SAP-Centric EAM and Supply Chain 2019 Preview: Accelerating SAP S/4HANA and Building Your MRO Roadmap

SAP-Centric EAM and Supply Chain 2019 Preview: Accelerating SAP S/4HANA and Building Your MRO Roadmap 

The premier gathering of SAP EAM customers and partners—SAP-Centric EAM—is coming to San Antonio, Texas on March 18-20. The event features what’s current and what’s coming in the SAP EAM space, including roadmaps and new innovations along with expert presentations and customer stories.  

SAP-Centric EAM will be co-located with SAP-Centric Supply Chain, and all attendees have access to both conferences. Let’s examine some of the highlights on the extensive agendas.  

Accelerating the Move to SAP S/4HANA 

If you are thinking about moving to SAP S/4HANA, but the idea of a long implementation is intimidating, consider attending the workshop “SAP S/4HANA 101—Vesta’s EAM Codex” on Monday, March 18 at 1:00 pm.  

In this session. Vesta Partners Director Dominic Brennan and CTO Martin Stenzig will break down EAM functionality in the latest release of SAP S/4HANA. This will include a demonstration of a fully configured SAP S/4HANA system. 

Attendees to SAP S/4HANA 101—Vesta’s EAM Codex will come away with a deep knowledge of SAP S/4HANA capability and ideas around how they can harness SAP S/4HANA’s features and functionalities. They’ll also learn how they can accelerate their implementation with the help of SAP EAM expertise.  

Vesta’s Stenzig will also be leading a series of peer-to-peer roundtable discussions on EAM Strategy by Industry. In this session, you can expect to find others within your industry who have faced the same sort of challenges in digitization, standards and regulations, new technologies, and more. Participate in this conversation on Wednesday, March 20 at 2:55 pm.  


How SAP S/4HANA Changes in Supply Chain 

When SAP created SAP S/4HANA, it sought to simplify its code and eliminate redundant functionalities. For Supply Chain, that means plenty of changes, including some functions that have been combined, some that have been eliminated, and others that have been replaced.  

In the session “How to Decide Your Future Road Map in SAP S/4HANA for MRO” Vesta Global Business Development lead for Supply Chain and Procurement Denise Powell will break down the major Supply Chain changes in SAP S/4HANA from previous SAP ERP iterations.  

Powell will be joined by Kohler Corporation Maintenance System Project Leader Tom Wery to discuss the challenges his organization faced in building an MRO roadmap in SAP S/4HANA. You can hear both Powell and Wery on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:55 am.  


Planning for the Unplanned 

Scheduled maintenance is common—most organizations have set up specific times to maintain their assets. However, it’s no secret that there are unplanned corrective actions on equipment that often go untracked.  

Tracking this unplanned work can be time-consuming. In the session “Focus on Planning/Scheduling While Optimizing Unavoidable Unplanned Work—Keep It SimpleVesta SVP of Manufacturing and Heavy Industries Ben Mansi will discuss tools and techniques that can be used to create simple and effective strategies to capture those unplanned maintenance activities.  

Mansi’s session will be on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:55 am. 


Tracking Materials with SAP to Stay Compliant 

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires traceable, verifiable, and complete data for gas transmission pipeline components. NorthWestern Energy will demonstrate how it addressed these requirements in its presentation “Implementation of SAP GIS, SAP Linear Asset Management, and SAP Geo Framework for Material Traceability.” 

This presentation will detail the implementation that led to benefits in identifying the locations of traceable materials, single data entry, and geospatial tracking of work. You can see it on Wednesday, March 20 at 11:55 am.  


Visit Vesta on the SAP-Centric and EAM and Supply Chain Show Floor 

In between all the great sessions, be sure to stop by the Vesta booth on the SAP-Centric EAM and Supply Chain Show Floor. We’ll have experiences experts on hand to answer your questions on anything related to SAP EAM, and demos of our latest offerings.  



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