Welcome to your January News


Chairman's Note


Happy New Year and Welcome to 2019.

I think by this point in the calendar all of us in the UK and Ireland had hoped we would know what would be happening on 29th March and the impact that might have on our organisations, friends and colleagues… But we are still in a very uncertain environment as to the impact of the B word! As things play out over the next couple of months we will be discussing with SAP and the partner community what education we can provide.
Paul Cooper


The 2019 programme of events has already started with the first webinar happening earlier this week. Next week sees the launch of this years face to face meetings with a gathering of the Irish HR and Payroll Special Interest Group. There are eight opportunities in February to come along to an event and ‘Learn, Network, Collaborate and Influence’ with the member community. Please view our full calendar of events here

As I mentioned in my email last month it would be amazing if we could increase the number of members presenting at events this year. So if over the Christmas break you thought of something you would like to share with the membership please get in-touch. Remember there are lots of different ways you can do this – via SAPJam, at a webinar, a SIG or Symposium and it does not need to be an hour of PowerPoint! All of the SIG Chairs would welcome a very short slot being added to the agenda.

Later this month myself, Philip Adams (previous Chairman) and Craig Dale (UKISUG CEO) will be joining representatives of other Northern Europe User Groups in Dublin to meet up with Brian Duffy SAP EMEA North President. This is the third roundtable that Brian has hosted and it will present a good opportunity to meet up with the other User Groups and hear what SAP is planning across the region this year and for us to discuss issues impacting our members such as S/4HANA Adoption.

Paul Cooper

UK & Ireland SAP User Group

Many mid-sized national and multinational businesses are at the crossroad of expanding their organisations or may have a payroll solution which is no longer sustainable. Growing your company is often faced with challenges around rules and legislative regulations, compliance, global reporting needs (especially in the age of GDPR), as well as needing comprehensive analytics, to help with strong business and management decision making needs.

We hear you. Shifting your solutions can be very stressful which can take months, even years. But how can you mindfully manage all these challenges? Turn your challenges into a deliverable project with a smart, understandable and affordable solution.

Join our webinar on 31st of January and find out how you can solve your growing pains with NGA FastTrack HR and Payroll. Hear how this can:


  1. Solve global payroll issues with current and modern payroll technology.
  2. Support your expansion plans - For example, we implement 50% faster and with 60% less work, than would be required, with a regular payroll implementation.
  3. Solve compliance and legislative issues in more than 50 countries.
  4. Provide comprehensive analytics and reports, analyse data in real time.
  5. Ensure maximum security of your HR data.

You’ll get expert advice on:


  • How you can get quick results with NGA HR FastTrack Payroll and HR.
  • A look at the architecture and components of the implementation and integration.
  • Key requirements for consideration, if considering this global pay and HR journey.

We will end the webinar with a Q&A.

Building on the success of UKISUG Connect 2018, we are happy to confirm that bookings for UKISUG Connect 2019 are open. We are already prepping and planning to make UKISUG Connect 2019 even bigger and better, with loads of SAP learning, networking with like minded peers, collaboration opportunities, more ways to influence SAP and great food...now is the time to get sign off and book your place at an amazingly low early bird rate of only £475 + VAT per conference pass for the full 3 days. This amazing low price is available until the end of March 2019.


S/4HANA Adoption Starter


Does the high-level evaluation for building a digital landscape based on SAP S/4HANA feel like a significant effort and investment for your business? Are the associated tools and services difficult to sequence and align? Do self-service tools seem complex to use? 


This is where the SAP S/4HANA Adoption Starter Engagement can help. Through the engagement, customers can obtain their personalised digital transformation plan 1.0 specifically tailored to their business needs within 90 days.


Participants can use existing tools under the guidance of SAP during the engagement to:


  • Derive company-specific strategic goals, assumptions, and framework conditions
  • Draw conclusions about their requirements for the transition to SAP S/4HANA
  • Understand the benefits of SAP S/4HANA
  • Define their transition plan to SAP S/4HANA
  • Analyse their current system landscape
  • Access an executive-ready decision paper that summarises your transformation plan



To register for future webinars with SAP around this area, please follow this link, or for more information on S/4HANA Adoption Starter please follow this link or email SAP.

Due to the popularity of last years photo competition, we are proud to announce the launch of your 2019 Photo Competition. So if you missed out on submitting your happy snaps or perfectly timed portraits, now is the time to get out your cameras and start capturing every moment.


We are looking for 12 winning pictures for display in our UKISUG 2020 Calendar, with great prizes on offer.

If you would like some inspiration you can view the 2018 winning photo's, which should get the creative juices flowing. All T&C's are available on the website along with picture sizes and formats to submit.


It is coming to that time of year again when we open up your first SAP Learning Hub offer for the year. At the moment we are just finalising the pricing with SAP Education, but we should have final pricing by next week.


As in previous years these licences will be delivered at the end of April 2019, if you have any training budget be sure to keep it available for this offer.


If you would like to register your interest please email [email protected] and we will contact you as soon as more information becomes available.

UK and Ireland SAP User Group
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