Dear AFSUG Member
Introduction to AFSUG

Over the past 3 years, Ian Brown, ex-CIO from EXXARO has been the Chairman for the AFSUG Board.  Ian Brown who recently retired, which lead to the appointment and through a voting process the board have made adjustments and included new volunteer members.  Reg Barry - IT Director Business Systems, Dimension Data by unanimous vote is now the new AFSUG Chairman, and we congratulate him on his appointment and look forward to Reg’s leadership in his new role.  As you know Reg has been a part of the AFSUG board for quite some time, first as a Partner Board Volunteer and now as a Customer is able to hold the role of Chairman.  He also project managed Saphila 2017, so with many strengths in leadership, AFSUG are excited in having him lead the way forward.  AFSUG also extended invitations to new customer board volunteers, of which - Jo Stewart - Head of IT Services, AECI was nominated and accepted the customer board seat.  Alongside the customer position, AFSUG ran an official transparent nomination process for a third Partner seat on the Board.   We received many partner nominations, and each individual was appraised at our Board Meeting held on the 4th October 2017, and we proudly announce the appointment of Ilse Keulder - Managing Director SAP, Accenture. AFSUG welcome and congratulate our new board member’s.
Please see below the 2018 AFSUG Board of directors as we welcome and look forward to using their guidance in making AFSUG more relevant and increasing the activities where value add, will be the main focus area and objectives in 2018.  Starting with a Strategy Session on 30th November, including all our Steercom Volunteers with a view to formalising a clear strategy in ensuring the objectives and Special Interest Groups that need to be changed and updated will be carefully aligned and alongside SAP’s Roadmap. Watch this space for further information.
What does AFSUG offer?

We offer 9 solution based Special Interest Group Event's throughout the year, hosted in all three regions, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Note: The Rest of Africa, is in the process of setting up user groups within each region, should you wish to enquire about information pertaining to the Rest of Africa, please contact tracey.greig@afsug.com or manoj.bhoola@sap.com
Line of Business
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Finance & Commerce
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Human Capital Management
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3
Customer Engagement & Commerce
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4
Operations Management
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5
Enterprise Information Management
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6
Real Estate Management
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Technology
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Digitisation
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2
Solution Manager
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Industries
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Retail
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The actual SIG's are operated by customer and partner volunteers who represent the SIG as the steercom, chaired by a Customer and supported by other customer, partner and SAP representatives. Our many Volunteers are integral in operating our events and in such AFSUG. Steercom Meetings take place once a month, either face to face or dial in when necessary.
This is where the topic's, dates and any other pertinent information is shared and confirmed in order to release the event dates by quarter and pull together AGENDA's that add value to the SAP Customer and Partner base. As always, we rely heavily on customers sharing experiences first hand as the core mission and vision of AFSUG is to connect, create and collaborate through providing a platform whereby the SAP Ecosystem can network in person.

1662 customers attended 54 events in 2016, and we
urge you to join us in increasing the attendance by
not only participating through attending an event,
but where you can offer a topic or speaker,
please do reach out to us.
So what is an AFSUG membership?
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First hand success stories on implementations, project guidelines, the why and the how as to the project, from conception to implementation?
2
Why buy SAP and what research went into choosing SAP as the main solution?
3
Making new connections through meeting in person customers and partners who have a huge amount of experience to share with fellow SAP user's.
2018 Event Quarter 1 will be posted by end of January 2018  
The board made a decision that there will be no increase for the AFSUG Membership fees in 2018, however we still offer you the 5% discount should you pay before the 31st December 2017.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FEE STRUCTURE FOR 2018
Please contact tracey.greig@afsug.com should wish to engage further with AFSUG or require any additional
information, as well as more detail around membership and the fee structure. I welcome meeting with yourself and your management team to personally introduce AFSUG.

We look forward to engaging with you either as an SAP Customer, Partner or SAP employee.

Regards

Tracey Greig
Marketing and Operations Manager
AFSUG