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August 2014: Reader’s Digest for SAP Decision Service Management (DSM) and Business Rule Framework plus (BRFplus)

Once again it’s time for a new blog about the news and contributions in the space of SAP Decision Service Management (DSM) and Business Rule Framework plus (BRFplus).

Solving impossible date & time calculations with #BRFplus and a Factory Calendar

New mentor Jocelyn Dart needed to calculate dates and times using a factory calendar. No problem! She documented how date and time calculations work with some examples. She also explained how a factory calendar can be used.

About performance in BRFplus/NW DSM

After doing some performance analysis in a customer system, I took the opportunity to write a blog about it. In the blog, you will find important notes, a simple check to identify a common performance problem, and other tips.

TechEd 2013 Hands-On Exercises

Wolfgang Schaper and Regina Weidemann have recorded a video that shows the TechEd 2013 exercises and solutions for the session CD160: SAP NetWeaver Decision Service Management – A Paradigm Shift (Hands-on). The video is very explicit and instructional.

BRFplus in Big Data scenarios

This is the premiere blog of Daniel Ridder from AOK Systems and it’s not a bad one at all. We had some working sessions on how to best use BRFplus and how to further improve it for their scenario.  It’s very kind of him to share his experience in the blog.

SAP TM Enhancement Guide

SAP Transportation Management is a product that has nicely integrated BRFplus. Credits go to Bernd Dittrich and his team. In the guide, starting at 4.3, you can see how it’s done. I know of several customers that frequently use BRFplus rules in SAP TM.

Usage of BRF+ tool in BW for a complex rule

Thanks Sergio Locatelli for posting this blog. Using DSM/BRFplus in combination with Business Warehouse is a common pattern that had not yet been described.

Arbitrary expressions in a row of a BRF+ decision table key column

Jürgen Lukasczyk uses examples to explain how expressions can be nested.


Rajwin Singh Sood from Atos contributed a nice document with a step-by-step illustration of how business rules are created and used in the business logic of the SAP CRM WEBUI framework.

DSM Trace Visualization – Installation Tips on a Netweaver 7.40

Christian Lechner has already shown a very high level of expertise commenting on questions in the forum. I am happy to see that he is also blogging on SCN now. In the blog, he provides some additional information about the trace visualization as published here.

My learnings in BRF+

This blog is very different from most of the other blogs. 

Siva rama Krishna Pabbraju shares his new knowledge of BRFplus.

BRF Plus Training (Business Rules Framework Demo)

Anubhav Oberoy has uploaded many trainings on YouTube; this time about BRFplus. He has a very unconventional style of explaining things while drawing and typing in PowerPoint or creating objects in the system.

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Newsletter der AOK Systems über BRFplus

AOK Systems uses BRFplus in many processes. Find out more about it here.

Geschäftsregeln effizient in SAP-Systemen umsetzen – BRFplus und SAP Decision Service Management

There is a German webinar by Lukas Bretschneider on September 19, 2014. The webinar is conducted in German. Please contact me if you would like to attend a webinar in English.

Workshop Variantenkonfiguration

For several years now I have been in contact with Patrick Müller from epsFlow. epsFlow is a Walldorf-based consulting company focusing on variant configuration. They also support customers that want to combine variant configuration with BRFplus. I am also in touch with other consultants and maybe you will hear more about the combination of variant configuration and DSM/BRFplus soon.

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      It is very exciting to see so many posts together about BRFPlus, thanks Carsten. We are using BRFPlus for Airline contracts. They are particularly complex and BRFPlus achieves a great job in calculating charges we pay to vendors. Our key users turned out to be fierce experts on expressions, functions and all. They are now half developers. We even delivered a presentation on Airops user group meeting. I believe more SAP running Airlines should be informed about BRFPlus.

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      I have never heard of such a scenario. Where can I find more information? Can you provide a URL for the specific meeting? If possible we should post some information on SCN about it.