ASUG Preconference Seminars

Monday, October 20

Jump-start your conference experience by attending one of our Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG) preconference programs. Join the best minds in the industry in a unique configuration to foster face-to-face networking knowledge sharing. Additional registration fees are required, times and fees will vary.

Half and full-day seminars are available. Review the descriptions below for more details and pricing.

Available Seminars

  • SOLD OUT | ALL DAY | HANDS-ON: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1, SAP BW and SAP BW on
    SAP HANA – All in One Day

    Fee: $695 ASUG Member | $795 Non-member
    All Day Seminar: Monday, October 20, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.1 is the latest suite release from SAP and offers a broad set of BI tools to choose from. Each tool has its own special focus in the area of reporting and analytics. This full-day, hands-on seminar is a series of activities focused on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 products in combination with SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW), SAP BW on SAP HANA, and SAP ERP. Attendees will learn to use the different products from the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite 4.1 in combination with SAP data:

    • Web Intelligence
    • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office
    • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP
    • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
    • SAP Lumira Desktop and SAP Lumira Studio
    • SAP Predictive Analysis
    • SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI
  • ALL DAY | Turn the SAP User Experience Strategy into Your Customer Reality

    Fee: $595 ASUG Member | $695 Non-member
    All Day Seminar: Monday, October 20, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    The way people work with software has changed dramatically and SAP users demand consumer-grade experience from SAP software. It has to be simple, easy, and intuitive.

    SAP, together with customers, jointly defines the new user experience (UX) strategy of new, renew, and enable. You will learn how SAP’s UI offerings such as SAP Fiori, SAP Screen Personas, SAPUI5, etc., along with UX Design Services can help to accelerate user adoption in your organization.

    In this full-day workshop, you will learn how to approach and build your customer-specific user experience strategy and capability in your organization along with customer examples. This session will help you understand what is available today in terms of user interfaces including tools and technologies, how to navigate the options, engage with your end users, and how to take action to improve usability in your organization.

    • 1. Learn how you can refresh, renew, and reimagine your SAP investment for greater adoption and ROI.
    • 2. Discover how to create your customer specific UX strategy and road map.
    • 3. Find out where is best to start to improve user experience and get recommended next steps.
    • 4. Get a guide to user experience and user interface sessions and experts at SAP TechEd
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  • ALL DAY | Express Delivery to Your Business with SAP Solution Manager

    Fee: $595 ASUG Member | $695 Non-member
    All Day Seminar: Monday, October 20, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Deliver Software Solutions Fast with Design Thinking and Agile Software Engineering.

    The fast pace of technology and the increasing rate of business requirements make it necessary to adopt the right application strategy and platform. Improving the management of end-to-end business processes requires a well-defined process with an early assessment and decision criteria for business requirements.

    In this session, with SAP Solution Manager as the single source of truth, you will learn how to integrate hand-overs from design to operations as you build the right things (Design Thinking) and build the things right (Agile Software Engineering).  Discover how to achieve rapid innovation and make your corporate rollouts a non-event for the business: By adopting Design Thinking that focuses not only on desirability, but also considering viability and feasibility along the entire innovation process, not relying on ‘gut feelings’ alone.

    With Agile Software Engineering methodology, you can understand how to improve the organization of your development teams and make it worth your while with Pilot Rollouts. Walk through the best practice steps to build and deliver a prototype with the Design Thinking approach, coordinating the Business Strategy -> Value Prediction -> Pilot Value Realization -> Corporate Value Realization. Discuss how to prevent conflicts by applying the Pace-Layer application strategy, supporting different velocities of change. Based on SAP’s foundation, you can extend your business processes to drive innovation and differentiation.  Obtain information on how SAP Solution Manager helps deliver high-quality support for dual landscapes that cater to the needs of your business. Fast-paced systems of differentiation and innovation achieve tangible and measurable business value, with predefined KPIs available out-of-the-box.  In conclusion, you will understand how business process owners can use dashboards for monitoring and analytics to mitigate pain points while providing transparency about impacted business processes.

    In addition, obtain the latest information about the planned SAP Solution Manager application lifecycle support for hybrid cloud scenarios to best enable collaboration between you, SAP and your cloud provider.

    Key Learnings:

    • Fast-track to deliver business solutions within a few weeks
    • Engage with your business collaboratively
    • Decision criteria whether a business requirement is suitable for fast track
    • Agile Software Engineering methodology to organize development teams
    • Lifecycle management that prevents conflicts due to two different paces of change: fast track and foundational track
    • Leverage standard building blocks, so you are always ready to consume the latest SAP innovation in your system of innovation

    Key Benefits:

    • Leverage industry best practices
    • Use tangible, ready-to-run business processes out-of-the-box
    • Standardize your ‘system of record’
    • Spend your investment on differentiation and innovation
  • HALF-DAY: Create Your Own SAP Fiori Apps Using ABAP and OpenUI5

    Fee: $395 ASUG Member | $495 Non-member
    Half-Day Seminar: Monday, October 20, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    In this workshop, you can learn how to build SAP Fiori apps with application server ABAP following some sample Fiori reference UI's, which are delivered by SAP. The focus of this session covers both the back-end implementation using the SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.4 with SAP Gateway as well as the front-end implementation using SAP OpenUI5 Controls.

  • HALF-DAY: Fast Track to Development with SAP HANA Cloud Platform

    Fee: $395 ASUG Member | $495 Non-member
    Half-Day Seminar: Monday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Big Data, mobile, Internet of Things, and the cloud are dramatically reshaping software development. SAP HANA Cloud Platform enables you to capitalize on these emerging trends. In this half-day workshop, presenters will introduce you to the capabilities of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and will demonstrate firsthand how this platform helps you innovate faster by:

    • Exploiting sensor data for real-time insights into your products and services (Internet of Things)
    • Leveraging your data from your on-premise systems in the cloud
    • Simplifying the user experience with consumer-grade user interfaces
    • Harnessing the power of SAP HANA in your cloud-based development projects


    • Introduction to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform
    • Connect sensors to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform
    • Hybrid cloud applications with the SAP HANA Cloud Platform
    • Manage lightweight and responsive HTML5 apps on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • HALF-DAY: Big Data in Enterprise Information Management for Better Data Governance

    Fee: $395 ASUG Member | $495 Non-member
    Half-Day Seminar: Monday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

    As the amount and variety of data continues to explode, organizations are faced with new challenges of gaining a complete and accurate view of information across the enterprise to support confident decision making. Learn how your organization can unlock business value from mounds of unstructured data (such as customer sentiment, Web logs, social media, or machine-generated data), ensure its quality, and combine it with structured data (such as CRM, point of sales, or inventory data) to gain contextual insight never seen before. Also, learn how SAP solutions for enterprise information management (EIM) can help you integrate, cleanse, and ensure the quality of your Big Data to unlock new business value. Big Data and master data governance go hand in hand to make your business run better. Missing information, lack of consistency, and incorrect values (particularly around master data) compromise decisions. Learn how understanding your data, governing within business processes, and continuously monitoring data quality can transform your data into trusted data. SAP EIM solutions can help you govern with greater speed and agility, while empowering the business.

    • Understand how Big Data can help improve your master data from the inside out
    • See how Big Data customer sentiment analysis can improve your bottom line
    • Incorporate business value analysis via SAP Information Steward to gain visibility into the potential financial impact in having poor quality information