DALLAS – April 28, 2015 – NTT DATA, Inc., a global IT services provider and a worldwide leader in SAP implementation, will have featured speakers at the upcoming SAPPHIRE NOW conference May 5 – 7 in Orlando, Fla. At the conference, SAP experts from NTT DATA will host break-out sessions discussing prevalent trends in today’s SAP market, including updates to HANA, mobile, and cloud. At booth #402, the company will offer attendees a chance to meet with experts to discuss current and future uses for SAP in their own enterprise.

WHAT: NTT DATA will be exhibiting at the SAPPHIRE NOW |ASUG Annual Conference at booth #402.

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center: 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Fla.

WHEN: NTT DATA will participate in the following presentations during the conference:

“Configure One Single Portal for Your Entire Business Portfolio with Unique Design for Each Department/Folio”

Wednesday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. EDTRm #S310E
Speaker: Naga Devisetty, NTT DATA, Inc.

Learn how NTT DATA fully customizes SAP Portals for our customers with uniquely designed user interfaces for each of their business units. Each design built securely through best practices in place and offers state-of-the-art user experience with easy access to intuitive tools, applications and frameworks to drive innovation and reduce TCO to customers.

“Vistex Upgrade Best Practices and Lessons Learned at Sysco Foods”

Wednesday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. EDT – Rm #S320C
Speakers: Janice Rodgers, Sysco and Viraj Lonkar, NTT DATA, Inc.

Learn how Sysco Foods leverages Vistex for customer and vendor agreements as well as sales commissions and recently underwent a successful upgrade from Vistex 60c to 60e. Come and learn about lessons learned and best practices for a Vistex upgrade and how a Vistex upgrade differs from an upgrade of standard ECC.

“How to Construct a World Class SAP Center of Excellence in the Era of Cloud – Guidance from the Trenches”

Wednesday, May 6, 12:30 p.m. EDT – Rm #310H
Speaker: Vipin Singh, Vice President of SAP Practice, NTT DATA, Inc.

In this era of cloud based SAP application and the push towards outsourcing, customers are at the cross roads of control and delegation. With increased compliance requirements it is imperative that the business functions with least disruption and optimal accountability. Understand the Best Practices, Governance and Toolsets associated with building an SAP CoE that is ready for the future.

“Cross Application Time Sheet (CATS) for Production Orders – Evergreen packaging Success Story!”

Thursday, May 7, 8:00 a.m. EDT – Rm #S330H
Speaker: Vadivel Ranganathan, Project Manager, NTT DATA, Inc.

Evergreen Packaging was looking for a business solution to enhance Production order confirmations with HR setup. The decision was made to implement Cross Application Time Sheet for Production orders, not possible by standard means. We will be presenting our story on thought process, solution approach, alternatives for Production and Efficiency reporting.

“Top Factors Required to Succeed with Your SAP Supplier Relationship Management Upgrade”

Thursday, May 7, 8:00 a.m. EDT – Rm #S330B
Speaker: Uttam Agiwal, Associate Director, NTT DATA, Inc.

Learn what to expect when planning and executing your SAP Supplier Relationship Management 7.0 (SAP SRM) upgrade and how to be successful. Explore some of the key new functionalities and associated business values available in SAP SRM 7.0 enhancement pack 2 and 3, including enablement of SAP SRM powered by SAP HANA.

“High Performance & Optimization Code Standards at Sysco Foods Leveraging SAP ATC”

Thursday, May 7, 8:00 a.m. EDT – Rm # S331B
Speaker: Joseph Kuo, Senior Director at NTT DATA, Inc.

SAP's ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC) is SAP's new tool to manage the quality, security, and performance of custom code. As a leading wholesale distributor, Sysco Foods creates and maintains code to support high volumes, so fast performance is critical to Sysco's success. Come and learn more about how Sysco uses ATC to achieve that.

“Network Services SAP Business Suite on HANA Journey and Lessons Learned”

Thursday, May 7, 12:00 p.m. EDT – Rm #S329
Speaker: Gagan Ghai, Solution Architect at NTT DATA, Inc., Paul Roche, Chief Information Officer, Network Services, Finance Chairperson, ASUG

Network Services will share insight and lessons learned from their SAP HANA Journey. Network’s CIO Paul Roche along with NTT DATA will cover topics starting from HANA business case, licensing and hardware options to system upgrade migration and go live. There will be ample time for Q & A with NTT DATA and Network Services, a trailblazing SAP HANA.

“How Sysco Plans and Tracks Their Business Technology Spend”

Thursday, May 7, 12:00 p.m. EDT – Rm #S310C
Speaker: Tim Clark, VP at NTT DATA, Inc.

ABAP object development and testing is on the critical path of any successful go-live, and tracking the progress of each individual object is key. Sysco Foods used an object-level milestone-based planning and tracking toolset to plan and manage developments for their releases and ensure timely delivery to the business.

“Define Sysco Foods Comprehensive Archiving Strategy to Manage Very High Data Volume in Complex SAP Environment (ECC, SRM, CRM, APO, MDM)”

Thursday, May 7, 2:00 p.m. EDT – Rm #S331C
Speaker: Leon Reznick, Director at NTT DATA, Inc.

Define and implementation and execution of End-to-End Archiving Solutions Archiving across multiple systems including ECC, SRM, CRM, MDM. Using Solution Manager DVM tool together with NTT DATA ArchivePac to define dependencies and sequence of archiving objects. Prepare systems for global deployment.

“Internet of Things and our Business”

Thursday, May 7, 2:00 p.m. EDT – Business Networks Microforum BN305
Speaker: Gagan Ghai, Senior Director, NTT DATA, Inc.

Over the next decade, billions of interconnected devices will be monitoring transportation systems, factories, utilities and environmental conditions. Find out what the Internet of Things means and why it is important to your company. Learn how to separate hype from what can have a real business impact.

“Automate and Streamline Contract Creation and Management”

Thursday, May 7, 2:00 p.m. EDT – Micoforum Business Network #318
Speaker: John Zagata, Spectra Energy and Baskar Radhakrishnan, NTT DATA, Inc.

This discussion explores how you can use automation to accelerate the contract lifecycle, maximize contract visibility, and help ensure compliance across procurement, sales, legal, and finance processes. Hear how good contract lifecycle management sets the tone for your relationship with your external stakeholders, be they suppliers or customers.

For additional details, visit the NTT DATA booth or the SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 landing page at http://americas.nttdata.com/Sapphire2015.aspx.


NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 75,000 professionals based in over 40 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We’re part of NTT Group, one of the world’s largest technology services companies, generating more than $112 billion in annual revenues, and partner to 80% of the Fortune Global 100.

Visit www.nttdata.com/americas to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a range of businesses and government agencies.

About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process services.

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune Global 100.

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