The UK and Ireland SAP User Group is to join other groups from around the world for the first time at SAP's Influencer Summit to be held in the US city of Boston next week.
The user groups will bring together senior SAP executives to discuss SAP's overall product strategy.
The UK and Ireland User Group will be represented by its director and former chairman, Glynn Lowth, who said the user groups' presence at the Boston meeting is the result of collaboration between various international groups to increase its influence and contact with SAP.
Lowth told the UK and Ireland SAP User Group Conference in Birmingham this week that in line with the trend of globalisation of the business environment, the user group was concentrating on building contacts with other user groups internationally.
"We see international involvement and collaboration as a key part of the influence process with SAP, and SAP has been very positive in its response," he said.