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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
When used efficiently, technology can equip HCM business leaders with a platform to innovate. Many organisations have questions around the roadmap to cloud when moving from on-premise and non-SAP solutions. In this session, Henri will shed light on this and share ideas that will disrupt common thinking. How do you make HR operationally relevant in your organisation? How do you achieve pain-free migrations and hybrid solutions in HCM? And how does the correct methodology make a difference in a results-driven HR? Join Henri as he debunks the myths about risks in the cloud and equips you to fine-tune your Centre of Excellence for cloud.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When can BI be called ‘self-service’? True Business User Self-Service (TBUSS) 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, JD Group already has it up and running. The content of our story is an exposé of what is needed to get TBUSS alive, and to give you proof that it already exists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This session will be devoted to showing how our small but mighty team is branching out from Marketing and impacting all areas of the American Red Cross. 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.
This session will be devoted to seeing how the American Red Cross 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
After South32 announced its intention to set up South Africa Energy Coal on SAP S4/Hana using a greenfields approach, we shed our cumbersome custom designed Commodity Trading solution in favour of the sleek flexible Commodity Trading and Risk Management solution Hana 1908 offers. The first mining company in Africa to take this brave step. In this session, you will learn about the journey from coal to cloud. This session will provide the inside scoop on the challenges, surprises and successes we had along the way.
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.
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.