SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference 2016

  • May 17, 2016 to May 19, 2016
  • Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
  • Booth 109 on the exhibition floor

Capgemini is excited to be a Sapphire-level sponsor of the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference.


Join us at booth 109 to meet with our experts and find out how to drive growth with SAP’s innovative portfolio of solutions.


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Capgemini Receives 2016 SAP® Pinnacle Award: Customers’ Choice - Service

Capgemini received the 2016 SAP® Pinnacle Award for Customers’ Choice in the Service category, which recognize its contributions as an SAP partner. In addition, Capgemini was recognized as a finalist for multiple awards, including Customers’ Choice in both the Sell and Build categories, and Service Quality Partner of the Year. SAP presents these awards annually to the top partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers run better. Winners and finalists in 19 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP field, customer feedback and performance indicators in the following umbrella categories: Build, Service, and Sell with each category including a Customers’ Choice award, which recognizes a customer-nominated SAP partner.

Don’t Miss Our Speaking Sessions!

We have a large number of sessions this year; click a title for more details or scroll down to browse the whole list. You can register for sessions via the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG site.

Take the Path to Digital Transformation with SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Achieve digital transformation quickly with SAP HANA Cloud Platform. See how Capgemini’s EnergyPath solution, built upon the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, helped C&J Energy Services many field users improve data accuracy and reduce sales outstanding. Discover how the solution integrates with the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution to capture job data regardless of connectivity.

Speakers: Siva Subrahamanyan, Rob McKay and Sowmi Jagadeeshi, Capgemini
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 – 12:20 pm
Location: Digital Enterprise Platform Topic Area 3
Session ID: 34995

Increase Efficiency at Topco by Leveraging SAP HANA

Learn how Topco, a $15 billion grocery procurement organization, implemented the SAP HANA platform as part of a transformation project to modernize its people, processes, and technology in order to become a more efficient partner for member-owners and suppliers. Find out more about business drivers, lessons, and benefits related to the project.

Speakers: Jonathan Morse, VP Technology & Continuous Improvement, Topco
Remon Hogguer, Capgemini, Program Manager/Delivery Executive
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 17, 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Location: Theatre 4
Session ID: ES34594 

Transform and Bridge the Digital Disconnect with SAP Solutions

Discover a customer information system that delivers utility and property tax bills to citizens using a CRM and billing solution, a multichannel foundation, and a computing platform, all from SAP. See how the City of Kitchener, with Capgemini, started a transformation journey to deliver top services to those who have chosen Kitchener as their home.
Joyce Evans, Deputy City Treasurer/Director of Revenue, Financial and Corporate Services, City of Kitchener.

Speakers:Alex Ahkoon, Manager, SAP Solutions, Finance & Corporate Services, City of Kitchener
Prashant Gupta, Delivery Executive - COK, Capgemini
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 17, 3:30 PM - 3:50
Location: PS601
Session ID: ES34598

Capitalize on an Enterprise-Wide Reorganization by Redesigning HR (Interactive Session)

See how a telecommunications company built a global HR organization from scratch in just 6 months across 50 countries in response to an organizational restructuring. Learn how Alcatel Lucent Enterprise used SAP SuccessFactors solutions to simplify HR processes, enable self-service, and accelerate headcount reporting by 87% with Capgemini’s help.

Speaker: Johannes Neumann, Alcatel Lucent
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Location: PS604
Session ID: PS35125

Rockwell Automation Is Able to Run Simple with SAP Fiori, Cloud Edition

Rockwell Automation is an innovative SAP customer with a clear vision to deliver great user experience for end users, allowing them to perform their daily tasks anywhere and on any device. Join the session to learn how SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP Fiori, cloud edition empower Rockwell Automation to execute the vision.

Speaker: Michelle Heger, Manager, Systems of Engagement, Rockwell Automation
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Location: S330C
Session ID: A4531


Transform, Modernize and Prepare for Growth and Expansion with SAP S/4HANA

Learn how Meijer, a privately held grocer and hypermarket retailer, is implementing the SAP S/4HANA suite as part of a transformation project of modernizing its people, processes, and technology to become more efficient and support growth and innovation strategies. Learn about business drivers, lessons learned, and Meijer’s transformation vision.
Theater Presentation

Speaker: Terry Ledbetter, Senior VP / CIO, Meijer
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2:30 – 2:50 pm
Location: Theater 4
Session ID: ES34595 

Florida Crystals Leverages SAP-EWM to Optimize Business Operations

Florida Crystals was among the first organizations in the world to move to S/4HANA. As it continues its IT transformation journey, learn how leveraging SAP-EWM has improved warehouse management processes resulting in increased inventory visibility, survivability (zero down time), and smooth wareshouse operations.

Speaker: Enrique Leon, Director – IT Operations NA, Florida Crystal Corporation
Manish Pimplikar, Program Director, Capgemini
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 – 3:20 pm
Location: PS602
Session ID: 34597


Transform Your Supply Chain Operations with SAP S/4 HANA Supply Chain

Find out how to dramatically simplify your supply chain operations with SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain. You will hear use cases of SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain allowing COOs to migrate to a single system, which covers planning, execution, and reporting with a shorter timeline for implementations. You will also learn how to achieve greater value with Capgemini accelerators.

Speaker: Gautam Sapre, Capgemini
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: S320D
Session ID: A5125

Taking the Mystery out of Material Ledger:  Visibility of Inventory Value

Using material ledger, Louisiana Pacific analyzes the actual cost of inventoried materials compared to the standard cost using standard and custom reports in SAP ERP. This facilitates standard reports across the organization. By including a contra account posting in the financial reporting, the revaluation variances are more visible.

Speakers: April Murray, Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Brian Berry, Louisiana Pacific Corporation
James Wyman, Capgemini
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: S311
Session ID: A3955


Transforming the Distributor Network with SAP Fiori and MFGPath

United Copper Industries (UCI) is a leader in the copper wire sector.  Hear how UCI leveraged the pre-configured MFGPath, a qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution, along with the SAP Fiori user experience, to reengineer business processes for pricing and its distributor channel.

Speakers: Matt Wilsman, Director of Information Technology, United Copper Industries
Bart Neal, Vice President, Capgemini
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Location: PS603
Session ID: ES34596


Get Ahead of the Game with Digital Transformation

Learn how small and midsize enterprises can achieve digital transformation and run their business in real time. Hear how Broad Green Pictures LLC replaced QuickBooks in record time to manage its own title-based P&L and cash flow with SAP HANA Live and the SAP S/4HANA Finance solution, with no separate business warehouse.

Speakers: Nick Lyons, Broad Green
Kalyan Battula, Capgemini
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 4:00 - 4:40 pm
Location: SME Solution & Partner Solutions Topic Area PS606
Session ID: PS35154

Roundtable: S/4HANA: Finance Capability and Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of this presentation is to describe finance innovations in SAP S/4HANA and compare with current capabilities. It covers capabilities and improvements in key finance areas and questions that clients have. Topics covered are: accounting and close, treasury and risk management, and collaborative finance operations.

Speakers: Nutan Deshpande, Capgemini
Date/Time: Thursday, May 19th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Roundtable 4
Session ID: A5239


Innovating a Seamless Shopping Experience with Connected Commerce

Capgemini Digital is pushing the envelope by redefining the omnichannel shopping experience. We showcase the Connected Bag, which leverages the Capgemini Digital Innovation team, RFID technology, and SAP Hybris solutions for customer engagement and commerce to transform the in-store shopping experience.

Speakers: David Harrelson, NA Digital Practice GTM Leader, Capgemini
Date/Time: Thursday, May 19, 11:00 - 11:20 am
Location: PS603
Session ID: ES34599

Align Business and IT Priorities for Strategic Digital Transformation

Embrace co-innovation throughout your business to enable digital transformation. Hear customers discuss how IT and lines of business are working together to transform business processes and models. Understand how new innovations like SAP S/4HANA software are helping to run live business and making an impact to the bottom line.

Speakers: Jeremy Fuchs, Broad Green Pictures
Date/Time: Thursday, May 19th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Theater 3
(40 minute panel followed by 20 minute Q&A)
Session ID: LB34225


Capgemini's FashionPath - An Accelerated Approach to Implementing SAP Fashion Management

Capgemini's FashionPATH is an accelerated approach to implementing the SAP Fashion Management application on SAP S/4HANA as the digital core of your business and is built with SAP S/4HANA Finance. In this presentation, you will learn about Capgemini's FashionPath solution offering, our key credentials, and our rapid time to go-live for a quicker ROI.

Speakers: Andrea France, Capgemini
Dan Gillis, Capgemini
Date/Time: Thursday, May 19, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: S310B
Session ID: A5272


Speaker Sessions at Partner Booths

Moving beyond “the one”: Benefiting from multiple cloud options with VMware 

Enterprises are no longer limited to selecting one cloud option to meet their needs. Instead, they have to find the right mix of private, public, hybrid, and all variations thereof. In this session, find out how to ensure your enterprise is positioned to control all workloads in the best infrastructure and platform solutions available while understanding SLA demands and cost structures. You’ll also find out how to position workloads to be flexible as technology changes and how VMware can assist in the migration, management, and control of each of them.
Speakers: TBD
Date/Time: Tuesday 17 May, 12:30 pm
Location: VMware booth Booth 635

Leverage the Power of HANA with Azure Cloud Migration

ERP nirvana is building a digital enterprise as you modernize your legacy SAP environment. SAP HANA and the Azure cloud are digital tools giving rise to new opportunities to change the way we work, communicate and sell. Capgemini's mission is to enable digital business transformation through the power of SAP HANA and the Azure cloud. Our experts in rapid cloud transformation, risk control, speedier end-to-end migrations, and optimized costs will share our industrialized migration approach for an accelerated migration to SAP HANA.
Speakers: Jason Hatch, Capgemini
Date/Time: Tuesday, 17 May, 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Microsoft Booth 421


Transform into a cloud-first business with SAP on AWS and Capgemini’s Cloud Choice 

Find out how to gain a competitive edge by migrating your SAP workloads to the AWS Cloud with the help of Capgemini’s Cloud Choice services. You will hear best practices for migrating any existing SAP installation to the AWS Cloud. We will discuss migration pitfalls to avoid as well as real-life tips for reducing complexity, increasing flexibility, lowering risk, and generating cost savings.
Speakers: Tom Vacca, Cloud Services NA, Capgemini
Date/Time: Wednesday 18 May, 11:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Booth #845


Cloud Choice with Microsoft

Build a digital business and reap the rewards of greater flexibility and speed to market - yet retain security and control. That’s the challenge of the digital era.  Cloud is one essential component for innovation and transformation, yet more is needed to succeed. From strategy to infrastructure to business transformation, Capgemini can help you leverage the power of the Microsoft Cloud to build your digital business.  Leveraging Dynamics CRM, Power BI and Office 365, our cloud experts share how we help our clients build agile digital businesses. 
Speakers: Carlo Poropat, Capgemini
Date/Time: Wednesday, 18 May, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: Microsoft Booth 421



Join us at booth 109 for one of our demos:

  • Leveraging Big Data and Predictive Analytics to Forecast Impact of Pandemics on the Supply Chain
  • EnergyPath Field Ticket Solution – Enabled by SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • Capemini Financials EDGE with SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • Proofecy, a predictive maintenance solution from Capgemini built on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • SAP SuccessFactors Cloud Extension using SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP HANA Cloud Integration
  • (R)evolution: Our New Platform for your SAP Digital Core
  • Connected Commerce: Innovating a Seamless Shopping Experience
  • MFGPath - Preconfigured Solution Implementation with Capgemini’s Agile Digital Delivery Framework
  • A&DPath Preconfigured Solution Implementation with Capgemini’s Agile Digital Delivery Framework
  • AutoPath: Preconfigured Solution Implementation with Capgemini’s Agile Digital Delivery Framework
  • Delivery goes digital with Capgemini’s Agile Digital Delivery Framework
  • MFGPath Preconfigured Predictive Maintenance Solution Leveraging IoT


Capgemini won the 2016 SAP Pinnacle Award for Customers’ Choice in the Service category, and was also a Finalist in the Customers’ Choice Sell and Build categories too. This result, based on client feedback, positions Capgemini as the only partner distinguished in all Customers’ Choice categories and highlights its outstanding contributions as an SAP strategic partner. In addition, Capgemini was Finalist in the SAP Pinnacle Award for Service Quality Partner of the Year. Winners and finalists in 19 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP field, customer feedback and performance indicators.

Meet our experts