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BRFplus Updates, Summer 2010

BRFplus Tester’s Week

In June 2010 we had a partner test with 8 persons from 6 partner companies sent to Walldorf, Germany for one week of testing BRFplus in the ramp-up version (NetWeaver 7.0 Enhancement Package 2 Support Package 4). Only few issues were found, but of course several feature requests have been discussed. The tests did not only provide a chance for the partners to learn about BRFplus prior to ramp-up. It also helped us to understand that we are doing the right thing. Finally, we had the chance to discuss several ideas for the future with the testers.

You can find a comment from Lee Chisholm here: Lessons from Walldorf

Collection Management with BRFplus

Several customers and partners did ask me about collections management with BRFplus. Today, SAP provides the possibility to use BRF for collections management but customers do not find it intuitive enough. Therefore, Andrea Waldi has provided note 1466868 (Dunning by collection strategy with BRFplus) to explain how it works with BRFplus. Additionally she is working on an improved integration that creates the connection to BRFplus by pressing a button.

New Example Uploaded

Wolfgang Schaper has uploaded a new slide deck to the Business Rule Framework plus (). The slides show an example for hotel room rate calculation. Several BRFplus concepts such as Ruleset, Rule, Expressions and Actions are illustrated.

TechEd 2010

Also this year you can meet me or my colleagues at TechEd. I will be doing sessions in Berlin and Las Vegas. Members from my Indian team will be available in Bangalore. This year we offer the following sessions:

PMC103 Business Rules Management with SAP (Overview of BRFplus and SAP NetWeaver BRM)

Have you asked yourself when BRFplus would be better to use than SAP NetWeaver BRM and vice versa? You may already know that BRFplus is a 100% ABAP solution while SAP NetWeaver BRM is a 100% Java solution, however, it could be difficult to decide what technology to use. It all depends on your particular requirement. This session will introduce you to the SAP Business Rules approach, components, features and usage of BRFplus and SAP NetWeaver BRM in SAP applications; general recommendations on when to use what technology including mixed scenarios; alignment of BRFplus and SAP NetWeaver BRM; and BRFplus and SAP NetWeaver BRM specific features to come.

PMC163 Own Your Business Logic With Business Rule Framework plus

With Business Rules Framework plus you can own your business logic. By this it is meant that you can change critical decision point values on the fly when it is needed. This session will show you how to create, maintain, and use business rules with Business Rules Framework plus in SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.0.2.

CD266 ABAP Development: Update Your Skills to SAP NetWeaver 7 and Beyond

This session focuses on introducing new development technologies (Enterprise Services, Web Dynpro, etc.), but in a connected and practical example. This way we also touch on cross-technology topics and overall architecture. This session is completely updated from previous years and now includes topics like Business Rules Framework Plus (BRF+), Asynchronous Point to Point Enterprise Services, and Web Dynpro ABAP Floorplan Manager, Generic UI Building Blocks, and Feeder Classes.

I will do the sessions PMC103 and PMC163. Please note that PMC163 is a 2 hours hands-on sessions that will guide you through all the steps needed in a BRFplus rules project.

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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan
      Hi Carsten,
      I am really excited about these sessions!
      Can't wait for SAPTechEd (LV),
      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Carsten - you come highly recommended by the great Peter McNulty, who showed us this at SAP Inside Track NSQ. 

      Thank you for all the great blogs/info on BRF +.

      Author's profile photo Carsten Ziegler
      Carsten Ziegler
      Blog Post Author
      Thanks for the flowers. 🙂
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Really interesting, also a quite promising outlook:
      Getting rid of BAdI, user exit, Z programming technique and make all business rules transparent: very smart.

      BUT: where is the relation to BRM?
      Is there a use case for BRM standalone or a solution which combines BRF Plus with BRM?

      Thanks for any insights

      Author's profile photo Carsten Ziegler
      Carsten Ziegler
      Blog Post Author
      Hi MIchael,

      I assume you know the blog from Harsh:
      Usage Recommendations: NetWeaver BRM vs. BRFplus

      We have an architecture document and a roadmap to bring BRFplus and BRM more closely together. This involves things like joint management tools, unified UIs, mutual deployment.

      But it is too early to roll it our in SDN. We are still discussing timelines and do validation with some customers.

      On TechEd I will make this a topic of my talk.

      Best Regards,

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      how can I get SAP NW 7.02. Is it already in general availability?
      Author's profile photo Carsten Ziegler
      Carsten Ziegler
      Blog Post Author
      Ramp-up of NW 702 has been started. GA has not yet been announced.

      There is a also trial version:
      NW 702 trial version is available