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Higher Education & Research

Tuesday 8th February 2022 - 10:00am - 12:20pm

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Join us at your first Higher Education and Research get together for 2022 and hear from ….

Colin Colegate from SAP will provide an SAP Update where he will cover the latest offerings from SAP relevant for the Higher Education sector. He will also provide news from the UK sector, from the last 2 years.

Leighton Joskey and Michael Koch from Warwick University will take a brief look at Warwick University’s Journey to S/4HANA from business case through to cut over plan and beyond. They will look at how they used an external partner to combine waterfall and agile approaches, how they delivered project assurance while keeping things flexible, and some of the key technical hurdles they had to overcome.

While this session is focused on implementing S/4 on prem in a Higher Education environment, we are happy to welcome any user group members to the session.

NTT Data will be providing a session on Providing Safe Transformation & Upgrade Journeys for Higher Education & Research. Following on from the SAP update presentation, Nick Gibson will be reviewing the challenges faced by some institutions in the sector in upgrading their ERP solutions, and Simon Williams will focus on the approach to determine and take advantage of the upgrade options that are best suited to your individual situations. This will include taking advantage of the new options due to be announced by SAP.

Benefits of this session will include:

    1. Understanding the impact of the business pressures in HE&R on upgrade decisions

    2. The benefits of moving to the new SAP platforms for ERP, HR and Payroll

    3. To understand the transformation options, and associated effort and advantages, for your move to SAP S/4HANA

    4. How NTT Data can work with you to define a personalised roadmap based on your specific current landscape and situation

    5. To provide an understanding of the infrastructure and hosting options available

UKISUG will also provide an update around what they have planned throughout 2022.

The group exists as a forum for members to share their common interests and to foster collaboration across the sector. Members have a broad interest across the whole SAP landscape as well as more specialist HE&R products. We see SIGS as an opportunity to network and collaborate and share experiences and look for opportunities to work together. We have common interests and are able to work with our partners and SAP on sector wide initiatives. Recently the HERSIG has organised showcases for SuccessFactors and S/4 with a focus on their use in Higher Education.

Your Higher Education & Research SIG Chair:

Leighton Joskey has been an IT professional for over 20 years, in a career that has taken in database and application design, development, maintenance and support, customer relationship management, process improvement, IT strategy, team management and more. Leighton has moved on a long way from his COBOL, CICS and DB/2 origins - he is now the Head of SAP and Finance systems at the University of Warwick, working with his team to deliver a robust SAP service and extending and improving the many benefits SAP delivers to the University.

Event Speakers

Leighton Joskey

Higher Education & Research SIG Chair

UKISUG

IT professional for over 20 years, in a career that has taken in database and application design, development, maintenance and support, customer relationship management, process improvement, IT strategy, team management and more.

Colin Colegate

SAP Head of Education

SAP

Colin Colegate is the SAP Head of Education customers for the UK with over 20 years’ experience of working with Higher Education customers on projects including Finance, Research, HR, CRM and Student Administration implementations.

Michael Koch

SAP Operations and Enhancement Lead

Warwick University

During his work in the SAP arena, he has covered various industries including automotive, FMCG, entertainment, insurance, telecoms and high tech. Michael was a member of the SAP Mentor initiative from 2009-2020. In 2019 he joined University of Warwick (UK) as SAP Operations and Enhancement Lead.

Nick Gibson

Head of Education & Research

NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I

Nick has spent 25 years working in the Higher Education sector as a trusted partner with institutions, funding bodies and suppliers in the UK and overseas. He recently joined NTT DATA Business Solutions to lead and develop the Education and Research business through.

Simon Williams

Solution Director for Higher Education

NTT

Simon has been working with SAP for many years and has been working with HE customers for the last 7 of those in understanding the market requirements and architecting SAP solutions to meet those requirements across the full range of SAP capabilities.

Matthew Dale

Head Of Community Development

UKISUG

Matt’s role within the User Group is to build existing and develop new relationships with our affiliate member community. In his role, Matt sources sponsors for all User Group events throughout the year, including the Annual Conference exhibition.

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10:00 - 10:05

Introduction & Welcome

Leighton Joskey

Higher Education & Research SIG Chair - UKISUG

10:05 - 10:15

UKISUG Update

Matthew Dale

Head Of Community Development - UKISUG

10:15 - 10:40

SAP Update

Colin Colegate

SAP Head of Education - SAP

10:40 - 11:25

Warwick University’s Journey to S/4

Leighton Joskey

Higher Education & Research SIG Chair - UKISUG

Michael Koch

SAP Operations and Enhancement Lead - Warwick University

11:25 - 11:35

Comfort Break

11:35 - 12:20

Providing Safe Transformation & Upgrade Journeys for Higher Education & Research

Nick Gibson

Head of Education & Research - NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I

Simon Williams

Solution Director for Higher Education - NTT

12:20

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Higher Education & Research SAP Update

Colin Colegate presented the SAP update at the Higher Education & Research SIG

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Recording of the Higher Education & Research SIG on 8th February 2022

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Higher Education & Research Warwick’s Journey to S/4

Leighton Joskey and Michael Koch from University of Warwick presented Warwick’s Journey to S/4 at the Higher Education & Research SIG

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Providing Safe Transformation & Upgrade Journeys for Higher Education & Research

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