Jan 22, 2013

Speak to me in a language I can understand

“It’s an English world after all.” In his blog, commentator Gwynne Dyer refers to John Adams, second president of the United States, who declared that “English will be the most respectable language in the world and the most universally spoken.” As evidence that the prediction has come true, Dyer describes the Politecnico di Milano, whose new policy is to teach only in English. English has become the language that the world uses to converse. Well and good. But what about when we are talking to ourselves? Sometimes when we’re learning something new or trying to figure something out, we just… Read more

Jul 18, 2011

Three easy steps to create a web service for your SAP system

Web services are the de facto standard for communication between systems and devices over the network. In a service-oriented architecture, systems are opened up to other systems and interfaces by deploying web services. This is also the case with SAP where you can build alternative user interfaces that communicate directly with SAP through web services. There are many scenarios where you may want to provide business users with an interface other than the standard SAP GUI. It could be in situations where non-SAP users are participating in the process or where more role-specific custom interfaces would streamline the business process…. Read more