A free virtual seminar focused on best practices for maximizing SAP ROI
This day long virtual event features expert presentations, live panels and expert networking opportunities to help you make the most of your SAP environment. We'll cover the hottest topics in SAP right now – including business intelligence, virtualization, master data management and mobile technologies. Learn simple tips that you can start implementing immediately and get unbiased advice for long-term strategy development. At this unique online event, go beyond the hype and get insight into the latest technologies and best practices you can use to improve operational efficiency in SAP environments.
For more information, check out the agenda below.
9:00 AM EDT
Take this time to set up your user profile, bio, and contact details to maximize the incredible networking opportunities today!
9:30 AM EDT
Session 1: Get your Organization's SAP Mobile Strategy on the Road
Presented by Kevin Benedict, CEO/Founder Netcentric
More and more organizations are mobilizing SAP to improve service and business agility. But mobile SAP deployments require sound planning and design to ensure that they meet business needs effectively – and don’t become a management nightmare for IT. In this session:
• Find out what to consider when mobilizing SAP.
• Learn pitfalls to avoid.
• Get expert insight into trends that may affect your mobile strategy.
10:15 AM EDT
Booth Activity in the Exhibit Hall
Visit our Exhibit Hall to ask questions of today's exhibitors, as well as download resources addressing information governance.
10:30 AM EDT
Session 2: Virtualization, Cloud and Beyond: Optimizing your SAP Infrastructure
Presented by Liz Herbert, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Find out about technologies and methods that can help you cut hardware costs and optimize the performance of your SAP infrastructure. In this session:
• Learn more about virtualization and cloud computing – including small projects that can help
you ‘get your feet wet’ with these new methods.
• Find out when managed hosting might be the right approach for all or part of your implementation.
• Hear more about other emerging technologies that could affect your short and long-term SAP infrastructure planning.
12:00 PM EDT
Networking Lounge Opens, Live Chats, Prize Giveaway
12:15 PM EDT
Session 3: From Middleware to MDM to Data Quality: Improving your SAP Data Management and Integration
Presented by Dan Power, Founder and President, Hub Solution Designs, Inc.
Integrating SAP with other applications and databases has a bottom-line impact, enabling lower margins, higher profits and operational efficiencies. In this session, learn key considerations for your SAP integration strategy. In this session:
• Find out more about how to improve the data quality issues that can plague integration
projects and impact productivity.
• Hear expert advice about how to effectively leverage Netweaver, other middleware and master data management in your SAP environment.
• Learn how to build a business case to get the resources you need for these projects.
1:15 PM EDT
Session 4: Panel Discussion on Key SAP Trends to Watch
Panel Participants include:
Jon Reed, JonERP.com, Ray Wang, Partner for Enterprise Strategy at Altimeter Group
Don't miss this chance to join in the discussion and gain expert insight and candid analysis of the technology trends that could significantly affect your SAP strategy.
2 PM EDT
Session 5: Business Intelligence in SAP Environments: What's Your Next Move?
Peter Scott, Traxion Consulting, Inc., Jon Reed, JonERP.com, Justin Burmeister, SAP Basis Administrator, David Fox, Claricent
Get valuable insight from our panel of outspoken experts into overcoming the unique BI strategy challenges you face as an SAP customer. Should you migrate to SAP Business Objects? How can you make SAP BW perform better? If you organization uses multiple BI systems, how can you consolidate and rationalize systems to cut costs? And how can you optimize your BI program to deliver maximum value to the business? What else should you consider in your BI strategy? All of these and more will be discussed and debated – and participants will be able to pose their own questions to our expert panel.
This was first published in September 2010