I wanted to let any Financials 2011, GRC 2011, and HR 2011 attendees know about a gem at this year's conference: The SAP Financials (ERP) and SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) lab that SAP is hosting in Grand 102 this week.
The lab has taken place at SAPinsider's events for years now. I've been a room monitor for this lab in the past and saw how much value attendees received from the lab's offerings, so I'd highly recommend heading down to the lab if you're evaluating these solutions or if you have any questions surrounding them. At the lab you can get hands-on experience with the solutions, meet with experts, and watch demos of Financials and EPM functionality.
There are three services the lab is offering:
- Self-guided hands-on exercises in the Financials and EPM solutions: Come by any time the lab is open to jump on a computer and try out theses systems
- One-on-one meetings with experts: These are by appointment only, so stop by Grand 102 to sign up for a time. Friday has many available appointments still, and Thursday has a good number. There are even some still open today (Wednesday) that you might be able to book. There are experts in:
- Planning & Consolidation
- Profitability and Cost Management
- Strategy Management
- Invoice to Pay
- Financial Close
- Lab presentations: Eight different presentations in total are being held in the lab this week. Seating is limited, so sign up for a session at
Grand 102. If a session you wanted to attend has been filled, try checking back after the session kicks off to see if there are spots that have been freed up. As of right now, there are still available seats for the presentations taking place the rest of the week. The presentations provide demos and overviews of the Financial Closing cockpit, SAP Receivables Management, Collaborative Disclosure Management, SAP Shared Service Framework, SAP BPC, SAP Treasury, and Risk Adjustment Planning.
The hours of the lab this week were/are:
- Tuesday 1 pm to 5 pm
- Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm
- Thursday 9 am to 5 pm
- Friday 8 am to 12 pm
SAP will also be hosting the lab at the European HR 2011, GRC 2011, Financials 2011, and BI 2011 events, co-located in Amsterdam June 7-9. Make sure to check it out if you're attending those events!
For more information on the lab (or on the GRC lab that's taking place next door) head to Grand 102 or the SAP booth in the exhibit hall.
-Laura, Project Expert