SAP’s fourth annual SME Summit took place in New York City.
The corporate roundtable “What does the workforce in 2020 mean for next generation/SME businesses today?” was moderated by Dr. Karie Willyerd, Senior Vice President of Learning & Social Adoption at SuccessFactors, an SAP company.
Willyerd was joined by SAP CEO and Executive Board Member Bill McDermott; Alanna Krause, co-founder of Loomio and of director Enspiral, and millennial, social entrepreneur and M-Prize winner; Meg Gill, president and co-founder, Golden Road Brewing; and Jacob Rosenbloom, CEO and co-founder, Emprego Ligado.
Rodolpho Cardenuto Opening
See the opening presentation by Rodolpho Cardenuto, president of SAP Global Partner Operations, where he outlines the importance of SMEs and SAP’s commitment to this critical growth segment; on-premise and cloud solutions from SAP designed, priced, and packaged specifically for SMEs; and the important role that partners play.
SAP CEO Bill McDermott joined a panel of some of SAP’s most innovative SME customers and entrepreneurs to discuss their journeys, dreams, and challenges — and how SAP has helped them realize more than they could ever have believed possible.
News from the Event
SAP has recently issued announcements on news and developments related to its offerings for the SME segment, including:
- Fourth SME Summit Highlights SAP’s Continued Commitment to Smaller Firms: SAP kicks off its global SME Summit in New York, the fourth in the past three years, focusing on the importance of SMEs to its long-term strategy and goals. Read the press release.
National Business Furniture Boosts Business through Ariba: Business commerce is hard. But with the help of Ariba, an SAP company, National Business Furniture is making it easy. And racking up results in the process. Read the press release.
- SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA, Now Available on Amazon Web Services: SAP recently announced the expansion of SAP-certified solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS), including the SAP Business One application that works with and is powered by the SAP HANA platform. Read the newsbyte.
A Twitter chat took place at 12:00 p.m. EST. Hosted by @SAP4SmallBiz with Brian Moran, SME social business influencer, as co-host and special guest Alanna Krause, the chat covered the topics of social entrepreneurship, technology, millennials, and more. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #SAPSMESummit. A summary is available here.
SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA wins CRN Innovation Award at SME Summit
See key updates for SMEs made from when the first SME Summit was held in November 2012 to present:
Learn more about SAP SME customers in the following fact sheets and infographics.
Infographic: A Tale of Two Companies
Fact Sheet: The Looming Talent Crisis
NBF: eProcurement Solution Expands Reach and Sales Presence
IDC InfoBrief: Sharpening the Small Business Competitive Edge
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