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We have several events lined up in March that will empower you and your team, offering invaluable insights on optimizing your SAP solutions. Join us at the SAP BTP Champions Summit and SAPinsider 2024 to glean knowledge from industry peers and connect with Reply SAP experts. Save the dates and prepare to join us for an enriching experience.

SAP BTP Champions Summit: Creating the Future Ready Enterprise

Palo Alto, March 12-13 and Miami, March 19-20

Engage in inspiring discussions with Reply SAP experts on how Customers are empowered to fully harness the power of their data to innovate faster, create new revenue streams, and adapt to unanticipated changes

Find out how SAP® Datasphere enables you to build a business data fabric on the SAP Business Technology Platform, providing a unified experience for data integration, data cataloguing, semantic modelling, data warehousing, data federation, and data virtualization. An open data ecosystem allows you to integrate with other data vendors and external data products, bringing together various data sources to better understand your business data and make confident decisions based on real-time information.

You’ll also get to hear from two Reply experts, Bryce Gantt, who will deliver a customer story on SAP Datasphere and Chris Loomis, who will provide a deeper understanding of SAP BTP.

Navigating Tomorrow: Unleashing Strategic Transformation with SAP Datasphere and SAP Analytics Cloud

Bryce Gantt, Director Data Analytics and Technologies

Today’s business environment requires organizations to transform, stay competitive and be agile. Analytics is key to enabling efficient and effective transformation. This presentation introduces a roadmap for a leading supplier of kitchen cabinets and building products who decommissioned their legacy SAP BW 7.3 to adopt SAP Datasphere and SAP Analytics Cloud.

During the presentation, we will

  • Provide the Client’s current state, highlighting legacy landscape specifics, key challenges, limitations and roadmap of the proposed future state
  • Examine the Technology Upgrade Analysis and Proposal
  • Explore the decision-making process among upgrading and migrating, on-premise and hybrid architectures, SAP tools and third-party offerings
  • Illustrate how new features, user proficiencies, and a flexible foundation enable successful transformation
  • Share lessons learned to help other organizations unlock their data assets' full potential

How Customers Use BTP

Chris Loomis, Senior Technical Expert

Chris will briefly introduce SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) and discuss its value proposition. Chris will share common BTP use cases as well as examples of how customers leverage BTP for different functions.

In this session, you will gain insights that can help drive your own BTP strategy to accelerate the development and innovation of cloud applications.

  • BTP – A brief introduction
  • Value Proposition
  • Common & specific BTP use cases

Space is limited. Register now to reserve your spot.

SAPinsider 2024

Las Vegas, March 18-20

Deep dive into the most important topics facing SAP developers, architects, executives, and end-users today at SAPinsider Vegas 2024, you will connect with Reply experts at Booth 600, global leaders, practitioners, and thought leaders to get inside the issues and trends that matter most to you – and your organization.

From the future of the cloud to the state of AI to implementing S/4HANA (and everything in-between), this event is an exceptional opportunity to get ideas, solutions, and insights to help you master SAP. Whether you are just starting out or ready to take your career to the next level, SAPinsider offers 150+ sessions that will cover the full breadth of necessary SAP knowledge.

Join Reply’s customer panel on March 20th at 10:30AM - 11:10AM PST to hear from three  different companies: Glatfelter, a global supplier of engineered materials; HD Supply, one of the largest industrial distributors in North America and Hexion, global chemical supplier of thermoset resins. They will discuss why they chose S/4HANA Group Reporting, the key factors that contributed to the success of their respective projects, and their experience using Group Reporting for their live close and consolidation operations. Additionally, they will reveal their plans for obtaining more value from Group Reporting.

Moreover, the panelists will share their keys to success and discuss the learnings that can be leveraged in any Group Reporting implementation.

  • Explore the approach to adopt Group Reporting and retire the current consolidation solution, and the rationale from a technical and project management perspective
  • The project and change management setup, involvement, and commitment of business and IT resources for a successful transition
  • How SAP Best Practices and SAP Activate methodology were leveraged to create efficiencies in the project timeline and reduce time to value
  • Discuss the approach to integrating data from various sources, including impacts from M&A activities
  • Provide customer perspective of the benefits and values expected from the solution and how close processes were improved

Schedule a meeting with Reply experts at SAPinsider to discuss any of the topics below.

  • Application Development & Automation
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Integration & Enterprise Architecture
  • Finance
  • Data Analytics & BI
  • CIO Strategy
  • On Premise & Cloud Operations
  • SAP BTP
  • SAP S/4HANA

Receive a discount pass by using promo code REPLYVIP at checkout ($1799 includes Jumpstart Day, and 1 year Preferred Membership to SAPinsider.org).

Watch On-demand | Session 1 of 10: Corporate Performance Management and Group Reporting Overview

Join the first this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, and senior consultant, Jeff Messer, in this session to explore what Corporate Performance Management (CPM) embodies and how Group Reporting fits into the overall CPM Vision. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting.

We will discuss:

- Viable transition and integration scenarios

- The value proposition for reporting and decision making

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

Watch On-demand | Session 2 of 10: The Path to Group Reporting for Any ERP Landscape

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, as they break down the most frequently asked questions of incorporating Group Reporting across different ERP landscapes. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting. Discussion topics include:

- Group Reporting with S/4HANA

- Group Reporting with CFIN, ECC, External Systems

- Master data and transactional data integration

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

Watch On-demand | Session 3 of 10: Setting Up Your Group Reporting Implementation For Success

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger, and guest speaker, Jeff Messer, in this session to uncover the "must knows"  for a successful move to Group Reporting. Explore different methodologies and identify critical paths that could impact your implementation. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting.

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

Watch On-demand | Session 4 of 10: A Closer Look at SAP Best Practices for Group Reporting

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger, and guest speaker, Krizelle Ong, in this session to discover what SAP Best Practices has to offer for Group Reporting. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting. We’ll cover

- Explanation of what Best Practices are

- Benefits and practical considerations when adopting Best Practices

- Our customers' experiences and lessons learned

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

Watch On-demand | Session 5 of 10: Group Reporting Fundamentals and Key Updates

A reader's digest to Group Reporting that every user should know. Join Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu to

- Learn about the fundamental building blocks in the Group Reporting core architecture

- Explore how to properly use building blocks for effective reporting and analysis

- Brief overview of new developments from Release 2309

Submit your interest to register for the session by clicking the button and include the session date on the Subject. Someone from the team will get back to you in 1-business day.

Watch On-demand | Session 6 of 10: How to Navigate Two Critical Paths in Group Reporting: Historical Data Migration and Report Migration

In this webcast, we will discuss how to properly plan for migrating historical data and reports in Group Reporting. Explore how these two workstreams are common risks in any Group Reporting implementations and the strategies Reply has deployed to ensure success.

* Please note that registering for one session will not register you for all sessions. You are encouraged to register for all the sessions that you are interested in attending.

April 23 at 10AM ET | Session 7 of 10: How to Avoid Pitfalls in your Group Reporting Data Collection Installation and Integration

Learn how to properly install and integrate Group Reporting Data Collection the first time and avoid many of the pitfalls along the way.

* Please note that registering for one session will not register you for all sessions. You are encouraged to register for all the sessions that you are interested in attending.

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May 8 at 10AM ET | Session 8 of 10: How to Approach Organization Change Management for Group Reporting

What does Organization Change Management entail for Group Reporting? Learn about the different aspects and strategies to deploy for a seamless integration.

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May 22 at 10AM ET | Session 9 of 10: A Deeper Dive of the Reporting Solutions for Group Reporting

Join our webcast to compare and contrast the different reporting solutions available for Group Reporting. Learn about the different features along with the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.

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June 18 at 10AM ET | Session 10 of 10: Group Reporting Technical Architecture, Integration Concepts, and Security Design

Join us for a review of the architectural design, requirements, and considerations for on-prem and cloud source systems. Explore considerations for an effective security design.

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Watch On-demand: Charting The Path to S/4HANA Group Reporting: Glatfelter and Hexion

In this presentation, Reply’s finance experts, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, will examine the practical aspects of implementing S/4HANA for Group Reporting in three industry-leading companies: Glatfelter and Hexion. Our exploration delves into the reasons for change, strategies employed, and the lessons derived from these projects, offering insights valuable to organizations considering S/4HANA for Group Reporting.

Key Points:

  1. Project Framework and Approaches: We dissect the methodology from preparation to going live, providing a comprehensive view of the project's lifecycle.
  2. Solution Design in Varied ERP Landscapes: We examine the intricacies of solution design, particularly in the context of various source accounting systems, while highlighting data integration and transparency.
  3. Lessons Learned: We share insights gained from these implementations, focusing on the critical success factors and challenges that were successfully navigated.
  4. Benefits Achieved: We outline the practical benefits of these projects, especially in terms of improved consolidation processes and consolidated financial reporting.
  5. Planned capabilities: We provide an overview of future innovation for Group Reporting and what these companies have planned for additional value realization

This presentation provides an opportunity to gain knowledge from these projects and better understand the landscape of financial consolidation. Whether you are a financial professional, compliance expert, or an executive seeking to enhance your organization's group reporting, this comparative study offers valuable insights.

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