SAP Sapphire 2008 Orlando: SearchSAP.com Special Report

This SAP Sapphire 2008 special feature compiles content from SAP's annual user conference in one convenient location.

SearchSAP.com's editorial team is out in full force at SAP Sapphire 2008 in Orlando. Our coverage includes breaking news, case studies and podcasts from the event, as well as news, analysis and tips from our archives. Keep a close eye on this page as SAPPHIRE 2008 unfolds.

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  • ASUG CEO: What's on SAP users' minds:
    We got the chance to speak with Steve Strout, ASUG's first full-time CEO, at Sapphire 2008 in Orlando. He gave us some insight on the current state of ASUG and the happenings of the conference floor.

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  • SAP user chief chats up Sapphire, executive changes:
    To get a preview of what to watch out for at SAPPHIRE 08, SearchSAP.com sat down with Steve Strout, ASUG's first full-time CEO. In this 15-minute podcast, Strout details the hot topics at this year's show, how ASUG is working with Business Objects customers, and what those attending can do to prepare for the show -- also, how those who can't attend can access some of the event's information resources.

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  • Why did you go to Sapphire?
    Sapphire had booths featuring magicians, Guitar Hero, and fancy cars. With all these distractions, people were wandering around aimlessly everywhere. We noticed this strange behavior and had the urge to ask these people what their original goal was en route to Sapphire.

  • Where SAP is going
    One of the general anxieties at this or any other SAPPHIRE is about SAP's strategic direction: "Where is SAP going, and how will it impact me?" A new report from AMR Research's Jim Shepherd offers specific insight into where SAP is going until at least 2013, and offers educated predictions about what's going to happen after 2013.

  • The changing role of the finance organization
    IBM released its Global CFO Study 2008 at Sapphire, with the CEO study to appear soon. IBM's CFO Study, executed in cooperation with The Wharton School and Economist Intelligence Unit, is full of data points that indicate where the finance organization--and, by association, the rest of the enterprise--is going.

  • SAPPHIRE preview: Cool ASUG sessions
    We asked Cyndi Leamon, chief learning officer with ASUG, to give our readers a heads-up on key ASUG sessions at SAPPHIRE 08. Read this post for her insight on the hot ASUG sessions of '08.

  • SAPPHIRE's top 10 sessions
    Here is a preview list of SAPPHIRE's top ten sessions -- not by any objective quality, but by how we see them based on what's hot.

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