Today was the first day of SAP Teched. It was quite interesting from my perspective, even though I did seen a lot of session already. I was only able to attend two sessions and hosted on. Then there was a few Mentor sessions, that I cannot share anything about.
My take away was from the sessions
PMC213 Integration Governance in Sandvik Tooling Using SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Service Repository
This was a quite a good eye opening sessions on what the ESR was used to when working SOA and the ESR. Sandvik is using the ESR for managing their services separately. They are using SAP PI but also BizTalk, but that takes place seperatly. It is not a part of their ESR process.
I found the tools useful for managing their SOA process, thought there was still room for improvement. They was on Netweaver 7.3.
PMC102 Business Activity Monitoring with SAP NetWeaver BPM: Overview and Outlook
I have been looking into the BAM technologies of Netweaver previous. It was a bit too complex to get a solution and a project to test it out. The new release of BAM is currently scheduled to Q3 2012, so there is still a long way before it is released. It will be fun to see the progress at Sapphire 2012.
To use the product it is just required to add a BAM process, which is also done in BPMN like processes. You though need to create a monitoring process, because it is something differently for the process for monitoring. The monitoring process can be integrated to a dashboard.
One nice feature was that they were delivering Amazon Images, to let their partners play around with the solution so they could get feedback.
There is no roadmap for Process Integration with this, but since PI will also be using the BPMN at NW BPM, it should be possible. It may make it easier to make different extra types of monitoring for the users.
My own session
My own session went ok. It was a bit too fast. It seemed like people could find it useful. Some improvments was made, which would make it a better session. It could either have been focusing more on creating a session for general IT enterprise developers/consultants, or have some more on the skilles for PI developers.
Hopefully I get to talk about the topic better at a later stage. It is a fun topic.
I have been talking with consultants and PI partners for the full day. It has been quite interesting and I have got a lot of ideas to work more on. There was a few persons coming up to me and telling me that they liked Sessions for SAP PI at Teched Madrid. I guess that I’ll be creating a similar blog next year.
We did a flash mob for “What would @marilynpratt do?” http://www.flickr.com/photos/zsapping/6325675190/
Hope to meet you tomorrow.