#ASUGFOCUS

This sample agenda features recommendations to help you identify key sessions in SAP S/4HANA.

Day 1: Tuesday, Sept. 19
Description
Start
End
Registration
8:00 am
4:30 pm
Breakfast
8:00 am
9:00 am
ASUG CEO Geoff Scott will share his thoughts on the current state of B2B connections and value chains, the challenges and opportunities ahead for SAP customers, and how ASUG will help you navigate the road ahead.
9:00 am
10:15 am
MOD Pizza Leverages SAP S/4HANA Cloud Software to Simplify and Standardize Its Business (SME6001)
MOD Pizza selected SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management Cloud solution as the platform for simplifying and standardizing its processes. By leveraging the cloud edition and implementing best practices, MOD Pizza had a rapid implementation approach with no investment in servers and system administration staff. This presentation will discuss lessons learned that allowed MOD Pizza to include a jump-start phase to tackle key business decisions around organizational structure, material valuation, procurement, reporting, and more.
10:30 am
11:30 am
Lunch
11:30 am
1:00 pm
SAP S/4HANA Real-Time Analytics: Procurement and KPI Modeler (SCM4002)
Eliminate the long cycle of data prep and realize how embedded analytics adds value to your digital enterprise. Consistent user experience across all analytical use cases will help with early adoptions and increase user acceptance and efficiency. Utilize the KPI Modeler to easily create and modify SAP Fiori apps and tiles for Procurement analytics. Measure the effectiveness of your processes in real-time with standard KPIs. Learn how SAP S/4HANA analytics will craft a personal dashboard experience — the fast way. Attend this session to: Process, Evaluate, Visualize, Act – All In One Dashboard, explore the capabilities of SAP Fiori app-based procurement analytics, and customize reports in the KPI Modeler
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Innovating Supply Chain Field Operations Using SAP S/4HANA (SCM4003)
Vivint’s supply chain embodies multi-layered, multi-directional dynamic logistics operations with over 4,500 field service locations, including inventory management, stock transfers, and replenishment. Learn how Vivint, partnering with KPIT, leveraged the power of SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management Cloud to implement warehouse management with hands-free mobile devices and inventory management, integrated in real time with Salesforce.com, Click, Workday, and TechGenie mobile platforms to simplify and innovate field operations and supply chain.
2:15 pm
3:15 pm
Understand and Get More Value from Your SAP Support Investment (SME6004)
Technology is moving so rapidly; we know how difficult it is to stay up to date. Support is no different. Proactive and preventative support is a necessity in today’s world. With SAP Enterprise Support, did you know you have access to virtual training and SAP experts at no additional cost? How about support services to help with upgrade projects or improve business processes? Interested in learning more? Join us to learn about all of these tools that are part of your SAP Support investment.
3:30 pm
4:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Located in Exhibit Hall
4:30 pm
6:00 pm
Day 2: Wednesday, Sept. 20
Description
Start
End
Registration
8:00 am
4:30 pm
Breakfast
8:00 am
9:00 am
There is no doubt that supply chains are changing fast. Dave Malenfant will address the trends, challenges, and opportunities of transforming supply chains to face the digital world. He will look at the impact of disruptive trends that are transforming supply chains from the traditional “push” supply chain to the resiliency of the “pull” supply chain. Dave will speak on how innovation is driving the need to have better customer linkage in all “links” of the supply chain. Supply chain complexity, technology and innovation, and the balanced scorecard will be highlighted as drivers of the new supply chain.
9:00 am
10:15 am
SAP Transportation Management embedded in SAP S/4HANA: What Does This Mean? (SCM3005)
Learn about the latest release of SAP Transportation Management that is embedded in the SAP S/4HANA 1709 release. Hear what features are included in the embedded release and the value they provide to existing and new customers. Get to know what the plans are for future releases of Transportation Management.
10:30 am
11:30 am
Lunch
11:30 am
1:00 pm
Resistance Is Futile: Options for SAP HANA Model Analysis and Visualization in Excel (WD5006)
Despite the abundance of quality SAP business intelligence analysis and visualization tools and the efforts of forward thinking BI practitioners to drive their adoption, the bond between the analyst community and their beloved Excel spreadsheets remains strong. Instead of inviting acrimony, there are ways to accommodate that need while still harnessing the power of SAP HANA-driven solutions. SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for Excel, native connections, and data extraction via Microsoft Power Query are all viable options.
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Deploying SAP HANA, Express Edition: A Step-by-Step Walk Through (SME6007)
Attendees will go through a step-by-step implementation of the express edition of SAP HANA on a virtual machine. Users will learn various configuration options and best practices for deploying the express edition. Attendees will also learn how to deploy and configure connections to SAP HANA studio.
2:15 pm
3:15 pm
Building a Business Case and Road Map for SAP S/4HANA and Digital Supply Chain (SCM4008)
Learn how to mitigate risk and avoid common pitfalls, as well as identify critical performance and process improvements. Build accurate transformation road maps, and hear about which programs at SAP support your success. This session will teach you how to calculate quantifiable ROI, identify potential total cost of ownership improvements, and accelerate your projects.
3:30 pm
4:30 pm
Day 3: Thursday, Sept. 21
Description
Start
End
Registration
8:00 am
12:45 pm
Breakfast
8:00 am
9:00 am
Customer Panel: How ASUG Members are Preparing for the Future Now
In all our discussion of the digital future’s imminent arrival and ASUG’s role as supply chains face the challenges and opportunities that come with it, an important question arises: What are ASUG members doing right now to prepare for the digital future? Join David Wascom, CIO at Summit Electric and a former member of the ASUG board of directors, for a discussion with ASUG customer members about their supply chain innovations, lessons learned, and road maps for how SAP and ASUG fit into the future of supply chain at their organizations.
9:00 am
10:00 am
Visualize Digital Transformation Using the Internet of Things (SCM4009)
The Internet of Things continues to disrupt the supply chain industry, creating avenues for increases in productivity and customer satisfaction, and developing new revenue streams.
10:15 am
11:15 am
Transforming Business with Digital Analytics and Data Conversion Strategies (SCM4010)
In the world of decreasing gross margins, the importance of supply chain visibility cannot be overstated. At Cardinal Health, we modeled a solution providing unique inventory snapshots for complex processes across multiple business streams, resulting in breakthroughs in inventory control and discounts. During data conversion, when more than 30 percent of the legacy SAP Upstream Operations Management was being changed, our “Standard Price Rounding Error Mitigation solution” resulted in Zero Price Variance, an industry benchmark.
11:30 am
12:30 pm
Conference Ends
12:30 pm
12:30 pm