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Deloitte a Diamond Sponsor of SAPinsider HANA 2016

February 16-19 | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Executive summary

Good business often boils down to good decision-making. And the enterprise today has no shortage of decision-making opportunities. An increasingly digital world brings with it an increasing amount of data—data that can provide insights and open new paths to action.

In determining how to manage that data, develop data-driven insights, and prioritize their actions, many organizations are turning to SAP HANA, SAP S/4 Enterprise Management, and SAP’s line-up of business intelligence offerings. They’re also finding that they have questions about how to increase the value they get with these solutions. Deloitte can provide answers. 

Our line-up of demos and speaking sessions at this year’s SAPinsider HANA and BI 2016 conferences offers an opportunity to learn about strategies for delivering new value through data. Whether you want to bring new efficiencies to your existing analytics capabilities or undertake a broader BI transformation, or digitize core business processes with embedded predictive analytics, we have ideas, practical experience, on premise and cloud solutions that can get you jump started.

Join us during one of our 21 speaking sessions or at Booth #125 to see live demos and to learn from Deloitte subject-matter professionals who specialize in SAP HANA and SAP BI solutions. You’ll also have an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a FitBit Flex®. We look forward to your visit!

Deloitte Sessions

Modernizing your SAP landscape with Deloitte and HPE

Start time: 2/16/2016 10:30:00 AM
End time: 2/16/2016 11:45:00 AM

Speaker: Bhanu Saxena, Soumya Chakravorty

With fast-paced technology changes and innovations – such as SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management edition 1511, SAP mobility, and cloud-enabled solutions – it has never been more critical and imperative for IT and Business to be in front of technology advancements and its implications, which may include application of software patches, upgrades, migrations, and the like. Taking a holistic approach to an optimal modernization journey will help achieve operational efficiency, realize business benefits, and also reduce total cost of ownership. To address some of the biggest challenges enterprises face along the path to modernization, learn how:

  • Deloitte and HPE have partnered to simplify and add value to the modernization journey for customers 
  • The joint “modernization assessment” package helps customers get a jump-start on the landscape modernization path by supporting customers throughout the modernization journey
  • To optimize the landscape modernization journey by leveraging some of the globally tested tools, accelerators, and templates

Keynote: Becoming an Insight-Driven Organization

Start time: 2/16/2016 3:00:00 PM
End time: 2/16/2016 4:00:00 PM

Speaker: Jagadish Bandla, Chris Dinkel

Successful businesses run on insight. They are passionate about analytics and able to translate data into intelligence that fuels decision making. But there's a difference between selectively using insights to inform decisions and becoming an Insight-Driven Organization (IDO) – one that generates and acts upon insights everywhere across the business. IDOs make smart, collaborative, transparent decisions that generate value and create competitive advantage. Join SAP HANA leaders Jag Bandla and Chris Dinkel, as they discuss qualities and outline a powerful, integrative framework for how embedding analysis into core processes, data, and reasoning in your organization's DNA, predicting the future and digital engagement of business users - could revolutionize the way we run our businesses.

Using strategic pricing analytics to increase profits and cut costs

Start time: 2/16/2016 4:30:00 PM
End time: 2/16/2016 5:45:00 PM

Speaker: Chris Dinkel, Seng Kee Tan

Discover how to create a strategic pricing analytics solution to quickly explore the opportunity of a price adjustment or amend a price leakage. Attendees will learn how to use strategic pricing analytics to make an impact on your bottom-line price levels and uncover the hidden opportunity to support a Pricing RFP. Poorly planned price changes can often lead to a negative impact on customer, an increase in costs, a decrease in volume of sales or loss of key customers, and for this reason it is important to understand pricing and manage pricing through thoughtful analysis. Ultimately, this solution will drive decision-making as opportunities are revealed through customer, cost, and competitive analysis. Come away with an understanding of:

  • Key data entities relevant to build the right pricing analytics and improve business values 
  • How to leverage a prebuild SAP HANA solution paired with high impact visualizations to instantly expose areas of improvements
  • How to bring high volume data real time data from all different sources into SAP HANA to extract insights through flexible analytics and visualizations

Live demo: Building SAP BusinessObjects on SAP HANA: Not your father’s data modelling

Start time: 2/17/2016 8:30:00 AM
End time: 2/17/2016 9:45:00 AM

Speaker: Guillermo Salazar

You can use traditional database techniques to build an application using SAP BusinessObjects, but in doing so you may rob yourself of some of the benefits of SAP HANA. Attend this session to learn what techniques you already know that are transferrable to modeling in SAP HANA and gain new skills for building SAP BusinessObjects applications that fully exploit SAP HANA capabilities. You will:

  • See a side-by-side comparison of how to build the same SAP BusinessObjects solution on a relational database and an SAP HANA database to identify similarities and differences
  • Explore considerations such as when and when not to build a universe; and how to identify which engine you want to activate and the types of views you need
  • Examine different tools that can be used to expose data in SAP HANA

Practical methods to significantly reduce the cost of implementing SAP HANA systems

Start time: 2/17/2016 8:30:00 AM
End time: 2/17/2016 9:45:00 AM

Speaker: Kurt Hollis

Get a detailed list of methods you can use proactively to architect an SAP HANA solution designed to manage cost. The SAP HANA expert breaks down the architecture into understandable components and highlights the cost saving steps along the way, including:

  • SAP HANA components within the system that can be leveraged to build a tailored server
  • Virtualization techniques that save resources and centrally manage the entire environment
  • How to set up multi-tenant databases in SAP HANA to consolidate and share resources
  • Dynamic data tiering and near line storage approaches that minimize data in memory and reduce SAP HANA size and costs

Practical guidelines on how to build a solid high-availability and disaster recovery plan

Start time: 2/17/2016 10:30:00 AM
End time: 2/17/2016 11:45:00 AM

Speaker: Avinash Keswani

Gain a step-by-step process for building a high-availability and disaster recovery plan for your SAP landscape, from defining scope to documenting detailed procedures for system restoration to operations during recovery and the resumption of normal operations. Learn how to:

  • Define team roles and responsibilities and get key stakeholders involved
  • Effectively test your strategy and keep it up to date over time
  • Understand service-level agreements, key performance indicators, and strategies for integrating high-availability and disaster recovery into SAP upgrades

Take home a comprehensive plan to implement disaster recovery with testing procedures in your organization.

Delivering compelling SAP business value with the Deloitte and Hewlett Packard Enterprise partnership

Start time: 2/17/2016 12:45:00 PM
End time: 2/17/2016 2:00:00 PM

Speaker: Ken Johnson, Christine Madsen

With complex business transformation requirements and constantly evolving technology trends, customers find it challenging to understand what it means for them and how they should move forward. Deloitte and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have partnered together to address these concerns. The Deloitte and HPE partnership provides new approaches to illuminate the way forward to SAP S/4HANA and more quickly take advantage of technology innovation. Deloitte and HPE work together complementary to address the most complex business, operational, and IT challenges. The session focuses on:

  • How Deloitte and HPE can help you find your way forward to SAP S/4HANA
  • Deloitte and HPE joint offerings – shortened time to deploy
  • Deloitte pre-configured SAP business solutions – focusing on industry-specific pre-configured solutions in either HPE cloud or on-premise offerings.
  • HPE Helion virtual private cloud – delivering true TCO benefits to the clients by deploying SAP on HPE’s virtual private cloud.
  • SAP modernization with HP and Deloitte – a holistic approach towards modernizing your SAP landscape with SAP HANA, mobility solution, cloud-enabled solutions and other technology enablement
  • Business value delivered to the SAP customers

Going mobile? 7 essential considerations for SAP BASIS/IT admins to take into account

Start time: 2/17/2016 12:45:00 PM
End time: 2/17/2016 2:00:00 PM

Speaker: Raza Rizvi

This comprehensive session outlines 7 key elements needed to deploy and maintain a successful, secure, mobile architecture and strategy that delivers business-critical information when and where it is needed most. Gain actionable advice, including how to:

  • Avoid pitfalls and surprises during implementation by keeping your IT infrastructure team in sync when planning the internet-based mobile deployment
  • Account for online and offline apps, including use cases for SAP Fiori extension to enable offline data
  • Size the SAP Mobile Platform server for high availability and the SAP Gateway server for mobile enablement, and when to use SAP Mobile Platform Integration Gateway versus SAP Gateway server
  • Consolidate your existing mobile landscape into a single SAP Mobile Platform server for better application management and reduction of the server footprint

Interactive Q&As: SAP HANA administration, deployment options, HA/DR strategies and security Q&A

Start time: 2/17/2016 2:30:00 PM
End time: 2/17/2016 2:50:00 PM

Speaker: Kurt Hollis, Reddy Venumbaka

A hot topic of increasing interest these days – optimizing SAP HANA deployment, choosing the right HA/DR strategy and securing you SAP HANA system post go-live. Join two recognized experts in this interactive discussion and trade practical lessons learned, useful tips to keep in mind on your SAP HANA journey, and a network of new contacts to turn to when questions come up back at the office.

Experts’ guide to optimizing the performance of an SAP HANA system

Start time: 2/17/2016 3:00:00 PM
End time: 2/17/2016 4:15:00 PM

Speaker: Kurt Hollis

Gain an understanding of key points about the SAP HANA platform that can affect performance, important system management and monitoring techniques, and tips for early detection of performance problems using alerts and steps for resolving them, including:

  • How to analyze impacts of high memory and CPU usage, detect problems, correct issues, and continuously monitor key performance indicators
  • Important system considerations that impact performance, such as host resources and size of data structures
  • Proven techniques to set up and configure SAP HANA for optimal performance
  • Tools and methods available in SAP HANA studio to effectively pinpoint and resolve performance issues

Demystify SAP BW on SAP HANA migration

Start time: 2/17/2016 5:15:00 PM
End time: 2/17/2016 6:30:00 PM

Speaker: Abhishek Sharma, Divya Prakash Srivastava

The session provides information on the accelerated migration of SAP BW-based applications to the SAP HANA platform. The session focuses on socializing proven best practices and an optimized approach to address migration challenges with SAP customers planning or preparing for migration, leveraging case study of successful clients (medium- to large-scale migration).The migration overview will also provide considerations for add-on products (such as BPC and SPO) to ensure minimal disruption. Come away with:

  • An improved insight into the migration lifecycle
  • Key pointers to better prepare for a SAP BW on SAP HANA migration
  • Answers to common questions on the SAP BW on SAP HANA migration lifecycle
  • Lessons learned from SAP BW on SAP HANA migrations

Intro to Meditation

Start time: 2/18/2016 7:30:00 AM
End time: 2/18/2016 8:10:00 AM

Speaker: Avinash Keswani

Avinash Keswani is not only an expert in SAP technologies, but also volunteers his time as a certified teacher of meditation with the Art of Living’s Happiness Program. Art of Lliving is one of the largest volunteer run organizations with presence in over 150 countries working to help transform lives, bring joy to people, and help them eliminate stress. Come join Avinash to learn some basic meditation techniques to help you de-stress and relax. Learn more about the Art of Living Happiness Program at www.artofliving.org.

Best practices for migrating your SAP systems to virtualized environments

Start time: 2/18/2016 8:30:00 AM
End time: 2/18/2016 9:45:00 AM

Speaker: Kurt Hollis

The session offers an overview of which SAP systems and databases are supported in a virtualized environment, and outlines key factors and limitations to consider when virtualizing SAP applications. Come away with a comprehensive understanding of:

  • The tools that exist to help perform the migration and to administer and monitor the virtualized systems
  • Key considerations for reserving memory and CPUs and setup tips to optimize performance of SAP systems on a virtualized environment
  • How to analyze performance using VM tools and SAP Transactions

Simplify management of enterprise data with SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori and SAP Master Data Governance

Start time: 2/18/2016 8:30:00 AM
End time: 2/18/2016 9:45:00 AM

Speaker: Thomas Ravn, David Tompkins

This session provides an introduction to how master data workflow solutions can be built using the latest technologies from SAP. The session will cover:

  • The business imperative of managing enterprise master data effectively in SAP S/4HANA
  • How real-time analytics raises the bar for real-time data quality management
  • A simplified user experience for managing master data through SAP Fiori-enabled SAP Master Data Governance workflow
  • SAP S/4HANA-powered data search and matching

Leverage IoT sensor data with SAP HANA Cloud Platform to streamline warehouse operations

Start time: 2/18/2016 10:30:00 AM
End time: 2/18/2016 11:30:00 AM

Speaker: Stephanie Huber

Learn how to significantly improve supply chain operations for manufacturing companies by automating forklift dispatching, eliminating manufacturing equipment downtime, and expediting truck loading for on-time sales order fulfillment. This session will discuss how to combine IoT data with transactional and master data in SAP ERP to improve and efficiently manage warehouse operations, as well as cover:

  • Infrastructure requirements of IoT with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, including SAP HANA Cloud Platform with IoT services, mobile services, remote data sync service, and SAP HANA Cloud integration
  • Steps on installing SAP SQL Anywhere on devices at the edge and how SAP SQL Anywhere MobiLink client brings IoT data to SAP HANA. Review the data processing possibilities and the secure, bidirectional transmission of data between the edge and cloud.
  • Options for analyzing and visualizing data, including SAP Lumira for self-service data exploration, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio for advanced dashboards, and SAP Fiori for personalized applications that can execute business processes in SAP ERP based on IoT data insight

Key considerations when adopting SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management edition 1511

Start time: 2/18/2016 1:00:00 PM
End time: 2/18/2016 2:15:00 PM

Speaker: Soumya Chakravorty, Vivek Rao

With fast-paced technology changes and disruptors defining new markets faster than ever before, SAP’s solution platform has gone through significant changes to provide customers with the capabilities to capitalize on these market opportunities. From a customer point of view, this means a lot more than frequent application of software patches, upgrades, or migrations. Deloitte has been on the forefront of SAP HANA adoption for its internal solutions and also in helping clients achieve their SAP modernization roadmaps. In this session, explore:

  • SAP’s innovation framework “SAP Activate”
  • Key considerations and the value proposition of adopting the SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management edition 1511
  • Deloitte’s lessons learned when upgrading its internal solutions
  • How customers can streamline the landscape modernization journey during critical stages of the project, and a proven set of robust tools, accelerators, and methodologies to expedite the modernization journey

The Admin’s guide to operations, security and monitoring of SAP HANA

Start time: 2/18/2016 4:45:00 PM
End time: 2/18/2016 6:00:00 PM

Speaker: Kurt Hollis

Based on the experience of running several SAP HANA systems, this session provides easy-to-understand, step-by-step instruction for operation and administration of SAP HANA post go-live. Through live demo and detailed instruction, you will learn:

  • How to use the SAP HANA studio for security, adding users, assigning permissions, administering high availability, maintenance, and performance optimization
  • Best practices for high availability, backup, and recovery of the SAP HANA system
  • Techniques for monitoring SAP HANA memory, using the DBA cockpit, and connecting to SAP Solution Manager
  • How to troubleshoot using the logs, diagnostics, and traces

Take home a concise checklist of undocumented tips for system administration and operation and a troubleshooting guide of common problems and their solutions.

Think “things" first – The human impact of IoT

Start time: 2/18/2016 4:45:00 PM
End time: 2/18/2016 6:00:00 PM

Speaker: Robert Schmid

When we hear about IoT, we hear huge revenue, device and data numbers, and predictions. And yes, the scale of IoT is bigger than we have ever seen before, at least a factor of 100 times compared to mobile. Join Deloitte’s Chief IoT Technologist for this thought-provoking, passionate call for action to think different about IoT, outside today’s return to the enterprise’s bottom line and explore:

  • How will IoT change your life and the life of your customers
  • What are the human impacts IoT will have?

IoT, digital exhaust, and predictive personalization with SAP HANA

Start time: 2/19/2016 8:30 AM
End time: 2/19/2016 9:30 AM

Speaker: John Irwin, Daniel Mohal

Learn how Deloitte utilized IoT, digital exhaust and predictive personalization to reinvent its own internal hoteling and space management system using SAP HANA. The new mobile application seamlessly connects Deloitte practitioners to improve personal productivity and provide optimal facility space utilization at the same time. Attendees will learn:

  • How IoT, digital exhaust and predictive personalization can be utilized to create high-ROI applications
  • The basics of the IoT reference architecture framework
  • The concepts of digital exhaust and predictive personalization and how using both can build more useful, engaging, and personalized applications

Enhancing user experience with SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA and Fiori UX

Start time: 2/19/2016 10:00:00 AM
End time: 2/19/2016 11:15:00 AM

Speaker: Rajan Arora

Fiori UX is the new user experience-based modern design principle for the business users, and this user experience is enhanced when combined with SAP HANA. Derived from real world Fiori implementations with customers, this session walks though how to:

  • Optimize user satisfaction by providing fast, simplified process for displaying information
  • Create one integrated solution for all information required by business users
  • Achieve business data availability on the go, anytime and anywhere with SAP mobile technology such as SAP Mobile Platform and SAP Gateway
  • Develop a roadmap to transition from traditional UX to modern UX

Key technical considerations for leveraging dynamic tiering in your SAP HANA landscape

Start time: 2/19/2016 10:00:00 AM
End time: 2/19/2016 11:15:00 AM

Speaker: Aneesh Aboo Sulaikha

This session outlines the key elements needed to deploy and maintain a successful and simplified data storage strategy for SAP HANA using dynamic tiering. Learn what SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering is, its value to the customer, various implementation choices, key capabilities, supportability, and deployment scenarios. You will step through:

  • Deployment options and setup of dynamic tiering in different SAP HANA landscapes
  • Installation scenarios and configuration of dynamic tiering with SAP HANA 
  • Usability and use cases for dynamic tiering in SAP applications

Deloitte Demos

Asset Management Analytics: Predictability around asset maintenance, failure analysis and effective asset maintenance

Capital Expenditure Insights: Insights for capital projects expenditure based on Deloitte's industry leading best practices. Insights include earned value and cost performance indices based on key project information including cost, schedule risk, quantity and resources

CFO Insights for Utilities: Organization wide insights to track and monitor performance for a CFO with a focus on financial metrics

Complex Pricing on SAP HANA: Understand the ability of SAP HANA to speed up complex pricing calculations, faster checkouts, invoice creation etc.

Contact and Influence Finder: Customer intelligence data from various sources

Deloitte Cloud Infrastructure Services: Information on Deloitte's Cloud Infrastructure Offerings

Driving Better Analytics and Forecasting with SAP HANA: Overall SAP HANA based analytical solutions

Executive Decisions and Insights: This demo provides executives overview of all key enterprise performance metrics to assess financial, sales and supply chain performance of organization with embedded drill downs for additional analysis

Financial Analytics: Finance analytics to identify organization wide profitability by business unit, customer and products

HPE Cloud Automation: With rapidly evolving technology, enterprises are looking simplify IT management, decrease time to value and minimize total cost of ownership, this has made cloud and service based offering a viable option. Booming demand for IT and cloud services has led many enterprises to embrace cloud computing. In satisfying the demand for requirements such as immediate access to IT services, storage capacity, and compute power, many companies have augmented their own private infrastructure with the on-demand resources of a public cloud. These same companies are often faced with the task of managing a sprawling, heterogeneous environment that bridges both sides of the firewall. These enterprises are now looking to focus on their core business rather than investing in manual, inefficient, and soiled procedure to manage IT and Infrastructure. HPE Cloud Service Automation helps organization increase agility by reducing service deployment time from months to minutes, delivering greater value to customers by improving responsiveness, and reducing costs by automating service provisioning. Demo focuses on an innovative and automated way of provisioning a S/4 HANA instance in HP Helion cloud system (public cloud) through a portal based offering removing complexity, lengthy deployment time of traditional SAP instance provisioning.

Insight driven quotation creation: Real time and proactive analytics at the time of quotation creation to optimize margins and profitability

Internet of Things: The Internet of Things shows us how we are or can be connected to all the devices around us. In this demo see how Deloitte utilized SAP's Smart Data Streaming, SAP HANA, and predictive analytics to monitor and proactively notify the resources of impending issues.

Lumira Extensions: Visualizations and Data Access: Learn how you can deliver speed to value to your users through self service insights enabled by SAP Lumira. This shows how to optimize your investments in SAP HANA by giving users access to data hubs where they can drive customized insights based on their business needs

Polaris: Pricing and profitability optimization platform to identify opportunities in maximizing promotion effectiveness. This is powered by the SAP HANA platform which allows ability to embed social insights for decision making.

Pricing Analytics: See how SAP HANA can speed up complex pricing calculations for online Web-based order entry, which is becoming a prime channel of engagement. Faster response time during the order checkout process is the difference between the orders being captured or losing the customer to a competitor. Additionally, the pricing needs for channels such as B2B priced catalogs, offline pricing needs, and invoice creation for a large product base across multiple variations of customer and vendor agreements can be enhanced using SAP HANA.

Product Performance Analytics: Ability to track product performance based on sales, including top / bottom N analysis. Mobile capabilities based on the SAP mobile platform and ability to look at reports on the iPad

Promotion Analytics: Demo on trade promotion management, promotion management and analytics

Replatforming and modernization: Information about Deloitte's offerings on re-platforming and modernization

S/4HANA Cloud Transition: Information about offerings about S/4HANA Cloud migration

S/4HANA Finance: The move to in-memory computing on the SAP HANA platform represents the most significant innovation in enterprise applications in recent history. In-memory computing opens the door to unprecedented capabilities such as flexible, real-time reporting and establishing a solid foundation for predictive analytics.Simple Finance is the first functional area that has been made over to take advantage of SAP HANA's in-memory capabilities. This demo provides a look at SAP's Simple Finance key business benefits in productivity, integrated real-time reporting, and application performance.

Simple Finance is the first functional area that has been made over to take advantage of SAP HANA's in-memory capabilities. This demo provides a look at SAP's Simple Finance key business benefits in productivity, integrated real-time reporting, and application performance.


Self-Service KPI Modeling: Self service platform to model KPIs and create insights to make business decisions

Supply Chain Analytics: Ability to analyze and optimize inventory across geographic locations, by product, volume and dollar value

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