SAP offers the opportunity influence innovations for next releases through the influence program Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI).  This is the third 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 (logon is required):

Analytics Consumption Pages in Intelligent Enterprise Suite

Business Transaction Types in Closing and Analytics and SAP S/4HANA

Customer Churn Analysis

Integration of Key User tools in SAP S/4HANA

Liquidity Planning and Analysis on SAP Analytic Cloud

Next Generation Business Intelligence Launch Pad with Fiori design for BI 4.3

SAP Analytics Cloud – Next Generation Smart Analytics

Speed up the design of WebIntelligence reports with templates

Viewing and Sharing Dashboards in SAP Analytics Cloud


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 cycle is on November 9th


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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Consider registering for these upcoming ASUG influence council sessions:

December 4 INFL: Mobile BI Influence Council Re-launch

ASUG Analysis Office Influence Council Launch.- see a recap of the launch here. If you are interested in joining the council, take the survey today.  Deadline is October 19th

If you missed the webcast you can watch the replay of the ASUG Analysis Office Influence Council launch here

More upcoming webcasts:

November 6 SAP Leonardo for CP / LS: Cold Chain Logistics

November 8 Mixed Modeling with SAP BW/4HANA & Native HANA

November 13 Smart Predict

November 14 SAP Analytics Cloud Integration with SAP BW: Best Practices

November 20 BI: SAP Analytics Hub and SAP Hybrid Analytics Strategy

December 4 INFL: Mobile BI Influence Council Re-launch