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SAPPHIRE NOW, Day 1: Let the Games Begin!

Greetings from sunny Orlando! I’ve just spent a glorious first day at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference and wanted to share some of the experience. I’ll be writing a summary after each day of the conference, with the purpose of netting out what I’ve seen and heard during …

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Sapphire Day 1 – Key Facts for Chemicals

The first Sapphire Conference Day started with Bill McDermott’s keynote, highlighting some quite impressive use cases for HANA – among those were enabling a human genome analysis in minutes instead of month or even years which paves the way into personalized medicine, or real time validation of credit card transaction …

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Focused Brand Management via Supply Chain Visibility

In the wake of devastating tragedies in Bangladesh and Paskistan over the past 18 months, OEMs are developing action plans and mitigation strategies to avoid collateral brand damage associated with poorly run and often dangerously unsafe external contract manufacturers.  During my recent podcast for the IXN (Episode IXN002 on iTunes) …

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Big in Asia

Over the years Andreas Reuther’s career at SAP has grown and grown. He’s always been in Active Global Support, but it was when he had the opportunity to relocate to China that his moment really came. Now a senior vice president of Active Global Support based in Shanghai, Andreas is …

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SAP Support has cut loose at SAPPHIRE NOW

Finally SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference have officially started with an outstanding keynote presentation this morning. After that the showfloor got filled up very fast – no surprise as we’re running the biggest SAPPHIRE NOW event ever! Just in time Our SAP Active Global Support Center within the Services …

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First Day Experience at Sapphire – CISUG Industry Day

After a decent Cappuchino at Starbucks I started my first Sapphire day with attending the Chemical User Group (CISUG) industry day with focus on the SAP Best Practices and All in One Solutions for Chemicals. Frank Kochendoerfer presented the latest Best Practices for Chemicals industry template with 95 business scenarios …

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SAPPHIRE NOW 2103 : May 14-16 : Don’t Miss

One of the SAP Biggest Event with the entire SAP ecosystem in one location is none other than SAPPHIRE NOW. A two days event starts on tomorrow.It will be filled with numerous keynotes, demo sessions, and panel discussions. Over 240 exhibitors and SAP partners will be presenting their new products …

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Behind the scenes at SAPPHIRE NOW

25 years ago, the first SAPPHIRE was held in a Philadelphia hotel conference center with 180 people. Tomorrow we will kick off SAPPHIRE NOW with an expected 20,000 people from 81 countries attending in person and another 80,000 people experiencing the event online. As we put on the finishing touches, …

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Can social media save lives?

This sounds like a fairy tale, doesn’t it?  Not so fast…. But first, let’s take a short diversion.  This is my first post since I left SAP last year and I have to admit it feels a bit strange and nostalgic to be back at SCN. I joined NextPrinciples last …

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Building an audit ready systems environment

There is a lot of buzz around building an audit ready systems environment, especially with the FIAR (Financial Improvement and Audit readiness) regulations. Building an audit ready systems environment is a multi-pronged initiative delivering transaction integrity, audit trails and process controls. To provide some more clarity about these elements: Transactional …

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Analytics Reading for SAPPHIRE NOW

Here’s some background analytics reading to prepare you for all the innovation at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, starting tomorrow with pre-conference trainings. You can watch many sessions online at http://sapphirenow.com SAP HANA, Big Data, and In-memory Dan Kearnen covers SAP HANA at SAPPHIRE NOW and at the show, think about …

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