Welcome to your November News


Chairmans Note 



It’s only a few short days until our annual conference ‘UKISUG Connect’ and I wanted to highlight some of the customers we have speaking. We are told time and time again by you, our members, that customers sharing their knowledge and experience is one of the biggest value adds an event can provide.


With more customer content than ever, including hands on workshops and our first ever customer keynote sessions, UKISUG Connect has all of the information you need to get more from your SAP systems.


We are delighted to have SAP Quality Award Winners Stelrad and Greggs speaking in our keynotes.

Stelrad will be discussing their implementation of SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer where they have restructured their sales teams and implemented the latest Fiori version, ensuring the change is a success.


Winning an award in the Business Transformation category, Greggs will share with you how the success of the initial phase of their current transformation programme has delivered some key benefits for the organisation.


On top of those we have numerous customers speaking in our programme, such as Xerox, The Body Shop, Boots, BrewDog, Pfizer, Sanctuary Housing, Bombardier Transportation, Warwick University, Barnsley Council, Jaguar Land Rover and Seetec to name but a few.


Full details can be found in our website programme or on the brilliant event App!


Book now to make sure you don’t miss the premiere SAP related event in the UK & Ireland this year!

Philip Adams

Philip Adams


UK & Ireland SAP User Group



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UKISUG Connect - Connecting the SAP Community

Connect 2016 is finally here!!!


Taking place this weekend 20th - 22nd November 2016 at The ICC, Birmingham.......


Time is running out, get your pass now.......

You can't afford to miss out on this Spectacular Event!!

Book your place at UKISUG Connect 2016 for only £775!



Congratulations to All of Our Winners!


Thank you to all who on-boarded onto our NEW website and activated their account and in doing so were entered into our Prize Draw.


We would like to congratulate Michael Cairns from Airbus Defence & Space, who won a Red Letter Day worth up to value of £100!


Also, Thank you to all who completed our Member Survey, your feedback is very much appreciated! ..


Well done to Alex Martin from McBride Plc on winning an iPad Pro 9.7" and Darren Owens from Bentley Motors Ltd on winning Two Full Delegate Passes to UKISUG Connect 2016



Would You Like to Attend a SIG without the Travel?


Have you ever thought about hosting a SIG? Not only does it mean you can attend without any travel at all it also means you can benefit from extra attendee places.


You can help to influence the content of the day and if there is something in particular your company would like to hear about, we can try and include that topic in the agenda!


In addition to these benefits we’ll help you get everything you need organised and you can benefit from a free conference pass to UKISUG Connect for your company.


"Hosting a SIG couldn’t be easier, and the User Group are there to help. Book a room, order some refreshments, influence the content of the day and enjoy not having to travel hours and hours to attend." - Roy Clark, Newcastle University


We are always looking for members to host our SIGs and I am keen to find out if you can help!


If you think that your organisation could provide a small meeting room along with some light refreshments and you would like to find out more about hosting one of our SIGs, please contact [email protected] 

SAP to Unveil SAP HANA 2

At TechEd on November 8th, SAP SE announced the SAP HANA 2 platform, the next generation of SAP HANA optimised for innovation. SAP HANA 2 includes and extends the proven technology from SAP’s breakthrough in-memory computing platform to provide a new foundation for digital transformation. Read more.
SAP Celebrates Excellence in IT Implementation With This Year’s Winners of SAP Quality Awards

SAP Quality Awards are designed to showcase customer implementations that exemplify the 10 quality principles advanced by SAP. Twelve organisations were distinguished with the honour at the annual SAP Quality Awards dinner on Thursday, 10th November at Kew Gardens. Read more.

Two thirds of UK SMEs are using technology to improve their business to keep up with digital transformation, according to an IDC custom study commissioned by SAP SE.

SAP launched new SME research with a series of briefings with Cathy Daum, senior vice president, Global Channels & General Business EMEA, SAP. The results show investment in digital transformation were covered in a variety of publications including and The Telegraph Connect. The research also featured on the UK website. 

SAP Press

Book of the Month


SAP S/4HANA: An Introduction – Your first step toward SAP S/4HANA!

Looking to make the jump to SAP S/4HANA? Explore what SAP S/4HANA offers, from the Universal Journal in SAP S/4HANA Finance to supply chain management in SAP S/4HANA Materials Management and Operations. Understand your deployment options—on-premise and in the cloud—and explore SAP Activate's implementation approach. Get an overview of how SAP HANA architecture supports digital transformation, and see what tools can help extend your SAP S/4HANA functionality!

UKISUG members save 15% on this and all books at Use the code UKISUG15 to save today!

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