The UK & Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG) and the SuccessFactors User Group UK have announced a merger between the two organisations.
UKISUG will be the overall umbrella organisations for all SAP and SuccessFactors users in the UK and Ireland. The SuccessFactors User Group will operate as a standalone group within this structure with, its former chair Kara Nixon becoming SuccessFactors Special Interest Group (SIG) chair.
The SuccessFactors User Group has 80 member organisations which will now automatically become members of UKISUG. The SAP User Group currently has more than 4,000 individual members registered, from more than 500 organisations across the UK and Ireland. The integration of the SuccessFactors User Group is aimed at better supporting the needs of both SAP and SuccessFactors users, helping them extract as much value from their deployments as possible.
Paul Cooper, chairman of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group, said: "We are delighted to welcome the SuccessFactors User Group into the wider User Group family, as we look to expand our membership to include more people from line of business. With SuccessFactors being SAP's main HCM platform going forward, it is important that we facilitate education and understanding around the product and its future roadmap. Bringing the SuccessFactors User Group into the fold means its members will have the opportunity to influence SAP through the Customer Connection Program and have access to our Jam Groups, where they can collaborate with peers. Our existing members will also benefit from being able to network and learn from more SuccessFactors users."
Kara Nixon, SuccessFactors SIG chair, said: "The SuccessFactors User Group will continue to provide a forum for like-minded SuccessFactors users to connect and share their experiences and knowledge. Being part of the wider SAP User Group community will enable us to run more events and provide existing members with greater access to, and influence over SAP. We look forward to helping more organisations on their SuccessFactors journey."
The next SuccessFactors SIG takes place on 21 September 2017 in Uxbridge. There will also be a dedicated HR stream, showcasing SuccessFactors customer stories at this year's UKISUG CONNECT which is taking place 26-28 November 2017 in Birmingham.