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Improving user experience in an increasingly complex IT landscape

Whether it’s via an application, web page or on mobile, User Experience (UX) has never been more important. What’s more, it’s up to organisations to solve this issue themselves. Enterprise software vendors have taken notice, and in recent years have begun to improve the UX of their products and… Read more


UKISUG – a look back at a busy 2018

Last year, the User Group celebrated its thirtieth year helping members to network, collaborate and influence. With a number of new products from SAP, updates regarding indirect licensing, and the enforcement of GDPR regulations, it has been another busy… Read more


Navigating SAP Payroll across the UK and Ireland

​With more than 285 pieces of legislation currently affecting payroll, and more on the way, it’s an ongoing challenge for payroll professionals to keep up to date with the latest regulations. For those managing payroll with SAP, we host several events throughout the year to help organisations to manage payroll… Read more


UKISUG Connect 2018 - what the media said

With a record 75 exhibitors and almost 600 SAP customers in over 100 sessions, UKISUG Connect was once again well-covered by the attending media; focusing on key issues such as S/4HANA adoption and indirect… Read more


Social media groups every Business One user should know about

As a follow on to our last article which discussed Business One and CPD, we thought that this would be a good next step. Social media is something that is often overlooked. It's passed off as a trivial pastime, or in the case of LinkedIn, a sales… Read more


Business One and Continued Professional Development

One challenge faced by any professional, in any industry, is professional development. Your skill set stagnating is one of the most dangerous things that can happen to you. Many people fall into the trap of being so wrapped up in their day job, that learning takes a back seat. People are especially vulnerable to this… Read more


Audit Control and Security in a GDPR Age

When the GDPR was first announced two years ago, organisations had to figure out how the regulation would impact their existing IT and business processes. Research we carried out last year revealed that many SAP users had similar concerns about how the regulation may impact them. However – GDPR compliance is not… Read more


Intelligent enterprise and C/4HANA top the bill at SAP Sapphire NOW 2018

​Last month, SAP users came together from across the globe to attend SAP’s annual Sapphire NOW 2018 Conference in Florida. Continuing the trend of recent years, the conference centred around SAP’s commitment to digital… Read more


Making sense of IoT in a SAP world

​IoT offers a huge range of benefits, improving insights by offering an unprecedented amount of data, increasing the value you can leverage from your SAP solutions and promoting greater innovation, agility and standardisation for SAP… Read more


Securing the Internet of Things

​As the hot topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be discussed, debated and utilised, there is one aspect that should never be far from the forefront of any thoughts or strategies -… Read more


On the road to financial excellence - an introduction to SAP Concur

Looking to take control, gain visibility and proactively manage travel and expense spending within your business? SAP Concur is the ideal expense solution that manages overall spend with automated management features and direct, mobile… Read more


Should you move your HR operations to SAP SuccessFactors?

Organisations that desire to succeed need a business solution optimising their workforce for today and being prepared for tomorrow. SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite is that… Read more


Getting closer to customers: The User Group's meeting with Brian Duffy, EMEA North Regional President, SAP

​Brian Duffy was appointed SAP’s EMEA North Regional President back in September 2017 and we recently had the opportunity to sit down with him to discuss how he plans to work with customers and the User Group going… Read more


GDPR - What does it mean for HR and Payroll?

With less than four months to go, GDPR should be at the forefront of any SAP user or business’ mind. Here, we’ll take a look at its potential impact on HR organisations and departments, and in particularly those dealing with… Read more


UKISUG and ICC Birmingham announce three-year deal

​We're delighted to announce that we have agreed a deal with the ICC, that will see our annual conference - UKISUG Connect - continue to be held at the Birmingham venue until… Read more


What’s in store for 2018 with UKISUG?

This year the User Group is running more than 100 events for our members – ranging from symposia to Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and webinars. All of these events will help you to learn, collaborate and network with your peers. Here are a few of the standout events taking place throughout… Read more


SAP HCM On-Premise Option for SAP S/4HANA – a User Group perspective

A couple of weeks ago, SAP announced plans to offer a new on-premise HCM option for SAP S/4HANA. After a short period of reflection here is our initial thoughts on the… Read more


UKISUG Connect 2017 Highlights – Indirect Licensing, Brexit and IoT

​Once again this year’s UKISUG Connect marked another enormously successful conference, taking place over three days at the ICC in Birmingham, with more than 500 SAP customers and 70… Read more


How SAP Predictive Analytics Can Improve Business Performance and Insight

​SAP Predictive Analytics is a business intelligence tool form SAP, designed to enable organisations to analyse large amounts of data and predict future events, outcomes and… Read more


On the road to compliance with SAP

There are many aspects to achieving GDPR compliance, and it’s important that SAP users understand how the new data protection regulation will affect their use of SAP… Read more


How SAP Screen Personas can improve your business process

Last month, we ran a full-day of hands-on SAP Screen Personas training at the University of Warwick. The event introduced SAP Screen Personas to businesses and covered exercises highlighting the major features and recent updates of the product. Here, we take a look at what we learnt from the day’s event and how… Read more


A countdown to collaboration: UKISUG CONNECT 2017

​We’re less than two months away from UKISUG CONNECT 2017. Once again, the conference will be returning to the International Conference Centre in Birmingham from the 26th-28th November, bringing together more than 500 SAP customers and 70… Read more


How digital migrants can open the value of systems and data through SAP Cloud Platform API Management

Following a webinar earlier in the year, we take a look at how digital migrants can open the value of systems and data through SAP Cloud Platform API Management.… Read more


​How Will the Internet of Things Reshape Industry?

On 11th July of this year, SAP held its pivotal conference, ‘SAP Leonardo Live - Not Just Another Business Conference’ at the Kap Europa Congress Center in Frankfurt. Focussing heavily on the Internet of Things, the two day conference brought together some of the industry’s most prolific speakers, influencers… Read more


Ensuring Greater SAP Security and Compliance

In an increasingly connected world, security has never been more important. Verizon’s 2017 DBIR report showed that more breaches are occurring than ever before, with 1,945 confirmed breaches… Read more


Big Data: How Could it Improve Decision Making Within Your Company?

​In July 2017, we ran an event in conjunction with itelligence UK at their offices in London where we looked at the evolution of Big Data. During the day’s events, the itelligence team spoke, demonstrated and explored how the intersection between SAP applications, analytics and Big Data analytics can help to… Read more


Securing your Systems in a Digital World

Digital is transforming the world today; changing the way we communicate with one another, how we do our shopping and even how we do… Read more


​SAP Leonardo Live roundup – helping users on the way to the IoT

Recently, SAP users from across the world gathered in Frankfurt, Germany to attend SAP Leonardo Live, where attendees were given the opportunity to find out about the latest developments with SAP’s new digital innovation… Read more


UK and Ireland SAP User Group raises £1,137 for Macmillan

We're pleased to announce that UKISUG raised a fantastic £1,137 for local people affected by cancer, at our Annual Conference, UKISUG Connect in… Read more


​Making the most of Big Data analytics

Businesses are clamouring to utilise Big Data, and transform their organisations for the digital age. A recent IDC report on Big Data, predicts revenues will grow 12.4% to over $150 billion this… Read more


Building a Culture of Innovation

​Last month we held our successful Innovation SIG alongside AgilityWorks in the brilliant Experience Centre at SAP Clockhouse Place. Gathering tons of useful information from the day, we looked at real-time business use cases where SAP products have led the way to a transition in culture and an increase in… Read more


An Introduction to Performance Testing

​Following this year's Testing SIG held in conjunction with SAP and Experior, we take a look at performance testing and some of main questions and challenges users… Read more


SAP Learning Hub: A Member's View

One of our SAP Learning Hub members, Oona Flanagan, has recently written an article about using Learning Hub, covering real user experiences, useful advice and handy tips to help you get the best out of learning… Read more


Helping SAP users overcome security and compliance challenges

With the continued rise of cloud computing, and an increasing number of mobile workers, it is a growing challenge for organisations to gain a complete picture of where their data is located, and how it is being… Read more


Sapphire 2017

Last week I had the pleasure of representing the UK and Ireland SAP User Group at the ASUG Annual Conference and SAP… Read more


What the IoT can offer for SAP users, and how to make the most of it

More companies than ever are before are looking to the IoT. Forrester has found that 23% of enterprises are already implementing some kind of IoT solution, and adoption is only set to increase. McKinsey Global Institute Analysis recently predicted, the total IoT market size will grow to over $3.7 Billion by… Read more


SAP users: Learn to get more from machine learning

​More business than ever are adopting machine learning technology as a part of the push towards digital… Read more


Analytics Symposium: Making the most out of big data through collaboration

The sheer amount of data we generate on a day to day basis is growing at an unprecedented rate, however, just a fraction of this data is being utilised fully.… Read more


How the User Group is helping members navigate SAP licensing complexity

The recent case between SAP UK and Diageo highlighted key issues for SAP users around who or what exactly is covered by SAP licensing.… Read more


How can SAP users prepare for GDPR?

​The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into force on the 25th of May,… Read more


Events to look forward to this year from the UKISUG

At the User Group, we like to keep busy, hosting over 100 events each year for our 4,000 members – from symposia to Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to… Read more


A look back at 2016

This last year has been exceptionally busy for SAP users, and as 2016 draws to a close, we’re looking back at some of the main SAP stories of the… Read more


Chairman’s note December 2016

As the year draws to an end, I hope you agree that the User Group successfully delivered value to you and your organisation at a local and global… Read more


UKISUG Connect 2016 – The Highlights

Another year and another hugely successful conference. Over three eventful days, nearly 1,000 attendees from the User Group, SAP, and partners and customers, flocked to the ICC in… Read more


User Group launches new Developers SIG

Web and mobile apps have never been more essential for a business, and user expectations have hit an all-time… Read more


Modernisation and moving to the cloud

Becoming a ‘digital business’ is an objective many organisations, of all shapes and sizes,… Read more


The countdown to UKISUG CONNECT commences

Although it doesn’t feel like long ago that we were celebrating another successful User Group conference, nine months have flown by and the countdown to 2016’s UKISUG CONNECT now begins.… Read more


Achieving digital transformation through analytics and big data

Early in July, we held our Analytics Symposium for User Group members – covering everything from big data to the Internet of Things (IoT). Interest in analytics remains high amongst User Group… Read more


How can SAP support businesses to innovate?

Innovation is the watchword of the modern business; companies are consistently pushed to innovate in order to remain competitive, improve operational efficiency, and create products and services that appeal to their… Read more


Cloud tops the agenda at this year’s Sapphire conference

SAP’s biggest event of the year, its SapphireNow conference, took place this month in Orlando. The conference explored the theme of digital transformation and was well attended by SAP spokespeople and users.… Read more


New research: Cloud and SAP – what do users think?

The interest in cloud computing continues to grow unabated across all industries, at the same time, it is well documented that cloud is a particular focus for SAP.… Read more


Cloud and the journey to a ‘digital core’

We recently discussed the rise of the phrase ‘digital transformation’, and how companies are dealing with numerous disruptive forces impacting their business… Read more


The drive towards digital transformation

We recently some saw big news from SAP, in the form a new partnership announced with IBM.… Read more


What can big data do for you?

‘Big data’ is now well established as an issue that businesses are faced with. It also has appeal in circles outside of just IT, as other lines of business start to think about the potential big data may hold for them.… Read more


SAP Doubles Up on Cloud and HANA

It comes as no surprise that SAP’s cloud strategy is continuing to make headlines early in 2016, considering it was the focus of much of SAP’s activity last year.… Read more


What’s on the agenda for 2016?

Every year, the User Group holds over 100 events for our 4,000 members – ranging from webinars through to symposia and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). 2016 is no exception, with our events calendar already filling up fast. Not to mention of course our annual User Conference in… Read more


SAP customers are fed up with the jargon

Chairman of the User Group Philip Adams said SAP had a lot to add to a company but needed to be clearer with their… Read more


#UKISUG15 Meeting real SAP customers with real insights

The 2015 UK & Ireland SAP User Group conference is now just weeks away. It kicks off on the 22nd November at the ICC in Birmingham, and we are looking forward to welcoming you all. One of the highlights of this annual event is undoubtedly the customer speakers. Covering a whole range of different business… Read more


#UKISUG15 Whats on the conference agenda?

With the kick off to our 2015 conference getting ever closer, we thought we’d run through some of the speakers that attendees can expect to enjoy throughout the event. Our speakers this year come from a range of different business environments and will cover a whole host of topics. You can view the full list of… Read more


SAP makes moves to increase the value of big data

Big data and analytics continue to be a talking point for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Many businesses are increasingly realising that big data holds huge potential value. Indeed, recent statistics from Gartner found that more than 75 per cent of companies are investing or planning to invest in big data in the… Read more


Countdown to the Conference!

This week, we are very pleased to be able to share with you some further details of our User Group annual conference. For those of you who have been to the event before, you’ll know to expect some top-class speakers, an impressive exhibition and the chance to meet and network with hundreds of fellow SAP users and… Read more


Whats new in the world of SAP?

There has been a steady stream of SAP news over the last few months. In May, SAP announced a series of updates to SAP Lumira, focused on helping companies get even more out of their data. BI and analytics has also been high on the agenda here at the User Group, as more and more members are considering how to adopt and… Read more


SAPs Cloud Journey Continues What Does it Mean for Users?

SAP’s most recent financial figures showed strong growth in the company’s cloud business. Indeed, in the second quarter of 2015, cloud revenue grew 129 per cent year-on-year. Given SAP’s openly announced push towards delivering cloud products and services, such as the launch of S/4 HANA for cloud earlier in May,… Read more


SAP Users Discuss Trends in Big Data and Analytics

We recently held another of our popular symposiums in London, this time focused on helping users understand what’s happening in the world of big data and analytics. We had over 80 attendees, 10 exhibitors and several high-profile speakers, making the day a great… Read more


SAP Users Learn How to Optimise their Landscapes for Future Innovation

Recently, we held our Optimising your SAP Landscape Symposium in London, focused on helping users to optimise their current SAP landscapes. The day was a great…… Read more


User Group Conference 2015 SPECTRUM: Connected

This year’s User Group Conference begins on Sunday 22nd of November (plenty of advance notice to add it to your diaries!) and we are very pleased to be able to tell you that this year’s website is now live. We’ll be updating the website with conference news over the coming weeks and months, and you can visit it… Read more


SAP advocates analytics first approach

Recently, SAP held one of its regular Start-Up Forums in London. One of the event’s main topics of interest was the use of SAP HANA and data analytics. Data analytics has emerged as an increasingly important factor for businesses of all shapes and sizes, and across all industries. At SAP’s Start-Up Forum attendees… Read more


Business Suite Gets an Overhaul with the Launch of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA

Last week, SAP announced the release of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (S/4HANA) which is being positioned as a ‘next-generation’ platform that helps customers to run ‘simple’. The launch was accompanied by quite a bit of fanfare, with SAP’s head of digital, Jonathan Becher even tweeting that S/4HANA was on a… Read more


2014: A Year in Review

Now that the festive season is but a distant memory and 2015 is settling in, we’re taking a look back at some of the key developments in the world of SAP in 2014 – it was certainly an eventful… Read more


SAP User Group Conference 2014 A Round Up

Our 2014 annual User Conference was a huge success! There was a wide variety of topics covered and some excellent keynotes.  Furthermore, there was plenty of media coverage coming out of the event with a big focus on customer communication and… Read more


Bringing value to partners through the User Group

Working with the User Group is a great way for SAP partners to become actively engaged with real end users. Exhibiting at our annual user conference provides partners with the opportunity for direct face-to-face contact with hundreds of highly influential SAP end users – this year we had more than 500 end users at… Read more


Views on SAPs proposed acquisition of Concur Technologies

SAP’s recent announcement that it has agreed to buy Concur Technologies for $8.3 billion has created a lot of… Read more


SAP makes steps to simplify complex pricing and licensing

The complexity of pricing and licensing has been a concern for SAP users over the last couple of years. So it was encouraging to see is SAP making steps to simplify this area. Indeed, Joe LaRosa, vice president of global pricing and commercialisation at SAP has recently stated, “We don’t want to be this complex… Read more


Counting down to the User Conference

This year’s User Group Conference begins on Sunday 23rd November. With just over three months to go, here is a quick update on what will be on offer to… Read more


SAP news round up

It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of SAP: new partnerships and even SAPs role in helping the German football team on the way to their World Cup win have all been hitting the… Read more


Getting ahead at our Mobile Symposium

Our Mobile Symposium took place earlier this week in Leeds, and we had nearly 100 attendees at the event. Attendees had the opportunity to hear best-practice tips around everything from developing a successful mobile strategy right through to implementation and measurement. There was something for everybody to draw… Read more


Extracting Value from Data

We recently surveyed our membership regarding the data challenges they face, and their usage of SAP’s business/data analytics product offerings - both now and in the… Read more


SAP Frees Fiori and Screen Personas

SAP has just announced at SAPPHIRE NOW that its user experience tools, Fiori and Screen Personas, will no longer be charged for. The press release from SAP can be found… Read more


Delivering Results at the Analytics Symposium

Our latest Analytics Symposium recently took place in London. The event provided attendees with the chance to learn about how to drive business innovation through Big Data analytics, understand BI market trends, and to get a glimpse of SAP’s latest BI product… Read more


SAP Users Learn the Value of Innovation at User Group Symposium

Our Value Through Innovation symposium took place recently at the Convention Centre in Dublin. We had a great turn-out, with over 70 attendees. There were three key streams at the Innovation symposium: HANA, Cloud and Mobile/ User Experience. The symposium explored how organisations are looking to take advantage of a… Read more


Business Suite Available in the Cloud

SAP last week announced the release of Business Suite as a subscription-based cloud service. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud now offers applications such as SAP Business Suite, the Business Warehouse application and the SAP HANA platform on a subscription model, allowing customers to run their SAP applications in… Read more


SAP enhances its HANA Cloud Platform and introduces Business One 9.0

Over the last couple of weeks SAP has been further outlining its cloud strategy and announced a number of updates to its HANA Cloud Platform and Business One.  For SAP users what does it all… Read more


SAP engages with start-ups, and makes a mobile marriage at MWC

There have been several interesting announcements coming from SAP over the last few weeks, pertaining to how the company is looking to attract more start-ups and its future mobile and cloud… Read more


SAP Strategy Symposium Centres on Cloud

SAP’s recent Investor Symposium was really a strategy event for the analyst community, but it’s clearly useful for us as users to get a glimpse into where the company is at, where it is going, how it’s going to get there and how it is to be… Read more


A cloudy outlook

Last week, SAP announced its profit outlook for 2014, the big news being that SAP is pushing back its operating margin goal by two years in efforts to gather pace behind its Cloud business. It comes as no surprise that Cloud is obviously a big area of focus for SAP – we heard from Jim Hagemann Snabe during our most… Read more


2013: A year in review

2013 was an eventful year for SAP, with some important acquisitions, new products, and internal changes too. Here is a brief look back at some of the key developments in the world of SAP over the last 12… Read more


SAP User Group Conference 2013 A Round Up

Our 25th annual User Conference was a huge success! There was a wide variety of topics covered and some excellent keynotes.  Furthermore, we gained plenty of media coverage too – product innovation, HANA and Cloud being big topics of… Read more


A few days to go to the User Conference!

It is now only a few days until the start of this year’s User Conference, so what have delegates got to look forward… Read more


TechEd 2013: A look into the future

SAP’s TechEd took place in Las Vegas last week. As ever there were a number of interesting announcements coming out of the event in relation to SAP’s future products and… Read more


Member survey 2013 the results

As you know, each year we survey our membership to get feedback on both the User Group and SAP.  The results each year always make interesting reading, and this year was no… Read more


SAP gets busy with BI and Big Data

Over the last few weeks there have been a number of announcements coming out from SAP regarding Business Intelligence and Big Data. Here is a selection of the most…… Read more


UK & Ireland SAP User Group names Paul Cooper as new vice chairman

User Group announces changes to board of directors and strengthens back-office… Read more


Snabe Steps Down

Last week we were greeted by the surprising news that SAP Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe will be stepping down from his post, leaving Bill McDermott in sole charge from…… Read more


Countdown to the User Conference

It is now less than 150 days until the start of this year’s User Conference, so we thought it would be a good time to provide a short progress… Read more


SAP and Hybris A move towards better customer relationships?

Salesforce previously led the market in the CRM space, and so this acquisition was a step in the right direction to help SAP to grow in this online sector, a move…… Read more


HANA is the jewel in SAPs Crown at Sapphire 2013

Sapphire 2013 took place a couple of weeks ago, and as usual a number of announcements came out of the… Read more


HANA in the Cloud: Raising expectations?

SAPs announcement that it is to be giving its customers the option of running their applications on top of a cloud-based version of its HANA in-memory database…… Read more


UK HR/Payroll RTI Update

The UK & I SAP User Group are very aware of the difficulties that members are having implementing the SAP notes associated with Payroll RTI legal changes from HMRC.  The User Group contacted SAP so as to make them aware and ask if SAP can help the User Group inform and reassure our members that this issue is… Read more


Fighting Fraud with SAP

SAPrecently announceditsnewFraud Management tool, an analytics application designed to help users improve fraud scenario analysis and adapt to changing fraud…… Read more


UKISUG Conference 2013 Takes shape!

Keep up to date on the User Group’s 2013 conference page and book now to save £300 with our early bird… Read more


Urgent Message from SAP

This newsletter contains the details of 2 notes that MUST be applied to your system in advance of you sending your RTI alignment file (EAS) to HMRC or for those customers already live on RTI, before the first FPS submission for… Read more


SAP User Group: We want 1,000 members using product improvement programme

The User Group has recently simplified the registration process for SAP Customer… Read more

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