SAP NOW Live - Agenda - TCO
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How to manage your SAP budget?

Even with business still unusual, you are looking ahead at 2021. We are aware that when, you are responsible of digital, you are asked to scrutinize your budget and propose savings. What can you do to keep your SAP landscape costs under control?

Join one of the upcoming sessions and find out how you can prepare yourself for a Digital future ahead.
Upcoming sessions
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Date: Friday, November 27, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Presenters: Folker Lamote, partner at delaware

Let our experience help you in choosing the right migration scenario to SAP S/4HANA

Our experience in migrations led to interesting tools for selecting the right migration option and executing the migration in the most efficient way, minimizing risk and maximizing value.

Over the last few years, our specialists refined the ‘art’ of migrating to SAP S/4HANA. Not just by building up experience with the toolsets SAP provides. A large part of the added value we can offer in this area is related to help you choose the right path to SAP S/4HANA. This includes the selection of the method, the deployment option and realizing the value. Not just as separate items, but as closely interrelated topics. Previous project have show that in many cases the initial ideas had to be adjusted in order to meet the expectations.

Next to that several tools have been deployed to reduce effort and risk of the actual migration.

Discover how we can assist you both in selecting the right steps, and in actually migrating.


Date: Friday, December 4, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Presenter: Ruud Nieuweboer, Principal Digital Transformation Consultant at itelligence

How to move to SAP S/4HANA in a validated environment

As the current SAP S/4HANA version surpasses the functionality in ECC it is the right moment to convert. But how to convert a validated environment? Get an overview of the approach, lessons learned and responsibilities in converting your validated systems on the new platform.


Date: Friday, December 11, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Presenters: Inge Opreel, Directiemanager ICT at FARYS & Anja Gysen, Senior Manager at Capgemini

FARYS: Conversion from ECC to SAP S/4HANA


How to upgrade your existing ECC system to the latest SAP S/4HANA version in an industrialized way with minimum business impact.

During this session we will explain how IT vision & strategy go hand in hand with Business Innovation and TCO control. Learn more about how the move to SAP S/4HANA was performed and how this enabled FARYS for future innovative projects.

Differentiators: Business Case, S/4 HANA migration (in Utilities), IT Strategy & Vision of FARYS, Roadmap


Date: Friday, December 11, 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 CET
Presenter: Matts Devriendt, Solution Lead Rapid Application Development through low-code at delaware

How to reduce your app development cost by 70%


Imagine an IT department where you can do more with less developers. And even better, where Business & IT meet each other.


The partnership between Mendix and SAP brings SAP customers a low-code development platform on top of SAP Cloud Platform. With this platform applications can be made at unprecedented speed. Allowing you to build applications around the core, innovate or even test out new business models. And this without writing code in the traditional way.


Date: Friday, December 18, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Presenter: Rosa Alfonso, Customer Support Executive at SAP

Understand how offerings included in your maintenance contract can help you to move to SAP S/4HANA

SAP Enterprise Support has a comprehensive and proven service portfolio to support SAP ES customers in their transition to SAP S/4HANA. 

With the new SAP Enterprise Support GUIDES program the existing offerings have been enriched by innovative assets like the SAP S/4HANA Journey Checks, new Continuous Quality Checks (CQC), an outcome-based collaboration model and localized empowering assets.

This webcast will give you an overview on how the asset portfolio, the collaboration methodology and the continuous feedback loop will ensure a successful transition to SAP S/4HANA.


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Even with business still unusual, business leaders and digital innovators are looking ahead at 2021. How can we control costs? Where should we innovate? And how can digital help us stay connected with customers, our work force and suppliers?

Cedric Dumont (base jumper and wingsuit pioneer) and Stijn De Beuckelaer (Managing Director SAP Belgium & Luxembourg) will talk about getting your team ready for tackling the next 12 months. Go from a ‘no no no’ mindset to a ‘yes yes yes, I can jump’ strategy. Figuratively and literally speaking!


Relisten to our panel discussion and find out:

  • Keeping the lights on with the right ERP
  • How do you control the costs of your deployment?
  • How do you optimize your IT landscape

Stef De Mulder, COO at SAP Belgium & Luxembourg
Manohar, Head of Industries & Value Advisory at SAP Belgium & Luxembourg
Benny Senden, expert at SAP Belgium & Luxembourg


Watch the replay of one of the 5 Parallel Deep Dive sessions, presented by our Customers.
Choose from the following sessions:

Session 1: Werminval - Vamos a la HANA
In order to stay competitive and meet all customer (increased) demands, Werminval needed a platform that enabled them to plan their resources efficiently and act swiftly in relation to their new assignments. The conversion to SAP S/4HANA was a logical next step to take.
Most companies think the transition to SAP S/4HANA is only meant for those investing in the latest technology, with time and money to spend on state-of-the-art features.  The Werminval case proves them wrong! The company decided to make the move to SAP S/4HANA in order to be futureproof and to guarantee their growth capabilities without implementing all options at once.  Less than 6 months were needed to perform the conversion!

Do you want to move forward and unlock your company’s growth potential in a short period of time? Learn more about how Werminval experienced the conversion, their lessons learned and future plans.
Presented by Ilse Vernieuwe, Logistic and Operations Manager at Werminval & Leon Paaijmans, Digital Advisor at CTAC




Session 2: Cargolux - Building a data-driven company
Key learnings and insights on the digital transformation that Cargolux started to become a data-driven company. With use of standard KPI’s and a single source of truth the system will allow data-driven decision-making and enable guided self-service BI.
Presented by Thomas Klein, VP Business Intelligence & Corporate Controlling at Cargolux & Lennart De Graeve, Project Manager at Cubis




Session 3: Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services - Stimulating cross-company innovation with SAP S/4HANA 
Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, a leading global pharmaceutical business partner, wanted a future-proof platform that’s mature and reliable. Discover how they made the move to SAP S/4HANA, learn from the company’s key experiences and see how they now have  better insights into business processes, thanks to real-time analytics and clear dashboards.
Presented by Stefaan Van Fleteren, Head of Business Systems at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Servicesboards & Günther Heirman, SAP Project Manager & Competence Lead at  Flexso




Session 4: Resa - How to benefit from the flexibility of the hyperscalers in an SAP analytics environment
By leveraging their data as a key business asset and by implementing an agile and flexible enterprise data platform. This allows them today, to activate business use cases and support the progression of their organization to the new business normal.
Moreover, Resa optimizes their budget by turning on PaaS services of hyperscaler platforms: the services are activated and de-activated based on the pattern of their business use cases. They pay only what and when they need it.
In this customer testimonial, you’ll discover how the AWS public cloud platform can support the roadmap of  RESA’s business use cases mixing SAP (Process) and non-SAP (Infrastructure, production) data.
Presented by Laurence Gordenne, CIO at Resa & Benoît Tancredi, Director Finance Transformation & Performance Management at Micropole




Session 5: Pidpa - How to innovate and simplify your entire business model and enterprise landscape with a green field company wide SAP S/4HANA implementation
Innovation trough leverage of the SAP S/4HANA core, SAP cloud products, SAP Cloud Platform and integration technologies.
Starting from a strategic roadmap and business case, towards blueprint and implementation for a complex and integrated landscape, with focus on simplification.
Presented by Stefan Meys, Director Finance, IT and Purchase & Kevin De Wilde, Engagement Manager & Thought Leader at Capgemini




Presenter: Henk Palsma, Business Consultant at CTAC

What is the best SAP S/4HANA route for you? Deployment options & migration scenarios  

Companies are facing a new reality. The current situation is pushing us further into a digital world, speeding up the transition towards a digital transformation.

It seems the logical next step to move to SAP S/4HANA if you want to stay agile and guarantee your business continuity.

Therefore in this session Ctac will provide you insights on the different options for moving to SAP S/4HANA and explain how to assess your current state. Further on we will give guidance on how to make the choices in your journey and your deployment options towards SAP S/4HANA. Ctac will explain different starting situations and the key points to consider. Join this session and we will help you in determining your route towards SAP S/4HANA.


Presenters: Tamas Szirtes, Group Innovation Director at SOA People & David Houssemand , Chief Performer for SAP Officer at SOA People

Selling your SAP S/4HANA project with valuable and factual arguments

How to start your conversion journey ? What are your options for going there? How can we assess the real business value of investing in SAP S/4HANA? How fully leveraging SAP capabilities ? More than ever, most of companies struggle to easily justify their future SAP S/4HANA and they need to easily demonstrate the expected value from SAP or justify future investments.

Through its revolutionary approach and its Performer for SAP tool, SOA People and SAP help you build your approach to justify this transition to SAP S/4HANA. We will share with you the essential steps for a successful conversion, feedback and good practices.

During this webinar, you will discover how to manage continuous value in SAP with an innovative process & to get easier the management approval to justify your SAP S/4HANA conversion project.


Presenters: Xavier Bouchet, SAP BC & Cloud Manager at e-Kenz

Deep dive into e-Kenz secured SAP S/4HANA conversion project and tool

Join us to discover How e-Kenz can help you to convert to SAP S/4HANA. Hear more about e-Kenz tool to easily estimate project effort, the related project phases and tasks to secure, fasten and innovative your SAP S/4HANA conversion. Our experts will answer all your questions and dispel any doubts.


Presenters: Paul-Etienne Bouquelle, Managing Director at PwC Luxembourg

The Journey to SAP S/4HANA: Key lessons from PwC research

SAP has been migrating customers to SAP S/4HANA and announced a deadline for anyone remaining on older versions of its software, with support for all older SAP iterations ending in 2027. The message is clear: Make the shift to SAP S/4HANA soon, or be left behind.

The challenge is that transformation with SAP S/4HANA is more than just flipping a switch. It’s a complex undertaking that requires planning and forethought before the first tactical steps are taken.
Organizations must begin by evaluating the health of their current operating model and their readiness to make the move. Key questions must be answered, including: 

  • What are your strategic goals for your business
  • How might SAP S/4HANA potentially enable those goals?
  • What are potential barriers to your success, and associated mitigating actions you can take?
  • How prepared are you to transform?
  • Do you understand the best practices involved with this migration?
  • How fully do you understand the benefits of making the move to SAP S/4HANA? 


(All of these questions are critical whether you’re building upon an existing SAP ecosystem or installing SAP S/4HANA from scratch—or some combination of the two.)

To help understand the context of these questions, PwC developed the S/4 Journey Guide, a survey-based assessment that helps clients quickly determine how they can use SAP S/4HANA to reimagine their business’s operating model and drive value creation. We polled hundreds of clients to determine and analyze the likely outcomes, barriers, and operating model component readiness work involved with this transformation with SAP S/4HANA. 


Presenter: Dominique Moons, Business Unit Manager SAP at Ordina

‘We advocate a ‘smart move’: don’t migrate in a hurry, but do it in a smart way. If need be, take the time to sort out existing processes or data.’ 

Learn on how you can manage the cost, the complexity and timing of your migration project! Based on a real customer case we will guide you through our SmartMove assessment approach. 

A move to SAP S/4HANA is more than a just an upgrade of your existing systems or a migration of your database. 

You will have to make quite a lot of decisions – about processes, functionalities, infrastructure – and it requires in-depth expertise, of both SAP S/4HANA and your business processes.

Invest 30 minutes of your time. We guarantee you that will receive valuable information for your organization.


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