. Further, 4 sessions dedicated to specific topics were held in separate streams. Experts presented FaaS, TaaS, SAP Translation Hub and S/4HANA Statutory Reporting Framework in details providing examples of Russia-related features already developed for SLH Services.
Going deeper and deeper to Innovations
S/4HANA is coming alive with Russian customers. SAP client from the Siberian city Krasnoyarsk (3352km from Moscow) came to the Summit to share their successful S/4HANA implementation experience! There were ‘no place to swing a cat’ in rooms where S4/HANA topics were presented: S/4HANA new release 1610, migration from ERP to S/4HANA, development on SAP HCM platform, and new baseline solution for Russia from Localization Summit General Sponsor SAP Gold partner ALPE Consulting.
Breakthrough in Government Relations
As we achieved great success in co-operation with Russian state authorities, it became another cornerstone of the event. First time we held 3 sessions of different speakers from Federal Tax Service (departments of corporate taxation and personal income tax) and Social Insurance Fund of Russian Federation. They introduced upcoming legal changes, their technological innovations and interfaces for technical and methodology intercommunication with their services.
Internet of Thing coming with HCP
Closing part after all sessions was real ‘kicker’. Team showed a real working example of HCP application opening a door to IoT world for local community. A solution in agriculture industry was developing using all the latest technological innovations and tested with a customer in ‘fields’.
by Andrey Tregubov