Welcome to your January News
Happy New Year, I hope you all had a great break over the Christmas and New Year period and are ready to take on the new decade? Over the next couple of weeks, our 2020 programme of events will start with Webinars in January, saving the need to travel in one of the colder months of the year. While our face to face Special Interest Group events kick off with a varied programme in February.
Earlier this week the UKISUG Board met to review the last year and sign off the plans for this year. Following a very successful 2019 I am pleased to announce this year we have some changes to make your User Group even better. For example, to provide additional value to your membership, later this year we will be launching a couple of white papers written exclusively for you our members – more details to follow…
We are delighted to announce that, after the successful appointments of new Directors in 2016 & 2018, we will be opening the nomination process for a new Director position on the UKISUG Board in the coming weeks. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and get involved in areas of running an organisation that you might not typically touch in your day job. As a valued member of the User Group, we want to offer you the chance to have your say on how we run and manage our organisation.
If you feel this position is for you, you have a passion for the future plans of the User Group, a keen interest in all things SAP and would like to put yourself forward; then keep your eyes peeled for further information coming soon.
UK & Ireland SAP User Group
Jitterbit is an SAP-certified integration and API company (iPaaS). Our solution is a comprehensive and industry-proven cloud integration platform that connects legacy and contemporary data, apps, and devices with a low or no-code approach.
The Jitterbit Harmony platform makes it easy to integrate systems so you can focus on what you do best. The product has been recognised as a leader in the space by Gartner, G2 Crowd, and Forrester.
To hear more about the future SAP integration landscape, join the webinar on the 23rd January 2020. Your hosts will be Keith Rigg and Barry Flaherty from Jitterbit, who, between them, have delivered many years of complex SAP integration projects. They will talk about the critical business drivers, the current and future challenges of integrating with SAP, and how to maximise your team’s time effectively. They will also discuss how integration can deliver a clear competitive advantage and show how SAP integration can be achieved with modern iPaaS.
Interested UKISUG members can register for the webinar here to participate in the event.
If you can’t attend the webinar but want to learn more about how Jitterbit works with SAP, please click here.
Book your 2020 delegate pass now and take advantage of our winter early bird rate
At this year's UKISUG Connect, we raised a huge £3,387.79 for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Thank you to everyone who donated, bought raffle tickets and got on the Charity Challenge bike. We cycled a grand total of 161 miles over the three days! Keep an eye out for which charity we will be supporting at UKISUG Connect 2020...
SUGEN - SAP Executive Exchange
On November 13, the second day of the SUGEN F2F Meeting, the User Groups met in Walldorf for a strategic exchange with SAP executives. The day was dedicated to insights from SAP on several key and important topics for SUGEN and our User Group members.
SAP shared many new developments with the attendees, covering not only product and solution updates on SAP S/4HANA, SAP C/4HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, and Qualtrics but also addressing important customer topics such as Integration, SAP’s Portfolio Strategy and Post-Sales Operations.
Read the full SUGEN Digest article here
Your post conference delegate survey winners!
We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended UKISUG Connect last month and took the time to complete the post conference delegate survey. Congratulations to our winning companies:
BBC - Drone
Amey - Apple Watch Series 5
Cambridge Assessment - 2020 Connect pass
Could you host one of this year's SIGs?
We are planning our 2020 events calendar and would like to know if you can host a SIG for us this year?
Hosting provides many benefits to you and your organisation and we will help get everything you need organised. In return for hosting you will receive one free conference pass to UKISUG Connect 2020. If you are interested please contact [email protected].
Do you have a story to share?
It is really important to us that we include customer experiences in the SIGs. Please get involved and let us know if you are interested. You will be invited to attend a free speaker training workshop in the summer and you will also receive an exclusive speaker rate at our annual conference Connect 2020 as a thank you.
"I find that there is always at least one User Group member with an experience or an interest in new technology that resonates with the work going on in my company. The benefit of sharing is always two-way." - Michael Lochrin, Open Hydro
How can your business become the intelligent enterprise for the experience economy? InnovationX are dedicating one unique day to finding out.
We live in a world where incredible technology is everywhere and experiences are valued above all else. The future of business is about forming ground-breaking connections, exceeding expectations, and driving positive change. It’s about making sense of data everywhere, because the more we know, the better our decisions become.
Life-changing experiences happen when you bring intelligence, innovation and heartfelt purpose together.
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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