Insights & Key Takeaways from ASUG Tech Connect 2023

ASUG (the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group), in partnership with SAP hosted the inaugural ASUG Tech Connect event in New Orleans from 7-9 November 2023.

Soterion participated as an exhibitor at the event, and our partner, Jeremy Shinkfield from Madiba, actively engaged by attending multiple sessions. Our booth attracted numerous delegates who enthusiastically participated in our prize draw for the coveted LEGO Millennium Falcon.

In a recent podcast episode, we discuss the event’s prominent topics and themes, with Jeremy Shinkfield joining us as a guest to offer his valuable insights. Whether you prefer a concise overview or a more in-depth discussion, we’ve got you covered. You can read the key takeaways highlighted below, or for a more in-depth discussion, tune in to our podcast using the links provided in the article below.

Key Takeaways from ASUG Tech Connect 2023

Clean Core

  • A significant theme discussed at the conference was the concept of a “Clean Core” by SAP. 
  • SAP aims to move customisation out of the core system and into a separate section to maintain a standardised core across clients. 

AI Integration

  • AI integration was a prominent topic, with discussions on incorporating AI at various levels, including business logic, scanning, and self-generating code during programming. 
  • The excitement around AI indicates its growing significance in SAP solutions. 

SAP BTP (Business Technology Platform) and SAP Rise Program: 

  • Discussions around SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) revealed varying adoption rates across different regions. 
  • The SAP Rise program was discussed as a natural progression, with clients showing interest and less resistance toward its adoption. 



More about ASUG and ASUG Tech Connect

The Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is a community-driven organisation comprising SAP customers, partners, and professionals across North and South America. Founded in 1991, ASUG serves as a platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration among its members. It facilitates engagement with SAP through events, webinars, special interest groups (SIGs), and forums, enabling members to leverage SAP solutions effectively, share best practices, and influence product development. ASUG plays a vital role in connecting SAP users with resources, expertise, and opportunities to maximise the value of their SAP investments and drive innovation within their organisations.

ASUG Tech Connect is a new addition to the SAP calendar that’s hosted by ASUG in partnership with SAP. The goal of this event is to bring together developers, practitioners, enterprise architects, and others from the SAP community to connect and learn at the ASUG Tech Connect conference.

ASUG Tech Connect hosted a variety of workshops with a number of learning tracks such as:

  • Application development and automation
  • Data and analytics
  • Integration
  • Managing the business of IT
  • SAP technology fundamentals

Exhibitors were given the opportunity to share their tools and ideas and how they can be used to enhance SAP.

More about ASUG and ASUG Tech Connect

Soterion brought our expertise to ASUG Tech Connect 2023 as an exhibitor and SAP Silver partner. Our SAP security consultants together with our SAP security and risk management solutions provide organisations with an holistic offering to solve any organisations’ GRC challenges. Contact us to find out more about how we can assist.

More about Soterion’s SAP Security & GRC Podcast

Our SAP Security & GRC podcast, primarily focuses on SAP Security & GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) topics, aiming to guide listeners through effective access risk management in SAP. Topics covered range from emerging trends and reports in the field to practical considerations for organisations undergoing S/4HANA transformations. With episodes addressing critical issues such as the shortage of skilled SAP security resources, the importance of role clean-up versus role redesign, and the significance of access risk as business risk, the podcast offers valuable insights and strategies for navigating the complex landscape of SAP security and GRC.

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