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Becoming the “U” in ASUG Influence

Last month ASUG held an ASUG influence summit.  I was glad ASUG had this, as ASUG Influence is easily the best part of ASUG and is often overlooked.

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Below are my rough notes.

Source: ASUG 2008

Above is an insert I kept from an ASUG 2008 volunteer meeting.  This was on

Source: ASUG


ASUG’s Mea (Melissa) Andrews covered these items:


3 ASUG goals, objectives, influence, education, expanding awareness,


We discussed we drive vs. ASUG HQ regarding influence programs


Mea said this plan will be shared incrementally and that she wants to “make it easier to work with ASUG”

Ideally we should have a SIG representative on each council


Some discussion occurred on what are healthy parameters as a SIG as a unit


Source: ASUG


There should be more coordination between SIG’s and influence councils; some groups do this well and others not at all.

Source: ASUG


At the end of the day best practices were discussed and shared.  We talked about sharing more success stories.


I asked ASUG presence for help to promote Influence at SAP TechEd



Customer Engagement Initiatives

SAP’s Kristin Albright shared the upcoming CEI cycles:

2018 CEI cycles

Cycle 2 – May 21-June 15

Cycle 3 – Oct 15-Nov 9


ASUG Offices


The ASUG offices are located in the historic Civic Opera building


Above is the ASUG key events calendar displayed in the office.  Next up is 2018 ASUG Annual Conference

See ASUG’s objectives for 2018 above.


Office view from ASUG HQ.


If you are interested in joining an Influence Council, there are a few days left – see #ASUG SAP Analytics Cloud Influence Council Launch Recap with Roadmap Preview | SAP Blogs



Source; ASUG 2008

Note this was cross-posted from

Overall it was a great meeting and I am grateful to ASUG for the focus on ASUG Influence.

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