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The ASUG/Sapphire 2008 conference is not just a great place to learn about SAP products - it is also a forum for you to influence SAP's strategic direction. At the conference, we will be holding two SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Influence Council meetings, which are open to all ASUG customer members.


Enterprise Query, Reporting, and Analysis

Monday, May 5, 9:30 a.m.

Room 221C            Session 5300

The Influence Council Enterprise Query, Reporting, and Analysis holds quarterly conference calls and two annual meetings during SAP TechEd and SAPPHIRE. This meeting aims at collecting feedback about the strategic direction for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence as outlined in the roadmap, including possible implications from recent SAP acquisitions. SAP will report on the status of the prioritized list of development requests as provided by the Influence Council during their conference calls.


Enterprise Data Warehousing

Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 a.m.

Room 221C            Session 5303

The Enterprise Data Warehousing Influence Council holds monthly conference calls and two annual meetings during the SAP TechEd and SAPPHIRE conferences. This meeting discusses results from the TCO analysis conducted over the course of the last six months. The meeting hosts present findings of the ongoing work and open up a roundtable discussion with participants. We invite enterprise data warehouse experts to join the discussion.


Additionally, the SAP NetWeaver Product Management and Development teams would like to invite you to register for the following strategy session on Business Intelligence. The strategy sessions are small and intimate round table sessions (1 to 5 customers) focused on the identified topics. Anyone interested in participating in a session can register by sending an email to, and indicating the session you would like to attend, date and time, your name and contact information.


Business Intelligence: Reporting & Data Warehousing

Monday, May 5, 2:00 - 4:00PM

Tuesday, May 6, 4:00 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, May 7, 8:00 - 10:00AM


Who should register: Information managers, Strategists and IT decision makers responsible for Reporting


SAP has focused its BI roadmap on the key areas of dashboards and standard reporting, agile BI, embedded BI, and Enterprise Data Warehousing. We would like to discuss your experiences in the following topics and gather your requirements to deliver successful BI projects in the future:


1.    What is your company's current business intelligence strategy and solution?


2.    What are the key challenges you are facing dealing with business intelligence in your company?


3.    How does your BI landscape look like in terms of source systems, data warehouses, reporting solutions and other consumers?


For a complete list of influencing sessions, please see

For a complete list of SAP NetWeaver strategy sessions, please send an email to


See you in Orlando!