Business Intelligence SIG

Thursday 7th May 2009 at 9:30am - 9:30am

Nr Heathrow,

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The theme for this Mays BI SIG will focus on the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite of products from SAP, which also encompasses GRC. As there has been significant consolidation of the products offered in this space over the last couple of years, the day will review what EPM is, what areas it includes, how it integrates into the SAP and BI landscape and how customers can leverage these products to optimise business performance. The future vision and roadmap for this important suite of products will also be discussed with a Q&A session enabling members to clarify any questions around EPM, and the direction of products which you may have already implemented, such as Integrated Planning and SEM-BCS consolidation.

James Hogan from SAP will present EPM Products from SAP. This session will provide insight into how they meet an organisations SAP requirements for unified information and collaborative decision making and enable the alignment of strategy and financial plans, better management of risk and assured operational compliance.

Jim Robinson from SAP will present SAP Business Objects: Converging for the Business User and Performance Optimisation Product Demonstration.We are seeing the need to converge what have in the past been disparate disciplines into a single integrated system that addresses users demands for Unified Information, Collaborative decisions, and Business network optimisation. For customers, this new found ability to optimise business performance will result in broader insight, aligned strategy and financial plans, better management of risk and assured operational compliance. Find out about the new Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite from SAP, Closing the gap between strategy and execution, How EPM integrates with your existing SAP landscape, Netweaver BW and Business Objects BI, The touch points between EPM, Risk and compliance controls, How to build on your existing investments.

Chris Hall will provide a session onDelivering a Management Information Platform for UK Departmentfor Transport (DfT).This session will present an insight into the drivers for change at DfT focusing on the need for a coherent approach to consolidate business-critical management information previously held in a number of separate legacy systems. Following the success of the SAP Business Objects Planning and Consolidation rollout at National Networks Group Chris has led the adoption of the solution across the whole of the UK Department for Transport now supporting a wide variety of management and operational reporting processes with a single unified platform.

SAP EPM - Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Access Controls & Process Controlswill be presented by Gavin Webb and Aman Joshi from PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC has vast experience implementing GRC for clients and Gavin willfocus this session on Access Controls and Process Controls. He will share with you client pain points , compliance issues and the business case, also discussing their Implementation and integration approach, methodologies and key learnings. Looking at the final deliverable, sustainable compliance and the benefits realised, the session will also include time for open discussion and Q&A.

Stewart Faith from SAP will then provide an SAP Business Intelligence Update. Stewart will look at the future of Business Intelligence at SAP and how this relates to customers existing investments. SAP is investing huge amounts of energy into this field and would like to share with you their product roadmap and drill into some of the new exciting developments.

We do hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing you on the day.

Event Resources

Delivering a Management Information Platform for UK Department for Transport (DfT) - CH (1.51 MB)
SAP EPM - Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) GW and AJ PWC (563.31 KB)
SAP Business Objects: Converging for the Business User - JR - SAP (1.08 MB)
SAP Business Intelligence Update - SF - SAP (1.93 MB)

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