SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Column5 Consulting has just announced the agenda for the 2017 EPM Leadership Summit that will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las VegasFebruary 21 - 24, 2017. The upcoming event marks the 7 th year that Column5 has hosted this unparalleled event for users of SAP's Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software.
As the only user conference focused solely on SAP EPM, the EPM Leadership Summit offers 49 sessions over the course of 4 days. A pass to the event also includes yearlong access to EPM Summit Online ( www.column5.tv) featuring 45 live sessions per year in addition to the 110 sessions that are available on-demand 24/7. "The Column5 team and many of our customers recognize the critical difference that process and technical knowledge about SAP EPM can make. This event, and yearlong access to rich content, can be the difference between high value success and costly mediocrity. We believe providing this resource to the market is a contribution that Column5 can uniquely deliver, and we encourage all SAP EPM customers to actively participate in this community," said David Den Boer, CEO of Column5 Consulting. The first day of the EPM Leadership Summit features an expanded number of hands-on workshops including: EPM Add-in Reporting, BPC Logic, Analysis for Office (AO), Performance Tuning (Microsoft v10.1), Performance Tuning (NetWeaver/HANA v10.1), and an executive focused EPM Value Mapping/Blueprinting session. These full day sessions offer users practical application of the software with the industry's top instructors leading them through exercises. The following 3 days features 7 customer case studies, 4 sessions highlighting new product offerings from SAP (including SAP Digital Boardroom, BusinessObjects Cloud, and S/4HANA), as well as 8 roundtables. Jami Giovannini, Director of Marketing at Column5 observed, "You can see the transformation in the faces of attendees as they go through the EPM Leadership Summit experience. The Summit starts out with challenging hands-on training, followed by days of intensive breakout sessions. The high point of the week for me is the networking event, where you can see relationships being formed. Customers who operate SAP EPM systems for leading global companies can feel isolated in their day jobs given the very specialized nature of their role. The networking event sets up the rest of the week to be much more of a collaborative experience, and I think that is an amazing process to witness."