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Hitchhiker’s Guide to SAP S/4HANA at SAPPHIRE 2017


Whether it’s your first-time attending SAPPHIRE or if you’re a seasoned attendee, one thing is for sure, with more than 1,000 sessions spread out across 3 days, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos of it all. This blog will hopefully help you see through the confusion and chart your part to the most insightful and talked about SAP S/4HANA sessions.

Here are 10 things you don’t want to miss.

#1. Capture the Business Value of the Digital World with SAP S/4HANA (Tuesday, May 16th at 12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m). Be sure to hear Wieland Schreiner, Executive Vice-President of SAP S/4HANA, and John Rhea, Senior Director of Global Financial Systems at Wal-Mart, discuss how enterprises can extend their applications quickly and with agility to meet market demands using SAP S/4HANA as a stable and reliable digital core, along with the SAP Cloud Platform.

#2. Navigate Through Your Application Landscape Transformation (Tuesday, May 16th at 2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.). Watch Peter Maier, General Manager of Energy and Natural Resources, unveil the SAP Transformation Navigator – a new, self-service cloud tool designed to provide recommendations on an SAP S/4HANA-centric application landscape for products from SAP and partners, including expected business value, integration, services, and impact on licenses.

#3. Want to talk to an expert? Head on over to our SAP S/4HANA Demo Stations in the Business Applications Campus. We have 7 pods covering topics across Enterprise Management, Industry and Core-to-Edge Scenarios, Finance, Digital Supply Chain, Deployment and the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

#4. Stop by to hear our customers discuss their journey to SAP S/4HANA 1610, including the benefits and challenges experienced on the way. Click here to add the Hoerbiger, Katerra, and New England BioLabs sessions to your agenda.

#5. Interested in streamlining back-end financial processes? Then these Dole Packaged Foods, Wal-Mart, Colgate-Palmolive and Nestlé Main Theatre Sessions are for you! For complete details on SAP S/4HANA customer sessions, click here.

#6. Spend 15 minutes and immerse yourselves in the SAP Leonardo Showcase Experience. Learn about SAP’s plans to embrace the Internet of Things, and take the connected products world by storm.

#7. While enroute, plan to stop by the Digital Business Showcase area to see an end-to-end example of how SAP S/4HANA creates business value. Our experts will be ready and able to answer any questions you can challenge them with.

#8. Our SME customers (MannaPro, WEIG, and Hillarys) will be sharing their SAP S/4HANA experience in 20-minute interactive sessions.

#9. Our SAP S/4HANA Demo Theatres (20-minutes) and interactive sessions (40-minutes) are sure to lure in a crowd. Here are three sessions that you’ll hate to miss:

For more sessions, take a look at the S/4HANA sample agenda or the S/4HANA for IT Professionals sample agenda.

#10. Lastly, be sure to talk with your account team about scheduling meetings with existing SAP S/4HANA customers in the Customer Connect Center!

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