Influence

You Talk. SAP Listens. Everybody Wins.

The ASUG Influence program plays a vital part in shaping SAP product and service offerings by connecting SAP professionals with SAP product teams in a collaborative effort to guide development and leverage the collective voice of ASUG members. Share your experiences. Reimagine the future of SAP solutions and services. Impact every stage of the SAP development cycle with ASUG Influence.

 

ASUG Influence Council

ASUG Influence Councils are member-led task forces organized to make the business case for change. Participate in roadmap validation, use-case scenarios, and the next round of product enhancements.

Questions about ASUG Influence? See our FAQs for answers. Want to start an Influence Council? See our Influence Council information packet (PDF) for more details.

 

Customer Stories

See the results of your input first hand, like Jeff Gilbert, SAP Center of Excellence Senior Analyst at Hallmark Cards, who joined the ASUG EWM Influence Council to ensure the product was performing at its best by the time their company adopted. Read his full story and experience.

For ASUG member Kevin Riddell, his involvement in an ASUG Influence Council has already resulted in the delivery of a long-desired product improvement as well as the opening-up of a direct dialog with SAP. Additional benefits include focused networking with peers and the sharing of best practices. Read his full story and experience. 

Still skeptical? Take a look at some customer quotes about the Influence Program. 

“"If I wasn’t involved with influence, I would have to be continually scouring the Internet for information. As it is now, I know what’s coming up in the next releases."”- Jeff Gilbert, SAP Center of Excellence Senior Analyst

Current ASUG Influence Councils

Current ASUG Influence Councils in the Influence program:

  • Analysis
  • BI Platform
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW)
  • Enterprise Information Management (EIM)
  • Extended Warehouse Management (EWM)
  • Global Trade Services (GTS)
  • HANA Platform
  • Landscape Transformation Replication Server (SLT)
  • Learning Solution (LSO)
  • Mobile BI
  • Service Parts Management (SPM)
  • Solution Manager
  • Test Data Migration Server (TDMS)
  • User Experience and Interface (UX)
  • Web Intelligence (WebI)

  

SAP's Influencing Programs

ASUG Influence works with SAP Influence Programs. Your feedback and ideas are at the heart of these programs. The programs ensure transparency for customers to see all of the opportunities to work with SAP and to influence innovations throughout the SAP solution life cycle. 

  • Customer Connection (CC): Where you work with peers to define and prioritize smaller improvement requests that can be rolled out via SAP Notes. See what fellow members have said about participating in SAP Customer Connection.
  • Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI): The CEI provides SAP insight into business challenges and help to define and shape the functionality of future solutions. 
  • Early Adopter Care (EAC): Get involved at an early stage by influencing innovations of SAP’s planned products and solutions. 
  • Beta: You can also work closely with SAP development teams to provide feedback on product functionality, usability and quality before the release-to-customer (RTC) date.

Register for SAP's Influencing Program so you can access the forum: 

1. Visit SAP's Influencing Programs website.
2. Be sure to select ASUG as your User Group.
3. Receive updates on projects relevant to you by clicking My Influence and editing your Areas of Interest on the right side of the page.
4. Download delivered improvements directly from the Project Results tab.

 

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact us as influence@asug.com.