for those who want to know about sap beyond sap, it may be worthwhile to see what’s out there. take for example it analysts. there are a few of the bigger ones like gartner, idg, or forrester. there are also some freelancers that are not held hostge to corporate interests and may be a little more wide open in their views. i’m posting a link to one such site, which has an interesting perspecive on sap and competition like oracle, ibm, microsoft and others. i don’t necessarily agree with all the opinions there, but sometimes drop a line or two.
i actually wanted to write about something else which is more to the tune what i’m trying to accomplish like financial reporting from a browser (blackberry, explorer, iPhone, what have you), drillable down to the single transaction like customer invoice line item, but went off on a tangent to “test” the waters and see what goes and what doesn’t in the corporate censorship room.
at some point in my career, i was trying to make a corporate intranet a bit more lively, but didn’t get too far as people were afraid to vent and voice their opinions. i think the tool (sdn, bpx) that sap is now offering is a bit more open, but i won’t really find out until a few of my posts get edited, posted or commented on.
last year, i was able to create my own wiki pages and now this authorization has been withdrawn. i don’t really get a response from my comments which is about the only area that i’m able to use to create content. so far, we have forums, wikis, blogs, docupedia, openids…but also identity theft, duplicate usernames, slow connections, multiple sign-ons and other end user experiences that make the it world go round.
just a musing from a business analyst that is trying to get a new assingment. how many of you are out there and want to share a story?