Welcome to your September News
Welcome to the autumn term, although from the weather this week you would not think it was mid-September! I hope that you all managed to get some time away from the office/virtual office over the summer. During August the User Group team made a transition back to the office and I know I am now also spending an increasing amount of time back at my work desk.
Over the summer, we launched our annual membership survey - this is an important piece of research for us. It provides us with feedback on how key SAP projects like S/4HANA deployments are progressing, user adoption, a temperature check on contentious issues such as indirect licencing (digital access), etc. Also it's great for us as a User Group to get feedback on how we are doing. As a member organisation it’s important we are meeting your needs and representing the user community in the UK and Ireland. If the invite to participate in the survey has landed in your inbox, please complete the questionnaire and you might even win one of our great prizes!
Last month we launched our autumn programme of events – the ‘Digital Showcase’, which with the continuing Covid-19 situation will all be virtual. We are continuing to add to the Digital Showcase and earlier this week we added an opportunity for you to meet the new SAP UKI Managing Director - Michiel Verhoeven. I will be participating in a ‘fireside chat’ with Michiel, where we can get to hear his first impressions of working in the UK&I and what his initial plans and priorities are. We are adding more events over the coming weeks so please keep an eye out on the website. Remember we have our first Digital Symposium next week – focused on Analytics. This will be our biggest virtual event to date and if you haven't already booked, get involved here!
Stay safe and keep washing your hands!
UK & Ireland SAP User Group
Spare 15 minutes, share your thoughts and win!
As mentioned in Paul's update, you should have now received an invite to take part in our Annual Member Survey. This year, we are using Qualtrics to distribute the survey - so make sure you whitelist the email address: [email protected]
Our role as a User Group is to provide you with as much relevant learning, networking and collaboration opportunities as possible to make sure you get the best out of your SAP journey. We value your feedback and want to know what we can do to make a difference to you and how we can help you in your role, whilst increasing the value of your membership.
We would really appreciate your completion of our membership survey, so once submitted, you will be entered into our huge prize draw! You could be the lucky winner of one of these fantastic prizes...
Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine
Help us raise money - it's a piece of cake!
Although things are a little different this year and we can't invite you into our office to enjoy our bakes - we still wanted to get involved in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support...
...and we need YOUR help!
Take part in our Virtual Coffee Morning by submitting a photo of your coffee and cake or yourself enjoying it - and we will make a donation for every photo we receive.
Your photos will be displayed on our website. Our Virtual Coffee Morning opens this Friday, and will be open for a week to ensure we get as many entries (and raise as much money!!) as possible.
Keep an eye out on the UKISUG homepage on how to submit your snap!
Every Angle by Magnitude is excited to join the virtual Analytics Symposium on Sept 22nd! The BI Lead of Cargill will host the session ‘The Power of Data-Driven decisions’, in which he offers insights into Cargill’s Working Capital project STRIP - Sustainable, Transformation, Receivables, Inventory and Payables - as well as their approach to the different solutions and options in the Analytics, BI and Data space landscape (Data lakes, Datamining, BI, SAC, BW, S/4HANA and more). It promises to be an interesting session with practical tips on how you can implement this at your organisation as well. Read the full abstract here. The session will start at 13.05.
We’re inviting you to share your challenges and questions within your actual business scenarios to us, and allow Graeme Clelland from Cargill to show how quickly answers can be derived in a live demonstration on Cargill data at the Every Angle by Magnitude booth during the full day. Send your challenges to UK&I Account Manager Alex Kelderman and you will receive a meeting invitation with Cargill at our booth.
We look forward to meeting you virtually on Sept 22nd! In case of any questions, you can reach out to Alex Kelderman. Watch this video to learn how Every Angle helps drive insights from your SAP.
Magnitude, a long term SAP partner dedicated to unlocking the power of enterprise applications by helping customers transform data into insights, and insights into action!
UKISUG’s Fantasy Football league has returned for its 8th season!
The season may have started but there’s still time to join our UKISUG Fantasy Football League!
After yet another successful competition, we would like to invite our members to join our 2020-21 league!
To join the UK & Ireland SAP User Group League just follow the simple steps:
1.Visit the Premier League Fantasy Football Website
2. Set up your account (Click Sign Up)
3. Under the Leagues tab, select ‘Join a league’
4. Choose private
5. Enter the following code: 5jrhnh
6. Select ‘Join League’
If you were part of the league last year, don’t worry, you’ll be automatically added when you register your team.
Every Thursday, throughout the month of October, SAP will be offering virtual sessions for you on the latest news from SAP Enterprise Support. SAP Experts will be available to answer your questions live over the course of 12 sessions.
During these sessions you will also have the opportunity to:
- Discover how SAP Enterprise Support can help you transform your IT landscape
- Learn how to optimise the use of tools at your disposal
- Explore all of the offerings within SAP Enterprise Support
Discover the sessions available to you
The health and well-being of SAP employees, customers, and business partners is a top priority for SAP, so, they offer a virtual event format, which allows you to have an interactive, digital experience from a safe environment, instead of an on-site workshop.
Register now via the event website, and listen to keynote speakers Knut Alicke (McKinsey & Partners) and John McNiff (SAP) about digitalising your supply chain end2end, from design to operate. 5 Keynote speeches, 5 parallel tracks with customer cases presented by SAP partners and deep dive sessions on all aspects of an end2end.
Discover the program and register yourself
We're extending the deadline!
Our 2020 Photography Competition is now open until the end of October! This year, we have decided to theme our calendar around seasons. From quick mobile snaps of your Christmassy festivities, to perfectly timed portraits in the Summer heat – the only limit is your imagination!
We are looking for 12 winning entries to display in our UKISUG 2021 Calendar. All 12 winners will receive a print of their entry and each season will have 1 winning entry that will receive a £250 gift voucher.
There will then be an overall winner, who receives an extra £250 voucher.
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