Oct 21, 2013

ASUG Data Governance Conference 2013 – Value is in the eye of the beholder

As the 2013 ASUG Data Governance Conference comes to an end, it’s interesting to note a few of the themes that emerged this year as compared to the prior years. Value in the eyes of the Beholder – Economic Properties of Data Value, value, and value… after two and a half days and twenty sessions dealing with some aspect of data governance – thought it would be helpful to share some observations and themes that emerged during this conference. I was struck by the singularity and on the other hand the diversity of discussions around value and data governance. Whether… Read more

Oct 31, 2011

Insights from the Georgia ASUG chapter meeting

I have just returned from the Georgia ASUG chapter meeting and Business One Summit at the Legacy Lodge, Lake Lanier near Buford, GA. As with any of these gatherings, there were many people in attendance but with this particular gathering the focus was a little muddied by the consolidation of the meeting into an ‘all-the-SAP-products’ gathering. Green Brushy was well-received as usual, the break-out rooms were quite roomy and comfortable, and there was plenty of discussion space and a very upbeat vibe from those attending. ASUG meetings tend to be a somewhat mixed bag of content, vendors and participants but… Read more

Sep 14, 2011

Groaning Shelves – avoiding Shelf Ware in the world of SAP

I have just spent the past week in meetings with our sales organization and one of the topics that came up as a topic line was the concept of Shelf ware. Enterprise Irregular Ray Wang wrote in 2010 that In the latest Software Insider survey, 57% of global enterprises own more software licenses than deployed Shelf ware of course is an interesting concept in that it is not something that a given organization ever intentionally invests in. In the realm of enterprise systems however there is almost always some software that lands up being bought but never gets implemented. The… Read more

Feb 15, 2011

Winshuttle and ASUG

For the last 2 years, I have served as the Program Chair of the Pacific Northwest ASUG Chapter. The Chapter covers the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The goal of ASUG is to bring SAP users together, so they can get information and education on SAP and opportunities for networking with other SAP users and partners. Winshuttle has been a supporter of ASUG for many years. We have seen the positive response that SAP users have when they get to talk to others who are having similar issues in their SAP environments. This past meeting was held at the… Read more