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SAUG Plenary Keynote

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  • Here is some of the feedback on Tony's session:

    “(Tony) presented a different viewpoint on SAP priorities”
    “Tony is a straight shooter - I value his experience based knowledge and clear, entertaining presentations”
    “(It) built on the (SAP) innovation update – great advice & tips”
    “Great pace and content! Not too much detail but enough to give an overview – makes you want to find out more”

    Thank youTony for a great presentation!

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  • Top 10 SAP priorities for 2011
    Tony de Thomasis
    NetWeaver Practice Lead
  • Priorities according to who?
    Based on feedback from Australian customer visits
    Based on my daily interaction with SAP thought leaders and tech vendors
    Based on my active participation in the SAP ecosystem
    These are my observations based on the latest industry developments
  • 1. The Generation Y Impact
    Long response times are not acceptable
    The users interface is everything
    Have device – will connect
    Data must be fast and accurate
    PowerPoint sale is dead – show me!
  • 2. Mobile devices come of age
    A new dimension of business
    Extending the reach of Backend systems
    Combining mobile apps, devices, and content will drive the enterprise
    One-app, one-device model is impractical
    Mobility promotes inclusiveness and opens opportunities and markets
  • 3. Social Media Strategy
    Low-cost platform to build your personal brand, communicating who you are
    Engage rapidly with peers, employees, customers, and the broader public
    Learn from instant unvarnished feedback
    If you don't engage your customers, you are missing the conversation
  • 4. The Analytics explosion
    Reporting using BW and multiple datamarts is too expensive to maintain
    BOBJ gives the business better visibility of sales, financials, risk and production
    In Memory computing enables more informed and timely decisions
  • 5. The changing business unit
    Innovation is now key for the CIO
    SAP professionals more aligned with individual business units
    No more Teams of IT Architects
    SAP Technical roles will be outsourced to local specialists as companies stick to core competencies
    Companies will multi-source to achieve 24/7/365 specialist support
  • 6. It’s not just the Technology
    The best Technology needs the best people to implement it properly
    Better consultants deliver better results
    Keep good people and supplement with skilled resources
    Intelligent pay grades need to balanced
  • 7. IT Spend
    Companies are spending intelligently
    To increase production or reduce costs
    Spend on innovation as a differentiator
    Safest spend areas
    Solution Manager
    SAP Enhancement Packs
    Strategic roadmaps
  • 8. Technical Skill acquisition
    Education cost cutting is commonplace
    Employees are left to fend for themselves
    SAP has reacted positively
    SDN Weblogs
    Learning on Demand
    Ramp-up Knowledge Transfer
    YouTube learning channels
    Expert Guided Implementation sessions
    SAP Mentor Webinars
  • 9. Speed and Agility
    IT must be able to quickly implement technologies that support the business
    Taking a product to market faster than competitors
    Optimising the supply chain
    Better service through a web channel, tracking and workflow until completion
    SAP Rapid Deployment solutions and SAP predefined services
  • 10. Shrinking the private data centre
    Private Clouds for cost effective Training, archiving or support pack testing systems
    Software as a Service offerings
    Public Clouds for cost effective Sandpit systems
    SAP will certify outsourcing providers
    SAP will provide orchestration tools
  • Honourable mentions
    Real-time dashboards
    Data storage explosion
    Enterprise search
    Disaster Recovery
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