Focus Event

Public Sector SIG

Tuesday 28th September 2021 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

Venue TBC

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Our Public Sector SIG provides an opportunity for organisations to share their experiences, challenges and plans to develop and maintain SAP. In a time of austerity where the public sector is looking for ways to do more with less, networking and sharing best practice is key.

The event will start with a coffee & networking session exclusive to public sector organisations only.

David Freeman, Technical Specialist at Sunderland City Council will be sharing their experience of Delivering SAP Fiori. In December 2019 Sunderland City Council presented at UKISUG Connect discussing their SAP optimisation project. This included technical upgrades and the beginning of their journey delivering Fiori & UI5 apps for HR and Payroll. Now, in 2021 Sunderland City Council are pilot ready to deliver their final phase of apps. At this point, the Council will be using 15+ employee & manager self service applications, which will alter and improve the way they work and use SAP dramatically as an organisation. The presentation will concentrate on the final phase of apps, requesting and approving leave, and a new bespoke employee working pattern app.

A live demo will be delivered, along with details of hurdles and pain points that they encountered. The session is intended to be very informal & interactive, and we encourage you to ask questions and participate in a group discussion.

Tim Bovaird & Glen Cameron from Absoft will explain how you can Maximise your SAP Payroll Experience.

Absoft have developed a new payroll app designed to enhance a customer's experience while providing additional control and reporting capabilities. The app provides a high level of confidence to all stakeholders at each stage of the process that the payroll is correct.

This solution was built from the ground up to simplify the payroll process, provide a single source for essential information and allow customers to be proactive when responding to errors.

Developed using the Neptune DXP platform, the app delivers a user-friendly Fiori look and feel accessed through a web browser. Multiple payroll areas can be viewed at once giving a global overview of the state of each area and any errors that currently exist. Errors can be identified early in the payroll cycle and an integrated error resolution knowledge base improves error resolution and knowledge sharing within organisations.

Relevant SAP standard payroll reports have been integrated into the app providing users with a single source to view the overall health of an area.

In addition, a bespoke gross to net wage type report is included within the app. This report delivers a much-needed user friendly and configurable reporting solution, including full retrospective accounting and drill down options. All reports within the app can be readily exported to excel for the selected payroll area and period. Data from previous payroll periods can be viewed providing historical data access and auditing opportunities.

An integrated authorisation framework is included to simplify reporting to external organisations. External users can access the app to view relevant data restricted to their own payroll area only. This removes the burden of producing reports to external organisations where customers are offering payroll as a service.

In this session, Absoft will demonstrate the benefits and features of the Absoft payroll app and how customers can utilise this to maximise their SAP payroll experience.

Satpal Biant, Head of Public Sector for SAP UK & Ireland will present Introduction to SAP UK Data Cloud. In this session we will discuss what SAP’s newly announced UK Data Cloud is, which services are included and what this means for Public Sector customers. Satpal will also share an update on the key members of the team at SAP that support UK Public Sector customers.

Hitesh Bbabhania from SAP will present RISE with SAP – Building the case for change.

In this session Hitesh will discuss the RISE with SAP value proposition and how to build the case for change. This will cover both the move to cloud and the journey to the intelligent enterprise. We will share thoughts and learnings from recent customer engagements to help you prepare for your own case and how SAP can assist in the process.

Your UKISUG Public Sector SIG Chairs:

Cheryl Millyard has over 13 years experience implementing, developing and supporting SAP. She is currently Head of Business Service Centre at Gloucestershire County Council where she is responsible for numerous back office services including payroll, AR and AP and of course SAP

For the past 10 years Neil Worthy has worked with SAP systems. His role involves ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the SAP system, whilst planning and delivering SAP projects, this includes upgrades and introducing new areas of functionality.


Event Speakers

Neil Worthy

Derbyshire County Council

David Freeman

Sunderland County Council

Tim Boviard & Glen Cameron


Hitesh Bbabhania


Satpal Biant


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Event Sponsors

09:00 - 09:45

Coffee & Networking

Public Sector organisations only

09:45 - 09:50

Introduction & Welcome

Neil Worthy

- Derbyshire County Council

09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:30

Sunderland City Council – Delivering SAP Fiori

David Freeman

- Sunderland County Council

10:30 - 10:40

Comfort Break

10:40 - 11:10

Maximise your SAP Payroll Experience

Tim Boviard & Glen Cameron

- Absoft

11:10 - 11:55

RISE with SAP – Building the case for change

Hitesh Bbabhania


11:55 - 12:15

Introduction to UK Data Cloud and an update on the Public Sector Team

Satpal Biant


12:15 - 12:30




Event Resources
Public Sector SIG - Agenda

Agenda for the online public sector SIG on the 28th September 2021

Event: Public Sector SIG

PDF - 160.94 KB

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