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Please share with your company and others you know within our community about the exciting program we have planned for 2019. We have a year around program of webinars planned, as well as 2019 SAPPHIRENOW and ASUG Annual Conference May 7-9 and our premier BI event BI+Analytics March 11-13 in Dallas

BI+Analytics Conference: Take Your Analytics to the Next Level

Our featured BI+Analytics Conference, co-located with SAP-Centric Financials, is taking place in Dallas on March 11–13.

You will be able to gain best practices for leveraging SAP’s full range of analytics and reporting tools. The newly announced 2019 agenda features 73 percent customer-led sessions from leading companies such as Crocs, Callaway Golf, Kimberly-Clark, and more.

Based on your responses to our annual survey, you may be interested in these 2019 sessions:

  1. Nortek HVAC’s Journey to SAP Analytics Cloud and Lessons Learned from Hybrid Analytics Strategy

  2. Delivering Real-Time Consolidated Views of Critical Operations, Financial Performance, and Patient Data at Parkland Hospital

  3. How Are LEGOs and a BI Self-Service Program Related?

  4. SAP BW/4HANA: Overview and Road Map

You may be asking yourself why co-locate with SAP-Centric Financials? We live in a world where millions of data points are being collected all around us—it’s how organizations utilize and harness that information that matters most. It's time to cross-pollinate and run smarter with collaboration between analytics and finance teams.

Register before Jan. 18 to receive an early bird discount and save $400.

ASUG BI 2018 Survey Results

The survey results are in, and we appreciate your participation. The 2018 ASUG BI Survey results showed that SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office is the top-used BI client, followed by SAP® BusinessObjects™ Web Intelligence®, and that you want to learn more about SAP BW/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud. Great news! This content is included in our upcoming webcasts for 2019.

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A Look Back to 2018

Although 2018 is over, we wanted to give you a few stats on what was accomplished throughout last year:

  • 67 webcasts with more than 10,000 viewers and 17,500 registrants

  • Thousands of attendees at ASUG Annual Conference

  • 12 community newsletters (one per month)

Don't Miss the 2018 ASUG Annual Conference

The 2019 ASUG Annual Conference, May 7-9, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida is the ASUG event of the year, providing unparalleled access to customer-driven education, Influence activities, and real-world SAP success stories. If you submitted an abstract to present, in February you will be notified of your status. We greatly appreciate the efforts made by everyone!

We have over 50 BI/BW/HANA sessions planned for ASUG Annual Conference as well as a community meet up in the ASUG area on the floor. The list will be finalized in early February and the agenda updated. There are preliminary plans for a BI pre-conference planned this year that you can attend on Monday May 6, and we hope to see you there.

Year-Round Community Opportunities

Your ASUG BI volunteers frequently host educational webcasts as well as sponsor a number of active Influence Councils. Look for webcasts and council launches on the calendar.

We would like to remind you to keep your ASUG profiles up to date. Doing so will allow 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 contact them and encourage them to become an active part of our group.

Influence Activities

The ASUG BI communities have several 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 councils have been very productive and resulted in the advancement of education, mobile analytics, SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, to name a few. Some of the councils will be meeting at the upcoming 2019 ASUG Annual Conference, whereas others will be meeting virtually via webcast. Be on the lookout for more information regarding these 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 ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando. Join us.

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