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SAP's Influencing Programs
Participate in SAP’s Market Introduction programs to influence and adopt SAP innovations – throughout the product lifecycle, at no extra charge.
  • Innovate with SAP in current development projects:
    Customer Engagement Initiative
  • Experience a new product release in the test phase:
    Beta (before product release)
  • Adopt SAP innovations early on:
    Early Adopter Care (after product release)
  • Improve existing SAP products by requesting small enhancements:
    Customer Connection
Leverage SAP Product & Solution Roadmaps to learn about planned innovations, as basis for your engagement with SAP.
Your Feedback & Ideas are at the heart of all SAP Influencing programs.
It ensures Transparency for our customers to see all the opportunities to work with SAP and to influence innovations throughout the SAP solution lifecycle.
What customers say about.
Guided Beta
"The CUV* process is critical to the successful release of the products and is invaluable in making sure that the release is complete and achieves the solution goals."
Cal Castleberry, Ernst & Young, HCM Renewal
(*CUV now called Guided Beta)
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Customer Engagement Initiative
The next set of Innovation projects will be available in 2016. Follow your Area of Interest to be informed once they are available!
Beta Programs
Beta programs offer you the ability to work closely with SAP development to provide feedback on product functionality, usability and quality before the release-to-customer (RTC) date.
Early Adopter Care Programs
Participate early and benefit from close collaboration with SAP including development to ensure a smooth go-live.
Customer Connection
Submit improvement requests for the current SAP products. Find improvement projects with a suitable product scope on the CC improvement project list.
End-User's Voice
Find activities explicitly designed for end-users of SAP's software, for example, user events, user testing, early validation of prototypes, etc. First activities published focus on the two Lines of Business Finance and Analytics - more areas to come in 2016.
Improvement Finder
Look for improvements already available via SAP note download or Support Package. Benefit from new features that are easy to apply to your system.
Innovation Discovery
Consider a SAP Release or Enhancement Package upgrade? Then check out the new innovations first you might gain by this investment.
SAP Road Maps
Access SAP Road Maps for Line Of Business, Industry and Technology.
For the latest road map updates and webinars see the SCN Roadmap space.
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