When the Minneapolis Public School District faced public demand to improve stewardship of resources and needed more business agility, it decided to digitally transform its aging SAP ERP software systems to enable cloud computing. The presenters share how they achieved their road map to SAP HANA, implemented SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Concur solutions, introduced a new general ledger, and made procurement innovations.

Key Outcomes:

  • Key factors to consider for an SAP road map by clearly aligning key stakeholders on how to achieve strategic goals
  • Benefits of an upgraded SAP Digital Platform for Cloud and HANA
  • Key Considerations for integrations with SAP SuccessFactors and Concur
  • Overcoming implementation challenges for New G/L and Procurement Innovations
  • Tangible Benefits and Value Realization
  • The Importance of Organizational Change Management, Stakeholder Engagement and Training


Tariro ChapInduka, Minneapolis Public Schools

Justin Hennes, Minneapolis Public Schools

Nick Coticchia, Genesis Consulting Partners, LLC


  • Key Outcomes/Objectives and Agenda- 3:45
  • About Minneapolis Public Schools- 4:45
  • Initial Drivers for the MPS Journey- 7:35
  • Key Questions and Themes- 8:15
  • Developing a Digital Road Map- 10:30
  • Assessment Findings- 12:05
  • Information Technology: Platform for Growth- 14:05
  • Upgrade Logistics & Target Releases to Establish Platform for Growth- 15:15
  • Neptune Employee Self-Service Upgrade- 17:40
  • Online Training- 18:55
  • SuccessFactors Integration- 20:48
  • MPS Finance Pain Points and Drivers-  24:15
  • Business Alignment: Achieving Procurement Goals with SAP Digital Platform- 25:30
  • Finance: New G/L Migration- 28:50
  • MPS is Ready for SAP S/4HANA- 34:04
  • SAP Concur- 35:00
  • Keys to Success- 39:00
  • Lessons Learned- 40:55

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