Apache Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment (ESME) has been associated with the SAP Ecosystem since its inception about18 months ago. For those who are interested in reading about the project’s history, I’d suggest using the following SDN Search.
For those who are reluctant to view all these blogs, here is a quick summary:
- a social tool that takes the immediacy of messaging and applies it to real time business process problem solving
- Created, designed, developed by the SAP Community and individuals external to these communities
- Open-source – Part of the prestigious Apache Incubator
- Based on international team of developers, consultants and business users.
Like many community projects early in their evolution, the activity level associated with ESME has fluctuated over time. Following the initial euphoria and hectic early development spurts, the main focus of the project has been growing a community that will support its continued evolution and growth.
In recent months, there has been another peak of external interest in the project. A series of events has lead to this increased attention:
- The emergence of SalesForce’s Chatter
- A speech by analyst Ray Wang in the UK
- A demo of an integration of ESME in SAP Business All-in-One at the SAP Influencer Conference in Boston
- The integration of ESME into Thingamy
- The integration of ESME into 12sprints
There has been a great of discussion external to the SAP Ecosystem (for example, Dennis Howelett’s blog series of Enterprise 2.0 and process) but relatively little discussion within the SAP ecosystem.
On February 1, there will be a public webinar where the Apache ESME team (along with a little help from special guests) will present various integrations as well as provide more details on our current status (for example, about our new user interface) as well as future directions.
Join us on Monday to see the following integrations
- ESME – SAP Business-All-in-One presented by Miho Emil Birimisa
- ESME – Thingamy presented by Sig Runde
We are also hoping to have a special guest integration but the developer is still working on it – let’s hope he finishes it in time.
Furthermore, we will also be discussing our new Streaming API as well as our views on the relationship between the process context and content originating from social media.
ESME is a community project – our community in a broader sense will be presenting with the ESME core team. They are our “special guests”