Best Practices: Naming Conventions

  This is part 3 of my series on best practices. You might also want to read part 1 and part 2. In this post, I will share further topics I wish to cover in the series. Furthermore, the contents of a best practices document will be discussed in depth.   An essential element of…

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The Concept of Best Practices is Dead

As you all know, I have started a series of posts on the topic of best practices. You can view the first post here.   Most customers say that they want to implement best practices in all areas of their business, as much as possible – and it is definitely a good thing that they…

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SAP Integration Overview

The SAP integration landscape is becoming more complex. We will see that companies start implementing much more complicated landscapes, both with regards to how the system works, and also according to their needs.   At SAPPHIRE NOW I heard people who thought there were too many different components, which made it more difficult to select…

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Message Mappings Can Be Simplified

I have recently worked with a client, and we were going through one of those big mappings, to see what was going on in it. Sometimes, things were a bit unclear. Sometimes, it was difficult to understand, to help develop, and to realize what went wrong.   I wanted to show you just how complicated…

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Best Practices: Reasons Behind the Concept

I’m creating a new blog series about best practices in the world of SAP Integration, so I can deliver a presentation at the 2015 SAP TechEd conference in Las Vegas. You can see the starting post here: http://picourse.com/teched-presentation-on-best-practices-in-sap-integration/ Today’s post focuses on the reasons behind the concept of best practices. The concept exists for a…

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TechEd Presentation on Best Practices in SAP Integration

I am proud to announce that I am starting a series of posts on the topic of best practices in the area of SAP.   I submitted an abstract for the SAP TechEd Conference Las Vegas (October 19-23, 2015), and I have recently learned that it had been approved.   My first thought was: “Super!…

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New SAP PI/PO Course Concerning the RFC, IDoc and Proxy Adapters

As SAP adapters are vital to most integrations, many of the students who participated in my SAP courses have requested a course specifically designed to teach them the details of using these adapters.   I always listen to my students’ requests, and I genuinely wish to help them improve their PO developing skills. This course…

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IFG Survey on SAP Integration

Surveys are always useful for those who wish to improve. Seeing other people’s answers might reveal positive or negative patterns in certain aspects of a trade. Being a member of the International Focus Group (IFG) for Integration, I have helped create a survey this year (we have created the survey annually for the past 6…

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GUID Should NOT Always be Generated

I recently had a conversation about integrating a system that had a unique key for its business objects, and about methods of doing integrations.   The receive system used GUID for all the objects it created – this is much like SAP Cloud 4 Customer (C4C).   A GUID is a globally unique identifier, which…

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SAPPHIRENOW Integration

The Sapphire Now + ASUG annual SAP conference was held last week. I want to discuss the conference from an integration perspective, since this is the aspect I am most interested in.   Obviously, there were many announcements regarding HANA, which was presented as one of the big alternatives. The focus was mainly on cloud…

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