2021: Reconnect & Refresh

Answering your questions about RISE with SAP

Friday 26th February 2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am

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SAP Announced on the 27th January a new offering “RISE with SAP”, in which it unveiled how SAP would deliver the concept of “Business Transformation As A Service”. Depending on a customers starting point, be it SAP ECC or S/4HANA, on premise or already in the cloud with a Hyperscaler, the potential reasons for adopting this new offering may differ. However, the business rationale remains consistent and focused on the Intelligent Enterprise vision, the importance of which has been further reinforced by the events of the last 12 months.

This new approach recognises that SAP customers need more help in delivering that vision and that every customers departure point will be different. By bringing together software, infrastructure and services under a single subscription and aligning with partners to lead the migration and business change aspects of the journey, “Rise with SAP” will make SAP more accountable for the outcome, reduce the overall TCO and ultimately accelerate digital transformation which has never been more important.

If you would like clarity on what RISE with SAP means for you and your business, please join SAP and UKISUG for a panel discussion, where the experts will be on hand answering some key questions collated in relation to the announcement.

The Panellists:

James Bates:

James leads the newly formed “Rise with SAP” go to market team for SAP UKI. With 20+ years experience in the technology industry spanning enterprise software companies, SaaS start-ups and Telecommunications, James has worked with many customers, large and small, as they’ve embarked on their intelligent enterprise journeys.

Ray Barratt:

Ray leads the S/4HANA Industry and Customer Advisory Team who support “RISE with SAP” with existing & new Customers moving to the cloud. Ray has spent the last 30 years working closely with SAP customers on all sides of the fence, recognising the challenges and opportunities faced by the many and not the few!

Mike Longden:

Mike is a member of the S/4HANA Industry and Customer Solution Advisory Team for EMEA North who support “RISE with SAP” with existing customers and new customers moving to the Cloud. Mike has spent over 35 years in the SAP eco-system mainly working at SAP in various roles in Services, the Global Upgrade office and now the Customer Solution Advisory.

The speakers are from the SAP UKI team, all of whom have been deeply involved and supporting the Rise initiative and bring their own expertise to the panel, covering all aspects from Commercial, Customer Success and Technical.


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