SAP SAPPHIRE NOW: Highlights from Orlando
As you all know by now, Litmos is part of SAP, as announced and finalized earlier this year. This on its own is a thrilling fact, but it comes with other perks, one of which is getting to participate in some of the software industry’s biggest global events.
Last week, June 5-7, the Litmos team packed our bags and hopped on a plane to Orlando, Florida for SAP SAPPHIRE NOW, which is the annual SAP user conference, where every year, business and IT executives come from around the world to learn more about new SAP products, as well as hear more about the company’s roadmaps and how to get the most out of their SAP landscape.
This being the first time our team would attend the legendary event, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect, but to say the least we were blown away. From exceptional speakers to high-energy activity at our booth to top-notch entertainment, every moment was beyond our expectations.
Here are our highlights:
Show Me the Customer Experience
From Olympic medalists like Lindsey Vonn, to rock and roll legend, Bon Jovi, to SAP’s CEO, Bill McDermott, SAPPHIRE NOW was jam packed with inspiring and insightful speakers.
But the biggest highlight by far was the announcement of SAP C/4HANA, an integrated offering that strives to modernize the sales-only focus of legacy CRM solutions. The unified suite of cloud solutions supports all front-office functions, such as consumer data protection, marketing, commerce, sales and customer service. Overall, SAP C/4HANA enables businesses to manage the customer experience by putting the customer first. The entire concept is a game-changer in the industry and we’re excited to be a part of it!
The Prize is Right
Throughout the three days of the conference, the Litmos team could be found at booth #317, where our experts gave demos, networked with conference attendees, and in true Litmos fashion, had a little fun.
Our fan favorite automated slot machine was the cherry on top of our booth presence. Booth visitors were able to spin the machine for a chance to win gift cards, Bose Headphones, an Apple Watch, a PlayStation Virtual Reality headset and even a Tesla!
Time Flies When You’re Giving a Demo
On the last day of the event, our very own SVP of Product, Sarika Khanna, and Chief Learning Officer, Mike Martin, joined forces to demo Litmos, showing attendees how they could deploy Litmos in less than 20 minutes. Our presenters captivated the audience with their race against the clock, which was equal parts educational and impressive.
Bye, Bye, Bye SAPPHIRE NOW
SAPPHIRE NOW ended on the highest note possible: a bucket list worthy concert with the one and only Justin Timberlake. The Super Bowl halftime show alumni wowed the crowd with a lively ensemble band, playing all the hits you know and love. It was the perfect way to end a non-stop week of exciting event! Does anyone else still have “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” stuck in their head or is that just us?
Overall, our team had an incredible experience at SAPPHIRE NOW and we can’t wait for next year’s event.