SAP Sapphire 2017: Summary of Keynote by SAP CEO Bill McDermott

I recently attended the largest SAP technology event, the SAPPHIRE Now & ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. The conference brought in more than 20,000 customers, partners, and employees.

This post outlines the keynote by SAP CEO Bill McDermott.

The detailed article about the key messages and topics, guests, the exhibition, new product announcements, and highlights will be published later.

Look for the updates and stay connected!

  • Thanks to Geoff Scott and ASUG for co-sponsoring the event
  • Turning empathy into action:
    • 3-year solution roadmaps are published for everything SAP does
    • SAP Digital transformation navigator
    • SAP Cloud Trust Center
    • Simplified pricing models (SAP explained: http://news.sap.com/sappire-now-modern-pricing-modern-times/ ):
      • SAP’s new pricing model for the Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash scenarios in ERP — ECC or SAP S/4HANA — will now be based on orders.
      • “Static, read access in third party systems is your data. Competitors charge you for static read in third-party systems, SAP will not.” The data inside a customer’s SAP system will not be charged to view outside of SAP.
    • Unified 10+ touch points to one with the Customer Engagement Executive role
    • Expert Chat Service
  • Since 2010 SAP accelerates the innovation strategy
    • SAP invested >40bln into changes
    • SAP HANA is a defacto standard as an in-memory platform for the enterprise
    • SAP HAVA was adopted faster than any other product in SAP
  • Portfolio is integrated for 25 industries in 193 countries
  • Partners include ?, Apple, Google, Facebook
  • SAP is purpose-driven
  • Data centers are powered by 100% renewable energy
  • SAP will be carbo-neutral by 2025
  • SAP Digital Boardroom:
    • sense, analyse, predict, respond in real-time
    • single view of a customer. In any channel.
  • SAP / HAVA are now cloud
  • SAP is offering a multi-cloud option:
  • More than 50% of Fortune 500 companies lost money in 2016
  • Every two weeks …
  • Digital business is.. Intelligently connecting people, things, and business
  • Data!
    • 350K customers in 180 countries
    • 99% of world’s wireless subscribers
    • 97% of top universities in the world
    • 82% of world’s medical devices
    • 74% of world’s radio and TV broadcasts
    • 58% of United Nations member governments
    • 76% of world’s transaction revenue
    • 83% of B2B transaction revenue
    • $22T of consumer purchases around the world
    • $39T of global private sector GDP
    • 87% of Forbes Global 2000
    • $70T of global banking customer’s assets
    • 100% renewable energy powers SAP cloud
    • 78M+ barrels of oil produced each day
    • 3B of world’s airline passengers
    • 78% of world’s food distribution
    • 95K+ automobiles a day
    • 91% of utility companies in Forbes Global 2000
  • Speed!
  • SAP Leonardo
    • “The biggest move SAP made from HANA”
    • Mala Aland: a president of SAP Leonardo
    • Juergen Mueller: SAP Chief Innovation Officer
    • Combines Analytics, IoT, Big data, Machine learning capabilities delivered with the real-time scale
    • Not only about technology, it is about the business. Design thinking methodology, rapid prototyping.
    • There is a robust set of industry accelerators
    • Demo: Cloud for the retail estate. The interactive central knowledge hub for all information about the assets with integrated analytics.
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