Road Ahead for SAP Consultants : 2013


For the last few years, I have tried to offer my views on what is the road ahead for SAP consultants in the next year. All the past episodes have been on SCN, but SCN is not letting me log on to the site today. So I am posting it here this time on myContinue reading “Road Ahead for SAP Consultants : 2013”

SAPPHIRENOW 2012, Madrid – Keynote Expectations


This year, I am not going to Madrid to attend SAPPHIRENOW  and SAPTECHED 2012, due to some scheduling conflicts on work front. I will be following the event online as much as I can. My JD-OD friends will surely do their excellent wrap up videos, and I can’t wait to watch them. Also, a shamelessContinue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2012, Madrid – Keynote Expectations”

Mobility In India – Reminds Me of A BoneyM Song Bahama Mama


Last time I went to India was in May of this year. And I came back totally convinced that Mobility and Cloud have tremendous potential there. As I am flying back home to Phoenix now, after a whirlwind trip to India, I have a better perspective of opportunities and challenges. I know BoneyM might notContinue reading “Mobility In India – Reminds Me of A BoneyM Song Bahama Mama”

SAP Teched 2012, Las Vegas Recap – The Customer Is Always Right


This is the first blog post by my buddy Nathan Oyler, and I am honored that I got to host this. Nathan is an Enterprise Architect at SAP, and works in Oliver Bussman’s organization . He specializes in Hana. I met Nathan on twitter last year, and we have been friends since. We both enjoyContinue reading “SAP Teched 2012, Las Vegas Recap – The Customer Is Always Right”

SAP Teched 2012, Las Vegas – It’s All Good In The Hood


I reached back home few hours ago from SAP Teched Vegas. As always, it was a terrific event that magically gets better every year. Huge congratulations to SAP, and especially to Chip Rodgers for excellent execution. SAP paid for my flights and hotel (thank you very much) since I went there as a blogger .Continue reading “SAP Teched 2012, Las Vegas – It’s All Good In The Hood”

How Many Communities Do We Really Need ?


If you do a search in internet for SAP communities, I am sure you will get a lot of hits. If you take the time to dig deeper, you will probably find significant overlap in their content and membership too. There will always be a loyalty/intertia factor that inhibits widespread adoption of a new community.Continue reading “How Many Communities Do We Really Need ?”

Social Media In Marketing – Is It Too Much To Ask For Peaceful Co-existance?


While I have no claims at all to be a social media expert – I am an avid user of social media, especially twitter, Facebook and my blogs on SCN and WordPress. All of this week, I have been on vacation in the island of Hawaii – and although I kept away from work emailContinue reading “Social Media In Marketing – Is It Too Much To Ask For Peaceful Co-existance?”

SAP Needs A Better Cloud And Platform Story, And A Good Story Teller


This past week, there was a 2 day influencer event in Palo Alto where SAP explained (or tried to explain) its Cloud, Mobility and DB&T vision to about 16 of us. SAP paid for my airfare and hotel and ground transportation. Many thanks to Mike Prosceno and Stacey Fish – you are the best atContinue reading “SAP Needs A Better Cloud And Platform Story, And A Good Story Teller”

Is There Anything Left To Be Said About SAP HANA – Yeah, There Is


I have written a lot about HANA, and have participated in several podcasts, webinars and so on about HANA. And I am probably the least prolific person around on the topic. SAP and its influencers have all done a lot to spread the word to the extent that I was joking on twitter recently thatContinue reading “Is There Anything Left To Be Said About SAP HANA – Yeah, There Is”

Workday IPO – First Impressions


So the much anticipated IPO of Workday is here. http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1327811/000119312512375787/d385110ds1.htm#toc385110_13  . Pretty detailed S-1 too. I just flipped through it and also read Dennis Howlett’s blog on it on ZDNET. The best part of this is that the founders have a long term plan to keep control of the company, and virtually eliminate chances ofContinue reading “Workday IPO – First Impressions”