I’m really happy to welcome Igor Mitrovic on to this week’s episode. Igor is the Managing Director of Proxcellence Netherlands and is also the company’s SAP Integration Specialist. He has more than eight years working with customers on SAP integration. His focus has been all about integration and innovation.
When a customer first approaches Igor and his team the first conversation is about cost-savings and the benefits of moving there systems onto the cloud. After that they begin a process of cataloging the customers back-end systems. They determine if they are going to be exposed to the cloud. Igor then determines what applications need to be exposed outside of the internal network.
“That’s the most important thing that you have to figure out preemptively.” He says.
Proxellence then divides the different connections between those that require encryption and those that do not.
One question that is often asked is whether there are latency issues when adopting HCI. Igor says that the system runs very smooth except in cases where there is a lot of logging. PO is a much more developed product but it is much more difficult to maintain. Deciding which to use very much depends on what the end goal is.
The biggest change coming to the world of cloud integration is the increasing number of customers for this solution. It’s not just big companies anymore. CPI is a simple and easy to understand tool that is great to begin building on.
“From my point of view it’s a really strong tool and they’re really fast at developing it.” He says.
It speaks volumes that the product started only four years ago and is already being used in a production environment. There are gaps and flaws but he has, nevertheless, had a really good experience.
I’m really excited to bring you today’s conversation. My guest is Jorge Iván Gaviria ABAP and PO Consultant working at the municipality of Medellin, Colombia.
Jorge created a framework to handle BPM requests in ECC that enabled users to access it both internally and externally. That framework was used to create an online request form for users to fill in. The form metadata is created in the ABAP backend where users define the content of the form. The form is then processed with SAP BPM to sent it for approval at the correct users. Jorge initially considered using the customer service model of SAP built on Java in the portal. But he quickly discovered that it was not customizable enough.
Some sample screenshots of the application.
I hope you enjoy this conversation and learn a little about how to use the SAP PI framework to create forms in a different way. But the audio quality is quite low on this episode. I will try harder to make the future episodes easier to listen to. I promise!
This is a big day for us at the Integration Podcast. We have launched our first few episodes and we’re really excited to have you along for the ride! It’s also a big day for my company Figaf. That’s because after a ton of work we are launching Version 2 of our Interface Regression Tool. We made many changes for this new version. It took three months of planning and two months of actual development time. It has been very costly but we did it for good reason. We could have added these new features to the old user interface but it would have created many problems.
To back up a step, the IRT is testing solution for SAP PI systems. We were running two different versions of PI that used different Java versions. This created issues with libraries and OpenSQL databases. We had to support clustering in this new version but it added huge amounts of complexity to an already complex piece of software. That forced us back to the drawing board to craft a leaner solution.
We made it much simpler to install and run on your local PC. And we’ve included a free version and a single user version. We wanted to offer that free version so you could get a good idea of how the tool operates and how it could help your organization. I hope you like it!
To get a copy of Figaf Interface Regression Tool simply click the link.