On April 15, we were fortunate enough to attend the most recent ASUG Dallas/Fort Worth chapter meeting. With more than 340 guests in attendance, we were surrounded by an impressive crowd of experts and specialists from across the SAP community. And perhaps the best piece of news from the event was that it aided the sponsorship of deserving adult students in the SAP Veterans to Work Program.
There were seven tracks of content at the event, covering key areas including BI Reporting, BI Strategy, Data Management, Finance, Hybris, HANA Migration, HANA Security and Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and Supply Chain Management. The SAP community requested a facilitated networking session in advance of the meeting–and they got it! This provided an excellent opportunity to network and connect about these and other hot topics in our industry.
The keynote at the ASUG Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter meeting was given by Kevin Reilly, a community advocate with ASUG. He presented a session titled, “SAP S/4HANA: What You Need to Know About the 1511 Announcement and Why Should You Care.” Hearing about his insight on the current state of S/4HANA was enlightening as he shared the latest updates and took questions from several organizations as they are considering their roadmap and taking a closer look at HANA for their organizations.
As mentioned earlier, it was especially heartwarming to see the ASUG Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter sponsor 15+ veterans for participation in the SAP Veterans to Work Program. The program provides training and certification to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, helping them find challenging and rewarding career paths after serving our country. Students receive training in desirable areas in the IT industry, including SAP HANA, business analytics, enterprise mobile apps, and more.
As sponsors of the event, Vortex Consulting and Simply ILM, a Vortex affiliate company, set up a stand to chat with and introduce our services to attendees. We had the opportunity to visit with several organizations following Deanna’s presentation. We addressed some specific questions regarding where to begin and how to solve issues in complex document flows. We shared tips on continuous improvement on data quality. We also held a raffle, with an oversized basket full of Texas BBQ goodies going to veteran Andrew Brija.
Our next scheduled event will take place in less than a week. We’ll be attending and participating in SAPPHIRE NOW, the ASUG Annual Conference, from May 17-19, in Orlando, Florida. On Tuesday, Deanna will host a session titled, “Preparing for HANA: Avoid Transferring the Junk Drawer to Your New Investment.” If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up. We look forward to seeing you at SAPPHIRE NOW or another SAP industry event soon!