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Essential Sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW 2021

Essential Sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW 2021

For years SAPPHIRE NOW has been the essential industry event for the SAP community, bringing together company leadership and industry experts in sessions designed to guide and inspire customers on their journey to become an Intelligent Enterprise. Even through the challenges presented by no in-person events, SAPPHIRE NOW has maintained its place as a community hub by providing their curated sessions online for easy access and sharing.

400+ Sessions Dedicated to Digital Transformation

This year’s event will follow that same format, and already has over 440 sessions focused on the crucial topics that interest customers and partners. Sorting through the entire catalog to find the most essential sessions to sign up for can be a tedious, time-consuming chore that leaves most with a feeling that they are still missing something important.

Most Essential Sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW 2021

To relieve the FOMO and return the time you’d need to read through all the session descriptions, Optima’s experts have gone through the full library and highlighted a selection of the most essential sessions in a variety of categories. Please use this list to plan your SAPPHIRE NOW viewing and tell us the sessions we should add to our list.

If you are looking for guidance on which sessions to attend for a particular topic or challenge, please contact us. We’d be happy to select a list of essential sessions to match your interest.


Embark on your Digital Journey

Think beyond tomorrow. Start your business transformation to attain resiliency, profitability, and sustainability.  Presented by Christian Klein, CEO of SAP



Drive Faster Business Transformation with Industry Cloud Solutions

Accelerate your business transformation by using innovation technologies such as AI and automation. Transform your processes and become an intelligent enterprise with industry cloud solutions from SAP and partners, including solutions from IBM.


Jump-Start Your Business Transformation Using RISE with SAP

Empower your IT organization to be the change agent and lead your company’s business transformation. Discover how the RISE with SAP offering delivers business transformation as a service. Hear how your peers are accelerating their transformation journey and learn what new packages and solutions are available through RISE with SAP.


Bring Business Transformation As A Service to Life Using RISE with SAP

Chart your course to full cloud readiness, improve business agility, and experience value-added cloud innovations. Discover how you can accelerate cloud transformation and achieve a fast time to value by relying on the RISE with SAP offering.


Making Digital Transformation Work for You

Reach your full potential by getting maximum value from your software. Find out how SAP partner NTT DATA Business Solutions AG designs, implements, manages, and continuously enhances SAP solutions to help ensure that your technology works for the people using it.


Making the Right Choice Between Hyperscaler Deployment or RISE with SAP

Understand the complex options on your journey to the cloud. Explore tradeoffs between standardization and flexibility in deployments of SAP S/4HANA and RISE with SAP offerings. Consider areas such as agility, innovation, security, reliability, service delivery models, cost optimization, software licensing, commercial contracts, and implementation.


All RISE – Planning the Best Route to your Intelligent Enterprise

Using Zoom and Mural, this interactive workshop will explore the key themes of RISE with SAP. Work with our Transformation Experts to focus on the Business Case, Infrastructure choices, and Innovation Opportunities available with SAP S/4HANA. Leave the session with an approach that can accelerate your journey to the Intelligent Enterprise.


Build Intelligent Enterprises by Applying Design Thinking Methodologies

Reimagine core processes and achieve true business transformation by harnessing the power of design thinking, intelligent technologies, and innovative ways of working. Create simplified processes, human-centric experiences, greater resilience and agility, and sustainable growth through your SAP S/4HANA transformation initiative.


AP, Invoice Management, and Procure to Pay

Intelligent Order-to-Case and Procure-to-Pay and 3M Case Study

Respond to changing post-pandemic market conditions that require agile, scalable finance processes. Find out how multinational manufacturer 3M Company is using intelligent automation of order-to-cash and procure-to-pay processes to tackle these challenges while improving productivity and working capital.


Achieve Business Resilience with Digital Transformation in Accounts Payable

Transition to remote working and remain resilient in uncertain times during the COVID 19 pandemic. Gain insights on how automotive company Old World Industries LLC digitalized and automated accounts payable processes. Find out how the company accelerated invoice management and processing while reducing costs and compliance risks.


Process Mining with Signavio

Transform Your Business Efficiently Through Process Intelligence

Strengthen your competitive edge by quickly identifying and innovating critical business processes. Streamline these processes by understanding, simulating, improving, managing, and monitoring them across your enterprise. Optimize operations, improve customer excellence, and mitigate operational risk by managing process change more effectively.



Take the Right Steps to Digitally Transform Your Procurement Organization

Turn procurement into a more agile and resilient function that can mitigate risks and meet today’s digital demands. Learn how to make better-informed decisions and achieve stronger results with data, analytics, and artificial intelligence. Take away tips and techniques that leaders have applied to drive successful transformation initiatives.


Hear How SAP Runs Intelligent Spend Management

Discover how SAP is achieving intelligent spend management based on one user experience. Learn how we strive for total clarity in each spend category, including services, external labor, travel and expenses, and direct and indirect spend. See how we measure success based on customer satisfaction and the spend experience of our 100,000 employees.


Glimpse into the Future of Procurement

Discover how procurement organizations can continue to adapt, consume, and expand their digital footprint following a year of massive change that demanded agility, creativity, and resilience. Review the road map for procurement solutions from SAP and learn how we can help you take procurement to the next level.


Content Management

Think Big, Start Small. Content Management for SAP S/4HANA Made Easy

Streamline data management for productive systems, processes, and projects and improve information governance and compliance. Learn how solutions from SAP partner OpenText Corporation help you manage digital content effectively to make the most of your investment in the SAP ERP application or SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors solutions.



Empower Finance Leaders to Make Connections Across Your Midsize Business

Discover how finance leaders in growing companies deliver efficiency and insights across the organization to achieve better decisions and outcomes. Learn how SAP S/4HANA Cloud supports intelligent processes across key lines of business and how SAP Preferred Success services assure an optimized deployment that is aligned to your business goals.


Business Technology Platform

Achieve Business Agility with SAP Business Technology Platform

Accelerate business transformation with new experiences, optimized processes, and connected applications. Discover how SAP Integration Suite and SAP Extension Suite can help you achieve these goals. Learn how powerful application development, automation, and integration capabilities power SAP Business Technology Platform.


Your First Step

To get you started with RISE efficiently, Optima developed a unique DCS Health Check, a low-cost, comprehensive evaluation of your current environment. Our proprietary methodology analyzes your current system to prepare you to get the most from RISE with SAP.

Learn more about our DCS Health Check below, and how it is a vital first step to take advantage of RISE with SAP and start your transformation to an intelligent enterprise.

Learn More About Our DCS Health Check

About Optima ECM Consulting

Optima ECM Consulting is a global implementation organization that specializes in the strategy, design and implementation of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions for Compliance, Optimization, Revenue Enhancement and Collaboration. Optima’s unparalleled experience in strategy, design, implementation and management of EIM solutions such as Purchase to Pay, Sales Order Management, and Enterprise Content Management solutions enables companies to achieve both their strategic and business objectives as they look to execute their digital transformation. With more than 60 consultants and offices in USA, Mexico, and Spain, Optima is uniquely suited to ensure businesses rapidly recognized expected ROI and drive immediate value across their organization.