Welcome to your March News

Chairman's Note


The year is already racing along, it was St Patricks Day earlier this week, the clocks change next week and then its only a few weeks to the Easter holidays… If you are lucky enough to have some time away from work over the next month don’t forget our Photography Competition is underway and we would love to have more entries than last year!

Spring is a busy time for the User Group, I will be off to the SUGEN Meeting in Walldorf with Craig Dale (our CEO) and Philip Adams (previous UKISUG Chairman), where we are looking forward to hearing more from SAP S4 / C4 Hana and of course licencing… In early April the User Group Board will have its annual meeting with the SAP UKI Board, with all the changes over the last year it will be good to meet the new leadership team and talk about how they can help us grow our membership and support the upcoming programme of events.

Paul Cooper

During April, May and June we will be hosting our three annual Symposia:-


If you have not managed to make it to one of these events before they come highly recommended and have a good mix of SAP, partner and member presentations in multiple streams so you can tailor the agenda to be relevant to your organisations priorities.


I suspect we had all thought by this point in time we would know what was happening with Brexit… Earlier this month we hosted a webinar with SAP UKI to help point you to the right resources to assist with preparation (as much as that’s possible). A recording of the webinar is available for members and can be found here. We are keeping this topic under close scrutiny and as and when we know more we will either send out further information or host a further event.

Paul Cooper

UK & Ireland SAP User Group

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To learn more about how we can help with your S/4HANA transition, and how we have supported other major global companies, join our webinar hosted by UKISUG. Visit our website to find out more about why leading brands are choosing to automate their SAP delivery processes with ActiveControl.

Don’t miss out on your early bird rate to SAVE - Register before midnight on 31st March, and join us for an unmissable UKISUG Connect Annual Conference. Take advantage of 3 jam packed days of learning, networking and influencing that will help you and your team achieve your goals successfully.

Bring Your Team - With our group discount, you will receive a 5% discount if you book 5 or more places. This will enable your whole team to benefit from informative sessions and learn how to implement the elements of an intelligent enterprise across your entire organisation. Plus, there are more opportunities to network with peers than ever before.

Access to SAP Usability Testing - Register now and you can attend individual SAP Usability Testing sessions for no additional cost.
As we come to the close of another successful Learning Hub campaign, we would like to thank all our members who have come together to take advantage of the fantastic discount on their SAP training. Once again the power of our user community has enabled us to surpassed the target and secure the discount; also due to the popularity of the campaign, we have managed to extend the deadline date until 28th March. 
If you would still like to take part and get in on the action contact [email protected] or [email protected] ASAP to purchase your SAP Learning Hub licences at the amazing low price of just £810 per licence, saving a whopping 67% and as an optional extra add SAP Live Access (Category 3) to your order for only £318 per licence, saving 15%.
We are looking for 12 winning pictures for display in your UKISUG 2020 Calendar. All 12 winners will receive a print of their entry and if you are selected as one of the top 3 entries you are also in with a chance to win a gift voucher and a full complimentary UKISUG Connect 2019 conference pass, including 2 nights B&B accommodation.

UK and Ireland SAP User Group
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+44(0)1642 309930

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