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#ASUG BI Community November Updates include #ASUG2019 #BIAConf Influence Opportunites & More



ASUG BI Community Newsflash

Welcome to the November BI Community newsflash. This month, we put a spotlight on SAPPHIRE NOW® and ASUG Annual Conference, cover BI+Analytics Conference, touch on what took place at SAP TechEd, and review Influence opportunities and upcoming events.

Call for Presentations for 2019 ASUG Annual Conference Is Open

If you use SAP, you have a story to tell. The business intelligence community gathering for 2019 ASUG Annual Conference, held jointly with SAPPHIRE NOW®, wants to hear your experience using SAP in your industry.

Submit your presentation abstract by Dec. 1 to share your SAP journey May 7–9, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.


  • Analytics
  • Data Warehousing
  • Platform
  • Reporting
  • Visualization and Dashboard

Hot Topics

  • BW/4HANA
  • BI On Premise
  • Hybrid BI/Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • S/4HANA® Analytics

Share your knowledge today.

Feedback Requested: ASUG BI 2019 Community Survey

The ASUG Business Intelligence Community needs your help. We are conducting a membership survey to help us assess the level of satisfaction with the services we provide and ways we can improve.

We want to provide services that are important to you, refine those that need improvement, and introduce new services that address your goals.

We realize you have many demands on your time. This short survey can be completed online in three to five minutes. Your input is important to us, as responses will help us better meet the needs of our members.

Please complete the survey by Dec. 8. A few submissions will be selected randomly for prizes.

BI+Analytics Conference – 2-for-1 Special

The BI+Analytics Conference is North America’s go-to event for today’s best SAP strategies and technologies for business intelligence and analytics. From sourcing and selecting the right BI tools for your company to implementing and optimizing, BI+Analytics highlights customer success stories across numerous industries and features best practices for leveraging SAP® Business Objects™ and SAP’s full range of analytics and reporting tools. Join the BIA community of influencers in business and technology, global thought leaders, industry experts, and your peers this March 11–13 in Dallas. Register early to get access to the limited time two-for-one offer!

The 2019 conference will be co-located with SAP-Centric Financials, bringing analytics and finance professionals to one location. Now more than ever, financial and analytics teams must work together strategically to leverage technologies and gain stronger insights of customers. The better both sides of the business understand each other’s needs, the better the outcome. Don’t miss this opportunity collaborate with your finance counterparts so you can more effectively and efficiently succeed.

Opportunities to Influence

Customer Engagement Initiative

Want to help SAP developers get it right? SAP offers the opportunity to 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 ASUG 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 .

The deadline for this cycle is on November 9th


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

Join us Dec. 4 for INFL: Mobile BI Influence Council Re-launch

ASUG Influence Councils provide a forum for providing feedback to SAP development teams for product enhancement. This council aims to influence the future roadmap of all the SAP Mobile Analytics applications – SAP Analytics Cloud Mobile, SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI, SAP RoamBI. By providing feedback, identifying and discussing pain points, and brainstorming ideas to improve the applications.

Register today

What happened at SAP TechEd?

SAP TechEd Las Vegas is over for 2019, and next year it will be September 23–27 in Las Vegas. You can check the replays online here. If there are any sessions you would like to see repeated as webcasts, please comment here

Upcoming Webcasts:

As a valued member of the BI community, we wanted to let you know of some upcoming webinars that may be of interest to you! In addition to providing insights from the SAP’s most respected voices on the most relevant and important topics today, these webinars also help you earn CPE’s/PDU’s depending on your area of certification.

Keep in mind you can always watch the archived webinars later—and we offer an extensive library of on-demand webinars you can also explore here: ASUG BI Webcast Recording/Slides Reference List for 2018

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 15 BI: How to Design Web Intelligence Reports that Behave like Real Dashboards

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

December 4 INFL: Mobile BI Influence Council Re-launch

December 11 BI: Overview of Latest BI Features in SAP Cloud Analytics

December 12 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud – Connectivity Deep Dive

December 13 BI: Roadmap: What is the Future of SAP BOBJ Web Intelligence (BI 4.3)?

January 15 BI: What’s New with Application Design in SAP Analytics Cloud

January 22 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud Roadmap Update for Developer APIs and Integration

January 23 BI: SAP Digital Boardroom and SAC Mobile App – What’s New, Best Practices and Roadmap

January 24 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud for SAP BW and BW/4HANA

January 31 BI: SAP Analytics Cloud Roadmap

For a list of our 2018 webinar recordings/replays please see this link.

Upcoming Event:

ASUG Developers Tools Day is December 13th – registration is open.

This year’s meeting will boast 3 tracks of education with hands-on demonstrations. ASUG is joined by:

  • Thomas Jung – Chief Product Expert, Product Management SAP HANA
  • Storm Archer – Senior Director, SAP HANA Global Center of Excellence
  • Adrian Westmoreland -SAP Analytics Cloud product management team

View the agenda and register


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