New Product — SAP PI/PO Message Mapping

One of the most complex aspects of SAP PI/PO is learning how to make great Message Mappings. I have trained developers in SAP PI/PO, and I have mentored/coached them in message mapping. The most frequent questions I have received from them were related to the nature of queues and contexts. A lot of students participating…

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Can Failure Be Your Road to Success

I recently realized that I like errors. No, not making them (whoever likes that?), but observing the consequences, the issues behind them, and learning from them. There are two reasons why errors, mistakes, and failure are so important: you end up attempting to find the correct solution multiple times, and thus, you are learning while…

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Choosing Work Now — Over Work In The Future

As much as I enjoy doing SAP integration, I admit that there are duller aspects of the job, such as testing — and I’ve been doing testing for a client for a few weeks now. At one point, I realized I might not be providing as much work and value as I would have liked…

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SAP TechEd From an Integration Perspective

I want to share the insight I have gained into the ever-changing world of SAP integration while participating at SAP TechEd 2015. SAP integration has changed a lot over the last couple of years, and it is constantly evolving. As someone who has been working with SAP for over a decade, I was able to…

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SAP TechED Las Vegas vs Barcelona

This year, I was fortunate enough to attend 2 TechEd conferences: the one held in Las Vegas (October 19-23)  and the one from Barcelona (November 10-12). I would like to share my thoughts on this year’s TechEds. I can say that I enjoyed both, though often for different reasons.   I will probably attend the…

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SAP TechEd Las Vegas Wrap-up

I got home from a 2-week trip whose main focus was on the SAP TechEd Las Vegas conference, followed by APIGEE’s I Love APIs as the second most important conference. The overall information was focused on the two-speed business, systems of records (SAP ERP system, CRM or other back-end systems), and the system of engaging…

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Estimating Integration Work

When working with integration, you often get asked about the estimation of interfaces. There are some scenarios where you have a lot of interfaces: New implementation of SAP, where you have to implement lots of interfaces to connect with existing systems B2B integration, where you have a lot of new partners and messages Migration from…

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I Love APIs Conference

I have been at the I love APIs conference in San Jose two weeks ago. I wanted to know more about what is happening in the API space. It seems to be a place that is growing fast, and an industry in which customers seem to invest. With the Apigee/SAP partnership, I thought this would…

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SAP TechEd Sessions on SAP Integration

SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2015 I’ve gone through the list of this year’s SAP TechEd Las Vegas sessions, and I’ve compiled a list of the most interesting ones (from an integration perspective). I hope to attend as many as possible, though I’m not sure whether I can make it to all of them, as I…

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INT111 Best Practices in SAP Integration

I am looking forward to hosting the best practices session I have previously announced. I have been working with SAP PI/PRO for over 10 years, and have learned quite a bit about what to do when it comes to integration. For over a decade, I have been working with consultants and users from all over…

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