Podcast: SAP, ASUG preps benchmarking campaign for customer ROI measurements

The Americas' SAP Users' Group and SAP are showcasing a joint benchmarking campaign designed to measure company successes and develop a roadmap to measure the ROI of SAP applications and provide best practices to customers.

The Americas' SAP Users' Group and SAP are showcasing a joint benchmarking campaign designed to measure company successes and develop a roadmap to measure the ROI of SAP applications. In this podcast, News Editor Robert Westervelt interviews Rod Masney, president of the Americas' SAP Users' Group. Masney discusses the benchmarking initiative, gives his views about the latest SAP issues and provides an overview about the user group's...

priorities over the next year.

  Podcast: SAP, ASUG preps benchmarking campaign for customer ROI measurements  

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  Program highlights  

  • (1:00) Microsoft partner aims Dynamics at SAP, Oracle:Green Beacon Solutions, a value added reseller says Microsoft is primed to win the battle against SAP and Oracle with Dynamics AX.

  • (1:38) Scripting package adds languages for SAP developers: A new programming environment developed by an SAP product specialist puts Perl, Python, PHP and Ruby in the hands of SAP developers.

  • (2:25) Rod Masney, president of the Americas' SAP Users' Group, provides an overview about the user group's priorities over the next year.

  • (4:00) How has ASUG changed over the years?

  • (4:58) What has been the response from ASUG members about the collocated ASUG, SAP Sapphire conferences?

  • (7:04) Will there be any additional changes to the conference setup next year?

  • (8:00) What are the ASUG customer influence councils? How can a member company take part in these influence sessions?

  • (11:45) What is the ongoing benchmarking campaign being spearheaded by ASUG?

  • (12:52) Were documented best practices lacking among SAP customers?

  • (15:51) What are some of the benefits of taking part in the benchmarking project and how should a company use the benchmarking reports when they are released?

  • (15:00) What are the main challenges for SAP customers? Are there some initial adoption issues?

  • (18:14) What is ASUG doing to reach out to customers about SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture initiative and services oriented architecture building?

  • (21:27) Is there enough information available for companies investigating whether to upgrade and implement NetWeaver and SOA?

  • (22:51) Is there room for small and midsized businesses in ASUG?

  • (24:28) How do you see the midmarket playing out? Can SAP chip away at Microsoft's strong penetration?

  • (24:28) How do you see the midmarket playing out? Can SAP chip away at Microsoft's strong penetration?

      Program Links:  

  • ASUG president discusses top SAP customer priorities: ASUG's newly installed president, Rod Masney sumed up some of the top issues that were on the minds of SAP users headed into the recent ASUG and Sapphire conferences.

  • Podcast: SAP user group head explains SAP successes, challenges: Former ASUG president Mike Perroni talks about the latest SAP technologies and why SAP customers are slow to upgrade.

  • Special Report: SearchSAP at Sapphire '06 Orlando: SearchSAP.com's Editorial Team was out in full force at SAP Sapphire 2006 in Orlando. Our coverage includes breaking news, case studies, and podcasts from the event, as well as news, analysis and tips from our archives.

  • SearchSAP.com Editorial Blog: This is the place for additional commentary and discussion about recent events, news stories or whatever else happens in the SAP world.

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