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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 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:

 

Title Link to Customer Influence Site
SAP Analytics Cloud models connector for Web Intelligence https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1487
SAP Analytics Cloud Insights for IOS https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1488
Data modeling in SAP HANA 2.0 https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1489
Help us define the features for the planned SAP Analytics Cloud live access to relational database https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1530
Understanding use-cases of a typical modeler in a company https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1440
Innovations on SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1490
SAP Business ByDesign Customer Analytics https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1462
IoT Analytics https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1446
SAP Connected Goods and Machine Learning: Value-added Innovations with SAP Leonardo technologies https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1498
Combining IT and OT data at the edge https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1523
CoPilot Bot Integration Hub for Slack https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1531
SAP CoPilot Conversational Interaction https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1447
Customer Feedback for Fiori Floor-plans https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1500
Innovation of Fiori Floor-Plans https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1501
Predictive Analytics for Emissions and Compliance Management https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1450
Consumer Sales Intelligence https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1510
SAP Analytics Cloud content for SAP Hybris Marketing https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1513
Intelligent Purchase Order Accruals https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1514
Process Automation in Real Estate using Machine Learning https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1458
SAP HANA Performance Management Tools (Capture and Replay, Workload Analyzer, SQL Analyzer) https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1460
SAP HANA Python Client API for machine learning and Machine Learning Notebook https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#campaign/1518

These projects can be found here .

Source: SAP

Source: SAP

Above shows a picture view of the opportunities

 

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 on June 17

Reference:

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 https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/895
SAP Analytics Cloud & SAP Digital Boardroom https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/884
SAP Analysis for Mícrosoft Office https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/889
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis edition for OLAP https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/890
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/891
SAP BusinessObjects Mobile https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/892
SAP BusinessObjects Roambi https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/893
SAP BusinessObjects Semantic Layer https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/894
SAP Crystal Reports https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/897
SAP Analytics Hub https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/942

 

Other

Consider registering for these upcoming ASUG influence council sessions:

June 18 ASUG Analysis Influence Council Relaunch

2018 ASUG Annual Conference Influence Sessions can be found here

Appendix – Survey (source: SAP)

The BI Survey 18, the world’s largest annual survey of business intelligence (BI) users.

As a participant, you will:

 

* Receive a summary of the results from the survey when it is published

* Be entered into a draw to win one of ten $50 Amazon vouchers

* Ensure that your experiences are included in the final analyses

 

The BI Survey 18 should take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

 

Click here to take part

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