Spring Into Professional Growth with SAP Meet-Ups


Interested in connecting with SAP experts and peers? Open your opportunities by taking advantage of SAP events, such as ASUG regional chapter meetings.

***Please check for cancellation notices of future events. Edited as of March 27, 2020.

Only through networking can you steadily build up a wealth of connections within the industry. There are plenty of opportunities; you just need to look for them and put yourself out there! Start off with attending SAP workshops that are open to everyone and then jump into joining industry organizations like Americas' SAP Users’ Group (ASUG). ASUG and SAP hosts engaging and fun events that can boost your professional growth while giving your organization value in terms of knowledge and expertise.

Spring into professional development with the following types of events:

ASUG Express

ASUG Express events are one-day workshops targeting SAP customers, not limited to ASUG members. If you’re an ASUG member, the cost of this event is included in your membership. The workshops are organized into several series that focus on different products and solutions. The series is spread over multiple dates to ensure that those interested can attend the workshop close to them.

Registration at any of the ASUG Express series includes complimentary meals (breakfast and lunch) and networking opportunities with SAP experts and peers.

Cloud Technology

ASUG Express: SAP S/4HANA Hyperscaler Cloud

Learn from ASUG, SAP and partner experts about operating in a hyperscaler cloud environment and leveraging its existing tools to deliver value to your organization. Discover how to tackle the challenges of moving to and navigating within the hyperscaler cloud through lessons learned from other users. The series agenda highlights SAP services available via partners and technical deployment options.

Dates and location for the rest of the ASUG Express: SAP S/4HANA Hyperscaler Cloud series include:

  • March 3 – Sunnyvale, CA
  • March 5 – Houston, TX
  • March 10 – Tampa, FL

ASUG Express: SAP S/4HANA Foundations

Why choose SAP S/4HANA? Find that answer with this ASUG Express series on the foundations of SAP S/4HANA. ASUG and SAP will provide insights from customer success stories and highlight useful solutions that will help you choose and migrate to SAP S/4HANA. Learn what options you have in order to deploy SAP S/4HANA in your organization.

Dates and locations for the ASUG Express: SAP S/4HANA Foundation series include:

  • March 11 – Raleigh, NC
  • March 24 – Los Angeles, CA
  • March 26 – Cleveland, OH
  • March 31 – San Marcos, TX

ASUG Express: A Day of SAP SuccessFactors Essentials [CANCELLED]

If your organization’s HR processes is getting more and more difficult to run, consider switching to SAP SuccessFactors to help automate your core HR processes. With ASUG Express, A Day of SAP SuccessFactors Essentials series, realize the business value and potential this solution can bring to your organization. Discover the answers to questions like what the journey to SAP SuccessFactors looks like and how to meet your organization’s needs with the solution.

Dates and locations for the ASUG Express: A Day of SAP SuccessFactors Essentials series include:

  • March 19 – Chicago, IL 
  • March 31 – Boston, MA
  • April 2 – Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • April 7 – Dallas, TX


ASUG Regional Chapter Meetings & Events

Your local ASUG chapter offers a day full of networking and educational sessions during the spring and the fall. These chapter meetings are included in your ASUG membership, so take advantage of these opportunities for professional development. Each chapter schedules different agendas, so no two chapters cover the same topics. You’re able to pick and choose which chapter meeting you’d like to attend, so you don’t have to attend your closest chapter meeting if you’re not interested.

Let’s look at what each spring chapter meetings have to offer. Register and view the full agenda via the links provided below:

ASUG Alabama Spring Chapter Meeting

  • Feb. 27 – University of Alabama
  • Agenda:
    • Licensing and reporting
    • SAP Global Trade Services
    • Reverse student panel: SAP curriculum at University of Alabama
    • Customer stories: Royal Cup and Dell Virtustream

ASUG Carolinas Spring Chapter Meeting

  • Feb. 28 – North Carolina State University
  • Register for the networking event the night before the chapter meeting at Drive Shack Raleigh! Join your peers for a golf night with complimentary beverages and bites.
  • Agenda: TBD

ASUG Indiana Spring Chapter Meeting

  • Feb. 28 – KURZ Purdue Technology Center
  • Agenda:
    • SAP security, stability, and visibility
    • SAP SuccessFactors trends in 2020
    • SAP Business One strategy
    • Roundtable networking
    • SAP Fiori digitalization
    • Customer stories

ASUG Michigan Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 2 – VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College
  • Networking opportunity with the Detroit Red Wings. RSVP in your registration for a ticket to the hockey game! Tickets are first come, first serve and transportation will be provided.
  • Agenda:
    • SAP topics roundtable
    • Intelligent Business Process Management (iBPM)
    • Data management
    • Customer stories: smartShift Technologies

ASUG Ontario Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 4 – Ontario Science Centre
  • Agenda:
    • SAP User Experience (UX)
    • SAP Analytics
    • SAP Security
    • SAP SuccessFactors
    • SAP C/4HANA
    • SAP S/4HANA

ASUG Philadelphia Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 5 – SAP Headquarters
  • Agenda:
    • Tax, finance, and accounting
    • SAP technologies
    • Business intelligence
    • SAP HANA

ASUG Florida Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 6 – Marriott West Palm Beach
  • Agenda:
    • Cybersecurity
    • SAP SuccessFactors
    • SAP Qualtrics
    • Business value of SAP digital transformation
    • Customer stories: SAP Ariba, SAP Analytics Cloud, and SAP Fiori

ASUG Prairie Provinces Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 11 – Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, AB
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA migration
    • SAP Fiori
    • SAP Ariba
    • Intelligent enterprise
    • SAP process automation
    • Data migration
    • Predictive maintenance
    • Reporting
    • IoT

ASUG Chicago Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 12 – Harper College
  • Agenda:
    • Supply chain management with customer stories
    • Improving finance and production processes using EIM and SAP Digital Core
    • SAP transformation success stories: Cloud, HANA, and S/4HANA
    • Reducing ABAP customization during S/4HANA migration
    • SAP Cloud and Intelligent Business process management

ASUG Pittsburgh Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 12 – Duquesne University
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA migration
    • Digital transformation
    • SAP S/4HANA Cloud
    • SAP Ariba
    • Customer Stories

ASUG Tennessee Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 13 – Eastman Chemical Company
  • Agenda:
    • SAP CodeJam on SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment

ASUG Ohio Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 20 – Hyland Software
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA migration
    • Digital transformation
    • SAP Ariba
    • Automation
    • Customer stories

ASUG New York City Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 25 – Google Chelsea Offices
  • Agenda:
    • Reduce ABAP customization during S/4HANA migration
    • Digitalization with Fiori
    • Migrating SAPto Google Cloud

ASUG Wisconsin Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 27 – Experis – ManpowerGroup
  • Agenda:
    • SAP SuccessFactors
    • SAP Hybris
    • Veteran hiring
    • Customer Stories

ASUG St. Louis Spring Chapter Meeting

  • March 27 – Bayer Crop Science Headquarters (formerly Monsanto)
  • Agenda: TBD

ASUG British Columbia Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 2 – SAP Canada
  • Agenda:
    • SAP Cloud Platform and solutions
    • SAP S/4HANA migrations
    • Enhancing the customer experience (CX)
    • Data protection during maintenance and updates
    • Machine Learning and Intelligent Enterprise
    • How to pick the right UI tool and technology for the best UX

ASUG Dallas-Fort Worth Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 3 – Omni Hotels and Resorts
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA migration
    • Supply chain management
    • Solution architecture
    • Business intelligence (BI)
    • Customer stories

ASUG Mid-Atlantic Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 3 – Fairfax Water Authority
  • Agenda:
    • SAP CodeJam on ABAP RESTful Programming Model

ASUG New England Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 7 – UMass Boston
  • Agenda:
    • Journey with SAP S/4HANA
    • SAP S/4HANA implementation strategies
    • Managing change and driving business adoption in SAP S/4HANA
    • Trends & innovations in Human Capital Management (HCM)
    • SAP SuccessFactors journey and adoption

ASUG Southern California Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 9 – Applied Medical, Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Agenda:
    • Digital transformation
    • SAP Fiori
    • IoT, AI, and Machine Learning
    • SAP Cloud Platform
    • SAP C/4HANA
    • SAP Advanced Compliance Reporting (ACR)
    • Leveraging SAP HANA for innovation
    • Customer stories: SAP S/4HANA

ASUG Salt Lake City Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 16 – Varex Imaging
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA migration
    • SAP Cloud
    • SAP Commerce
    • Data and analytics
    • Customer stories

ASUG Upstate New York Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 16 – Resurgence Brewery Company
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA
    • SAP Licensing
    • SAP Customer Experience
    • Intelligent Technologies

ASUG Georgia Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 17 – Loudermilk Conference Center
  • Agenda: TBD

ASUG Northern California Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 22 – Varian Medical Systems
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA implementation and migration
    • SAP running in Cloud
    • E-Commerce solutions, SAP business intelligence (BI) strategy
    • SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)

ASUG Oklahoma Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 22 – National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA migrations
    • SAP EHP7 vs EHP8
    • IoT, AI, and Machine Learning insights
    • Getting more from BI and analytics
    • Success stories/Lessons learned

ASUG New Jersey Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 24 – Rutgers University Student Center
  • Agenda:
    • Life Sciences
    • Master Data Governance (MDG)
    • SAP S/4HANA
    • SAP customer stories

ASUG Arizona Spring Chapter Meeting

  • April 30 – Chase Field
  • The baseball game Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs will follow immediately after the chapter meeting.
  • Agenda:
    • SAP S/4HANA migration
    • SAP Fiori
    • AI and Machine Learning
    • SAP S/4HANA Cloud
    • Customer stories
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Industry & Technology Conferences

While ASUG Express and ASUG regional chapter meetings are like one-day conferences, ASUG and SAP also hosts larger events that invites many more of your peers and experts. Instead of hopping from ASUG chapter meeting to another, gain more value at bigger conferences.

Many SAP conferences are approaching very soon, especially in March and with the biggest event in May. There are plenty of SAP events to attend, so take your time looking through our cumulated list of conferences.

Let’s take a quick look at the upcoming conferences:

  • March 9-11: BI + Analytics Conference – Atlanta, Georgia
  • March 9-2: SAP Concur Fusion 2020 – Orlando, Florida
  • March 16-18: SAP Ariba Live – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • March 16-18: SAP-Centric EAM & Supply Chain – San Antonio, Texas
  • March 17-19: SAPinsider 2020 – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 12-14: SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Conference – Orlando, Florida

Now that you know what opportunities are at your fingertips, are you ready to spring into professional development within the SAP industry? Learn from experts and connect with other SAP users to leverage the solutions to your benefit.

At ShipERP, we’re always looking to improve ourselves to give our clients the highest-quality products and support by attending these meetings and conferences. You can also reading a few SAP career boosting books to help you improve as an SAP professional.

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