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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Does Standard Still Work for SAP ERP Systems?

I have recently been to a wedding, where I was challenged by a fellow attendee on the topic of the ERP system’s relevancy.   When a company implements SAP or HANA, they will use the SAP Best Practices solution for managing the business and handling orders, for everything related to the business – process-wise. The…

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Developer Trifecta

Constantly working on different projects has led me to the conclusion that integration cannot be done without some kind of balance. I believe there are three major aspects of integration that need to be considered before rushing into a new project. These important parameters I like to call the ‘developer trifecta’ are the following:  …

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SAPPHIRE NOW ASUG Annual Conference 2015 with focus on Integration

I have been looking at the session catalog for Sapphire Now and here is a list of the sessions that I believe are interesting, and that I’ll try to attend. There aren’t a lot of PI/PO sessions. There is just the BT117 session about B2B capabilities. I had hoped for a Roadmap session, but I…

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