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Source: ASUG

It is that time, where it is cold here in the Northern Hemisphere but it will be nice and warm in Orlando in May.  Call for abstracts are now being accepted for ASUG Annual Conference 2016 May 17-19, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  ASUG Annual Conference is co-located with SAPPHIRENOW and is one of the largest SAP events in the world; last year I heard over 25K attended. This year ASUG is using the same submission site as last year with a few minor changes.

Where to start?

Go to this link and you may be prompted to create a new account

When you enter your e-mail, either you have an existing account or you may be prompted to create a new account.  Note you must use your company's e-mail address.

Why Should I Submit?

If your abstract is accepted, you attend the conference for FREE, you get the opportunity to share your knowledge and showcase yourself and your company.   I've also found when I presented that I learn far more than the audience.  It's the rehearsal, preparation, and the process.

What are some tips to submit?

Some tips for your abstract:

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ASUG's Jennie Moreau and Lisa Baker developed some materials, including the items shown above.  A catchy title is important, and customer stories are important.

I encourage you to submit before the deadline, December 30th, to ensure your abstract is in the proper track.

Source: ASUG

ASUG's Lisa Baker also compiled some best practices.  Lisa reviews each and every abstract, and yes, grammar and spelling count.

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To help you improve your chances of getting accepted, ASUG has a Speaker Submission Webcast - you can watch it here.

For Business Intelligence, we have had some topic changes this year, adding SAP Cloud for Analytics under the Agile Visualization track:

Business Intelligence, Business Warehouse, SAP HANA (BI/BW), Big Data, Cloud Analytics

Sub-topic areas are as follows:

o    BI/BW/HANA: Enterprise Data Warehouse & in-memory: BW, BW on HANA, HANA, Big Data, Suite on HANA (Live)

o    BI: Strategy: Roadmaps, strategy, upgrades, SAP Integration with BI4x

o    BI: Reporting: Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports

o    BI: Dashboards & Applications: Dashboards, Design Studio

o    BI: BI Platform, Security, Mobile BI (platform) and Semantic Layer

o    BI: Analysis: Analysis Office/OLAP/Business Explorer (BEx)

o    BI: Agile Visualization: BusinessObjects Explorer, SAP Lumira, Predictive Analysis, Cloud Analytics

What types of abstracts to attendees want to hear?We are conducting a survey now - take the survey today.  So far responses show that ASUG members want to hear customer stories.

If you have questions or technical issues with the site please contact

Submit your abstract here today

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