Agenda Agenda

Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, October 10

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration and Help Desk

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sanjay Shah - Vistex CEO, Founder, and Chief Architect

Session: Keynote

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vistex - How to Win in Retail and Wholesale Distribution

Topics: Retail, Wholesale Distribution

Session: Interactive/Roundtable

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vistex - Everything About VISTAS
Cara DeGraff - VP of Product Management

Topic: VISTAS

Session: Presentation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vistex - Raise the Stakes – Deal Mania in the Media Industry
Amos Biegun - Managing Director

Topic: Rights and Royalties

Session: Presentation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bob's Discount Furniture
Dean Lotufo - VP Finance and Shiju David - Manager IT - SAP, Vistex

Topic: Commissions

Session: Presentation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Motors - Vehicle Incentives Vision – Zero Incorrect Payouts with Zero Hassle
Jim Hamilton - Global IT Director, SAP Architecture & Services

Topic: Dealer Incentives

Session: Presentation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pactiv

Topic: Trade Promotions

Session: Presentation

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vistex - Everything About Vistex and S/4HANA
Matthew Hays - Director of Product Management

Topic: S/4HANA

Session: Presentation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vistex - What’s New – Vistex’s New Developments for Music, Media and Licensing
Dave Bagley - SME, Tom McDonough - Senior Manager and Jon Robinson - Senior Systems Analyst

Topic: Rights and Royalties

Session: Presentation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bayer

Topics: Government Pricing, Rebates, Billbacks, Managed Care, Contract Management

Session: Presentation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

General Motors
Brian Pinsky - Senior IT Project Manager and Ashoka Guduru - SAP COE

Topic: Agile Implementation

Session: Presentation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Solar

Topics: Rebates, Chargebacks,DMp

Session: Presentation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Vistex - Everything About Business Advisory
Cheryl Theis - Training Manager and David Golias - Director of Solution Delivery

Topic: Business Advisory

Session: Presentation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Vistex - How to Win in Life Sciences
Bob Steller - Industry Principal, Strategic Services

Topic: Life Sciences

Session: Interactive/Roundtable

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Vistex - Raising the Stakes with Pricing
Lorenzo Catanag - Senior Instructional Designer and Christina Brown - Senior Solution Engineer

Topic: Pricing

Session: Workshop

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Topics: Contracts, Royalties, Pricing, Data Objects

Session: Presentation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Barilla

Topic: Trade Promotions

Session: Presentation

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

GE Healthcare
Scott Hodgson - Commercial Digital Thread Leader

Topics: Chargebacks, Contracts

Session: Presentation

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vistex - Everything About E SP6 and 1809
Cara DeGraff - VP of Product Management and Matthew Hays - Director of Product Management

Topic: What's New

Session: Presentation

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vistex - Rights & Royalties Roundtable
Amos Biegun - Managing Director and Richard Whittington - SVP Media & Entertainment – SAP

Topic: Rights and Royalties

Session: Roundtable

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Goodyear
Leandro De Oliveira - Senior Pricing Manager

Topic: Pricing

Session: Presentation

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception Sponsored by SAP

SAP Networking Reception - VISTAS 2018

Location: Caesars Palace Neptune Pool

Thursday, October 11

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration and Help Desk

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Jason Bird - Magician and Illusionist

Session: Keynote

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vistex - Raising the Stakes with Price Guidance and Optimization
Maarten Oosten - Director, Solution Delivery

Topics: ViZi, Analytics

Session: Workshop

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vistex - Raising the Stakes with Claim Reconciliation
Deborah Platon - Senior Trainer

Topics: Claims, Billbacks

Session: Workshop

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monsanto
Rogério Lenza - SA IT Supply Chain Lead

Topics: Pricing, Commissions

Session: Presentation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cardinal Health

Topics: Rebates, Chargebacks

Session: Presentation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Costco

Topic: Chargebacks

Session: Roundtable

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vistex - Everything About Vistex's Roadmap
Cara DeGraff - VP of Product Management and Matthew Hays - Director of Product Management

Topic: Roadmap

Session: Presentation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vistex - Raising the Stakes with Trade Promotions
Jeff Mok - Manager, Solution Delivery, Pre Sales

Topic: Trade Promotions

Session: Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Graybar - Step Inside the winners circle with a clearly defined Vistex support strategy
Carol Vollmer - Manager Digital Technology

Topic: Vital Link

Session: Roundtable

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Topco - Stacking Chips – Leveraging Vistex to automate procurement cost savings calculations
Jonathan Morse - Vice President of Technology, Kathy Oakes - Director of IT Business Relations, and Mary Stockmal - Financial Analyst

Topic: Pricing

Session: Presentation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Vistex - Everything About Vistex in the Cloud
Christina Brown - Senior Solution Engineer and Twisha Shah - Director, Solution Delivery

Topics: Cloud, GTMS

Session: Presentation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Vistex - How to Win with Trade Promotion Management
Gary Adams - Industry Principle - Consumer Products and Maarten Oosten - Director, Solution Delivery

Topic: Trade Promotions

Session: Interactive/Roundtable

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Adobe - Raising the Stakes with Data Objects
Michele Falzone - Manager, Royalty Operations

Topics: Royalties, Rebates, Data Objects

Session: Presentation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grainger

Topic: Vendor Rebates

Session: Presentation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Ecolab
Ray Lindner - Director, EBS

Topics: Contract Management, Billbacks, Rebates

Session: Presentation

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vistex - How to Win with Analytics

Topics: ViZi, Analytics

Session: Interactive/Roundtable

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vistex - Raising the Stakes with VIBES
Cara DeGraff - VP of Product Management

Topic: VIBES

Session: Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Merza
Alfonso Cedillo Navarro - CIO and Laura Montez - Project Manager

Topics: Pricing, Purchasing Rebates, Chargebacks

Session: Presentation

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking Extravaganza

Drai's Night Club Logo

Friday, October 12

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration and Help Desk

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Vistex - Dig Deeper with Fiori
Amber Brunati - Trainer and Kiel Ochalek - Senior Manager, Solution Engineering

Topic: Fiori

Session: Workshop

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Vistex - Dig Deeper with Planning
Deborah Platon - Senior Trainer and Chris Brolsma - Manager, Demo Build, Pre Sales

Topic: Planning

Session: Workshop

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Vistex - Dig Deeper with Vistex in S/4HANA
Beth Schweibinz - Director, Pre Sales and Chris Brolsma - Manager, Demo Build, Pre Sales

Topic: S/4HANA

Session: Workshop

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Vistex - Raising the Stakes with Data Cleansing
Daniel Del Valle - Solution Engineer

Topic: Data Cleansing

Session: Workshop

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Vistex - Sky's the Limit with Sales Incentives
Allen Ipjan - Solution Engineer

Topic: Incentives

Session: Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Vistex - Dig Deeper with the New Accounting Engine
Karen Peart - Senior Trainer

Topic: Financials

Session: Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Vistex - Dig Deeper with ViZi: Report Set Up
Brian Wrona - Solution Engineer

Topics: ViZi, Analytics

Session: Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Vistex - Raising the Stakes with Master Data Management
Daina Pesiene - Instructional Designer

Topic: Master Data Management

Session: Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Vistex - Sky's the Limit with Agreements
Sarah Haley Fuentes - Senior Solution Engineer

Topic: Agreements

Session: Workshop

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Vistex - Dig Deeper with ViZi: Statements and Synopsis
Daina Pesiene - Instructional Designer and Lorenzo Catanag - Senior Instructional Designer

Topics: ViZi, Analytics

Session: Workshop

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Vistex - Everything About Vistex in our Communities
Mason Payne - Director, Vistex Endeavor

Topic: Endeavor

Session: Presentation

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Vistex - Raising the Stakes with the Agribusiness Suite
Dipen Shah - Director, Solution Delivery Agri

Topic: Agribusiness

Session: Workshop

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Vistex - Sky's the Limit with Chargebacks
Karen Peart - Senior Trainer

Topic: Chargebacks

Session: Workshop

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Vistex - Sky's the Limit with Rebates
Karem Arzola - Trainer

Topic: Rebates

Session: Workshop

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

All times and sessions are subject to change.

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Sessions

Sessions

VISTAS Sessions

Vistex Sessions

A cornerstone of every VISTAS are the Vistex sessions that span all of the Vistex offerings. Throughout the conference, we will talk strategically about Vistex’s roadmap and the new initiatives and products. You will also have the chance to participate in “tips and tricks”, as well as, deeper dive sessions that will delve into specific processes and provide insights and best practices. Below are just some of the sessions you can look forward to:

  • Account Planning
  • Accrual Management
  • Agreements
  • Analytics
  • Billbacks
  • Channel Data
  • Chargebacks
  • Commissions
  • Contract Pricing
  • Contracts
  • E SP5
  • Fiori
  • Global Implementation
  • Gross to Net Planning
  • Manufacturing Claims
  • MDF Funds
  • Patronage
  • Paybacks
  • Performance Incentives
  • Pricing
  • Rebates
  • Rights & Royalties
  • S/4 HANA
  • User Experience
  • Upgrading
VISTAS Customer Experts

Customer Presentations

This is your chance to hear from fellow Vistex customers on the business challenges they were facing, their evaluation process, the implementation, lessons learned and return on investment – realized and/or expected.

Our 2018 Presenters
*more presenters to come

Vistex Roundtables

Roundtables

These highly interactive discussions will focus on business topics most important to you. Come ready to Win and share your insights and feedback.

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Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts

Vistex Experts

Vistex Experts

Do you have a specific topic or area of Vistex functionality you need more information on? Could you use expert guidance on issues affecting your Vistex deployment?

Vistex experts will be available during the conference to meet with you for a 30 minute session to address various topics, such as the items listed below, or a topic specific to your business. When you arrive at VISTAS, visit the onsite Meet the Experts Desk to schedule your meeting.

  • Claims
  • Contracts, including Membership and Hierarchies
  • Fiori
  • Deals
  • Go-to-Market Suite®
  • Master Data
  • Price Management
  • Rebates & Incentive Calculation
  • Reporting, Planning, and Modeling
  • System Performance and Scalability
  • User Experience, including Launchpad and Web UI
  • Vizi

Sessions are scheduled during event breaks so you will not miss any of the exciting content in the planned sessions. In addition to topics above, the Meet the Experts Desk can set up sessions to discuss Project Planning, Post Production Support or Upgrade Planning.

Vistex Demo Stations

Vistex Demo Stations

Intrigued by what you heard at one of the sessions and would like to see a demo of the software? Stop by the Vistex Demo Station during VISTAS to learn about new product features and explore Vistex Go-to-Market solutions. There are two ways to see a demo at VISTAS. You can stop by our demo pod during breaks for a quick high-level demo; or visit the Meet the Experts desk to schedule a one-on-one demo session with our solution experts.

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Location

Location

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

From the moment you walk through the doors of Caesars Palace, you’ll understand why this iconic Las Vegas hotel sets the standard for opulent details, impeccable service, and lavish Las Vegas accommodations. We are proud to offer rooms in the Palace Tower, just steps away from where all VISTAS related events will be taking place.

Please be aware that for VISTAS 2018, your hotel room is not included in your registration fee. We have secured a special discounted rate at Caesars Palace for VISTAS attendees. This special room rate of $189 per night ends on Sunday, September 16th. Click here and select "ATTENDEE" from the drop-down menu to register online or call the Caesars Reservation Center at 866-227-5944 and mention the group name - VISTAS 2018 Annual User Group Conference or group code – SCAUG8.

View map and directions to Caesars Palace

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Networking Events

Networking Events

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by SAP

When: Wednesday, October 10

Where: Caesars Palace Neptune Pool

Please join us Wednesday evening for our annual Welcome Reception sponsored by SAP. A fantastic chance to unwind, relax and network with fellow VISTAS attendees. A short elevator ride from the meeting space and your hotel room, The Neptune pool is the social hub of the Garden of the Gods and the perfect place to mingle, meet and greet. Food and beverages will be served.

Drai's Beachclub view of the Belaggio fountains

Networking Extravaganza

When: Thursday, October 11

Where: Drai’s Beachclub

For VISTAS 2018, we give “Networking Extravaganza” a new meaning as we take over Drai’s Beachclub on Thursday evening, October 11. The 11th story of the stylish Cromwell hotel, Drai’s Beachclub is a dazzling, one-of-a-kind multi-level rooftop oasis boasting more than 25,000 sq. feet of plush offerings, and unmatched views of the Strip. A short walk from Caesars via a convenient walk way, this is one night of food, drinks, and fun you don’t want to miss.

Directions to Drai's Beachclub
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Keynotes

Keynotes

Sanjay Shah's VISTAS 2018 Keynote

Sanjay Shah

Vistex CEO, Founder, and Chief Architect

When: Wednesday, October 10

Time: 9:00am-10:30am

The cornerstone of every VISTAS, and a perfect way to kick off the event, is the keynote by Vistex CEO, Founder, and Chief Architect Sanjay Shah. Thought-provoking, forward thinking, and always entertaining, you want to make sure to arrive early for a prime seat. This year Sanjay tackles playing it safe and how there is no safe place to be in business. Sanjay will provide the latest on Vistex solutions that will be sure to help you raise the stakes and take the right risks.

Jason Bird VISTAS 2018 Keynote

Jason Bird

Magician and Illusionist

When: Thursday, October 11

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Direct from Headlining at Bally's Las Vegas, Jason Bird is a magician widely considered one of the best of his generation. He is best known for his interweaving of story and magic, unique one of a kind illusions, and pushing the boundaries of magic into new frontiers. On Thursday, October 11, Jason will dazzle and entertain at VISTAS 2018.

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Why Attend VISTAS

Why Attend VISTAS

VISTAS is an incredible combination of presentations, roundtables, demonstrations, and networking opportunities with your industry leading peers.

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Registration Information

Your registration fee entitles you to everything the conference has to offer including, all sessions, networking events, and meals. Travel and lodging are not included.

$799 – July 21 – August 20

$899 – August 21 – September 20

$999 - September 21 – October 10

VISTAS 2018

October 10th - 12th at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Register Now for $799