SAP Watch:

August, 2008

August 29, 2008  2:18 PM

Who’s majoring in SAP this semester?

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

My car and I moved at a slow crawl along the Massachusetts Turnpike on my commute home the other day, much of the road clogged by students heading through Newton, Mass. back to the many Boston colleges. Between marveling at how much a college kid can fit into a Civic and punching the radio station...

August 26, 2008  10:33 AM

SAP implementation/upgrade tips

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August 21, 2008  10:15 AM

Learn SAP without spending all your money

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Editor's Note: Last month, SearchSAP Expert Axel Angeli offered his take on how to get into SAP Basis. A reader responded by asking Axel how, when SAP prices...

August 20, 2008  2:25 PM

Enterprise Support reveals a continental divide among SAP user groups

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

When a warranty runs out on a car, you don't typically opt for a more expensive warranty, or even extend it. You undergo the obligatory maintenance and when the car starts running really badly and breaks down, you put a lot of thought, and money, into outright replacing it. You then purchase a new...

August 18, 2008  3:49 PM

How to get started in SAP

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

The demand for SAP technology and functional consultants is near an all-time high. However, if you don't already have an SAP job, building an SAP career remains a difficult undertaking.

August 14, 2008  11:13 AM

Solving IDoc problems

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

IDoc is the SAP format in which data pertaining to business transactions gets exchanged.  SAP end users and consultants specializing in supplier relationship management (SRM), procurement, and even application development are frequently exposed to IDocs, which can pose all kinds of technical...

August 14, 2008  11:12 AM

Are your business intelligence users smarter than a high schooler?

CourtneyBjorlin Courtney Bjorlin Profile: CourtneyBjorlin

Having a tough time getting business executives to do their own business intelligence? Well, at The Thacher School, a 119-year-old boarding high school in California, students and parents are conducting analysis on their own, using Xcelsius Present, a new application that converts Excel...

August 14, 2008  11:00 AM

Web Dynpro: A surging SAP career opportunity

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

SAP's resident NetWeaver expert, Axel Angeli, has answered a flurry of reader questions lately, and one of the emerging themes is the strength of Web Dynpro as an SAP career skill. Web Dynpro lies within NetWeaver and is the programming model for Web-based business applications. Axel sees a strong...

August 7, 2008  10:45 AM

SAP’s Bill McDermott offers growth clues

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

Are there acquisitions in SAP's future? SAP's Bill McDermott told last week that "...there are many ways that we can grow with our existing accounts." The president and CEO of SAP global...

August 5, 2008  12:20 PM

Want an SAP job? Build your SAP intelligence

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

The most popular SAP-related question we see is, "How do I get into SAP?" The promise of a rewarding career with the world's largest enterprise applications company attracts a lot of interest from university graduates, IT professionals seeking to switch fields and consultants eager for recurring...

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