SAP Fieldglass Summit Has a New Home

SAP Fieldglass Summit Will Be
Co-Located with SAP Ariba Live

Austin, Texas  |  April 1-3, 2019


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Register Now for the SAP Fieldglass Summit,
Co-Located with SAP Ariba Live.


The SAP Fieldglass Summit has a new home! This year, our annual customer event will be co-located with SAP Ariba Live, and take place April 1-3, 2019 in Austin, Texas. We at SAP Fieldglass are committed to helping you, our customers, on your journey – whether you are just starting out, or are more advanced at scaling programs through the enterprise. Our mission is to provide you with best-of-breed solutions, innovations and new thinking to help you get work done. 

We will still have our usual SAP Fieldglass Summit format with keynote sessions and breakouts. Our keynotes will be on the first day of the conference (Monday, April 1), and our breakout

sessions will be on the second and third days (Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3) integrated with SAP Ariba Live.

For the first time ever, you are also invited to attend more than 150 educational sessions on external workforce management, procurement, finance, supply chain, IT, and supplier management. Top leadership experts, including Marshall Goldsmith and Sally Helgesen, will share their thinking, too. During networking breaks, you can explore the exhibit hall (the SAP Ariba Marketplace), where you can meet with SAP Fieldglass leaders, see our latest solutions through product demos, and connect with fellow conference attendees.


Session titles and topics are subject to change. Monday, April 1 is exclusive to SAP Fieldglass
customers, and will take place at the Fairmont Austin. All Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will
take place at the adjacent Austin Convention Center.

Customer and worker expectations are changing rapidly as we move to an experience economy. People want seamless, personal and intuitive experiences. Here at SAP Fieldglass, we have always prioritized the user experience and anticipated how our customers want to get work done. As we evolve, we will continue to innovate – harnessing the best thinking and digital technologies to help you drive strategic value in your programs and simplify end-to-end spend management. In particular, we plan to increasingly use data to help you deliver engaging, highly personalized and insight-driven experiences and ultimately achieve better business outcomes. Want to learn more? Join us at this year’s SAP Fieldglass Summit, where our executive leadership will share our vision around evolving our platform to help you take advantage of the experience economy.

The external workforce, non-payroll workers and services providers, is now essential to getting work done in a digital economy; however, this segment remains critically undermanaged at most companies. In this session, hear how HydroOne and Kaiser Permanente successfully leverage an external workforce to gain competitive business advantage. They will also share recommendations and discuss innovations for their future external workforce programs.

Services providers such as consultants and agencies account for a significant portion of workforce spend and are key to business performance. Yet many companies under-manage them, leaving value on the table and creating risk. For the second year of our research with Oxford Economics, we have done a deeper dive into services procurement. Join us for a sneak peek of the findings and learn how workforce leaders are realizing more value from these providers.

Experience historic Rainey Street, homemade meats, wood-fired bites and live music at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden. Join us and enjoy casual conversation with business leaders and SAP Fieldglass experts.

A recent study by Forrester Research, Inc. revealed that U.S. companies spend $1.8 trillion annually on outsourced services. As a result, it’s crucial for businesses to establish spend control across every services category. In this session, we’ll explore how SAP Fieldglass services can help you simply and effectively manage this outsized business expense.

Hear leaders from SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass solutions and SAP S/4HANA share how the SAP Ariba solutions strategy fits into our strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise and intelligent spend management. Learn about product and solutions road maps and how the three groups are collaborating to increase value to SAP Ariba solutions customers.

Increasing the adoption of SAP Fieldglass by your business stakeholders is critical for full visibility and control, but it can be a challenge. In this session, you'll hear successful strategies and best practices for capturing maverick external labor spend.

Continuously improving the user experience for customers, suppliers and workers is at the core of SAP Fieldglass development. This session includes concrete examples of how SAP Fieldglass' latest enhancements have increased efficiency and ease of use by being specifically designed with the user experience in mind.

Experience hands on the planned developments for complex services procurement within SAP Fieldglass and SAP Ariba solutions. Learn about work-order integration, service estimate, and digital field ticket. Provide your feedback, and tell us about your priorities for these developments.

As the labor market shifts, up to two-thirds of companies will turn to the external workforce to address a growing skills gap, according to the World Economic Forum. Hear from practitioners who are leading the pack by successfully solving the skills gap with the help of SAP Fieldglass.

Hear from experts and customers on how SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP Concur solutions work together to track spend across every source and every category – and how to take intelligent action. Understand the importance of moving away from traditional silos and why stakeholders from finance, procurement, and the supply chain must work together.

In this session, you will hear specific examples of how diverse business problems from customers around the world and across industries were solved through SAP Fieldglass’ solution-based innovation approach.

Looking to optimize spend to benefit your bottom line? SAP Fieldglass solutions extend and enhance your procurement platform, delivering intelligent spend outcomes. With preconfigured integrations between SAP Fieldglass and SAP Ariba solutions, your company has access to a robust, end-to-end platform for procurement across all spend categories.

Asset-intensive industries solve their procurement challenges in a fundamentally different way. Hear from a leading oil and gas industry customer with several SAP solution experts across multiple areas of the SAP portfolio team. Learn about how process functionality can deliver complex services through SAP’s unique end-to-end architecture.

Stop by the legendary after-hours party at the Fairmont Austin, where you’ll see, hear, and taste the best this city has to offer. Enjoy amazing music and relaxing in lounges both indoors and outside while sipping your favorite libations. Get ready for some high energy fun!

Find out how you can better manage professional services, your workforce, and statements of work by combining SAP Ariba solutions and SAP Fieldglass solutions. Gain insights into the future direction of both solution portfolios and how they can help you reimagine services procurement.

SAP Fieldglass continues to grow its ecosystem by integrating with partners, talent pools, developers, and SAP solutions to ensure you have access to best-in-class services. Join this session for a holistic view of new and upcoming integrations and learn how customers currently leverage the SAP Fieldglass ecosystem to manage their external labor.

Learn how to reduce cycle times by leveraging SAP Fieldglass’ portfolio of mobile apps. Manage job postings, job seekers, work orders, timesheets, and workers from anywhere. We’ll provide overviews, demos and use cases for each app including our newly launched Candidate Link.

Go 'underneath the hood' to learn the newest ways in which machine learning is improving the SAP Fieldglass user experience. We will talk about our future and current enhancements, such as Resume Ranking and Job Matching, that are underpinned by machine learning capabilities.

Attend a luncheon with Marshall Goldsmith, America’s #1 executive coach, and Sally Helgesen Author, Speaker, Leadership Coach to discover how to empower women and men to partner together for a more inclusionary workplace and become a better ally, peer, boss, mentor and leader.

Rich, data-driven insights are the cornerstone of informed decision making. In this session, we present specific examples of how SAP Fieldglass is leveraging the power of SAP Analytics Cloud and making it easy for you to tap into external workforce insights.

After three days of intense learning, networking, and inspiration, we invite you to kick back and relax at the one and only Stubb’s Bar-B-Q. Join us at this famous venue, where musicians like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash would play for their supper. Celebrate and raise a glass to what makes the conference great – you and your peers.


Are you ready to transform your external workforce program?


Why Attend?


Expand your network

You will experience three days of unprecedented networking activities, deeper engagement with dynamic business experts, and the chance to learn from industry innovators across external workforce management,
procurement, and IT.


Share best practices

Uncover hidden opportunities for cost savings, quality improvements, increased efficiency, and more by discussing strategies with experienced industry professionals.

Digital Transformation

Innovate for the intelligent enterprise

Discover how we are leveraging intelligent technologies to create the best possible customer experiences and drive your external workforce management and services procurement program forward. 

Gain Insights

Gain insights into the latest innovations

Connect with SAP experts on the show floor to see our latest solutions with product demos, explore new ways to drive value from your external talent, and learn more about our product strategy and roadmap.


Travel & Accommodations

You’ll love the exciting city of Austin! In addition to more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Austin offers world-class dining, a thriving cultural scene, and more than 250 venues that showcase musical talent on any given evening. Not to mention Austin’s popular Rainey Street, where renovated houses turned into bungalow bars and food trucks reign supreme. 


Conference Venues

Fairmont Austin
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701 Google maps
+1 512-600-2000
  Austin Convention Center 
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701  Google maps
+1 512-404-4000



Conference Lodging
We've reserved rooms at several Austin hotels. Please select your hotel and reserve your room here. These rooms are offered to conference attendees only. Hotel rates vary from $199–$399, plus tax.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
3600 Presidential Blvd
Austin, TX 78719  Google maps

Taxis are available from the airport. An 11-mile, 20-minute ride (depending on traffic) will get you to the convention center and nearby hotels.

Questions? Please contact the SAP Fieldglass Events Team.

Additional Resources

Find all the information you need ahead of the event, including an event proposal to request approval to attend.

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