The 2018 SAP-Centric Financials Conference was a marvelous event that took place in booming Plano, TX. It was exciting to host over 300 individuals that were experiencing and exploring SAP Finance solutions. Our keynotes rocked the stage and the event space was buzzing with people excited to take in all sorts of learnings whether it be sponsor solutions, case studies from customers like Toyota or Honeywell, or simple one off conversations during lunch. It’s safe to say that this event was one that will set the tone for this community for years to come.
We were privileged to hear from Thack Brown of SAP on the future of ERP in finance and Jim Diamond of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on how they were able to “change the direction of the Titanic” through well executed finance transformation strategy.
Follow along as we recap SAP-Centric Financials 2018.
What people are saying…
“…we could connect with companies and really not about just the strategy part but how they went to [create] the business case and how they could convince their CFOs and also, talk about implementation roadmaps. So, it wasn’t just talking strategy, it’s real. It’s folks that are in the trenches and what are their lessons learned… getting that end to end view was really valuable to us and that’s what I’m taking back to my organization.”
Mahendra Patil, Strategy Portolio Manager, Finance IT, Ford Motor Company
“I think it’s a great conference and it’s a great place for managers and those who are making strategy decisions on which direction they want to go to [and] come to and share ideas as well as find out what others are doing…”
Robert Hickman, IT Manager, Corporate Finance, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
“This conference is in it’s 2nd year, and we know that it is going to grow and continue to be an important of your annual calendar to come and network and to grow, and to share in a community”
Kyle Tate, Conference Producer, Eventful Conferences
“…The CEO is articulating a strategy and those kind of things, and the CFO is telling a financial story and with the rise of investor activism, it’s becoming even more important that the CFO is equipped with the right information and analysis to be able to tell a great story… digital is disrupting models and creating new ones, we know all this…”
David Axson, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy
So, Whats Next?
The conference may be over, but the community is still active. We will be hosting webcasts like over the next 6 months as well as releasing video clips, conference stats, behind the scenes content and exclusive conference case studies. Stay in touch and let us know if you need anything.
Today, go signup for a free webcast in conjunction with SAP, Hershey’s, and Infosys. You’ll learn about how S/4 innovations can be brought to your organization. Signup here!
Plus, we will be starting our research for next year very soon and we will be sure to keep you in the loop for the future of SAP-Centric Financials.