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The Shocking Truth Behind Bots At Work

Many of us are comfortable talking to conversational chat bots for reminders, the latest weather or news, directions to the closest restaurant, and other daily tasks. Now AI-powered digital assistants are poised to make workplace processes just as shockingly easy. During the next three years, IDC predicts that seven of …

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Point of View SAPPHIRE NOW 2017

Last week I was in Orlando to attend my first SAPPHIRE event, and I was quite overwhelmed to see the amount of enormous invaluable knowledge floating around there…Before, the start of the event I had a mixed feeling where I was excited to be a part of such a global …

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Actions speak louder than words: Why not now?

I like the SAP Opening Keynote with Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP SE from 2017 SAPPHIRE NOW because of its focus on The Urgency of Doing. In fact, I had come to a similar conclusion and inspired by the excellent blog SAP Leonardo “Reloaded” – Unifying People, Process and Technology to …

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My #SAPPHIRE Now 2017 recap, focus #S4HANA Cloud

Coming back from very exciting days @SapphireNow conference still buzzing from the energy I experienced in all my engagements with our customers and partners. This was a very strong year for #S4HANA Cloud at Sapphire, because the market for cloud to speed up business transformation is exploding. And I am thrilled …

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Takeaways from 2017 SAPPHIRE NOW

In my previous blog What to expect from 2017 SAPPHIRE NOW I listed the questions that I would have expected to answered during this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW. As it turned out, these were in fact all topics covered either already during the key notes or in individual sessions later: Greenfield …

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Selected Impressions from SAPPHIRE NOW 2017

SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 has started this morning. Great job by Bill McDermott, Bernd Leukert, and others in kicking off the event with a very amusing keynote presentation. Thereafter we’ve seen an extremely busy day one where most of the sessions were pretty packed. Customers and partners are obviously thrilled to …

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Highlights from #SAPPHIRENOW Day One Keynote

SAP’s annual SAPPHIRENOW user conference kicked off with a bang, with over 20,000 people onsite in Orlando Convention Center and many more watching the live webcast. SAP CEO Bill McDermott started by addressing a topic that has been in the news: “I hear that indirect access is causing some anxiety …

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Top 5 Picks to do at Sapphire for all things Finance

It is that time of year again, Sapphire NOW! will kick off next week in Orlando, Florida. Preparations are nearly complete, travel arrangements made and soon the show floor will be open. Surprisingly the pace of change is still accelerating; transformation due to digitalization is being seen across all industries …

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Calling openSAP users headed to SAPPHIRE Now!

It’s almost time for SAPPHIRE Now 2017 and if, like me, you’re headed to Orlando for the biggest SAP event of the year, I’d love to meet you! For those of you that don’t know me yet, I’m Michaela Laemmler, Global Head of openSAP – SAP’s Enterprise MOOC platform. Since …

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The Three Pillars of Innovation

  Only a few days left before SAPPHIRE NOW 2017! This year’s event will focus heavily on helping customers navigate digital disruption. After all, digital disruption is happening everywhere and companies must get on board or face competitive obsolescence. However, companies must go above and beyond evolving business processes and …

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EC US and Global Benefits at SAPPHIRE 2017

Dear all, I am the Product Manager for EC US and Global Benefits. If you are looking to understand the SAP Successfactors’ Employee Central Global and US Benefits solution better, I would be happy to meet you at SAPPHIRE 2017. We have lots of exciting stuff coming for EC US …

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