The 2018 SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference (June 4-7, 2018 | Orlando, Florida) looks to be this year’s premier event for finance professionals, whether you’re the CFO of an enterprise or you’re a boots-on-the-ground finance and risk daily practitioner. With keynote speeches from leaders across several industries, 300+ sessions about finance tailored to your organization’s needs, and countless opportunities to meet and talk to other customers and partners, no one from your finance team will want to miss this Orlando trip in June.

SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference is an educational and networking event that will continue to add value to your finance team throughout the year, long after the conference is over. Here’s three reasons why.

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Reason One: You and Your Finance Team Will Return Results-Driven

At SAPPHIRE, a variety of events—delivered as panels, keynotes, discussions, and presentations—create a diversity of key takeaways for you and your team. Leading CFOs in the industry will present customer sessions, including leaders from Swiss Re and Andeavor. Attendees will have the singular benefit of learning how the most successful finance teams are using next-generation technology to drive results. With sessions addressing a range of topics from consolidation in the cloud to cash application software, finance team members will gain new perspective on daily operations such as closing the books, security and controls, and spend management.

Your team will leave with the tools to streamline financial management and turn payables into strategic assets that free up working capital, optimize cash flow, and deliver greater bottom-line value.

Reason Two: You and Your Finance Team Will Return Reconnected

At SAPPHIRE, finance professionals have the opportunity to interact with high-level SAP representatives. In Orlando, your team can take full advantage of these paramount opportunities—to meet the right lead with an open ear. The range of additional possible connections includes peers in the finance community, top-level accounting executives, and professionals in nearly every enterprise capability from development to sales.

You and your team will leave with new connections to people and perspectives —and new ideas and processes for things like accounting and budgeting. Discover emerging trends in financial analytics and develop strategies to apply them to your own organization’s workflow.

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Reason Three: You and Your Finance Team Will Return Recharged

The finance industry is ever-evolving, the digital stage changing rapidly with constant innovation. Social finance, AI-enabled finance, instant finance: the landscape of technological disruption proliferates with ground-breaking concepts. At the same time, changes in technology usher in new challenges that your organization must address: complying with GDPR, safeguarding data, detecting fraud, and increasing client demands for transparency. Don’t get caught on your back foot.

At SAPPHIRE, you and your team will gain exposure to game-changing technologies in interactive sessions with SAP solution leaders. You can have one-on-one interaction with SAP software engineers to ask specific questions to address challenges unique to your organization. You’ll leave the conference in a position to be pro-active rather than re-active.

Still unsure of how SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference will revitalize your finance department’s digital transformation?

Getting out of the office is crucial to avoid stagnation—this is true for any professional, whether the office is an executive suite or a cubicle. Spending time among other finance customers, with the opportunity to ask questions and consider outside-the-box and hands-on technology, provides your team with the unparalleled opportunity to re-imagine their own processes.

Don’t miss the chance to customize the SAPPHIRE experience so it caters to your exclusive context and client needs. With recommended agendas for the CFO and general finance, this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference promises sustainable, end-to-end productivity for your finance organization.

See you in sunny Orlando! If you haven’t registered yet, get your team registered today.

This blog originally appeared on SAP Community and has been republished with permission.

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