Featured Speakers from 2018 Included:

The EPM Summit Experience

Effective EPM requires behind-the-scenes access to your company’s most intimate data –a true backstage pass. So this year we decided to take it up a notch and grant all EPM Leadership Summit attendees the same exclusive access and backstage pass through our event, The 2019 EPM Leadership Summit All Access Pass – with premiere guest speakers from some of the worlds largest companies, top-notch BPC and EPM session content toped off with an exclusive VIP entertainment experience all set with the backdrop of one of the worlds most data driven high-tech hotel experiences, ARIA Las Vegas. This will be the do not miss event for all SAP BPC users.

Premium EPM Educational Content

Although Column5 offers a number of free EPM educational resources, we have answered the call from the EPM community who have asked for an enhanced level of content. The Column5 EPM Summit Program offers nearly 200 hours of expanded EPM content in three tracks: Functional, Technical and Executive. The content is carefully designed to expand and intensify from event to event with the ongoing goal of advancing every attendee’s EPM knowledge as the events progress.

Other events feature a few EPM sessions with content presented by multiple SAP partners. In a multiple-partner event, EPM implementation and enhancement experts are not willing to share proprietary IP that can dramatically improve the customer experience. By driving the content for these events, Column5 has the freedom to deliver high-value, premium EPM content that is not available anywhere else.

EPM customers typically pay upwards of tens of thousands in annual maintenance for EPM products. This enhanced EPM educational content can lower your total cost of ownership and make your organization more independent. We believe that quality education is so critical to EPM success throughout your organization that we also offer CPE credit for every live session you participate in.

EPM Solution Benchmarking

Our past Summit attendees continue to tell us that our event gives them benchmarks in both a “big picture” and tactical view. Benchmarking can deliver deep insights about a company’s performance and help you identify gaps and improvement opportunities.

Measuring your solution against your peers’ to gain insights into key performance metrics can be invaluable. This event series allows you to compare your solution with other organizations and best practice scenarios to help you chart your organization’s course.

This year, we are enhancing our benchmarking rewards by inviting all registrants to enhance their return on investment by participating in the 2019 EPM Benchmarking Study. By taking part in this ground-breaking study you will receive a precise measurement of how your organization stacks up to the rest of the EPM community and exclusive data released only at the Summit that you can share within your organization throughout the year.

EPM Community Networking

Column5’s annual EPM Summit Program brings together EPM experts from around the globe who have built a community dedicated to learning and advancing EPM excellence. Although there are a number of associations and events, there is only one event dedicated solely to SAP EPM. Navigating the larger, diluted events and association functions can make it difficult for EPM enthusiasts to find each other and create relationships.

In addition to customers demonstrating EPM Excellence, we will also be joined by EPM product experts from SAP as well as our top resources and implementation partners from around the globe. Everyone you meet online and in Las Vegas is a member of the EPM community and can expand your list of valuable EPM resources and peers.

SPEAKERS

DAYS

WORKSHOPS

Online Courses

Featured Speakers

Some of our valued 2019 speakers

David Den Boer

Chairman & Founder - Column5 Consulting

Mr. Den Boer has applied his significant technical delivery experience and broad experience providing solutions across a wide

    CHARLES DAGAEV

    VP, Customer Success - Column5 Consulting

    Charles was recently promoted to VP of Customer Success and although he is new to this role he is not new to delivering world

      STEVE SUSSMAN

      Vice President Sales - Column5 Consulting

      Steve Sussman oversees Column5´s global sales, business development and marketing initiatives. He has more than 20 years of

      CHRIS CLAY

      Product Manager - SAP

      Chris Clay is a member of the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution management team. In his role he is responsible

        JENNIFER HARLAN

        VP Professional Services - Column5 Consulting

        Jennifer Harlan directs the EPM Academy, Column5’s formal training practice. She has over 20 years of experience in the EPM

        IAN THURBON

        CEO - Column5 Consulting

        Thurbon is a highly experienced executive with an extensive leadership track record in both established and start-up companie

          DAVID JH JONES

          Managing Director, UK & EMEA - Column5 Consulting

          David Jones has spent 28 years working in the EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) space. He is a Chartered Accountant and

          MIKE SULLIVAN

          Vice President, Delivery - Column5 Consulting

          Mike is a seasoned professional with over 19 years combined experience in requirements gathering, needs analysis, EPM solutio

          Agenda

          Click here to view a downloadable grid version of the agenda organized by day!

          8:00 am - 9:00 am
          Breakfast
          9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
          BPC Reporting for Beginners
          9:00 am - 12:30 pm
          BPC Script Logic: SQL Syntax
          9:00 am - 12:30 pm
          SAP Analytics Cloud - Part 1
          1:30 - 5:00 pm
          Advanced Reporting in BPC
          1:30 - 5:00 pm
          BPC Script Logic: Allocation Syntax
          1:30 - 5:00 pm
          SAP Analytics Cloud - Part 2
          9:00 am - 12:30 pm
          EPM Transformation Workshop
          1:30 - 5:00 pm
          EPM Transformation Workshop (Encore)
          9:00 am - 12:30 pm
          Performance Tuning - NetWeaver
          1:30 - 5:00 pm
          Performance Tuning - Microsoft
          8:00 - 9:00 am
          Breakfast
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          How to: Drill Through to Detail & Link Documents
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          Visualizations and Dashboards with BPC and SAP Analytics Cloud*
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          High Performing & Integrated Analytics with SAP Analytics Cloud*
          11:50 am - 1:00 pm
          Lunch
          1:00 - 1:50 pm
          BPC Solutions with S/4HANA
          2:00 - 2:50 pm
          Using the Comments Function*
          3:00 - 3:50 pm
          Improve BPC User Experience with the EPM Plug-in and BPC v11*
          4:00 - 4:50 pm
          Integrating SAP Analytics Cloud & BPC*
          1:00 - 1:50 pm
          Performance Tuning - NetWeaver & HANA
          2:00 - 2:50 pm
          Performance Tuning - Microsoft
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          EPM Benchmarking: How Good is Your EPM?
          2:00 - 2:50 pm
          SAP EPM Roadmap
          3:00 - 3:50 pm
          Beyond the Hype: Choosing an EPM Deployment Strategy
          4:00 - 4:50 pm
          Reallocating Finance after EPM: The New Role of Financial Planning & Analysis*
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          What is Darwin EPM?*
          1:00 - 1:50 pm
          Darwin EPM Bells & Whistles: Excel Interface, Dashboards, Ribbon, DPFs
          3:00 - 3:50 pm
          High Performance Calculations with DarCE*
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          Lionsgate: Using SAP BPC to Supplement Big Data Analytics for Planning/ Forecasting and Reporting Optimization
          4:00 - 4:50 pm
          How New Balance Athletics Leverages BPC to Meet Evolving Financial and Management Needs
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          EPM Add-in Performance Improvement*
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          SAP Cloud Offerings
          1:00 - 1:50 pm
          The Consolidation Conundrum
          2:00 - 2:50 pm
          Data Integration Strategies
          3:00 - 3:50 pm
          Data Validation
          4:00 - 4:50 pm
          Consolidations: Comparing SAP FC & BPC
          4:00 - 4:50 pm
          Exploring the Book Publishing Functionality
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          Latest BPC Service Packs
          4:00 - 4:50 pm
          Microsoft Office & BPC Version Stabilization
          9:00 - 9:50 am
          EPM as a Bi-Directional Communication Tool for Management
          1:00 - 1:50 pm
          Making the Case for Ensemble Modeling
          2:00 - 2:50 pm
          SAP Predictive Capabilities
          9:00 - 9:50 am
          Darwin EPM Module Overview: CapEx & PPM
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          Darwin EPM Module Overview: HCM
          2:00 - 2:50 pm
          Darwin EPM Module Overview: Revenue Planning
          3:00 - 3:50 pm
          Darwin EPM Module Overview: Consolidations
          9:00 - 9:50 am
          How Ensign Transformed its Financial Reporting, Close Process and Automated SEC Reporting with SAP BPC
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          Core-Mark: Leveraging BPC to Automate Consolidation and Reporting
          1:00 - 1:50 pm
          Telefónica UK: From Initial Implementation to Adding “Simple Genius” with DarCE
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          Advanced Planning Concepts
          3:00 - 3:50 pm
          Performance Roundtable
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          The Top 10 BPC Mistakes
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          Analysis for Office Reporting
          9:00 - 9:50 am
          Keys to Sustainable Performance
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          Cost of Ownership Reduction
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          Heuristic EPM: Automating the Role of Analysts & Expanding Beyond Finance Users
          9:00 - 9:50 am
          Darwin EPM Module Overview: OpEx
          9:00 - 9:50 am
          Customer Panel: Maximizing BPC’s Value with Innovative Ideas on How to Improve Planning & Forecasting Processes
          10:00 - 10:50 am
          Improving the BPC User Experience
          11:00 - 11:50 am
          Driving Effective Analytics

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          What our past attendees say about the EPM Summit.

          The EPM Summit offers unmatched BPC learning and content in concisely planned sessions.
          IT OfficerThe World Bank Group
          The networking opportunities with other EPM users and administrators is entirely valuable to me and the way we run our EPM Platform.
          Sr. Director, Business IntegrationFarmers Insurance
          Being fairly new to BPC, this event has taught me a lot about the product as well as helped me think of new ways to improve current processes at my organization.
          FP&ANew Era Cap
          The big differentiator between the EPM Leadership Summit and other similar conferences is the mass amount of information/experts available to the attendees.
          Director of Enterprise SystemsAmerican Golf
          I’ve never been to a conference where I got so much knowledge on all aspects of EPM solutions!
          Business Systems AnalystWaters Corp
          My favorite aspect of the Summit is talking to other users that use BPC.
          Director of FP&ATommy Bahama

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