In this blog post, you will learn more about SAP Innovation Workshops, the value for our customers, its transition from on-site to the virtual format since this year and which focus topics and related material are available.
SAP Innovation Workshops – From 2018 until now
In 2018, we established a deep dive workshop series under the name SAP Innovation Workshops. These workshops focus on a specific topic (e.g. SAP S/4HANA, Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Hybrid Operations & Cyber Security, Innovation Services, Data Management & Analytics, etc.). The goal is to enable our customers to understand the product portfolio and innovative technologies of SAP. As specifically now, it is more important than ever to help companies to be successful and to respond to changing markets by transforming into intelligent enterprises in the experience economy.
On-site and virtual interaction with our customers
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, customers were invited to join the SAP experts in one of the SAP locations worldwide. The question was how we can ensure high interactivity and how to keep the workshops beneficial and valuable while delivering them virtually.
After the first virtual SAP Innovation Workshops with excellent feedback, we can say we managed to create an interactive set-up where questions can be raised directly to our SAP experts. During brainstorming sessions on a whiteboard, via chat and by speaking up, customers shared their experiences. Context-specific polls throughout the workshops helped to collect additional feedback and to lead a meaningful dialogue. This exchange was highly appreciated. As feedback, customers shared that they have learnt a lot about the latest product and service offerings and innovations from SAP and that they would like to carry out follow up conversations and receive in-depth information about specific use cases.
SAP Innovation Workshops – What customers say
Attendee comments on our workshop focusing on “Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing” are the following:
“The innovation workshop sessions are very valuable, and I have gained a lot of knowledge into the latest business processes in asset management and how SAP is providing the right tools to manage the entire asset lifecycle in addition to SAP-PM in standard ERP.” Seby Manalel, Shell
“We […] see a lot of value from this partnership and would like to continue collaborating around similar opportunities in future.” A retail customer.
We hope that this blog post could give you an overview and aroused your interest in SAP Innovation Workshops.
Take a look at the upcoming workshops in 2020 or browse the available recordings of the past workshops of 2020, 2019 and 2018 here.
Upcoming SAP Innovation Workshops 2020
The upcoming SAP Premium Engagement Forum will focus on “Resilience and Sustainability for Business Success” (October 1-2, 2020).
During the “Intelligent Automation for the Intelligent Enterprise Suite” (October 5-6, 2020) workshop, SAP experts will provide the latest insights into both automation technologies and automated business processes.
This interactive “Innovation powering the Intelligent Enterprise” (October 9, 2020) SAP Workshop offers the opportunity for business and IT representatives to take a closer look “behind the scenes” of various innovation initiatives from SAP as well as selected customers.
In the “Turning data into insights with Analytics and Data Management” (October 13, 2020) SAP Workshop you will hear from SAP experts how ‘Database and Data Management’, ‘Analytics’ and ‘Intelligent Technologies’ components help you to turn data into insights and how the SAP Premium Engagement portfolio can assist you in this journey.
In case of any questions, please feel free to contact Linda Loeffler.