About Connect ERP

ERP implementation can be one of the most difficult business challenges.  This business critical system must remain up-to-date and capable to handle your company’s needs and manage the data flowing through your business.

However, competition in the manufacturing sector is fierce. A multitude of global competitors, tough market conditions, weak state support and many other factors mean that whilst a ERP is essential, finding the time to assess options and compare systems with the vendors in a face-to-face meeting is extremely difficult to come by.

As such, ERP implementation can be chaotic, requiring large amounts of manpower, time and financial resources.  A monumental effort.

For nearly a decade, Connect ERP has been changing the way UK businesses approach software selection by minimising the overall time and effort involved in qualifying potential enterprise software vendors.

Connect ERP offers the perfect platform for UK manufacturers to assess, condense and conduct their research prior implementation.

  • 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
  • Connect ERP may be here to resolve your business systems needs, but there’s always time to do a bit of relaxing.  One of the fantastic benefits of the venue is that we will be able to hold 2 tour groups during the day to explore the world of modern, smart manufacturing.  

    The tour demonstrates the very best in UK manufacturing.

    Whatever your interests, be it; lean factory layout, robotics and automation, skilled manual labour or simply a petrol head, this is a tour not be missed.

    For more information, visit the factory tour website here

Connect ERP

In today’s tech-centric world, there is plenty of ERP software to muddle the thinking. Connect ERP is focused on urging caution and steadiness when implementing a new system.  The success of a project centres on:

  • clearly understanding your requirements and specifications
  • conducting solid research around the systems that match your needs
  • building strong relationships with the vendors and consultants

”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

  • “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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09.00 Registration and coffee
09.15 Conference Introduction
Thomas Chapell, Conference Director, Hennik Research
09.20 ERP and change management

09.40 Business transformation and your ERP system


ERP, data and a reality check

10.20  Transfer time
10.25  Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
11.25  Transfer time

ERP implementation; best practice

11.45 Workshop Group 1
Common mistakes and errors to avoid
Paul Hartshorn, IT Manager, Bighams
Reasons for change – key questions to ask
Paul Coates, Managing Director, Icetope
12.20 Jaguar Land Rover factory tour
Demonstrating the very best in UK manufacturing
For information, view the website.
13.20 Networking delegate lunch
13.40   Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
14.40  Transfer time
14.45 How to reduce risk and avoid disaster


Modern business thinking; sensible reasoning

15.25 Q&A Panel
Steven Barr, Managing Director, Hennik Edge
John Haslam, Director, ERP Advice Centre
Ben Salder, Managing Director, Leaning the Way
15.40 Conference end
Thomas Chapell, Conference Director, Hennik Research
15.40  Transfer time
15.45  Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
16.25 Workshop Group 2
Price justification and ERP RoI
John Haslam, Director, ERP Advice Centre
People management and ERP implementation
Ben Salder, Managing Director, Leaning the Way
16.45 Conference end

Register for Connect ERP

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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