13 October, 2011

Speaking at the European SharePoint Conference in Berlin

ESP_Speaker_badgeAfter an awesome few days at the WUG conference in Chicago, I’m headed for Berlin next week to speak at the European SharePoint Conference. I’ll be talking about how SAP customers can utilise SharePoint as a platform for optimising SAP-centric business processes. Although my talk is centered around SAP, the issues and solutions discussed are relevant to any large ERP back-end. Here’s the session outline:

Accelerating SAP Transactions with SharePoint and InfoPath
Data entry into SAP can in many cases lead to complex business processes taking up unnecessary time and resources throughout the organisation. Enterprises can achieve significant cost-savings by providing alternative interfaces that simplifies data entry and increases user adoption.
Considering SharePoint's popularity amongst business users, it provides an immense opportunity for delivering SAP transactions to the broader user base. As an integrated part of the SharePoint platform, InfoPath is a tool for creating electronic forms which can be utilized by business users to rapidly create fit-for-purpose user interfaces for SAP.
In this session, you will learn what it takes to surface SAP transactions in SharePoint solutions following an approach that is entirely driven by business users. In particular you will see specific examples of how a business user can utilize SharePoint and InfoPath to build alternative user interfaces for SAP, with no programming involved.

I’ll be keen to connect with anyone at the conference who wants to discuss SAP/SharePoint integration and/or workflow for SharePoint in general. I will also be looking for a SharePoint talent to join our European team. Just ping me on Twitter (@kalsing) and we can arrange to meet. I look forward to meeting you!

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