SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing Day 2019, was conducted in SAP Labs India campus on 26th September 2019. The event was one of the kind which focused on “Customer meet Development“.
The event comprised of End-to-End coverage on new features and functionality in the manufacturing area and the same was focused as the agenda
Picture#1: Agenda for SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing Day 2019
The event kick-started by a welcome note by Pinki Pachisia and Karthik MK on inviting customer and partners for the event and pitching in the motive of the event to be “Customer meet Development”. Overall agenda was displayed for participants reference.
Picture#2: Welcome Note by Pinki and Karthik
Picture#3: Teams and Topics being managed locally from India.
Stalin A pitched in the coverage of topics that are driven locally from India and how the customers and partners could leverage this situation through this event of Customer meet Development like SAP S/4 HANA Manufacturing Day.
Welcome Note gave way to invite Holger Herrmann, Senior Vice President for SAP Produce area for the Key Note.
Picture#4: Holger delivers KeyNote at SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing Day
Holger invited the participants for the event and started his key note with the SAP S/4HANA advantages and why customers need to consider SAP S/4HANA . He spoke about the advantages and also showed a view, how we as SAP started the journey of SAP S/4HANA and where have we reached now from the initiation. The statistics below shows the success of adaption and how we grow stronger in SAP S/4HANA space year-on-year.
Picture#5: This image depicts the journey and adaption numbers of SAP S/4HANA till date.
Holger in his talk mentioned the future is Hybrid. Having a mix of Cloud and On-Premise setups would be the way forward and for this environment how SAP prepares and works to innovate and deliver stronger feature and functionality to cover both the world’s demand.
Picture#6: Holger mentions Hybrid is the reality and future
Finally the Keynote concluded mentioning why it is vital for End to End scenario to work seamlessly by reducing TCO and TCI and how SAP road-map and topic coverage enables customers from achieving the same without worrying about installing additional third-party components.
Coverage of topics across the horizon was presented in slide before the participation in Lecture and User Testing sessions for topic deep-dives.
Picture#7: Presentation depicting the End-to-End seamless function logic with SAP technology
The Event was split into 3 modes of choices;
- Lecture sessions, which deep-dived into topics with live demonstrations and topic pitch-ins
- User Testings session with UX experts
- Meet the Expert for topic related Q&A
All the modes, were fully packed with full-house participants, which benefited both customers and development colleagues to exchange each others thoughts.
Picture#8: Customers gather to participate in sessions
Picture#8: Holger addressed queries of customers at the event
After a short break the event was open for sessions and tracks, We could see a good representation of people in every session, confirming the organizers that the agenda was very well thought and as per the expectation of customer’s interest.
Picture#9,10,11,12 : Lecture sessions conducted by Topic Experts
Picture#13: Meet the Expert session (Round-table meet)
The day concluded with a mix of full packed lecture, meet-the-experts, designers for UX feedback followed by networking lunch and hi-tea in the evening. The event drew attention to multiple angles starting from rolling out new innovations and developments, collecting feedback from customers and to engage further in upcoming times for ongoing collaboration for a commitment to always excel to provide robust, business fulfilling yet simple to work products for betterment of how businesses run…
“Best Run Businesses Run SAP” , We stick to this commitment and hope to see “SAP S/4 HANA Manufacturing Day” becoming bigger and covering wider horizon of topics in upcoming years to come.
Few statistics from the Event
“Thank you very much for inviting us to the SAP Manufacturing Day event. The event organization was excellent. This was considered beneficial and was very well received by both customer participants.
The event resonated the Spirit of SAP putting “Customer First”. The choice and content of session tracks and our interaction with the UX teams in particular gave us an excellent insight of how ‘user centric’ the products are being developed and the simplification it brings into key customer processes.
We look forward for next Manufacturing Day @ SAP Labs India.
P.S: Message extract (27th September’ 2019) from feedback from Vaspp Technologies, TVS and Sansera
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