Upcoming Events

2020 SAP SAPPHIRENOW + ASUG Annual Conference

May 12-14, 2020

The Vortex Team never misses this annual event, which features inspirational customer success stories, innovative applications of the SAP platform for advanced problem-solving and business process optimization, and insights into the best of the ASUG community. Get full details at the official event website.

*Important Update Announced March 26, 2020: In response to the current state of the COVID-19 epidemic, SAP has announced that this year's SAPPHIRENOW + ASUG Annual Conference will be hosted online. Find the complete announcement and supporting information here.

Past Events

ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

*Meeting postponed until further notice.* March 27, 2020

Please note that due to public health concerns related to Coronavirus COVID-19, the ASUG Wisconsin Chapter meeting originally scheduled for March 27, 2020 has been postponed. Watch for the announcement of future meeting dates.
Members of the ASUG Wisconsin Chapter will gather for the spring session at ManpowerGroup. Remember–attendance is included for no additional charge to all chapter members. Get all the info here.

Experis - ManpowerGroup
100 Manpower Place
Milwaukee, WI 53212

ASUG Chicago Chapter Meeting

*Meeting postponed until further notice.* March 12, 2020

Please note that due to public health concerns related to Coronavirus COVID-19, the ASUG Chicago Chapter meeting originally scheduled for March 12, 2020 has been postponed. Watch for the announcement of future meeting dates.
Join fellow ASUG members for the first chapter meeting of 2020. Click here for info.

Harper College
Wojcik Conference Center
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067

National Retail Foundation / NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show

January 11-14, 2020

Javits Center
429 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

With an estimated 38,000 attendees, NRF 2020: Retail's Big Show is the largest annual retail business gathering. Its focus is on highlighting upcoming technology advancements, retail trends, and optimization of retail business practices. Among this year's esteemed speakers: Luq Niazi, of IBM; Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson; and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella; along with dozens of other multinational retail business leaders. Learn more at the official website.

ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

June 28, 2019 | 8:00am - 4:30pm

Briggs & Stratton
12301 W. Wirth St.
Milwaukee, WI 53222

Scheduled sessions include: "SAP Data Warehouse Cloud," "SAP BW/4HANA Roadmap," "Unleash Analytic Power of SAP S/4HANA," and more. Get full event details here.

2019 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference

May 7-9, 2019

Don't miss a beat when it comes to the latest and greatest developments in SAP and the international ASUG Community:

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

Get all the event details here: https://events.sap.com/sapandasug/en/home


April 7-11, 2019

You'll find Vortex at Oracle's largest annual event. Join us there to maximize your knowledge on everything Oracle and bring back the tools you need to help your organization take the platform further. Register and get all the info you need on COLLABORATE 19 here: https://collaborate.oaug.org

ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

November 1, 2018

Join members of the ASUG Wisconsin Chapter at the next quarterly meeting:

Embassy Suites – Milwaukee Brookfield
1200 S. Moorland Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005

2018 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference

June 5-7, 2018

Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

Thousands of individuals come together annually to talk technology for 3 days straight, focusing on proven and emerging technologies and techniques within the world of SAP. If you’re looking to learn how to embrace SAP, you won’t want to miss this event.



April 22-28, 2018

Get ready for COLLABORATE 18, Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG)'s biggest annual event, taking place once again in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You’ll find the Vortex Consulting team at Booth 1231 during trade show hours. We invite you to visit us and discuss our approach to providing customized Oracle solutions, including:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite - On Premise and Cloud
  • Business Intelligence OBIEE / OBIA
  • Hyperion EPM
  • DBA Services
  • Upgrades and Extensions
  • Project Staffing

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Visit the official Oracle COLLABORATE 2018 website for more information: https://collaborate.oaug.org.

ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

March 9, 2018

Manpower Group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Join us at the upcoming ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting for networking and education in 3 tracks, including data and analytics, SAP HANA & IoT, and more. The chapter is also hosting a hands-on demo of SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA with SAP Fiori. Get all the details here: https://www.asug.com/events/asug-wisconsin-chapter-meeting-1

ASUG Chicago Chapter Meeting

November 9, 2017

Join us at Harper College and choose from 5 tracks that cover everything from SAP Analytics Strategy, to Pricing Analytics, to SAP SuccessFactors, and more. We'll also hear customer success stories from AT&T, CenturyLink, Cooper Standard, and Reynolds Brands.

Get all the details and sign up to attend here: https://www.asug.com/events/asug-chicago-chapter-meeting-fall-2017

ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

October 13, 2017

Join us in Pewaukee, Wisconsin for the upcoming ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting. Attendees can choose from more than a dozen sessions, ranging from "Get More Value from Your Existing SAP License and Support" to "Rapidly Deploying S/4HANA in the Cloud." Learn more about the sessions and sign up at the official website

ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting
Country Springs Hotel 
2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI  53072

ASUG Chicago Chapter Summer Meeting

July 20, 2017

Northern Illinois University - Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL  60563

Click here for event details.


April 2-6, 2017

Join us, along with thousands of members of the worldwide Oracle user community, at COLLABORATE 17. This annual event will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, with attendees building custom agendas from hundreds of sessions on everything relevant in our industry.

Find us at Booth #1241.

Attend our session – ID #10337 – titled "Oracle BI Applications - Keys to Successful Analytics," on Wednesday, April 5 at 1:30pm local time. Visit the official COLLABORATE 17 website for more information and to sign up to attend: https://app.attendcollaborate.com/event/member/317827

For more information about our session on Oracle BI Applications, contact us at 1.585.394.8756.

ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

November 11, 2016

A.O. Smith Corporate Headquarters
11270 West Park Place
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53224

Meeting Highlights:

  • Presentations on SAP® SuccessFactors®, automation, and more
  • Customer stories from A.O. Smith and Rockwell Automation
  • Networking opportunities
  • Tours of the A.O. Smith Corporate Technology Center

Learn more about the ASUG Wisconsin Chapter here: https://discuss.asug.com/community/chapters_communities_discussion_forums/wisconsin/people

ASUG Tennessee Chapter Meeting

November 4, 2016

Nissan Stadium
One Titans Way
East Side - 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37213

Simply ILM, a Vortex affiliate company, offered 10-minute "Ask the Expert" sessions with Partner and Director of ILM Services Deanna Mollett. To learn more and sign up for a no-cost, no-obligation chat with Deanna, contact Christine Young directly at 1-262-971-0767.

Get more information about the ASUG Tennesee Chapter here: https://discuss.asug.com/community/chapters_communities_discussion_forums/east_tennessee/people

ASUG Chicago Chapter Meeting at TopGolf

October 6, 2016: ASUG Chicago Chapter Meeting

TopGolf Naperville
3211 Odyssey Ct.
Naperville, IL 60563

ASUG Wisconsin Chapter Meeting

August 4, 2016

The Pyle Center
University of Wisconsin – Madison
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706

ASUG Chicago Chapter Meeting

July 27, 2016

One of three annual ASUG Chicago Chapter meetings was hosted at Harper College in Palatine, IL

Session at SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

1:00-1:30 Session: "Preparing for HANA: Avoid Transferring the Junk Drawer to Your New Investment"
Deanna Mollett, Partner & Director of ILM Services at Simply ILM, a Vortex affiliate company

Session at ASUG Fort Worth/Dallas Chapter Meeting

April 15, 2016

Deanna Mollett, partner and director of ILM services at Simply ILM, a Vortex affiliate company, presented a session titled, "Data Quality in Document Flows: Common Problems and Practical Solutions." To learn more about future ASUG events, visit the full event listing on their website.

COLLABORATE 16, by Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG)

April 10-14, 2016

This year, COLLABORATE 16 brought together more than 5,500 Oracle users to learn tips, best practices, and cutting edge techniques related to CRM On Demand, Oracle E-Business Suite, Business Intelligence, CRM, Cloud/Fusion applications, Primavera EPPM, and dozens of other topic areas. To learn more, visit the official website.

Session at ASUG Joint Chicago & Wisconsin Chapters Meeting

November 5, 2015: Joint Meeting - ASUG Chicago and Wisconsin Chapters & Wholesale Distribution SIG

10:00am-10:40am Session: “Ryerson’s SAP Data Volume and Retention Management Journey”

Deanna Mollett, partner and director of ILM services at Simply ILM, a Vortex affiliate company, co-presented with Ellyn Gavin, director of IT applications development at Ryerson, Inc. They discussed how data volume management has helped Ryerson maintain a healthy system for nearly 10 years. The presentation also addressed key topics related to data management, including the importance of identifying timely solutions in both new and aging systems, and how data quality can impact an organization’s overall data retention and governance strategy. 

To learn more about future ASUG events, visit the full event listing on their website.

SAP TechEd Event Presentation by Simply ILM, a Vortex Affiliate Company

October 21, 2015: SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, NV

Simply ILM, a Vortex affiliate company, presented a session titled “Integrating Data Volume Management and Information Lifecycle Management” at this year's SAP TechEd conference in Las Vegas. The following key areas were covered:

  • Important metrics every IT organization needs for aligning buy-in and benchmarking the value of DVM and ILM
  • Facts about achieving sustainability after the go-live and what it takes to maintain DVM and ILM 
  • Key things to know and do before implementing SAP ILM

Find more details about the session in this blog post, or contact us to connect directly and learn more about the difference a strong SAP ILM plan can make for your organization.

SAP Webinar by Simply ILM, a Vortex Affiliate Company

October 1, 2015: Simply ILM Webinar “How Avid Innovates SAP Post-Production with Total Volume Management”

Simply ILM, a Vortex affiliate company, discussed how they helped Avid Technology avoid at least 4 refresh cycles per year, reduce the environments in their landscape, and improve key transaction runtimes on average by 40% with archiving in production, all while managing expired data risk.

2015 SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference

May 5-7, 2015

Once again, the Vortex team attended SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference to stay abreast of the latest developments and biggest news in our industry.