Learn EAM for SAP S/4HANA at ASUG Midwest Central Chapter Meeting
Vesta Partners is sponsoring the ASUG Midwest Central Chapter Event in Lincoln, Neb. on July 12, and will be part of an agenda packed with tips and use cases for SAP EAM customers. Vesta will be presenting on some of the latest developments in SAP S/4HANA.
S/4HANA made major improvements in its September 2017 release—referred to in shorthand as 1709—that now make it a viable option for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). Some of the functionality should look familiar to those who are accustomed to EAM in previous SAP iterations—such as SAP ECC. Other features are brand new and offer ways to potentially do things more efficiently.
A Visual S/4HANA Experience
At the ASUG Midwest Central Chapter Meeting, Matthew Bowman, Director of Global Business Development for Energy and Utilities for Vesta, will not just tell attendees how S/4HANA 1709 works for EAM, but show it with a live S/4HANA system demonstration.
Bowman will dive into common work management and asset management scenarios to show how SAP EAM tools in S/4HANA can improve your organization’s asset management capabilities. Focus areas will include asset management with master data, including the use of Linear Asset Management (LAM), Geographical Enablement Framework (GEF), and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) integration. Additionally, he will cover work management processing as well as the Fiori user interface and enterprise search functionality.
Customers Examples in EAM
Vesta will be joined by several SAP customers in the utilities space in Lincoln, who will be covering real-world examples in EAM areas such as SAP Work Manager, creating the foundation for advanced EAM, and GIS integration with SAP data.
Head here for the complete agenda, and to register for the ASUG Midwest Central Chapter Meeting. The event is free to ASUG members, and includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening opportunity to network with peers.
avid golfer and proud Habitat for Humanity supporter…
The Vesta Employee Spotlight is dedicated to our extraordinary coworkers who exemplify the true values of Vesta.
Meet Lori, a Consultant from Beaumont, Texas who joined the Vesta North America team just one year ago. Prior to Vesta, Lori was a Business Process Owner for Huntsman Performance Products.
Lori’s passion to build housing through Habitat for Humanity for those near and abroad empowers us to help our neighbors in need, and that is why we dedicated this Vesta Employee Spotlight post to her.
Get to know Lori Abney:
I have one son, he’s 15 and is such a joy. He participates in band and basketball.
Most interesting place you have visited:
One thing you can’t live without:
I think it is Amazon Prime, not only the free one/two day shipping but I am enjoying the original television programming (when I get a chance that is).
Favorite type of food:
I’m a dairy girl: cheese, yogurt, & ice cream.
“It’s okay, just get up & rub some dirt in it.”
Favorite sports team(s):
Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers
Top 3 things on your bucket list:
White Water Rafting, my second half marathon, & learning a second language.
My passion is Habitat for Humanity. I have helped locally on and off over the years but about four years ago I was introduced to the Global Village program and haven’t looked back. I have participated on four global builds since and plan on many, many more. I have been blessed by the families and people of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, who with so little will give whatever they have and are so welcoming, friendly, and happy despite the poverty and pain that affects them daily. In Nicaragua they live with the threat of Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Volcanos all in an area that is only the size of our State of Virginia. In the village we built in, most people of that village have never had the opportunity to leave the village and just received water four years ago but only for about two days a week for a couple hours. Trinidad and Tobago is a lesson on how fast industry and easy money can change a people and when it’s gone, have left the residence without the skills to support themselves again. My most recent trip to Argentina was a blessing like all the trips. I truly believe I receive more from the people, culture, and fellow teammates than I can possibly ever give back. I support habitat because without a safe place for children to study, for parents to rest, for families to call home, there is less and less ability for them to help themselves and their neighbors. When given the tools, knowledge, and support these families blossom in place and become role models and volunteers in their communities.
Vesta Partners, a professional services firm specializing in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and SAP EAM technology, has announced the addition of Dr. Achim Krüger to the firm as President of Vesta Europe. As part of his new role as President, Dr. Krüger will leverage his decades of SAP understanding and experience, along with his comprehensive Asset Management best practices and technical knowledge, to lead the region and the expansion of Vesta’s business into the DACH region of Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)...
Stamford, CT – June 11, 2018– Rizing, LLC, a privately held international company fully committed to providing leading SAP functional and technical services to its customers, announced today the acquisition of Aasonn, LLC an SAP®SuccessFactors®Professional Services Firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Aasonn joins /N SPRO, a leading SAP Human Capital Management (HCM), SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Retail services firm under the Rizing HCM business portfolio.
Mike Maiolo, CEO of Rizing stated, “The acquisition of Aasonn begins our journey on an aggressive growth strategy both organically and through acquisitions with our new investment partner, One Equity Partners. Our objective is to grow service offerings to support SAP’s initiatives around S/4HANA®, Leonardo and Cloud solutions globally.”
The completion of this acquisition further strengthens Rizing’s global position in the SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors market. The combined entity of /N SPRO and Aasonn now has more Professionally Certified SAP SuccessFactors consultants worldwide than any other SAP SuccessFactors services firm, allowing increased delivery and greater expertise to customers.
Bill Carroll, CEO of Aasonn said, “The acquisition directly brings increased delivery capability as well as strong skillsets in complementary SAP services and offerings that each company independently did not provide. Combining /N SPRO and Aasonn provides significant value to our customers.”
Luc Hedou, President of /N SPRO HCM added, “By having a specialized partner with scale and a unique focus on SAP’s HCM products, we provide more options to SAP and our customers. Our combined skills and specialized industry offerings make us the partner of choice to drive value for our customers.”
Aasonn and /N SPRO are market leaders in North America with a focus on strong SAP SuccessFactors Certified Professionals as well as a robust and rapidly growing international business with broad offshoring capabilities in India. Aasonn will continue to operate under its current name and go to market as “Aasonn, a Rizing Company.”
About Rizing, LLC
Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Rizing is a privately held international company that provides leading SAP functional and technical consulting services to its customers. Rizing is the parent company of Vesta Partners, a leading SAP EAM services firm (www.vestapartners.com), /N SPRO, a top SAP HCM, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP for Retail services firm (www.n-spro.com) and Aasonn,a prominent SAP SuccessFactors Services Firm (www.aasonn.com). The Rizing businesses provide leading specialty SAP consulting services through deep industry experience and a proprietary approach to service delivery and use of IP tools.
OEP is a middle-market private equity firm with approximately $7 billion of assets under management focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 170 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt. For more information, please visit www.oneequity.com.
Join Vesta along the ASUG EAM Inspiration Roadshow!
Vesta Partners is excited to be a part of ASUG’s Enterprise Asset Management Inspiration Roadshow! Join us as we help explore new opportunities in the world of asset management for four full-day events across North America starting June 19th. Come meet our very own Vesta Partners team, as they present on EAM in S/4HANA and taking asset and data management to new levels of mastery.
Their session will show how S/4HANA 1709 can be utilized for an equipment cradle to grave and outline the associated benefits. The interactive presentation will be scenario-driven with much time spent in the system. The presentation is applicable to all customers no matter if they are new to SAP EAM, want to start with S/4 or are existing ECC customers seeking options to transition.
The Roadshow will be traveling all across North America so we hope to meet you anywhere along the journey. The locations and dates are as follows:
June 19th– Calgary, Canada – Nexen Energy ULC
June 21st – Houston, TX – Norris Conference Centers
June 26th– Farifax, VA – Fairfax Water Authority
June 28th– Seattle, WA – Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
Dr. Achim Krüger Joins Vesta Partners as President of Europe
Will Lead Company Expansion into DACH Region
Stamford, CT – June 4th, 2018 – Vesta Partners, a professional services firm specializing in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and SAP EAM technology, has announced the addition of Dr. Achim Krüger to the firm as President of Vesta Europe. As part of his new role as President, Dr. Krüger will leverage his decades of SAP understanding and experience, along with his comprehensive Asset Management best practices and technical knowledge, to lead the region and the expansion of Vesta’s business into the DACH region of Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
“With all the dynamic activity surrounding SAP Leonardo and its intersection with core EAM, Achim is uniquely positioned to bring a global perspective and actionable plans to Vesta and our clients. His insight and perspective will help Vesta take our Asset Management Practices to the next level,” stated Noel Fagan, CEO of Vesta. “It is with great excitement that I welcome Achim to Vesta and fully support our shared vision to roll out the next generation of tools and practices to help our customers maximize the investments made to their asset base.”
Prior to joining Vesta, Dr. Krüger was globally responsible for the Asset Management line of business which is comprised of SAP Enterprise Asset Management and SAP Environment, Health, and Safety. In this position he co-owned the solution strategy SAP S/4HANA Plant Maintenance, SAP Asset Intelligence Network, SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service, SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management, SAP EHSM (Incident, Health and Safety, and Environment Management). In addition, Dr. Krüger drove the go-to-market activities, forming a coherent portfolio for Asset Management from these products. Dr. Krüger worked with a large number of customers globally on their specific roadmaps and how to best employ SAP’s solutions for meeting their business challenges. He is also a well acknowledged speaker at international conferences on Asset Management. Dr. Krüger was very engaged as a board member of the Australian Asset Management Council, a leading peak body for good practice in Asset Management within the Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management (GFMAM).
“I am very excited to join Vesta,” stated Dr. Krüger. “I have worked very closely with Vesta over the years and have always admired their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the SAP EAM market. I look forward to working with the Vesta family to leverage my experience in order to grow and expand the European business, as well as help our global EAM customers and community leverage new SAP technologies to advance their Asset Management practices.”
About Vesta, a Rizing Company
Vesta Partners is a professional services firm focused on SAP EAM solutions for customers in asset intensive industries. As an SAP Services and Consulting Partner, Vesta’s approach combines industry best practices with practical technology solutions to help customers track, manage and report on capital asset usage. In addition to its consulting services, Vesta offers proprietary software solutions addressing niche EAM demands. With offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Vesta’s real world experience and practical solutions deliver results that directly translate into efficiency improvements and real cost savings.
Rizing is a privately held multi-million dollar international company fully committed to providing leading SAP functional and technical services to its customers. Rizing is the parent company of Vesta Partners, a leading SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) services firm and /N SPRO, a prominent SAP Human Capital Management (HCM), SuccessFactors and Retail services firm. Rizing brings together these two key partners around SAP’s emerging technology services and solutions to fully leverage the global synergies between Vesta and /N SPRO.
Dr. Achim Krüger stapt over naar Vesta Partners als voorzitter van Europa
Hij zal de uitbreiding van het bedrijf naar de DACH-regio leiden
Stamford (Connecticut, VS) – 1 juni 2018– Vesta Partners, een professioneel dienstverleningsbedrijf dat gespecialiseerd is in activabeheer van ondernemingen (EAM, Enterprise Asset Management) en SAP EAM-technologie, heeft aangekondigd dat Dr. Achim Krüger naar ons bedrijf overstapt als voorzitter van Vesta Europe. Als onderdeel van zijn nieuwe functie als voorzitter, zal Dr. Krüger zijn tientallen jaren van SAP-kennis en ervaring, samen met zijn uitgebreide kennis van beste praktijken op het gebied van activabeheer en zijn technische kennis, aanwenden om de regio te leiden en Vesta’s bedrijfsactiviteiten uit te breiden naar de DACH-regio van Europa (Duitsland, Oostenrijk en Zwitserland).
“Met alle dynamische activiteiten rond SAP Leonardo, gecombineerd met centrale EAM, bevindt Achim zich in een unieke positie om Vesta en onze klanten een wereldwijd perspectief en uitvoerbare plannen te bieden. Zijn inzicht en perspectief zal Vesta helpen onze praktijken voor activabeheer naar een hoger niveau te brengen”, aldus Noel Fagan, CEO van Vesta. “Met groot enthousiasme heet ik Achim welkom bij Vesta, en ik steun onze gedeelde visie volledig om de volgende generatie hulpmiddelen en beste praktijken te gebruiken om onze klanten te helpen de investeringen in hun activabasis te maximaliseren.”
Voordat hij bij Vesta kwam, was Dr. Krüger wereldwijd verantwoordelijk voor de bedrijfstak voor activabeheer, die bestaat uit SAP Enterprise Asset Management en SAP Environment, Health, and Safety. In deze functie was hij mede-eigenaar van de oplossingsstrategieën SAP S/4HANA Plant Maintenance, SAP Asset Intelligence Network, SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service, SAP Asset Strategy en Performance Management, SAP EHSM (Incident, Health and Safety en Environment Management). Daarnaast voerde Dr. Krüger commerciële activiteiten uit, waardoor een samenhangende portfolio voor activabeheer van deze producten werd gevormd. Dr. Krüger werkte wereldwijd met een groot aantal klanten aan hun specifieke stappenplannen en hoe ze de oplossingen van SAP optimaal kunnen gebruiken om hun zakelijke uitdagingen aan te gaan. Hij is ook een algemeen erkende spreker op internationale conferenties over activabeheer. Dr. Krüger was zeer betrokken als bestuurslid bij de Australische raad voor activabeheer, een leidend lichaam voor goede praktijken in activabeheer binnen het wereldwijde forum voor onderhoud en activabeheer (GFMAM).
“Ik ben erg blij om bij Vesta aan de slag te gaan”, zei dr. Krüger. “Ik heb de afgelopen jaren nauw samengewerkt met Vesta en ik heb altijd hun kennis, expertise en toewijding voor de SAP EAM-markt bewonderd. Ik kijk er naar uit om met de Vesta-familie samen te werken en mijn ervaring te gebruiken om het Europese bedrijf te laten groeien en uit te breiden, en om onze wereldwijde EAM-klanten en community te helpen nieuwe SAP-technologieën te gebruiken om hun praktijken voor activabeheer te verbeteren.”
Over Vesta, een Rizing-bedrijf
Vesta Partners is een professioneel dienstverleningsbedrijf dat zich richt op SAP EAM-oplossingen voor klanten in activa-intensieve sectoren. Als partner van SAP Services and Consulting combineert Vesta beste sectorpraktijken met praktische technologische oplossingen om klanten te helpen bij het volgen, beheren en rapporteren van het gebruik van kapitaalactiva. Naast zijn consultancydiensten biedt Vesta eigen softwareoplossingen die beantwoorden aan de eisen van EAM voor niches. Met kantoren in Noord-Amerika, Europa en Azië en het Pacifisch gebied bieden de praktijkervaring en praktische oplossingen van Vesta resultaten die rechtstreeks worden omgezet in efficiëntieverbeteringen en reële kostenbesparingen.
Rizing is een particulier bedrijf met een vermogen van miljoenen dollars dat zich volledig toelegt op het leveren van toonaangevende functionele en technische SAP-diensten aan zijn klanten. Rizing is het moederbedrijf van Vesta Partners, een toonaangevend bedrijf voor SAP-activabeheer van ondernemingen (EAM) en /N SPRO, een prominent bedrijf voor diensten op het gebied van SAP menselijk kapitaalbeheer (HCM), successfactoren en verkoop. Rizing brengt deze twee belangrijkste partners samen rond opkomende technologiediensten en technologieoplossingen van SAP om de wereldwijde synergieën tussen Vesta en /N SPRO optimaal te benutten.
The growing interest in SAP Leonardo and its applications to the energy sector was evident among the customers we spoke with. Our own Rob Ericcson presented on the topic of machine learning in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and how integrating with SAP helps bring a full picture of asset health, and provides the data to build powerful machine learning algorithms to life.
EAM Mobilty—Online and Offline
On the usability front, SAP oil and gas and utilities customers want consistent interfaces that are accessible anywhere—including offline. Ericsson also presented on that topic—showing how Vesta’s Hydrogen solution helps customers build that seamless experience, and lets field workers access the data they need when there is no wireless connection available.
“Some customers are looking to take the next step in mobility and usability, making it better, cheaper, and faster,” says Ericcson. “Others are just trying to get their first mobility projects off the ground,”
Geo-Enabled Linear Asset Management
You can always locate our physical assets on maps, but those assets aren’t always easy to access even when you know the location. By geo-enabling an asset, companies can access more precise locations through useful visualizations, while also integrating important asset information.
“With geo enablement, linear asset management, and mobility, you can create a nice solution where 1+1+1=5,” says Ericcson.
Plenty of customers are interested in solving that equation, as Vesta’s Mike Golds presented to a packed crowd on how linear asset management data can integrate with geographical data.
A Modernized Energy Sector
It’s clear that oil and gas and utilities companies are moving forward with technologies such as mobility, machine learning and geo-enablement. SAP partners like Vesta are here to help organziations achieve those goals, using asset data to become more efficient.
Vesta Partners Sponsors the Intl SAP Conference for Oil & Gas/Utilities
Vesta Partners is sponsoring the International SAP Conference for Oil & Gas/Utilities from 17 – 19 April, 2018 at the Lisbon Conference Centre in Portugal. Returning to the beautiful city of Lisbon for a second year, this event is set to be their most impressive yet and will be packed with opportunities for attendees to discover how innovation from SAP can help their organizations reach new heights in a digital world.
See below for more information on our speaking opportunities at the conference:
Micro Forum: Map Based Linear Asset Management – Mike Golds Thursday, April 19, 2018, 13:20 – 13:50 (Theatre 1)
Learn how making your assets Geo aware help Utilities, what benefits visualization of your assets provides for your business, and how the power of visualization can be used for linear assets and maps. Learn more about Mike
Micro Forum: SAP Predictive EAM for Oil and Gas – Rob Ericsson Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 16:00 – 16:30 (Theatre 2)
Learn about how machine learning can be used in EAM to drive results, how integration with SAP brings a full picture of asset health, and how to find asset trouble-spots on a map using advanced analytic. Learn more about Rob
Demo: Hydrogen – Rob Ericsson Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 13:30 – 13:40 (Theatre 3)
Unlock the full potential of your SAP system by empowering asset management end-users to work seamlessly in the field (online/offline) or in the office using the same adaptive interface. Learn more about Rob
SAP-Centric EAM Preview: Boosting SAP EAM with SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba
Whether it is laying the groundwork for SAP Leonardo or getting a clearer picture of the costs associated with enterprise asset management (EAM), there’s always going to need for a set of technologies in place to ensure modern processes can be enabled.
If you are an SAP user focused on enterprise asset management (EAM), the best (and perhaps only in North America) option out there to find content related to your line of work is the SAP-Centric EAM conference. That event is rapidly approaching, kicking off on Monday, March 26th in Austin, Texas. At SAP-Centric, SAP and Vesta Partners will be presenting on how to deploy the technology base for transforming and enriching EAM processes.
For those looking to build an EAM program around SAP S/4HANA®, Martin Stenzig, CTO of Rizing, will be presenting on how S/4HANA 1709 (that’s the September 2017 release) can be utilized to that end. This Monday workshop will be interactive and will be focused on specific scenarios where S/4HANA can be optimized for EAM.
Part of that optimization strategy will be Vesta’s EAM Codex solution, which seeks to help customers wrangle all the SAP products and services necessary for EAM into one place and implement them quickly—including S/4HANA, Geographical Interface Systems (GIS), preconfigured scheduled functionality with SAP® Multiresource Scheduling, (MRS), standard EAM KPIs, preconfigured mobility functionality with SAP Work Manager or Asset Manager, and enhancements to standard Linear Asset Management (LAM) and Compatible Units (CU) functionality.
The eventual goal of Vesta EAM Codex is to get SAP ERP customers to a place where they can start taking advantage of the newest technologies offered as part of SAP Leonardo, including the Internet of Things (IoT).
Connecting EAM to the Supply Chain
SAP Ariba® historically offered solutions focused on indirect procurement—buying those things that are necessary for the business, such as chairs, desks and laptops, but don’t always directly impact the creation of its products. Recently, Ariba’s software suite has taken more strides to be part of the direct procurement chain—which includes buying the materials necessary to maintain a company’s major physical assets.
“There are 200 standard integrations available from SAP Ariba into S/4HANA, and over 8,000 fields that can be integrated through S/4HANA and SAP ECC to keep them in sync with Ariba, no matter where the data point originates,” says Denise Powell, manager of supply chain and procurement at Vesta Partners, who will be presenting on the topic of integrating Ariba and EAM at SAP-Centric EAM on Tuesday afternoon.
Without Ariba integration into SAP ERP, Powell says customers on the EAM side having trouble keeping track of supply chain costs. They’d have to pull reports from multiple systems, and those costs weren’t always tied back to an asset.
SAP has expanded integrations between Ariba and SAP ERP in the last year, says Powell, and her presentation will take a deep dive into how SAP customers can utilize Ariba to get a clearer picture of their EAM supply chains.
Vesta Partners Sponsors the SAP-Centric EAM Conference
Vesta Partners is proud to sponsor the SAP-Centric EAM Conference from March 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency Austin. This is North America’s only asset management conference powering SAP users. Now in its 14th year, the event unites a thriving community of maintenance, reliability and asset management professionals. Stay on the cutting-edge of today’s strategies and technologies for managing your assets with expert guidance and training.
At the Conference, Vesta Partners will be unveiling it’s newest innovation: EAM Codex, a fully configured, geo-enabled, S/4 based EAM foundation for SAP Leonardo. Ready to go-live in just a few weeks. Click here to learn more about EAM Codex.
At the conference, two of our representatives will be speaking on the future of EAM. See below for more information.
S/4HANA: EAM In a Box – Martin Stenzig Monday, March 26, 2018 – 1:00 PM CDT – Workshop 1
This workshop will show how S/4HANA 1709 can be utilized cradle to grave and outline the associated benefits. The interactive presentation will be scenario driven with as much time spend in the system as covering the content. The workshop is applicable to all customers no matter if they are new to SAP EAM, want to start with S/4 or are existing ECC customers seeking options to transition. Learn more about Martin
How to Succeed with Your Ariba/EAM Integration – Denise Powell Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 3:10 PM CDT – Track 4
SAP Work Order processes and procurement processes should co-exist without losing the benefits of any system tools implemented. Integration of EAM ECC/S4HANA functionality and Ariba greatly enhances the benefits to our EAM customers without losing Ariba’s benefits to the overall Supply Chain. Ariba/EAM Integration is key to gaining important information about requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, & more. Learn more about Denise
Vesta Partners Is a Proud Sponsor of the Best Practices for Chemicals Conference
Vesta Partners is a proud sponsor of the Best Practices for Chemicals Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Austin from March 6-7, 2018. Discussing the most innovative solutions and exploring the next business evolutions, the Best Practices for Chemicals Conference presents the latest solutions to the SAP chemicals community. Attendees discover brilliant strategies and innovative technologies to influence and improve their business’s bottom line. Click here to register for the conference and be sure to let them know you heard about the conference for Vesta Partners. At the conference, our own Nick Cecil will be speaking on the future of Asset Management.
A Masterclass in Moving your Asset Management into the Future – Nick Cecil Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 1:30 PM CDT – Track 3
Explore how Chemical companies can take advantage of Asset Analytics, SAP’s Asset Intelligence Network (AIN) and Leonardo to empower their sensor data for an outcome around managing their assets and fostering reliability, uptime and throughput. Learn about strategies to easily overcome gaps in your S/4 journey. Learn more about Nick
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule a meeting with our team. We look forward to seeing you there!