SAPPHIRE NOW – Procurement Track EMEA

- Central European Time (CET)


SAPPHIRE NOW returns in June with a new and innovative virtual event experience! We will be part of the Procurement Track in the EMEA region and look forward to our customer sessions from GSK and OMV!

GlaxoSmithKline & apsolut: A SAP Ariba Journey to Procurement and Far Beyond

8th June, 12 pm CEST

It all started as a journey to a new procurement suite that was focused on making buying easier for the end user. With the support of apsolut, GSK delivered on all targets and also came to the realization that Ariba is far more than a procurement tool. It is a cloud infrastructure that can even steer sales operations through reverse auctions.


Dr. Madeleine Joubert, Prior Global Buying Goods and Services Procurement Process Owner, GlaxoSmithKline plc


Aline Burlaut, Manager S2C, apsolut UK

OMV & apsolut: Centralizing End-2-End Spend Management and Global Procurement Processes based on SAP’s North Star Approach

8th June, 12:30 pm CEST

Learn how innovative customers are leveraging Central Procurement with SAP Ariba and S/4HANA. During this session OMV and apsolut will explain how Central Procurement is about effective and efficient centralized control, execution and compliance in a multi-backend system scenario.


Klaus Blachnik, CPO Senior Vice President Corporate Procurement, OMV AG


Martin Traxl, Head of Strategy & Digitalization, Corporate Procurement, OMV AG


Thomas Herbst, Managing Director, apsolut Group

A brief introduction to SAP S/4HANA Central Procurement

This year's programme offers three regional event experiences in different languages and time zones:

  • EMEA: 7th - 10th June
  • Americas: 7th - 10th June
  • Asia Pacific: 21st - 24th June

Each of the regional event experiences will consist of different tracks so that you can network with exactly the right experts, partners and customers: from Industries & IT, to Procurement & Supply Chain, to HR & Customer Experience, to Midmarket & Finance.

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