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Top Ten Analytics Replays From SAPPHIRE NOW

Here’s my attempt to list some of the key analytics replays available from SAPPHIRE NOW – but there are many, many more available, so please take a look at the full list. 1. Every conference keynote had some key analytics information: Bill McDermott’s panel session with the NBA, San Francisco …

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The Marketing Journey of a 2-Pound Hot Dog

At two feet in length and weighing in at a whopping two pounds (60 cm/1 kilo), the sheer size of this comestible item defies both metrics and Imperial weights & measures alike. But before we dig into this meaty snack at the heart of one of our customer’s presentations at …

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Impressions from a SAPPHIRE NOW Newbie

It was the week after SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG Annual Conference 2013 and it felt like the calm after the months-long storm. And, for me, after my very first SAPPHIRE NOW attendance. I was pretty excited when I learned that I could fly to Orlando to help with our SAP …

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Did you miss something at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013?

Did you have trouble seeing everything at SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando 2013? For me being present at SAPPHIRE is always a bit overwhelming.  I get there before anything is setup and have the opportunity to watch as the show literally comes to life over 48 hours. It is truly amazing to …

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Did someone say HANA at SAPPHIRENOW?

Jay Foard, SAP HANA Services  talks about planning scenarios for SAP Suite on HANA. There are four types of customers: new or existing SAP HANA customers, new or existing SAP Business Suite customers. Jay Foard recommends  taking a holistic view of SAP HANA planning for your business to identify a …

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Scale Up! 3-to-12-to-100 Mobile Use Cases!

JP Finnel, Head of Mobile Strategy for SAP North America discusses how to scale your mobile strategy at SAPPHIRENOW. Companies have a handful of applications and they need to scale up. The goal of scaling is to take 3 used cases to 12 to 100 used cases. At SAPPHIRENOW there …

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Real-Time Value to Customers through SAP Custom Development

Executive Vice President of SAP Custom Development, Klaus Weber talks about mobility, HANA and the cloud. Also, he talks about real-time value offered to customers through SAP Custom Development. Watch the video to hear about end-to-end solution SAP Custom Development is offering to customers. https://youtube.com/watch?v=TG8mV5ZKSfk Francesco Mari, Vice President and …

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Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Pepper Too?

In this short video, Venkat Paruchuri of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group shares his experiences from SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando, and chats with Roberto Omiccioli of Westernacher & Partners Consulting. Partnership was a key theme in Venkat’s conversation: he admiringly states how Westernacher “came to our rescue” and added that his partnership …

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Back from SAPPHIRE NOW 2013

Dear readers, Now that I’ve been back home for a few days, after a bumpy and longer-than-planned intercontinental flight, it seems like the perfect time to share some thoughts and experiences around SAPPHIRE NOW 2013 … before the memories start to mix together. It was an exciting event indeed! Great …

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#Analytics at #SAPPHIRENOW Day 1 Photo Summary

This is Part 2 of my analytics review of SAPPHIRE NOW (go here for part 1) . Where available, I’ve added links to watch the relevant presentations yourself at SAPPHIRENOW.COM (the presentations are being loaded up over the next couple of weeks, so if there’s no link, do a search …

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My after thoughts after SAPPHIRE 2013

Time really flies. A week has almost flown by since SAPPHIRE 2013 began a week ago. Here are some of my after thoughts about the events (these are just my thoughts and they don’t represent the view of SAP) …… 1.     Had a great Q&A session while supporting Connie and …

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Are you small/mid-sized company looking to deploy in only a few weeks?

Check out this video from Todd Idler, SAP SME Product Marketer, about SAP Business All-in-One Rapid Deployment Solution: https://youtube.com/watch?v=3xj2jeNr7LA For more info about the SAP Business All-in-One Rapid Deployment Solution, check out this overview video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=rjK0ClFduu8 For more blogs about SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions at SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando, click here! …

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SAPPHIRE Aftermath

This morning I excavated my backpack to organize the business cards I collected at SAPPHIRE, many of them from customers looking for follow-up information. These cards represent the best part of SAPPHIRE — talking to customers in person instead of by email or phone. When I’m lucky, the cards are …

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Mad Max’s Bike Adventures

I just liked Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) on Facebook. By the time you finish reading this story, you will want to do the same. At last count they had 38,066 likes. Founded by husband and wife team Mads Soegaard and Rikke Friis Dam, IDF is an organization that seeks to …

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Jackie O for Orphans

It’s hard to resist Jackie Montesinos Suarez’s infectious enthusiasm. In a conference room at the Hilton hotel in Orlando, the head of Corporate Social Responsibility for North America is tirelessly welcoming guests to the first service event ever held at SAPPHIRE NOW. Pallets with sacks filled with rice, soya meal, …

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Family Guy in Brazil

I caught up with Diego Dzodan, President of SAP Brazil, on the last day of SAPPHIRE NOW. He was very satisfied after three solid days of customer meetings and interaction with peers. In fact the night before we met, Latin American had hosted its SAPPHIRE party at the Hard Rock …

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SAP’s Got Style

Clearly one of the hottest spots at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando was the retail booth featuring MyRunway app.  With its hardwood floors, boutique-style look, displays of stilettos and accessories, and shiny mobile devices to feature the app – this place was hoppin’! In the 30 minutes I spent at the …

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#SAPPHIRENOW: The Human Face of #BigData

SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando was packed with examples of how Big Data affects all our lives. SAP Executive Steve Lucas was the host of an Intel-sponsored Big Data special interest group meeting at the conference. He kicked off the session by explaining that he considers himself to be an example …

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