Event review: Zukunft Personal Europe & DSAG Annual Congress

Event review: Zukunft Personal Europe & DSAG Annual Congress
20 Sep 2019

A packed week lies behind us – from September 17 to 19, two top events were on the agenda: in addition to the visit to Zukunft Personal Europe 2019 in Cologne, the industry meeting for HR topics, XiTrust was an exhibitor at the DSAG Annual Congress in Nuremberg for the first time.

Zukunft Personal Europe 2019 – Quo vadis, HR?

This year’s edition of Europe’s leading trade fair for the world of work was marked by an anniversary: 20 years of Zukunft Personal were to be celebrated, and the rush was great – more than 20,700 visitors on three days of the fair set a new record. The motto of the anniversary year was “Leading in permanent beta” – a reference to the challenges posed by the constant changes in the world of work in the course of digital transformation.

Accordingly, the focus was on innovative solutions for the complete digitization of HR topics, such as workforce management or the recruiting of qualified specialists. There was no shortage of activities: in addition to the 770 exhibitors and some top-class keynotes, there was a wide range of lectures, panel discussions and workshops. XiTrust – Andreas Koller, CEO XiTrust Germany, and Sales Manager Rafael Winkler moderated an interactive workshop on digital contract management in the temporary employment industry.

Andreas Koller, CEO XiTrust Germany, hosting a workshop at ZPEurope 2019
Andreas Koller, CEO XiTrust Germany, hosting a workshop at ZPEurope 2019

The interest was considerable and the response from the audience was consistently positive. “I was a little surprised at how extensive the knowledge about eSignatures has become in the industry,” says Sales Manager Winkler. “People know the legal framework very well, and they are also aware of the necessity of qualified electronic signatures for temporary employment contracts and the like. A lot has happened recently!”

DSAG Annual Congress 2019 – “And action!”

The “German-speaking SAP User Group e.V.” (DSAG) is one of the most influential user associations in the world with over 60,000 members. For the 20th time, the annual congress was held, which is regarded as the leading event for SAP users in the DACH region. Under the motto “And action! Digitization consistently.” more than 5,500 visitors found their way to the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. Taking the courage for digital transformation and the associated challenges as an opportunity: this was the message of the DSAG chairman Dr. Marco Lenck in his keynote speech at the opening of the congress.

XiTrust was one of almost 200 exhibitors at the DSAG Annual Congress 2019. Part of the luggage: the eSignature platform MOXIS as the perfect tool for all SAP workflows that require a signature.

XiTrust booth at DSAG Annual Congress 2019
XiTrust as exhibitor at the DSAG Annual Congress 2019

Straightforward integration into existing processes as a great strength of an enterprise solution – an assessment not only shared by the numerous interested stand visitors, but also repeatedly highlighted by existing users as a decision criterion. “The integration capability of the product is essential. With a signature solution, I need to get into SAP and get back out,” says Andreas Graf, Department Manager IT Governance at AVL, one of the numerous well-known XiTrust customers.

The evening events should not go unmentioned at this point either – in addition to the opportunity for networking, one could relax with an extensive entertainment programme and a glass of wine or a cocktail to recover from the strains of a busy congress day …