The first sponsored event by the SAP University Alliances for 2012 is HICSS 45, (the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences) held on Maui January 4-7, 2012. Join us for the all day pre-conference workshop, January 4, on SAP Business ByDesign taught by Nancy Jones from California State University Chico. Bring your laptop for an full day of hands-on instruction on SAP Business ByDesign; learn how your students can experience a single application that supports business processes from high level analytics to daily operations. There are two paper sessions on ERP issues and answers with track Chairs Gail Corbitt from SAP, Marinos Themistocleous from the University of Piraeus and Paulo Rupino Cunha from the University of Portugal as well as 2 other workshops related to ERPsim from an education and research perspective. This international conference brings about 700 faculty members together in a collaborative environment to share the latest systems related research. The North America SAP University Alliances team looks forward to meeting you there.