SAP POS User Group Meeting
The next meeting of the SAP POS User Group grassroots organization is tentatively set for September 22nd – 23rd, at SAP Toronto Labs. This time, we’re hosting, and likely next time a retailer will host the event.
The last session was in February at Beall’s Inc. headquarters in Florida. One of the parts of the meeting I most enjoyed was retailer-to-retailer. Jeff Pillers and Tony Zolla of Ulta Beauty shared a little history of their implementation and recent upgrade, as well as an overview of their beautiful new stores. Check out their stores here: http://www.ulta.com for some really inspired retailing.
There were a few homework assignments in the last session, including a fun exercise for submitting new product ideas, ranging from specific functional items for clever promotions. to items that will lower the total cost of ownership even further. There was an interesting blend of IT-centric as well as business-generated ideas.
At that February meeting, the SAP POS User Group submitted a number of product suggestions. My friends in SAP Solution Management have come back with details on features just released and what is planned. This is one more incentive to participate if you aren’t already doing so – you can directly influence where SAP is headed with our store solutions.
The group has put together a proposed agenda for the September meeting, and the SAP team has volunteered to add some content to the sessions. Proposed Agenda items include:
SAP Roadmap update
Peer to Peer Sessions – Sharing Best Practices
Working with Support and Custom Development
SAP Business Objects Dashboards – Store Profitability
GS1 Databar Standard and its impact on retail
SAP’s Business Process Expert on-line community
I believe the final agenda will be settled shortly – it should be a good session. Contact Joe Iannello at Beall’s or myself for details.