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VantagePoint Presentations During SAPinsider conferences in Orlando, November 2-4

Reporting & Analytics 2016

Cloud 2016

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Planning and analytics on the cloud: Lessons from early adopters
Graylin Johnson / Thursday, November 03 / 10:30 – 11:45 AM / Gatlin E-1
Join Graylin and VantagePoint Solutions, the first implementer of global SAP BusinessObjects Cloud project. We have a deep perspective and insights on the capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects Cloud for end-to-end planning, reporting, and analysis:

  • An exploration of key considerations, benefits, and ROI
  • The power of telling a financial story to the business using visualizations and interactive analytics
  • A live demo

Business Planning Strategies 2016

10 tips to fast track your SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation implementation or migration project
Greg Wright /Thursday, November 03 / 12:45 – 2:00 PM / Gatlin A-3

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Whether you are in the midst of or about to kick off an SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation implementation or migration project, this session provides you with expert advice and practical tips to get (and keep) the ball rolling.

  • Determine the optimal sequence of migration or integration
  • Identify outstanding issues with current production environment
  • Examine the data integration implications to ensure data integrity
  • Understand SAP’s support strategy for all SAP BPC releases
Hybrid planning: Integrating SAP BPC with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud
Greg Wright / Thursday, November 03 / 4:45 – 6:00 PM / Gatlin A-3

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Hear how companies have made the move to deliver advanced analytics and a modern user experience via this SaaS solution from SAP, and understand how the Cloud platform can be used to extend the planning and analytics capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation to a broader user base.

  • Delve into use cases driving adoption of this hybrid approach
  • Identify the prerequisites and implementation processes necessary to establish the integration
Embracing “beyond budgeting” principles with your SAP planning solution
Paul Davis / Thursday, November 03 / 2:30 – 3:45 PM / Gatlin A-3

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This session dives into the concepts of event-based forecasting, driver-based planning, integrated target setting (top-down)/detail planning (bottom-up), and functionally segregated planning for sales, finance, and operations.

  • Learn the costs associated with traditional budgeting processes and the quantitative and qualitative benefits of adopting new budgeting processes
  • Understand the organization transition and implementation efforts (technical, data, functional, and people)
Panel discussion: Using SAP solutions for end-to-end integrated planning
Paul Davis and Greg Wright, among others / Friday, November 04 / 8:30 – 9:45 AM / Gatlin A-3
Bring your questions to this interactive roundtable session and meet with consultants and experts to learn how to create a more integrated business planning approach that provides a complete view of both financial and operational planning activities.
The future of planning and analytics: Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI with SAP BPC
Paul Davis / Friday, November 04 / 1:00 – 2:15 PM / Gatlin A-3

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Examine the key functional and technical considerations you need to make when integrating SAP tools for enterprise performance management (EPM). Learn how to design a common SAP platform that creates a visually appealing, unified, and comprehensive view of your enterprise-wide strategic, financial, and operational information.

  • Step through real-world integration scenarios: profit and loss statements, reporting and analysis
  • Learn the steps to dramatically accelerate planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities, with tips to leverage BusinessObjects Web Intelligence to better analyze data.