About Connect ERP

Are you having difficulty selling the concept of a new ERP system internally to your board? (You’re not alone: over half the respondents to our Annual Manufacturing Report 2017 survey said this was a real issue for them.) Perhaps you are having problems defining the outcomes of your ERP project or scoping the right solution? Or maybe you just want to learn more about maximising your ERP efficiency?

Whatever the issue, Connect ERP is the event for you. Here you can meet your peers, get answers to your problems, and learn from the mistakes – and successes  – of those who have already gone through the process of implementing the right ERP solution for their business. Plus, reduce your due diligence process from months to hours by the meeting the vendors, who offer solutions suitable for your scale of business, in tailored pre-arranged one-to-one meetings.

Connect ERP is designed specifically to support your entire ERP project, focusing on best practice in:

  • Finding the right systems for your specific business needs
  • Minimising the disruption to your business when planning and implementing your chosen solution
  • Maximising the utility of your ERP and minimising the uptake time within your business through a mixture of lean management and training programmes to support your business change.

A tailored agenda specifically focusing on your needs during the scoping, implementation and embedding stages of your ERP project. Don’t waste time and money making the same mistakes as others!

  • This unique style of event offers the opportunity for you, and your team, to meet the premier enterprise software solution providers and stay ahead of industry trends. Allowing for months of research to be done in a matter of hours, you can head back to your office with a plan for the future of your business’s ERP system.

    Connect ERP offers:

    • One-to-one meetings with leading ERP solution providers
    • Networking opportunities with like-minded peers
    • Industry led “been there, done that” case studies 
    • ERP practice benchmarking
    • Answers to your questions; ready for your own project
  • Anyone involved in an ERP project team and key decision makers.

    Connect ERP is designed for:

    • those conducting research into ways to improve current ERP system with an upgrade.
    • those with a live ERP project and wish and meet with the solution providers.
    • those looking to implement an ERP system in the next 3 – 18 months

    Typical job titles include:

    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Managing Director
    • IT Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Engineering Manager
    • Business Systems Manager

”I thought the day was very well organised and a great opportunity to meet several vendors under one roof.  It has potentially saved me many hours work already’’

-Derek Neil, Director, ConMech


09.00 Registration and coffee

Chair’s opening remarks

Ben Salder, Managing Director, Leaning the Way


Managing the change for end users involved in a “Big Bang” ERP implementation

  • Engaging with the business and gaining real buy-in from those who will be operating
  • Achieving project deadlines around the system design and implementation
  • Lessons you can learn from the change programme of a major ERP implementation

Ben Salder, Managing Director, Leaning the Way


Receiving ERP change: Are you going to be Victim or Victor?

  • How to prepare your project team
  • The impact of the project on your standing in the organisation
  • Are you simply looking to minimise the damage

Tony Hopwood, Supply Chain and ERP Expert

See presentation here

10.30 Transfer time
10.35 Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
11.35 Transfer time
11.40Our experience – implementation example
  • What we did
  • What we learned
  • What we would do differently

Julian Rose, Operations & Supply Chain Manager, Trunki

See presentation here


Seven deadly sins of BI

  • Avoiding the 7 deadly sins of Business Intelligence: Understanding, support, data, overload, enjoyment, evolution and transparency
  • Understanding the task at hand: Problems, relevant data to support decisions, relevant KPI’s and the business objectives
  • Developing a consistent message and communicating value to secure buy-in from leadership support

Zog Gibbens, Enterprise Architect for Analytics & Data, Global Brands IT, Walgreens Boots Alliance

See presentation here

12.40 Networking delegate lunch
13.00 Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
14.00 Transfer time

Your transformation journey

  • Setting a realistic budget
  • Future growth plans
  • Identifying potential return of investment

John Haslam, Director, ERP Advice Centre

See presentation here

14.35Q&A Panel

Chair’s closing remarks

Ben Salder, Managing Director, Leaning the Way

15.05 Transfer time
15.10 Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
15.50Conference end

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • “The ConnectERP events continue to improve and add value to HSO’s lead generation programme.  The most recent event provided us with a greater choice of more relevant companies with more interesting projects.”


    -Nicola Hanny, Head of Marketing, HSO

  • “As an ERP provider, Prodware has been looking for a media and events partner that understands and reflects the Manufacturing industry and provides value to that community. Through the regular industry surveys conducted by The Manufacturer, the manufacturing industry and its supply chain has access to analysis that informs strategic decision making; and this supports our own choice in investing in this partnership.”

    -Sales and Marketing Director, Prodware

  • “Exel Computer Systems plc. has continually supported the ERP Connect events for the last 5 years, we do so because we see the return on investment expected from paying for the opportunity to sit in front of the right people, from the right company, and at the right time in their project. We find the majority of our meetings are mutually arranged, and as such it is refreshing to find delegates as engaged and eager to find out about our business as we are of theirs.”

    – Marketing Executive, Exel Computer Systems plc

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This is a free* to attend event for anyone with an ERP project. 

*qualified delegates

If Connect ERP sounds like an event which your organisation should be represented at, register by filling out the form below, emailing us on: events@hennikgroup.com, or calling us on: +44 (0) 20 7401 6033.

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