Together with SAP’s customer base in the region, SUG-MENA has grown a lot over the last few years. What impact does this have on your mission?
Salem Al-Angari: Of course, we’re really happy to see so many new members come on board – especially because we are a nonprofit organization and so are only as strong as our membership base. More members make us stronger and allow us to speak louder on their behalf. This helps us on the regional as well as on the global level.
What is it that you want to say on behalf of your members?
Salem Al-Angari: Let me answer that by saying what we want to achieve for them. Basically, our main objective is to ensure that our user community gets the best out of their SAP installations. We’ve established three goals to help us do that. The first is networking. SAP customers want to network, and we provide them with a platform to share knowledge and best practices. Our second objective is education. Education through events, presentations, and demos as well as our collaboration with SAP in the TechTours, WorldTours, and so on.
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