SAP Conference Overview

SAP Sessions

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Change Management: Need to Have or Nice to Have?


Managing organizational change involves understanding and addressing the human component of program lifecycles. We all know that proactive teamwork between Finance and IT is critical for the success of any ERP implementation. In this discussion, you will be able to share with the audience the challenges you experience within your organization and look for solutions together. Possible topics include:

  • Securing buy-in from sponsors
  • Estimating efforts over an engagement
  • Planning for key activities during the project life cycle
Barbara Rojas

Barbara Rojasis senior leader at Discovery Channel, focused on collaboration andalignment between Finance and IT stakeholders to define, architect, and deploy solutions within corporate financial systems. She has a long running record of success in large-scale crossfunctional governance and program management bringing together the people, processand technology, and improving implementation efficiency over the course of project life cycles.Barbara has spent the last few years leading Discoveryu2019s financial solutions M&A integration efforts andchampions the companyu2019s landscape vision and roadmap. 

SAP Analytics Cloud


Attend this interactive networking session and learn how to get started on your Intelligent Enterprise journey using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). This discussion-based session will address three SAC topic areas which will be selected based on feedback from the audience. Potential topics include: How to get started with an SAC project, tips for creating dynamic and visual stories, common data integration challenges and more. 

Come prepared to share your own experiences, questions, and knowledge with other Controlling professionals.

Scott Cairncross

Scott Cairncross is a Partner and co-founder at TruQua and a recognized thought leader in the area of Enterprise Software focused on SAP analytic and ERP solutions. He has 16+ years of SAP experience and is passionate about helping customers achieve a high ROI from their enterprise solutions. Over the past 10 years, Scott has focused on FP&A, Financial Consolidation, Analytics, and Cloud Development with the latest technologies such as SAP S/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud. Scott frequently speaks at industry conferences on topics from overall strategy to implementation know-how including ASUG/Sapphire, SAPinsider and regional ASUG Chapter meetings.

One Year Later – Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting Observations


In this session, together we will share observations regarding Revenue Recognition…one year after public companies adopted the new standard and implemented new software solutions. Topics could include:

  • How are SAP Revenue and Reporting (RAR) and Lease Accounting (RE-FX) solutions performing and what’s the roadmap look like?
  • What is the FASB and the SEC saying about the financial statement changes?
  • What is the investor’s perspective?
  • How are private companies coping with implementation?

So, bring your perspective and your comments, and get ready to rumble!

Kent Bettisworth

Kent Bettisworthhas over 30 years of experience implementing and managing information systems. Since 1993 Kent has consulted for Fortune 1000 corporations across all industries. He and his team of associates are well-regarded for their business and technical expertise in SAP Revenue Recognition, Lease Accounting, Project System, Fixed Assets, and Investment Management solutions. Kent has 15+ years of active leadership with Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) educating members and influencing SAP products. Find out more:


Product Costing – Planning and Analysis


This session is designed to confront your burning questions about how to get the most out of the SAP product costing module CO-PC-PCP. We will first identify two or three main topics to cover and then spend 10 to 15 minutes covering each topic. Some topics to consider include:

  • Using Cost Component Views
  • Raw Material Costing
  • Overhead Allocation
  • Group and Profit Center Valuation
  • Getting the Most Out of the Costing Variant
  • Product Cost Analysis Tools

As these are suggestions only, the group may come up with different areas to discuss during the session. Connect with other Controlling professionals as we cover different solutions to the issues presented. Come prepared to share your questions and knowledge!

Tom King

Tom King recently retired from Milliken and Company, a leading manufacturer of specialty textiles, floor covering, and chemicals based in Spartanburg, South Carolina with global manufacturing facilities, where he was a Senior Business Analyst. He has more than 30 years of experience at Milliken in manufacturing and product costing. Tom was lead CO analyst involved with the SAP implementation worldwide. He has written three SAP books: Practical Guide to SAP CO Templates, SAP S/4HANA Product Cost Planning Configuration and Master Data, and SAP S/4HANA Product Cost Planning Costing with Quantity Structure.

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