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Run better in just weeks?

Hello to everyone following SAPPHIRE NOW www.sapandasug.com  in Orlando.  I have a question for you:  Would you like to run better in just weeks?  If so then I feel that SAP’s Rapid Deployment solutions (or RDS for short) are a must add to your SAPPHIRE NOW Agenda.  To start, it …

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Let’s Talk Services Strategy at SAPPHIRE NOW

I recently had a chance to meet with the Services Marketing team in Newtown Square, PA (SAP’s HQ in the US). I’m new to the group so it was a really great learning experience for me to better understand the world of SAP Services. Now before you disregard marketing folk, …

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SAPPHIRE NOW Cloud Campus: 6 Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

I’ll be at SAPPHIRE NOW from Orlando this year, and, like most attendees, I’m planning my agenda. My home base will be the Cloud Campus, featuring 5 topics: Application Services (which also feature solutions from our partners) SuccessFactors Solutions Collaboration Services Cloud Technology The Cloud Campus offers demonstrations and discussions …

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Sample Agenda for Finance

The agenda builder is a great place to select and keep topics for your own personal agenda at SAPPHIRE NOW. Here’s a sample agenda for finance folks, taking selections from the Analytics and Run Better campuses. Feel free to adapt this one to build your own! Session ID Title Session …

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Sample Agenda for Analytics

The agenda builder is a great place to select and keep topics for your own personal agenda at SAPPHIRE NOW. Here’s a sample agenda from the analytics campus. Feel free to adapt this one to build your own! Session ID Title Session Type Day, Time Location Monday 8745 Join the …

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Analytics Training Before SAPPHIRE NOW

Need training? Want to go Deeper on Analytics Products? Right before the joint SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference kicks off, there is a series of full-day and half-day training sessions available under the name of “ASUG InDepth: Pre-Conference Seminars.” For analytics there are four sessions that caught my eye: …

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Technology Innovation at SAPPHIRE NOW: SAP HANA

In my second post of my SAPPHIRE NOW blog series I’d like to have a closer look on the agenda with you. Given the vast spectrum of technologies being showcased and test-driven at the Technology Innovation campus (see my previous blog post for more details),  it sounds like a good idea to serve …

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Boarding Call for Technology and Innovation to SAPPHIRE NOW from Madrid!

http://events.news-sap.com/boarding-call-for-technology-and-innovation-to-sapphire-now-from-madrid/steiner/In this first of a series of pre-SAPPHIRE NOW blog posts, I face the challenge to talk about two very sensitive topics: innovation and myself. Why “sensitive“? Well, the first term – innovation – seems to have suffered from overuse lately, and probably finds itself sitting right there on the …

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Reason No. 4,378 Why Mobility is Big

By now we all know that mobility was one of the big stories this week at SAPPHIRE NOW. This is easy to understand. Smartphones and tablets are innovative, great for demos and becoming increasingly adopted in the enterprise. I’d like to add one more (tongue in cheek) observation to this list. The biggest thing I’ve noticed while walking the exhibitor floor …

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Mobile BI demo from SAPPHIRE NOW

Mobility and Business Analytics are of course two of the major themes at SAPPHIRE NOW this year. While I was on the show floor I tracked down colleague and friend Nic Smith (Director of Marketing for Mobile Analytics) to show me a demo of Mobile BI solutions from SAP. Here’s the video below.  

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Attending SAPPHIRE NOW – Live!

In Memory, Mobility and the Cloud As many of others SAP fanboys I wasn’t able to be in Orlando for this great event. A few friends where there as my eyes and ears and this was the way I tried to do my part during the event, getting it live. …

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BPX Journey – A Tale of Certification

Not so Long ago, in a place near you This story begins in late 2010. After digesting the contents of many deep Teched 2010 sessions it’s  a natural tendency to start wondering about the hot topics for the coming years and what would be the next SAP’s innovation cycle. Even …

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Marking First 100 Days of Their Co-CEO Tenure

Marking First 100 Days of Their Tenure as Second Day of SapphireNow Begins Two dynamic-looking leaders take the stage of SAP’s SapphireNow 2010, simulcast in Frankfurt/Orlando.  One co-CEO on each of two different continents.  Two unique styles.  Two component parts of one unified strategy and message.  Welcome to the era …

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Breakfast With Marge Breya at SapphireNow

My “Day Two” at Sapphire began at bright and early at 7:00am with an invitation to “the 2nd annual Women’s Executive Leadership Breakfast offering a unique opportunity to leverage the combined power of women among an elite group of leading cross-industry business executives” and also began by my extending an invitation …

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Day One at SapphireNow Orlando – Quick Picks

What I Read   Jim Spath- Monday – #ASUG2010 #SapphireNow Dawn to Dusk Show Gretchen Lindquist- The specified item was not found. Dennis Howlett – SAPPHIRE day 1: the wrap Dennis also consolidates the Sapphirenow Tweetstreams Tom Raftery writing about the new SAP Sustainability Report Sandy Kemsley writes about her …

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Community IRL at SAPPHIRE NOW

Join SAP EcoHub and SAP Community Network at SAPPHIRE NOW — Either Virtually (Online) or In Real Life (IRL) in Orlando or Frankfurt With SAPPHIRE NOW coming up next week, co-located with the ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando and simultaneously in Frankfurt, I wanted to give you a heads up on …

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SAPPHIRENOW Online Event Details Now Available

I am happy to reveal more details about the third leg of the SAPPHIRENOW experience this year, an option that will allow those of you who cannot attend the Orlando or Frankfurt events in person to view a large portion of the event’s keynotes, panels and presentations via the on …

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