UK & Ireland SUG 2011

October 14, 2011 by Heather McIlvaine

With hundreds of SAP professionals and business users in attendance, the annual UK & Ireland SAP User Group conference is the largest SAP-related event in the region. This year the conference will take place in Birmingham, England from November 20-22.

At the start of the event, SAP staff will provide attendees with insights into the latest product road maps and innovations for both industries – Utilities, Retail, Public Sector, and Manufacturing – and lines of business – Finance, Payroll, HR, Procurement, and New & Emerging Technologies (such as SAP HANA).

This year, there will also be a series of Demo Jams where conference-goers can see the latest solutions developed by SAP partners.  In addition, SAP business users will be presenting their experiences and sharing best practices in over 80 workshop sessions.

Also new this year is a specific stream on mobility, highlighting the latest developments in mobility at SAP and featuring sessions such as “SAP on a BlackBerry” and “Mobilising SAP CRM for Field Service.” In one of the most highly-anticipated keynote addresses of the event, SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann, the man behind the deployment of over 1,000 iPads to SAP employees, will further illuminate the topic.

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Highlights and hot topics

Another area of focus at the UK & Ireland SAP User Group conference will be SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI). In addition to various sessions on BI from business users, Timo Elliott, BI expert, will host a session called, “Why Business Intelligence Projects Fail – and What to Do about It.” Elliott will also deliver a keynote address on how new technologies are empowering a new breed of business analytics.

Here are some other session highlights:

  • “The Promise of Social Business and Your Leveraging This in Your Enterprise”
  • “Latest Innovations from SAP Business ByDesign”
  • “Building real-time analytics apps with HANA”
  • “HANA: The journey to BIG DATA analytics”
  • “Implementing ERP Enhancement Package 5”

Further information on the UK & Ireland SAP User Group can be found on their web site. Specific details about the conference, such as registration, price, program information, and more, can be found directly on the event web site.

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