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Welcome to the BPX Day Berlin 2008

This [Community:Community Day] is worth the TechEd event fee alone. Meet friends and make new friends to hang out with during the remainder of the week. - Ed Herrmann Colgate-Palmolive [Community:more reasons to come]

In Pursuit of Process Excellence: Learn about the latest methods in process governance and modeling as well as hands-on experience with process tools, business rules, and design collaboration. The sessions will include a look at SAP's own process-related environment, organizational change management, the evolving roles of process experts, and the supporting business process management technologies. Relax with your old and newfound friends as well as your buddies from the SDN program at our combined evening reception.

Where Congress Center Berlin
When The day before TechEd October 13th 2008

In unconference style we are collecting session suggestions. Is there a BPX topic or themes that you would like to talk about or have a conversation around with other interested practitioners. Please add your suggestion here.   



BPX Session 





SAP BPM Governace, BPM Methodology, BPM Technology and BPX Education
In this section, we will focus on SAP´s 4 BPM deliverables:
1.     SAP BPM Governance which provides in details a four-step approach to successfully implement BPM. The approach covers The BPM Strategy, The BPM Set-up, The BPM transition, and The Continuous improvement.
2.     SAP´s new BPM Methodology which is a supplement to ASAP
3.     SAP BPM Technology which cover Business to Model, SAP Enterprise Modeling applications by IDS Scheer and Model to Execution, and SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management
4.     SAP´s new BPM certification for Business Process Expert (Associate and Professional).


Ann Rosenberg, Marc Dietrich



The BPM Transformation: SAP's Journey to Process Orientation-
Mark Scavillo, Head of Process Governance in SAP's Business Process Organization, explains why process management is also becoming a topic for the high-margin software industry, what the expected benefits of these changes will be for SAP and what steps are required to successfully transition


Mark Scavillo


Introduction to SAP Business Process Management: A new tool for designing, improving, and standardizing business processes
Attend this session to learn how SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management, delivered as part of the SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE), supports business process innovation and standardization.  Explore the business benefits of BPM, such as business process transparency, flexibility, and governance, and determine whether and how this new technology could support your efforts to make business process improvements like externalizing frequently changing business policies, eliminating departmental stovepipe solutions, and providing traceable processes that help to comply with regulations.  Gain insight into how SAP BPM fits into and is enabled by enterprise service-oriented architecture in order to accelerate innovation while leveraging stable core application processes.  Understand how SAP defines a "business process," and walk through use cases and specific scenarios of how processes, such as an investment approval process, are created with SAP BPM.  Come away with an understanding of what you can do with SAP BPM today, as well as a sneak peek into the future roadmap of this powerful technology.



Adrian Wahl, Mike Pokraka


What's your supply chain environmental impact?
We will examine environmental impacts of business supply chain management, including carbon dioxide emissions and water supplies. I will be speaking as a former environmental engineer (not my day job). To prepare to attend this session, you might read "Bottlemania" or see this upcoming documentary: Flow (site) (trailer).


Jim Spath

Marilyn Pratt


Leading practices for joint business process modeling at BPX
This session provides you the opportunity to exchange in an interactive way on methods and concrete examples how we can model processes jointly together on our BPX website. I will show you direct examples from the wiki and invite you to provide your feedback and ideas. If there is enough interest we can design or model a process together and discuss along this example the tricks and traps.

BPX / SAP Mentor

Frauke Hassdenteufel




ESME: Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment - Demo of ESME, followed by a round-table discussion on features & business use-cases

BPX / SAP Mentor

Darren Hague
Dennis Howlett
Dick Hirsch

Lee Provoost


Code Name Genesis: A Collaborative Mash-up Enterprise Client for Business Users from Adobe

SAP Mentor

Matthias Zeller



Creating Enterprise SOA Solutions that are aligned to the business needs and make pragmatic usage of both old and new technology - the best of both worlds


Owen Pettiford



Open-Sourcing the NetWeaver Application Server

Business Models

Darren Hague

Marilyn Pratt, Mike Pokraka


Best Practices for SAP enhancement packages for SAP ERP and Launch of ERP@BPX
Since SAP ERP 6.0 SAP ships enhancement packages instead of new releases. Currently for SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver, in the future also for all other applications of the SAP Business Suite. Attend this session and you will learn about the experiences customer's made and so to benefit from their lessons learned. 
Furthermore we will show you the new  ERP@BPX pages, there you can interact with the SAP Business Suite Solution Management: e.g.  read their blogs, post questions in the forum, etc..


Christian Oehler

























Registration Information

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People who want to register for Community Day only should contact the registration office directly via email or phone.
Phone:  +44 (0) 1252 77 1030
Fax:      +44 (0) 1252 77 1730

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