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November 2013 Spotlight: SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration PI | B2B | BPM | BRM

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Here is an overview of the trendy content in the Orchestration and Integration arena from November 2013.

HANA Cloud Integration

The SAP HANA Cloud Integration Roadmap

In this presentation Udo Paltzer provides an overview of the current capabilities and uses cases as well as the roadmap for SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI). The HCI early Customer and Partner Program is in full swing. We invite you to check this blog for more details, join the program and become one of the early adopters!

Also visit the updated HCI library on SCN where you can find everything about HCI in one place.


First Process Orchestration Tech Academy in the UK – Nov 27th 2013

On Nov 27th SAP customers and prospective customers joined SAP and CompriseIT for an interactive workshop where they built an app in a day and tried hands-on the simplicity of the SAP Process Orchestration platform in a live environment. Stay tuned for more similar events in the future!

Business Rules with SAP

SAP NetWeaver DSM: great solution, but wondering where to apply?

In this blog Matthias Weber is featuring 10 great SAP NetWeaver DSM use cases. Take them as an inspiration as you explore where this solution might be able to add value in your organization and feel free to share other good examples.

SAP TechEd Amsterdam: A Wrap-Up and some Food for Thought for SAP

In this blog SAP Mentor Tobias Trapp shares his experiences from #techedamsterdam, as well as emphasizes his findings around SAP NetWeaver DSM and its roadmap. Tobias says: ”It was a little funny, because I realized this enormous potential of DSM together with HANA while I was interviewing Carsten Ziegler at SAP TechEd live.” Read on!

Use-case: Car Dealer Discount Rules with Decision Table on SAP HANA

Operational decision on discount rules are automated in SAP HANA using decision tables and exposed in the SAP HANA cloud. Use Vikas Rohatgi’s blog as a “recipe” to model, modify and consume your business rules in the form of decision tables and forget about sending updated spreadsheets over email.

More on Business Rules:

Optimization of Rule Driven Systems

by Tobias Trapp

Great performance improvements in NW DSM/BRFplus

by Carsten Ziegler

A Business Rules Engine should not replace Z-Tables…

by Glen Simpson


First edition of the Architecture Spotlight on SCN: most interesting blogs for SAP Architects

Missed the discussion? Read Andy Silvey to find out how it all started: The New SCN SAP NetWeaver Architecture Category – An Introduction.

More on BPM, Integration and Orchestration

Process Instance Search Using Context Attributes

SAP NetWeaver BPM 7.3 EHP1 offers various options to search process instances using process context attributes. Many organizations these days require more flexibility around search criteria and monitoring apps. In this blog Venugopal Chembrakalathil explains how you can build custom monitoring applications using the BPM public API.

cbs PI MeMo App – New Monitoring Features and Improved Error Handling

In this blog Denny Schreber announces the new version of the PI MeMo app that fits with Apple’s iOS 7 look and feel. Check this blog to find out what are the new features.

Java Mapping – Sign XML in mapping in XI 7.0

Recently Vladimir Balko received a task to digitally sign outgoing XML Invoice. But his assignment had a restriction – because that XML was processed by ccBPM (in XI 7.0) – the signing had to be done in mapping, not in adapter. Take a look at his solution.

Process Visualization in Process Observer

This blog by Ajalesh P Gopi is part of the Process Observer for Built-in Processes series. It walks you through the process visualization feature in particular.

RegEx matching in graphical mappings

Regular expressions can be a very powerful tool. Check this blog by K. de Vries to find out more.

“AddSOAPHeaderBean” module


As the module name indicates, you can add your own custom soap headers for incoming and outgoing message in XI using this module.

SNC 7.02 – An Experience with SAP Standard Contents

by Nabendu Sen

Customize Alerts Using Job in PI 7.31/PO

by Amit Srivastava

Feel free to share your favorite November content with everyone in the comments.

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