SAP SuccessConnect

Mon, Sep 18 2023 | Leadership 5 Steps to Maximize Your Time at SAP SuccessConnect 2023

Are you attending SAP SuccessConnect 2023? Here’s how to maximize your time at the conference.

The world of HR is rapidly evolving. There's a dire need to bridge the employee skill gap and adapt to changing workforce dynamics. 

Today, HR management thought leaders are embracing AI as a game-changer in recruiting, hiring, training, and supporting the employee experience from start to finish. 

This shift is more than a buzzword — it's a strategic response to future demands. 

In the rapidly transforming business world, you must leverage the power of AI to ensure you’ve got the right talent, improve productivity, and cultivate a workplace where your employees thrive. 

That’s the focus of this year’s SAP SuccessConnect in Las Vegas.

At SAP® SuccessConnect 2023, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from leading HR thought leaders on how AI will revolutionize your organization’s employee experience from top to bottom. 

You’ll be able to meet experts, demo the latest tech products, and connect with partners to transform your workforce management. 

What is SAP SuccessConnect & Why Should You Go?

SAP SuccessConnnect is where SAP’s global HR community gathers to share: 

  • Inspiration
  • Innovative ideas
  • The latest product solutions 

You can connect with SAP experts, partners, and peers to exchange ideas, attend hands-on labs, and watch demos of the latest product innovations.

SAP SuccessConnect

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SAP SuccessConnect 2023 — When & Where: October 2–4, 2023 | The Venetian Convention Center, Las Vegas 

Still need to register? Create or log in to your SAP account to get started

Can’t attend in person? Sign up for the SAP SuccessConnect Virtual experience.

Why attend SAP SuccessConnect?

At SuccessConnect, you’ll gain tools and knowledge to manage your workforce with excellence and plan for the future success of your business in today’s evolving demands.

In other words, you get to:

  • Learn from thought leaders
  • Grow your product knowledge through Hands-On Labs
  • Build business connections with SAP reps and partners
  • Network to build peer-to-peer relationships
  • Attend educational sessions led by experts
  • Tap into the latest HR trends and innovations through SAP products

What to Expect at This Year’s SAP SuccessConnect

Here’s a peek into what to expect (& look forward to) for the October SuccessConnect 2023 conference. And yes, the hot topic on everyone’s mind in business — AI — will take center stage.  

 SAP SuccessConnect Agenda 2023

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Prepare with Pre-Conference Training

Get a jump on learning before the conference kicks off. (You can find these in the sessions catalog.)

  • Business Rule Scenarios in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central for Use in Position Management
  • Exploring Automation in SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting
  • Detailed and Advanced Reporting: Creating a Canvas Report
  • SAP SuccessFactors Learning: Curricula, Programs, and Their Uses
  • Overview of Fundamental Platform Tools and Features of SAP SuccessFactors Solutions
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll: Payroll Control Center Administration and so much more

Don't Miss the Keynote

SAP thought leaders will share knowledge and the latest innovations to help you build a future-ready workforce. You’ll hear SAP SFSF customers share how they’re using intelligent AI tech to gather insights, automate tasks, and enhance experiences for employees, managers, and HR leaders. 

Josh Bersin, HR industry analyst and thought leader, will discuss AI and the immediate need to harness its power to improve the entire employee experience lifecycle.

Get In on the Action with Hands-On Labs

We all know the best way to learn is by doing. SAP gets that too, and will offer multiple 75-minute hands-on lab sessions at the conference. Learn how to configure and use SAP products to access their full potential for your business. 

Take part in labs about how to create compelling report stories, goal management, and more.

Spark a Connection at Connect Park

Connect with product experts and customers. Network with peers and friends. There’s a lot to explore. While you’re there, take a moment to relax and refresh in the Wellness Zone.

Demo pods and booths offer an incredible opportunity to learn about SAP partners and experience their products first-hand.
  • SAP Demo Pod for select partners — Partners get 15-minute sessions at the pod on the main floor to showcase their solutions.
    • You’ll see interactive live demos and learn how to combine their product with SAP to maximize results. Once the presentation wraps up, the rep will help you establish your next step (book a full demo, a discovery call, set up a meeting, etc.).
    • Anywhere from 1 - 10 people can attend each demo, so seek out preferred partners and find out when they’ll be in the demo pod.
  • MakeShift’s demo pod session is set for Wednesday, October 4 — from 11:55 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Get there early to secure your spot.
  • Sessions in breakout theaters
  • Meet SAP experts
  • Stop into the Wellness Zone
  • Meet SAP partners & discover innovative products to enhance your SAP employee experience

Find Your Match at SAP Speed Networking

This rapid networking event can help you “find your perfect match” (with SAP partner solutions).

This event offers 45-minute sessions throughout Day 1 & Day 2, where a curated group of SAP partners come together to showcase their solutions. You’ll get the opportunity to learn about multiple partners through this speed networking format. Learn about their products and how they augment SAP SFSF solutions.

How it works: You get 10-minute rounds with a partner rep — when the bell rings, you move to another partner. During that 10 minutes: 

  • You’ll see a product presentation
  • Answer level-setting questions so the rep can gauge your needs
  • Hear about the challenges the solution solves 
  • You can share any upcoming projects you have or specific solutions you’re looking for
  • Before the bell rings, you’ll establish your next steps with this partner  

When: 45-minute sessions through Day 1 & Day 2.

Day 1 (Tuesday)

Session 1: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Session 2: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Day 2 (Wednesday)

Session 1: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Session 2: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

**We look forward to seeing you at our session! MakeShift will be in the Talent Management room, #4305 — Tuesday, Day 1, at 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Get Ready for More Networking Events

SuccessConnect offers a plethora of opportunities to grow your professional network. You can meet peers to brainstorm ideas and strategies. 

**Keep an eye out for advertised sponsor events — these are prime networking opportunities. Plus, they’re usually a lot of fun!

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  • Veritas Prime Evening Celebration — Veritas Prime is sponsoring an over-the-top after-hours party at TAO Nightclub. The pan-Asian TAO experience features a koi-filled infinity pool and a 20-foot Buddha. 

Space is limited, so get there early!

When: Tuesday, October 3, 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. at TAO Nightclub


5 Steps to Maximize Your Time at SuccessConnect 2023

Want to make the most of your time at SuccessConnect 2023? Follow these 5 steps to get the most bang for your buck while you’re there.  

1. Plan ahead

SuccessConnect is full of opportunities to learn and network, but it can be overwhelming with the 180+ sessions! Planning will help maximize your time. 

Identify what stage your company is in…

  • Networking and specific breakout sessions can be helpful if you're in the implementation stage. 
  • The show floor is excellent for finding niche partners to help solve a specific business problem if you’re already up and running with SAP SFSF solutions.

Check out the Product Roadmap Sessions Catalog and leverage the agenda builder — it’s key to maximizing your time. 

Also, reach out to your SAP SFSF account support team — they’re pros at this. They can recommend sessions to attend and people for you to meet and network with.

If you’re attending with other team members, dividing and conquering is a good idea. Prioritize the most important topics, then divvy up sessions and partner contact throughout your team. 

2. Take advantage of conference sponsor events

Many sponsors pull out all the stops when it comes to networking events. These are great for discovering new products, unveiling the latest tech, and building relationships with product reps.

MakeShift is a Silver Sponsor, and we'll be unveiling our new AI scheduling platform, ShiftMate AI, on our suite. RSVP to reserve a spot and register for our exclusive event at Speed Vegas.

MakeShift Speed Vegas Event

Spots are limited, so register quickly! 

3. Look after yourself

It’s an info-packed 3 days with a lot of ground to cover. Follow these 5 tips to prevent getting worn out before the conference ends.

  1. Be sure to wear supportive, broken-in shoes and comfy clothes.
  2. Wear layered clothing — crowds can make for a hot, stuffy environment. You might need to shed a layer from time to time.
  3. Take a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  4. Schedule time for lunch and dinner. Scheduling meal times is good for reconnecting with your team and giving yourself a break.
  5. Reflection time is essential. The amount of information you’ll absorb can be overwhelming — schedule time to read over your session notes and jot down your thoughts and ideas while they’re fresh.

4. Stay Flexible

While prioritizing and planning are essential, staying flexible will help you maximize this year’s SuccessConnect. So keep your mapped plan close, but take time to savor the experience. 

Be open to popping into sessions you stumble on if your schedule allows it. Sign up for parties and events — most partners advertise their events, which are great for networking. 

Remember, sometimes the most valuable networking happens on the fly, so be ready to adapt to take advantage of relationship building.

5. Plan your debriefing

Schedule a post-conference debrief with your team to share ideas. This lets those who didn’t attend benefit from your time and energy spent at the conference.

Committing to a debrief helps you stay accountable for keeping notes & jotting down new info while it’s fresh on your mind. 


Want to Unveil the Future of AI for Staff Scheduling? Reserve an Intimate Experience with MakeShift’s Executive Team

We’re excited about SuccessConnect and proud to be a Silver Sponsor for this event.

We’d love to talk with you about automating your staff scheduling and how MakeShift integrates with SAP SuccessFactors solutions to enhance employee experience.

ShiftMate AI SuccessConnect 2023

We’ll also be unveiling ShiftMate AI, our new scheduling platform. Register to reserve a demo for an intimate experience with the executive MakeShift team.

MakeShift’s ShiftMate AI offers brand new features to the staff scheduling world, like: 

  • Real-time assistance
  • Automated scheduling
  • Future forecasting
  • Employee well-being monitoring
  • Effortless scheduling requests

🏁Reminder — If you’ve got the need for speed, register for a chance to experience an exhilarating day on the race track compliments of MakeShift. (October 2, 2023, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Limited spots are available, so RSVP on the double! 

Attend SuccessConnect 2023 to Learn, Connect, and Grow

SuccessConnect 2023 offers ample opportunities to learn about the latest HR trends, connect with peers and partners, and transform your HR through AI. 

It’ll also be a lot of fun. 

The HR thought leaders of today know they need to be ready for the future. If you haven’t already, register for SuccessConnect today

We look forward to chatting with you about integrating MakeShift with SAP SFSF for smarter scheduling.



Asher Fredricks

Written By: Asher Fredricks

Asher has been helping businesses improve their staff scheduling and human capital management systems for over 4 years. Before setting out to improve HR departments with people-first initiatives and technologies, he earned his MBA in Business Management.