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Your Opportunity to Influence SAP – CEI Projects 2018 Cycle 2

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
SAP Analytics Cloud Insights for IOS
Data modeling in SAP HANA 2.0
Help us define the features for the planned SAP Analytics Cloud live access to relational database
Understanding use-cases of a typical modeler in a company
Innovations on SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile
SAP Business ByDesign Customer Analytics
IoT Analytics
SAP Connected Goods and Machine Learning: Value-added Innovations with SAP Leonardo technologies
Combining IT and OT data at the edge
CoPilot Bot Integration Hub for Slack
SAP CoPilot Conversational Interaction
Customer Feedback for Fiori Floor-plans
Innovation of Fiori Floor-Plans
Predictive Analytics for Emissions and Compliance Management
Consumer Sales Intelligence
SAP Analytics Cloud content for SAP Hybris Marketing
Intelligent Purchase Order Accruals
Process Automation in Real Estate using Machine Learning
SAP HANA Performance Management Tools (Capture and Replay, Workload Analyzer, SQL Analyzer)
SAP HANA Python Client API for machine learning and Machine Learning Notebook

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


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



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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