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Welcome to SUGTalks, the official podcast of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group – an organisation designed to help you get the very best out of your SAP investments. Our focus is bringing the whole SAP community together, helping our members learn, network and collaborate to improve their organisation and make their job easier, providing an independent channel through which to influence SAP. Together with our special guests, this podcast takes a deep dive into the topics, challenges and opportunities facing SAP Users today.

Welcome to SUGTalks, the official podcast of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group – an organisation designed to help you get the very best out of your SAP investments. Our focus is bringing the whole SAP community together, helping our members learn, network and collaborate to improve their organisation and make their job easier, providing an independent channel through which to influence SAP. Together with our special guests, this podcast takes a deep dive into the topics, challenges and opportunities facing SAP Users today.

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Welcome to SUGTalks, the official podcast of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group – an organisation designed to help you get the very best out of your SAP investments. Our focus is bringing the whole SAP community together, helping our members learn, network and collaborate to improve their organisation and make their job easier, providing an independent channel through which to influence SAP. Together with our special guests, this podcast takes a deep dive into the topics, challenges and opportunities facing SAP Users today.

Language:

English


Episodes

Top tips for moving to S/4HANA

7/6/2022
This week on SUGTalks we’re discussing how to make your move to SAP S/4HANA a success. Craig is joined by, James Davies, and Claire Delisle from Evergreen Garden Care and Graeme Hughes from NTT Data Business Solutions, who share their experiences and advice.

Duration:00:37:05

Cybersecurity and SAP

6/22/2022
In this week's episode of SUGTalks we're discussing all things cybersecurity. To help us delve into this topic Craig is joined by Andrew Morris, Applications and Cybersecurity Architect at Turnkey Consulting, Brian Froom, Information Security Manager at TATA Steel (also Chair of the UKISUG Audit Control and Security Special Interest Group) and Paul Lloyd-Smith, Team Lead, UK&I Domain Advisory Group at SAP. You can learn more at the SAP Trust Centre as mentioned in the podcast here:...

Duration:00:42:15

An interview with Nicola Davidson, Head of SAP at KCA Deutag

6/8/2022
This week Craig is joined by Nicola Davidson, Head of SAP at KCA Deutag. Nicola shares the journey that led her into the world of SAP – via an electrical engineering degree and working for an SAP partner. She also discusses her experience of working within the sector and some of the nuances of working within the oil and gas industry.

Duration:00:24:14

Stepping outside of your comfort zone

5/25/2022
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Simon Nichols, Wellbeing Director at Thrive to discuss how to step outside of your comfort zone. The episode covers how our comfort zones have changed during the pandemic, and the impact this is having on our mental health. Simon also shares his top tips for overcoming fears when it comes to returning to the office and how we can all build healthier routines. You can access previous and upcoming mental health sessions from the UK &...

Duration:00:35:52

Making the most of data and analytics within the world of SAP

5/11/2022
In this episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Timo Elliott, Vice President and Global Innovation Evangelist at SAP and Chris Hodgetts, Head of Technology Innovation at Sanctuary. Together they discuss data and analytics within the world of SAP, as well as some of the key themes from UKISUG’s recent Analytics Symposium. You can access the free tier of BTP as mentioned by Timo Elliott at the end of the episode at the following link:...

Duration:00:38:42

SAP HCM and SuccessFactors – what are the latest HR and payroll trends: Part 2

4/27/2022
In the second of our two SUGTalks episodes on SAP HCM and SuccessFactors, Craig continues his discussion with Pepijn Visser, Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors and Payroll Product Management at SAP, Stephen Burr, Vice President of Professional Services and Group Head of SuccessFactors at Zalaris, and Adam Frank, SAP functional lead at KCA Deutag & co-chair of the UKISUG Payroll Special Interest Group. They discuss moving from SAP Payroll to SAP SuccessFactors Payroll, the benefits and...

Duration:00:40:23

SAP HCM and SuccessFactors – what are the latest HR and payroll trends – Part 1

4/13/2022
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Pepijn Visser, Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors and Payroll Product Management at SAP, Stephen Burr, Vice President of Professional Services and Group Head of SuccessFactors at Zalaris, and Adam Frank, SAP functional lead at KCA Deutag. In the first part of this two-part podcast, we cover how the pandemic has impacted organisations’ HR and payroll departments, as well as the key differences between SAP HCM and SuccessFactors.

Duration:00:32:06

Getting the most from SAP's Business Technology Platform

3/23/2022
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Ed East, Presales Solution Advisor, SAP Business Technology Platform from SAP UK&I joins Craig to share his expertise on SAP's Business Technology Platform (BTP). Craig and Ed discuss the differences between Platform as a Service and Software as a Service, as well as the ins and outs of the BTP. They also touch on how SAP users can integrate their existing SAP customisations as part of a move to BTP. If you want the inside track on everything SAP BTP, this...

Duration:00:55:25

Developing the next generation of SAP talent

3/9/2022
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Kate James, Senior Teaching Fellow of Business Analytics at the University of Portsmouth, and Martin Gollogly, Director of University Alliances, EMEA North at SAP, join Craig Dale to discuss how we can develop the next generation of SAP talent. Kathryn and Martin outline the role universities can play in getting young people interested, alongside some of the educational pathways available to those looking to join the world of SAP. SAP Learning Hub:...

Duration:00:46:01

UKISUG's Vision for 2022

2/23/2022
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, we turn the podcast on its head and welcome our first guest host, Gerren Mayne, who is SAP Director UK&I at Fujitsu and also the host of the SAPCHAT podcast. Gerren is joined by Craig Dale, (UKISUG Chief Executive) and Paul Cooper (UKISUG Chairman) to discuss the User Group’s vision and core focus areas for 2022. If you haven't listened to SAPCHAT before, you may also want to check out Gerren's podcast here: https://anchor.fm/sapchat

Duration:00:40:34

Overcoming adversity through positivity

2/9/2022
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, we are joined by Simon Nichols, Founder and Wellbeing Director at Thrive to discuss how we can reframe our thoughts to be more positive and use this to tackle adversity in our work and personal lives. You can learn more about Thrive here: https://itstime2thrive.co.uk/

Duration:00:37:29

A look ahead to 2022

1/26/2022
In our first episode of series 6 of SUGTalks we are joined by Michiel Verhoeven, Managing Director of SAP UK & Ireland and Paul Cooper, Chairman of UKISUG to discuss our recent the CONNECT conference, and their thoughts on what 2022 has in store for the SAP community.

Duration:00:48:52

An Interview with Dawn Ingle, IS Director at Shoosmiths

12/15/2021
In the final episode of Series 5 of SUGTalks – and last episode of the year – Craig is joined by Dawn Ingle, IS Director at Shoosmiths. Dawn shares her experiences from initially applying to join the police force to starting out in IT, and how a secondment in France saw her working on an SAP project for the first time.

Duration:00:23:29

The Cost of Change

12/8/2021
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Cheryl Millyard, UKISUG Board Member & Head of Business Service Centre at Gloucestershire County Council and Guy Sorrill, Director of Consulting at Sysdoc in the first ever episode of SUGTalks to be recorded in person. Together they discuss the Cost of Change and the important decisions customers need to make regarding their future use of SAP.

Duration:00:34:39

An interview with Vincent Petit, ERP & Finance Systems IT Director at Inchcape

11/24/2021
In the first in our new series of interviews with senior IT leaders, Vincent Petit, ERP & Finance Systems IT Director at Inchcape joins Craig to discuss his journey into the world of ERP and SAP. They discuss Vincent’s path that led him to his current role, as well as the role SAP plays within Inchcape, and how automation is helping the business increase the consistency and speed of transactions.

Duration:00:32:35

Women in SAP

11/17/2021
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, we are joined by Fiona Warburg, SAP Centre of Excellence Manager at Welsh Water and Emma Chambers, Head of Nibs Business Process and Activity Management at NATS, to discuss Women in SAP. Emma and Fiona highlight some of the recent UKISUG initiatives to support its female members and preview what is planned for the upcoming Connect conference. You can learn more about UKISUG Connect here: www.sapusers.org/connect

Duration:00:26:48

Sustainability and SAP

11/10/2021
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, Craig is joined by Lindsey Rowe, Head of Strategic Programs & Purpose at SAP to discuss the company’s initiatives around sustainability and the environment. Lindsey highlights the work SAP is doing both internally as well as externally with customers. She also discusses SAP’s Climate 21 program and its focus on the three zeros; zero emissions, zero waste and zero inequality. You can learn more about some of SAP's initiatives here:...

Duration:00:36:01

Taking a mindful step towards better mental health

11/3/2021
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, we are joined by Simon Nichols, Founder and Wellbeing Director at Thrive to discuss how mindfulness can be used to improve mental health. In addition, Simon and Craig discuss the activities Thrive will be running during UKISUG Connect which is taking place later this month. You can learn more about Thrive here: https://itstime2thrive.co.uk/ You can learn more about the Connect conference here: www.sapusers.org/connect

Duration:00:33:15

Creating the Business Case for Moving to S/4HANA

9/29/2021
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks we are joined by Leighton Joskey, Head of SAP and Finance Systems at University of Warwick and Bert Schulze, VP, S/4HANA Product Success, Co-Innovation & Product Content at SAP to discuss how to make the business case for moving to to S/4HANA. Leighton shares his organisations experiences on the move to S/4HANA, whilst Bert provides SAPs perspective alongside advice on how to manage the overall migration process.

Duration:00:47:04

A deep dive on RISE with SAP

9/21/2021
In this week’s episode of SUGTalks, we are joined by Emma Chambers, Head of NIBS Business Process & Activity Management at NATS and Simon Carpenter, RISE with SAP Go-To-Market and Strategy Lead EMEA North at SAP. The podcast covers everything from what RISE with SAP is, how users can benefit and the wider role of partners.

Duration:00:38:37