Business colleagues talking while standing by stairway.We’re already well into 2015 and the first key event for the SAP enterprise performance management (EPM) team, partners, and most importantly, our customers, is just about upon us. SAPinsider Financials 2015, hosted by Wellesley Information Services and co-located with SAPinsider GRC 2015, runs from March 17–20 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s one of the key annual events that features EPM-related content. Given there’s so much to see and do at the event, I often get asked for an agenda of EPM content. I thought, why not put together a list of 10 things to see while attending the event? Think of it as a checklist of the “don’t miss” items/sessions. Here we go:

  1. Cloud for Planning, Cloud for Planning, Cloud for Planning. The latest and greatest cloud-based planning and analysis application has been available since February. Make sure to check out one of the many SAP Cloud for Planning sessions and demos to see why it sets a new standard for planning in the cloud.
  2. SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1, version for SAP NetWeaver. “BPC” continues to be one of the most widely deployed planning and consolidation applications on the planet. Discover what’s new in the latest release and see how BPC fulfills integrated business planning for finance capabilities as part of SAP Simple Finance.
  3. Close to Disclose. Closing the books and disclosing results continues to be a highly-manual task for many. Discover how you can accelerate/automate the financial close to disclose in one of the presentation or demo sessions including a Jumpstart deep dive on March 16.
  4. Speaking of Jumpstarts, there are six for finance. These are a good way to get up to speed on subjects such as SAP Simple Financesimplifying plan and report deign in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, and the impact of Big Data on finance and GRC security.
  5. EPM solution center. Go deep into product demos with our solution experts across a range of topics including planning, consolidation and profitability analytics, while not forgetting, of course, the new SAP Cloud for Planning application.
  6. Show floor demos. Have a seat and take a well-earned rest from all that walking around the show floor while you watch one of the EPM solution experts show you the latest and greatest product features.
  7. Customer delivered sessions. For many, the key attraction of SAPinsider is hearing our customers’ financial transformation stories in their own words. In 2015 you can hear from LexmarkVeluxDelicatoIDEXXTelephone and Data Systems,and Applied Materials, among others.
  8. SAP Simple Finance. It’s bound to be a big draw, and so there’s a number of SAP Simple Finance focused sessions. But of course don’t miss the keynote address to hear about the SAP vision to help simplify finance.
  9. Visit our partners. Why not take the opportunity to speak with some of our business partners at the event? This year you’ll find the event global sponsor PwC, premier sponsors EYKPMG, and Z Option, as well as Deloitteitelligence and BlackLine (and more).
  10. Say “Hi” to the SAP team. Really please do – we’d be delighted to meet you. There will be a number of our subject matter experts at the event who can discuss topics such as planning and financial consolidations.

The complete agenda is now available. Safe travels to Las Vegas and if you’d like to meet me, send me a tweet @daveswilliams!

 

This post originally appeared on CFO Knowledge and has been republished with permission.