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Infosys - an Onyx sponsor of SAPPHIRE NOW

Infosys is an Onyx sponsor of SAPPHIRE NOW held from May 16 - 19. Visit us at Booth No. 3101, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

Engage with our SAP experts in one-on-one meetings at SAPPHIRE NOW. Gain insights into solutions and best practices to maximize value and do more with SAP. Learn how to maximize value from transformation and globalization, Infosys industry solutions, and alternative engagement models and by leveraging our offerings on getting the most out of Information and Innovation.

At the event, you can also interact with our customers and alliance partners to explore how Infosys can add value and maximize your SAP investments. Do attend our speaker sessions where some of the world's leading corporations will share how Infosys has helped them get more out of SAP.

Infosys ValueMax: Do more with SAP

SAP systems are at the core of the IT systems of global corporations. With the global business environment constantly changing, it becomes imperative for the corporations to not just leverage SAP towards value-added business benefits, but also maximize the value of every investment in SAP. The need is to constantly do more with SAP.

Infosys is a global leader in providing SAP services. Infosys ValueMax offers a unique opportunity for customers worldwide to leverage Infosys offerings to do more with SAP. Be it our transformational and globalization expertise leveraging SAP, deep domain and industry solutions, or new alternate engagement models, or the competency to generate business value from information and innovation through SAP's BO / BI, MDM, GRC, SAP XI, or the xApps technologies, Infosys ValueMax shows the way to global organizations to realize value from SAP investments and reach the next orbit of growth.

Focus areas

Maximize value from transformation and globalization

Infosys ValueMax helps maximize value that any global corporation can get from its transformation and globalization programs, be it planning and executing a global transformation program, leveraging SAP or tiding over the challenges of globalization through instance consolidation and global rollouts, or exercising smarter control and better optimization on the transformational programs. These are done through:

SAP-leveraged business transformation

Maximize value from global Rollouts

Instance consolidation

Generate and measure value through IMPACT, VRM

Maximize value from Infosys industry solutions

With increased focus on globalization, the need for SAP solutions that leverage best practices of not just the enterprise function but also the uniqueness of the industry and its best practices have constantly been increasing. The enablement of these very customizations and best practices which are unique to each industry such as manufacturing, retail, cpg, life sciences, and utilities leads corporations to create strong competitive advantages for themselves in their respective marketplaces. Infosys industry solutions help such global corporations maximize the SAP investments they have made by synergizing the value from their dedicated industry Centers of Excellence (COE), 'Process IP' developed by rich experiences of best practices and multiple engagements in the industry and leveraging the best of domain expertise and talent that are incubated in the SAP consulting practice at Infosys. The areas where Infosys SAP offers strong value through their vertical expertise are:


Retail and CPG

Life Sciences


Maximize value through dynamic service models

Even though leveraging the global delivery model for SAP-based business value programs is now a reality, customers across global corporations are constantly challenged by the need to create and engender more accountable and more credible value in their service provider relationships. Infosys offers a powerful alternative through its dynamic service models that offer multiple options of engagement. Starting with variable pay-as-you-go pricing for the SAP maintenance programs through its Shared Services Center to multiple options of outcome-based pricing or transaction-based pricing to Infosys Business Platforms that offers customers a powerful option to move their Capex to Opex in chosen functions such as Source-to-Pay and HR.

Alternative engagement models

Infosys Business Platforms

Shared Services Center

Maximize Value from Information and Innovation

Over the last decade or so, global organizations have constantly expanded their enterprises to cover not just the core ERP, CRM or supply-chain but have also extended to smarter business intelligence, advanced analytics, leveraging of information towards optimized operational effectiveness through the SAP GRC, xApps, MDM or SAP XI enabling integration. Infosys ValueMax combines the intrinsic value of these offerings from SAP into one seamless solution that helps its customers maximize the value from their information and analytics completely. Infosys ValueMax offerings on information and innovation include enterprise risk management, business intelligence solutions, master data management, SAP XI and SAP xAapps.


Information management and innovation







Speaking Session

Trends and Best Practices in the CPG Industry: From Back Office Business Transformation to Front Office Innovation
Date: May 17, 2010
Time: 12:30-12:50 EST
Venue: Industries 2

Explore the latest trends in the consumer products industry. It has witnessed a clear shift from ERP-enabled back office transformation to innovation that are shaping the front office, and enabling growth in the emerging markets.


Brandon Bichler, Senior Principal, Infosys Consulting
Jez Milward, Senior Principal, Infosys Consulting

Participant Profiles

Brandon Bichler has over 14 years of experience in delivering large scale, SAP-enabled business transformation programs across industries in Europe, Asia and North America. He is currently the Program Executive in Europe for a large business transformation engagement at one of the world’s leading CPG companies.

Brandon began his career in PwC's management consulting practice. He joined Infosys in April 2007, prior to which he was with Tyco Electronics where he led several global ERP initiatives.

Jez Milward is with Infosys' Consulting office in London that supports clients across Consumer Products, Retail, Hi-Tech, and Publishing sectors. The first eight years of his career was focused on delivering large scale, SAP-enabled business transformation programs in Europe, Asia and North America. Over the last six years, his focus is on developing IT-enabled operational strategies.


Panel Discussion

Imperatives, Drivers and Challenges of Adopting BusinessObjects as the Reporting Platform of Choice on SAP BW
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 12:30 - 12:50 EST
Location: Industries 1

A panel comprising early adopters of BusinessObjects, BI reporting toolset (atop SAP BW), from the industry share their experience about key drivers and parameters for evaluation and adoption. Also, learn about the challenges, roadmaps, learning and recommendations. The panel will share some insight on initial user feedback and prime asks from SAP to enhance the effectiveness of the toolset change.

  • David Weber, Global IT Director, Business Intelligence, Isola Group
  • Oliver Dietrich, Global Solution Owner, SAP BW Shelf-to-Cash, Procter & Gamble
  • Ron Grabyan, Manager and Business Intelligence Lead, Irwindale Business Center, Southern California Edison


Rajesh K. Murthy, Vice President, Global Head - SAP Practice, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys Technologies

Participant Profiles

David Weber has over 17 years of IT and Business Intelligence experience. He has worked as a principal consultant with American Management Systems (AMS) and was a member of AMS' advance technologies group. David co-founded a BI software development company that specializes in providing remotely-managed BI solutions to small and mid-sized companies.

Oliver is working in the Business Warehouse (BW) space since SAP BW Release 1.2b. He has over seven years of experience as an SAP BW project manager and global solution owner at Procter & Gamble (P&G). Prior to joining P&G, Oliver worked as a freelancer for BASF around SAP BW and APO-Demand Planning, and as an SAP BW consultant with CSC.

Ron Grabyan has over 30 years of experience in IT, Business Intelligence, and Data Management. He has led the Southern California Edison's (SCE) SAP BI effort since its inception in 2005. Under Ron's leadership, SCE has implemented three major releases of BW, covering all business areas including FI, HCM, Assets, and Work Management. Ron has been involved in all levels of IT management in three large companies and has five years of consulting experience with clients ranging from start-ups to medium-sized companies.

Rajesh K. Murthy is responsible for the global delivery of SAP-related services. Previously, he led the global sales and marketing team for Enterprise Solutions.

As a member of the Enterprise Solutions' Executive Council, Rajesh defines strategy, growth and investment plans in response to client requirements and technology evolution. He is also responsible for actively managing the ecosystem comprising ERP vendors, consulting firms, alliance partners, and analyst firms.

Rajesh's experience span over 20 years in both European and North American countries. He is an Associate of Tier-1 Leadership at Infosys and is a member of the board in Infosys Sweden.


Booth Sessions
Venue: Booth No. 3101

May 17th

11:00 to 11:45 - Effective, Efficient and Reliable Compliance - Keerthana Mainkar
12:00 to 12:45 - How you can move up the BI maturity curve with SAP EPM - Gokul Krishnan
13:00 to 13:45 - MDM Dashboard - Dr. Ashish Kumar Tewary
14:00 to 14:45 - Retail and CPG - Vijay Mishra
15:00 to 15:45 - CRM Upgrade - Rishi Handa
16:00 to 16:45 - Globalization and SAP Enabled Business Transformation - Drew Strain

May 18th

11:00 to 11:45 - Reporting on BW with Business Objects - Meyyappan M. M
12:00 to 12:45 - Globalization and SAP Enabled Business Transformation - Drew Strain
13:00 to 13:45 - Optimizing the support processes in Validated environments - Ravi Sanker Ravindranathan
14:00 to 14:45 - EHP1 upgrades in BW - Gokul Krishnan
15:00 to 15:45 - MDM Dashboard - Dr. Ashish Kumar Tewary
16:00 to 16:45 - CRM Upgrade - Rishi Handa
17:00 to 17:45 - How you can move up the BI maturity curve with SAP EPM - Gokul Krishnan

May 19th

11:00 to 11:45 - Globalization and SAP Enabled Business Transformation - Drew Strain
12:00 to 12:45 - Optimizing the support processes in Validated environments - Ravi Sanker Ravindranathan
13:00 to 13:45 - Retail and CPG - Vijay Mishra
14:00 to 14:45 - Effective, Efficient and Reliable Compliance - Keerthana Mainkar

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