One of the recent additions to SDN is Articles. Although there were articles published in past and linked through SDN / BPX webpages there was no single place listing all articles.
However the standard categorization of Articles is by Skill Level, Source (SAP or Community like us) and Format (Articles or Presentations – all SAP). I do not find it much helpful. I would rather have articles categorised by domain (like ERP, Supply Chain) or topics of interest (like eSOA, Enterprise Architecture). This is partially done through Articles link within the different BPX Business Process in Practice areas (see CRM, Analytics etc) but not consistently.
Also once you come across a good topic there is no good way of referring back to it in future other than downloading a copy of it or taking a printout. Sharing or pointing out a relevant article to another SDNer (& BPXer) also becomes difficult as you need to hunt down the article.
So what do you do ….. Wiki comes to rescue as usual. I created a quick Wiki page – https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/SCM/Articles and inserted links to the relevant articles in different categories. With this Wiki page marked as Favorite – I am just two clicks away from the Articles of my choice.
I am sure the Community Managers are looking into how best to categorise (and potentially give feedback or post reviews) Articles. Till that time anyone can use and add to the Articles Wiki page.
Happy Article browsing.