TechEd Berlin 2010 & What’s in store for PI?
So it’s TechEd Berlin and it’s been great till now. Its day 3 today and most of us here do seem to be missing the last night’s rock solid concert featuring Lifehouse.
I had an agenda at hand before I had hit this city and I am glad that its been a delightful experience till now. I finally caught up with some of the Mentor Wolfpack and spend a good amount of time discussing some of the roadmaps and features that were to come in the future of SAP Netweaver.
If I was to summarize TechEd 2010 Berlin from my prespective for the anxious customers, vendors and consultants then in one line it would be that we all need to be ready to embrace change. When I mention change, change is always a positive thing. Change here is betterment, fulfilling a lot of customer needs along with the intention of providing a nicer user experience.
This TechEd is about the launch of the Netweaver 7.3 suite of products and that means towards the end of this year we will find SAP PI 7.3 in the markets. There are a lot of new features being added which most of us have been waiting for (Thank you SAP for listening…)
There was also a session with the emphasis on what the future roadmap is in the space of Process Integration and how there will be some major changes to the product from what we have at our hands today.
In short, SAP has tried hard to make one point clear – Netweaver is here to stay and SAP will continue to strongly invest in SAP PI. (A statement that is reassuring to a lot of us out there and maybe also the ideal way to respond to reports that have been undermining SAP PI as a strategic product?)
I will soon post more about PI 7.3 and about the future of PI (PI 8.0????) in detail soon.
Until then its ‘Tchau’ from me !!!