The ASUG Virginia  Chapter  invites you to join us at our next ASUG Virginia Chapter meeting on April 6th at Fairfax Water in Northern Virginia. For the first time in Northern Virginia, SAP Support is attending and will have a table.  Bring your SAP Support incidents/questions and issues with you.

Additionally, with less than 3 weeks away from the event, we are at over 80% capacity.  Once registration hits 100% capacity, registration will be closed; our conference facility has a limited number of chairs.  We listened to everyone from last year’s survey and the top requested item was HANA.




Meeting highlights include:

  • Preparing the way from ECC to S/4HANA
  • Creating ROI on the road to HANA
  • Customer story from Loudoun Water on mobilizing SAP Geo.e
  • SAP Public Sector Roadmap


Here is our schedule at a glance:

Schedule at a Glance

Time Session
 7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
 8:00 a.m. Chapter Welcome
 8:15 a.m. AM Sessions
 12:15 p.m. Lunch
 12:45 p.m. Water Tour
 1:30 p.m. PM Sessions
 2:30 p.m. Chapter Giveaways, Adjorn

Hopefully at lunch too we will have some time for a water plant tour.

Special thanks to our sponsors:


Kirk Fackre , presenting “Decluttering and the Cloud: Preparing the Way from ECC to S/4HANA“, will discuss challenges and approaches to organizing and clouding critical documents while putting out the trash. ..  Moving sooner rather than later to a hybrid Cloud (SAP Cloud Platform is one good choice) lets you keep the ECC engine running while future proofing your SAP investment

The next session is by Titan, “Creating ROI on the Road to HANA“.  Titan believes a company of any size can experience ROI on their journey to HANA. Through archiving, BI, Automation, Mobility, and beyond, Titan has helped companies put more money in their pocket and deciding how to best go about their HANA journey. From our suite of mobile apps, easyApps, to HANA implementations and architecture, we believe a company of any size can compete and take advantage of a cloud platform in the digital age.  Presented by Joseph Lamb

David Turner of M-Files will present this session “Sink or Swim: Managing the Growing Flood of Dark Data with Intelligent Information Management“. One of the challenges for many enterprise information management (EIM) initiatives is the volume, variety and velocity of data that organizations manage continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. And while that information holds massive potential for businesses that harness it successfully, it also presents incredible difficulties, such as the increasing emergence of dark data. Learn how forward-looking organizations are turning to meta-driven EIM platforms to help illuminate their dark data.  David presented at last year’s join Maryland-Virginia Chapter meeting

Loudoun Water Mobilizes SAP’s Geo.e for Improved Field Operations: Since implementing SAP’s mapping technology, Geo.e, Loudoun Water has worked to deliver the benefits of an integrated geospatial solution to its 150+ operations staff when they are working in the field. The challenge was to find an easy way for these workers to manage their daily workload while eliminating an inefficient and labor-intensive paper-based process. To address this challenge, Loudoun Water selected, configured and deployed a water-industry focused GIS-enabled mobile solution and suite of apps to automate specific business functions including hydrant flushing, meter management, construction inspection and notification creation. By combining the power of GIS and GPS, coupled with integration to the SAP core system and delivered to a mobile device, we have empowered field users to manage their assigned work on a map and made it simple to create orders and notifications by interacting with a mobile GIS map. This presentation will provide an overview of the project drivers, mobile solution implementation, SAP integration, benefits and future plans.    Key Business Benefits:  – It’s quick and easy to raise a notification in SAP from the field by tapping on a GPS-enabled map  – Field staff can manage daily workload from an iPad, with or without internet  – Makes good business sense: leverages our investment in SAP and GIS using a cloud-hosted solution that doesn’t require more internal IT infrastructure to run.  Presented by Craig Lees of Loudoun Water

We are excited to have SAP return to give SAP Public Sector Roadmap: S/4HANA  presentation.  SAP S/4HANA is at the core of our digital platform for public sector. Join SAP software experts to learn about planned innovations and future road maps, including topics such as public sector management, simplification of public sector financials, SAP Fiori apps, and other items on the official SAP industry road map

We promise to have some great giveaways and our ASUG Community Coordinator has already sent some fantastic ASUG “swag”.  Usually Fairfax Water has some giveaways too but no promises…


See you there?


Parts of this are from here.

Source: ASUG 1998

This meeting meets all three parts of the mission of ASUG – education (through presentations), networking (natural part of chapter meetings), and Influence (SAP Support will be on site).

If you cannot make this meeting, please consider joining one of our upcoming meetings later this year.