Leveraging the full value of SAP investments and accelerating technology modernization initiatives were among the hot topics discussed at the ASUG Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting, held on March 22 at the Fairfax Water Authority in Lorton, VA.

Organizations may not be fully aware of the amount of value they can unlock through their existing SAP investments, according to Kristen Scheffler, VP of Customer Engagement at SAP North America, who presented at the meeting. And yet, she explained, understanding all that is included with one’s SAP deployment can save both time and money as organizations pursue technology modernization initiatives.

SAP Enterprise Support, for instance, provides customers with access to prescriptive guidance, training, value realization, and mission-critical support. Under its innovation and value realization program, customers can identify issues and blockers as the first step of improving business processes, understand where those issues are coming from, get tailored recommendations for correcting and improving processes, discover how SAP S/4HANA can fit into enterprise modernization strategies, and identify emerging innovations from SAP.

At the meeting, I had a similar opportunity to share key ASUG benefits that may not be fully realized by our entire member community, including ASUG research that evaluates the outlook and attitudes of members across all industries, providing a reliable measure against which organizations can measure their progress toward modernization objectives while identifying common challenges and emerging opportunities.

I also shared details about the ASUG Champions program. ASUG is looking for people who want to play an important and active leadership role in advancing and contributing to the body of knowledge around all issues that affect the SAP community. Our ASUG Champions also serve as liaisons between their organizations and ASUG. We need a few good people to join this cause, and play a greater role in navigating the future of the SAP ecosystem.

In this context, I invite you to reflect on your own relationship with ASUG and consider whether you might have a greater or more active role to play in our community. A very special thanks to Tammy Powlas, ASUG Mid-Atlantic Chapter Chair, and Atul Patankar, ASUG Mid-Atlantic Chapter Volunteer, who additionally serve as volunteers for the ASUG Business Technology Platform (BTP) Community Alliance.

Patricia Brown is ASUG's Editorial Director.

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