06/11/2010 by Dieter Steiger
Archive for the 'SAP' Category
04/23/2009 by Christoph Langenbahn
02/23/2009 by Dieter Steiger
The new concept of the Enhancement Packages (EhPs) from SAP is ingenious from a technical perspective. It’s actually too bad that SAP, the supplier par excellence for business software, has taken so long to create this software logistics concept. Based on the time and effort they’ve put in, any SAP CIO can tell you what this gap in the framework has cost customers. Yet it’s not quite as cut and dried as suggested in the Inside IT article entitled “No More Tedious Upgrades” dated February 4, 2009. The way Roche’s CIO Jennifer Allerton is quoted, one might be led to believe that specialists are no longer need for upgrades. Allerton explained to the Wall Street Journal that Roche had completed four complete upgrades in the last year, which required a team of 15 specialists. She believed that the new Business Suite would enable the company to avoid having to carry out upgrades. And this is a deadly fallacy.
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01/29/2009 by Peter Helfenstein
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01/09/2009 by Dieter Steiger
In a highly interesting and descriptive blog posting on the SAP Community Network, Tao Zhang, who works for Benteler Group, discusses the SAP consolidation process. His article focuses on the challenges and potential benefits, approaching the issue from the company’s perspective.
11/25/2008 by Fritz Mosonyi
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11/24/2008 by Dieter Steiger
In my article on SAP Change and Transport Management, I discuss the topic of “measures that ensure horizontal and vertical consistency.” After attending the TechEd Berlin 2008, it appears that SAP and its Enhanced Change and Transport System CTS+ remain unwilling to accept this challenge but instead prefer to leave it up to customers and their consultants. “Thanks a bunch, SAP!” “Enhanced” basically just means the inclusion of additional Java objects in Transport Management.
11/18/2008 by Dieter Steiger
Accompanied by considerable fanfare, SAP co-CEO Leo Apotheker introduced an SAP Solution Manager module called the SAP Business Process Change Analyzer (SAP BPCA) at this year’s TechEd in Berlin. So, what’s behind it? Can the Business Process Change Analyzer fulfill the expectations that its name suggests?
11/17/2008 by Dieter Steiger
I was fortunate to attend various presentations on the topic of SAP’s solution management at SAP TechEd 2008 Berlin.
10/24/2008 by Fritz Mosonyi
Which processes run in a SAP system? What components are used most frequently? Which custom programs are used? How is usage distributed in departments or in the enterprise? Which outside systems have access to the system?