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Events, Webinars, & Workshops


Upcoming Events

  • SAP EPPM Info Day  - Free Online Webinar
    Oct 17, 2022, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM GMT+2
    SAP EPPM Info Day - Free Online Webinar
    SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management (EPPM) Info Day is concise, convenient, and business-focused. It’s an ideal opportunity for you – over just half a day – to get a deep dive into how SAP’s EPPM solution suite is helping organizations manage complex project portfolios.
  • SAP PLM Info Days
    Jul 26, 2022, 7:30 AM EDT – Jul 27, 2022, 5:30 PM EDT
    SAP Experience Center Newtown Square, 3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA
    Come join us for this exclusive 2022 SAP Product Lifecycle Management Info Days event. Connect with the SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) community in person for this two-day event and discover how your peers have taken their SAP S/4HANA and SAP PLM solutions journey.
SAP PLM InfoDays 2022 Registration
SAP PLM Info Days 2022

Previous Events

Join Platinum DB for this complimentary peer-to-peer exchange for ASUG Members. 

Think Tanks connect you with peers navigating the same challenges and opportunities as you. ASUG will facilitate an interactive peer-to-peer exchange where solutions are shared for topics specific to your role and interest.

Connecting project and portfolio management applications from different vendors into a cohesive ecosystem is a challenge for most enterprises. The complexity and cost can increase exponentially if integrations are bidirectional and variable based on project type. Philly Shipyard will introduce for discussion its current integration with Primavera. 

The format will include:    

- Brief welcome and kickoff from ASUG   

- Rapid case study led by ASUG members Ralf Neckien from Philly Shipyard and Tony DeRosa from Platinum DB Consulting, Inc. 


The discussion will focus on: 

- Deciding the system of record 

- One-way or bidirectional 

- Maintaining the integration (coding or rules-based) 

Gain visibility into the challenges and successes other SAP customers are experiencing, and acquire new ideas for real-world solutions. 

Click link for registration.

SAP Strategic Planning of Capital Projects Free Webinar

Tue. Aug. 18. 2020 11am ET

Drive New Business by Investing in the Right Projects

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -5, New York)
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type: Live Webinar

Cost: Free

**Post Event PowerPoint Overview Link Below**

Do you find it difficult to ensure the success of capital projects? Typically, the biggest obstacle would be the lack of access to critical data as well as:


- A lack of insight into budget consumption.

- Insufficient visibility into the performance of running projects.

- Inaccurate planning of innovations and asset investments.

- Unstructured assessment of expected costs, risk, and opportunities.

When looking to survive in today’s competitive environment, your planning process needs to be top-notch and data driven. But where should you start?

Join us for the IndustryWeek and Machine Design-hosted webinar, “Strategic Planning of Capital Projects: Drive New Business by Investing in the Right Projects,” sponsored by SAP, on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. ET. During this session, learn how chemical product manufacturer Huntsman with Platinum DB Consulting's solutions, streamlined its investment planning process for new asset construction and maintenance projects with SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management.


• Successful expansion of business activities requires accurate planning of innovations and assets investments, combined with a detailed assessment of expected costs, risk and opportunities.

• Without access to this critical data, your success will be severely limited and dependent on luck and guesswork. Specifically, a lack of insight into budget consumptions and insufficient visibility into the performance of running projects can cripple or slow down your portfolio decision process. When looking to survive in today’s competitive environment, your planning process needs to be top-notch and data-driven. But where should you start?

• Join us for this webinar to hear how chemical product manufacturer Huntsman streamlined its investment planning process for new asset construction and maintenance projects with SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear our customer success story and learn how you can boost your capital project success.

Register for the SAP EPPM Webinar. It will showcase S4/HANA EPPM a Platinum DB implementation of Construction Industry Best Practices and Solution In the Cloud utilizing EPPM.

Click the "Read More" button for registration for this complimentary and informative webinar. We look forward to your attendance and discussion.

Platinum DB complimentary EPPM workshop to SAP customers

6/5/20, 7/10/20, 8/7/20, 9/4/20,10/2/20

Platinum DB Consulting, Inc. is offering a EPPM workshop to customers interested in expanding or starting their enterprise project and portfolio management journey.  This is a unique workshop that covers a vast number of SAP solutions in S4/HANA, Cloud, and ECC.

The workshop addresses the following: Multi-Resource Scheduling(MRS), PS (Project System), BPM (Business Process Management, BPC (Business Planning), BI-IP (Integrated Business Planning), SAC (Software as a Cloud Reporting), PM (Plant Maintenance), EPC (Enterprise Project Connector to Oracle P6), Jira integration to Project System, and Cloud (PPM in the Cloud) offerings. The workshop demonstrates live solutions that have been implemented and have resulted in a positive experience and ROI for customers. The workshop show cases standard and custom solutions.

Platinum DB is offering the workshop free of charge to SAP customers during Covid.

**$1,950.00 Value**

Tentative dates:  6/5/20, 7/10/20, 8/7/20, 9/4/20, & 10/2/20

Location: Zoom meeting with your team.

Contact us for meeting details and inquiries:

SAP PLM Executive Forum: Chicago IL

June 10-11, 2019

Location: Marriott Marquis,  2121 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Join us at the SAP PLM Executive Forum as we co-present:


PPM New Product Development in the Cloud at Komatsu Underground Mining

*The Cloud has transformed how SAP PPM is implemented and consumed by the user.

Tuesday June 11th 2019 11:15am CST


The event overview:

The rapid technology shift and the increasing demand of electronic  and software components
in products also increases the complexity of modern systems. How does your product development 
react to these trends? Are you able to develop compliant products with real-time insights across 
the product  lifecycle? What if you could continuously innovate to reduce time to market and 
deliver on customer demand?

The SAP Product Lifecycle Management  Forum provides answers to these challenges so you and your 
colleagues in research and development, product  development, and engineering can:

• Learn how to improve processes from product  design to stewardship

• Gain an outside view on market trends from Stan Przybylinski, Vice President at CIMdata

• Learn how to integrate product  development to accelerate design cycles and deliver the products 
and services that meet your customer’s unique requirements.

To attend the SAP Product Lifecycle Management Forum, please register with link below.


May 7-9, 2019

SAPPHIRE 2019: A focus on CPM 2.0, EPPM 1.0 and Project System (PS).

Are you looking to improve your project accounting, portfolio management, project estimating and forecasting practices?

Join Platinum DB's Tony DeRosa at the SAP EPPM Demo Pod.


To call, text, or email Tony DeRosa onsite at SAPPHIRE, please submit contact info request to

SAP Webinar Series 2018: Manage Capital Projects in SAP S/4HANA

Thurs. April 19th, 2018 12pm EDT

On April 19, join us for the Webinar Manage Capital Projects in SAP S/4HANA. Learn how you can improve transparency across capital project investments to better manage risks, activities, budgets, and costs within individual projects to reach organizational goals on time and on budget. Find out how to invest in the right projects by aligning project portfolio with capital planning strategy, and reduce the risk of failure and increase capital portfolio effectiveness with effective financial and capacity planning and decision-making support.


2018 Webinar Series: Managing Global Projects in a Disruptive World


SAP is excited to launch our 2018 Webinar series, Managing Global Projects in a Disruptive World!

We’re hosting a series of compelling Webinars to bring you project management expertise and best practices from SAP experts, customers, and partners.

Join us to:


  • Get a better understanding of how companies are leveraging the SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management package to successfully manage a broad range of project types

  • Learn how this solution simplifies day-to-day project tasks

  • Find out how you can enable your business to standardize and execute on project management processes globally, while further improving stakeholder collaboration and project transparency



June 5th-7th, 2018

Get Inspired at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference


No matter where your company is on the journey to becoming best run, you will find inspiration from our keynotes. Get insight on how SAP is helping companies meet their futures and make a difference, experience amazing customer stories, and hear remarkable examples of purpose and success.

Please join us at our sessions:


Wednesday June 6th: 11:00am-12:00pm S331D (South Concourse. 3rd Floor) 


ASUG11928: Infinera Software: Agile Case Study Managing a Portfolio of Customer Projects with an Integrated Solution

Infinera’s vision was to design and implement a professional services solution. To meet the objective of the project to replace the current SAP application, the professional services team designed an integrated solution that included sales and distribution and service orders and replaced the previous application with a robust solution that supports enterprise portfolio and project management.


Thursday June 7th: 12:30pm-1:30pm S331D (South Concourse. 3rd Floor) 


ASUG11919: Johns Manville Implements a CII Stage-Gate Compliant Solution for Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management

Johns Manville’s vision was to design and implement the SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management package to support the company’s investment and technical projects in R&D, with an objective to replace the homegrown, Java-based portfolio management solution. The old system was replaced in December 2017 with the robust, integrated SAP offering, which uses state-of-the-art business process management.

Thursday June 7th: 3:30pm-4:30pm  S320 Corridor - Roundtable #4 (South Concourse, 3rd Floor) 


ASUG12071: Roundtable: Meet the Experts in Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management

Ask the experts your tough questions on topics ranging from how to choose a project and portfolio management solution; the difference in project and portfolio structures; what is available for budgeting and planning; and how to implement scheduling and resource planning. Bring your revenue recognition issues surrounding your project processes.

  • This is the most innovative cloud and business technology conference.  

  • This is where game-changing technologies enable you to meet your future. 

  • Be a part of it and chart your company’s destiny. 

Click Registration button for more information.

Wed. Nov.29th-Thurs. Nov. 30th, 2017@Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA

Join us for TA Cook's SAP EPPM Forum at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown Atlanta for two days of deep dive interactive learning, best practice user case studies, the latest industry trends and solution updates, interactive demos and a networking reception.


With over 16 hours of interactive content and networking time, our event represents a truly unique and world class learning opportunity.

You and your team do not want to miss this inaugural US forum specifically designed to address the unique business requirements of portfolio and project management executives.


Offering invaluable presentations and key expert sessions for portfolio and project management executives, IT decision makers and business managers, participants will be provided with opportunities where they can:


  • Understand the value of the SAP’s solutions for Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management (EPPM) and Project Systems (PS) applications across different business scenarios and industry sectors.

  • Fully understand the scope, functionality, and implementation process of SAP applications for portfolio and project management.

  • Learn how SAP’s comprehensive suite of applications can help you to optimize key end-to-end business processes.

  • Meet SAP solution management, development, support, and consulting experts in a collaborative learning environment.


Two Day Seminar Fees: 

Early Bird $1,450

Standard $1,650


All fees are subject to $5 hotel/motel fee

Early Bird Fee valid until November 3 2017.

NOTE: Payment should also be received by November 3 for the early bird discount to apply.




Are you interested in bringing your team to the SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management Seminar?  Register three of your colleagues and receive a fourth pass free of charge. 

If you would like to book a group, please register directly through T.A. Cook's Dee Gause or call +1 - 281 - 362 - 2716. 


For further information please click Read More or download the event brochure.

ASUG 2017 Pre-Conference Seminar: EPPM Innovation in SAP ERP & SAP S/4 HANA-Now & Tomorrow

Monday, May 15th, 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, FL

Join this session and learn how to make innovation seem less daunting. Hear from SAP development and SAP solution management experts, as well as product lifecycle management–focused partners to learn the latest information on the SAP applications that improve the way we plan, execute, manage, and analyze the benefits of programs and projects. Gain insight into the enhanced value of SAP applications, and see how their power has been harnessed by customers to deliver measurable results in the real-world.


Agenda Overview:

  • SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management road map – strategic direction in the digital world

  • Solution overview – deep dive into SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management functionality and the processes it supports

  • Customer spotlight – early adopters share successes and challenges

  • SAP premier design partner showcase – partner perspective on SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management implementation and deployment


Key Outcomes:

  • Identify the key functions of the SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management ecosystem and gain insight into how to maximize investment in the underlying SAP applications

  • See how new UX options will help you drive high adoption rates within your business and IT user community

  • Plot a practical migration path to SAP S/4HANA innovations in SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management

  • Share in the experience of customers that have adopted the innovations in SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management to help mature their organizations’ project and portfolio management processes

  • Understand how to implement and deploy SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management based on the experiences of customers and partners



Renato Zadro, Chief Solution Expert, Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management, SAP

Volker Faisst, Chief Product Owner, SAP Portfolio and Project Management, SAP ERP Project System, SAP Enterprise Project Connection, SAP

Tony DeRosa, Founder, President, Platinum DB Consulting



$445.00 ASUG Member

$545.00 Non-ASUG Member


How To Register:

To reserve your seat add this half-day seminar to your schedule when you register for the ASUG Annual Conference.  There are a limited number of complimentary registrations available, please contact us to inquire about how to secure one of the remaining seat vouchers, you will then enter the supplied voucher code when you register.  


ASUG Pre-Conference Seminar attendees are invited to join ASUG for an after-hours party on Monday, May 15, at Cuba Libre Restaurant to kick off the conference in style.


Register here or click Register Now button below.  


Click here for our Pre-Conference brochure. 


Join Us At Our ASUG / SAPPHIRE Sessions: May 16th-May18th 2017


Huntsman: Improving Project Forecasting Using an S/4HANA EPPM Solution


SID: 7395

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 16: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


SAP customers like Huntsman have been searching for a solution to simplify their EPPM planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. Often, these customers also want the option to have their next-generation system delivered in the cloud. During this session, you will hear from the executive sponsor for this project from Huntsman. Learn about his experiences in navigating a competitive landscape to select an SAP partner solution that utilizes the most recent innovations from SAP, including SAP S/4HANA.



PerkinElmer: Navigates a Multi-Year EPPM Roadmap - SAP Analysis for Office


SID: 6439

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 16: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


The PerkinElmer success story provides a blueprint for how to incrementally implement the SAP Project and Portfolio Management application by navigating a defined – though flexible – road map (2010–2017), while taking into account organizational needs and maturity. The PerkinElmer solution relies heavily on the Excel-like interfaces with SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for Microsoft Office to provide a familiar user experience to its business and engineering users. The presenters will describe the essential building blocks for any robust EPPM system.


Meet the Experts in Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management


SID: 8294

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 17: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Ask the experts your tough questions on topics ranging from how to choose which project and portfolio management solution; what's the difference in project and portfolio structures; what is available for budgeting and planning; and how do I implement scheduling and resource planning. Bring your revenue recognition issues surrounding your project-centric processes, especially if you are implementing the new revenue standard. Hear how your peers have solved your same challenges.


EPPM: Impact of S/4HANA on Customers' Roadmap for EPPM


SID: 6440

Date/Time: Thursday, May 18: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Whether your organization has implemented the SAP Portfolio and Project Management application, SAP Commercial Project Management application, or the project system module in the SAP ERP application, or you are contemplating using any of the applications in the SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management package, you will need to give consideration to how to migrate from your as-is infrastructure to the new world of SAP S/4HANA. This panel discussion will explore the factors that will influence how and when you make the move, as well as the options to be considered for deployment. Audience participation is fully encouraged.



EPPM Influence Council: Opportunities for Shaping EPPM on S/4HANA Update


SID#: 7375

Date/Time: Thursday, May 18; 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


This ASUG Influence Council session on the SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management package will review recent activities related to the upcoming launch of SAP Portfolio and Project Management 1.0 for SAP S/4HANA. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss initiatives with the product owner that enable customers to directly influence desired enhancements and improvements to all of the offerings in the SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management package.



We invite you to experience transformative insights, innovations, and ideas amongst industry business leaders and SAP experts. These sessions create endless networking opportunities that will help your business in grow 2017. 



To be Rescheduled. Cancelled for Thursday 04/28/16 9:30am CST subject to total registrations

Platinum DB Consulting "Art of the Possible" Workshop Series


In conjunction with SAP America, Platinum DB is facilitating a series of workshops, featuring educational content and customer case studies, to enable SAP customers to build and execute an effective Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management roadmap.


This workshop focuses on how best to implement SAP Commercial Project Management 2.0, while leveraging investments in other SAP applications, including SAP Project System, Fiori and more. This complimentary ($1,500 value) workshop will be held at the SAP Chicago Office (Downtown) on  April 28, 2016 starting at 9.30 am CDT


Workshop Theme: “Maximizing Adoption Through a Compelling UX”


A staggering number of implementations fail because insufficient attention was spent considering adoption when building the roadmap for the overarching solution architecture. SAP has brought to market several applications and technologies, which address the User Experience aspects of the adoption challenge. Another critical element though, is designing processes appropriate to the roles of those participating in the system.


There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required as space is limited. Reserve your place today by clicking on the REGISTER NOW link.


Join this gathering of SAP specialists, business-process owners and subject matter experts who are focused on maximizing the investment in SAP solutions for their organizations.


SAP-Centric EAM 2016: PDB Silver Partner

03/07/16-03/10/16 Hyatt Regency Denver, CO

Visit us at Booth 16


Click here to view booth location and EAM Floor Plan


As a Silver Partner at this years event, Platinum DB will be co-presenting with Pepco Holdings, Inc: Improve Planning & Simplify Project Forecasting with HANA & SAP Portfolio & Project Management


09 Mar 2016, 2:00 PM Track Sessions


Pepco Holdings sought a solution to manage and simplify its Project and Portfolio Management planning and forecasting process. The solution they adopted leveraged recent innovations from SAP - SAP Portfolio and Project Management and HANA, the SAP HANA platform and Analysis for Excel - to transform how Pepco prepares and manages its forecasts.


During this session you will learn how selecting the right user interface to win the support of the business community enabled Pepco to optimize its forecasting process. We will also discuss how we transformed our planning process by leveraging SAP HANA® to deliver greater visibility and controls for project financial information through forecast snapshots and enhanced reporting, and why the use of Analysis for Excel helped drive adoption by enabling users to continue work within a familiar interface while strengthening forecast data validation, integrity and accuracy.


Key points include:


  • More accurate and timely forecasting.

  • Enhanced collaboration between stakeholders

  • A transformational step on multi-phase roadmap


The SAP-Centric EAM conference is the go-to event for Maintenance and Asset Management executives to stay current on forward-thinking strategies, best practices and critical solutions for Enterprise Asset Management (SAP PM). It is an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference and showcases case studies, expert training and ample time to share ideas and experiences with fellow attendees. Now in its 12th year, this conference celebrates the people, technology, ideas and innovations that are literally transforming the way we work. Join the global community of users, decision-makers, partners, SAP experts, analysts and more, over a decade in the making. Why you should attend!



SAP Portfolio and Project Management Forum 2015

11/12/15-11/13/15 Green Valley Resort, Las Vegas, NV

Join us  for our Platinum Sponsorship to this year’s event will explore how to make all the PPM pieces fit, from product innovation to completion.

Discover the business benefits of using SAP PPM solutions for integrated technology, resource management, business scenarios (i.e. capital, R&D, IT, services, and commercial), and process integration (including operations, finance and IT), to optimize visibility and management of your company‘s portfolio and projects.

This two day forum will enable you to explore how Portfolio and Project Management innovations from SAP can help your team plan, manage, and collaborate on projects more efficiently and affordably than ever before. The Forum will provide an opportunity for you to engage in lively discussions on challenges facing users of SAP Portfolio and Project Management. You will learn from the experiences of SAP experts and partners, meet your peers, contribute to the dialog, and take away unique lessons learned that you can use immediately.


Please contact us for our discount code to receive a 20% discount on registration in the "Booking Code" field. Discounts are limited.   


Please read the conference brochure for topics, workshops, details, and much more. 

SAP for Utilities North America Conference

09/13/15-09/16/15 Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, CA

SAP for Utilities is North America's most comprehensive utilities conference designed specifically for this ever-evolving community. Now in its eighth year, SAP for Utilities has become the go-to event uniting over 1,000 utility professionals from across the globe. The event features 60+ sessions on solutions, strategies and best practices that have been successfully implemented at large and small utilities across the industry landscape—including power generation, transmission, distribution, retail, gas, water, waste, recycling and more. Hear from experts, thought-leaders and innovators within technology and business at keynote presentations, breakout discussions and interactive workshops. The dynamic exhibit floor highlights leading technology and service partners, and provides a closer look at select solutions specific to the industry.


A collaboration of SAP, The Eventful Group and ASUG, SAP for Utilities will take place September 13-16, 2015, in Huntington Beach, California. Join your peers as we focus on achieving the ultimate state of readiness! For more information and to find out how you can save on your registration visit


Visit us at booth #30 to see how integrating SAP PPM and MII can transform how you manage assets.

SAP Manufacturing Industries Forum 2015

06/23/15-06/25/15 The Westin, Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL

Please join Silver Sponsor Platinum DB Consulting at the SAP Manufacturing Industries Forum 2015.


 Learn how SAP and our partners are helping companies become more intelligently connected, beginning with the initial design and planning of their products and extending up through manufacturing and an increasingly interconnected customer and supply value chain.


Register and attend our workshop:




Duration: 45

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 

Time: 09:00 AM



05/04/15-05/07/15 Orange County Convention Center/ Orlando, FL


Learn how to simplify your business processes in three, action-packed days of thought leadership, networking, strategy, and education. You'll gain insight to solve real world challenges – and discover solutions to reduce complexity in your organization.




SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference is the ultimate opportunity to maximize your SAP investment and find solutions to your most pressing business challenges. Through face-to-face interactions with executives, industry experts, peers, and SAP partners, you’ll be able to leverage diverse points of view as you expand your business network. Learn best practices, explore cutting-edge solutions, and discover ways to reduce complexity in your business. 


We invite you to join us:


PL1250: RE-Aligning Projects and Moving Furniture


Come along with us on a journey to RE-align the processes and systems of a major bank for its corporate properties group over the course of a year. Integrating with a custom front end and an existing project system landscape, project portfolio management is the heart of the operations that allows the bank’s property group to manage projects in support of over 90 million square feet of property all over the world.


Thu 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S310B 


IU1110: Taking PPM to the Next Level! 


PG&E's Five Year PPM, MII, BPC, & HANA Journey

This SAP Portfolio and Project Management, MII, BPC, Business Objects 4.0, HANA, MII presentation will provide the SAP community with an understanding of how to plan and deploy and integrated PPM on an enterprise level. The presentation will include an architectural discussion on PPM integration with BPC, Analysis for Excel, HANA, MII, & Business


Mon 09:30AM-10:30AM UTILITIES – ROOMS S310 E, F & G


Cancelled: Rescheduling Date TBD 04/09/15 2:00pm EDT

Platinum DB Workshop and Webinar Series


In conjunction with SAP America, Platinum DB is facilitating a series of workshops and webinars featuring education content and customer case studies with a view to providing valuable knowledge and thought leadership on a range of high priority Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management topics. This webinar focuses on Capital Project and Portfolio Management and will be delivered on April 9, 2015 at 2:00pm EDT


Webinar Theme – “Idea to Project Closeout”


Capital assets can take the form of bricks and mortar, a manufactured product, consumer packaged goods and even IP protected services. While assets are infinitely variable - the selection, planning, execution and monitoring of the projects that control their creation and ROI are not. Cross-functional collaboration is essential for effective Capital Project and Portfolio Management (CPPM). However, success can be compromised when it is too difficult for users to provide or consume project information.


We’ll explore common practices and techniques used in the end-to-end process “Idea to Project Closeout” that will facilitate greater visibility to the portfolio, improve use of capital and increase project success. Learn how you can ensure adoption of the CPPM process improvements that you plan to implement by aligning UX with the differing roles of your users.


This webinar will also feature SAP’s latest enhancements and user experience innovation within the applications that comprise the SAP Enterprise Project and Portfolio ecosystem.


There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required as space is limited. Reserve your place today.


Join this gathering of CPPM specialists, business-process owners and subject matter experts who are focused on maximizing the investment in SAP solutions for their organizations.



At this conference, you will discover how global organizations utilize the SAP Portfolio and Project Management application to enable the use of the available resources for the critical projects, while completing quality work on schedule and within budget. SAP customers and expert speakers will share their experiences of implementation and use of SAP solutions to support the full project lifecycle; from planning and execution to completion. 


Platinum DB is a Sponsor and Presenter: Please Join Us.


[Presentation] How PPM 6.0 with HANA, Excel, and Mobility Worked as a Catalyst to Transform How Engineering Manages Projects at Varian Medical

Dates: 10/20-10/24/14

Platinum DB Consulting Silver Sponsor Booth #158


Check out the premier SAP tech conference – created expressly for developers, engineers, and technologists.

Forget about celebrity keynotes and marketing jargon – SAP TechEd && d-code focuses on learning, live coding and collaboration opportunities, new tools, and training to help you meet the real challenges you face every day. The program builds on the excellence of SAP TechEd, delivering the technical hands-on sessions, demo-rich lectures, product road map Q&A sessions, and expert networking you’ve come to expect from SAP’s premier technology education event.


Don't miss a week of inspiration, education, and hands-on training. You'll leave with amazing new ideas, tools, and friends – and new energy for shaping the future of your company and its customers.



Dates: 10/13-10/14/14

Location: Fairmont Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL


Join us along with T.A. Cook and SAP, at the annual SAP Conference for Enterprise Performance Management, taking place in Chicago on October 13-14, 2014. At this event you will hear the very latest news, innovation, and best practices for EPM that will empower businesses to make better informed decisions.


The event will feature SAP keynotes and solution updates to ensure that attendees are fully up-to-date with the latest roadmap and insight from SAP. You’ll also hear from senior executives at leading organizations, who will share their deployment experiences with SAP solutions for EPM thereby enabling their finance teams to gain strategic insight, align financial and operational plans with goals and initiatives, leverage mobile technologies, and access reliable data for management reporting and regulatory compliance.


The conference will also feature interactive panel discussions, live demos and SAP expert sessions on topics that will help expand your knowledge of SAP EPM solutions. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with thought-leaders and your peers. Take advantage of dedicated networking sessions and a conference evening event in a relaxed environment.


Whether you are already using SAP solutions to enhance your finance operations, or are currently evaluating your options, this conference is an ideal opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of how solutions from SAP can support your organization’s strategic growth plan, allowing you to effectively align your goals for profitability and sustainability.

Simplify Capital Portfolio and Project Management


2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time  1:00 PM Central Standard Time


Capital project and portfolio management (CPPM) is no easy task with its many moving parts. Join SAP and our partners, Platinum DB and Ross Management Services to learn how you can simplify CPPM, improve operating transparency, and increase cost management control across your projects life cycle. 

We’ll explore common practices and techniques used in CPPM that will improve the use of capital, early risk detection, project profitability, and worker collaboration. 

Listen in as we review challenges and best practices focused on the following areas:

  • How do I ensure consistent processes throughout the complete project lifecycle in order to scale my business? 

  • How can I achieve consistent planning from bid estimation to project delivery? 

  • How do I get real-time accurate information on my project financials and project progress anytime, anywhere? 

  • How can I reduce data redundancy and the effort to manually consolidate data from different sources (e.g. for status reporting, billing etc.)? 

  • How do I consistently deliver projects that delight my clients and internal stakeholders that are on time and on budget?


Join us for our June 25th Webinar to learn how to ensure project success.


There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required. 

Bonus: All webinar attendees will receive a complimentary research paper from IDC entitled "Driving Business Optimization for Project-Centric Organizations". This white paper discusses drivers for adoption and for creating a project management capabilities framework to address project-centric business needs and commercial project management.