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SAP offers the opportunity influence innovations for next releases through the influence program Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI).  This is the second CEI cycle in 2017.

What innovations are there?

You can register for several projects. The following projects are relevant for the SAP/ASUG BI Community Members:

Simplified project reporting and milestone approvals with SAP S/4HANA

Lighthouse Analytics

Procurement Analytics for Supplier Evaluation and Performance as well as
Source of Supply Determination

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud content for Finance (now SAP Analytics Cloud)

Workflow Manager for Next Gen Business Intelligence Admin Console

If you find a project that may be of interest to a co-worker, you can forward the project using the “Send an Email” link on the project page.

 

How can I sign up?

Go to the SAP website to register.

Follow-up after registration

When you register, you will be sent a confirmation from.  When you register for a project, you will be invited to an introductory call SAP; at this point further participation is optional. Typically signing a Feedback Agreement with SAP will be part of the procedure.

The deadline for this cycle is June 9, 2017

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How do I register on the Customer Influence website?

The process of registration is here online.

SAP Improvement Finder

You can download the latest improvements developed from the various influencing programs http://www.sapimprovementfinder.com

About the Customer Engagement Initiative

SAP wants customer’s early involvement in the development process. Many topics will be opened only for SAP customers, but there are also topics for which the contribution of partners is requested.

Note: The above information was pulled together from various sources: SAP, ASUG and VNSG with some edits by me.

I have been involved with one “CEI” project for several years.  Some CEI’s continue, others are short term.  Registering does not involve a commitment.

Upcoming ASUG BI webcasts:

Analytics SIG

BI Platform SIG

Dashboarding SIG

 

Enterprise Data Warehousing SIG

Reporting SIG

 

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