About Connect ERP

ERP provides an integrated view of core business processes, using common databases. ERP systems track business resources including finance, raw materials, production capacity and the status of business commitments such as customer orders, purchase orders, and payroll. ERP facilitates information flow between all business functions, and manages connections to outside stakeholders.

With the globalisation of supply chains and increasing demand for both innovation and cost minimisation, manufacturers need easy-to-use, flexible solutions to more effectively manage their business. An ERP system addresses these needs with a powerful, flexible and integrated solution.

For five years, 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. This unique event offers a one of a kind opportunity for you, and your team, to see the premier enterprise software solutions, in one place at the same time!

  • Delegates will have the opportunity to undertake a pre-agreed number of one-to-one meetings that will take place outside of the conference programme and networking breaks. Connect staff will help facilitate all meetings during the event meaning that you are free to concentrate on the quality of the conversation, rather than trying to track down potential vendors. Vendors are fully briefed with delegate details meaning that you can concentrate on understanding their solution rather than briefing them on your company details.

    Insight and Understanding:

    If you are looking to install or update your ERP system in the next 12-18 months, then ERP Connect is vital to ensuring your company has the best solution for its needs.

    By attending, delegates will be able to gain insight and develop understanding through:

    • Insightful keynotes and case studies: Ensuring you will build the right strategy for your selection and implementation whilst avoid costly mistakes.
    • Structured one-to-one meetings: Helping you to fully understand the vendor landscape and who can best support your journey.
    • Reassurance and validation: Support your company’s decision making process through due diligence, research and exposure to best practice in ERP.
    • Network in a peer-to-peer environment: Meet with linked minded individuals to build the knowledge and most importantly confidence needed to lead your ERP project.
    • Leadership and change management strategy: Learn how to win and sustain senior management buy-in and increase workforce engagement for an ERP implementation that truly transforms your business.
  • Access to any Connect is not available to all delegates. Attendees can only register by speaking directly to a member of the Connect team who will qualify their suitability for a place using an in-depth profiling form, detailing their structure, buying requirements, project time frames and budget. This unparalleled business insight is used to match buyers with the most relevant solution providers. This allows us to connect you with only the most appropriate solution providers that you can do business with and provide comprehensive insight that will shorten your research and purchasing cycles and speed up new opportunities. Connect itineraries are intensive but effective!

  • With pressure on businesses to increase efficiency and streamline processes, procuring the correct ERP system is decision you cannot afford to get wrong. Connect ERP blends together a unique combination of case studies, peer-to-peer networking, pre-scheduled vendor meetings. With attendance capped at 60, Connect ERP will maximise your opportunity to fine-tune your short listing process with unrestricted exposure to both your peers and the vendor community.

    Each event combines a cutting edge and informative conference programme with an agenda of tailor made one-to-one pre-arranged meetings. Each delegate will have the opportunity to see a number of hand selected vendors, delegates are qualified to ensure they have an explicit need to maximise the value of the one-to-one meetings. Solution providers are also vetted based on the credibility of the solutions they offer and end-user interest, which is verified through researched during the topic study. By comparison, traditional conferences and tradeshows create a competitive environment, with a sea of unqualified faces, which makes targeted networking and development almost impossible.

  • An intensive one-day, senior level conference with speakers from industry, academia and research. In the breaks between sessions, there will be scheduled 20 minute meetings. Meetings will take place between vendors and delegates during which manufacturers can discuss their requirements, explore cutting edge solutions and fast track their short-listing process. Case studies aim to provide delegates with best practice examples from leading manufacturers who have achieved an efficient and cost-effective assessment, implementation and use of their ERP system.

    Event topics include:

    • Benefits qualification
    • Pre-purchase evaluation and vendor assessment
    • Strategies for implementation
    • Management change and staff training
    • Integrating multiple sites to maximise the benefits of standardisation and minimise costs
    • Upgrading ERP: Journeying from the old to the new
    • ERP and intelligence: Utilising ERP to make the right business decisions
    • ERP for the SME

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09.00 – 09.25Registration and coffee
09.25 – 09.30 Event welcome
09.30 – 09.35Introduction by the chairperson
09.35 – 10.05The Best of ERP
Paul Hartshorn, IT Manager, Bighams
10.05 – 10.35Patience is a virtue
Mike Smith, Director, Gradient Consultancy
10.35 – 10.40 Transfer time
10.40 – 11.40 Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
11.40 – 11.45 Transfer time
11.45 – 12.15Big data and getting the best out of it
Richard Self, Research Fellow, Data Laboratory
12.15 – 12.45Preparing for ERP implementation
Matt Boyle, IT Manager, Baker Perkins
12.45 – 12.50 Transfer time
12.50 – 13.10 Networking lunch
13.10 – 14.10 Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
14.10 – 14.15 Transfer time
14.15 – 14.45ERP and BI – connected
Nick Bridgens, Business Systems Manager, Advanced Seals and Gaskets
15.15 – 15.45Panel Questions and Answer
15.45 – 15.50 Transfer time
15.50 – 16.20Coffee break and one-to-one meetings
16.20 – 16.30Closing remarks by the chairperson and conference end


If you would like to discuss your potential inclusion at a Connect ERP event please contact:

Thomas Chapell
Conference Producer
Tel: 020 3111 1490
Email: t.chapell@hennikgroup.com


One day conference ticket without meetings£395
One day conference ticket with meetingsFree (subject to qualifying process)

Register for this event

Register by filling out the form below, emailing us on: events@hennikgroup.com, or calling us on: +44 (0) 20 7401 6033. In response to your registration, a member of the team will contact you to finalise your details.

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