The Higher Education and Research SIG replaced the old independent Higher Education and Research User Group (HERUG) in 2010.
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. Since 2009 all member institutions have collaborated on a shared framework agreement for SAP support and development, this offers real benefits to our members and to our partners.
Through the SIG we work together with our partners to influence SAP and other suppliers to improve our organisations experiences with SAP. SAP have recently expressed renewed interest in the sector and we look forward to working with them to improve their products and our use of them, and provide robust feedback on our sector’s issues.
The usual format of the SIG meetings is to look at any general developments in SAP that affect the sector, focus in on specialist areas and share successes or frustrations with our projects. We welcome suggestions for new ways to collaborate, and ensure our members get the most from the SIG.