The cool thing about SAPPHIRENOW, which is SAP’s biggest event focusing on the business value of SAP software. From an integration standpoint, there was a lot of interesting perspectives. So I created a webinar where I was covering some of the big change happening and what I believed people should start considering when working with SAP Integration.
Integration is going to be a lot more complicated over the next period of time, so you need to figure out how to position your SAP PI/PO system vs the Cloud Integration system.
For SAP to be successful they must enable customers integration. So there was a big focus on integration. Some of the topics covered in this podcast are S4 Integration, API management, SAP Cloud Platform, Open Connector, SAP Cloud Integration, prepackaged content.
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In this episode, I have Pontus Borgström how is Integration Architect at SKF and a part of Swedish User Group and the International Usergroup for Integration. In this episode, we will talk about the integration day and the IFG Integration survey. I think it is some interesting concepts so I’m thrilled to share them with you. I’m also a part of the International Focus Group for Integration (IFG) and is helping out with the community.
One of the goals is to expose integration experts and architects for different approaches for how integration is done. We normally don’t get out and get inspiration from other sources so it is seldom we try to organize everything self instead of learning from others. On the days you will be exposed to how other people approach integration and how to deal with it. There will be two days 5 and 6 of November 2018.
- Day one is a focus on hands-on sessions. Here you will be able to get an a little deeper understanding of some of the technologies. For some session, it will be possible to try it on your own system if you bring your laptop.
- Day two is a focus on more concepts a is the day where you will get some ideas about all the things happening in the world of SAP Integration. So a lot of Roadmap sessions.
We know that it is close to SAP Teched but the focus is more on what users are currently doing instead of the focus at Teched on the future products.
Figaf is a sponsor of the event because I think it is a good way to get people to learn from each other.
The price is from 100 EUR per day so it is really cheap.
You can view more about the agenda at the SAPSA site, and resister for it.
One of IFGs other projects is the Survey on what users are doing. IT is used heavily by SAP to understand users and accept their decisions.
Next week is SAPPHIRENOW in Orlando, and I’m looking forward to going there to see what is happening with Integration. SAPPHIRENOW is SAPs biggest event with a focus on what new SAP Software customers should be investing in. The conference has a big focus on the business values that SAP is providing and provide good roadmaps of what is to come.
In this episode of the podcast, I’ll be covering my expectations of SAPPHIRENOW and also something about the sessions that are most interesting from an integration perspective.
Last year SAP announced SAP Leonardo as their platform for handling all the cool new things like blockchain, IoT, Big Data and more. I guess it was mostly a branding of their Cloud Platform and some of the services so people could see it was something new.
I’m looking forward to seeing what is coming out of new things from the conference.
I have created a list of the sessions that look most promising from an integration perspective. The list originally appeared on my blog on SAP community.
|ASUG11011||Integration Architecture for Hybrid System Landscapes||Thu
12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
|PL60858||Adopt Winning Strategies for Cloud Integration||Thu
03:00 p.m. – 03:40 p.m.
|PL60859||Support Rapid Innovation with Straightforward Access to APIs||Tue
|ASUG10522||APIs and Integration Strategy for SAP S/4HANA Cloud||
|LE59486||Discover Extensions and APIs That Drive the Intelligent Enterprise||Wed
|ASUG11987||Integrating SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Road Map and Current Capabilities||Wed
|BA60744||Drive Transformation with Robotic Process Automation and SAP S/4HANA Cloud||Thu
If you have an idea of sessions I forgot please share in the comments.