The ICC in Birmingham was the place to be for SAP professionals from the UK and Ireland, gathering for the annual UKISUG Connect conference. [shutterstock: 461833036, gpensky]

The ICC in Birmingham was the place to be for SAP professionals from the UK and Ireland, gathering for the annual UKISUG Connect conference. [shutterstock: 461833036, gpensky]

UKISUG Connect: GDPR, Business Transformation and Robot Risk

Held at the ICC in Birmingham at the end of November, the UK & Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG) Connect conference is a key event in Britain and Ireland with three days of SAP peers under the same roof. Guest author Richard Hunt from Turnkey Consulting has the most important news from one of UK and Irleand's biggest SAP events.

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Microsoft leverages cloud-based applications and Ariba network to improve collaboration and execution, lower costs. [shutterstock: 306779834, Den Rise]

Microsoft leverages cloud-based applications and Ariba network to improve collaboration and execution, lower costs. [shutterstock: 306779834, Den Rise]

Microsoft Reinvents Supply Chain with SAP Ariba and Intrigo Systems

Microsoft has one of the most complex supply chains in the world. And to keep it humming and ensure supply keeps up with demand for its hottest products, the company is reinventing its supply chain.

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Datavard and IBM are each adding pieces of their expertise to make S/4Hana migration projects high-speed and low-risk. [shutterstock: 579314764, ilkercelik]

Datavard and IBM are each adding pieces of their expertise to make S/4Hana migration projects high-speed and low-risk. [shutterstock: 579314764, ilkercelik]

Datavard and IBM Partner to Drive SAP S/4Hana Migrations

SAP S/4Hana is the SAP’s next big thing – it is next generation business suite offering unmatched speed, high performance and compelling new features. However, transition to S/4Hana is not a simple system upgrade. It is more like a demanding implementation project, with all the related issues and challenges.

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SAP Ariba and Mercateo are working to bring the consumer shopping experience to non-strategic procurement. [shutterstock: 653168443, William Potter]

SAP Ariba and Mercateo are working to bring the consumer shopping experience to non-strategic procurement. [shutterstock: 653168443, William Potter]

Procurement: Transforming The Maverick Buyer Overnight

In Europe, SAP Ariba is cooperating with Mercateo for its Spot Buy feature, providing infrastructure via the B2B networking platform Unite. The result is a purchasing experience similar to consumer shopping for non-strategic procurement.

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