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Bringing OEMs, asset owners, operators and service providers together in an Asset Intelligence Network

SAP’s Influencing Programs

Customer Influence gives you the opportunity of interacting directly with SAP development teams.

As a part of this SAP´s Influencing program the Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI) is a structured approach for close end-to-end collaboration between customers and SAP teams during the full development cycle for planned products and solutions and new releases or enhancement packages. CEI offers an opportunity for customers to influence SAP development in collaboration with their peers. This helps SAP create products and solutions that meet our customers’ needs, reflect best business practices and realize process and technology innovations.

The Asset Intelligence Network is an innovation initiative which will fundamentally change and improve the way assets are defined and managed. We aim to provide a Global Registry of Equipment to be shared – based on suitable access and authorization rights – between multiple parties (e.g. OEMs, asset owners/operators, engineering firms).

This results in a Common Definition of Machines that delivers new business models and true operational excellence, both within the company as well as for cross-company collaboration processes.

At this stage we are looking for end users who, in the course of their daily work, are using, creating, maintaining, and managing product or asset related information. In doing so, they are collaborating with other persons, both inside and outside their company. We will cover the different views of OEMs, operators and EPCs. We will engage with customers in end user research activities to:

  1. Gain insights on how customer users are currently working with and collaborating on asset information.
  2. Understand the tasks, needs, motivation and challenges of potential future users of the planned solution.
  3. Validate and receive feedback on the functionality, design and usability of the planned solution.

You have the possibility to influence the solution and its capabilities in an early stage of development.

You can find all related information for that project via the following link:

Use the link to read more on this project and to register for the CEI initiative!

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