- 9th May 2019, Orlando, Florida -

SAP and ASUG executives opened SAP Sapphire Now 2019 with keynote speaker Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, discussing the theme of ‘Winning in the Experience Economy’ and Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG, addressing the audience with ‘The Power of You: Pathway to Achieving Your Personal and Professional Best’.

Representing United VARs at SAPPHIRE NOW were 3 prestigious members:Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, an SAP platinum partner and member of United VARS - Illumiti, a leading systems integration and management consulting company and one of the fastest growing SAP Channel Partners in North America - and Seidor, a technology consulting firm and founder member of VARs network and a SAP platinum partner.

On Tuesday, celebrity keynote speakers Bear Grylls and Soledad O’Brien shared Geoff Scott’s theme of ‘The Power of You: a Pathway to Achieving Your Personal and Professional Best’. And on Thursday, we saw Sandra Bullock, recipient of the first ever People’s Choice Award for Favourite Humanitarian, being interviewed by Bill McDermott, discussing how each of us can strive to be the best and make a difference.

With technology embedded in to the very fabric of our lives, delegates attended to find inspiration and grow networks, to get a head start in driving business innovation, in applying intelligence to improve decisions, delight customers, build an engaged workforce and to get a head start in optimizing resources. All of this was facilitated through a new show-floor experience built around delegates called The Neighborhood, five collaborative communities exploring the challenges, opportunities and technologies involved in achieving critical business outcomes. Each created a space for inspiration and education, with theatre sessions, showcases, customer stories, interactive sessions, workshops, expert meeting and product demos – and with 2,000 education sessions, the SAP SAPPHIRENOW conference ensured your business outcomes were put in the spotlight.

About United VARs

United VARs is the leading alliance of SAP solution providers for the mid-market. It consists of 50 market-leading VARs operating in over 90 countries. 10,000 certified SAP consultants serve over 8,000 customers worldwide. To guarantee the very best services to SAP customers, potential United VARs member companies must ensure, through research and consultation with SAP that they are among the very best in their regions. United VARs members count on multi-industry expertise in over 150 SAP industry solutions and 250 add-ons and have global access to the full SAP portfolio. Focusing on the collaboration among United VARs members, the alliance’s competences concentrate on international SAP rollouts, ERP optimization projects, and cross-border nearshoring. A »cultural fit« can be ensured, thanks to the knowledge about national business rules, regulations, laws, and languages. Local and legal requirements are met on-site, and United VARs customers can count on tailored local services and support to enter new markets almost everywhere in the world, supported by global project teams following established international project standards and well-proven procedures.

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