As is our tradition, ASUG will present several pre-conference seminars in advance of SAP Sapphire and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, giving attendees valuable opportunities to deep dive and strategize with SAP peers and experts ahead of the famously mile-a-minute flagship conference.

Intended to set attendees up for success in maximizing their learning and networking potential throughout the rest of the conference, ASUG’s pre-conference seminars consist of full-day sessions (from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) and half-day sessions (from 8–12 p.m. or 1–5 p.m.), all on May 15.

In presenting these seminars, ASUG seeks to create a space for attendees to meet with peers, build their knowledge base, pursue continuous education, and facilitate future peer-to-peer meetings and networking opportunities. In past years, seminars have also provided exclusive first-look updates on SAP product releases, serving as an inside track for attendees eager to make the most of their visit to Orlando. In this way, ASUG’s pre-conference seminars reflect its core mission to help its members get the most value out of their existing SAP technology investments.

Attendees can select their seminar by key topic areas such as SAP Business Technology Platform, Supply Chain, Human Experience, Customer Experience, Cloud ERP, and Business Process Transformation. Below, here’s your first look at the full lineup, ordered by topic area:

SAP Business Technology Platform

  • Fast Track Your Move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Business Technology Platform (Full Day, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Learn how to seamlessly integrate SAP S/4HANA Cloud with applications in your landscape to achieve 360-degree insights with a single, connected platform
    • Understand how to extend SAP S/4HANA Cloud to accelerate innovation with a clean digital core
    • Seminar consists of a morning session ("Fast Track Your Move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Business Technology Platform") and three choose-your-own-adventure-style afternoon session tracks, noted below
  • Track 1: Create SAP S/4HANA Extensions Using ABAP Cloud and SAP Build (Hands On, Half Day, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Develop an ABAP Restful Application Programming Model (RAP) service as a custom extension to the SAP S/4HANA offering within ABAP Cloud on SAP S/4HANA
    • Using this service, create an application and a process using SAP low-code application development and automation offering SAP Build on the SAP BTP
    • Learn how professional developers in an ABAP environment and citizen developers in SAP Build can collaborate to construct powerful extensions to SAP S/4HANA0
  • Track 2: Unified Data and Analytics with SAP Datasphere and SAP Analytics Cloud (Hands On, Half Day, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Get hands-on experience with SAP Datasphere, data modeling, data flows, analytical modeling, SAP Analytics Cloud, visualization, and predictive scenarios
    • Learn how to enable a Business Data Fabric across enterprise data stores, eliminate data duplication, and understand how BW Bridge can help you transition from BW or BW/4HANA to SAP Datasphere
  • Track 3: Get Your Hands-On SAP Integration Suite: The World-Class Integration Platform (Hands On, Half Day, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Better understand SAP Integration Suite and its role in fulfilling all enterprise integration requirements
    • Learn more about application integration, API-led integrations, async/event-based integration, data integration, and non-SAP integration


  • Automate Your Finance Processes with SAP S/4HANA Cloud (Half Day, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.)
    • Understand the breath and depth of finance capabilities in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, including record-to-report, financial planning, quote-to-cash, treasury, embedded compliance, and sustainable finance
    • Hear from customers about their finance transformations with SAP
    • Hear from SAP S/4HANA finance experts about the current scope and future roadmap
  • RISE with SAP: A Guided Journey to Drive Our Business Transformation (Half Day, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Get a complete overview of RISE with SAP and the unique value it can bring to your organization
    • Explore the end-to-end journey from business process transformation to continuous innovation
    • Understand how you can deploy SAP S/4HANA Cloud and evolve to a clean core
    • Hear directly from customers about their experiences with RISE with SAP

SAP Signavio

  • Accelerate and De-Risk Your Business Process Transformations: Build Enterprise Resilience to Change (Hands On, Full Day, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Learn about the ingredients for a successful business process transformation and how SAP Signavio offers them on a Cloud-based platform for business process management
    • Hear from transformation leaders whose companies are leveraging SAP Signavio solutions to establish a data-driven continuous improvement culture across the organization
    • Experience hands-on the SAP Signavio solutions, methodology, and value accelerators to help you drive successful business process transformations

Human Experience Management

  • Understand the Key Aspects of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central for a Successful Implementation (Half Day, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Learn how to increase workforce productivity with powerful self-service
    • Understand security concepts for sensitive data

Customer Experience

  • From Start to Finish: Innovate Your Customer Experience (Full Day, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Gain knowledge of the SAP customer experience (CX) suite of solutions to meet front- and back-office goals
    • Understand how to adopt and transition to sustainable business models
    • Learn how One Office can add value with a complete end-to-end digital solution
    • Explore Composable CX to complement and extend existing CRM/CX solutions
    • Understand how to contribute to zero waste, zero inequality, and zero emissions

Supply Chain

  • SAP Digital Manufacturing: Solution Deep-Dive and Roadmap (Half Day, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.)
    • Learn about the integrated roadmap for Service Management solutions from SAP
    • Understand capabilities in SAP Service Cloud, SAP S/4HANA Service, SAP Field Service Management, and SAP Service and Asset Manager
    • Hear about customer use cases and value drivers for service transformation
  • Achieving a Risk-Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chain from Design-to-Operate (Half Day, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Learn how to address supply chain challenges
    • Gain insight into SAP supply chain solutions that span the entire Design-to-Operate
    • Learn about the benefits of accelerated supply chain digitalization
    • Understand best practices in creating differentiated cross-functional processes

Enterprise Architecture

  • SAP Enterprise Architecture Update: Resources, Tools, and Frameworks for Digital Transformation (Half Day, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Get the tools you need to succeed with the SAP EA Framework and content
    • Hear the EA perspective for digital transformation through business-process modeling with SAP Signavio
    • Learn about evolving EA thinking for the Cloud - SAP reference architecture as it applies to living in a multicloud world
    • Learn how to architect SAP solutions to support sustainability initiatives

Cyber Security

  • Run Secure with SAP (Half Day, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.)
    • Understand how SAP addresses security at a holistic enterprise level and what this means for your business
    • SAP Cloud Security Strategy, how to address key security concepts, such as Cloud Security and Zero Trust
    • Hear from SAP senior leadership on the future of securing the SAP ecosystem

Pre-conference seminar details sourced from leads Vikas Lodha, Ido Shamhat, Pattabhi Peddinti, Olivier Bare, Seema Kesserling, Alex Karim, Diane Pickett, Carlos Portillo, Sandy Markin, Anne Marioe Colombo, Erin Hughes, and Martin Mysik.

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