SAP user conference, SAPHILA, gets bigger, better

October 28, 2010 by SAP News 0

JohannesburgSAP Africa’s user discussion forum, SAPHILA, hosted by The African SAP User Group, (AFSUG) and SAP Africa, is taking place in Sun City from 7 to 10 November 2010.

SAPHILA is designed to allow a wide range of SAP customers to come together and compare their experiences of implementing SAP technologies. They will also have the opportunity to draw on the insights of international SAP executives, who will attend the conference from all corners of the globe.

SAP Africa’s Managing Director, Pfungwa Serima, says: “Over the years, SAPHILA has evolved into a large scale event, and this year promises to be the biggest yet. The event will allow our customers to optimise value from their technology investments, but it will also help every delegate – new and seasoned – to evolve and grow in a supportive community.”

The point of a discussion forum of this sort is that it gives customers a chance to learn about new technologies faster than if they tried to get to grips with them in isolation from their peers,” continues Serima. “It saves them from reinventing the wheel, so time to benefit is significantly increased.”

AFSUG’s last SAPHILA conference in 2007 saw over 900 delegates attend, including customers and business partners. This year’s event promises to be even bigger, as the SAP installed base has grown significantly in the intervening three years.

The keynote speakers at SAPHILA will include: SAP Head of Emerging Markets EMEA, Simon Paris; Chief Operating Officer – SAP AG, Robert Courteau; and chairman of EOH and Treasure General of the ANC, Dr Matthews Phosa.

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