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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Ask me anything

This Monday I shared a message with you regarding my new training program, where I’ll be mentoring developers to become much better at what they do. The program’s target audience consists of people who have less than 3 years of experience with SAP PI/PO, who want to become better, therefore helping their company more and hopefully…

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Learning SAP PI and ROI (Return on Investment)

One of the biggest things you can invest in is learning. I believe education is one of the best areas for investing. In this post I’ll share some of the ideas I have of learning, and why it pays to educate your employees. When I got started with SAP XI 11 year ago, my employer spent €30,000…

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