There is a product “P” sold to SAP customers by “The P Company” and also (I think) sold to SAP customers by SAP itself as a “layered” product.
And according to many functionals, “P” is best-in-show for products of its type.
This may well be the case, but here’s my “moral” or “ethical” problem with “The P Company”, and yes, unfortunately, with SAP itself in this particular instance.
At The P Company’s web-site, P is touted by The P Company as being certified by SAP as part of the NetWeaver suite because it uses the latest and greatest technology “T(P)” to interface with SAP.
But this simply isn’t true.
Any experienced SAP developer will only have to look at “P” for two seconds before he or she realizes that “T(P)” is, in fact, relatively ANCIENT technology – predating even OO/ABAP itself by several years and PI/XI by even more years.
So, given the fact that functionals seem to think the world of “P”, I have no problem with “P” itself.
My problem is: i) with The P Company’s misrepresentation of P (at its website) as a product which takes advantage of the latest and greatest in SAP NetWeaver technology; and ii) the fact that this misrepresentation doesn’t seen to bother SAP in the slightest.
To me, this kind of thing simply cheapens a great product (NetWeaver) and a great company (SAP).