SAUG Plenary Keynote


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  • SAUG Plenary Keynote

    1. 1. Top 10 SAP priorities for 2011<br />Tony de Thomasis<br />NetWeaver Practice Lead<br />Acclimation<br />
    2. 2. Priorities according to who?<br />Based on feedback from Australian customer visits <br />Based on my daily interaction with SAP thought leaders and tech vendors<br />Based on my active participation in the SAP ecosystem<br />These are my observations based on the latest industry developments<br />
    3. 3. 1. The Generation Y Impact<br />Long response times are not acceptable<br />The users interface is everything<br />Have device – will connect<br />Data must be fast and accurate<br />PowerPoint sale is dead – show me! <br />
    4. 4. 2. Mobile devices come of age<br />A new dimension of business<br />Extending the reach of Backend systems<br />Combining mobile apps, devices, and content will drive the enterprise<br />One-app, one-device model is impractical<br />Mobility promotes inclusiveness and opens opportunities and markets<br />
    5. 5. 3. Social Media Strategy<br />Low-cost platform to build your personal brand, communicating who you are<br />Engage rapidly with peers, employees, customers, and the broader public<br />Learn from instant unvarnished feedback<br />If you don't engage your customers, you are missing the conversation <br />
    6. 6. 4. The Analytics explosion<br />Reporting using BW and multiple datamarts is too expensive to maintain<br />BOBJ gives the business better visibility of sales, financials, risk and production<br />In Memory computing enables more informed and timely decisions<br />
    7. 7. 5. The changing business unit<br />Innovation is now key for the CIO<br />SAP professionals more aligned with individual business units<br />No more Teams of IT Architects <br />SAP Technical roles will be outsourced to local specialists as companies stick to core competencies<br />Companies will multi-source to achieve 24/7/365 specialist support<br />
    8. 8. 6. It’s not just the Technology<br />The best Technology needs the best people to implement it properly<br />Better consultants deliver better results<br />Keep good people and supplement with skilled resources<br />Intelligent pay grades need to balanced<br />
    9. 9. 7. IT Spend<br />Companies are spending intelligently<br />To increase production or reduce costs<br />Spend on innovation as a differentiator<br />Safest spend areas<br />Mobility<br />Solution Manager<br />SAP Enhancement Packs<br />Analytics<br />Strategic roadmaps<br />
    10. 10. 8. Technical Skill acquisition<br />Education cost cutting is commonplace<br />Employees are left to fend for themselves<br />SAP has reacted positively<br />SDN Weblogs<br />Learning on Demand<br />Ramp-up Knowledge Transfer<br />YouTube learning channels<br />Expert Guided Implementation sessions<br />SAP Mentor Webinars<br />
    11. 11. 9. Speed and Agility <br />IT must be able to quickly implement technologies that support the business<br />Taking a product to market faster than competitors<br />Optimising the supply chain<br />Better service through a web channel, tracking and workflow until completion<br />SAP Rapid Deployment solutions and SAP predefined services<br />
    12. 12. 10. Shrinking the private data centre<br />Private Clouds for cost effective Training, archiving or support pack testing systems<br />Software as a Service offerings <br />Public Clouds for cost effective Sandpit systems <br />SAP will certify outsourcing providers<br />SAP will provide orchestration tools<br />
    13. 13. Honourable mentions<br />Real-time dashboards <br />Data storage explosion <br />Enterprise search<br />Sustainability<br />Disaster Recovery<br />
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