Finance SIG (Mobility Theme)

Thursday 16th June 2011 at 9:30am - 9:30am


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This SIG is being hosted at SAP Clockhouse Place, nr Heathrow and is being sponsored by iQlink.

Albert Gribben is the Procurements Manager at Northern Rail, the largest rail operator in the UK. Northern Rail’s 100 executives who approve purchase orders are away from their offices for substantial parts of each day and reliance on their access to PCs was causing delays. Northern Rail now provides PO approvals to their managers on Blackberry smart phones.The solution was provided by iQlink and installed on Northern Rail’s SAP development system in less than one hour.

Albert Gribben will describe the business benefits, the process and a demonstration. Any attendee can get the solution on their own PDA or smart phone by providing their email address.

Alberto Zamora from iQlink will be speaking at the SIG. Until five years ago Alberto Zamora was one of the people responsible for Mobility at SAP; in February 2006 he co founded Movilitas, a company that has helped SAP and its customers to mobilize applications in Europe, the Americas and Asia/Pacific regions. Last year, Movilitas bought to market a cloud-based low-cost platform called Movilizer which comes with “out of the box mobile B2B and B2C business apps, one of being Inventory Asset Management for the module SAP FI-AA.
Alberto will explain how this application works and enables SAP customers to mobilize recording their fixed assets and update SAP automatically by using simple mobile phones (not even Smartphones are needed) as well as iPhones etc . The solution is available to try free and the investment costs are as low as a few pounds per user per month. Alberto will provide a demonstration that includes an update to SAP.

Amanda Byrne will discuss the SAP Global Session including VAT issue. Following the success of other SAP Global SIG's, the SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN) have set up a global SIG for Finance. These groups allow the sharing of issues and challenges on a global basis and allow groups to understand and learn from each other. The UK and Ireland User Group are involved in this process. The group has now had two telephone conference calls and this session will feed back on the progress being made.

David Ormerod from SAP will present a BPC Overview. Whether you are new to SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation or already have some experience, this guide to the latest functionality for both the Microsoft and SAP NetWeaver platforms can help you increase organizational agility, improve planning accuracy, and achieve a faster, more compliant financial close. Reduce the learning curve and increase your user adoption rate by leveraging native Microsoft Office tools, which provide familiar and easy to use interfaces. Find out how to save time and resources when integrating and maintaining business user applications by leveraging the same SAP NetWeaver system that drives your data warehouse. Learn how to reduce budget cycle time by enabling stakeholders the ability to collaborate and align their budgets. Hear about the new BPC 10.0 features and how this latest release delivers a unified, comprehensive and transformational experience to our customers.

Craig Dale from the User Group will deliver the presentation User Group Update & Influencing SAP. Craig will provide a short, high level update with regards to this year’s conference and will focus on how you can get involved in User Group activities to influence SAP’s product development.

Event Resources

BPC Overview - David Ormerod - SAP (5.11 MB)
Albert Gribben - Northern Rail (582.07 KB)

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