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Key Observations from SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

Another SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference is in the books. Here is a quick recap and some key observations from the event.

HANA is everywhere!

Virtually every keynote, presentation, vendor booth and poster mentions SAP HANA. It's becoming more and more clear that the question has evolved from "What is HANA?" to "When are we implementing SAP HANA and when are we moving to SAP S/4HANA?". In fact, SAP just had another great quarter thanks to HANA. “SAP’s outstanding first quarter results are a decisive follow-on to our record setting 2016. Led by S/4HANA, we are seeing mass customer adoption of our solutions globally. Our inspired workforce is firmly committed to staying focused on the success of our customers and shareholders,” said Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP.

Further good news came in the from of new customers for SAP’s S/4 HANA which added 400 customers in the quarter, bringing the total number of customers up to 5,800. Read more about SAP S/4HANA accelerating Cloud Adoptions

SAP Leonardo

During SAP CEO Bill McDermott’s SAPPHIRE NOW keynote, he turned the spotlight to one of SAP’s biggest moves since SAP HANA, called SAP Leonardo. Here’s how Bill served it up: “It’s time for machine learning to take the work out of your work flow. It’s time for billions of devices to go from thinking, to doing. It’s time for SAP Leonardo, the SAP system for digital innovation.

SAP Leonardo, SAP's digital innovation system, integrates breakthrough technologies and runs them seamlessly in the cloud. It offers design thinking methodology and SAP expertise to help you rapidly adopt new capabilities and business models – and accelerate your digital transformation. Plus, you’ll remain on the cutting edge as we SAP adds new technologies to the portfolio.


As always the conference featured some great keynotes from the major players at SAP to some special guests. If you missed the show, you can view some of these keynotes on SAP's website: http://events.sap.com/sapandasug/en/sessions.aspx

Our After Party at the ICEBAR

Thank you for attending for the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW After Party with Approyo, PCM, CoreALM and Abreon at the ICEBAR in Orlando. We had a great time getting to know you at the event and we hope you had a great time too!

We are excited for the present and future of SAP.

The conference reaffirmed our strategy of delivering the best SAP services to you. Look for more exciting blogs, Whitepapers and Use Cases from us this summer. Now is the time to engage us to set up success today and into the future. Start with a free consultation.

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