Welcome to your June News
I hope that you, your family and colleagues are still staying safe and healthy while following the government's evolving guidelines as we begin our journey out of lockdown.
We are continuing to run an extensive programme of virtual events and these will continue into July (in the past we have only delivered a limited number of events during July but this year we have extended our reach to support you our members at this difficult time).
This week SAP has run their virtual SAPPHIRE NOW Reimagined event - if you were unable to join the sessions the content for our region (EMEA North) is available online here - including a link to the opening keynote delivered for the first time by the new SAP CEO Christian Klein.
In addition one of our regular highly rated conference speakers Timo Elliot (VP Global Innovation Evangelist, SAP) delivered part of the ‘Respond, Recover, and Reimagine Business in the New Transformation’ session which is worth viewing. Next week ASUG will be running their virtual event ASUG Forward (remember as a member of UKISUG you can access ASUG Events and content).
Earlier this month the User Groups CEO released a video blog with all the latest news from the User Group, including information about our soon to be released white papers - The High Road to 2027 and SAP Skills. Plus a summary of the changes SAP have made to the Digital Adoption Access Programme and the maintenance of key products like SAP ERP, following their consultation and engagement with the global User Group community. Rather than reading my words why not take a look at Craig's video here.
Finally, remember the offer to purchase SAP Learning Hub at a considerable discount through UKISUG is still running… but it ends soon so please take a look at this promotion here!
Stay safe and keep washing your hands!
UK & Ireland SAP User Group
SAP Licence Optimisation and Audit as a Service
We at Grey Monarch have been helping our customers optimise their SAP licence inventory and prepare them for audit for over 10 years. We find that more and more organisations simply want to outsource the whole licence optimisation and audit process to us.
We understand why; licence audits are time consuming, involve lots of manual effort, and they require specialist knowledge of SAP licensing and usage. Getting it wrong, or leaving it to the last minute, can be both fraught and expensive.
We introduced SAP Licence Optimisation as a Service which is a combination of cloud hosted ProfileTailor™ LicenceAuditor, our services and SAP licensing expertise, along with our ongoing SAP licence optimisation and management process.
It is simple and the outcomes are highly measurable;
- The service can be one-off or annual and covers all software and services
- We do all of the work connecting and setting up ProfileTailor LicenceAuditor - it's totally non-intrusive
- We configure and run our optimisation analysis process which ensures that your users are allocated the most cost effective licence that still allows them to perform their job role. We will also detect and remove duplicate and unused licences
- We detect any indirect licence usage exposure and help mitigate it where possible
- We produce all of the required reports, update your users, and can act as your agent to submit your final audit to SAP
- Most importantly, we have never performed a licence optimisation that has failed to return significant licence value back into an organisation
If you'd like to find out more then please click here or contact us at [email protected]
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Date for your diary: our all new SAP Ariba Virtual Round Table!
Are you a SAP Ariba customer? Are you interested in connecting with your peers?
We are currently developing a series of SAP Ariba Round Table events to add to your calendar. Our first event will be held on Wednesday 22nd July and will be an introductory session, ran by SAP Ariba SIG Chair, Pawel Morawiec.
In this first session we will set out a roadmap for future sessions with the aim to drive SAP Ariba changes and improvements.
Register your interest here
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If you require anything further please contact [email protected]
Special SAP Store Offer for Members
As a SUGEN member, your mission to drive the market towards excellence, innovation, and success for
the worldwide SAP customer community is now more important than ever before.
To help continue driving innovation for SAP customers, they invite you to take 10% off select online purchases on SAP Store using the code SUGEN10 – including SAP and BusinessObjects on-premise and cloud software and service products.
Hurry - offer ending 30th June!
...you can have unlimited users from your organisation on your UKISUG membership?
Share your membership with your colleagues so that they too can access our wide range of online events, networking opportunities and documentation.
If you are the Primary Contact for your organisation:
1. Log in
2. Go to the drop-down menu in the top right and select 'Manage Users'
3. Add your colleagues!
If you are not the Primary Contact and you know someone who would benefit from use of your membership, share this link with them!
ASUG Forward - A New Virtual Experience!
Gain the insights you need most in today’s evolving business environment and learn from your peers who are facing similar challenges.
ASUGFORWARD is a new virtual experience designed for SAP customers, featuring the guidance and advice of actual SAP customers. ASUGForward is ASUG’s replacement of their Annual Conference: 4 days action packed, highlighting thought leadership, SAP expertise, and practical advice from your peers. All virtual.
As a UKISUG member, you have complimentary access to ASUG, and therefore this offering. Your registration allows you to attend as many days as you’d like. Plus, you’ll receive the on-demand content directly to your inbox.
Join ASUG on 22-25 June to learn, exchange ideas, and gain practical information you can put into practice immediately. REGISTER HERE
Network with your peers remotely with our Jam Platform!
We know that isolation is tough when it comes to staying connected to your SAP community, and with the cancellation of our events, we understand the struggle. Stay in touch with your SAP community via our Jam Collaboration Platform! We have a member group and groups based on specific interest areas, where you can ask questions, ask opinions or simply just network with like-minded individuals. We will also share new and updated documentation there first.
Get started by viewing our short 'how-to' video here
To be added to UKISUG Jam, please email [email protected]
Finding Your Perfect Partner
Have you had a look at your new Affiliate Portal yet?
If you are trying to find a partner for your next SAP project you can now filter through 130 vendors in the SAP marketplace with just a few clicks whilst viewing their star rating and feedback given by your fellow User Group members! You’ll also have all the information you’ll need about that Affiliate to help in your decision including key contacts, news, documentation and case studies.
Is one of your partners a User Group Affiliate? Feel free to leave them a review to help your fellow members in their search.
We hope you find the portal useful and if there’s any suggestions you’d like to make to improve the service, feel free to get in touch.
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