Welcome to our SAP User Groups Newsflash! It is designed to keep SAP User Groups up-to-date on strategic topics, current knowledge offerings, events and influencing initiatives. The SAP User Group Specific Offerings section is specially dedicated to the current knowledge assets like webinars, hands-on workshops, guides and eBooks.

1.    Extended Innovation Commitment for SAP S/4HANA, Clarity and Choice on SAP Business Suite 7

As a result of collaboration with customers, user groups and partners, as well as with other industry stakeholders, SAP offers a commitment to SAP S/4HANA until 2040 combined with longer support for SAP Business Suite 7 software including SAP ERP 6.0, SAP Customer Relationship Management 7.0, SAP Supply Chain Management 7.0, and SAP Supplier Relationship Management 7.0 applications and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. This will help customers unlock the potential for innovation so they can revolutionize business processes with optimal flexibility while protecting their existing investments.

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2.     SAP's Integration Plan in the Cloud

You are wondering when, what, and how to transform to be well equipped for your changing business needs? SAP presents it’s insight also into the technologies and business processes SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite offers, to help you move your company to the Intelligent Enterprise. Learn about the numerous SAP and third-party extensions to make your integration as flexible as possible, and take a look at the common business scenarios that can be improved by SAP's cloud technologies.

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SAP User Group Specific Offerings

3.     Experience Management eBook – NEW

Learn more about SAP's Experience Management approach, focusing on SAP's latest acquisition of Qualtrics and how your organization can benefit from it, especially in combination with existing solutions such as SAP C/4HANA or SAP SuccessFactors.

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4.     SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2002 Release is Generally Available

With SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2002, the Intelligent Enterprise mixes promised innovations with must-have essentials for a new decade.  The highlights of the new release are intelligent robotic process automation (iRPA) capabilities and embedded SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) that adds more features for clients to analyze and steer their businesses.

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5.     Mapping Your Journey to SAP S/4HANA – UPDATED

An increasing number of customers are asking for guidance on how to start the journey to the new digital core. That’s why SAP product teams, subject-matter experts, and consultants – in collaboration with ASUG (Americas’ SAP User Group) and DSAG (the German-speaking SAP User Group) composed a paper as a very practical, condensed, down-to-earth guide for executives, project managers, decision-makers, and senior IT leadership. Discover the just recently updated version of the SAP S/4HANA "Manifesto".

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6.     Get Started Now with the SAP S/4HANA Adoption Starter Engagement – UPDATED

Join the weekly introductory webinars about the updated SAP S/4HANA Adoption Starter Program, that has been designed in collaboration with DSAG (the German-speaking SAP User Group). With the help of the Adoption Starter Engagement, you have the opportunity to build your roadmap in order to manage a successful transition from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA. Learn more about its different pillars in this Youtube playlist consisting of short videos.

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Value of Support

7.     Update on the Usage of SAP Solution Manager 7.2

SAP has announced changes to the maintenance commitment of SAP Business Suite. SAP Solution Manager 7.2 follows the approach of the SAP Business Suite 7. 
•    Mainstream maintenance for SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is now ensured until the end of 2027.  
•    For customers who choose the optional extended maintenance for the SAP Business Suite 7 (until end of 2030) will receive extended maintenance or SAP Solution Manager 7.2 at no additional cost. 
Focused Build and Insights are included in the usage rights of SAP Solution Manager since January 2020. They have the same maintenance conditions as SAP Solution Manager. Focused Run is not affected by the announcement and has its own release and maintenance schedule.

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8.     Wondering How to Get an Easy Start with SAP‘s Product Support?

Join our Product Support Accreditation program and become part of our community. Complete the easy to consume learning modules, gain knowledge and be rewarded. The Product Support Accreditation program is available to all SAP customers at no additional cost. Access the program with your s-user and enjoy easy to consume self-enablements to speed up your time to answers and increase efficiency and productivity during your support interactions.

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9.    Enterprise Support Academy

Check out the upcoming scheduled offerings and new webinar replays. As a special offering, we have sessions available in Chinese (ZH) and Japanese (APJ). Just select your region below.

APJ    EMEA    Latin America    North America