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SAP user groups are independent, not-for-profit organizations. Made up of SAP customer and partners, they are dedicated to educating members, facilitating customer involvement, and influencing SAP's strategy.
AFSUG is the African SAP User Group. It is an independent organization that represents the customer and partner community in Sub-Saharan Africa. In order to network, influence, and educate, AFSUG runs CIO forums, special interest groups (SIGs), and a bi-annual conference, SAPHILA.
The AFSUG board and AFSUG office work closely with SAP South Africa (primary office in Johannesburg).
AFSUG – African SAP User Group is a SUGEN member.
SAPience.be is the Belgian SAP User Group. Its mission is to bring users of SAP and SAP BusinessObjects technology and solutions together to share information, experience, knowledge, and ideas. SAPience.be not only connects corporate users, but also acts as a liaison between SAP and the user community. Participants grow in SAP skills via interesting talks with colleagues from other companies. SAPience.be also plays an important role in the definition of development requests towards SAP.
FSD is a community of Danish companies. The members are typically using SAP themselves or have a relevant business interest in SAP solutions. The motivation for membership is the benefit that the companies and their employees gain by participating in the events, organized by the community. The vision of FSD is to be the preferred place for knowledge exchange between the Danish people using SAP solutions.
The Finnish-speaking User Group, FINUG, is a nonprofit organization that represents the SAP customer and partner community in Finland. It brings together users from various organizations to share experiences and exchange information. FINUG events and efforts are aimed at providing a communication medium that allows SAP users within the region to effectively and collectively communicate with SAP. Companies in Finland are members with one major annual event and several subevents throughout the year.
The French-speaking SAP User Group gathers more than 300 companies from France and French speaking countries. With a total of 2000 members, USF gathers around 25 active special interest groups (SIGs) that convene approximately 100 meetings a year. An annual 2-days event is generally organized mid-October with 70 partners and 1000 members. USF was created in 1989. It has become the official trusted organization advertised on SAP France Web site. USF is totally independent financially from SAP with a board of 17 people. The office has three employees.
USF – Le club des Utilisateurs SAP Francophones is a SUGEN member.
The German-speaking SAP User Group is the independent lobby for SAP users in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The work of DSAG is based on three pillars: networking, exchanging experience, and exercising influence. This is what happens primarily in the more than 150 special interest groups and work groups focused on industries, technologies, and processes.
Based on this, we offer our members exclusive information on SAP strategies, product development, and services at an early stage. The user group is the communication platform in the German-speaking SAP environment. Due to this active and close cooperation we have become a "trusted advisor" of SAP.
The GUPS (SAP User & Prospect Group in Italian) is a permanent workshop inside the Aused association – one of the most important and influencing organizations of CIOs in the Italian ICT world. The organization was created in 2000 thanks to a group of fellows interested in the SAP universe, and its aim is to share knowledge among the community and provide members with access to first-hand news.
By joining the GUPS, members may meet and interact with peers, key personnel from SAP, as well as partners and professionals. Prospective customers, who often need more independent and affordable information, will also find great value in joining. For members of all types, GUPS hosts a number of events on a wide variety of topics to facilitate discussions and sharing of common business issues and best solution or industry best practices.
In 2007, SAP Italy recognized the GUPS as the country's only official group of SAP users.
SUG-MENA is a nonprofit organization in the business of promoting effective use of SAP, while bringing together its various users from the Middle East and North African region, to share experiences and exchange solutions. SUG-MENA's events and efforts are also aimed at providing a communication medium that allows SAP users within the region to effectively and collectively communicate with SAP. 200+ companies in MENA are members, with one major annual event and subevents throughout the year.
SUG-MENA is a SUGEN member.
The Dutch-speaking User Group, VNSG, is an active organization with over 900 members. VNSG facilitates its members in sharing their experiences in the use of the SAP software and building a valuable network. VNSG also looks after the interests of all members and influences SAP.
VNSG is a SUGEN member.
SBN is for everyone who uses SAP products. The main tasks of the Norwegian union are:
Enable exchange of experience, competence, and ideas between member (create/stimulate high-quality networking activities
Increase users' knowledge of SAP and contribute to an increased ROI from the use of SAP systems Participate in international meetings and meet other SAP unions
Support initiatives that will influence SAP in a beneficial way for the demands of the users, including the proposal of system development requests
Our SBN office is located next to the SAP reception. In our office our members have access to wireless LAN.
SBN Norge is a SUGEN member.
The Portuguese SAP User Group, GUSP, is an independent association of SAP users in Portugal that provides its members with the means to network and share experiences and expectations. GUSP serves as a communication and interaction channel with SAP, with interest groups that work actively on topics of common interest and information sessions related to SAP solutions.
SUSAP is an independent organization of Slovenian SAP users that runs on voluntary but organized basis. Our goals and aims are exchange of knowledge and experience about SAP functionalities through organized workshops and interest groups, with consolidation and emphasis on customer needs or demands helping SAP to improve localization, enabling networking between managers as well as experts, with close cooperation of users diminish the lack of big user numbers.
AUSAPE brings together SAP-related companies in Spain in order to promote the exchange of information of mutual interest regarding SAP products and to establish relations with other associations or professional groups. Our objectives include the encouraging collaboration in actions of mutual interest, the channeling of influence over SAP, and the promoting and providing of training and know-how regarding SAP-related issues.
AUSAPE is a SUGEN member.
The SAP User Group for Sweden is where all SAP events within Sweden are communicated – and where the SAP Magazine for Sweden is created. SAPSA organizes focus groups and conferences around Sweden. SAPSA is also the platform for consultancy companies in the SAP ecosystem in Sweden. SAPSA office colocated with SAP in Alvik.
SAPSA is a SUGEN member.
The SAP UK & Ireland User Group is an independent organization set up to serve the needs of SAP users, providing them with a forum to share knowledge, best practices, and expertise with industry peers.
Membership in the user group will save your organization valuable time and money by enabling you to draw on a community of over 400 organizations and 3000 professionals who have, and share, vast experience and knowledge of SAP software and its deployment.
SAP UK & Ireland User Group is a SUGEN member.
RSUG is independent organization that works for promotion of Russian-speaking SAP Users' interests. RSUG is the community of professionals with common business interests and experience. It helps to find answers, to offer new ideas, to solve problems and to develop new professional contacts. RSUG offers organizational support for Russian-speaking SAP users to represent common interests. In particular: sharing knowledge about already implemented SAP solutions and SAP products practical use, also about approaches to implementation projects and to solutions maintenance process ; systematization of cooperation with SAP solutions developers in order to develop solutions considering Russian-speaking users' needs; systematization of cooperation with Global and Local SAP users' support services to develop services for customers; organization of SAP solutions development strategy discussion considering Russian-speaking and international communities interests.
RSUG mission is establishing of customers' ecosystem, where community members can share opinions, experience and knowledge, can structure and form common for all users requests for vendors, and also promote new ideas, technologies and tools for reaching goals of companies themselves as well as the aims of individual community members .
RSUG has efficient collaboration with groups and organizations of SAP users all over the world.