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Sapphire & ASUG 2016 Conference Six Highlights – /N SPRO

Last week SAP & ASUG held their annual SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG is the largest global business technology event where solution experts and the community that uses SAP software can connect all in one place. Attendees are able to learn how to enable their digital business strategy and get more from their technology investment.

This year’s /N SPRO’s top six highlights include:

 

  • Highest Attendance Ever! – SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG’s 2016 conference achieved record attendance of 30,000+ attendees and an additional 300,000 watching virtually from around the world. This year SAP & ASUG utilized Facebook‘s Live Streaming application which gave many of our colleagues a way to remotely experience SAPPHIRE & ASUG presentations.bill mcdermott sapphire
  • Awesome Kickoff Keynote – Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, provided the SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 kickoff Keynote illustrating the value of integrating people, technology, processes. Bill discussed the challenges and opportunities being faced by key SAP customers with live in person input from executive leadership from Microsoft, Under Armour, and others. During his Keynote he predicted that the next five to 10 years will be more disruptive than last five to 10 years. Due to machine learning, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality will fundamentally change the way we do work.
  • Exciting New Tools in the Works – The announcement of the ASUG Partner Assessment Tool – The go live is currently scheduled to happen during SuccessConnect in August. It will function like TripAdvisor except it will be used for clients on SI’s. It will be a great way for clients to research SI’s they are interested in and review SI’s they have been engaged […]
By | 2018-04-23T10:32:37+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events, Market Trends, Retail, SuccessFactors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

/N SPRO recognized as Top SME Employer in Canada for second year running

MONTRÉAL – March 29, 2016: /N SPRO Inc. is proud to be recognized on the Top 100 Small & Medium Employers list for 2016.  This years winners were announced this morning, showcasing the nation’s most innovative SME employers.

“We are incredibly proud to be recognized as a top employer for the second year in a row;” comments Luc Hédou, President of /N SPRO. “We strive to build a company in which hard work is met with meaningful rewards, and the result has been a highly-motivated team and an incredible workplace culture.”

/N SPRO (pronounced “en-spro”) team members have access to a broad range of perks including flexible work requirements, attractive employee benefits, profit-sharing schemes and an annual corporate retreat in a sunny destination – 2014 and 2015 saw the entire team travel down to Cancun, Mexico.

“I’ve been given a lot of room to explore and acquired a lot of knowledge;” comments Benjamin Golfarb, a consultant at /N SPRO. “The culture at the company is everybody helps everybody.”

In choosing a finalist, Mediacorp’s editors consider how each employer compared to others in terms of both workplace culture and human resources policies. The thorough evaluation process includes an in-depth review of the employer’s operations and human resource practices across eight criteria categories.

To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors follow the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector companies with under 500 employees.

This year’s Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers were announced in a special magazine in The Globe and Mail this morning – flip to page 10 for a featured article on /N SPRO!

About /N SPRO

/N SPRO is a leader within the SAP and SuccessFactors ecosystem of partners. Providing thought leadership and leveraging great know-how to ensure customer success within the HCM, Retail and Mobility domains — /N SPRO strives to […]

By | 2018-04-23T10:32:40+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Categories: In the News, News & Announcements, Press Releases|0 Comments

Managing Organizational Change – Commitment Curve

Having worked in-house for a large CPG company for a number of years, I felt like I had finally mastered my job on the legacy systems. I remember experiencing a wide range of emotions when the company announced that they would be moving to an entirely new ERP system, SAP. As an expert in the existing systems, everything was working just fine: I had a solid process in place and now they expected me to start over and learn a whole new system, come up with a new routine?

Change is constant, but when an organization makes the decision to undergo any large scale makeover it can be very exciting and terrifying all at the same time for members of the organization. In the retail and wholesale industry, many organizations have made the choice to implement SAP as their ERP system in order to improve and streamline their business as a whole. While the benefits of SAP are a big selling point, it can sometimes be difficult to comprehend and manage the human component of the changes required as people tend to be creatures of habits and have established ways of operating. Understanding your organization and applying appropriate change management strategies can make a huge impact in achieving a successful implementation.  One such strategy is the commitment curve (shown below).

In summary the commitment curve shows how people react and evolve over time as significant change occurs in their role and in an organization.

Awareness – When the decision was made to change systems, I remember receiving a company-wide e-mail explaining that our company had made the decision to move from our handful of legacy systems to a new one stop shop ERP system, SAP. At this point I remember the mixed emotions, and while I understood that change was […]

By | 2018-04-23T10:32:41+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Retail, Retail Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

/N SPRO, Proud Sponsor of the March 2, 2016 ASUG Ontario Chapter Meeting

/N SPRO is proud to announce our continued support for Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG). We invite you to join our retail expert Brian Cederborg, Vice President, Retail / Wholesale Consulting for /N SPRO at the upcoming ASUG Ontario Chapter meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Seneca College (Newnham Campus).     If you are attending the meeting, we encourage you to join Mr. Cederborg’s 60 minute presentation taking place at 1:00pm,  on the “Retail Track”.  Presentation details are as follows:

“Optimize Retail Customer Engagement: /N SPRO’s Campaign Management Solution”

To keep customers continuously engaged, retailers need to deliver a consistent experience and personalized message across all channels. All interactions need to achieve the same objective – deliver consistent, proactive, concise and personalized messaging that drives the customer toward increased interaction with the retailer. The SAP Campaign Management software suite, a Customer Activity Repository (CAR) based solution, co-developed with /N SPRO, provides an integrated simple to use platform that can be implemented in modules, as the business evolves, to develop and execute marketing and promotional campaigns – targeted or mass – across any sales channel. Advanced analytics are then able to model and predict customer responses prior to campaign execution in order to easily model multiple ‘what-if’ scenarios and select the ones most consistent with company goals.

Register today and take advantage of this networking and educational opportunity.   Key event highlights to look forward to:

  • Keynote and Break-Out Content on SAP Retail, Supply Chain, Reporting and User-Experience.
  • Keynote on “Higher Education in the Fourth Industrial Era”
  • Real-World SAP Customer stories from Indigo Books and Music, Vicwest Building Products and Blue Cross-Blue Shield.
  • 3 Hour Hands-On Workshop on SAP LUMIRA
  • Sponsor Showcase and ASUG Networking Reception

We look forward to seeing you […]

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL: John D’Anna, SVP, CIO of Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC)

Brookshire Grocery Company together with SAP & /N SPRO, recently finished phase one of a three-phase project to digitally transform the grocer’s business, modernize its more than 150 stores, and better meet customer expectations. Phase one, launched in November 2015, increased data integrity and visibility to better understand customers.

“By 2020, it is projected that millennials will go from 5 percent of the buying power to close to 20 percent of buying power. This generation grew up with cell phones in their hands, with laptops, with tablets – they are very digitally engaged,” said John D’Anna, senior vice president and CIO of Brookshire Grocery Company. “Our business has to simplify everything for that customer.”

Assisted by SAP consulting partner /N SPRO, phase one of Brookshire Grocery’s customer-centric program included embedding customer data into business processes, enabling stores to connect with customers at a more contextual level. This includes providing personalized promotions that go straight to the company’s mobile app and are automatically loaded on the customer’s loyalty card.

“Brookshire Grocery has benefited tremendously from our partnership with /N SPRO as we’ve digitally transformed our business,” said D’Anna. “Because of its expertise in SAP technology, retail business and customer loyalty, /N SPRO helped us co-innovate a leading-edge SAP loyalty platform that will set the standard for the grocery industry.”

Take a look at John D’Anna’s Video Testimonial

View the Full Testimonial Below (ten minutes): View the Testimonial Summary Below (two minutes):

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Testimonial Questions: This project was conceived during our strategic planning process. We […]