Get On Board with Influence: Upcoming Influence Activities will Peak Member Interests

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    Influence Aligning with ASUG Communities

    The Influence Team will be working closely with the Communities team and ASUG Volunteers in 2010 to align Influence activity with community priorities to ensure quality working Councils.  We are making changes to the Influence Council launch processes in 2010.  To learn more about how Councils will be launching and operating in the new year, please register for an Influence Orientation Webcast on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT

    SAP Solution Roadmap Sessions

    Don’t forget to promote the SAP Solution Roadmap sessions. SAP and ASUG, in cooperation with SUGEN, have created these sessions to provide members with visibility into the future direction of variety of SAP solutions and to promote discussion between customers and solution management teams.  Register for any part of the series via the ASUG Calendar , note the times below are Central:

    ·        Manufacturing - February 15th at 7:45 AM and repeated on February 17th at 4:00 PM

    ·        Product Development - February 16th at 4:00 PM and repeated on February 17th at 9:45 AM

    ·        Procurement - February 18th at 10:00 AM

    ·        Maintenance - February 22nd at 10:00 AM

    ·        CRM Service - February 23rd at 3:30 PM and repeated on February 24th at 10:00 AM

    ·        Marketing – March 1st at 10:00 AM and repeated on March 1st at 4:00 PM

    ·        Human Resources – February 25th at 9:30 AM and repeated on February 25th at 3:30 PM

    Make Your Company “Influence Ready” – Sign the SAP Feedback Agreement

    We are pleased to announce the roll-out of a new SAP Feedback Agreement, developed with SAP, to address the confidentiality and intellectual property concerns that customers and SAP share when engaged in Influence-related activities.  By signing the SAP Feedback Agreement now, you can ensure that your entire organization is covered for all ASUG Influence-related activities for the next five years. 


    The process starts by filling out the SAP Feedback Agreement request form, SAP will contact the customer with next steps to complete the agreement. This highly simplified approach will save customers time and legal costs over the old NDA process and can help lower barriers to participation in Influence activities.  Therefore, we ask Chapter Volunteers and SIG Chairs to help us get every ASUG member “Influence Ready.” You can spread the word to customers via online discussions, in your newsletters, or present information about the new process during an event.  We are also asking all community volunteers to get their own companies signed up. 


    Influence Start Up Days and Orientation Sessions – Mark Your Calendars

    Come find out what’s buzzing in the Influence Program.  In 2010 ASUG will be hosting six Influence Start-Up days which will serve as the main rally and recruitment days for new Council launches and monthly Influence orientation sessions to show you how to get Influence Council activities going.  Mark your calendars now for March 4th and April 7th when we plan to introduce Councils like these and more:

    • Solution Manager Influence Council
    • CRM Interaction Center Influence Council
    • Information Management Influence Council
    • Virtualization and Adaptive Computing Influence Council


    Learn how to start up your own Council during one of our monthly Influence Council orientation sessions. The next one takes place Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT