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Join us for another great Americas' SAP Users Group Meeting. This event is hosted at Newell Rubbermaid's Corporate HQ here in Atlanta.

Join us for another great Americas' SAP Users Group Meeting. This event is hosted at Newell Rubbermaid's Corporate HQ here in Atlanta.

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  • 1. ASUG Georgia Chapter Meeting Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET Newell Rubbermaid 3 GlenLake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328 Directions & Facility Map Thank You to Our Hosts: (Click on the presentation title for the abstract) Time/Room Topic Speaker(s) 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast Compliments of our sponsors 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Room: Auditiorium Chapter Welcome & ASUG Update Rajeev Kapur, ASUG Georgia Chapter 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Room: Auditorium KEYNOTE: SAP Solutions for Governance, risk, and Compliance (GRC): Product Updates, Strategy, and Roadmap Michael Lortz, Vice- President, SAP 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break Morning Breakout Sessions 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Applications & Services Track Room: Irwin Guided Chart-of-Accounts Conversion in Four Steps Level: Beginner Bernd Noll, SNP America Mobility Track Room: Graco/Aprica Enterprise Mobility Demo – How Lifetime Brands is Using SMP to Revolutionize the Supply Chain on a Tablet Device Level: Beginner Jay Westberg, Dickinson + Associates Cliff Siegel, Lifetime Brands Data Governance Track Room: Sharpie Tap the Full Value of SAP HANA through Effective Data Governance Level: Beginner Will Crump, DATUM LLC Analytics & HANA Track Room: Rubbermaid Analyzing Social Media Data Using SAP EIM & Analytics Solutions Level: Beginner Hillary Bliss & Bruce Labbate, Decision First Technologies Full Day Workshop Room: Calphalon SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI (Full Day Workshop – Limited Availability) Rohit Kamath, SAP 11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Break Morning Breakout Sessions 11:35 a.m. – 12:35 a.m. Applications & Services Track Room: Irwin The Hidden Truths About Software Support Level: All Spinnaker Support Mobility Track Room: Graco/Aprica Learn How to Build a Mobility Road Map in 3 Simple Steps Level: Intermediate Piyush Bhandari, Softtek Room: Sharpie SAP Screen Personas & How They Enhance User Experience Level: All Stacy Hapgood & Randy Geoghagan, Tracepoint Consulting Analytics & HANA Track Room: Rubbermaid EMC Global IT: How We Transformed SAP Using Virtualization Level: Beginner Mark Terry, EMC
  • 2. Full Day Workshop Room: Calphalon SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI Rohit Kamath, SAP 12:35 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Compliments of our sponsors 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Room: Auditorium KEYNOTE: Risks to Your Data When it Gets “Out of the Box” Sponsored by: SECUDE Scott Baker, The Coca-Cola Company 2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Break Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Applications & Services Track Room: Irwin Is There An Edward Snowden in Your Company? Level: All Simon Thorpe, SECUDE Room: Graco/Aprica Tips and Tricks for Being a More Productive SAP User Level: All Richard Rauch, HCL-AXON Data Governance Track Room: Sharpie Getting started with Data Monitoring in 45 Minutes a Day Level: Intermediate Richard King, DataIntent LLC Analytics & HANA Track Room: Rubbermaid Effectively Manage Data Volumes and Reduce TCO of SAP BW on HANA Using Sybase IQ as Near Line Storage (NLS) Solution Level: Intermediate Shiva Kalikiri, NTT Data Full Day Workshop Room: Calphalon SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI Rohit Kamath, SAP 3:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Break Afternoon Breakout Sessions 3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Applications & Services Track Room: Irwin Improve Efficiency of Delivery Picking with SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) Level: Beginner Angela Woody, Kimberly-Clark Room: Graco/Aprica Speed Implementation and Lower Implementation Costs Level: All Rick Ogburn, SAP Data Governance Track Room: Sharpie Real Time, Excel-based SAP Reporting in Excel. Easy. Level: Intermediate Melissa Neal, Excel4apps Analytics & HANA Track Room: Rubbermaid Learn How Habasit Leveraged SAP BusinessObjects Edge to Transform Standard Reporting into Pervasive BI Level: Beginner/Intermediate Ginger DeLong, Habasit America & Kevin Hutto, Consultancy by KingFisher Full Day Workshop Room: Calphalon SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI Rohit Kamath, SAP 4:25 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Break 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Room: Auditorium Closing Comments, Surveys, and Prize Giveaways Rajeev Kapur, ASUG Georgia Chapter Chair 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Room: Networking Reception Compliments of our sponsors
  • 3. Driving Directions Newell Rubbermaid 3 GlenLake Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30328 From the airport: 1. Take the ramp to I-85 N 2. Slight right at GA-400 N (signs for Buckhead/State Hwy 400 N/Cumming) 3. Take exit 5B toward Sandy Springs 4. Merge onto Abernathy Rd NE 5. Turn right at Glenlake Pkwy NE 6. Destination will be the first entrance on the right 7. The Newell Rubbermaid building is the first building on your left. 8. The parking deck is just past the building. Thank You to Our Sponsors: Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsor
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  • 5. Presentation Abstracts Keynotes SAP Solutions for Governance, risk, and Compliance (GRC): Product Updates, Strategy, and Roadmap SAP continues to invest in solutions that enable customers to proactively prevent risk events and compliance violations. This session will share how the latest innovations in SAP’s solutions for governance, risk, and compliance help to protect the value of your organization. See the newest solution added to the GRC portfolio — SAP Fraud Management, powered by SAP HANA® — and learn how it can enable your organization to detect fraud earlier — and improve prevention. Learn what’s new since the release of GRC 10.0 and what’s coming in GRC 10.1. Hear examples of how customers are leveraging the latest innovations in SAP’s solutions for GRC to maximize business performance and sharpen their competitive edge, and how you can do the same. Michael Lortz, Vice-President, SAP Risks to Your Data When it Gets “Out of the Box” Our sensitive corporate data is safe and secure when it is tucked away in our ERM systems, but what happens when it is removed. This is a look at the loss of security and increase in risk as information is extracted from SAP for use by users on end user systems. Scott Baker, CISSP, MSIA, Sr. Information Assurance Manager, Information Assurance, The Coca-Cola Company Scott Baker is currently a Senior Information Assurance Manager in the Strategic Security and Aviation Department of The Coca-Cola Company and has just celebrated his 27th year. He has worked in the Information Assurance and Information Security fields for the past 17 years. Scott entered the Information Technology field in 1983, and prior to moving to Information Security in 1996, worked in many different roles including; IBM Midrange system operator, programmer, database designer and administrator, help desk and field level support engineer, computer literacy instructor, Software QA analyst, Novell and Microsoft Server Administrator, Firewall administrator, Network Security Engineer and general “Jack-of-all-trades”. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University. He has held a CISSP since 2002, and was awarded the ISE Southeast Rising Star Award in 2006. Scott lives in Atlanta Georgia with his wife, two sons, and a menagerie of pets. During his few “off hours” he is a painter, sculptor, bonsai slave, runner (knees, weather and time permitting), a golfer / duffer, and a semi- professional DJ. Applications & Services Track Guided Chart-of-Accounts Conversion in Four Steps A chart- of- accounts conversion is becoming more of a priority in enterprises today. Most organizations use chart-of-accounts that were designed and deployed many years ago and they do not reflect the business
  • 6. processes or requirements of today. But, because of the complexity and impact on business operations a redesign of the chart-of-accounts is a risky and high impact project to undertake. Even the best reporting products available cannot provide accurate and detailed reporting capability if the chart-of-accounts does not accurately reflect how the business is TODAY. With the movement to Hana the opportunity to correct and redesign the chart-of-accounts is even more important. SNP’s Transformation backbone provides for a guided chart of accounts conversion in four steps. Software automation greatly lowers the risk and speeds up the redeployment of the new chart of accounts including full data history. SNP, the Transformation Company is the leading independent vendor of standard software for SAP transformation. SNP has a huge track record and experience in consolidating SAP landscapes based on using their standard software: SNP Transformation Backbone. Companies like Siemens, ABB, l'Oreal and many others have significantly reduced the footprint of their SAP installation by leveraging SNP’s software and vast experience. Presentation Level: Beginner Bernd Noll, VP, CTO, SNP America With over 20 years of experience in the SAP space Bernd spent most of his professional career as an IT manager, project manager and software architect. Since he joined SNP in 2001 he managed the design and development process of some innovative and powerful SAP related software products that are the foundation of SNP being a very successful business landscape transformation company. In 2011 Bernd was given the opportunity to take part in SNP’s global expansion by becoming vice president and CTO of the newly formed SNP America Inc. In this new role he is now conveying the products he formerly created to the US market. The Hidden Truths About Software Support With the high cost of software support and maintenance, it is important to understand that there are options beyond software publisher provided maintenance and large vendor outsourcing models. Gartner reports that 80% of IT operating budgets are allocated to ongoing operations and maintenance while 20% is allocated to new IT initiatives . . . an IT allocation model that needs to be flipped on its head. . In this presentation, you will learn about:  The state of the software support industry  What the analysts are saying about third-party options  How much other organizations are saving by switching to third-party support Spinnaker Support Is There an Edward Snowden In Your Company? Level: All Companies spend a significant amount of time and money deploying Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technologies from SAP to run their critical business processes. Such applications house a range of sensitive data, information about their employees, customers, finances, how their product is built and other important
  • 7. company communications. Complex access controls ensure only authorized users have access to appropriate data. However, once information leaves the application in a format such as PDFs or spreadsheets. Previous access control mechanisms are obsolete, rendering the data exposed and vulnerable. Traditional data protection technologies such as DLP- and storage encryption solutions are often too late in the process or are poor in classifying and detecting what is important content. The problem grows larger when huge amounts of data ends up in cloud storage, such as Dropbox or SkyDrive. So what is the right approach? How can organizations do a better job of finding and securing this data? In this session Simon Thorpe will explain a better approach and attendees will learn;  Risks associated with data leaving applications.  The common methods deployed today and why they are failing.  Better ways to approach the problem o Enabling users to easily classify information o Securing sensitive data at the source o Tracking activity for better compliance Simon Thorpe, Project Manager, SECUDE IT Simon Thorpe is the Product Manager and the newest addition to SECUDE’s executive team. He is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in the area of securing exposed data, protecting the vast amount of confidential information flowing from enterprise applications. He focuses on the design and building of SECUDE products, while working with customers to define and deliver new solutions. Simon has over15 years of experience and expertise in the technology and security industry. Simon joined SECUDE from Microsoft, where he played a key role in facilitating Microsoft’s latest effort in the field of information protection and was focused on document security, identity and access management, and secure remote access solutions. Simon previously worked at Microsoft and Oracle, where he played key roles working with customers, developing solutions for document security, identity and access management and secure remote access. He is a published author; most recently Simon contributed to the revised publication of The Complete Reference, Information Security. Improve Efficiency of Delivery Picking with SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) Level: Beginner See how Kimberly-Clark improved efficiency of picking and shipping of inter-company stock transfer orders by using EWM Direct Outbound Delivery functionality. Angela Woody, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Kimberly-Clark Angela Woody is a Senior Business Systems Analyst at the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. For the last 12 years, Angela has been leading strategic supply chain software implementations at Kimberly-Clark. Her first strategic implementation was encoding the very first Kimberly-Clark RFID tag read by Wal-Mart. She then led the
  • 8. implementation of SAP PI and SAP gATP during Kimberly-Clark’s Order-to-Cash rollout. Most recently, Angela led Kimberly-Clark’s first implementation of SAP EWM. Angela graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a degree in Management Information Systems. Mobility Track Enterprise Mobility – How Lifetime Brands is Using SMP to Revolutionize the Supply Chain Lifetime Brands is North America’s leading resource for nationally branded kitchenware, tabletop, home décor and lifestyle products. Lifetime’s products make it easier for you to prepare food, serve meals, entertain guests and decorate your home. They offer brands you trust, value without compromise and an unwavering commitment to innovation. You may not have heard of Lifetime Brands the company, but you know what they sell: brands like Farberware, KitchenAid, Mikasa, Cuisinart, Pfaltzgraff, Guy Fieri and Kamenstein, among others. Lifetime Brands approached Dickinson + Associates with a requirement to bring Quality Management processes into SAP and allow users to interact with them on a mobile device. By utilizing the SAP Mobile Platform, the team from Dickinson + Associates was able to put together an application that can support source inspections, social compliance and vendor audits, CT/PAT inspections and create quality notifications. The application can do this from anywhere on the planet, even when not connected to WiFi. This application is currently deployed to users in the United States and China with plans for rollout to the UK. This presentation outlines the reasons SAP Mobility Solutions made sense for Lifetime Brands and outlines the technical solution supporting the very robust, custom front end application. Finally, the presentation ends with a live demo of the application and various features that Lifetime Brands is using in the field today. Presentation Level: Beginner Jay Westberg, Manager, Dickinson + Associates Cliff Siegel, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Lifetime Brands Learn How to Build a Mobility Road Map in 3 Simple Steps Level: Intermediate Mobility is no longer a “nice to have” feature, but a strategic necessity. Understanding how mobile solutions extend your enterprise – and transform it – can help to pave the path to a successful mobile enterprise. We will show you how to quickly and easily get your mobile application strategy up and running, with minimal disruption to your business and share three examples of what other SAP customers did to jumpstart their own successful mobility initiatives. Piyush Bhandari, Vice-President - Technology & Delivery, ERP Practice NA, Softtek Piyush Bhandari has more than 15 years of diversified SAP experience in leadership, analysis, design development, upgrade, training, support, implementation, mobility and hosting. He has helped numerous SAP customers achieve IT business transformation providing strategic advice. He is a certified SAP NetWeaver technical consultant and SAP mobility architect. He specializes in helping improve SAP user experience and solution integration. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.
  • 9. Data Governance Track Tap the Full Value of SAP HANA through Effective Data Governance Level: Beginner The introduction of SAP HANA to the enterprise architecture brings efficiencies in both hardware and software architecture. In the same way that introducing a highway presents a more direct route, the skills necessary to traverse that path at high speed also need to be developed within the organization. In this presentation, we will discuss how organizations making the leap to SAP HANA will also face strains in cultivating the “culture of data” necessary to support data governance, data quality and data policy management to achieve the full value from HANA. Will Crump, President, DATUM LLC With over fifteen years invested in building high-performance, cross-functional teams to compete in global venues, Will Crump brings a wealth of experience in team selection, alignment and motivation. Will has 12 years of management experience in software product development for consumer, OEM, and enterprise business-to- business web-application technologies. In his prior role of Global Vice President of Sales for BackOffice Associates, he led the company’s sales effort for 5 years of consecutive double digit growth and helped diversify the revenue to include new products and services in information governance. In addition to hands-on product cultivation, Will has 10 years of senior executive experience in guiding business development, international expansion, partnerships, line of business profit & loss as well as strategy consultation to key accounts. Getting started with Data Monitoring in 45 Minutes a Day Level: Intermediate This discussion will first envision what an institutionalized data quality monitoring program looks like and why it is an important part of a balanced data governance approach, followed by a discussion of the relationship of business standards and rules to data quality. Next we will discuss the critical pathway of query development. Additional building blocks of quality test organization including using the ASUG Data Quality taxonomy as a guide and tool requirements complete the roadmap Richard A King, Partner, DataIntent LLC Since 2003 Richard has focused on Master Data Governance primarily in SAP based environments. He is currently a Partner at DataIntent LLC, a recent purchase of the gicom LP Master Data Governance Business where he was the COO. Prior to gicom LP Richard’s consulting experience included barenakeData and PwC. Before consulting, Richard first spent 25 years in the chemical industry as a Data Consumer. His experience includes managing a specialty chemical business for a major multi-national where data management played a key role because of reorganizations and acquisition integrations. He has built and managed a divisional level supply chain and later organized the SAP master data governance organization for Bayer Chemicals. He has presented at ASUG in as well as the ASUG SIG for Data Governance on 10 occasions. He is currently on the steering committee for the ASUG Data Governance SIG working group for data quality metrics.
  • 10. Real Time, Excel-based SAP Reporting in Excel. Easy. Level: Intermediate For SAP users, the process to maintain and report on financial data can be often inefficient, time consuming, cumbersome, and technically challenging. Learn how SAP® Certified Integration Solutions, such as GL Wand by Excel4apps, remove these barriers to simple SAP financial reporting by delivering real-time financial data using the familiarity and ease of Microsoft Excel, all without additional hardware or data warehouse requirements. This presentation will review the capabilities and provide a product demonstration of the GL Wand solution, including: • Ability to report balances from SAP New GL, Classic GL, Cost Center Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, CO Orders, Activity Types, SKFs, Alternate GL Accounts, and New Custom GL Accounts all with the ease of Excel • Generate dashboard, management, statutory, monthly reconciliation, audit compliance and other reports complete with ad-hoc enquiries and full drill-downs to line item and document detail • Mass distribution of reports all through a secure HTTP connection Melissa Neal, Business Development, SAP Partnerships, Excel4apps Melissa Neal manages partnerships in the SAP space for Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based reporting for Oracle and SAP clients worldwide. Melissa has more than 20 years of experience working with partner relationships and building sales channels, and is familiar with financial reporting and business intelligence products, document management software and procurement/supply chain solutions. Melissa has Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Spanish, and an MBA with concentration in New Technology Commercialization from North Carolina State University. Analytics & HANA Track Analyzing Social Media Data using SAP EIM & Analytics Solutions Level: Beginner Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social networks are generating comments good and bad about your company, products, and do you harness this data to identify brand passion and sentiment as well as uncover important trends and areas for improvement? In this session, we will focus on leveraging SAP Data Services, SAP HANA, Text Data Processing and SAP Predictive Analytics to collect and analyze customer sentiments from social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook. By analyzing social data, you can shape future company strategy and messaging while improving existing products and services. In this session:  Learn how to understand the natural language engine  Understand how out-of-the-box entities, relations, and requests pre-configured extract key information for sentiments: strong positive, weak positive, neutral, weak negative, strong negative  Maximize the use of this information in your downstream analytics and applications
  • 11.  Discover how social data can live with your existing enterprise data warehouse and the quality insight it might provide Hillary Bliss, Analytics Practice Lead, Decision First Technologies Bruce Labbate, BI Consultant , Decision First Technologies Hillary is a Business Intelligence consultant specializing in data warehouse design, ETL development, statistical analysis, and predictive modeling. Hillary works with clients and vendors to integrate business analysis and predictive modeling solutions into data warehouses based on their data and business needs. With Decision First Technologies, Hillary uses Data Services, Web Intelligence, Predictive Analysis, and HANA. Hillary has her Masters in Statistics and an MBA from Georgia Tech. Bruce is a business intelligence consultant specializing in data warehousing, data quality, and ETL development. Bruce delivers customized SAP Data Services solutions for customers across all industries. With Decision First Technologies, Bruce utilizes Data Integrator, Data Quality, Information Design Tool, and a variety of database technologies, including SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, Netezza, and HANA. EMC Global IT: How We Transformed SAP Using Virtualization Level: Beginner Interested in discovering Best Practices for SAP application migrations and virtualization, and for SAP HANA, from EMC Global IT? Join us for this exclusive behind-the-scenes look into EMC IT’s own Journey to the SAP Cloud & SAP HANA, and the benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure. Ask your toughest questions and gain practical advice on how to transform your SAP environment with EMC and VMware. Attend this session and find out how you can: • Better enable your customers in IT. • Help build cloud through virtualization. • Challenge the Status Quo on virtualizing mission critical applications. • Transform your IT organization with new roles. • Realize why Big Data = Big Opportunity for SAP customers with HANA. Mark Terry, Advisory Systems Engineer, EMC Effectively Manage Data Volumes and Reduce TCO of SAP BW on HANA Using Sybase IQ as Near Line Storage (NLS) Solution – A Step by Step Approach & SAP HANA Migration Strategy Level: Intermediate Migrating existing BW platforms to BW on HANA or implementing BW on HANA can be an expensive proposition when you factor in the initial H/W and S/W costs required for migrating to HANA DB. Additionally, if no strategy is defined for organic data growth the costs can pile up and drive the overall cost of ownership – structured data alone has grown on average 40% per year. During the course of this presentation we will illustrate using a customer use case – How organizations can effectually control the growth of the system by offloading non-active data to the Sybase NLS, and reduce storage costs without compromising the availability & performance of archived data in existing reporting & analytics. The overall solution directly results in lower TCO and an uptick in agility due to reduced system administration effort.
  • 12. Presentation will highlight:  About SAP HANA for Netweaver BW – Overview  Business case summary  Data analysis gathering & findings  Solution Overview & Step-by-Step Approach  Cost benefit ratio with & without archival  Lessons learned  Best Practices Business Benefits  Significantly reduced data volume and growth in online BW database  Less administrative effort and Less downtime  Controlled system growth  Improved performance/cost ratio  Lower Total Cost of Ownership  Excellent query response for all data Shiva Kalikiri, Project Manager, NTT Data Shiva Kalikiri is the Lead HANA SME responsible for BI & HANA solutions at NTT Data HANA COE. He has 8 years experience with SAP BI with extensive experience at multiple & diverse group of customer bases in architecting, design and rolling out SAP implementations in BW & BO. Speed Implementation and Lower Implementation Costs The new service “live scoping for accelerated innovation” allows customers from select industries to experience their own business as a live, running company on solutions such as SAP Business Suite software, SAP HANA platform, and others. This approach provides the experience of fully integrated, end-to-end business processes with your own data, customers can predict and accelerate their implementations and help reduce risk at the same time. The offering provides customers scenario walk-throughs, guided demonstrations and scope and interface discussions to show transparent estimates for deployment efforts of SAP projects. Rick Ogburn, SAP Learn How Habasit Leveraged SAP BusinessObjects Edge to Transform Standard Reporting into Pervasive BI Level: Beginner/Intermediate In this session you will learn how Habasit, a leading manufacturer of belt gears and motors evolved the business utilizing SAP BOBJ Edge. From the centralization of reports to rich dashboard applications Habasit has utilized the SAP BOBJ suite of tools to meet the various needs of the business. Learn how this strategy has helped increase visibility to the business and help decision making become quicker and easier. Ginger DeLong, Business Intelligence, Habasit America Kevin Hutto, Principal Solution Advisor, Consultancy by KingFisher
  • 13. Ginger DeLong 14 years of IT experience including application support, report design, database administration, ERP administration and data warehouse architecture. Over the past 2 years at Habasit America, I have redesigned our data warehouse, revamped our reporting structure and recently implemented Business Objects as our BI solution which has already significantly improved our reporting abilities. Kevin Hutto Kevin is a regular speaker at the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference and various SAP Insider events and seminars. Kevin has expertise in the design and development of enterprise systems and scalable application work-flow processes. He has also been instrumental in deploying SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise and Edge architectures across a number of Industrial, Government, Healthcare, and Entertainment verticals. As a Principal BI Solution Advisor with an SAP Gold Partner, Kevin has been focusing on delivering scalable solutions utilizing the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite of products. You can reach Kevin through a number of mediums, some of which are listed below: E-mail: Twitter: Additional Presentation SAP Screen Personas & How They Enhance User Experience Level: All It is broadly perceived that enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have complex and unintuitive user interfaces that negatively affects usability, frustrate users, and ultimately hinder their successful adoption and utilization in organizations. With SAP Personas Delivery Program you can personalize targeted business processes and screens of the SAP ERP application for different users without programming. SAP Personas Delivery Program Drives Employee Enablement and SAP ERP Usability Less time spent in transactions driven by beautiful and intuitive screens that promote transactional usability, decrease users errors, confusion and frustration. SAP Personas Delivery Program Benefits- Example The VA01 transaction to create a customer sales order is one of the most critical – and complex, multi tab/field transactions in SAP. It allows companies across a variety of industries to capture the information they need to meet their customers’ order requirements. Using SAP Personas, the sales order process can be simplified and streamlined through the use of dashboards and the removal of all but the required data entry fields. Personas can also eliminate the requirement for data entry staff to memorize transaction codes, customer codes, and other field level data abbreviations. The scripting tool will allow users to combine information from other transactions onto a single screen and can automate data entry with the push of a button. In addition, standard SAP Personas functionality will enable users to look up order status information without leaving the dashboard screen they are currently using to create new sales orders. It is important that you follow the steps in line with best practice to attain the foundational elements you need for an easy and successful set up and end user training program. SAP Usability Analysis: Foundational Element The SAP Usability Analysis is conducted to evaluate user adoption pre- and post- go live, identify barriers to successful use, and develop the business case for implementing SAP Screen Personas. Approach and Deliverables  Identify issues impacting SAP usage and determine the most appropriate options for addressing any issues uncovered.  Recognize usage successes and best practices within the organization, and provide recommendations for repeating success across the user base.
  • 14.  Create a business case for SAP Screen Personas usage, along with adopting and developing the custom user interfaces available through SAP Screen Personas for ECC.  Support Project Team Leads, Consultants, and Stakeholders throughout this effort. Process and Role Documentation: Foundational Elements 2 &3 Ensure that you take the time to attain “One Source of the Truth” process and role documentation that has been achieved via alignment between IT and the business. This foundational documentation along with approved Business Process Procedures is used to guide the SAP Screen Personas solution and provide the base materials needed for a successful end user profile set up and training program. Stacy Hapgood & Randy Geoghagan, Tracepoint Consulting Tips and Tricks for Being a More Productive SAP User Level: All Over the years we all discover little known features of SAP that make life easier. I have searched FAQs and begged and borrowed from all of my SAP loving friends to assemble a group of these little tidbits that I'd like to share with the world. This will include: 1. Tips to make Users more productive 2. How to find Transaction Codes, Programs, Menu paths and which SAP Table has your data 3. Things that you knew there must be a way to do but you never figured out how. Richard Rauch, Managing Consultant, HCL-AXON Richard is an SD Consultant with HCL-AXON helping companies maximize the effectiveness of their IT investments. He has 14 years of SAP OTC experience with his primary focus being in the areas of SD / MM / LE and EDI. He has been active in ASUG since 1999 having been selected as a speaker 9 times for various events and has served as the "Program Chair" for the ORDER MANAGEMENT SIG for several years. He is active in the discussion forum on Training Track – Full Day Workshop SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI (Hands On Workshop, limited availability – Pre-registration required) This workshop is a hands-on focused workshop and is designed for SAP NetWeaver BW and BI team members, which require a deeper understanding of SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA, the migration from SAP NetWeaver BW to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA, and the integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI with SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA. Attendees of this workshop are going to learn about, and will have the opportunity to perform the needed steps for the following topics on a live system:
  • 15.  Detailed steps for the migration of SAP NetWeaver BW to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA  New data modeling options with SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA and SAP HANA Analytical Foundation  Integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA Target Audience:  SAP BW team members with focus on data modeling  SAP BW team members with focus on upgrades  SAP BusinessObjects BI team members with focus on report design  SAP BusinessObjects BI / SAP NetWeaver BW Project leads Focus Topics:  Value scenarios of SAP BW on SAP HANA  New and additional functionality with SAP BW on SAP HANA  Data modeling with SAP BW on HANA  Data modeling with SAP BW on HANA in combination with HANA analytical foundation  Deploying and configuring SAP BusinessObjects BI in combination with SAP BW  Leverage SAP BusinessObjects BI clients with SAP BW Pre-requisites  Attendees should have good knowledge on SAP NetWeaver BW Data modeling options  Attendees should have basic knowledge in SAP BusinessObjects BI Workshop material  Attendees will receive all used workshop in electronic form.  This includes:  Detailed overview of SAP NetWeaver BW migration to SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA  Detailed overview and step by step exercises for the new data modeling capabilities with SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA  Detailed overview of the integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI with SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA (including step by step exercises)