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Call for Abstracts: ASUG Annual Conference 2018 #ASUG2018 #SAPPHIRENOW

Source: ASUG

Yes, it is that time…call for presentations is open.  This link has all the details.  Deadline is December 1, 2017


ASUG Annual Conference is co-located with SAP’s SAPPHIRENOW event, which is one of SAP’s largest events around the world.  The event is packed with excitement.

Where to start?

Go to this link which has all the details.

When you enter your e-mail, either you have an existing account or you may be prompted to create a new account. Note you must use your company’s e-mail address.

Why Should I Submit?

If your abstract is accepted, you receive complimentary registration, you get the opportunity to share your knowledge and showcase yourself and your company. I’ve also found when I presented that I learn far more than the audience. It’s the rehearsal, preparation, and the process.

What are some tips to submit?

Some tips for your abstract:

Tips are also on this link.

Source: ASUG

I would add the tip to “submit early” and “submit often”.  Often abstracts are submitted at the last minute, and they may end up in the wrong track, and the committee does not have time to catch.

Please also note the emphasis this year, as always, is on customer stories.  If you are an SAP employee or a partner, I would encourage you to submit with a customer.

Source: ASUG

Spelling counts!  Also something from Jennie Moreau – “cut the fluff” and “hit and quit it” in your abstract.

For BI, the track name is called “Business Intelligence, BW, SAP HANA (BI/BW), BusinessObjects Cloud, Big Data”

Other tips, per ASUG:

Abstract Title

  • Limited to 75 characters, including spaces
  • Make it Interesting: this is the first thing attendees will see – entice them to read further
  • Best Practice: if presenting a customer story, advertise the customer name by including it in the title

Session Description (Abstract)

  • Keep it Concise: abstracts are limited to 500 characters, including spaces
  • Write to Appeal to the Audience: if selected, this abstract will be displayed in the session catalog and may be used in promotional materials for the event
  • Longer and more detailed information can be provided in the “agenda overview” field

ASUG Call for Presentations Terms and Conditions

Must be an active ASUG member in good standing (Membership Policy)

To help you improve your chances of getting accepted, ASUG has a Speaker Submission Webcast – you can watch it here

For Business Intelligence, our topics have changed.


Main topic: Business Intelligence, BW, SAP HANA (BI/BW), SAP Analytics Cloud, Big Data

Business Intelligence and analytics are about better decision making.  This group covers analytics and data warehousing function together to enable

companies to make the right decisions. This group covers the products available as both cloud and on-premises offerings.


Sub Topics:

Agile Visualization: SAP Lumira, Predictive Analytics

Hybrid/Cloud: SAP Analytics Cloud , Digital Boardroom, Analytics Hub, Roambi

Strategy: Roadmaps, strategy, upgrades, SAP Integration with BI4x

Analysis: Analysis Office/OLAP/Business Explorer (BEx)

BI/BW/HANA: Enterprise Data Warehouse & in-memory: BW, BW on HANA, HANA, Big Data, Suite on HANA (Live), S4/HANA, BW4HANA, SAP Vora  Data Hub

BI Platform, Security, Mobile BI (platform) and Semantic Layer

Reporting: Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports


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      Author's profile photo Kumud Singh
      Kumud Singh

      Hi Tammy,

      Does ASUG have tracks on soft-skills like Emotional Intelligence; are abstracts on these lines encouraged and accepted? Thanks!




      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Hi Kumud – I am not familiar with all the tracks – I only work with a few – but I am sure those would be encouraged.  I can’t speak to the acceptance as that is up to a committee.  I hope you will submit!  Thank you for reading and commenting.  I forgot to add to you can email speakers at asug dot com with this question - they will know the tracks better than I do...