Many of you will no doubt be familiar with the itelligence annual conference, which for the last 8 years has taken place in London. Alongside the UKISUG conference, it has become one of the annual highlights for the SAP user community.
This year, in reaction to the global COVID-19 situation we postponed our conference and pivoted to a virtual event.
We have crafted the agenda into a 4-day festival format, making it easier for you and your colleagues to attend.
If you have not yet been convinced to register, then here are 10 reasons why you should be there:
1.Find out how to get the most value out of SAP
#itelliFest2020 will showcase organisations who are creating new business processes, improving UX, leveraging automation, launching new business models and becoming data driven. Attend customer-led sessions and get inspired by their stories. You can take advantage of the interactive nature of #itelliFest2020 to get their advice on how to deliver outstanding project results.
2.Plan your move towards S/4HANA and the Intelligent Enterprise
Planning your move to S/4HANA is difficult. At #itelliFest2020 you can learn from other customers who are bringing the Intelligent Enterprise to life. Understand the different S/4HANA versions, the impact on integrated applications (e.g. BW), the new UX and analytics opportunities available, and the different routes to adoption. All placed in the context of business cases, business value and the shifting SAP maintenance windows.
3.Get on the front foot with data and analytics
There is a clear shift away from traditional BI in favour of easier to use, smarter real-time analytics that access disparate and far-reaching data sets. This creates often unwelcome challenges for existing business intelligence teams. #itelliFest2020 can help you understand how your analytics strategy can be positively influenced by the adoption of hybrid analytics that deliver the agility your users demand as well as the resilience and governance your organisation needs.
4.Understand how customer experience impacts business performance
For many organisations, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone an unwelcome light on how they handle relationships with their customers, partners and suppliers. Customer experience (CX) is increasingly seen as a key area for improving business performance. #itelliFest2020 will give you the facts you need to help prioritise your investments to deliver real impact.
5.Look beyond HCM to HXM
We are still feeling the impact of the consumerisation of IT, with a desire for internal systems to be not only more accessible and usable but also to be constantly improving. This is no more prevalent than in the core end-to-end HR business process known as ‘recruit to retire’. These are challenging times for many organisations with changes in workforce demographics as well as increasing demands for programs that recruit, train and retain the most talented people. #itelliFest2020 will guide you through the new world of HXM and help you understand how innovations such as chatbots and automation can help you accelerate to delivering an improved employee experience.
6.Get tips on lowering your SAP running costs
It is no secret that many SAP customers have experienced increasing running costs for their core systems. Whether due to scarcity of skilled resources, unplanned outages, or non-budgeted project work, we know that many of you are looking for options. #itelliFest2020 will bring you up to speed with learnings from our global managed services team who work with customers to optimise their SAP run costs. For many, a core part of this is the opportunity presented by the hyperscale cloud providers and we will share experiences from working with all the major vendors.
7.Get ahead on finance transformation and spend management
It is true that the finance team is at the centre of many SAP implementations. Increasingly more and more CFO’s are telling us that they are being challenged to transform their core functions. At #itelliFest2020 we will discuss how we are helping our customers gain the cost and efficiency advantages offered by automation and spend networks, and the business agility brought by the combination of real-time planning and transparent access to financial analytics on both direct and indirect spend.
8.Network, learn and contribute
This is an event built for the attendees. We worked hard to select an online platform informed by these principles; Attention is borrowed not owned, networking and interaction drives value, and real conversations win. You will be able to connect with other delegates, itelligence experts and customer presenters through both structured (keynotes and sessions) and unstructured (text chat and video/web cam) interaction.
9.Gain access to 30+ presentations and multiple streams, presenting the latest SAP applications and SAP analytics solutions
From S/4HANA, analytics, CX and HXM to managed services, cloud adoption, finance transformation and spend management…itelliFest2020 has it all.
10. Unbelievably, attending this virtual conference is free!!
Nowhere else will you be exposed to so much content, guidance and thought-provoking insight. You'll benefit from 4 days packed full of inspiring keynotes, demos, customer case studies, sponsor booths and interactive networking.
So, what are you waiting for?
You and your colleagues are welcome to join us at itelliFest2020, a four-day online festival of all things SAP.
We hope to see you there!