ASUG Ontario Chapter Meeting

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HR & Payroll Summit Calgary

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Join us at the 2016 HR & Payroll Canada Summit in Calgary, Canada, for SAP HCM and SAP® SuccessFactors® education, influence, and networking, and connect with your peers, product experts, and thought leaders. Complimentary event and open to ASUG members and non-members.

At the event James Baird, Senior Consultant will be presenting the following session:

HR/HCM Archiving with SAP SuccessFactors

Increased regulations and oversight are putting pressure on organizations to keep SAP data ready for potential audits. In particular sensitive HR data must be protected and managed over its lifecycle to ensure that it is retained and stored securely, yet can be extracted quickly when legal or regulatory audits require.  As more organizations adopt cloud-based HR solutions such as SAP SuccessFactors, they must ensure that the same rules and security are applied equally to all electronic data.

In this session James Baird, Sr. Consultant at Dolphin will discuss strategies for archiving and retaining HR/HCM data so that organizations can comply with regulations and maintain the degree of security and privacy that is required and prepare to move to SAP Success Factors or support hybrid models where SAP HR/HCM or SuccessFactors is part of the landscape.

 

ASUG Minnesota Chapter Meeting

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The Minnesota Chapter invites you to Save the Date for their next Chapter meeting. Connect with local members and participate in a full-day of networking and education. Keynote presentation from Geoff Scott, CEO, ASUG.

 

Managing the Journal Entry and Approval Process in Your SAP Systems: Live Q&A

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To quickly and efficiently complete the financial close process, accounting teams require solutions that enable them to create and approve multiple journal entries in a very tight time frame. Standardizing and streamlining journal entry processes is essential, as every delay in journal entry processing delays the company’s ability to report its financial results.

Join Brian Shannon, Chief Strategy Officer of Dolphin Enterprise Solutions, on October 5 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET to get tips and best practices for creating automated, intelligent workflows to streamline the approval of complex journal entries and improve controls. Ask your own questions on how to shorten the financial close and get answers on topics such as:

  • How can I achieve a single view of journal entries across the enterprise?
  • If I manage my journal entries in a spreadsheet, how can I easily create them in SAP systems?
  • How can I simplify the journal entry approval process for the individuals involved?
  • How can I reconcile entries across multiple companies and systems easily?
  • What are some tips and tricks for introducing journal entry approval workflows?

 

ASUG Pittsburgh Chapter Meeting

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Join Ken Campbell and Pete Luttmann at the ASUG Pittsburgh Chapter Meeting, on Thursday Sept 29 @ the Pittsburgh Airport Mariott, 777 Aten Road Coraopolis, PA 15108. Meeting will be held from 8 AM to 4 PM

ASUG Ohio Chapter Meeting

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See Dolphin at the ASUG Ohio Chapter meeting held Friday Sept 23 at Cardinal Health 7000 Cardinal Place Dublin, OH 43017 from 8 AM to 4 PM.

ASUG Executive Exchange: Chicago Regional Summit

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Grow your network and exchange lessons learned and best practices with fellow C-level executives running SAP. Participate in interactive sessions, including “Getting Value Today out of your SAP Investment” and “Safely Realizing the Value of Digital Transformation.”

We will explore opportunities around Digital Transformation and driving a path forward through the board room of the future, where executives have easy access to a comprehensive, real-time view of business performance across the company to create new insights, value, and a competitive edge.

Registration is complimentary for ASUG Executive Exchange members to attend this invitation-only event.
This event will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM CT.

ASUG Executive Exchange: New York City Regional Summit

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Grow your network and exchange lessons learned and best practices with fellow C-level executives running SAP. Participate in interactive sessions, including “Getting Value Today out of your SAP Investment” and “Safely Realizing the Value of Digital Transformation.”

We will explore opportunities around Digital Transformation and driving a path forward through the board room of the future, where executives have easy access to a comprehensive, real-time view of business performance across the company to create new insights, value, and a competitive edge.

Registration is complimentary for ASUG Executive Exchange members to attend this invitation-only event.
Event will be held from noon to 5 PM ET.

Dolphin User Group – Fall 2016

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Join Dolphin customers for our quarterly user group to hear about recent product updates, learn some tips and tricks for working with Dolphin solutions and SAP systems, and discuss current issues working with SAP business processes with your peers from other organizations running SAP. This event is open to current Dolphin customers ONLY. Meeting will be held Thursday Sept 22, 11 AM to 12:30 PM ET. Register at: http://bit.ly/2cpUCkE

ASUG Webcast: BJ’s Wholesale Club Simplifies Rebates & Improves Customer Experience – 2 p.m. ET

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EVENT STARTS AT 2 PM ET | 1 PM CT | 12 PM MT | 11 AM PT.  The complex structure of rebate programs which require multiple pieces of documentation are the reason rebate payments to loyal customers are frequently delayed.

In this webcast, hear how BJ’s, a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, simplified its rebates program and improved customer experience by enabling sales document management solution that provided:

– Instant access to all rebate program documents online.
– Ability to package rebate documents for quick dispute resolution.
– Reduce storage costs and improved system performance with a best practice-based document management solution.

Webinar: Cutting Cost and Complexity on the Road to SAP S/4HANA

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To truly lower costs when making the move to SAP S/4HANA or SAP HANA Cloud, you need practical strategies to retain valuable information from your legacy systems and a roadmap for decommissioning those systems. Join Ken Campbell, Dolphin Solutions Architect on August 17 at 1 PM ET, for a webinar where he will discuss real-world SAP HANA use cases to:

– Proven approaches and methodologies to retain information — cost effectively — to meet your current and future business needs
– Technology options for leveraging SAP and third-party add-on solutions to manage the retention and decommissioning process and provide seamless access to legacy data in SAP HANA.

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ASUG Webcast: Jumpstart Process Optimization: ROI Analysis & Change Management

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Join Dolphin Chief Strategy Officer, Brian Shannon as he discusses how to calculate the potential ROI of accounts payable process optimization projects using standard SAP software reports, detailed questionnaires, and third-party analysis tools. Learn from real-world stories that demonstrate different process optimization options and the resulting benefits.

ISACA Atlanta Chapter Meeting | Data Retention Policies Are You Up to Date?

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Too often companies put retention polices in place and then forget about them. Over time, as the business changes, legislation changes, and technology changes and companies forget to keep their retention policies up to date. As responsible data stewards, we must revisit and align retention policies so that data is secured where it actually lives.

In this session, James Baird will discuss one of the largest gaps in many retention policies – the retention of electronic data. He will discuss strategies for retaining electronic data that is stored in SAP and other large enterprise systems.

– Strategies for applying retention policies to electronic data, especially HR data and other sensitive and highly regulated information
– Why it’s important to archive and store data in low cost repositories outside of enterprise systems
– How to automate retention for electronic data to ensure continued compliance and facilitate monitoring

Webinar: Winning the Order to Cash Race

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Cutting costs is a surefire way to improve the bottom line, but visionary Global Business Services leaders do more by controlling costs, cash, and risk. During this session we’ll discuss how to identify opportunities for process improvements across the entire Order-to-Cash mega-process. We’ll discuss how to prioritize improvements based on corporate strategic goals for cost containment, risk management and cash flow optimization. We’ll also help you build a business case to overcome common hurdles such as:

– Executive and organizational “buy in”
– Harmonization of improvement across your ERP systems
– Engaging your stakeholders
– Calculating ROI

ASUG Webcast: Big Lots Simplifies Retail Sales Tax Audits

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Hear how Big Lots! North America’s number one broad-line closeout retailer, with 1,575 stores in the U.S. and Canada meets the demands of intensive sales audit requests with a simple, one-step process that matches sales receipts to financial transactions in the SAP ERP Financials solution. Using SAP POS Data Management and near-line storage the company ensures that auditors have easy access to the company’s vast amount of retail transaction data, improving audit response time and increasing productivity.

ASUG New Jersey Chapter

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Moving to SAP S4HANA & SAP HANA Cloud? Proven Data Management Strategies to Retain Information but Lose the Cost of Legacy Systems
Ken Campbell, Senior Solution Architect, Dolphin

To truly lower costs when making the move to SAP S4HANA or SAP HANA Cloud, you must have a plan to manage or decommission legacy systems. Attend this session to gain practical strategies for retaining valuable information while reducing system costs through data archiving and system decommissioning. Examine real world use cases to learn:

• Proven cost effective approaches & methodologies to retain information to meet your current & future business needs

• Your technology options for leveraging SAP and third party add-on solutions to manage the retention and decommissioning process and provide seamless access to legacy data in SAP S4HANA

Webinar: Great-West Financial Goes Mobile to Speed Approvals & Drive Business Value

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This webcast will demonstrate how in only a few weeks, Great-West Financial was able to deploy the Dolphin Mobile Approval app powered by Innovapptive to:

– Approve and code Non-PO Invoice.
– Accelerate the resolution of blocked or held invoices.
– View invoice images as an attachment.
– Approve other SAP transactions from a single mobile app.
– Activate same app with 40+ additional line of business approvals.

Join Lori Ahern, Senior Manager of Accounting and Finance at Great-West Financial to understand how Great-West Financial was able to accelerate invoice approvals and improve exception handling while also improving controls and increasing cash flow.

¿De SAP ECC a SAP HANA? Optimizando la inversión con Data Archiving

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test_icon¿Cómo aprovechar la plataforma SAP ya existente para optimizar la inversión que en el futuro muy cercano requiere el desafío de migrar a Hana?

Patricia Rolón (Sapiensys) y Patrick Keough (Dolphin) presentarán en forma muy sencilla las estrategias relacionadas con SAP Data Volume Management, Data Archiving, e Information Lifecycle Management: mejores prácticas traducidas a una inversión más inteligente.

mié, 6 de abr de 2016, 9:30 – 10:30 EDT

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Best Practices for Automotive

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Best Practices for Automotive will unite hundreds of industry professionals – senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams and solution providers – in one location for an experiential event built around learning, innovation and peer collaboration. Best Practices for Automotive is an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference. Specifically designed for you to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best in class strategies to improve your organization’s overall business performance. Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates: #BP4auto

The North American Shared Services Leaders’ Summit

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The flagship event, now in its 6th year, will address why the past twelve months have shown a radical shift in focus for share services organizations. At sharedserviceslink we believe that three topics are the drivers for this “new order” – Digitization, Globalization and HR.

The shared services landscape is in a state of re-invention. The creation of new identities for SSOs is happening as they seek to enhance their performance and better their results. This event is dedicated to uniting shared services leaders so that they can discuss what’s on the horizon and how best to take advantage of what’s coming next.

SAP for Utilities

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As the utility industry continues to transform and evolve the way we interact with customers, data and assets, it is more important than ever to hear solutions and expertise from your peers on how to drive success with new technology and digital innovations. SAP for Utilities is the annual go-to event that unites over 1,000 utilities professionals from across North America and the globe. Join your peers from all sectors of the industry—including power generation, transmission, distribution, retail, gas, water, waste, recycling and more—to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and thought-leading insights to improve your business performance. Now in its ninth year, SAP for Utilities—a collaboration between SAP, Eventful Conferences and ASUG—is poised to unite the next generation of utilities professionals! Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates: @sapforutilities

Taulia Connect

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Taulia Connect is a two-and-a-half day can’t-be-missed event loaded with cutting-edge content, hands-on workshops, thought-provoking discussions, technology showcases and plenty of networking opportunities! Dolphin will be exhibiting at Taulia Connect. CLICK HERE for more information

SAP TechEd 2016

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The premier SAP technology education event provides attendees with  hands-on access to breakthrough innovation and technology from SAP and the ability to connect with technology leaders and peers.

September 19–23
Las Vegas

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Best Practices for Automotive 2016

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Best Practices for Automotive will unite hundreds of industry professionals – senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams and solution providers – in one location for an experiential event built around learning, innovation and peer collaboration. Best Practices for Automotive is an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference. Specifically designed for you to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best in class strategies to improve your organization’s overall business performance.

October 2016
Detroit, MI

For more information see: Best Practices for Automotive

Best Practices for Oil & Gas 2016

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Best Practices for Oil & Gas unites hundreds of professionals to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance. The event showcases insights and expertise from case studies and thought-leaders on how to remain on the cutting edge of a quickly changing market. A collaboration between SAP, The Eventful Group and ASUG, Best Practices for Oil & Gas is designed for all industry segments including upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield services. The annual conference brings together senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams and solution providers among others, to one location for an experiential event built around interactive learning and peer collaboration.

Sept 12 -15
Houston, TX

For more information, see: Best Practices for Oil and Gas.

SAP TechEd

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Ready for Simple IT, Agile Business, and Fresh Possibilities?
Then join us at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, October 19–23, 2015

Get Refreshed: Best practices, roadmaps, code samples, and more from SAP technology leaders

Get Connected: Hands-on, collaborative training and networking with SAP experts and developers

Get Skills: Hands-on training on live systems for implementing new and important functionality

Get more out of your deployed SAP technology: Technical know-how you want and need for your current technology investment, or for new SAP software you want to adopt

Get innovative for your company and your customers: Techniques, strategies, and tools for reducing IT and business complexity inside the organization and across your business network

For more details Click Here

Best Practices for Automotive

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Driving Digital: On the Road to Transformation

Best Practices for Automotive will unite hundreds of industry professionals – senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams and solution providers – in one location for an experiential event built around learning, innovation and peer collaboration. Best Practices for Automotive is an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference. Specifically designed for you to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best in class strategies to improve your organization’s overall business performance.

For more details, click here

Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

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September 18, 2015
The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Avenue
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
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Latest Trends in SAP® Archiving. Control SAP Database Size, Performance and Costs with Archiving and Nearline Storage Technology – A Best Practice NOW and Before SAP HANA. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMWe discuss SAP best practices for cleaning up your SAP database, the benefits of data archiving and the cost savings of implementing nearline storage (NLS) technology in ECC, BW and HANA.

Attendees learn how to develop a comprehensive approach for data archiving, audit readiness, retention management and transparent access to archived data with PBS archive and nearline storage.

The session covers:
The value of a phased Data Archiving Strategy
Overcoming end-user objections to archiving
Enabling faster response time with nearline technology
Improving performance and efficiency to reduce costs and risks
Preparing for a smooth transition to SAP BW on HANA
Managing database growth in HANA

New York City Chapter Meeting

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Join Dolphin as we present at the upcoming ASUG educational sessions:

New York City Chapter Meeting 
September 16, 2015
SAP America – New York
1114 Avenue of the Americas – 32 Floor
NYC, NY 10036
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Move from Good to Great with efficient Order-to-Cash processes that help your organization control Cost, Cash, and Risk. 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Cutting costs is a surefire way to improve the bottom line, but visionary Global Business Services leaders do more by controlling costs, cash, and risk. During this session we’ll discuss how to identify opportunities for process improvements across the entire Order-to-Cash mega-process. We’ll discuss how to prioritize improvements based on corporate strategic goals for cost containment, risk management and cash flow optimization. We’ll also help you build a business case to overcome common hurdles such as:

  • Executive and organizational “buy in”
  • Harmonization of improvement across your ERP systems
  • Engaging your stakeholders
  • Calculating ROI

Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

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Join Dolphin as we present at the upcoming ASUG educational sessions:

Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

September 10, 2015

SAP Headquarters – Building 1

Newtown Square, PA 19073

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Using Cloud as a Flexible Storage Tier for Structured and Unstructured Data. 2:15 PM – 3:15 PMOrganizations that are moving to S4/HANA and HANA Cloud want to reap the benefits of a simpler, faster,

and lower cost solution. However, to truly lower costs, organizations must have a plan to manage or

decommission legacy systems. In this session we will discuss strategies for retaining valuable information

from legacy systems while reducing system costs with data archiving and system decommissioning and use

real-world case studies to discuss: – Approaches and Methodologies for Migrating Legacy Systems: How to

retain information, cost effectively, to meet your current and future business needs. – Technology Options:

How to leverage SAP and third-party add-on solutions to manage the retention and decommissioning
process and provide seamless access to legacy data in HANA.

Best Practices for Oil & Gas

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Seizing the Opportunity of the Upswing

The 2015 Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference is thrilled to announce President George W. Bush will be the this year’s special guest keynote speaker. Best Practices for Oil & Gas unites hundreds of professionals to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance. The event showcases insights and expertise from case studies and thought-leaders on how to remain on the cutting edge of a quickly changing market. A collaboration between SAP, The Eventful Group and ASUG, Best Practices for Oil & Gas is designed for all industry segments including upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield services. The annual conference brings together senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams and solution providers among others, to one location for an experiential event built around interactive learning and peer collaboration.

For More details please refer this link.

Carolinas Chapter Summer Meeting

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Highlights

– Overview of SAP S/4HANA
– Customer stories from Blackbaud, Home Meridian International, and Owens Corning
– SAP Executive Education at the University of South Carolina
– Session on User Experience
– “BRING IT” interactive networking session
– Networking reception on the evening of July 23.(Additional registration required here)

Prairie Provinces Chapter Meeting – Winnipeg Summer 2015

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Schedule

Start: May 27, 2015 9:00 AM (CT), 10:00 AM (ET), 8:00 AM (MT), 7:00 AM (PT)
End: May 27, 2015 4:00 PM (CT), 5:00 PM (ET), 3:00 PM (MT), 2:00 PM (PT)

Description

Connect with ASUG members in your local area at this meeting of the Prairie Provinces Chapter.

Please check back for more details.

Location

Delta Winnipeg
350 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2

The North American Global Process Owner Summit

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The North American Global Process Owner Summit
May 27th – 29th 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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How to design a shared services strategy that balances both in-house and outsourced invoice processing, to seamlessly keep operations flowing

When Evoqua Water Technologies LLC optimized and streamlined accounts payable processes in its shared services centers, the company wanted to be able to use both outsourced and in-house processing for its invoices. One of their main objectives was to keep operations flowing while also increasing transparency and improving controls. , Evoqua turned to Dolphin. Find out how Evoqua was able to quickly centralize and standardize invoice processing, globally, using an SAP-centric solution that balanced the needs of its outsourced and in-house resources and enabled the company to improve service levels.

SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference

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Join Dolphin’s educational sessions with our customers at this event:

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May 5–7, 2015
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ ILM Strategy Keeps Delivering Benefits for Big Data with Faster Performance, Easier System Migrations and Improved Transparency

Enrique Suarez, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Jason Boyer, Dolphin
Tuesday, May 5 | 12:30 pm | Room: S331C

Enrique Suarez will discuss how Coca-Cola Enterprises’ data volume management strategy, which incorporates data archiving and nearline storage, enabled the company to align its diverse global IT infrastructure with its corporate goals for growth, consolidation, and modernization.

Big Lots Simplifies Sales Audits by Associating POS Receipts Directly with its SAP Financials

Manish Garg, BigLots and Werner Hopf, Dolphin
Wednesday, May 6 | 4:15 pm | Room: S319

Big Lots meets the demands of intensive sales audit requests with a simple, one-step process that matches sales receipts to financial transactions. By leveraging SAP POS-DM and Nearline storage, it is able to ensure the vast amount of retail transaction detail is easily accessible, improving audit response time and increasing productivity.