Last week, the Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG) announced that Steve Strout, its incoming president, would become the organization's first full-time employee. To get more details on what the move means for ASUG, SearchSAP.com spoke with Strout, former ASUG president Rod Masney, and Stefan Kneis, SAP's executive liaison to ASUG. In this podcast, the three discuss the potential positive and negative effects of the position, how ASUG is dealing with the expected influx of small and medium-sized business (SMB) members, and what to look for in Strout's first 100 days in office.
(1:00) Details of ASUG's position changes
| ASUG transitions: What's next?
(2:50) Timeframe for the transitions
(3:20) SAP's reaction to ASUG's first full-time president
(4:25) How ASUG will serve new SMB members and partners
(8:50) New products and services are planned for the first 100 days of Strout's presidency
(10:20) Products and services that members are requesting and ASUG's strategy to serve them
(12:18) Potential negative aspects of having a full-time ASUG president
(15:17) Can members expect more full-time employees in the future?
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