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SAP offers the opportunity influence innovations for next releases through the influence program Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI).  This is the first cycle of 2018.


What innovations are there?

There are several projects for which you can register. The following projects are relevant for the SAP BI Community Members:

CEI Influence Opportunity Link to project
Hybrid offering of SAP BPC embedded and SAP Analytics Cloud
Improve Machine Learning Adoption
Make SAP Analytics Hub the unique entry point for all your Analytics
SAP Analytics Cloud Content for Consumer Products Industry
Lighthouse Analytics
Leveraging SAP Analytics Cloud with live connection to Universes
Mobile Insights
Failure Mode Analytics
Hybrid with BIPlatform – User’s Email support in SAML Integration to BIPlatform for SAP Analytics
Not really related to BI but interesting:
Blockchain as a Service for Public Sector


These projects can be found here .


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 first cycle is on March 15


How do I register on the Customer Influence website?
The process of registration is here online.

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.

Also check the SAP Continuous Influence topics listed below:

Continuous Influence Opportunity Link to project
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
SAP Analytics Cloud & SAP Digital Boardroom
SAP Analysis for Mícrosoft Office
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis edition for OLAP
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform
SAP BusinessObjects Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Roambi
SAP BusinessObjects Semantic Layer
SAP Crystal Reports
SAP Analytics Hub



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  1. Jelena Perfiljeva

    Thank you, Tammy! Great post, we need more information like this on SCN. The Influence site can feel like trying to find something on the Internet before Google existed. 🙂

  2. Santhosh Kumar Alladi

    Thanks Tommy, I have joined some of the groups, which I have interest.  “SAP Analysis for Mícrosoft Office” URL is not working. Could you please check?

    It is a very useful information for us. Thanks once again.

    1. Tammy Powlas Post author

      For some reason the site wants to add a %23 to the URL that does not belong

      Here is the link:


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