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Brian Wamwenje
Brian Wamwenje
Head of Technology, Proto Energy (KEN)
Karen Chirico
Karen Chirico
Sr. Director IT Finance, Honeywell International (USA)
Iver van de Zand
Iver van de Zand
Global Head Analytics & Leonardo Presales, SAP (BEL)
Ross Metcalfe
Ross Metcalfe
IT Service Manager, Christchurch City Council (NZL)
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Integrations: Hate it, Love it, Live with it!

In today’s world of exponential change, a one-solution-fits-all type of approach to business systems is impossible, and so integrations remain a critical component. As business stakeholders, what should we consider in performing an integration? The session will seek to share experience on how to maintain control of your business process in an integration scenario. The session will look at success factors and possible challenges in an integration journey.

Integrate a Path to Success

With the adoption of SAP HANA as SAP’s Digital Core, the SAP landscape has undergone a metamorphosis of sorts. In this era of digitalisation, some facts remain, SAP “ecosystem” is complex; users need a strong understanding of the integration options available with their specific instance of SAP in order to create a solid strategy for their SAP integration. The session will look at Proto Energy’s integration journey as we seek to share our learnings on developing an integration strategy, options of SAP Integration Technologies and Interface, and approaches to SAP Integration.

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Using Agile Methodology to Facilitate Business Adoption & User Experience

An Agile Mindset is the differentiator between “Doing Agile” and “Being Agile”. Using an Agile framework accelerates delivery of the initial business value through a process of iterative planning and feedback. Learn how “Being Agile” facilitates business adoption and user experience.

This presentation will discuss what Agile is, the 12 principles of Agile, what MVP is, and how to drive business adoption and user experience.

Automating HR Processes through Robotics Process Automation (RPA)

Many HR business processes still require significant manual effort and can consume hours of employee time each month. Robotics Process Automation (RPA) can help take these manual steps out of the hands of employees and provide consistent, efficient, reliable, and timely outcomes. In this session, you will hear Honeywell International’s approach to enable RPA, develop infrastructure, organisation, governance and enable end users to develop BOTs.  This presentation discusses the pros and cons of RPA, security, and auditability; various RPA processes that Honeywell has enabled; and the results realised from reducing manual labor and cycle times to increased consistency.

Standardising, Streamlining & Automating Controls, Honeywell’s “One View of Risk”

Honeywell has leveraged SAP GRC Process Controls and Risk management to drive standardisation of controls and processes, improved efficiency, reduced costs and increased organisational risk visibility “One View of Risk”. You will learn the importance of automation, three lines of defense, Enterprise Risk Management, automated monitoring, manual control performance and interactive Adobe forms as an enabler.

Learn how Honeywell is using SAP GRC to develop a centralised “single source of truth” repository of risks, controls, policies, and survey data; get tips on how to get the right organisational commitment and demonstrate the ROI. “How to get the right people to care.”; learn the strategy and process on how Honeywell built their GRC roadmap; hear about the key functionalities used: CCM, Policy Management, ERM, MCP and surveys to internal and external parties for multi regulations; and view the use of Interactive Adobe Forms and how it can streamline your user experience.

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Modern Analytics as an Enabler for Innovations: Winning Your End Users

In this Keynote, Iver will explain what it takes to really make your end users adopt the analytics platform in an enterprise. You will learn what it takes to make analytics insights meaningful and successful. Iver will highlight how today’s SAP Analytics Strategy compliments this approach.

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When a Cloud Implementation Doesn’t Go According to Plan – Turning it Around

Christchurch City Council embarked on their digital strategy with a HANA Enterprise Cloud implementation at the start of 2018. It was the first step as part of the organisation’s roadmap to create a foundation for a modern digital platform to take us through the next decade. It was a key element for our goal of a financial transformation.

The project was on track, right up to the last minute. What seemed like a straightforward and well-practiced implementation suddenly didn’t go according to plan. A production outage stopping us in our tracks. Effecting the whole Council and all the city’s ratepayers.

As performance problems persisted, this is the story of how the Christchurch City Council and SAP NZ worked together to achieve a unified recovery. By not being afraid of the hard conversations and accepting open and honest feedback both ways. This session will share advice and tips on overcoming implementation setbacks and turn implementation challenges into a positive outcome for the business.

Not every Cloud has a silver lining, therefore we will dive into what to look out for, approaching cloud implementation projects, the importance of the SAP relationship, as well as how we are applying our lessons learned in the next project.

Our Journey to SuccessFactors Performance Management & Goal Management

Follow Christchurch City Council's journey with implementing PM&GM. We have reached the end of our first year. Ross will take you through the perspective of the IT manager responsible for implementing the solution, but also as a manager reporting monthly on our KPI's with Goals and running a team of 15 with Continuous Performance. What has it been like and what have we learned.

Using a Sports Approach to Deliver Team Success in IT

Discover how Ross used a sports approach to turn around a record low team engagement score to the department high in less than a year. Culminating in delivering an SAP system upgrade in record time and $150k under budget. Following what he learned at a Mastering SAP conference, the team has been transformed, but there were learnings along the way.

Rob Makinson
Rob Makinson
SuccessFactors / SAP HR Architect, RKM Consulting (AUS)
Reggie Goco
Reggie Goco
Manager xSuite Solutions, West Coast Operations & SAP Senior Consultant, xSuite Solutions Inc. (USA)
Ingo Hilgefort
Ingo Hilgefort
Chief Product Expert, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Canada Inc. (CAN)
David Bann
David Bann
Managing Director, K5 Business
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Employee Central: Key Considerations for Moving your HR Processing to the Cloud

Employee Central is the core HR platform for SuccessFactors. Are you considering moving your HR processing to the Cloud? Are you nervous about separating your HR and payroll platforms? Are you preparing a business case, but still not sure what you need? Gain key lessons from those who have gone before you! Hear a variety of customer experiences, their insights and lessons learned when implementing and running Employee Central. Join us and hear real stories from your customer community, so you may learn and be better prepared when you move HR to a cloud solution. The presentation will cover considerations in the areas of implementation, business transformation, processing, integration, and support.

Taking Off: Jetstar’s Payroll Transformation with Employee Central and Outsourced SAP Payroll

In 2017 Jetstar rolled out a new payroll solution throughout its business incorporating an Employee Central and outsourced SAP payroll solution. Hear the journey through those who participated in the project and support the solution today. Gain key lessons from those who have gone before you! Join us and hear a real story from your peers, so you may learn and be better prepared when you move payroll to a cloud and outsourced solution. The presentation will cover considerations in the areas of implementation, payroll testing, BAU processing, and support.

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Still Dealing With Paper Work? Come to the Cloud & Enjoy A Paperless Organisation TODAY!

In this session, you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of having everything stored in the cloud. You will experience the freedom that it brings and the return on investment, as digitising your organisation can actually give you money back toward your bottom line. It’s not just a cost, it’s a cost that keeps giving back. You'll learn how it will save you time, money and resources on a daily basis from the moment you go live on day one.

What Do You REALLY Need To Do To Lead?

If the objective is to succeed – what exactly can you do on a daily basis to lead your team to success? I will speak about how to overcome challenges within a massive organisation, adjusting to culture, defining a culture and really getting leadership on board on how to buy in to implement a project using the right partner. Every time you have a project or an implementation, there are a lot of things that come with it which involves the managing of the relationships between the partners and the business. I will describe how you overcome the dilemmas encountered within the organisation, as each side has their strengths and weaknesses too - how do you balance both?

How Dole Packaged Foods Automated its Accounts Payable & Sales Order Process in S/4HANA

Have you ever wondered where the hell did the S/4HANA “lightning speed” go? How come I’m still processing invoices manually? How come I’m still dealing with a ton of paperwork? Come to this session to learn how Dole Packaged Foods took S/4HANA’s “lightning speed” and converted it into their day-to-day business operations. Key take away: That there is a light at the end of this tunnel and that all the money, time and effort you’ve invested to be in ECC6 or much more, to be in S/4HANA, can be transitioned over to affect real-life business scenarios and ultimately, make you happy.

In this session, we will deep dive the thought process of how to strategically select the right partner, not just for A/P Automation or Sales Order Automation, but for any implementation. I will also share insights into the CIO conversations and strategies we used to get the most out of each vendor (transforming vendor negotiations) and show you the actual solution live.

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Using SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud Application Design for BI Self-Service

In this session, you will learn how a company could leverage SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud Application Design as an environment to create a self-service BI environment for their consumers. You will learn about the steps that are needed to create a self-service environment and where the current limitations are by using SAP Analytics Cloud for creating such self-service environment. This presentation will first focus on outlining which components and then outline the required steps to create such an environment

SAP BW/4HANA - DWH in the Decade of Agility

SAP BW/4HANA has gained a lot of momentum in the last two years and a lot of interesting implementations have gone live by now. This session describes various categories of implementations seen at productive customers, ranging from classic enterprise data warehouses to lightweight, agile data platforms built with SAP BW/4HANA, and analyses them according to today's most urgent business and IT requirements.

Business Analytics Workshop: Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Design

This full-day hands-on workshop will provide customers with an overview of SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building capabilities. Attendees will learn which role SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building can play as part of their overall SAP Landscape and how they can integrate with their existing on-premise and cloud-based data sources.

You will have the opportunity to directly work with SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Cloud Analytics App Building in combination with SAP BW and SAP HANA and create live a variety of dashboards.

Attendees will learn :

  • How to integrate SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building into their existing SAP Landscape
  • How to leverage on-premise and cloud-based data sources
  • How to use SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud App Building to create compelling visual stories on-premise and in the cloud
  • How to use advanced options in SAP Analytics Cloud
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Data Privacy Compliance: Anonymising Data in SuccessFactors

SAP has categorically stated that they do not support the storage of personal information in their non-productive data centres. The POPI Act is around the corner and GDPR is live and relevant to many companies.

One aspect of compliance is protecting personal information in non-productive systems. We will look at how we can anonymise or scramble data in SuccessFactors, and discuss the following:

• SAP’s stance on personal information in non-productive datacentres

• Incorporating data scrambling into your system refresh strategy

• The impact that scrambled data has on replication and integration with SAP Business Suite

• The impact of scrambled data on effective testing

Raquel Seville
Raquel Seville
SAP Mentor, Thought Leader & Author (JAM)
Robert Shoemake
Robert Shoemake
Lead BI Visualization Engineer, American Non-Profit (USA)
Jason Sprunk
Jason Sprunk
Director, Global Revenue Management Operations & Process Excellence, Rockwell Automation (USA)
Lungile Mginqi
Lungile Mginqi
VP Applications SAP Services & Functional BRM, Sasol Limited
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Stories Crush Statistics: The Missed Opportunities in Research & Analytics

Some research and census data is typically presented in tables with paragraphs and lengthy details, the story gets lost and is hardly ever told. Roughly 66% of South Africans are under 35, and if we look in the Caribbean, 58% of Jamaicans are under 35, 54% of Trinidadians, 58% of Bahamians and the list goes on. However, when we look at the US, less than 30% of the population is under 35, yet the stories told are that millennials are disrupting industries, transforming politics, and pioneering the future. The reality is that stories beat statistics and there are several missed opportunities when some stories are left untold, while others run wild.

Tips & Tricks to Overcome Poor BI & Analytics User Adoption

We are increasing investment in analytics tools, people and processes, yet we may still be experiencing low user adoption and buy-in. ROI is not easy to measure for analytics and BI investments, however, there are ways that will help us to see tangible outcomes and build strong use cases for future investments. Come to this session to learn the tips and tricks to overcome low adoption and build high output.

Panel Discussion: Innovation, Digitisation and the Future of Business Intelligence

Join this interactive session to glean insight from a panel of experts about business innovation, digitatisation and the future of business intelligence. This session will afford you the opportunity to have some of your pressing questions answered.

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Small Team, Big Impact – How the Marketing Operations and Data Sciences Team is Helping Shape Analytics at an American Non-Profit

This session will be devoted to showing how our small but mighty team is branching out from marketing and impacting all areas of an American non-profit. By using effective visualisations and timely analysis, the team is making inroads to the executive suite. Topics will consist of our visualisations in multiple arenas including Social Media and Communications, Biomed Collections and Surveys, Internal Marketing, and Customer Service.

Mission Critical Tools – Utilising SAP BusinessObjects Tools to Improve Donor Interactions with an American Non-Profit

This session will be devoted to seeing how an American non-profit leverages different tools across the SAP BusinessObjects suite to better serve our constituents across multiple lines of business including Consumer Fundraising, Biomed, and Humanitarian efforts. By utilising strong constituent-centric universes, we deliver insights and analytics to key personnel for better and more informed decisions.

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The Human Advantage: Experiences From the Front Lines of a Rapidly Evolving Digitally Transformed World

RPA, AI, ML – all buzzwords in today’s rapidly evolving digital world. How do you take advantage of these new toolsets to improve your organisation and also balance the need for productivity with the need for compelling and impactful work? Join me for tales from the trenches of real-world experiences deploying bots and modern digital platforms and learn about the decisions you’ll face as you dive into the deep end of the digital transformation pool. Hear how our humanness will be the differentiator in driving both employee productivity and employee engagement in the digital world of today and tomorrow.

Meet Our New Employee: Jane Bot. The Real & Demystified World of RPA

Change, Evolve or Get left behind. The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again. Learn about my experiences with a rapid deployment of RPA intended to deliver both productivity and improved work impact. Topics will include understanding a process automation maturity model concept, best practices for RPA use, and practical tips and tricks for what to do and not to do with robotic process automation.

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How to Transform a Large IT Enterprise of a Power Company

A typical large power company has legacy-based IT that has not seen significant modernisation in the past 15 -20 years. So where to start with the transformation, as these organisations have not tapped into the full potential of the new tools and technology because management’s thinking has not evolved as quickly as the technology. All pure IT4IT inspired initiatives will fail because value can only be derived from the business.

The starting point of the new IT modernisation programme must be some clearly articulated business driven value. This articulated business value should be the driver for a well-articulated IT Modernisation Case 4 Change. This IT Case 4 Change must be the recipe to drive the identified business outcomes in order to maintain the business appetite for investments over a multi-year journey. The design of IT modernisation initiatives must leverage the breath of cross-functional IT landscape to ensure a sustainable value. This requires careful cross-functional expertise to find intersections of new tools, IT functions & capabilities that will deliver the business value.

Claire Janisch
Claire Janisch
Director BiomimicrySA, Founder Biomimicry for Africa Foundation, Syntropy Pty Ltd.
Bongisa Magumbu
Bongisa Magumbu
HCM Pre-Sales Specialist, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Genevieve Schoeman
Genevieve Schoeman
Account Manager, insightsoftware
Kagiso Hlabahlaba
Kagiso Hlabahlaba
IM Service Owner SAP Services HR, Risk & SHE, Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd
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Think Outside: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Every so often an idea comes around that is a game changer. After we hear it and understand it, we never see the world quite the same ever again. Biomimicry is such an idea. This inspiring presentation explores a range of lessons from nature for the future of technology and business. Nature's forms inspire efficiencies beyond what we thought was possible. Nature's processes are way ahead of the cutting edge of our technologies. Nature's systems encompass the wisdom and genius of billions of years of experience in adapting to constant change on a finite planet. This presentation explores how we are learning from and emulating nature for transformative innovation driving the future of technology and business. In the end, biomimicry has the potential to change our world-view as well as our world.

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Operationalise a Culture of Well-Being and Purpose in Organisations to Enrich the Employee Experience and Drive Peak Performance

Conditions are right for well-being to matter to companies. The pace of change and competitive business landscape are burning people out when companies most need employees to be fully engaged, adaptable, and capable. Well-being encompasses various elements of an employee’s experience at work and at home, which collectively determine how “well” he or she feels. Well-being reflects an active, energetic, enjoyable and thriving life. As the line between work and life continues to blur, providing a robust suite of well-being programs is becoming a corporate responsibility and a strategy to drive employee productivity, engagement and retention.

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Is Excel Dead? – The Problem with Financial Modelling in Excel

Love or hate it, it cannot be denied that Excel is the quintessential business tool for communicating numbers. The Swiss army knife for the financial accountant. But we have all heard that 90% of static spreadsheets have errors, and 90% of the people using those spreadsheets think that their spreadsheets are error free. So how do we continue using the tool we love without the risks? Join Genevieve Schoeman, Account Manager at insightsoftware, as she explains how Excel’s shortcomings can not only be addressed but also work hand-in-hand with analytic tools to provide you with the real-time ERP data you need, all with the click of a button.

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Employee Engagement Insights From Our Journey to the Cloud

What I am learning from our cloud journey is that we have to ensure that we do this in unison with all relevant stakeholders. I will share some insights on how we are learning to ensure that we keep everyone in the loop and making sure that we all work towards a common goal. I believe that the more aligned we are in aiming for a common goal, the more likely we are to achieve employee engagement and hence making the cloud journey a success.

Etesh Lala
Etesh Lala
Massmart Center of Expertise Manager, Massmart Holdings
Christo Jacobs
Christo Jacobs
Director, Procure 2 Pay Intellection (Pty) Ltd
Suren Govender
Suren Govender
Group Chief Data Officer, Absa Group Limited
Kim Sim
Kim Sim
Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Dis-Chem Pharmacies (Pty) Ltd
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Solution Manager: Its Place in the Future State SAP Estate

Solution Manager has turned out to be the real manager of SAP solutions. In the new modern “intelligent” enterprise, a metric that matters is the ability to understand change and adapt to it quickly. This session will speak to how Solution Manager supports knowing what we have in our SAP estates so that we know what must be done to support our “Intelligent Business" adaption to change.

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A Sasol Story: Early Payments - A Win-Win With Your Suppliers: Build Trust and Inject Liquidity Into Your Supply Chain

Pump up your performance: Sasol's ambitious early payment program took-off in less than 8 weeks at the end of 2018. Sasol recognizes that their suppliers are critical in ensuring overall competitiveness and that funding of their suppliers through early payments helps ensure trust, builds a sense of partnership and ultimately creates innovation and business growth. Learn how Sasol’s finance team with the support of Intellection and Taulia led the deployment of the program, the obstacles they overcame and the results the program is achieving.

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The Data Led Psychology of Trust & Fear

In this session, you will learn about the practical considerations that need to be made to ensure that trust chains are maintained when it comes to data. The presentation will cover how the continuous flood of data can be used for good, and what can be done to maintain the integrity and trust in future data transactions.

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Dis-Chem Improves System Health with a Cost-Effective Migration to HANA

Attend this session to learn how Dis-Chem partnered with EPI-USE Labs to migrate to Suite on HANA. While this type of migration is typically viewed as a very costly exercise, this project proved otherwise. We will walk through the entire 13-week migration process, which included enhancement pack upgrades, unicode conversions, and the required database changes.

Kishore Bharat
Kishore Bharat
Senior Advisor Technical Services (SAP Basis), Eskom Holding Ltd
Waldemar Adams
Waldemar Adams
Senior VP Chief Business Office EMEA, MEE & Greater China, SAP
Joanne Doyle
Joanne Doyle
Senior Manager Human Capital Technology, Deloitte South Africa
Mike Hibbert
Mike Hibbert
Director: Africa, Blackline
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Early Adoption of S/4HANA On-Premise at Eskom

This session will discuss the early adoption of S4/HANA on-premise at Eskom from a technical (basis) point of view. An understanding of the driving forces, considerations and challenges of the migration from Oracle to SAP HANA will be given. The data conversion process will be explained with risks and mitigation thereof, together with lessons learnt from the project. The talk will start with hardware considerations and cover the actual migration and end with HANA disaster recovery implementation.

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SAP Cloud Platform: Unlock its Benefits to Integrate, Innovate and Extend your Business

The SAP Cloud Platform is the core hub of SAP’s intelligent enterprise strategy. It integrates the various apps and systems, it hosts the intelligent services (e.g. machine learning, blockchain) for ease of use and it allows you to extend the reach and build your own apps.

Did you know that SAP Analytics Cloud is built on SAP Cloud Platform? This session will give the answers to what to do and how to start with SAP Cloud Platform.

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Connecting the Unconnected: Driving Engagement and Performance in the Future of Work

From the individual 9-to-5 workday, to how entire industries function, work is changing faster than ever. Big shifts threaten to create massive societal and economic disruption unless we look seriously at making the future of work productive and rewarding for everyone.

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Transforming to a Seamless Digital Financial Close

Outdated accounting processes are a headache that can escalate into migraine territory during the financial close. Many of us are under huge pressure during month-end deadlines. We are compiling data and documentation from different sources within SAP, while we have limited resources and lack complete robust controls. Instead of creating real-time intelligence, we deal with time and labour-intensive tasks that lead to a risk of error. Finance professionals would love to improve the financial close process, but the disparate software tools that are used today simply do not deliver optimal results. If you recognise this and are struggling with the same issues month after month, we have a great solution to share with you! In this session, Aneshree Naidoo, CFO Deloitte Consulting Africa, will join Mike Hibbert, Blackline, Director: Africa, in a discussion about how you can transform legacy record-to-report processes and adopt a continuous accounting approach in your SAP environment. The key is the smart use of technology, which helps you take the next step in delivering a modern, transparent and digital finance function.

Andre Alberts
Andre Alberts
Senior Manager SAP, Sasol Limited
Rob Coombe
Rob Coombe
Group IT Manager, Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation
Jacques Adriaansen
Jacques Adriaansen
Business Improvement Thought Leader, Every Angle Software Solutions
Mohlomi Felix Chabeli
Mohlomi Felix Chabeli
Advisory Services & Customer Engagements Executive, Blue Pencil Consulting (Pty) Ltd
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The Sasol Enterprise Strategy & Roadmap to S/4HANA: Analysis “Paralysis” to Execution

Big words, big strategies, many promises, and all up in the cloud, what could ever go wrong. Sasol has embarked on a journey to define our Enterprise Resource Planning strategy and roadmap. There are real questions that need to be answered. How to align your journey to real benefits, how to pick through the maze of technology, how to future-proof your architecture, when to move, what role does your enterprise core play. Designing an architecture that evolves over time, transforms continually, aligns to an evolving operating model yet limiting the Information Technology debt, rework and throw away. Easy. Solving this problem is the key to starting your S/4Hana journey. In this conversation Sasol will talk through how we have approached this problem, moving from analysis “paralysis” into execution.

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IoT in Action at Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation

In this session you will learn how Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is using SAP and the internet of things innovatively to dramatically improve processes and efficiency. From managing the flow of the Mbuluzi River from the Mnjoli Dam to water, sustain and grow crops, and to ultimately ensure that RSSC will survive the next drought, to a successful vehicle insights project which is resulting in huge monetary savings, RSSC is truly reaping the benefits of innovation with IoT and SAP.

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True Business User Self-Service on SAP Data… Not a Unicorn at Safripol!

When can BI be called self-service? True Business User Self-Service is “When a business user can get answers to more than 90% of her or his business questions, in about three minutes, without the help of IT”. A unicorn? No, Safripol already has it up and running. The content of our story is an exposé of what is needed to get that unicorn alive, and to give you proof that it already exists.

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Focused Solutions – The Value Proposition that Comes with the Implementation of Focused Build & Focused Insights

In this Solution Showcase, you will gain inside into Focused Build and Focused Insights.
Focused Build: SAP’s turnkey solution that is optimal for your Digital Business Transformation projects (SAP S/4HANA and SAP customer solutions).
Focused Insights: SAP’s turnkey solution that has Strategic, Governance and Operational Dashboards to ensure visibility, transparency, and control over all components of the SAP Landscape.

Joey Evans
Joey Evans
Author, Keynote Speaker, Adventurer
Frank Meertens
Frank Meertens
CEO, Comentec LLC (USA)
Dimitri Denissiouk
Dimitri Denissiouk
Managing Director, IBA South Africa
Dirk Nieuwoudt
Dirk Nieuwoudt
Associate Partner, EPI-USE Africa (Pty) Ltd
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From Para to Dakar

Joey Evans had a dream to race his motorbike in the Dakar Rally. A race widely known as the longest, toughest and most gruelling off-road race in the world. A race that had claimed the lives of 70 people over its 39-year history. However, his dream, along with his life as he knew it, was shattered on the 13th of October 2007 when he broke his back, crushing his spinal cord and leaving him paralysed from the chest down. But lying in that hospital bed with little hope of any recovery, he made a decision to not give up on his dream and so started his incredible 10-year journey to the start line of the Dakar Rally. Joey shares a message of determination in the face of insurmountable odds. A true to life struggle of chasing a dream while not only overcoming physical disabilities but also living in the real world with its daily pressures and challenges. His presentation will leave you with a new perspective on your own challenges and the renewed drive to chase your own goals and dreams.

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What Does it Take to Migrate My Core HR Data From SAP HCM to Employee Central?

Many SAP HCM customers are considering moving their core HR data from SAP HCM to Employee Central. Migration and integration are critical components of that journey to the Cloud. During this full-day workshop, we will work through insights gained of migration more than 1 000 0000 employees from SAP HCM to Employee Central. We will walk through the different integration options and review what you can do to prepare for migration and replication implementation.

Main topics we will cover are:

  • Case studies
  • Leading practices
  • What is an “Integration First” approach and how does it impact your implementation?
  • SAP standard integration tools, such as Infoporter and Business Integration Builder*
  • Integrating 3rd party cloud software with SuccessFactors
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BPC Embedded/Optimised: The Satellites of Your S/4 - Why Should You Launch One?

Streamlining your planning process and overall S/4 experience.
Fast deployment (both greenfield installation and migration options).

Most of our Customers outline the following benefits:
- Deep leveraging the SAP HANA calculation capabilities makes it possible to run online planning, forecasting and simulation (what-if scenarios)
- Increased process control level and clarity
- Wide integration capabilities
- Predefined implementation scenarios
- Reduced average budgeting cycle duration
- Less system support & administration efforts

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Do’s and Don’ts of Rapid SuccessFactors Implementations

During this session EPI-USE and their clients will explore the lessons learned from recent SuccessFactors implementation projects. Join them to learn more around the realities of implementing in a rapid or agile approach and to understand what will be required of your organisation to make your implementation a success.

Dale O'Neill
Dale O'Neill
Senior Manager: Business Development Lead – SAP Business Group, Accenture South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Sandi de Souza
Sandi de Souza
Head of Commercial: Africa, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Dr Neil Patrick
Dr Neil Patrick
Director GRC & Security Centre of Excellence, SAP (Pty) Ltd (UK)
Vivek Chhibber
Vivek Chhibber
Director Business Development, Centre of Excellence - Finance, SAP Middle East & North Africa LLC (UAE)
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Accenture's myConcerto: Envision, Innovate, Solution, Deliver and Support Your Transformation to SAP S/4HANA

In this session, we will showcase our myConcerto for SAP which helps our Clients with their transformation journey to SAP S/4HANA (and other SAP modules/components). Accenture’s myConcerto for SAP both accelerates and de-risks the journey to SAP S/4HANA via well-proven and best in class methods, assets and experience with a value-led approach to achieve faster ROI.

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SAP Licensing Q&A

Join this interactive session to have some of your most pressing questions about SAP licensing answered by the experts.

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Managing Business Objectives as Enterprise Risks to Deliver Performance Management

The modern finance department must be more agile, transform their processes. Many companies are considering a move to S/4HANA as the platform. The business must also still deliver on their corporate objectives. This session will describe how SAP’s GRC & Security suite helps address factors such as cultural change, decision support, process governance, data privacy management, and regulatory changes, as well as risks such as reputational, supplier, fraud and non-policy behaviours for example on Central Finance, cybercrime. It will also show how these activities support board objectives such as increased profit, strong culture, sustainability and resilience during the transformation.

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How to Increase Efficiency, Automation, and Performance of Your Treasury Organisation

In a volatile global economy, companies are constantly striving to optimize financial performance while focusing on digital innovations to support their business imperatives. This session will describe how SAP’s Treasury Management suite streamlines the processes in the area of bank connectivity, cash management, liquidity forecasting, financial risk management and explain how to centralize the treasury functional globally in a heterogeneous landscape by adopting Central Finance and S/4HANA platform which provides unprecedented visibility, and automation in a unified environment. This platform also allows organisations to improve their financial performance and strengthen the governance framework.

Christopher Brooks
Christopher Brooks
BEST GL Reconciliation Architect, BEST/Minabiz
Francois Coetzee
Francois Coetzee
Manager Bank & Cash Operations, Sasol Limited
Aneshree Naidoo
Aneshree Naidoo
CFO, Deloitte Consulting Africa
Lodie Joubert
Lodie Joubert
Senior Advisor SAP Finance, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
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BEST General Ledger Reconciliations in SAP

Keep track of your month close by preparing, approving and tracking your GL reconciliations all within SAP. Ensure standardisation of reconciliations throughout your entity. Manage your open items with customised clearing tools to automate reconciliation and reduce processing time to clear open item managed accounts. Automate reconciliation approvals, manage exceptions and focus on high-risk areas to reduce month-end processing time. Post adjustments immediately in SAP for real-time reporting. Manage your month-end GL reconciliations and month end close with the BEST GL Reconciliation functionality in SAP.

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A Sasol Story: Early Payments - A Win-Win With Your Suppliers: Build Trust and Inject Liquidity Into Your Supply Chain

Pump up your performance: Sasol's ambitious early payment program took-off in less than 8 weeks at the end of 2018. Sasol recognizes that their suppliers are critical in ensuring overall competitiveness and that funding of their suppliers through early payments helps ensure trust, builds a sense of partnership and ultimately creates innovation and business growth. Learn how Sasol’s finance team with the support of Intellection and Taulia led the deployment of the program, the obstacles they overcame and the results the program is achieving.

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Transforming to a Seamless Digital Financial Close

Outdated accounting processes are a headache that can escalate into migraine territory during the financial close. Many of us are under huge pressure during month-end deadlines. We are compiling data and documentation from different sources within SAP, while we have limited resources and lack complete robust controls. Instead of creating real-time intelligence, we deal with time and labour-intensive tasks that lead to a risk of error. Finance professionals would love to improve the financial close process, but the disparate software tools that are used today simply do not deliver optimal results. If you recognise this and are struggling with the same issues month after month, we have a great solution to share with you! In this session, Aneshree Naidoo, CFO Deloitte Consulting Africa, will join Mike Hibbert, Blackline, Director: Africa, in a discussion about how you can transform legacy record-to-report processes and adopt a continuous accounting approach in your SAP environment. The key is the smart use of technology, which helps you take the next step in delivering a modern, transparent and digital finance function.

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Eskom’s S4/HANA Journey

In this session, we will share how S/4HANA has helped us deliver on our strategies, as well as insights into our project and post-implementation experiences. This will cover our company SAP footprint, project background/scope, conversion to S/4HANA (Scope, objectives, timeline), migration Strategy (Roadmap, Cutover Weekend Timelines), landscape - S4/HANA, S/4HANA / Company Gaps (Pre Readiness report, Functional Gaps), project risks, reconciliation Scope (Pre and Post migration Reconciliation), improvements (Average Dialog Response Times), next steps (Custom Code - Optimisation, FIORI, Embedded Analytics), as well as lessons learned.

James Modiba
James Modiba
Management Information Specialist, Liberty Life
Marlo Rossouw
Marlo Rossouw
HR Systems Specialist, Anglo American Platinum Limited
Nicholas Chambers
Nicholas Chambers
EMEA Regional EPM CoE Lead, Mindtree Ltd (UK)
Buks Havenga
Buks Havenga
Senior Process Automation Engineer, Safripol
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Transforming Financial Reporting & Analytics

Given that Liberty Africa has 12 entities across Africa, one of the most challenging tasks was to consolidate management reporting across different multi-currencies. To overcome this challenge, we have implemented management reporting capability which consolidates different currencies using PI integrator that reads the daily exchange. This session will empower you with the tools and techniques on how to digitalise financial reporting by using process engines within SAP S/4HANA Finance. Addressing how technology is rapidly disrupting the space, a successful organisation must cater for needs of the customer, including investors and employees. Organisations that differentiate themselves from competitors need to leverage customer data to gain competitive advantages in the market they operate. In this network of customers, investors and employees, financial reporting and predictive analytics are the glue that binds the various stakeholders together and is an indicator by which the success of a business may be measured.

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Insights into Workplace Absenteeism Management at Anglo American Platinum

At Anglo American Platinum, we have been able to successfully manage Workplace Absenteeism via automated disciplinary action and efficient use of a shift adjustment tool and self-help kiosk for blue-collar employees. Stats have shown a significant reduction in turnaround time to maintain AWOP’s, as well as a downward trend of unacceptable attendance via the strict automated implementation of progressive disciplinary actions. Vigorous change management and enforcement of the behavioural code have been key drivers to the success of the project. In this session, Marlo will share insights into the project and how you can minimise payroll queries and get your employees to efficiently manage their own absences.

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Planning with BPC – Embedded or Standard, on S/4HANA or BW, On-Premise or Cloud? Get Answers to Questions That Organisations Worldwide are Asking

In this session, you will learn the following:

  • What are the implementation options for SAP BPC including the latest Group Reporting product on S/4HANA with real-life examples from across the globe
  • What are the fundamental differences between Embedded and Standard BPC and how can you achieve the best performance with either option?
  • Hear how we reduce a month-end task from 24 hours to 3 minutes in one easy step
  • Once you’ve made a decision on which BPC you will implement, who should own it? IT or Finance?
BPC11.0 The New Kid on the Block and How it Fits into the SAP Analytics Roadmap

In this session, you will:

  • See a demonstration of BPC11 to understand the new features that it has on offer
  • See what SAP is planning in the SAP BPC space including new features on SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Understand the licensing options for SAP Analytics Cloud
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True Business User Self-Service on SAP Data… Not a Unicorn at Safripol!

When can BI be called self-service? True Business User Self-Service is “When a business user can get answers to more than 90% of her or his business questions, in about three minutes, without the help of IT”. A unicorn? No, Safripol already has it up and running. The content of our story is an exposé of what is needed to get that unicorn alive, and to give you proof that it already exists.

Abdul Moosa
Abdul Moosa
Chief Technology Officer, Fujitsu South Africa
Neil Greybe
Neil Greybe
Programme Manager: SuccessFactors, Derivco (Pty) Ltd
Mike Perk
Mike Perk
CEO and Future Fit Creator/Evangelist, WWC
Wanda van der Bijl
Wanda van der Bijl
Project Manager - Talent & Organisational Effectiveness, Distell Ltd
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Securing SAP and Preventing Fraud

This session will provide insight into legislation and the requirement for security controls; perimeter security vs transactional security; improving your security posture using biometric technology and will end with a live demonstration on SAP Biolock.

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Course Correction: How do I Change the Direction of the Titanic?

How do I tackle change? How do I compete with a highly customised, bespoke system? And how do I change the minds of highly skilled tech people? Landing a SuccessFactors implementation at Derivco – which is a tech company full of engineers, software designers, testers, and innovators – has been a very different “animal” to manage. Our employees are used to bespoke technology so encouraging them to adopt SuccessFactors has been a unique journey. Having gone live with SF Employee Central, Recruitment Management, and Mobile – and with dates set for the next wave of go-lives comprising of Recruitment Marketing, Performance & Goals, Succession & Development, and Learning & Compensation Management – effective management of change has never been more important. This session will share insights into the extraordinary and tangible results that we have achieved through hard work, not neglecting change and by not underestimating the level of help your users need - no matter how smart!

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Ensuring Employee Engagement With Enterprise Software – What Future Fit Leaders Do to Get Buy-In

Using a heroic story from World War 2 as a parallel to the rapidly changing times we find ourselves in now, this keynote highlights the key actions and attributes leaders need to exhibit in order to increase the chances of staff mobilisation when rolling out enterprise software.

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From Idea to Implementation – How to Ensure Your SuccessFactors Implementation is Successful

The speed at which new modules in SuccessFactors can be implemented is phenomenal. Often, the business is not geared to provide input and make decisions at this rate and as a result, your project could be delayed or the value diminished because scope had to be reduced. For the project team, there is important preparation work that must be done ahead of time to ensure a fully functional and productive team. This will include all project resources. Business readiness is another key element that must be addressed early on to create a step-change in the way SuccessFactors impact on Talent, Recruitment, and Learning processes in the business.

Gov Totawar
Gov Totawar
Senior Presales Consultant, SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Dion Kalicharan
Dion Kalicharan
Managing Director, Consnet (Pty) Ltd
Amanda Strydom
Amanda Strydom
SAP HEC Services and Architecture Manager, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited
Shaid FA Greeff
Shaid FA Greeff
SAP Presales Specialist – Cloud Platform – Accelerate Digital Transformation, SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
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SAP Cloud Platform Security: Best Practices

SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication service is a cloud service for secure authentication and user management in SAP cloud and on-premise applications. It provides services for authentication, single sign-on, and user management. Join this session to learn more about the security considerations around SAP Cloud Platform.

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Live Demo. A Cinema Experience on Hybris, with POS Development & Integration

Join this session to be part of a walk-through scenario of Hybris commerce including POS integration showcasing the capabilities of tailoring an application on the Hybris Platform.

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Implementing Our HEC strategy: The Aspen Journey

Aspen embarked on an SAP HEC strategy in 2016. The strategy was multi-dimensional and involved a roadmap to S/4HANA with shared systems where it made sense. Due to the GxP compliance requirement in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the focus on quality, due diligence was critical to ensure that a sound hosting strategy was proposed with a partner that can deliver on the qualification requirements. The presentation will focus on our HEC strategy, the implementation thereof and the lessons learnt from the 18 landscapes already live.

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Design & Build Rich Mobile, Web, Portal & Collaboration Apps to Optimise & Refresh User Experience

SAP Cloud Platform - your digital journey to the Intelligent User Experience - Personalise and Simplify User Experience.
Digital user experience (UX) services delivered on SAP Cloud Platform bring together strong UX, mobile collaboration and portal expertise to optimise business processes. Design and build rich mobile, web, portal and collaboration apps to optimise and refresh user experience. SAP Fiori UX is the premiere user experience for SAP software – it applies modern design principles for a completely reimagined user experience that extends across devices and deployment options to provide optimal usability for simplified business interactions.

Roger Loe
Roger Loe
Senior Presales Specialist (Database & Data Management), SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Kamil Kara
Kamil Kara
Senior Presales Specialist - Analytics & Insights, SAP South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Llewellyn Jones
Llewellyn Jones
SAP Data Analyst, The SPAR Group Limited
Javaid Awan
Javaid Awan
Global Solution Owner for S/4HANA Finance, SAP (UK)
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Considerations for Building a Native/Logical SQL Data Warehouse on SAP HANA

Many SAP customers are seeing significant value deploying SAP HANA as a Native SQL Data Warehouse/Data Mart or as a component of a Logical Data Warehouse in the Big Data space – in this session we will take a high-level look at considerations related to architecture, modelling, SLDC, hardware, tools, ECO systems etc.

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The Analytics Glue: Bringing Together the History of On-Premise to the Future of Cloud

In business today, having that single source of truth is the baseline for effective decision making. Being able to link the different areas of the organisation into one single view opens the door for insight to enable effective actions.

Having that glue which brings together the visualisation, planning, and predictive capability, into one scalable, easy to create solution, allows us to move from Advanced Analytics into Augmented Analytics, from the shop floor to the top floor.

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Empowering Users to Analyse Data & Build Reports using SAP Analysis for Office

The purpose of the session is to demonstrate how to analyse and gain insights on your data from SAP BW and HANA 16/10 using SAP Analysis for Office. The audience will learn how to use SAP data in SAP Analysis for Office for report building and analysing data, and how SAP Analysis for Office has benefited our business.

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Central Finance - Digital Transformation Using S/4HANA

Learn how to use and deploy Central Finance as an adoption pattern compared to alternatives available with the intelligent core of S/4HANA. Walk through what, why, and how of using Central Finance to transform the finance organisation with lower disruption and risk. Explore the possibilities to utilise innovation delivered by S/4HANA with Central Finance, move towards real-time reporting and finance operations that allow a better user experience coupled with a standardised and harmonised data.

S/4HANA – Intelligent Journey

A most often asked question is what the main considerations are for moving to S/4HANA. Learn the reasons why a move to S/4HANA makes sense, the options available and the main considerations that will impact the journey. Leverage the customer experience coupled with the latest capabilities that will drive decision making and planning cycles whilst allowing possibilities to balance business transformation and IT portfolio management. Discover the meaning of the intelligent enterprise and how to plan for these within the context of Finance.

Financials Workshop: S/4HANA - Making Digital Transformation Real

The S/4HANA Move workshop is about enabling customers to optimize their business processes with a new SAP ERP platform built to drive real-time processes and instant insight. For customers to simplify their landscape, accelerate the performance of their transactional systems, and improve their user experience. With a new S/4HANA ERP solution, enabled with intelligent technologies running on the SAP Data Management Platform it delivers the fulfilment for new digitalized processes in the front office, production or logistics – it makes Digital Transformation real. We will deep dive into how to migrate to S/4HANA, the HANA platform and finance topics such as planning & consolidation, as well as explore the functionalities of SAP Analytics Cloud in more detail.

Francois Beyleveld
Francois Beyleveld
Solutions Manager Enterprise Performance Management, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Robin Brown
Robin Brown
SAP BI/BPC Manager and S/4HANA Finance Solution Architect, MultiChoice Support Services (Pty) Ltd
Christoph Liebig
Christoph Liebig
Head of Strategy and Product Management, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP SE (GER)
Ronel Pfotenhauer
Ronel Pfotenhauer
Head of Talent, Sanlam Life (Pty) Ltd
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Financials Workshop: S/4HANA - Making Digital Transformation Real

The S/4HANA Move workshop is about enabling customers to optimize their business processes with a new SAP ERP platform built to drive real-time processes and instant insight. For customers to simplify their landscape, accelerate the performance of their transactional systems, and improve their user experience. With a new S/4HANA ERP solution, enabled with intelligent technologies running on the SAP Data Management Platform it delivers the fulfilment for new digitalized processes in the front office, production or logistics – it makes Digital Transformation real. We will deep dive into how to migrate to S/4HANA, the HANA platform and finance topics such as planning & consolidation, as well as explore the functionalities of SAP Analytics Cloud in more detail.

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In-house System Conversion to S/4HANA Finance

In February 2017, the MultiChoice SAP Centre of Excellence performed a system conversion from ECC 6.07 to S4HANA Finance 1605. The conversion was performed successfully on the first attempt by the in-house team, with less than 18 hours of downtime. This session will focus on the practical insights obtained from the conversion and the Finance operations in the subsequent months to provide clarity and predictability for this process.

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Mastering SAP Technologies – Digital Platform for the Intelligent Enterprise

See how SAP can help your organisation build a path to the Intelligent Enterprise and what new tools you can use to transform your organisation with next-generation technology.
In this keynote, Christoph Liebig will present the key technology pillars of SAP Digital Platform: Integration out of the box, next-gen data management, consumer-grade experience, applied intelligence, cloud-native architectures and security by default.

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Employee Experience: The Journey to Digital Transformation and Innovation

Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of imperatives that require our skillful response. Technology is an enabler to provide leading practice financial and investment experiences to our clients, and HR must mirror these leading practice experiences by leveraging technology, processes, and people for all phases of the employee life-cycle from recruitment, to onboarding, performance, development and succession planning. Employee intelligence is a necessity to provide an optimal employee experience into the future. In this session, I will share around Sanlam's Talent architecture - the cornerstone for employee experience and data intelligence - as well as the ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of user experience design to enhance the employee experience. Key takeaways will also include insights into our integrated talent management, digital journey and the different stakeholder lessons learned along the way.

David Ludlow
David Ludlow
Group Vice President, SAP Labs, LLC (USA)
Liezl van Rensburg
Liezl van Rensburg
Customer Engagement Executive, SAP Africa (Pty) Ltd
Aviad Rivlin
Aviad Rivlin
Director of Product Management, Cloud Platform – User Experience, SAP (ISR)
Tom Cenens
Tom Cenens
SAP Mentor, Nessi Tech NV (BEL)
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Highlights of the SAP Roadmap for our HCM Solutions

Learn more about what you’ve got, hear what’s coming. In this session, you’ll hear about the recent deliveries and latest roadmap planning for the SAP SuccessFactors solutions including employee experience, analytics, core HR, and talent. Updates on ERP HCM and SAP Payroll deliveries and planning will also be shared.

HR in the Digital Age: What You Need to Know and Plan For

HR is transforming – again. Digital technologies are offering HR new ways to re-think how they manage the HR department, enable and engage employees, and support the business goals of their organisations. Join David Ludlow, Group Vice President of SAP SuccessFactors, to learn about some of the key trends disrupting HR, IT, the workforce, and organisations and how some of the planned innovations from SAP will help support you on your new transformation journey.

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How Do you Gain Further Efficiencies in an Already Streamlined Shared Services Process?

Many companies implement a Shared Services Framework to streamline processes and gain efficiencies by simplifying standardising. But what do you do next? Come hear how SAP introduced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence into their Recruiting process reducing the time that it took to generate offer letters down to seconds.

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Deployment Options for SAP Fiori – On-Premise & Cloud

In this session, we will explain in detail the various deployment options for SAP Fiori – On-Premise and on Cloud. We will review the pros and cons of each deployment option and guide you through the process of deciding which is the best option for each business scenario.

Your Cloud Journey Starts Here - Get Started with SAP User Experience Services on SAP Cloud Platform

Join this session to get your first steps into SAP Cloud Platform with simple and attractive user experience services such as Fiori, Portal and more. Get familiar with a variety of business scenarios such as Supplier Portal, Employee Portal and Fiori Approval scenarios, which can be implemented on top of your existing back-end systems.

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SAP Solution Manager 7.2: How to Handle SAP's Ultimate Pocket Knife

SAP Solution Manager's capabilities have expanded tremendously over the last few years. This session will highlight the processes for which SAP Solution Manager can be used, discuss implementation time, maintenance effort and how you can get started with SAP Solution Manager in your organisation.

Change Request Management with SAP Solution Manager 7.2

SAP Solution Manager 7.2 introduced new features for Change Request Management. In this session, we will have a look at what's new and how Change Request Management has been further improved.

Technologies Workshop: Unlocking the Power of Solution Manager 7.2

Discover and learn different scenarios and use cases of SAP Solution Manager 7.2 in a hands-on workshop. Hands-on exercises on different topics such as IT Service Management, Change Request Management, Test Management, Solution Documentation and more for attendees who are new to SAP Solution Manager 7.2 and for attendees who are more experienced already with SAP Solution Manager 7.2.

Louise Nel
Louise Nel
Netcare Group Limited, Accounts Payable Manager
Andre Fourie
Andre Fourie
Specialist: Finance, BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Craig Williams
Craig Williams
SAP Feature Team Lead Finance (FICO), BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd
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Automating and Centralising Accounts Payable in SAP – Without Increasing Central Headcount

In South Africa, Netcare operates the largest private hospital, primary healthcare, emergency medical services and renal care networks. With almost 60 hospitals, and 60 pharmacies, and multiple, disparate business units using SAP, Netcare managed to centralise the Accounts Payable function without increasing the central team by a single headcount! From invoice receipt, through complex approvals and reconciliations, to payment – Netcare leveraged automation technology to achieve what might seem impossible. Join Louise Nel, Netcare Group Accounts Payable Manager for an interesting insight into the Netcare Accounts Payable journey.

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Successfully Implementing Concur T&E and Reaping the Rewards

BMW SA was the first company in South Africa to implement the full Concur T&E ecosystem using native integration. Successfully implementing Concur T&E into a disparate IT landscape requires a deep understanding of all the technical features available from Concur i.e. GDS integration, Travel Policy, Native FICO Integration, System administration etc.

Using the latest Concur has to offer also means inherent restrictions across the integration landscape in some areas. Understanding and being aware of these restrictions upfront allows business to effectively mitigate any implementation risks by deploying contingencies while retaining optimal system utilisation. Understanding where your data originates from and where it resides in Concur is critical for successful system management, root cause analysis, failure prevention etc.

And lastly, being data-driven is core with a system such as Concur T&E. Actionable analytics is today’s hot topic and Concur T&E together with IBM Cognos provides all the tools to better understand your business and ultimately drives better decision-making. Ensuring your business knows how to use the data and derive value is not always as easy as it sounds.

Join Andre and Craig as they share how BMW achieved success and why Business Travel and Expense Management should not be a black box for any business.

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Successfully Implementing Concur T&E and Reaping the Rewards

BMW SA was the first company in South Africa to implement the full Concur T&E ecosystem using native integration. Successfully implementing Concur T&E into a disparate IT landscape requires a deep understanding of all the technical features available from Concur i.e. GDS integration, Travel Policy, Native FICO Integration, System administration etc.

Using the latest Concur has to offer also means inherent restrictions across the integration landscape in some areas. Understanding and being aware of these restrictions upfront allows business to effectively mitigate any implementation risks by deploying contingencies while retaining optimal system utilisation. Understanding where your data originates from and where it resides in Concur is critical for successful system management, root cause analysis, failure prevention etc.

And lastly, being data-driven is core with a system such as Concur T&E. Actionable analytics is today’s hot topic and Concur T&E together with IBM Cognos provides all the tools to better understand your business and ultimately drives better decision-making. Ensuring your business knows how to use the data and derive value is not always as easy as it sounds.

Join Andre and Craig as they share how BMW achieved success and why Business Travel and Expense Management should not be a black box for any business.

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Date
15 - 16 April, 2019

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