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3 Predictions for SAP in 2016

(By Mike Raftery)Well, what's the point of having a blog if you can’t make totally baseless projections from time to time?  I always find the SAP conference season (spring) a nice benchmark for the year.  You see old friends, compare notes, and realize you’re a...

ASUG / SAPPHIRE NOW 2015 in Review

(By Claudio Gonzalez)Wow….what a week it was for all of us at SCM Connections at ASUG/Sapphire.  Early on, the theme from SAP was ‘Run Simple’, and you could see this recurring theme throughout all the presentations. From a user experience, the new user interface, Fiori,...


(By Wade Smith)It’s been a great week for SCM Connections at the SAPPHIRE NOW/ASUG conference in Orlando, FL.  As we did at the SAPInsider conference, we once again got the opportunity to demonstrate our knowledge of the IBP S&OP module on our live system for...

DAY 2 at ASUG: Enjoying the Growing Pains

(By Sanjay Jelaji) So, the excitement from Day 1 of the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference seems to have died down. Everybody seems to be getting into the rhythm of making sure that they get the most out of the conference. Vendors (like us) are hustling to...

Cutting Through the Noise: 3 Tips to Navigating a Mega-Conference

(By Mike Raftery)We’re here live in Orlando, FL for the annual pilgrimage to ASUG Sapphire Now.  SCM Connections is growing up, and it’s our first year hosting a booth here.  We’ve done conferences before, and they are always a blast to attend and very productive...

Greetings from SAPPHIRE NOW

(By Pat Green)SAPPHIRE NOW has officially started with Bill McDermott’s keynote speech kicking off the activities.  I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how perfect that man’s head of hair really is, certainly deserving of the COE position. Can a presidential run be...