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Severstal on Learning Solutions from SAP Education

Yuri Kandakov from Severstal, a Russian steel and mining company, shared his experiences with SAP User Experience Management application by Knoa during his participation in the Meet Our Customers program at SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid. In this brief video, Yuri gives a few additional highlights, and details what he looks forward …

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First the Innovations, Then the Support

At the Active Global Support area at SAPPHIRE NOW in Madrid, I met with Oliver Huschke. He talked about the opportunities customers had at the event to learn not just about innovations but also about support offerings. https://youtube.com/watch?v=ALqV3w2-TQc

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A View on Learning from Capgemini

In 2012, SAP Education introduced SAP Learning Hub, a cloud-based offering which provides easy access 24/7 to comprehensive and up-to-date learning content on a wide range of SAP solutions – anytime, anywhere – with significantly reduced enablement costs. SAP Learning Hub gives SAP’s partners and customers the flexibility to consume …

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Analytics for All Companies

At SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid, I caught up with Paul Clark to discuss his latest role, and how analytics are applicable to small and medium organizations, including why smaller organizations are often more successful in their BI efforts, and what they need in terms of products. https://youtube.com/watch?v=obS-Id3Wl34

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What Does a Chief of Staff Do Anyway?

I was in the Global Communications area at SAPPHIRE NOW pestering my colleagues to do an interview with me when I spotted Geoff Kerr. I’ve known Geoff for several years and thought it would be interesting to hear him describe his job. After we had finished the interview and turned …

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Serving Up An Ace App

I arrived in Madrid on Sunday morning and went with the social media team to the event location the same afternoon. While scouting the site, we ran into the Global Sponsorhips team, who were reviewing material before the event. My friend and fellow social ambassador Sarah Kellman, a native New …

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Automate GTM programs with Vistex

Vistex, an expanding company, offers solutions designed to enable go-to-market strategies. Founder and CEO Sanjay Shah talks about what customers are seeking and how their businesses benefit from their partnership with SAP. https://youtube.com/watch?v=mtd3AVwl770

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Transforming your business processes with OpenText

The leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), OpenText is a long-standing SAP Partner. Director of EMEA Channels Ankush Korla took time to talk about what customers have been interested in at SAPPHIRE NOW and how their offerings could bring their businesses greater value. https://youtube.com/watch?v=gJaHeqVfA08

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Going mobile with Capgemini

Fernando Alvarez, SVP and global leader of mobile solutions global service line, provides an overview of Capgemini’s latest offerings.  Check out what he has to say about these five mobile offerings, describing the power and reach Capgemini , another SAP Pinnacle Award winner, brings to customers – in this case …

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Maximum Attention in the Lounge

It seems all of the videos I did at SAPPHIRE NOW feature people I know. Not true! But in this case it is. I met Matthias Melich when I first joined SAP ten years ago. We both worked in the Service & Support area. Matthias still does. Here he talks …

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Just What Is Applied Analytics Anyway?

At SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid, I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Jeffries, solution manager for Applied Analytics at SAP. Scott did a great job of clearing up confusion about the use of the term “Applied Analytics” — is it a market trend or a product? where would the content for …

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The Best Event on the Planet

I asked Jonathan Becher to describe the customer experience at SAPPHIRE NOW and to explain how the success of the event is measured. As Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, he “owns” and is responsible for orchestrating all aspects of the event. https://youtube.com/watch?v=L0r9_Lr0at4

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Cartoons for Customers

The title is in no way meant to be flippant. Design Thinking is one of the biggest trends of this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW. I learned from colleague Don Carmichael (a pub quizmaster by the way) that cartoonists and scribes were on hand in the customer interaction area to engage with …

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Busy Day! An Executive Schedule

Yesterday we had an emergency. A journalist from Forbes wanted to capture his SAPPHIRE NOW interview with SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann on video, but didn’t have a camera. My media relations colleague asked me to jump in. I was more than happy, knowing what a professional Oliver is. But, opportunist …

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Are Dashboards Dead?

At SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid, I had a lively discussion with Donald MacCormick, Chief Product and Marketing Officer.of SAP Partner Antiva, about the future of dashboards. The starting point for the discussion was this post by database analyst Curt Monash, “The Future of Dashboards, If Any“ We talk about what “Dashboard” …

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Analytics Roundup at SAPPHIRE NOW

With so much going on about Analytics at SAPPHIRE NOW, it’s hard to give more than a flavor of what’s going on, but here’s a selection. The day one keynote presentations by co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Snabe featured analytics and big data extensively, as one of the “Nexus of …

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Run Better, Faster at SAPPHIRE NOW!

It’s Wednesday, the second day of SAPPHIRE NOW and it probably feels like you’ve been running all over.  Need a breather?  Stop by our SAP Rapid Deployment solutions lounge, put your feet up at one of our tables and get the latest info on some of our can’t miss sessions …

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