RPI is really thrilled to have to opportunity to be the Diamond Sponsor of this year’s Southeast Lawson User Group MEGA meeting next week in Charlotte, North Carolina. SELUG being one of the most active and robust user groups in the Lawson user community, their MEGA meeting is without a doubt a premier event on the calendar every year, and is absolutely one of our favorites to sponsor and attend. As in years past, we will be bringing more than a dozen of our functional and technical superstars who run the gamut of  Finance, Human Capital Management, and Supply Management expertise. RPI Supply Management practice leader Stephanie Kowal will be in attendance as well as HCM practice leader Melissa Olson; and we are stocking up heavy on tech gurus, including Head of Technology Services Richard Leigh Stout and Lawson User Group fixture, Jeremy Stoltzfus. Stop by the table to chat. Any and all of our experts would love to sit down with you and discuss your projects, priorities, and the possibilities that are coming to your organizations as we start to wind down this year and prepare for the next.

In addition to the fantastic entertainment options and unique networking opportunities the SELUG MEGA provides, we all know that the meat of the event are the educational opportunities. If you’ve taken the chance to glance over the agenda, you’ll see this year’s sessions rival the educational and informative opportunities you’ll find anywhere throughout the year. As Diamond Sponsor, RPI is fortunate to be able to provide SELUG members with 14 different presentations delivered by our industry experts in attendance. If you’re doing some pre-gaming before the MEGA kickoff, take note of the following. There’s going to be something for everyone.

What makes the 2017 SELUG MEGA meeting even more exciting for us, is that RPI is conducting the inaugural IPA Symposium on Wednesday September 20th following the MEGA meeting’s conclusion. This gathering of IPA developers, users, and those just interested in exploring what the technology can bring to their organizations has seen a phenomenal response and is going to be a real treat. In the interest of covering different aspects of the tool for different needs, the IPA Symposium is going to follow three different tracks.

The Enablement Track is for all those who need to get arm’s deep in programming your first IPA flow. RPI Head of Technology Services, Richard Leigh Stout will lead the three-hour session covering basic IPA navigation and you will complete a simple requisition approval flow.

The Business Track is designed for those who need an introduction to what IPA can do for your organization from a more strategic perspective. We will cover different functional areas such as Supply Management and Human Capital Management. Additionally, Keith Thompson, Manager of Supply Chain Applications at Denver Health will discuss what IPA can do and can’t do, the challenges of internal resistance to process automation, and the things you need to know the equip and enable your teams for success, and Kevin Hult from DeKalb Medical will share some real-world examples of how they implemented change with IPA.

The Advanced Track is for the more experienced IPA developers. Seasoned IPA pros from Denver Health, Greenville County Schools, WoodmenLife, Atlanta Public Schools, Kennedy Krieger will join RPI’s most experienced developers to discuss real-world examples of how they have taken IPA to the next level to overcome challenges they have faced in their organizations.

All in all both the SELUG MEGA meeting and the IPA Symposium are going to be incredible successes, and RPI is excited and proud to play a part in making them happen. Can’t wait to see you there!