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Wellington Event

Friday 22nd November 2019 


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 The Next Era of Business Innovation and Exceptional Customer Experience

  Paul Marriott, Vice President Digital Core, SAP APJ



SAP S/4 HANA Cloud – ERP made simple

Andrew Mills, Director SAP Practice, Deloitte and Alistair Morgen, NZ Comfort Group    
 SAP ERP as we know it has changed with the introduction of SAP S/4 HANA. One of the biggest shifts has been the introduction of SAP S/4 HANA cloud deployed in a multi-tenant public cloud. This is changing the face of SAP customers globally and Deloitte are driving this change in partnership with SAP.

We will explain some key differences to traditional SAP ERP and provide examples of customers that Deloitte are working with to drive a SAP S/4 based transformation within their businesses. It is the smaller organisations that adopt this approach who will really benefit from the latest SAP functionality as they are on a permanently quarterly upgrade path and will be able to react quickly to leverage the benefits of new functionality like AI. Alistair Morgan from the New Zealand Comfort Group will touch on their journey to modernise their business with a new digital core to bring this to life. 

It is safe to say that the face of the SAP user group itself will change quickly as a result.  We can expect growth in the SAP community in years to come.


The Future of SAP and Spatial – Why should you care?

Matti Seikkula, Head of Spatial, ZAG


 SAP is embracing the Spatial Industry and has allied itself with the major vendors like Esri to provide additional functionality for users. But what is Spatial Industry really about and why should you care? Zag's Head of Spatial Services dived into what is already there and how this alliance can benefit SAP professionals now and in the future.


Integrate SAP accounts with your IAM systems to get a unified view of your entire enterprise

Serkan Cetin, Technical Director, One Identity APJ



 Implementing Identity and Access Management (IAM) across multiple IT infrastructures and software platforms is a major challenge for any organisation. This task is even more complicated when business-critical platforms like SAP are involved. SAP has its own security and access governance requirements and is usually managed by a completely separate team from the one responsible for your enterprise-wide IAM program. But there is an effective, efficient and unified way to bring SAP accounts under the management of the same IAM system you use for the rest of your enterprise. During this session, you will learn how to break down the silos between SAP accounts and the rest of your ID infrastructure - and reduce your user-management burden, as well as:

·         Get a unified view of SAP accounts along with the rest of your enterprise

·         Bring all users under governance

·         Easily scale to manage hundreds of millions of SAP objects

·         Benefit from SAP-Optimised SoD verification and enforcement

·         Leverage SAP-specialised workflows and business logic

·         Integrate SAP cloud applications with One Identity Starling Connect


 Presentation:  Robotic Process Automations and SAP; Foodstuff North Islands Journey so far

Tim Paton, Finance Automation Lead, Foodstuffs North Island

 In this presentation Tim will cover:

  •  An Overview of the journey so far
  • Successes and Failures
  • Where Foodstuff North Island are thinking of going next

 Presentation:  Impact Analysis

Syd Consulting + Kordia



 Presentation:  HANA 2.0 Upgrade Session

Sudesh Lourdes, CTO, Syd Consulting


 In this session Sudesh will give an overview including:

  • Points to consider for upgrade
  • Key Tasks before upgrade
  • Outcomes and benefits

 Presentation:  SAP End to End Integrated Planning Roadmap

Chris Newdick, Enterprise Architect, ZAG


 What is SAP's approach and how will SAP IBP, S/4 HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud work together? Join this session to learn about how SAP's approach to planning is evolving and what it means for your current and future landscape. The session will walk you through an integrated end to end approach for companywide planning.


 Presentation:  Central Finance – Building and S/4 HANA

Craig Jessep, Global Manager Design, Fonterra




 Presentation:  Empower Citizen Engagement by Humanizing Digital

Paul Sipos, Country Leader and Renae Rowland, Citizen Engagement Offering Lead, DXC Oxygen


 This session will explore how SAP are working jointly with DXC Technology around the globe and delivering amazing experiences for citizens when engaging with public services. By focusing on both Digital and Human aspects we have delivered unique experiences for citizens in a robust way that can be continuously innovated.

The proposed solution is DXC's SAP Public Sector offering which leverages C/4 HANA with our co-developed Citizen Engagement Accelerator. Key takeaways will be the ROI achieved from implementing this solution within the public sector, such as Christchurch City Council, as outlined in:  http://turtl.dxc.technology/story/5d30c11c1604452202de873a#!/page/1

 Presentation:  Test Automation – Customer Lead

Syd Consulting + 3 Customers



 Presentation:  IFRS – 16 Implementation

ZAG + Customer Panel


Customer Panel Discussion:

  • Introduction to panel, their organisation and scope of their projects
  • What went well and teasing out some of the project issues
  • Lessons learnt 


 Presentation:   Fraud, compliance and Risk: why early detection is your strongest weapon against increasingly sophisticated financial crime

Matthew Goss, Managing Director, SAP Concur


Around half of all organisations around the world admit to falling victim to fraud and economic crime, and that number may be much higher. Detecting and preventing fraud can be almost impossible. Organisations can combat this by setting a strong security-focused culture in which fraud is clearly not tolerated, putting smart technology in place to manage financial dealings, and maintaining a preventative mindset. Control is the key. This includes setting and enforcing clear policies around expenditure, requiring all employees to use company credit cards for business-related spending, and automating expense-related processes to minimise human interaction. In this presentation, Matthew will explore some real-world examples of financial fraud and talk about ways organisations can manage this risk.

 Presentation: Applying Agile to Successful ERP Implementations

Alistair Morgan, Head of Delivery, The NZ Comfort Group

 Alistair Morgan, Head of Delivery at the New Zealand Comfort Group will provide an overview of the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud-based transformation project they are delivering.

The session will talk about the Comfort Group's approach to architecture and ERP as well as how they are delivering the project using a fully Agile approach. This will include some lessons learnt both from an SAP S/4 HANA cloud product perspective and also from a methodology perspective when applying Agile to an ERP implementation.




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