Mastering SAP EAM Covers Cultural and Technological Transformation in Asset Management
True Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) transformation requires change from all areas of an organization—from technology and IT in the back office, to culture through the business in the front office. At Mastering SAP EAM in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, customers and partners will discuss that entire EAM process.
Senoko is Singapore’s largest power generation facility and recently revitalized an out-of-date SAP EAM system to match its current asset management needs, while also driving a cultural change that gave more ownership to the business. Senoko calls this Project Sunshine, and it will detail how it delivered this implementation during its Mastering SAP EAM presentation Senoko’s Project Sunshine – The Foundation to Improve & Enable Innovation. Driven by People on Tuesday, November 20 at 9:20 am.
Connecting SAP Ariba to EAM
How can SAP Ariba enhance with your company’s EAM processes? Denise Powell, Vesta Partners director of global business development for supply chain and procurement, will discuss how Ariba integrates with SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA EAM functionality. To date, there are over 8,000 integration points between Ariba and SAP ERPs, many of which have come in the last year. Powell will walk attendees through the highlights of those integrations and provide examples of how connecting Ariba to SAP ERP systems can improve the SAP EAM process. Powell’s presentation, entitled How to Succeed with Your Ariba/EAM Integration can be seen at 1:45 pm on Tuesday, November 20.
Building an Effective EAM System
If you are arriving in Gold Coast by Sunday afternoon (November 18), Mastering SAP EAM kicks off early with two deep-dive sessions from Vesta Asia Pacific EAM Solution Architect John Dwyer on EAM Technical Objects (3:00 pm) and Regular Maintenance (4:15 pm).
In the Technical Objects talk, Dwyer will dig into the purpose, features, and setup of standard SAP functionality for Functional Locations, Equipment, and Bill of Materials to support key asset management objectives. Regular Maintenance will cover the important elements in setup of effective regular maintenance, including gathering measurements, structuring task list libraries, and the powerful scheduling capabilities of maintenance plans.
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Join Vesta at the 2018 Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference on September 17-19, in San Antonio, TX
Vesta Partners is proud to announce our continuous support as a Silver Partner at this year’s Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference, taking place in September 17-19, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.
The current state of the energy industry has led to a digital turning point for the oil and gas business. For an organization to not only grow—but to survive—developing a coherent digital strategy is imperative. These market conditions make collaboration amongst the oil and gas community more vital than ever before.
The Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference has been developed as a platform for industry professionals to discuss their biggest challenges while unlocking the most innovative solutions. Business struggles are transformed into clearly articulated visions. Historical questions get answered and solved. And fueled by new ideas and success stories, the oil and gas community ignites.
A collaboration between Eventful Conferences, ASUG and SAP, Best Practices for Oil & Gas is designed for all industry segments including upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield services. The annual conference brings together leaders, influencers, solution providers and more for an interactive event built around learning.
To join Vesta Partners at the seventh annual Best Practices for Oil & Gas in Texas, click here.
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.
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
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Meet with Martin Stenzig at the 2017 Mastering SAP EAM Conference
Our leading SAP technical visionary, Martin Stenzig will be available to meet with you from 19 – 21 November at the 2017 Mastering SAP EAM Conference at the Star in Gold Coast, Australia. This conference celebrates the leadership, technology and innovations that are transforming Asset Management.
Martin will be available to discuss how digital transformation is defining the future of EAM. He is an expert in the user experience lifecycle of digital transformation and will show you how you can start implementing just a few changes now to maximize your SAP EAM use.
Martin is the Chief Technology Officer for Vesta Partners, responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and leading all aspects of the company’s technological development. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with customers to define the processes, systems, and data elements involved in the integration of varying SAP applications.
Please contact us to schedule a time for your meeting with Martin Stenzig to learn more about the future of digital transformation in the SAP EAM world.
Learn 5 Ways to Optimize Your SAP Use from Vesta Partners, a proud sponsor of the Mastering SAP EAM Conference
The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New leadership styles, new technologies and global standards are emerging. Vesta Partners is proud to announce our support of the Mastering SAP EAM Conference at the Star in Gold Coast, Australia from 19-21 November. This conference celebrates the leadership, technology and innovations that are transforming Asset Management.
The conference is the result of country wide face-to-face discussions with over 60 industry professionals speaking their mind. Topics include Driving Organisational Change & Engagement, Opportunities for Integration, Maximising Mobility, and more. Here are 5 workshops and sessions lead by our in-house experts to help you optimize your SAP EAM use:
Workshop: Applying Core SAP Functionality to Support Job Management
Speaker: John Dwyer
Sunday, November 19th 12:00 – 6:00 PM
(Requires pre-registration. Click here to book.)
Risk Based Strategic Planning, Scheduling and Execution
Speaker: Martin Greaves
Monday, November 20th 4:00 – 4:50 PM
How to Drive Innovation and Capitalise on Technological Advances to Develop the Business of the Future
Speaker: Len Harms
Tuesday, November 21st 8:30 AM
Achieving High Quality Asset Master Data
Speaker: John Dwyer
Tuesday, November 21st 9:20 AM
Fishbowl Session – Optimising Your Current SAP System and Eliminating Waste