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SAPPHIRE Canceled, Introducing Enowa&cbsNOW

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SAP announced the 2020 SAPPHIRENOW/ASUG Annual Conference will become a digital program to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Similar to SAP, Enowa & cbs value the health of our community & supports SAP’s decision.

As an alternative to those seeking to learn in May, and in alignment with SAP’s announcement, we will hold Enowa&cbsNOW, a live virtual & interactive full day digital event with customer case studies & educational sessions held on May 13th, with a live rerun on May 14th. Attendees will be able to ask questions & network with Enowa & cbs experts live – stopping by all day or only visiting for sessions of interest. Here's a sneak peak of digital sessions. Check back soon for the detailed agenda.

Migrate from ECC to S/4 with Selective Data Transition Experts

Presented by Winni Hesel, Partner and VP Innovation, Enowa and Lorenz Praefcke, CEO, cbs Americas

Find out why the top 5000 SAP customers are considering the Selective Data Transition approach to get from ECC to S/4. This innovative approach is currently beating traditional ways of using greenfield or brownfield with lower cost and lower risk. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the Selective Data Transition approach can successfully combine going to S/4 and “cleaning house” without having to start over
  • How you can leave unwanted configuration and data behind by simply selecting only what part of your history you want to bring  to S/4

Jayhawk Chemicals Full Implementation of S/4HANA in 5 Months

Presented by Winni Hesel, Partner and VP Innovation, Enowa and Jay Hendren, Supply Chain Manager, Jayhawk Fine Chemicals

Newly-divested Jayhawk Fine Chemicals mastered greenfield implementation from complex and custom legacy ECC6.0 to best practice S/4HANA 1809 in 5 months. In this webinar, you will:

  • Understand why they chose Enowa and AWS
  • Understand the strategy, methodology and end-user prep
  • Learn how SAP’s Watchlist cloud solution was integrated using SCP

Using Celonis for Process Mining to Optimize Working Capital

Presented by Melody Briggs, Practice Manager Process Mining and Value Realization, Enowa

The financial health of any organization is often measured in the ability to improve receivables and collections, reducing early payments, and maximizing cash discounts.  However, identifying where an organization should focus efforts is difficult, even when the latest generation of ERP is being used.  Celonis offers a software solution that visualizes as-is business processes based on system data to support companies in this effort. During this session, we will demonstrate how an organization can leverage Celonis to:

  • Review your accounts payable processes to identify discounts that have not been taken or late payments that incur penalties
  • Review your accounts receivable and collection processes to identify customers that are at risk of paying late and the related credit management data

Using SAP Analytics Cloud for Sales Reporting, Royal Cup Coffee’s ECC6 on HANA system

Presented by Jonathan Haun, Senior Director BI and Technology, Enowa and Polly Norris, Systems Manager, Royal Cup Coffee

In this webinar, you will gain an overview of how RCC utilized SAC for sales related KPIs and metrics. We will:

  • Discuss the benefits, technical challenges and visualizations designed to support RCC’s needs.
  • Review the technical architecture and SAP HANA model designed for real-time access to billing document ERP Data.

Three Real SAP S/4HANA Transition Projects Compared

Presented by Lorenz Praefcke, CEO, cbs Americas and Victor Puente, Account Manager, cbs Americas

In this webinar we will give a comparison of 3 different customer stories in different stages with individual initial situation, approach and where they are today. We will cover the following stories and topics:

  • Options to move to SAP S/4HANA aside New Implementation and Conversion
  • How a global Automotive Supplier defined a clear strategic Roadmap and Business Case for their SAP S/4HANA Transition project
  • Why and how an American Steel Manufacturer decided to move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Single Tenant Edition
  • How a global Manufacturing company moved their large scale One-ECC instance to SAP S/4HANA in just one weekend

Nemak SAP S/4HANA Preparation Benefits, Transition Options, & Planning

Presented by Lorenz Praefcke, CEO, cbs Americas and Victor Puente, Account Manager, cbs Americas

In this webinar we will share the story of global Automotive Supplier Nemak: "How we built our SAP Roadmap" covering the following topics:

  • Starting Points - available transition options to SAP S/4HANA
  • How to conduct a quick, intense and efficient Roadmap and Strategy Workshop
  • Awareness, Findings and Results - Benefits and Learnings

ECC on prem to SAP S/4HANA Cloud STE Transition Lessons

Presented by Lorenz Praefcke, CEO, cbs Americas and Victor Puente, Account Manager, cbs Americas

In this webinar we will cover SPS Companies' initial situation and what led them to ultimately decide to merge an SAP ECC into a running SAP S/4HANA STE Cloud system.

  • Merge of Historic ECC on-prem with Best Practice STE Version
  • Configuration & customizing moved from on-prem to the cloud
  • Financial Conversion of CoA, PC and CC + New GL Conversion
  • Current status and projected Go-Live

Viessmann, the World's Largest, SAP S/4HANA Transition Lessons

Presented by Lorenz Praefcke, CEO, cbs Americas and Victor Puente, Account Manager, cbs Americas

In this webinar we will share the story of heating and cooling system manufacturer Viessmann: "Our way to succeed the world's largest SAP S/4HANA Transition Project in Manufacturing Industry" covering the following topics:

  • Initial situation: ONE ERP with 5TB and clean-up needs
  • Selection of the best Transition Approach
  • Selective Data Transition: Why and how it worked 
  • Major Benefits and ROI

Need an added incentive? We realize you won’t get all thosefree giveaways from SAPPHIRE. For those that attend Enowa&cbsNOWsessions, we’ll be randomly selecting people to receive Enowa & cbs brandedgear throughout the day!

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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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