Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Adelaide Region

The Adelaide Regional SIG caters for members from Adelaide and surrounding areas and meets 3-4 times per year. Meetings feature case study presentations from another member, as well as SAP or partners, updates, expert presentations or demonstrations on topics relevant to the group. Networking and ideas sharing is always a priority and time is allocated at each meeting to allow the group to interact in an informal environment. Join the SIG to participate in face to face meetings.
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Analytics

The Analytics Special Interest Group (SIG) is an enthusiastic community of people, both business and technical focused who meet on-line and, when allowed again, in physical locations to learn share knowledge and network. The Analytics SIG covers a diverse range of topics including SAP Analytics, SAC, Predictive Analytics, BI, BO, Reporting SAP HANA and databases.
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BI Canberra

The BI Canberra SIG meets regularly throughout the year at convenient locations in Canberra. Each meeting runs for 2 - 3 hours and includes a presentation from a member, SAP, or one of its partners. Time is set aside during the meeting to allow the group to share information and network. Join this SIG to participate in face to face and virtual meetings. Join the BI Community to participate in online discussion. This SIG is attended by members from: Australian Taxation Office, Department of Defence, Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development, Department of Finance, Shared Services Centre - Department of Education, Department of Human Services, Airservices Australia, Department of Immigration & Border Protection and many more.
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Brisbane Region

The Brisbane Regional SIG is one of our biggest and most active SIGs and caters for the many organisations based in Brisbane and surrounding areas. The group meets 3-4 times per year and meetings include presentations from another member, SAP or one of its partners on a topic relevant to the group. Networking and share ideas amongst our members is always a priority and time is allocated at each meeting to allow the group to interact in an informal environment. The Brisbane SIG is attended by members from: Aurizon, Brisbane City Council, Cement Australia, QLD Department of Education, QLD Rail, QLD Health, Rio Tinto, Super Retail Group, Department of Transport & Main Roads
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Customer Experience Melbourne

The Customer Experience SIG is a forum to discuss and learn how to utilise and optimise SAP CX, CRM and other solutions including C/4HANA and Qualtrics, in the sales, service and marketing LOB's.
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Customer Experience Sydney

The Customer Experience SIG is a forum to discuss and learn how to utilise and optimise SAP CX, CRM and other solutions including C/4HANA and Qualtrics, in the sales, service and marketing LOB's.
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Data

The Data SIG is a group of Data practitioners, Data Scientists and those simply interested in Data as the fundamental building block of most information technology. The group will meet regularly to network, learn and share knowledge about topics such as Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Cleansing & Quality, Migration of Data and much more as determined by members.

As this is a new SIG, new members are encouraged to leave feedback on the discussion board about topics they would like discussed. For those interested in sharing your experiences at this SIG please contact the SIG Lead Dave Harwich: dhartwich@agl.com.au
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Digital Supply Chain Melbourne

The SAUG Digital Supply Chain SIG is a forum for members to network and discuss all areas in the SAP Design to Operate framework. Depending on member demand this could include areas such as Manufacturing, Asset Management, Logistics and Planning.
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Digital Supply Chain Sydney

The SAUG Digital Supply Chain SIG is a forum for members to network and discuss all areas in the SAP Design to Operate framework. Depending on member demand this could include areas such as Manufacturing, Asset Management, Logistics and Planning.
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Enterprise Architecture

The Enterprise Architecture SIG is a group of SAP users and customers who are facing many changes in their SAP landscape and who are planning which direction to go. By networking, sharing experiences and advice from other users, and listening to solution experts and influence SAP, EA SIG members are learning how to align business and IT strategies, exploit and leverage what they already own and move to optimisation and innovation. This is a national SIG and meetings will be held in a number of locations around Australia. There will also be virtual meetings and events and the ability to join some meetings remotely. Members are welcome to share their experiences and stories - please contact SAUG if you are interested. Feel free to post your questions and comments on the online forum and respond to other posts or questions.
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Financials

The Financials SIG focuses on wide range of SAP Financials topics as well as other SAP topics that are relevant to the Financial line of business. Meetings feature case study presentations from other members, as well as SAP or partners, updates, expert presentations or demonstrations on topics relevant to the group. Networking and ideas sharing amongst our members is always a priority and time is allocated at each meeting to allow the group to interact in an informal environment. Join the SIG to participate in face to face and virtual meetings.
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Financials and Procurement Public Sector Canberra

The Financials and Procurement Public Sector Canberra SIG caters for Public Sector members involved in SAP Financials or Procurement. The group meets face to face 3 - 4 times per year. The objective of the SIG is to remain abreast of SAP product development as well as sharing user experiences. This SIG is attended by members from: ATO, Attorney-General's Department, Austrade, CSIRO, Department of Defence, Department of Finance, Department of Infrastructure, Department of Human Services, , Department of Immigration & Border Protection and others.
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HANA Melbourne

This is a group for Melbourne based administrators, developers, architects, project managers, analysts and anyone who is using SAP HANA, starting to use HANA or even considering HANA. All members based anywhere are invited to join and as interest grows HANA SIGs may be set up in other regions. Members will be able to learn from each other, share firsthand knowledge and ideas and even get answers to their HANA questions. Meeting frequency and specific topics will vary depending on members requirements. Suggestions and feedback are welcome.
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HR / Payroll Melbourne

HR/Payroll is one of the longest standing and largest SIG's meeting regularly at the SAP office in Melbourne. Presentations and discussions cover the full range of HR and payroll functionality from on-premise HR systems to SuccessFactors and cloud based HCM solutions.
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HR Public Sector Canberra

The HR/ HCM Public Sector SIG meets regularly at the SAP Office in Canberra to discuss issues and share ideas relating to SAP HR and Payroll functionality, from on-premise HR systems through to SuccessFactors and cloud based HCM solutions. At most meetings SAP provide updates and feedback on system functionality in relation to changes in government legislation.
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HR Sydney

The HR Sydney SIG comprises an enthusiastic group of professionals who meet regularly to discuss all things SAP HR & SuccessFactors, whether it's on-premise and core HR through to the latest cloud applications. The meetings usually run for 2-3 hours and feature outstanding networking opportunities, open discussions as well as learning from other users, SAP and other experts.
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Hunter Valley Region

The Hunter Valley Regional SIG caters for the many member organisations based in Newcastle, the NSW Central Coast and surrounding areas. The group meets 3-4 times per year, usually at a member’s premises and meetings feature case study presentations from other members, as well as SAP or partners, updates, expert presentations or demonstrations on topics relevant to the group. Networking and share ideas amongst our members is always a priority and time is allocated at each meeting to allow the group to interact in an informal environment. The Hunter Valley SIG is regularly attended by members from: AGL Macquarie Generation, Ausgrid, Glencore Coal, Sanitarium, Tomago Aluminium and many more.
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Mining & Natural Resources

The SAUG Mining & Natural Resources SIG will be a forum for all members in Mining, Oil, Gas & Natural Resources industries across Australia, to learn, share experiences, network with their peers and advise and influence SAP.
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NSW Public Sector

The NSW Public Sector SIG is open to all members working for a NSW Public Sector organisation or other Public Sector Organisations. Meetings are held regularly in Sydney and allow the opportunity for NSW Public Sector organisations using SAP to come together to discuss issues and share ideas. Meetings feature case study presentations from other members, as well as SAP updates and expert presentations. There is ample opportunity for members to network and share knowledge and experiences with each other. This SIG is regularly attended by members from: Fire & Rescue NSW, Department of Finance, Department of Justice, Transport for NSW, NSW Police Force, Office of Environment & Heritage and many more.

(Please note: Unless specifically invited; SAP, Consultant or Non Public Sector members cannot attend these SIG meetings)
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Optimisation

The Optimisation SIG focuses on how your SAP system operates, improving performance and outcomes and optimising your SAP solutions to ensure you are getting the maximum return on your investments. New events and activities coming soon. Please contact SAUG with any ideas, feedback, if you want to know more or if you wish to participate.
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Perth Region

The Perth Region Special Interest Group caters for all Perth and WA based members of SAUG. Regular meetings are held at the SAP office or member premises in Perth and they feature case study presentations from other members, as well as SAP or partners, updates, expert presentations or demonstrations on topics relevant to the group.
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Procurement

Procurement was thrust into the spotlight with the disruptions of 2020, as some customers had to answer questions such as where do I find 50,000 surgical masks in one hour? The Procurement SIG is a forum for all users and those interested in SAP Procurement, Ariba, Business Networks, Supply Chains and more, to learn, upskill, share knowledge and experiences, and network. Join and participate in this SIG whether your focus is business, strategic or more technical and whatever your industry or sector.
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S/4HANA

This is a group for all members who are using SAP S/4 HANA, starting to use S/4 HANA or even considering S/4 HANA, including administrators, developers, project managers, analysts, Financials and LoB people. S/4 HANA is shaping up to be game changing technology and with the huge interest from members to learn all they can, this group was formed so users can learn from each other, share knowledge and ideas and get answers to their questions. This is a national SIG and meetings will be held in a number of locations around Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Perth and other cities. There will also be virtual meetings and events and the ability to join some meetings remotely. Members are welcome to share their experiences and stories around S/4 HANA - please contact SAUG if you are interested. Feel free to post your questions and comments on the online forum and respond to other posts or questions.
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Technology & Platforms

Starting life as the SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) SIG, SCP became the SAP Business Technology Platform. As well as Platforms this SIG will cover a whole range of interesting solutions, technologies and techniques including: Cloud Extensions & Integration, Cloud Migrations, Mobile Apps, Fiori Development, DevOps, Links to Data & Analytics and much more, limited only by members imagination. Discussions will range from business and strategic to deep dive technical sessions and demonstrations. Please join, give your feedback, participate and share your experiences and knowledge. All welcome.
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Technology Melbourne

The Technology Melbourne SIG meets regularly in Melbourne. The meetings usually comprise presentations and demonstrations of new and existing SAP technologies, from SAP Mentors and other SAP experts. Networking and sharing ideas amongst our members is always a priority and time is allocated at each meeting to allow the group to interact in an informal environment. Join the SIG to participate in face to face and virtual meetings online.
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Technology Sydney

The Technology Sydney SIG meets regularly in Sydney. The meetings usually comprise presentations and demonstrations of new and existing SAP technologies, from SAP Mentors and other SAP experts. Networking and sharing ideas amongst our members is always a priority and time is allocated at each meeting to allow the group to interact in an informal environment. Join the SIG to participate in face to face and virtual meetings online.
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Transformation Skills Canberra

The Transformation Skills Community brings together peers facing key issues encountered in transformation journeys; the need to manage change and disruption; understanding the most critical factors for SAP project success and the necessity for everyone to manage their professional and personal development. It will be a forum for members to discuss some of the most important questions in the fastest growing topic area in the SAP ecosystem. This SIG will explore:

- Organisational Change & Culture
- Dealing with Disruption & Building Resilience
- Learning and Developing Transformational skills and mindset
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Transformation Skills Melbourne

The Transformation Skills SIG brings together peers facing key issues encountered in transformation journeys; the need to manage change and disruption; understanding the most critical factors for SAP project success and the necessity for everyone to manage their professional and personal development. It will be a forum for members to discuss some of the most important questions in the fastest growing topic area in the SAP ecosystem. This SIG will explore:

- Organisational Change & Culture
- Dealing with Disruption & Building Resilience
- Learning and Developing Transformational skills and mindset
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Utilities Industry

The aim of this national group is to incubate and foster a collaborative forum where SAP Utilities peers and practitioners can exchange ideas and network.
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