“I know personally that SAP isn’t interested in pursuing court action to resolve these conversations and would like to have a dialogue with customers on the topic, which is why these conversations are so important.
Look for a lot more from ASUG. ASUG advocating on these topics is what drives the value in being a member. And ASUG needs to hear your voice.”
We are in 2017. If I was a member I would ask Geoff why ASUG not been advocating aggressively for its users on this topic for a decade now? Why only now?
When I shared an early copy of SAP Nation with him in 2013, I asked him a similar question. How come ASUG has not been highlighting the massive cost of the SAP ecosystem to customers?
In fairness, it’s not just Geoff. Other user groups are just as passive. They are more focused on events and training sessions, not customer advocacy.
Indeed as I noted in SAP Nation, other market watchers have been just as passive – analysts, academia, regulators.
“Many customer executives will say they have little time or interest to “influence the influencers” discussed above. You cannot blame them, but then they need to increase their own oversight and help protect their own interests.”
Even more justification to look out for number one, folks!