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The ASUG BITI Community thanks you for completing the survey. We continue to reach out to our ASUG Members to better understand where ASUG can help and how we are doing in delivery to your educational, networking and SAP influence requirement. In this latest survey we asked for your feedback on 2018 and what we needed to strive for in 2019.  This is the first year this SIG has created a survey.

Q: Which tools are you currently using?

I used SAP Analytics Cloud on some of the questions, and the Smart Insights feature appeared automatically after using “Smart Discovery”

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In case you can't read the chart, below is the table.

 

Which tools are you currently using?Responses
SAP BPM (Java) Workflow4.55%
SAP Cloud Platform Workflow4.55%
SAP Mobile13.64%
SAP Cloud Platform27.27%
Archiving27.27%
SAP S/4HANA31.82%
SAPUI540.91%
SAP Solution Manager43.18%
SAP HANA52.27%
SAP Business Workflow (ABAP )52.27%
ABAP84.09%

 

Over 84% use ABAP, over 50% use HANA and SAP Workflow.  Almost 1/3 is using S/4HANA.

 

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Q: Rank topics of interest

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S/4HANA is the top topic of interest followed by SAPUI5

 

Here is the score in case you cannot see the chart:

 

Rank your topics of interestScore
SAP Archiving5
Test Driven Development5.82
SAP Workflow5.97
Agile Development6
SAP Integration6.39
HANA6.74
ABAP7.08
SAP Cloud Platform7.18
SAPUI57.24
S/4HANA

9.11

 

Q: What are your company’s plans for the next 6-12 months?

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What are your company's plans for the next 6-12 months?Responses
Move HANA to the cloud16.28%
migrate to S/4HANA41.86%
No concrete plans at the moment58.14%

 

Over half of you have no concrete plans in the next 6-12 months with almost 42% migrating to S/4HANA.

 

Q: Where do you go to obtain your information?

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Where do you go to obtain your information?Responses
Other (please specify)16.28%
ASUG.com72.09%
SAP Community (blogs.sap.com, answers.sap.com)93.02%

 

Over 93% go to the SAP Community to obtain information while 72% use ASUG.com.  Other responses include YouTube and Google

 

Q: Do you participate in ASUG Influence Councils?

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Do you participate in ASUG Influence Councils?Responses
Other (please specify)4.76%
Yes21.43%
No

73.81%

Many of you do not participate in Influence Councils.  Hopefully more will be started in 2019 as it is a unique ASUG differentiating benefit.

 

Q: What other topics would be of interest to you for Webcasts and Conferences?

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Above is the "word cloud" of the responses, including ABAP and HANA.

 

Other survey comments:

" Basically how to migrate ABAP and Workflow created in ERP6 to S/4 HANA "

"ASUG.com discussion areas need to more focus to go back to being useful for customers.   No one posts and no one answers."

What do you think?  We also actively review the surveys after each webcast Upcoming ASUG Business Intelligence Community Webcastsso please join us in 2019 for our webcasts and give us your feedback.

ASUG BITI Volunteer Update and Year in Review

We thank you for another year of support, as we now set our sights for Q1 of 2019. We are excited to provide information that is relevant in helping you “make the pieces fit” for your organization.

Our special interest group (SIG) targets SAP users who have an interest in areas such as development, operations, testing, workflow, and archiving. We provide technical content and resources for analysts and developers working with SAP tools and databases.

2018 in Review

While 2018 is coming to an end, we wanted to take a moment to look back on our year and highlight some of highest attended sessions and webcasts in case you missed them.

First up is our ASUG SAP TechEd session, "How You Can Do DevOps within Your SAP Landscape." Due to an overwhelming response at TechEd, we'd like to share this session with anyone who wasn't able to attend. Fortunately for us, the speaker agreed to repeat it as an ASUG webcast! You can view it here: BITI: How You Can Do DevOps Within Your SAP Landscape

At our 2018 ASUG Annual Conference, a BITI session, A Customer’s Journey Implementing S/4HANA, was one of the most highly attended throughout the week. If you want to view this presentation, along with the rest of the conference presentations, you can view them here.

We also had a great webcast with SAP Mentor Alumnus D.J. Adams, who presented BITI: Introduction to SAP Cloud Platform Workflow. You can watch our complete list of workflow-themed webcast replays here.

Last, but certainly not least, we currently have a developer webcast series going through 2019. If you'd like a preview of this series, here's a great webcast that we held in 2018: BITI: Overview of SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.5x and ABAP Platform 1809. You can view a live demo, along with some great product highlights.

We are looking to share even greater content and information with you in 2019! Thank you all for your participation and feedback. We couldn't be successful without your help.

Upcoming BITI Webcasts

As a valued member of the ASUG BITI community, we wanted to let you know of some upcoming webinars that may be of interest to you. We prioritize providing insights from SAP's most respected voices on the most relevant and important topics today.

These webcasts are scheduled through April 2019. You can view 2018 webcasts on demand, as well as register for our 2019 webcasts, here.

Disclaimer: ASUG does not provide or administer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits, but some of our volunteers have been successful in earning these credits toward certification, by attending relative webcasts and events.

Influence Opportunities from SAP

In an effort to continually improve, there are ways that you can get involved in actively influencing SAP products.

If this is something that you are looking to do, we have provided you with some technical areas/influence opportunities. Note you may need your SAP-user ID to register:

View them here.

Celebrating Jim Spath's 20 Years of Volunteering

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We wish a fond farewell to Jim Spath, our long-time ASUG BITI Volunteer. Jim started volunteering in 1998, back when agendas were on typewriters!

We want to take this time to thank Jim for the wonderful work and support he provided to the ASUG BITI community and other volunteers. He's done everything from providing great conference guidance, to taking the time to mentor and help new ASUG volunteers. He has also taught many of us how to run our SIG, how to collaborate with each other, and always provided solid advice when asked.

From his first blog on the BITI ASUG Space to his latest blog, his numerous contributions to ASUG and BITI will not be forgotten.

We wish him well in his future endeavors.

Sincerely,

Your BITI SIG Volunteers

  To view more content we put out, you can view and follow our page here: Business Integration, Technology, and Infrastructure

Register now for BITI: How You Can Do DevOps Within Your SAP Landscape 

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Hosted by Business Integration, Technology & Infrastructure

SAP has embraced the practices and philosophy of DevOps, although customers are slow to adopt these practices. This presentation walks through the major components of a DevOps shop and relates these practices to the SAP world and technology. Explore the major steps in undertaking a DevOps transformation, leveraging the speaker's experience with customers and their journey.

Speaker:

Chris Kernaghan, SAP Mentor

 

 

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm Eastern

Duration: 1 hour