Yesterday Fairfax Water hosted the spring ASUG Virginia Chapter meeting in Northern Virginia. On this day, we experienced a deluge of much-needed rain, 2-3 inches. Despite this, turnout was higher than last year.
Before starting, we checked some of the computers; unfortunately later in the day this computer “died”. It was a brand new computer; some things you can’t predict.
Above is some of the ASUG “swag” and some Fairfax Water bottles that attendees took home.
This was my first time ordering food for a chapter meeting; it is quite tricky as the order needs to be placed 1 week ahead of time; how can you predict registration one week out? Turns out I only over-ordered by 8 people, (more definitely registered than showed up).
Of course we thank our sponsors, one of which was Clear Software.
IntelliCorp is always a great ASUG sponsor.
This is the first time Centrify was a sponsor for the chapter.
ERP Integrated Solutions was another sponsor.
Ancile Solutions was another sponsor.
Source: Clear Software
Clear Software presented their customer success story of 52 screens eliminated and a 700% increase in productivity. Unfortunately some technical issues (computer dying) prevented the WebEx connection and demo. The slides did tell a compelling story.
Centrify covered why you want to secure your SAP system.
Ted Motley, Ancile, covered how their solutions help make the right content available at the right time. I use the Ancile simulations a great deal myself. Sometimes for training, and sometimes to remind myself how I did things.
Tim Byrd, Raytheon and SAP Customer, discussed how their performance management team to improve system performance.
Source: SAP (roadmaps are subject to change)
Lastly, SAP covered the 4 year S/4HANA Public Sector roadmap. Since we use Funds Management, it was interesting to learn as of 1610 table FMIFIIT (“formy-fit”) stays, but may go away in the future. We also use the Multichannel Foundation for Utilities.
I want to thank Fairfax Water for hosting, the speakers for presenting, the sponsors for sponsoring and the attendees who made it to Fairfax Water while we experienced a flash flood warning. The road I usually take home was closed.
Join us for our next meeting, October 27, in Richmond, Virginia. Altria will be our hosts.