Sapphire 2017Whether you’re a services provider or a client, the annual SAP SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference is an exciting time for the SAP community. Last year, SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 gave the SAP community innovative iOS collaborations, extensive Microsoft integration, the release of the long-awaited SAP Solution Manager 7.2, and plenty more.


Once again heading to Orlando, FL May 16-18, SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 is poised to be even bigger and better.


3 Must-See SAP SAPPHIRE NOW Sessions

    1. Moving Your SAP Systems to the Cloud? A CTO’s Checklist
      The cloud has been playing a key role in digital transformation for more than a decade. However, many organizations are still hesitant to migrate their mission-critical workloads. Meeting the needs of an SAP migration involves a complex set of business and technical challenges, with no margin for error. Organizations need a conscientious partner to oversee their landscape from SAP HANA migration through steady-state operation.


      Visit us at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW to learn how to address these challenges, and successfully harness the benefits of the cloud. Christian Teeft, Symmetry CTO and SVP of Cloud Services, explains what criteria CTOs should consider when selecting a hosting partner.


      Tuesday, May 16th, 10:30-11:00 a.m., Booth #957


    1. Enabling Real-Time Business Growth with SAP S/4HANA in the Cloud
      Coping with rapid growth is a good problem to have, but it still challenges organizations — particularly their IT infrastructure. New England Biolabs, (NEB) the global leader in the production and supply of reagents for the life sciences industry, needed a stable platform that could cope with double-digit growth, along with the rapid technological transformation of their industry.With 7 global subsidiaries in addition to their US headquarters, an innovative freezer program requiring automated worldwide distribution, and strict FDA compliance regulations, NEB needed a flexible and secure cloud solution, capable of growing with their business.


      Join Sharon Kaiser, CIO at New England Biolabs, and Kevin Knuese, Symmetry VP of SAP Solutions, as they share NEB’s multi-step transformation from ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. This SAP SAPPHIRE NOW presentation highlights how NEB achieved real-time data access for decision making, modernized their application strategy, and ensured continuous FDA compliance — all while adopting a cloud-first strategy.


      Tuesday, May 16th, 4:00-4:30 p.m., Booth 456
      Thursday, May 18th, 2:30-2:50 p.m., Partner Co-Innovation


    1. Get Clean Quickly: Accelerated SOD Remediation
      If you’re struggling with compliance, throwing more time and money at the problem isn’t the answer. With existing tools and system functionality, you already have the ability to implement leading compliance practices and reduce security and fraud risks — while controlling costs (and frustration).In this SAP SAPPHIRE NOW presentation, Symmetry VP of Compliance and Security, Scott Goolik, will share strategies and best practices for sensitive authorizations and SAP Segregation of Duties remediation. You’ll learn the ins and outs of standard SAP compliance features, and see how they measure up to other solutions, such as ControlPanelGRC. Key points include activating security monitoring, implementing security-related profile parameters, establishing security change controls and more.


      Thursday, May 18th, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., Booth #957



Join Us at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2017

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW is an outstanding opportunity to network, learn and teach others in the SAP community. Whether you’re looking to learn the ins and outs of compliance, hear helpful tips and real-world case studies about SAP migration, or chat about your own SAP needs, we’d love to see you.

Check out our full schedule, or just stop by Booth #957 to say hello — we can’t wait to see you there!

About Kate Barr - Marketing Communications Manager

Kate Barr is the Marketing Communications Manager at Symmetry with 10+ years of experience driving corporate marketing and internal communications across diverse organizations in the technology industry. She is responsible for leading creative, multimedia and communications teams to conceptualize and implement marketing strategies while building and reinforcing Symmetry's brand image.