company functions in a vacuum. In this global economy, new, better,
and faster are the buzzwords, and
achieving this level of responsiveness means
that collaboration and information-sharing
are more important than ever before. This
applies not only to customers, vendors, and
suppliers, but also to the relationships
between a company and its solution providers.
DSAG events focus on enhancing the level
of collaboration and information-sharing
between our member companies and SAP. By
encouraging members to learn from each other’s
successes, and their stumbling blocks, DSAG
fosters unprecedented and unique opportunities
for all employees that touch SAP. For programmers,
database specialists, administrators, and
CIOs, DSAG provides direct, face-to-face
opportunities to acquire best practices and
To encourage information-sharing around technical “hot topics,”
our second annual DSAG Technology Spring Conference,
held in February 2004, highlighted SAP NetWeaver 2004, providing the most
up-to-date information available on SAP’s application and integration
platform. The conference placed the NetWeaver topic — a focal area
for many companies in the year ahead — front and center.
The conference began with seven sessions focused on topics ranging from
SAP’s NetWeaver and Ramp-Up strategies to Web Application Server
6.40. The conference also showcased SAP NetWeaver business cases directly
from current SAP customers, who shared cost/benefit analyses and specific
business uses for their own implementations. The 500 conference attendees
then split into breakout sessions offered in multiple tracks, covering
topics such as data archiving, application integration, Linux, Oracle,
portal technology, security, and SAP infrastructure.
Each track featured multiple sessions from SAP and non-SAP speakers,
customers, consultants, and IT service people, allowing attendees to drill
down and tackle specific topics of their choosing, and giving SAP technology
experts an opportunity to get the most up-to-date information directly
from SAP and fellow customers.
In January, DSAG member CIOs had their very own opportunity for direct
conversation with SAP in the SAP fit for CIO — CIO fit for
SAP program. The initiative brought together CIOs from our member
companies and executives from SAP, giving the two parties direct access
to learn from each other and identify how they can improve their working
relationship. Throughout the two-day event, CIO speakers and SAP representatives
shared their insights into an “added-value relationship,”
as well as a mutual long-term business strategy, between SAP and its customers.
The speeches gave way to interactive discussions followed by working sessions
with SAP. Fostering an open and collaborative environment, the event was
a “win-win” opportunity for SAP and its customers to enhance
From technical insights to strategic issues, DSAG covers the full spectrum
of information-sharing in an environment where collaboration is key. DSAG
continues to provide the forum for its community members to learn from
SAP and to help achieve best practices and business goals.
For more information about DSAG, visit www.dsag.de.