OK, I admit it, many people (besides myself and a few others) would not consider SAP Workflow ‘sexy’.
But really, sexy?!?
Of course, most of the time, sexiness is fleeting.
If you think that processes that languish without any attention is sexy, then you may move along now. If you think that the obtuseness of those processes is also sexy, again, move along, nothing for you here.
If you think that a robust, mature, mission-critical technology – that can handle 2 million instances kicked off at one fell swoop – and handle that without a hiccup! – if you think that’s sexy, then SAP Workflow should certainly appeal. And if you think that something so sexy should be very expensive, you are wrong. SAP realized the power of this tool long ago, so it’s if you’re running SAP, you already have SAP Workflow, so the power of workflow is available to you ‘free’ – that’s pretty hot too!
If you are in a time-crunch, visit Jon Reed’s page for a rough transcription of some key statements. But save the podcast anyway, because Thorsten is not only hilarious – in the first 11 minutes – but also offers some thought-provoking messages. And Jon Reed, as always, has the deft touch for getting to the issues that impact all SAP customers.
When the newest phone can’t get reception unless you hold it carefully (yet millions swarmed to buy it), and automobiles may refuse to brake, or even accelerate instead of stopping, I find that ‘sexy’ is something that works the way it is supposed to.