The trick to successfully integrating the SAP suite of business applications
in your company goes beyond instruction manuals. So how do you get the
information you need to utilize complex applications that are so critical
to day-to-day business operations? One of the best ways — learning
from an extensive network of your peers — is at the heart of Americas’
SAP Users’ Group (ASUG). ASUG now offers the most comprehensive network
of SAP users in the Americas. In fact, 75 percent of SAP North America’s
customers are ASUG members who regularly network with other ASUG peers.
Every SAP user can benefit by drawing on
the collective knowledge, experiences, and ideas of ASUG’s more than
25,000 individual members. Whether your project team is rolling out new
SAP capabilities in your business, upgrading existing capabilities, or
exploring ways to derive additional value from your SAP investment, it’s
a safe bet that there are others outside your internal team who have similar
interests and objectives. By networking with your peers through ASUG,
you and your team can gain frank, reliable insights that will benefit
you professionally and expand the depth of your understanding. In turn,
your company can profit from the lessons learned by some 1,200 other companies
that make up our membership rolls.
Facilitating networking among colleagues
and SAP representatives is one of ASUG’s primary goals. Members gain
new contacts while participating in each of ASUG’s member programs,
whether designed to encourage networking, to educate, or to influence
future SAP product and service direction. ASUG makes meeting professionals
like you easy:
ASUG Chapters: Connect with your peers locally at regional ASUG
Chapter events held throughout the United States and Canada every three
to four months. Peers lead discussions centered on specific areas of interest.
ASUG Groups: Join a network of other professionals who use SAP
products and services, whether they are in your industry or share an interest
in the same business process area. Through regular meetings and asug.com,
you’ll be exposed to a broad range of experiences and expertise —
the same expertise that will help support your business objectives.
asug.com Discussion Forums: Exchange ideas and resolve challenges
daily with other members through topic-specific forums on asug.com.
Forums are logically organized by function and interest areas, allowing
you to post questions and receive answers regarding the best practices
and initiatives of other ASUG members.
When coworkers come seeking advice, after
you’ve shared what you know, consider the other contacts they might
consult in ASUG and whether chapters, groups, or discussion forums would
be the best channel for connecting. Joining a network comprised of 75
percent of SAP North America’s customers is a tried-and-true path
down the road to success.