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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Why is SAP PI/PO Difficult to Learn?

PICourse.com created a survey to figure out how learning SAP PI/PO can be made easier. The survey also focused on the methods used by current developers to learn SAP PI/PO when they started their careers. One of the questions was referring to the difficulty of learning SAP PI/PO – I wanted to find out why…

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Will doing SAP PI/PO Support Help You Learn?

As an SAP mentor who works/worked with Process Integration (PI), Process Orchestration (PO), and Exchange Infrastructure (XI), I wanted to find out more about other people’s experiences with SAP. I recently created a survey. In it, there were questions related to the learning process of the respondents. I wanted to know how they started learning…

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Using the SAP HCI Trial

I recently had the great opportunity of using the SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI) platform through the trial program offered by SAP. It is a really nice tool, which is paving the way for the cloud system’s users. It makes it easier for companies to use cloud-based integration. There are some obvious use cases, so…

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Differences Between ccBPM and NW BPMN

A question I often hear is: “What is the difference between SAP ccBPM and SAP Netweaver BPMN?” I hope that this post will give you some more insight into this issue.   The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) was used by ccBPM. BPEL was a standard created by IBM and Microsoft in 2001. It was…

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