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Follow us on our SAP TechEd journey from the on-premise Portal to digital Portal user experience in the Cloud

The SAP Portal team is ready for SAP TechEd 2017 and looking forward meeting you in Las Vegas, Bangalore and Barcelona. I have been working in the SAP Portal product management team for many years as Product manager and communications lead, and I will also be your social media contact during the event (for more details scroll down to the last paragraph).

In this blog I would like to communicate to you the lectures and hands-on sessions we prepared in our team and I would like to tell you, which content we are going to present in which session. I will also introduce you to our SAP Portal experts, we are sending to SAP TechEd this year.

Our SAP TechEd sessions will take you to a journey from the on-premise SAP Enterprise Portal to a new digital Portal experience based on SAP Cloud Platform.

Note: the session links in the session descriptions refer to SAP TechEd Las Vegas, you find the links for Bangalore and Barcelona in the table below (please scroll).

DX804 Portal Innovations: Road Map for Cloud and On-Premise Portal Products, Lecture

You are a SAP Enterprise Portal customer and you are thinking about your future Portal strategy? In case you are still on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 you will know that the maintenance ends in December 2017 and you are faced with the question: should I upgrade my Enterprise Portal to SAP NetWeaver 7.5? Attending our session SAP Portal Roadmap DX804 might help you to define your Portal strategy.

When you consider about upgrading your Portal, this consideration might also be connected with a decision on the future of your Portal in general. In lecture DX804 you will also learn about SAP Cloud Platform Portal which is a cloud-based portal service (on top of SAP Cloud Platform) for building attractive (B2B/B2C) business sites and extending on-premise and cloud scenarios. You can implement with Cloud Platform Portal innovative, cloud-based scenarios (IoT, S/4HANA and Cloud extensions, Fiori Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics) where the portal service is taking advantage of the agile cloud platform and its services.
At the moment we are already working with customers and support them in the transition of their on-premise Portal to the cloud. You can also visit this page and check out the support you can get for your future Portal strategy. You can also contact our experts at SAP TechEd and discuss with them your use case.

DX262 Experience the Simplicity of Developing Portals on the Cloud, Hands-on Workshop

You already decided to move your SAP Portal to the cloud ? Or you would like to step into this topic? Then join session DX262 to experience hands-on how simple it can be to build portals with SAP Cloud Platform Portal. For enterprises that are going digital, SAP Cloud Platform Portal is a bridge for integrating business apps or business processes and then making them available through an online portal. By using predefined content in SAP Cloud Platform Portal, enterprises have a simple path for integrating with SAP Business Suite applications and SAP S/4HANA.

You could use SAP Cloud Platform Portal for example to build order fulfillment sites, customer support sites, partner portals and much more. At SAP TechEd we will also show you our latest news as the introduction of web content editing and also how we plan to enhanced the product by partner solutions.

DX101 Simplifying Your Implementation with SAP Fiori Cloud, Lecture

You are a SAP Business Suite or SAP S/4HANA customer and you are searching for a simple access to SAP Fiori UX? Then you should consider joining session DX101 and learn how SAP Fiori Cloud simplifies your UX renewal through cloud services.

What is SAP Fiori Cloud? It is providing a cloud-based deployment option for SAP Fiori apps and the SAP Fiori launchpad. It runs on SAP Cloud Platform, while consuming business data from your on-premise SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Suite software.

In the lecture you will also be informed about the latest product highlights, such as that SAP released additional apps and business roles for SAP S/4HANA and SAP Business Suite (see Apps Library). Extended internal and external access point options provide customers more flexibility and secure access to their SAP backend system – consuming the content either inside the intranet only or via internet connection.

DX270 Renewing Your User Experience in the Cloud with SAP Fiori Cloud, Hands-on Workshop

The concept of “Digital User Experience” has been evolving over the past year as UX, design, mobility, collaboration and content services have advanced and consolidated in the cloud. Have you ever considered User Experience in the context of a larger digital strategy of your company?

In this 4-hour hands-on workshop DX270 you will lean how we are bringing together many services and tools under one umbrella, which enterprise customers could use to build a better digital experience for their users. Whether you are running SAP S/4HANA or SAP Business Suite software, join this session to experience the end-to-end flow of renewing your UX with the Build tool, SAP Web IDE, SAP Cloud Platform Portal, SAP Fiori Cloud UX, SAP Cloud Platform OData Provisioning, and SAP Fiori apps.

Location  SAP TechEd Session 
Barcelona DX804
Bangalore DX804

Note for SAP TechEd Barcelona

We are hosting a short session for a small and select group of SAP customers to introduce them to Digital Experience (DX) on Cloud Platform and share some customer experiences on Monday, November 13. DX is a way for you to deliver delightful user experiences (UX) across digital touchpoints. It brings together UX expertise, app development tools, user engagement and integration capabilities to help you deliver unified experiences across all the channels. Optimize business processes for the new digital business models with DX. It will be great if you can join us to learn more, network and share your insights on the topic.

If you would like to attend please send a confirmation mail to Ashruti will also send you more details and the agenda of the event.

Location: Room L7, Hall 8.0, Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue, North Access.

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm.

Get to know our Experts

As in every year, we will send our best SAP Product Managers and Portal experts onsite to SAP TechEd. Don’t miss out on a chance to interact with them in person. You can also contact them before the event for organizing an on-site meeting. Here are the experts for Las Vegas, Bangalore and Barcelona:

Aviad Rivlin ( Director of Product Management and SAP Mentor. You might know him since many year as SAP Portal expert for Enterprise Portal, and also for the new topics Cloud Portal, Fiori Cloud and other SAP UX topics. Aviad is looking forward meeting you in Las Vegas and Barcelona.

Itay Zur ( Senior Director and Manager of the SAP Portal product management team. You can talk with Itay about our SAP Portal (cloud) strategy in Las Vegas and planned partnerships to enhance our products.

Thomas Hensel ( Product Manager for Portal and Fiori Cloud. You can meet Thomas in Barcelona and discuss with him Fiori Cloud and Portal strategy.

Tamar Kolnar ( Tamar is product owner for SAP Cloud Platform Portal, she is looking forward meeting you in Barcelona in our hands-on session DX262 “Experience the Simplicity of Developing Portals on the Cloud”.


Tsafrir Sklarski ( Senior Developer for SAP Cloud Platform Portal. You will meet Tsafrir at SAP TechEd Barcelona in session DX262 and you can discuss with him about developer topics on Cloud Portal.

Murali Shanmugham ( Solutions Advisor helping customers adopt and embrace SAP Cloud Platform to help them find solutions for their current challenges and innovate. You will meet Murali in Las Vegas in our Portal roadmap session DX804, in the Cloud Portal hands-on workshop DX262 and he will also lead our 4 hour hands-on workshop DX270.

Iris Sasson ( SAP Portal product manager with focus on SAP Cloud Platform Portal. Iris prepared for you the SAP Cloud Platform Portal hands-on session and she is looking forward for meeting you in Las Vegas and listen to your input and feedback.

Amir Yahalom ( SAP Portal Software Developer. You can meet Amir at our SAP Fiori Cloud sessions in Las Vegas and you can deep dive with him into technical topics.

Ido Shemesh ( SAP Product Manager Portal & Fiori Cloud. You will meet Ido at SAP TechEd Bangalore where he will be part in most of our sessions.

Shankar Duraisamy ( Product Owner, SAP Cloud Platform Engineering Services. You will meet Sharkar at SAP TechEd Bangalore in session DX101 and DX270.

Let’s get Social

During and before SAP TechEd you can also keep yourself up-to-date by checking our Social Media Channels. I am the person behind these channels and I will keep you up-to-date during the 3 SAP TechEd events.

Twitter: Follow the official SAP Portal twitter account @Portal_SAP!

Hashtags for Twitter: #SAPPortal and #FioriCloud

You can also follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Note: I will update this blog regularly with new information, latest news on our sessions and speakers. Stay tuned!





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