New Business Objects User Group

The Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG), the customer-run community of SAP professionals, announced the formation of the Global Business Objects Network (GBN), an independent user community for customers and partners of Business Objects, an SAP company.


The new, not-for-profit organization is member-led and provides participants from around the world with a network to exchange ideas, find answers to solution challenges, and establish a cohesive, customer voice.  The GBN is member-driven with a steering team of customers and partners selected to help build the community. The team will work to establish services offered, membership structure, and educational programming.

The GBN Steering Team members include:

  • Kip Barkley, T. Rowe Price
  • Mark D. Frederick, Ball Corporation
  • Dan Grew, AstraZeneca
  • Ken Hartman, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
  • Brad Hay, WorkSafeBC
  • Jamie Oswald, Sisters of Mercy Health System
  • David Rathbun, Integra Solutions (unit of Quorum Business Solutions)
  • Simon To, Rent-A-Center, Inc..

Free Membership until 2010. For more information on how to join the community and to participate in building the new group, go to 

About GBN

The Global Business Objects Network (GBN) is an independent, member-driven community that brings together Business Objects customers and partners from around the world to share knowledge and best practices, creating a powerful customer voice. Leveraging the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group’s (ASUG) established relationship with the entire SAP ecosystem, the GBN provides members immediate value: a direct connection with Business Objects and SAP for input on product, service, and company direction.

Business Objects User Conference 2008

GBN officially launches at the Business Objects User Conference, Oct. 20-22 in Dallas, Texas and is working together with Business Objects to create a first-rate educational experience and networking venue.  PCS Consulting, a Business Objects Partner, is one of several presenters at the conference.  Link to Conference Site 

About ASUG

The Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG(R)) is an independent, volunteer-run organization that facilitates connections among members of the SAP ecosystem. As the most valued voice for SAP customer influence, ASUG maintains its unique position by connecting SAP experts who share their knowledge back with the community—creating an ongoing cycle of shared experience that enables strong business results and real competitive advantage for the entire SAP ecosystem. (



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