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

CEI Influence OpportunityLink to project
Hybrid offering of SAP BPC embedded and SAP Analytics Cloudhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1292
Improve Machine Learning Adoptionhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1293
Make SAP Analytics Hub the unique entry point for all your Analyticshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1294
SAP Analytics Cloud Content for Consumer Products Industryhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1295
Lighthouse Analyticshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1296
Leveraging SAP Analytics Cloud with live connection to Universeshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1297
Mobile Insightshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1298
Failure Mode Analyticshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1351
Hybrid with BIPlatform - User's Email support in SAML Integration to BIPlatform for SAP Analyticshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1355
Not really related to BI but interesting:
Blockchain as a Service for Public Sectorhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1333

 

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 first cycle is on March 15

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 OpportunityLink to project
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligencehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/895
SAP Analytics Cloud & SAP Digital Boardroomhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/884
SAP Analysis for Mícrosoft Officehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/889
SAP BusinessObjects Analysis edition for OLAPhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/890
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platformhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/891
SAP BusinessObjects Mobilehttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/892
SAP BusinessObjects Roambihttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/893
SAP BusinessObjects Semantic Layerhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/894
SAP Crystal Reportshttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/897
SAP Analytics Hubhttps://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/942

 

Other

Consider registering for these upcoming ASUG influence council sessions: