If you use SAP to streamline your financial and accounting processes, it is likely that you’ll be heading out to Financials2017 on March 21-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before you pack your bag and fire up your out of office notification, check out our tip list on the top five ways you can make the most out of your conference experience.
Tip 1: Branch out across learning tracks
This year, Financials2017 will offer attendees over 150 in-depth educational sessions centered on eight learning tracks which include: financial accounting, managerial accounting, SAP S/4HANA Finance, SAP solutions for financial and business planning, consolidations and reducing time-to-close, tax management and regulatory, and compliance issues affecting finance.
While it may be tempting to stick to one track, consider branching out so you can collect wider breath of knowledge. Also, if you plan to attend Financials2017 with your colleagues, decide as a group who covers what prior to the conference, then create a final schedule that you can execute together.
Tip 2: Earn CPE credits
Financials 2017 will be offering up over 29.5 CPE credits throughout the conference. Add a few of these specially marked sessions to your, so you can get more bang out of your sessions.
Tip 3: Attend the customer case studies session
Customer case studies are an excellent opportunity to converse with customers who’ve tackled many of the same challenges your team is facing. Make sure to add a few of these sessions to your calendar and come prepared to the session with questions. Not only will you walk away with a candid response, you’ll likely to also walk away with first-hand tips that would be hard to come by through online research.
Tip 4: Embrace the networking opportunities
Tradeshows and conferences aren’t just about learning, remember to network with your peers at the conference-sponsored welcome reception on Monday, March 21st and cocktail hour on Tuesday, March 22nd.
Tip 5: Map out the exhibitor hall
Familiarize yourself with the exhibitor hall floorplan, so you can highlight vendors you want to see. CardConnect will be in booth 423. If you’re interested in automating your reconciliation process, lowering interchange rates, and securely accepting payments without modifying SAP, come chat with us!