ERP implementation can be one of the most difficult business challenges. Requiring large amounts of manpower, time and financial resources, this business critical system must remain up-to-date and capable to handle your company’s needs.

November’s Connect ERP conference will be focused on urging caution and steadiness when implementing a new system.  In today’s tech-centric world, there is plenty of ERP software to muddle the thinking. 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 

About Connect ERP

  • 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.

    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 lead “been there, done that” case studies 
    • ERP practice benchmarking
    • Answers to your questions; ready for your own project
    • Free food and coffee all day!
  • Anyone involved in an ERP project team and key decision makers.

    Connect ERP is designed for:

    • attendees who are conducting research into ways to improve current ERP system with an upgrade.
    • attendees who have a live ERP project and wish and meet with the solution providers.
    • attendees 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.


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November agenda

09.00 – 09.15Registration and coffee
09.15 – 09.20Conference Introduction
Thomas Chapell, Conference Director, Hennik Research
09.20 – 09.40What a crock! ERP and change management
09.40 – 10.00Case study – TBC
10.00 – 10.20

ERP, data and a reality check

10.20 – 10.25 Transfer time
10.25 – 11.25 Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
11.25 – 11.30 Transfer time
11.30 – 12.10Workshop Group 1
Mistakes, errors and wrong paths to avoid
Paul Hartshorn, IT Manager, Bighams
Reasons for change – key questions to ask
Paul Coates, Managing Director, Icetope
12.10- 12.50Workshop Group 2
Price Justification and ERP RoI
John Haslam, Director, ERP Advice Centre
People management and ERP implementation
Ben Salder, Head of Change Management, BAE System
12.50 – 12.55 Transfer time
12.55 – 13.15 Networking lunch
13.15 – 14.15 Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
14.15 – 14.20 Transfer time
14.20 – 14.20Case study – TBC
14.20 – 14.40

The business case for ERP

14.40 – 15.00

Modern companies are good-ish!

15.00 – 15.30Q&A Panel
Steven Barr, Managing Director, Hennik Edge
John Haslam, Director, ERP Advice Centre
Ben Salder, Head of Change Management, BAE System
15.30 – 15.35Chairperson’s closing remarks
15.35 – 15.40 Transfer time
15.40 – 16.20 Coffee break and one-to-one networking meetings
16.20Conference end


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

*qualified delegates

Register for Connect ERP

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