This is a brief recap of today’s SAP Mentor Monday webcast.  A replay is available here https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p1gtodvdt7f/

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Figure 1

June 2nd ASUG sponsored pre-conference sessions.  The BI4.1 BW on HANA pre-conference was sold-out with SAP Mentor Ingo Hilgefort.  That same day, Ingo also announced the ERP/CRM trials on SCN

See Intersted in FIORI ? See it in Action …… NEW TRIAL – SAP CRM on SAP HANA NEW TRIAL – SAP ERP on SAP HANA

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Figure 2

Figure 2 is a picture of the ASUG pre-con with Ingo.  Attendee feedback was positive.

Don’t forget, Monday, October 20th is ASUG pre-conference day at SAP TechEd, so save the date.

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows a popular slide during the pre-con, the BICS/BEx query connectivity with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira which went GA this past weekend.  See Lumira Desktop 1.17 – A First Look at BEx Query

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows how to expand your BI footprint.  If you are a BW user, SAP recommends starting with the Analysis Suite, don’t start with Predictive Analysis first.

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Figure 5: Source: @ASUG_Canada

Figure 5 shows an overcrowded ASUG session at ASUG Annual Conference.  This is the BI roadmap session which had to be repeated.  Similarly, the HANA Roadmap ASUG session was repeated 3 times.

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Figure 6: Source: Animal Health

Figure 6 shows a great ASUG session discussing how to make the business case for HANA.  See Selling SAP HANA to the C-Level – Animal Health Shares at ASUG Annual Conference

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Figure 7: ASUG SCM

Figure 7 shows ASUG Influence Councils.  ASUG Annual Conference provides an opportunity for councils to meet, and recruit new members.  While attendance is lighter at these sessions, we’ve seen an increase in individuals wanting to join existing Influence councils.  See Power of ASUG Influence : How ASUG members Influenced SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI Solution by Srikanth R Rao K

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Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows a continuation of what we first heard last year – more BI clients are becoming native to the HANA Platform.

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Figure 9: Source: SAP

A week before conference SAP’s Steve Lucas said we would see a simplification of the BI portfolio.  Figure 9 shows this.  For more information see http://www.asug.com/discussions/docs/DOC-37897

ASUG presentations can be found here: bit.ly/2014ACPresentations

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Figure 10: Source: SAP

Presentation is at http://www.asug.com/discussions/docs/DOC-38005

Figure 10 is a brief explanation of what we saw in the keynote regarding simplify finance.  For more details see Gaining an understanding of simplification – Finance, BI – SAPPHIRENOW ASUG Annual Conference

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Figure 11: Source: ASUG

ASUG has 100 hours of education content at SAP d-code Las Vegas.  Customers and partners will share their best practices and stories.  Monday October 20 is ASUG pre-conference day.   SAP Mentor/ASUG Volunteer Gretchen Lindquist along with ASUG Volunteer Kristen Dennis are on the ASUG Design Committee.

Registration is now open at http://www.sapdcode.com/2014/usa/home.htm

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Figure 12: Source: SAP

SAP d-code is a superset of TechEd; all the familiar things of TechEd will be available but additionally as shown in Figure 12 there will be code reviews and mini code jams for developers.

If you can’t attend the whole conference this year SAP is offering floor passes at http://sapdcode.com/2014/usa/registrationHotel/pass_details.htm

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Figure 13

SAP’s Moya Watson worked with Thorsten Franz to provide community sessions at SAP d-code.  The idea was to take the best speakers from SAP Inside Track

Figure 13 highlights some SAP Inside Track speakers presenting at SAP d-code Las Vegas.

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Figure 14: Source: ASUG

Registration is open for the ASUG SAP Analytics BusinessObjects Conference in Fort Worth.  Call for sessions is still open through this Thursday.

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Figure 15: Source: Eventful

Registration is open for the SAP for Utilities Conference in September.  SAP Mentors presenting include SAP’s Ingo Hilgefort.

Eventful produces the event in collaboration with ASUG and SAP.  It is the SAP for Utilities event of the year in North America.

Did I miss anything?

Related:

My take-aways and verdicts on #ASUG2014 and #SAPPHIRENow

Gretchen Lindquist also spoke about the value of community sessions at ASUG Annual Conference.

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  1. Paul Aschmann

    Hi Tammy – thanks for taking the time to summarize and share your opinions and thoughts from the events – these notes, and the time you take to create them, are really helpful.

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