We dont need this java on PI

I was working with a client doing Bank (BCM) integration on the SAP PI platform. Everything was going well. Then I got into a talk around if we could get rid of this Java thing.

Then I had a small issue… Since my focus was to make everything in the integration layer as simple as possible and be able to upgrade it. So it would be possible to go to the single stack.

The claim was fair enough that the bank department did not have enough skills on the Java to support a lot of java code. There was enough ABAP developers around, because they had worked with ABAP for 5+ years. They had the skills for coding and supporting ABAP, in that perspective it was much easier for him and the team to support it.

The same does I see when I do consulting with smaller clients, where they only have a basis or an ABAP developer to handle the PI as a side project. How many things can you handle and support before it is too much.

They seem to have gotten the idea that SAP was moving away form Java. So all business logic from SAP will be in ABAP. They thought of this because of the Oracle acquisition of Sun. My comments was that in my view SAP was still investing heavily in Java both for the PI/PO and for the cloud applications.

I recorded this video around the issue.

I think we got to an agreement on what should be different. The big issue was about maintain lookup values for the business. Most of the values should be maintain on the ERP system, which is not a complete goodbye to the Java stack.

And ABAP mappings was never in the scope.

I still think it is a valid point, what are you required to now inhouse before you can maintain a SAP PI system. Do you need to be PI certificed or can you just have some skills in debugging and monitor the PI system?

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Free as the Bird presentation on freelancing at Danish Computer world Expo

freelance presentation imageI was happy to be included as a speaker at Computer World Expo 2013. Computer World Expo is the biggest computer event in Denmark this year. It was really nice to be invited to talk about being a freelancer.

It is not often that I get to talk about the role as a freelancer. But once I tried to drill more in to the content it was much more interesting and I found that I had a lot to say. Way too much to say in the time allocated.

I had to focus my presentation on one area around the motivation for becoming a freelancer. It was quite interesting to find the best ideas to put into the presentational. I think I did a good job on telling some of the good and bad things around being a freelancer in the IT world. I could tell it based on just SAP or even more precise around SAP Process Integration. But it would not fit with the audience.

 

After the talk I meet with 3 other SAP consultants, so even it was not specific a SAP conference there was some SAP consultants to talk with. There was also Microsoft developers and project managers how found the presentation interesting and I got to talk with around the topic.

 

The key topics were covered in an article in Computer World around how to get started as a freelancer.

 

Since the limited time it was not all the do’s and don’ts I could spend time on. So I focus the presentation on motivation on why being a freelancer is great. I therefore created a check list with all the things that you must know. I would highly recommend you to go thru this list if you are considering being a freelancer.

 

You can find the free guide on how to a freelancer at http://figaf.com/products/freelancers.html

I was happy to be included as a speaker at Computer World Expo 2013. Computer World Expo is the biggest computer event in Denmark this year. It was really nice to be invited to talk about being a freelancer.

 

It is not often that I get to talk about the role as a freelancer. But once I tried to drill more in to the content it was much more interesting and I found that I had a lot to say. Way too much to say in the time allocated.

 

I had to focus my presentation on one area around the motivation for becoming a freelancer. It was quite interesting to find the best ideas to put into the presentational. I think I did a good job on telling some of the good and bad things around being a freelancer in the IT world. I could tell it based on just SAP or even more precise around SAP Process Integration. But it would not fit with the audience.

 

After the talk I meet with 3 other SAP consultants, so even it was not specific a SAP conference there was some SAP consultants to talk with. There was also Microsoft developers and project managers how found the presentation interesting and I got to talk with around the topic.

 

The key topics were covered in an article in Computer World around how to get started as a freelancer.

 

Since the limited time it was not all the do’s and don’ts I could spend time on. So I focus the presentation on motivation on why being a freelancer is great. I therefore created a check list with all the things that you must know. I would highly recommend you to go thru this list if you are considering being a freelancer.

 

You can find the free guide on how to a freelancer at http://figaf.com/products/freelancers.html

foto: Alexander Haslund IDG

SAP PI for Everybody

SAP PI is not just a developer problem. It is also something that has impact on how the business works. It is therefore a important that the business know more about what SAP PI is.

Therefore Figaf has launched SAP PI for Everybody. A online site that gives information about how we all can know more on what SAP can help with. It is the first program that does not focus on making us all to developers.

The online course focus more on what we all must know when we are dealing with SAP PI. There is some free videos about SAP PI, so just check it out.

SAP network in Denmark

I have said yes to be facilitating the Danish IT organisations SAP network group. I really look forward to out first meeting, and meeting all the members. I hope that I can share some insights to how I see SAP and the mentor program.

I have always been really interested in having networking and use it in a way to improve my and my networks value. So it does make a lot of sense to have a networking group, where you can get information on how other people are using SAP.

I had not heard about the group before I was contacted and ask to facilitate the group. So it does give a few problems on how to plan the first meeting. Had should I put on the agenda, that everybody will find interesting.

The big theme in SAP is of cause Mobility. So I thought that might be a good theme, because it is something that everybody needs to learn about. Myself included. I have never had the opportunity to work on any SAP mobile projects. So it may be a really good topic to learn a little more about.

I have been fortunate to have fellow John Moy to give a presentation over Skype. Over travel budget does not allow for a global travel. I have seen he last blog around the different solutions that SAP is providing for the mobile platform. I hope to get somebody else also to give a presentation on another aspect of mobility, so we can get more debate and viewpoints.

The other speaker we have is a good friend and networking expert Carina Heckscher, how will help os become better at networking. I do look forward to hear her presentation and the exercises she has promised. They will come in handy for the next couple of meetings.

If you are in Denmark you and you want to be a part of the network check out the site http://dit.dk/Netvaerk/SAP_professionel.aspx. The first meeting this year is the 8 of march.

Daniel Graversen Gold contributor on SAP Community Network

It is a great honor that founder Daniel Graversen have been award the gold status of SAP community Network. The main parts of the points have been because of comments around the SAP Process Integration (PI) area. Now next goal must be to get to platinum status. It will require a lot of extra posts, that I have to make.