ASUG’s new campfire

Posted: September 4, 2008 in CRM

The Americas SAP User Group did something cool this week.  They organized another user group.  That might not seem like a big deal but the way they did it is.

User groups are older than the technology business and go about as far back as a bunch of people sitting around a campfire comparing different stone types used for arrow heads.  It’s something ingrained in human nature and only somewhat tempered by patent law.

According to the press release, ASUG announced the formation of the Global BusinessObjects Network (GBN), not a pretty abbreviation, kind of reminds me of a public TV station, but good enough.  What I like about it is that the release says, “…the organization is member led and intended to give users a network to exchange ideas, find answers to solution challenges, and establish a cohesive, powerful customer voice.”  That sounds like a campfire to me, pass the marshmallows. 

So, what did you think?

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