ASUG Business Intelligence January Bulletin

Please share with your company and others you know within our community the exciting program we have planned for 2018.

We have a year-round program of webcasts planned,  as well as SAPPHIRE NOW® and ASUG Annual Conference, taking place in Orlando, June 5–7, and our premier BI event, BI+Analytics Conference, happening Feb. 19–21, in Huntington Beach, CA.


BI+Analytics Conference

This is a premier event for the BI and analytics community. Eventful Conferences has planned another great event, so please join us in Huntington Beach next month.

Eventful Conferences has special offers they will announce during our January webcasts—so be sure to watch the webcast for the special offer.

Reasons to attend:

  1. Join a network of SAP® BusinessObjects™ and BI professionals representing numerous industries that you can call on throughout the year.
  2. Learn best practices from your peers on how to utilize data to drive initiatives and make decisions.
  3. Test the tools and technologies that are powering today’s business intelligence and analytics leaders at the hands-on sessions.
  4. Discover how industry insiders are solving the SAP BusinessObjects and BI community’s biggest challenges with over 60 sessions.
  5. Special workshop day on Feb. 21—add a workshop to your agenda.
  6. Limited spots left for 1-on-1 time with an SAP Expert on your topic of choice – register while spots last:

Register for BI + Analytics Conference.

We can't wait to see you there!


Don't Miss 2018 ASUG Annual Conference

2018 ASUG Annual Conference, held jointly with SAPPHIRE NOW, is the ASUG event of the year, providing unparalleled access to customer-driven education, ASUG Influence activities, and real-world SAP success stories. The conference will take place June 5–7, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. ASUG will offer full- and half-day pre-conference seminars on Monday, June 4.

If you submitted an abstract to present, you will be notified of your status in February. We greatly appreciate the efforts made by everyone.

We have over 50 BI/BW/SAP HANA® sessions planned for ASUG Annual Conference, as well as a community meetup in the ASUG Hub on the showfloor and some great roundtable sessions. The list will be finalized in early February and the agenda updated.

There are preliminary plans for a BI pre-conference seminar planned this year that you can attend on Monday, June 4, and we hope to see you there.

Registration is now open, and Early Bird discounts end April 13.


Year-Round Community Opportunities

On Jan. 26–28, 2018, over 300 volunteers, staff members, and SAP representatives will meet in Nashville to plan the rest of 2018. We listened to you based on the ASUG BI 2017 Survey Results and have a comprehensive January webcast calendar planned.

Your ASUG BI volunteers frequently host educational webcasts, as well as sponsoring a number of active Influence Councils.

Interested in learning more about a specific topic or area? Participate in one of our live webcasts or review the webcast recordings.

Have a specific development need or enhancement request? Join an Influence Council.

We would like to remind you to keep your ASUG profiles up-to-date. This will create the maximum advantage for you to network with your peers and ensure that you receive timely and relevant information for your business.

If you have contacts with other business intelligence companies that are not active in ASUG, please encourage them to become an active part of our group.

Influence Activities

The ASUG BI Communities have several ASUG Influence Councils that work with SAP to provide a customer point of view during the development of new products and the continued enhancement of current releases. These Influence Councils have been very productive, resulting in the advancement of education, mobile BI, analysis products, and SAP® BusinessObjects™ Web Intelligence®, to name a few.

Some councils will be meeting at the upcoming 2018 ASUG Annual Conference. Others will be meeting virtually via webcast. Be on the lookout for more information regarding these Influence sessions. If you see a topic you are interested in, please visit the ASUG Influence Council Web Page

Recruiting for the existing ASUG BI Influence Councils will happen at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando. Join us.


Best Regards,
Your ASUG BI Volunteers

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