The first session I’ve selected was held by Andrea Anderson and Carsten Brennecke. She gave us an introduction into the docupedia project which will go public in November. Docupedia will provide the standard SAP Documentation in a Wiki environment. They will start with parts of the NetWeaver documentation. But it is planed to include the Business Suite documentation in the next step. This new concept will allow to correct and extend the existing documentation. Coincidently Claudius Metze posted a Blog asking “What do you think about our documentation?“. Check out my and his comment there :-).
Interactive Forms by Adobe Review
Juergen Hauser and Blair Powell from Adobe gave us a Interactive Forms Review. They concentrated on do’s and dont’s, SAP Forms Strategy and showed also a process in SAP CRM which allows to send out forms for meeting reports to external partners which they can fill out offline, send them back via mail to the CRM Server and they get passed into an Activity Object. My main takeaway was that SAP will ship more and more standard processes for which you don’t have to purchase an additional Interactive Forms license. The license is only required when you want to create your own Interactive Forms. SAP’s form strategy is now that Interactive Forms by Adobe is the future. SAP ERP Enhancement Pack 4 will deliver 2300 forms.
Structuring large ABAP development projects
Tobias Trapp showed us his concepts which came out of structuring a development project with more than 60 developers at AOK Systems GmbH. He showed some very advanced features of the ABAP Package management. To understand the concepts of Tobias I had to get deeper into the it. Here is the starting point of the ABAP Package Concept documentation. Check out his Presentation. Also the Business Suite picks on such concepts and provides a way for us as developers to figure out what Function Modules and Classes are the public API of a specific package.
ESME: Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment
OpenID enable SAP NetWeaver
Last but not least Martin Raepple introduced us to the concepts of OpenID. Martin also rode the Riding the SAP Cluetrain to Berlin. Due to problem connecting his Vista machine to the projector he started off without slides till we managed to connect from my MacBook Pro via Microsoft Terminal Client to his machine. Check out his Blog post on OpenID-enable SAP NetWeaver. In the Blog you also find links to a longer article and also the download of his development.