Author: Mark Walls
It's SAPPHIRE eve and attendees are busy building agendas and finalizing schedules for the week. I’m using a combination of Outlook and event agenda builder system to sorted and optimize my show schedule. It’s a static scheduling system – with desktop and mobile access.
Essentially, I’m acting as my own dispatcher & mobile worker in one -- controlling my schedule that involves where to be and when so I can: staff the booth, attend sessions, grab a Starbucks, attend pre-scheduled meetings and determine which topics to discuss and when.
So how could I improve on this? A couple ways:
- Gain visibility into other calendars or agendas
- Have alternative meetings suggested if someone cancelled
- It’s big conference, believe me, route planning would help
- Plug-in meeting agendas and corresponding tasks
These features can be found in SAP Workforce Scheduling and Optimization by ClickSoftware (SAP WSO) which offers dynamic scheduling and optimization solutions. By simply leveraging mobile, maximizing backend systems like Hana, HCM, and Outlook, and using GPS data my personal SAPPHIRE ROI would be very high.