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11:00 am
Analysts project a major jump in data privacy focused regulation over the coming years. It is expected that regulations will cover 65% of the world's population by the year 2023, increased from just 10% in 2020. What approaches should you start rethinking on SAP data security now? This session will take a look at some of the implications of GDPR, APP, NZ Privacy Act and similar regulations with practical advice on SAP data scrambling approach and design. 

11:20 am
Using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), BHP, one of the world’s leading resources companies, have replaced numerous inefficient Excel based spreadsheets used in the Workforce Planning process. Patrick will discuss how the new system pulls information directly from the central HR system to ensure accurate, up to date and safe data. He will also give insights into how BHP is able to make more informed decisions with the transparency and velocity that is now provided to line leaders through the solution. 
11:40 am
Despite being one of the most expensive lines on the technology balance sheet, SAP spend often isn’t scrutinised as an IT investment, meaning organisations may miss an opportunity for significant savings. This must attend session is designed for SAP professionals seeking to optimise their SAP licensing environment and will discuss issues including:
·    Optimise and maintain existing SAP licensing
·    Minimise audit risk
·    Reduce system measurement (LAW) preparation time
·    Highlight Indirect / Digital Access
·    Drive contract negotiations
12:00 pm
TasNetworks has embarked on a new BW/4HANA environment and also a move to self-service reporting. Up till now it has had little end user reporting and much manual data loading. TasNetworks has a new BW on HANA environment and has been moving data to that. It is also using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAP) to improve end user access to data and business insights as well as reduce costs and time to data. Alicja and Oliver will give insights into experiences, challenges and benefits of this project including:
  • Building self-managed dashboards for business users
  • What reporting is available and will be available soon
  • Dealing with data quality, data governance and “single source of truth” issues
  • End user challenges such as change issues, training, wider access to data mindset
12:20 pm
Several S/4HANA customers are grappling with the need to apply four Feature Package stacks each year to maintain software currency while delivering critical SAP projects. This initiative requires a huge amount of risk management while catering for an unprecedented amount of frequent change. So how can the two live in harmony? Join Tony de Thomasis and Karl Wood, as they discuss Change Impact techniques, risk avoidance, and delivering the right information at the right time to make critical decisions. Also, learn how you can benefit from these techniques in your own SAP program or S/4HANA migration assessments to drive faster SAP release cycles with better quality.
12:40 pm
Lion needed to better connect with customers and suppliers by moving from traditional planning to best practice customer centric models. Leveraging transformation tools like C4C, SAP Ariba and SAP Integrated Business Planning, Lion enabled end to end visibility of its supply chain, and a better understanding of both tactical and strategic horizons and financial implications including Risks and Opportunities. It resulted in a better experience for customers, supplier and users.

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