Higher Education & Research SIG

Wednesday 24th June 2015 at 9:30am - 9:30am

Old Library Building, NE1 7RU

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John Hills from Newcastle University will present Newcastle and SAP BW – the story so far and future plans. Using SAP BW Integrated Planning to perform real time budget scenario modelling of student headcount-driven Fee Income, FTE and FPE to inform the internal University resource allocation to academic units SAP BW for SAP data set reporting, including:

  • Financial Controlling
  • HR and Personnel Administration
  • Payroll
  • Student Reporting and Portal reports

Tim Luckham, the new SAP UKI Account Manager for Higher Education and Research will be delivering Introductions and there will be an open discussion session on current university IT issues.

Rob Jonkers, SAP Solution Director Higher Education & Research will present the SAP (Higher) Education Roadmap. This will include a live demonstration of some key new components of SAP Student Lifecycle Management:

  • Fiori apps for students, faculty and professor.
  • Continues innovation with Customer Connect development and the new Admission forms
  • Short introduction and demo on Cloud for Customer with a focus on Student Recruitment.

John Grzesnski from Edinburgh University will present their 10 year journey with Business Objects: Edinburgh University. Edinburgh University has been using Business Objects for over 10 years.  In 2014, they upgraded to B Obj BI Suite 4.1 with Webi, Dashboards, Crystal, IDT and UNX.  They are also pioneering the use of the “BI on BI” 360eyes analytics tool.  This session covers both the technical perspective and the engagement activities with business and academic users.

The day will end with a Private session for universities.

Discussing issues from individual universities plus:

Future of UK User Group (SIG): Looking at how we re-energise the Group, improve attendance/involvement and improve engagement with SAP and implementation partners. We will look at improving communications, use of social media for more regular communication and possible collaboration along with further discussion topics.

Event Resources

Tim Luckham, SAP - Introduction to IT Issues in Higher Education (1.21 MB)
Rob Jonkers, SAP - Presentation of SAP (Higher) Education Roadmap (8.34 MB)

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