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Some @SAPMentors Magic Moments from Last Week

Source: SAP

Continuing sharing moments based on the SAP Mentor Magic Foundation

So it started with Self-Service BI Tools: Round Up and Deep Dive Webcast Recap which I posted on the way to Nashville.  Many of the products mentioned in the blog were topics at the BI+Analytics conference.

Jerry Wang writes OData Service backend implementation in C4C, CRM and S4 HANA

Veselina Peykova writes about workarounds in Accessing with different users (at the same time).  She has received 17 likes already so this is a popular blog on a popular (but frustrating) topic.


Eng Swee Yeoh writes Dear SAP Cloud Integration, where is my XI adapter? Including a history of SOA, to SAP Cloud Integration, and where is the XI Adapter.  Generating 12 likes and several in-depth replies, Eng Swee’s blog has generated some engagement.  Included is a response from SAP, saying

“With respect to the need for XI adapter, this is not a requirement we have received with high demand as against some of the other communication protocols.”

SAP Mentor Alum John Moy recapped his Eventful roundtable “down under” with SAP Tech and the Complexity Conundrum.   How should we “run simple” with SAP?  Read John’s thoughtful blog and Q&A.  John also says

“Whereas five years ago key topics focussed in depth on such things as making the most of Solution Manager, or new features of Web Dynpro ABAP and Floorplan Manager, it felt this year that the participants were grappling with higher level or strategic concerns, such as how to shift SAP workloads to the Cloud, how to shift a team towards Agile / DevOps, and even how to make sense of SAP Licensing (much discussion on this one, but more on that later …). This year Solution Manager (a top ranking topic years ago) didn’t attract any discussion whatsoever.”


Jitendra Kansal, SAP Mentor a new SAP employee, Learn about and get hands dirty on latest & greatest of SAP Mobile offerings @SAPTechEd 2017 -don’t you wish you could clone yourself and attend all sessions at all three SAP TechEd’s?

I invite everyone to the Fall Forward and Join the #ASUG Virginia Chapter Fall Meeting in October in historic Richmond, Virginia.  With a mix of partner and customer stories, and great hosts (Altria), the event is not to be missed.  See you there?  Did I say Altria serves the best ASUG Chapter food I’ve ever had?  They do.

Raquel Cunha writes in Portuguese I want to be an SAP Mentor, what to do? She says

Think about whether you want to dedicate your free time to the community, whether you have that passion for what you do, whether you enjoy learning constantly, and whether you have availability, because being a Mentor is not just partying, going to events and earning a cool shirt.


Jocelyn Dart writes Fiori elements – Status Icons and Semantic Colors and offers sessions for SAP TechEd.  Jocelyn continues focusing on accessibility, and important topic.  She also writes Fiori elements – Percentage Progress Indicators.  Jocelyn’s blogs are in-depth, sharing her knowledge, and not to be missed.

In terms of knowledge sharing, SAP Mentor Alum Alan Rickayzen (one of the original SAP Mentors 10 years ago) is giving some webinars:

September 14, 2017: Workflow: A Whirlwind Tour of Workflow in S/4 HANA Cloud & on-premise (Session 1)

October 5, 2017: Using My Inbox to Simplify Approvals and Other Tasks (Session 2)

I recapped the BI+Analytics Conference in BI+Analytics Conference – It’s a Wrap #BIAConf – what stays with me are the people connections and Jessica Buchanan’s keynote.  Someone counted 10 SAP Mentors in attendance too, with Clint Vosloo traveling 53 hours to get there.  I failed to get pictures of dust bins, something Jelena or Jim Spath might do.

SAP Mentor Program Lead Jason Cao writes More Voices from the Community at SAP TechEd Barcelona 2017 – I’m looking forward to Moya Watson’s upcoming blog about SAP Community Sessions at Las Vegas.

What other moments did I miss?

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