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By now most of you have become familiar with the BIF challenge, as it has truly gone viral and brings us all that much closer to each other, getting to know one another beyond the technical questions and answers we post in the forums. In this respect it has been a fantastic initiative, and I would like to thank Moshe Naveh for bringing us all together as a closer community in this manner. Reading all the wonderful BIF entries of the past several months or so, I have learned much about various cultures and countries, sports and hobbies, and the wide variety of interests and expertise that make the SCN community so rich.

 

The rules of the game are quite simple, and spelled out succintly in Moshe's introduction to BIF at Blog It Forward Community Challenge . The chain of BIFs is listed at Blog It Forward (BIF) Chain.

 

So who BIF'ed me?

I was originally mentioned by Sakthikumar Jayaraman in June, and I determined that I would get busy and do it, but procrastination, and summer, and work, and more procrastination... You get the picture. Then a few days ago Steffi Warnecke upped the ante by adding my name at the end of her own entry,  and pressure built from Colleen Lee and Susan Keohan, and I knew then that the heat was well and truly on. No longer could I ignore my responsibility. However, we're still trying to get Steffi on Twitter.

 

So who am I?

I'm 49 years old and married to a wonderful French woman whom I met on a ski slope fifteen years ago. I think it was the spectacular wipeout I made while trying to impress her with my amazing downhill skills that did it. She was also the first person I'd met, other than through my work, who knew what I was talking about when I said that I worked with SAP. I also have a sixteen-year-old daughter, from a previous relationship, who lives nearby and with whom I have weekly dinner-and-movie dates, and who seems to have inherited a certain geeky love for computers and videogames from her dear old dad.

 

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[My wife and I visiting the south of France, near Carcassonne, in 2005]

 

My City

I live in Seattle, in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, not far from the Canadian border. I'm very much in love with my city, and the surrounding forests, mountains, and waterways, and I've lived here for a long time, which makes me practically a native by local standards-- but I didn't always live here.

 

I was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and today I remain a dual citizen of both New Zealand and the United States. When I was five years old, however, the company my father worked for transferred him to San Francisco, and that was that. I left behind a huge extended family of grandparents, uncles and aunts, and lots and lots of cousins who all grew up together. With the great distances involved, it was not easy to visit, though we tried. Today, with Facebook, however, it is almost like living nearby, and now I am up-to-date on the latest goings-on of my various nieces and nephews who, of course, probably have only a vague idea of who I am.

 

We were almost transferred to Guam instead. That would have been different.

 

A few years later, as so often happens, my parents divorced, and my father was again transferred, this time to Seattle, while my mother remained in the Bay Area, and thus I grew up going back and forth between the two.

 

As it happens, Seattle is a sister city with Christchurch, New Zealand. I once walked up to the City Hall in Christchurch, and upon learning I was from Seattle the staff there gave me the grand tour, leading me into the council chambers, letting me sit in the mayor's seat (council was not in session at the time), and introducing me to everybody. Really quite the welcome! This was long before the earthquake.

 

After high school, I went far away for college, attending Georgia Tech in Atlanta briefly, then taking my first "real" job as a system operator in Tech's computing center. I continued to move about, doing various jobs (I have variously been a bartender, bouncer, heavyweight cargo handler, process server, executive secretary, and volunteer firefighter, in addition to what comes next), living in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, California (northern and southern), Australia, back to California, then finally came home to Seattle, only to nearly immediately take a job overseas in Antarctica.

 

Antarctica

It started with an ad in the Help Wanted section of the newspaper. I thought it might be a joke, but I figured it couldn't hurt to send in a resume and see what happened. A few months later I was called for an interview, then came a round of medical and psychiatric exams, and a lot of dental work, and in October 1991 I was on a plane headed for the deep south. Very deep south. I had signed up to spend a year in McMurdo Station, Antarctica, working for a contractor to the National Science Foundation. I was originally hired as a General Assistant, which is a glorified title for "ditch digger" and all-around gofer, but within a couple months they had figured out I had an electronics background and so I became an Electrician's Helper (or apprentice). Eventually I would advance to Journeyman Electrician before ending my time on the Ice.

 

I had no idea what to expect. Upon first touching down on the Ice Runway on McMurdo Sound (yes, that's right, we landed a C-141 Starlifter on frozen ocean), I thought I would be stepping out to a colorless world of endless blizzard and nothing to see but snow and ice and maybe a rock or two here and there. I bundled up into all my extreme-cold-weather gear, hood up, goggles and bearpaw mittens on, and stepped down the ladder dragging three bags of everything I would need for a year. I hadn't made it past the wingtip before I dropped the bags, stripped off my parka, and opened up to cool down from overheating. That's when I noticed that the sky was blue, and that we were surrounded by some of the most amazingly beautiful, heavily glaciated mountains I had ever seen. I was stunned at the raw beauty of it all. You see, the planes don't fly in bad weather, so it is almost always a beautiful day when you first arrive.

 

It doesn't stay that way, however.

 

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[McMurdo Station, with Mt Erebus in the distance - apologies about the poorly scanned 35mm print]

 

I wish I had more photos to share with you, but the vast majority are not yet scanned and exist only in prints and negatives, plus about five hours of raw Hi-8mm video. Perhaps some day, when I stop procrastinating...

 

After summer, with its 24-hour daylight, came winter. At the end of February the last plane left, and it would be many months before another returned. Soon the sun set for the last time, and for four months we had 24-hour darkness. There would be storms that raged for six days straight, winds that reached 126 mph before the last anemometer in the station blew apart (and they almost certainly got stronger than that afterwards), blizzards and whiteouts that made it impossible to see more than a few feet in front of you. There would also be scenes to take your breath away, the aurora australis in winter and nacreous clouds in the pre-dawn light of spring, glacier valleys so wide they could only be highways for the gods, and the dazzling expanse of the Ross Ice Shelf stretching for hundreds of miles.

 

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[Volunteering with the McMurdo Fire Department - that's me on the farthest left, looking extremely young]

 

At the end of that year, I went on to return for a second winter, an 8-month stint, and then a third, followed by a final summer. In all, I spent two summers and three consecutive winters on the Ice, thirty-two months total, before leaving for the last time in March 1995. I had the rare opportunity to be camp electrician for put-ins and tear-downs at several deep field research camps in the Dry Valleys and high up on the Polar Plateau: the Strand Moraines, New Harbor, Upstream Bravo, Casertz (since renamed to Central West Antarctica). I celebrated the last sunset and midwinter by taking the Polar Plunge -- diving into water through a hole cut in the five-foot thick ice, complete immersion required -- three times! At Scott Base (New Zealand's primary station) I joined what I expect may be the most exclusive drinking club in the world, and on that I will say no more.

 

Back in the USA

Climbing

Upon my return to civilization, or at least to Seattle, I sought ways to recapture the wild experience I had left behind. I had always been an avid hiker and backpacker, and now I sought to expand upon that by taking up mountain climbing.

 

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[High on the Emmons Glacier on Mt Rainier, 2003]

 

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[On the summit of Mt Adams, 2004 -- I'm the one in green]

 

Nepal and Mt Everest

I also sought more travel opportunities, and in 2008 I took a month-long trip to Nepal to trek the Khumbu Valley to Everest Basecamp. No, I didn't climb Mt Everest -- I'm neither skilled nor rich enough! -- but I stood in the shadow of great Sagarmatha and felt the awesome magnificence of the Himalaya all around me. I prayed with the Rinpoche of Tengboche Monastery, and spun the wheels of Khumjung, Namche Bazar, and Pheriche.

 

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[A typical part of the trail between Namche Bazar and Gorak Shep, with the Dudh Kosi river far, far below in the valley]

 

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[Me at the summit of Kala Patthar, a prominent hill near basecamp, elevation ~18,500'. Everest cannot actually be seen from basecamp, but she is quite visible here -- the peak on the left, with the infamous South Col being the dip to her right]

 

Sailing

My other great passion, since the age of 14, is sailing. Since returning from Antarctica, I have owned a succession of old sailboats, culminating finally in Abeona, a 1982 Cal 39 that I hope some day will take me across the Pacific. For now I'm content to let her take me around Puget Sound.

 

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[Sunset on Puget Sound from the cockpit of Abeona]

 

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[At the helm of my previous boat, Roxy, a 1983 Beneteau First 32, in Desolation Sound (British Columbia, Canada) in 2004]

 

Sailing in the Pacific Northwest isn't always a warm endeavor! So, as a taste of what is hopefully to come, on two occasions my wife and I have bareboat chartered sailboats in the tropics, in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean in 2004 (to celebrate my 40th birthday), and then in Tahiti in the South Pacific in 2006.

 

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[On approach to Bora Bora and looking for the reef passage to enter the lagoon; that is my wife on the right]

 

SAP

Ok, now on to what you really want to know: how did I get into SAP?

 

I studied Electrical Engineering with a focus in Computer Engineering in university, but dropped out before completing my degree (yes, I'm a college dropout; don't follow my example, boys and girls). I then started working for the university I had dropped out from as a system operator in the machine room, running the Control Data Cyber 170 mainframe that pretty much ran most of the university's business and classes. Like many a twenty-something, I managed to screw up most of the opportunities that came my way, until I undertook a life-changing bicycle ride for five weeks and fifteen-hundred miles down the Pacific Coast, Canada to Mexico. The job in Antarctica soon followed on the heels of that ride, and I grew up in a hurry there. Upon returning, I used savings from that experience to put myself through Novell's NetWare Engineering certification track, gaining my CNE and landing a job as the Network Administrator for a mid-sized manufacturing and engineering services company. While I was there, we decided to implement SAP R/3 (3.1h) on Windows (NT 4.0) and SQL Server (6.5), which ended up indirectly driving a decision to convert our network environment from NetWare to Windows. That was pretty much me, on my own, managing that effort. My MCSE certification came about as a result of that, plus I went to a few SAP Basis classes (I was supposed to handle it all, the network, the desktops, and SAP), and we had a successful GoLive. Not long after, I did what many people with a single successful implementation under their belt did, and left to chase the money, becoming an SAP Basis consultant for a boutique consulting firm out of Chicago (I think I pretty much was their Seattle office, but my projects were all in California, Utah, Georgia, and Illinois -- never Washington). I did this for a couple years, meeting some amazingly talented people along the way who can be found out there on SCN now, until my soon-to-be wife (from the pictures) convinced me I should settle down and find a job closer to home, closer to her. That was a good move, as it turned out, on multiple fronts, as not long after the consulting company I had been working for imploded in the Dot-Bomb bust, and also we got married. I ended up working for a mid-sized public sector organization when it decided to join the modern world and migrate its financial affairs from a VAX to SAP, and the rest, as they say, is history.

 

The Questions!

Sakthikumar didn't actually ask any questions, but Steffi did, so here goes:

  1. Name the person who affected you most in your career / way of thinking and why?
    1. I don't think I can name just one, or even just a few. I have had many mentors over the years, some knowingly, and some blissfully unaware of the impact they had. Some of them were bosses or workmates, some were teachers, some were friends, and some were long-dead writers of books that left deep impressions upon me. Some are active today on SCN. I believe I have something to learn from nearly everyone I come into contact with, whether younger or older, wiser or... not so wise.
  2. If you could be a superhero (or are in your spare time), who would you be?
    1. I could tell you, but then you would have to be inducted into the Superhero Union and sworn to lifelong secrecy.
  3. Which five things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?
    1. Publish at least one novel (working on second draft of one now)
    2. Sail across the Pacific Ocean, and perhaps farther
    3. Finish visiting all the continents (Africa and South America remain)
    4. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail (and a few other long ones like it)
    5. See my daughter grow into a happy and successful young woman (by whatever definition of success fits for her)
  4. What is the movie or TV series that describes your life so far the best?
    1. Always

 

The Nominations

On to the next victims suckers winners in the BIF challenge:

  • Christopher Solomon
    • Chris and I worked together on a few projects back in my consulting days, and today he is likely one of the foremost experts on HCM Processes and Forms. He also has deep experience with ESS/MSS/Portal development, ABAP development, and many other SAP technical and development arenas. He's one of those guys who loves to dig deep and figure out what makes things tick, and he's definitely one of those mentors from the questions above (he's also an official SCN Mentor). He's been on SCN seemingly forever, yet shockingly I couldn't find any BIF for him!
  • Reagan Benjamin
    • While I have never met Reagan directly, we seem to cross paths frequently in the Basis forums on SCN. When I see a question that looks like something I could maybe answer, almost invariably Reagan has already done so (his timezone might help with that), and what's more, his answers are excellent. He really knows his stuff. He once briefly had a status update of "I'm here to help," then, for some reason, took it down almost right away (he probably doesn't realize anyone noticed it). I don't know why, because if there is anyone who is really here to help, it's Reagan. He's a question-answering machine! Again, shockingly, I couldn't find a BIF for him.

 

The questions I have for both of you are:

  1. How do you find time in your day for your many contributions to SCN?
  2. If you hadn't made a career with SAP, or perhaps in IT at all, what would you be doing with your life?
  3. What are your biggest outstanding life goals that you have not yet achieved?

 

Thank you.

Hi All,


I was nominated for the BIF by Ann Marie Sinclair, who is working on the SLL component (Global Trade Services) in GSC Ireland in Dublin. I’m working in the same component in GSC Austria in Dresden (Germany). We are working together in this virtual global team for a couple of years now, but only had the chance to meet each other earlier this year when attending a Boot Camp in Walldorf together with our colleagues. It was a great time!


Thanks for your nomination Ann Marie. I’ve never heard of this challenge before. But I’m glad that I don’t have to empty an ice bucket on my head for this challenge. It’s a great way to get to know interesting and funny facts about colleagues this way. Hope I can contribute my share and help to make this challenge more popular to my German colleagues. 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

My name is Jana Kreutziger. I am 36 years old and was born and raised in a small town called Löbau in the very south east of East Germany (former GDR – German Democratic Republic) near Poland and Czech Republic.
From the earliest years it was my dream to live in Dresden once in my life. As my father had to perform his military service in Dresden in the early seventies, he learned to love this beautiful but that time heavily wounded (in WW2) town. Apparently he handed down this love on me. We were already spending a lot of time in Dresden when I was a child as it was only about 100km away from home.

By turn of the millennium my dream became true when me and my friends had a great Millennium New Years Eve party in my own first apartment in Dresden and out in this glorious town.

I have been working for SAP since January 2002 and have a degree in Engineering Economics.

I am married to Carsten, who’s also an SAP employee and studied same subject at same place at the same time as I did, but we didn’t become aware of each other back then. Both of us began working for SAP and we only fell in love when SAP hosted a summer event for all employees in Dresden in 2005. Funnily this party took place at my birthday. So thanks to SAP for this birthday gift, it changed my whole life.

Today we are proud parents of two marvelous little girls aged 8 and 6 and can call a nice new build house with a pretty garden in the city of the wonderful rebuild Dresden, only 10min away from SAP office, our own.

 

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Fun fact about my country/yourself


Have you ever been to Dresden? Have you ever heard Dresden is also called “Elbflorenz” (Florence of the Elbe)? Originally this is because of the numerous art collections, but it’s also because of the Baroque-style architecture and the mild climate on the Elbe river. This year I had the chance to visit the original Florence in Italy during summer vacation. I’m a real Italy lover! And yeah, for sure, Florence is really a lovely and magnificent nice place too, of course. But guess what? I do like my beloved home edition so much more!

Before the heavy destruction at the very end of WW2 in February 1945 Dresden was also called “the most beautiful one”. Unfortunately it has fallen into a kind of deep slumber during the time of GDR. Thanks to the German reunification after the peaceful revolution, Dresden has been restored extensively since the early 1990s. I guess it’s on the best way to become the “the most beautiful one” again! Nevertheless I wish I could have a walk through the old Dresden. But even this dream became true somehow, as the ‘Asissi Panometer' shows a 360° high detailed panorama view of the city during its baroque time.

Despite loving travelling around as well as visiting my family and friends in the area of my birth (which is also a really nice place to live indeed), I’m always indescribable happy to be back in Dresden! This is my home! It’s still some kind of ‘Wow!’ effect when driving down from the higher areas around into the Dresden basin at night (Dresden lies on both banks of the Elbe river). When driving across the river, having the magnificent illuminated skyline of the historic city right in front of me, I'm always feeling like: ‘How happy am I to live in this great place on earth!’

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Questions asked by Ann Marie

 

  • Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know
    A couple of years ago when I was not yet married and had no kids, me and a friend of mine decided spontaneously on a Friday night to spend the Whitsun at the Baltic Sea Coast in a very simple and near-natural way by sleeping on the beach. So we packed a few clothes, took our sleeping bags and camping mats and drove North. We arrived at Warnemünde tired in dawn of Saturday morning after having a short stay in Berlin at night for a couple of hours as it’s directly on the way. But unfortunately Baltic Sea didn’t warm welcome us. It was stormy and cold weather, high waves, heavy rain and dark, cloudy sky. It was definitively the wrong time to sleep and relax on the beach! Hence we went to a café for having breakfast and wake up, waiting for better weather. Two hours later we figured that it might take whole weekend to wait for better weather at this café. As directly driving back home another five hours wasn’t really an option, we’ve been searching for any kind of guesthouse or room to stay. You have to know that staying a summer weekend at Baltic Sea Coast (esp. Whitsun) is very popular in East Germany. So you have to be early to book any accommodation. After unsuccessfully requesting at several hotels and guesthouses for a room, only the best hotel in town was left. The ‘Neptun’ hotel (Luxury category! It's the tall angular shaped building on the pic below.), located directly at the beach! So what? Didn’t we want to stay ‘on the beach’? What the heck! It’s only two nights... We were cold and tired and we were wishing for a shower…
    Hence the weekend turned from a planned very low budget one into a very high budget one. Guess what? We enjoyed swimming and lying at the hotel own SPA enjoying a great view of the stormy sea! I've never been to a 5 star hotel before resp. again since then.SDC15225.jpg

  • If you could have a conversation with anyone in the world (alive or dead), who would it be and why?
    Neither dead, nor alive. Or maybe alive, but not yet knowing. I simply wish for me and my family to stay healthy and become old enough to meet my girls partners and furthermore my grandchildren one day. Hope I can attend my kids’ weddings and can have a share growing up their kids. It sounds very simple and far away, I know, but I also know it’s not to be a given.

 

  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
    Me and my friend once had the dream to run a little bed & breakfast guesthouse. Maybe we’ll make this dream come true when her and my kids are grown up and left parental home.

 

  • If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?
    I don’t want to be a super hero! Though… aren’t super heroes the ones who work all night long to rescue and assist needy human beings?
    Does carrying sick and sleepless kids around the house in my arms all night long also count?
    Or staying awake for a night watch at their beds?
    Or maybe switching bedclothes for the third time a night?
    Or hunting for monsters (or alternatively searching for the one and only cuddly toy) in the middle of the night?
    Or sharing my bed (and duvet!) until only the last twenty centimeters are left for me?
    Or perhaps baking cakes and preparing a birthday party for twelve little guests until the wee hours?
    … [might be extended endless]

    I love my little brats!
    Okay, maybe my pyjama isn’t that hot kind of a super hero dress, but my tired eyes at night might qualify as a super (?) hero (??) mask!!!
    Well, I really don't need to be a super hero. For me it's absolutely sufficient to be kind of a mum hero to my kids. Hope one day they will realize my heroic deeds. 

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Blogging It Forward

 

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:


Christin Munick

Michael Shields
Claudia Neudeck
Antje Tessmar

Anja Engelhardt
Frank Siegel
Martin Fuchs

Gerlinde Wallner

 

 

and would like if they could answer the following questions:

  • Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know
  • If you could have a conversation with anyone in the world (alive or dead), who would it be and why?
  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
  • If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?

 

I hope you will enjoy my BIF and feel free to comment or ask me any questions you'd like in the comments below!!!

 

Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you "Blog It Forward" to post the links to their "Blog It Forward" blogs.

Okay, so I usually have a rubber arm that is easily twisted. As far as the encouragement to do a B.I.F, my arm was less flexible. It has taken the following persuasions (nagging me constantly until I relented):


Yes Susan Keohan - BIF is still going strong!!! SCN Lesson Learned: Persistance pays of


So I would first of all like to apologise to the chance of disappointment of a brilliant BIF after all of the hype and expectation. Let’s get started then….


I was born and live in Australia. I come from a large family – one 5 children and am also a twin. And to answer the common reaction I get from most people when they discover I’m a twin: no there is not two of me! Funnily enough, my partner comes from a small family.

 

As far as home town goes, that’s Brisbane. Some of the (debatable) interesting facts about Brisbane: it gets nicnamed Brisvegas and people in Sydney and Melbourne joke about it being a small country town (and then they all relocate here). Go figure! There’s a bit of unwritten rule in Brisbane – you grow up and stick to your side of the river. For me, I was the exception and have crossed the bridge. The other part about Brisbane that’ll be cropping up in the news is we’re hosting the G20 this year (I’m avoiding the airport that weekend) - you'll probably see photos like the one below of the City and SouthBank...


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My Questions from the optional list


How do you think the way you were raised affects your Career?


I grew up in a family where you work hard for what you want. My parents believe in investing in education as a key to opportunity. Since then, it has led me to invest in my own training and career progress. I don’t sit back and wait for my turn to be promoted. If there is a training course I really want to attend, then I will fund it myself if my employer won’t. I own my career and no-one else.

 

What do you enjoy most in your work and why?


I love the problem solving and the diversity of what I do. I love the different people I communicate with. I love that I can feed my inner-nerd by writing some dodgy VBA code to analyse data, troubleshoot security incidents and design integrated solutions. I love that I can then translate my tech side to the business and discuss ideas and risk and process. I love that there is still something more to learn each day.

 

What do you most enjoy on SCN?


I enjoy the intelligent banter and diversity of the people. I love how a status update can become longer than a discussion in coffee-corner or About SCN. I love that SCN is my virtual team - just imagine every question you answer is a potential system design or build that you have contributed to!

 


Question from Steffi (as the latest one to pester so she wins)


What is the movie or TV series, that describes your life so far the best?

I’m thinking the IT crowd is probably up there with my work life as a Security person. I feel like a hybrid between all of them. Sometimes I’m kept in my box and other times management will invite me upstairs to play. And instead of asking someone to turn it off and on, I’m usually asking them to log-out and back in.


 

Drum roll for nomination...

 

So who to target nominate

 

Instead of a question, I ask them to complete the sentence: “My SCN is...”

 

 

Wine glass is empty so time for me to sign out...

 

 

Cheers

Colleen

SCN Moderator, SAP Mentor, @frommikki (recent Twitter member #totallyLost #zeroClue)

October.  The first frost is giving notice about a new winter period. The leaves turn red and yellow and is falling down through the mist towards a moist ground. Hidden between the trees is an old cemetery. Wisps of autumn fog conceal a dark soul who sneaks between the graves. He is sniffing, unbearable stench crawls in his nose, but is not stopping him to dig for the corpses. His master, Dr. Frankenstein, needs dead old bodies to build the bride of his monster......and instead of the well known flash, in SCN one only needs to click the reply button, and immediately a dead old thread is reanimated and enjoys its miserable existence among the living. And the end of the story, you may know it, the crowd is chasing the monster into a mill and burns it down. But Dr. Frankenstein is still alive and is looking for more dead bodies to reanimate.

The crowd are the SCN users who report it to the moderator, who burns it by rejecting.

Doc Frankenstein is disappointed and defeated this time. He could not get what he aimed. However, the monster cannot be placed where the dead body parts came from, it has to be buried next to the living. Translated into jive:a rejected reply does not bounce the thread back to the place where it was before. The last change date is current and makes this old thread stay among the new questions.


Let us have a closer look on Dr. F, who is a split personality. But no matter who he is when he appears - something resurrected is left on his way.

 

¨ Type A, the savior,

     Version 1: adding a new solution to a thread which is clearly marked answered

     Version 2: adding an answer which was already given

     Version 3: is actually a different type, see Type B


¨ Type B, the trainee.

     Just learned something new and wants to spread it. Has really great search skills as he finds numerous duplicate questions and adds always what he  just learned, stereotype by copy and paste to let all answers look equal.


¨ Type C, the rubbernecks.

     Version 1: question as reply to a question without answer: "Did you get an answer?"

     Version 2: question as reply to a question with several answers: "Did you ever get an answer?"

     Version 3: question as reply to a question with a correct answer: " How was this solved?"


¨ Type D, the herald.

     He has done something fantastic, but usually offsite. Has great search skills and finds numerous old discussions where he adds "the solution can be      found behind that link". Variations are those who wrote a document in SCN today, and add then reproachful to a 6 year old discussion that the OP      could have looked into their document for a solution. Spammers are a subspecies, who turned past successful  into money.


¨ Type E, Yesterday's man.

     adds a "thank you" as reply - and does not like the answer


¨ Type F: the fellow traveler

     He always has the same problem. And I usually agree to this statement, as this sentence has no more info than many of the questions to which it   is added.


In case I shared this blog with you: Do you know in which category you are in?



One positive thing can be said: all these people who reopened an old discussion had searched......

Only it looks like they stopped at the first hit, instead of looking into others too.


If you expected a picture of Boris Karloff because of the blog title, then I have to disappoint you, but I share a screenshot of MM discussions from October 7th.  Almost every 3rd discussion was a reopened (solved) discussion:


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Whats wrong by adding replies to old discussions?

 

Let me ask some questions and give some comments in sequence to the above mentioned types.


Type A.1: How much is an alternative solution worth if the question has already a correct answer? Even a better solution is degraded in the very moment when it is added, as the readers will focus on the answer with the green bar on the right. 


Type A.2: that is obvious - a redundant answer does not add any value. It just confirms that the poster of this answer had not read the entire chain before the reply was added. Or is he eventually a free rider who hopes to get 5 points when the first answer gets 10?


Type B: Does it add value if you get 10 to 20 equal discussions next to each other in a forum where just the same reply is added? Of course the chance that in future a lucky searcher can stop right here is big, but at the same time many new discussions get buried behind all the resurrected old discussions.


To all who want add answers: Please do it on new questions, where the poster is still interested in an answer.

Look at the date when the question was posted, check if the question is marked as answered.

Don't misunderstand me - I have nothing against adding an answer to an unanswered old discussion. But it should be an answer, not just a "try this" reply.



Type C: I know certainly how this reply was meant, but it is really funny if you stick to the words in context to the existing discussion.


Type D: This is dedicated to the people who are only here to advertise their business, their own blogs, their websites. They could add some value to SCN if they contribute with their knowledge, but they just focus on getting the people off SCN. Sorry, no mercy. Nothing against a little kicking of an own blog or document. Many of us are doing it as normal contribution to current questions, and that is okay, but reopening several year old discussions to launch an ad for a new blog is not.


Type E: Even it is a nice gesture to say thank you - I usually expect this from the person who asked the question and got an answer - it updates the communication stream, the RSS feeds and sends email notifications to  many many people who are less interested in this part of a thread. It often looks like saying thank you to the the other guy who asked the question instead to the person who gave the good answer. Just click LIKE to the answer which helped you, this is the modern way of saying thank you, and it can be read by a machine and eventually ranks a discussion with many likes higher in the search results. And it makes it easier visible to other readers which answer was helpful among others, especially if the OP forgot to do mark the question as answered.


Type F: This is actually the most annoying type from my point of view. Just this little sentence: I have the same problem, how did you solve it.

Whats wrong:  The question is asked to just one person, the original poster (OP) of the question, instead to the entire community. This person was often not online for many years. Clicking the user ID could tell when the OP was last online. If this was many months/years back then a  reply is not like a  kiss wake up sleeping beauty. If the same question(how did you solve it) was asked a year before by someone else without any reply, then the same words are not really more sexy a year after.  Why did the question not have an answer? Maybe it was not good explained. Explaining the problem in other words can make it more understandable. Adding more detailed info, e.g. error message numbers, steps of execution, release infos as well as telling directly if the given answers were tested and why they did not work could give it a valuable push.

However, the person who added the reply is not the owner of the discussion. He is actually celebrating a party in neighbors garden. The OP gets eventually updates by mail years after he had asked the question (like getting telephone calls from other residents in the street).


And in the rare case of an answer it is not even possible that this answer could be marked with correct answer, because only the OP is able to do that, so it stays open and someone else will come along and ask, an eternal loop.

Not to forget that SCN has a reputation system. Helpful and correct answers will assign points. Since only the OP is able to mark a reply as correct or helpful it does no really attract others to answer a question which is added to a question of someone else.

Same is valid for already solved discussions. Honestly, who wants answer a question which is already marked solved?


In most cases of reanimated old discussions the owner is not coming back. However, every rule has an exception as you can see here

: Advance Payment Invoice through MM


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Hi All,
I was nominated for the BIF by Pedro Freitas BIF Ian Kehoe BIF and Sally Redmond BIF . Ian and I started in SAP around the same time and we both work on the SD team in Dublin, Ireland, along with Sally who recently became our manager. Pedro also works on the SD team but in our Brazil office, somewhere I would love to visit someday!

 

This Blog It Forward Challenge was a great way of finding out more about my colleagues and SCN community members. I've learned a lot interesting facts!

For more details on BIF check out: Blog It Forward Community Challenge

 

Introduction

 

My name is Ann Marie Sinclair. I am 35 years old and was born and raised in Dublin. I currently live less than 10km from the SAP office, which is on the outskirts of County Dublin, located at the base of the Dublin Mountains. I’ve been working for SAP since January 2006 and have a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Computing (Information Technology). I come from quite a large family of Six, (3 brother and 2 sisters). I’m married to Stephen and we have a wonderful 4 year old son, who has us wrapped around his little finger!

 

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Fun fact about my country/yourself

Stephen and I, were married in 2008, in a chapel just outside Edinburgh, Scotland, called Rosslyn Chapel. Rosslyn was made famous by
Dan Brown’s book The Da Vinci Code and later by the movie with Tom Hanks. Although it was nice to get married in a famous Chapel, our reason for choosing it was due to the connection to my husband’s family. The chapel was founded by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness in 1446.
On our first visit to Rosslyn back in 2005 we both fell in love with the Chapel and from then on knew that this was the place we wanted to be married in. Our wedding was the first Sinclair wedding in the Chapel in over a Hundred years. The Chapel itself is relatively small (21 metres in length and 13 metres in height), but is one of the most ornate chapels in Europe. Practically every surface of Rosslyn Chapel is carved in an amazing display of craftsmanship. There are literally hundreds of individual figures and scenes carved around you; It is an awe inspiring building!

 

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Questions asked by Sally



  • Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know
    Ok, so some people already know this, but back in 2007, Myself and my husband (then boyfriend) travelled to the Czech Republic to undertake an intensive
    course to obtain our paragliding licenses. We were trained by the then Female World Paragliding Champion Petra Silvova and her team, it was an amazing
    experience. Unfortunately while there, the weather deteriorated (as can be seen in the pic below, where we had to hurriedly "pack" the paragliders into the back of one of the instructors cars, when it began to rain heavily, not the recommended way to store your paraglider!) , we finished the course but could not perform the manoeuvres in the practical exam required to obtain the PL-A  license. My husband returned a couple of months later and obtained his license (and now also flies hang gliders), but unfortunately I did not return due to other commitments. Although the license is not legally required to fly paragliders/hanggliders in Ireland, it is however necessary in order to join the Irish Hang gliding and Paragliding association, which have access to some of the best sites in Ireland for flying.225542_5632717941_9530_n.jpg1356094396_b950540116_m.jpg

 

  • What is your biggest achievement in life?
    This has to be having my son, the most handsome, brightest, funniest little boy in the world, although I may be a little bit biased, but he is Super boy after all.
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  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
    I think I would either be a science/maths teacher or geneticist,.
    When choosing which degree to take I made a choice between Computing or Science. Obviously Computing won out, but I always loved Science in school, particularly biology and within that Genetics, so I think I would have done something in that field.

 

  • If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?
    Super Girl, then I wouldn’t need my paraglider!

 

Blogging It Forward

 

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

Michael Shields

Gerard Magorrian

Catherine McKenna

Amber Naseer

Christin Munick

Jana Kreutziger

Ita Curran

 

and would like if they could answer the following questions:

  • Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know
  • If you could have a conversation with anyone in the world (alive or dead), who would it be and why?
  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
  • If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?

 

I hope you will enjoy my BIF and feel free to comment or ask me any questions you'd like in the comments below!!!

 

Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you "Blog It Forward" to post the links to their "Blog It Forward" blogs.

Hi Friends,

 

Blog It Forward Community Challenge is some different type of challenge in SCN and it was amazing. Thanx Rukshani Blog it Forward - Ruks Pathirage to forward this challenge to me.

 

Let me start introducing me. I'm Pavithra Jayasinghe, girl from Sri Lanka and work as an ABAP Programmer at Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal Limited.

I got my BSc. Special(Hons.) Degree in Information Technology from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology(SLIIT) and curremtly following Master in Information Technology at University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC).


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So I would like to show u some beautiful places in my country and it is an Island in Indian Ocean.

 

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This is our country map and national flag. Some places and special occasions in  our country shown below.

 

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Tooth Relic (Dālada Māligāwa) in Kandy



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Tooth Relic (Dālada Māligāwa) in Kandy

 

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Beach

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Hill Country View

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Hill Country View

 

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Sigiriya

 

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Sigiriya

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Sigiriya Rock Arts

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Waterfall

 

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Symbols of our history

 

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Peacock

 

 



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Cricket Team





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Surfing





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River with elephants

 

 

These are only few places in our country.

 

 

Questions ask by Rukshani.

 

     1.What's the country that you wish to re-born?

          Sri Lanka


     2.When you get free time what you wish to do?

          Listen to music or to stay with my family


     3. What  is the most memorable day in your life?

           My wedding day


Blog It Forward,


Kaushalya Perera

Prasenjit Mishra

Darshana Athukorala




Expect them to answer

 

· What is your personal life dream?

· What is your professional life dream?

 

 

 

 

Regards,

Pavithra

Buenas Tchê!

 

I was blogged forward by Pedro Freitas so I inspired my greeting on his. Our state is the southernmost state in the country, right next to Argentina and Uruguai, so much of our vocabulary overlaps. Buenas is a Spanish word which means good. Tchê is a coloquial expression which is only used in this region, the Gaucho region of Rio Grande do Sul, Argentina and Uruguai. It can be a greeting, an exclamation (of multiple feelings, like surpise, disappointment, annoyance, all depending on the intonation given) or it can mean simply man or guy.

 

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Intro

 

My name is Debora de Souza. I've been working at SAP for about 7.5 years now. I started as an SCM Support Engineer and currently I'm the Support Team Manager for SCM, ERP Manufacturing and GRC. I enjoy reading, travelling, and lately I've started to binge-watch my favorite TV shows on Netflix.

Some friends call me a fake Gaúcha. I don't drink chimarrão like Natália Machado and I'm not crazy about soccer like Pedro Freitas. I grew up in New York. I was born in Rio Grande do Sul, but at the time my family was only visiting Brazil. Soon after we returned to NY and I only stepped foot in Brazil again when I was a teenager. My chimarrão-addicted friends may attribute my weirdness to this.

 

 

Fun Fact about my State

 

Remember I told you that Tchê can have various meanings? Well, I think no word can have as many meanings as the word "Bah" (can also be spelled "Bá" but it's a less common form). Bah derives from "mas que barbaridade" which, literally translated, means "how barbaric" but usually is meant as a kind of "wow" exclamation. Bah can have dozens of meanings, all of which express some kind of emotion, like disappointment, happiness, amazement, surprise, sadness, the list keeps on going... The specific meaning depends on intonation and how long you stretch out the word. There is an entry in Tchêpédia for those interested (and who can read Portuguese ). Yes, my state is so special we have our own -pedia! Brazil is a huge country and each state has its peculiarities. Many people say we speak our own language in Rio Grande do Sul: Gauchês or Gaucho-speak. Here are some examples of Bah in it's Gauchês form:

 

EnglishGauchês
Wow!Bah!
Oh my God!Bah!
Oh no!Baaaaah!
Yeah, that's great!Bah, que legal!
Right on!Bah, certo!
Ohhh (sad, disappointed)Bããã...

 

 

Answers to Pedro's questions:

 

 

Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?

This is a hard one... Baaah... I've been thinking for about 20 minutes now about how to answer this question! I'm having a hard time listing 5 things. I want to write a book (done if you consider my Master's thesis), plant a tree (almost checked off the list, got a seed during SAP Green Week last week which has SAP engraved on it), take care of my family, travel somewhere new at least once a year and be happy.

 

 

 

If you were given by your work a full day every week to do whatever you feel like, what would it be?

I would probably be studying something. Languages, philosophy, religion, psychology, many things interest me, but alas, not enough time in a day.

 

If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?

World famous author. Still on my bucket list. I've always loved words and writing. Ever since I was a child I've wanted to be a writer.

 

 

Blogging It Forward

 

I'd like to Blog It Forward to:

Leonardo Mauhs

Rafael Guimbala

Paulo Groth

Frederico Bittencourt

Bernd Harder

Dennison John

Augusto Krauspenhar

 

Please answer the following questions:

 

  • What is your guilty pleasure?
  • Other than money, what have you gained from your current job?
  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
  • What's the #1 item on your bucket list?

 

 

Cheers,

Debora

hello to everyone, I've been BIF'd a couple of times now by Blog It Forward - Lukas Weigelt  (travel management guru!) and Ian Kehoe and Eoin Hurley from the Product Support SD team but finally taking the plunge and dipping my toe into the BIF world.

 

Intro:

 

I'm located in the SAP Dublin office and working for SAP 10 years now, I'm 36 and originally from Twickenham in the UK (home of the rugby!) and living in Ireland nearly 19 years ever since I was a just a young 'wan (as they say in Dublin) and now with my husband and 3 kids aged 14, 12 and 8.

 

In a former life I was a travel agent for 10 years and made my way full circle into working with the HCM product support team in Travel Management having accidentally fallen somehow into IT and since April this year have been the Support Team Manager for SD and am lucky enough to work with a great team who are evidently very well travelled and sporty !

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  I live in County Meath near Trim which for any movie buffs is home to Trim Castle also seen in Braveheart, its a beautiful part of the world and best of both worlds as 35 min drive from the office and despite being from London originally, I totally betray my roots and love the peace of the countryside.

 

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County Meath is known as the "royal county" and to quote good old google - this is because it was once the seat of the High Kings of Ireland where they ruled from the Hill of Tara  - Tara is absolutely epic and if you stand on the hill on a clear day, you have a 360 degree view across Ireland, its a very cool mystical place  - this is my youngest son when he was just a wee young thing standing on the hill of Tara feeling very awesome

 

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Anyway at the risk of trying to out-do the Meath Tourist board will continue!

So for the Blog it Forward Questions


                                                                      

Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know

Well some people know, I'm a total music nut, happiness to me is going to a concert, digging out dusty vinyl records or going to a flea market and finding some long lost record I had when I was 10 and its absolutely contagious as my 2 older kids have caught the vinyl bug and we now have a record player in every room in the house (bar the bathroom!)

 

I never watch TV, its music all the way for me! Major respect if anyone knows the famous song by Jimmy Buffett below (I am that sad!)

 

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  • Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life? (Not necessarily in this order!!)

    1. To see the Northern Lights (wooooo psychadelic man!)


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      2.  To own a house or an apartment by the sea and start and end my days walking along the beach (preferably with cocktails)

 

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Here would do - this is Greystones in County Dublin and it is stunning

 

      3.  To FINALLY finish my business management degree (2015!) and graduate
      4.  To travel the west coast from LA via Vegas to San Francisco and see Monteray and Carmel (also a bit of a desire to go to Graceland - not on the same trip!)

      5 . To see my kids happy and achieve all their dreams 

  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?

    I'd have studied psychology and done something around that, love observing people and motivation and working out what makes people tick (I might not be very good at it.. but would like to be!)

    If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?

           Wonder woman  - purely for the figure and the cool invisible plane wonder-woman.png

 

Anyway, that's about it for me and enjoyed writing this BIF - nice change from approving shift requests!

 

I'd like to BIF to the following people

 

Stephen Brennan
Ann Marie Sinclair

Mercedes Soler

Gerard Magorrian

Noel Connolly

http://scn.sap.com/people/miguel.alonso2

http://scn.sap.com/people/catherine.mckenna

 

And I'm going to rob Ian's questions with one slight change:

 

  • Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know
  • What is your biggest achievement in life?
  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
  • If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?

 

 

Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you "Blog It Forward" to post the links to their "Blog It Forward" blogs.

I was blogged forward by Pedro Freitas BIF and Eoin Hurley BIF. I work together with Eoin in the Dublin office in Ireland while Pedro is part of our team working from Porto Alegre, Brazil. This Blog It Forward Challenge was a great way of finding out more about my colleagues and I learned a lot interesting facts about them.
For more details on BIF check out: Blog It Forward Community Challenge

 

Intro


My name is Ian Kehoe and I live in the south east of Ireland. I’m 33 years old and I have been working for SAP since 2006. For four years I lived in Dublin, in an apartment, which was so small it was affectionately known as the “shoebox”. I then had the opportunity to take a career break (thanks SAP and especially my manager at the time!) and myself and my wife (then girlfriend) went travelling for a year in 2010. We spend two months in Italy, four months in South East Asia and Australasia and six month in South America. We were able to travel to some very cool places like Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia to see Komodo dragons, Easter Island, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat. Here are a few photos taken throughout that year:

 

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This was one of the most special years for us as we experienced so many things and saw so many spectacular sights. We might never get the chance to do something like this again but the experience will stay with us forever. After the career break it was back to reality and back to work but we decided to move back to County Wexford in the South East of Ireland where I am originally from (my wife is from Rome, Italy). Wexford is about an hour and a half drive from the office which makes commuting more difficult but I’m rewarded with far more space than my shoebox apartment and the chance to grow my own vegetables, have pet dogs, a cat and keep chickens for fresh eggs. I also have the chance to telework twice a week (again thanks to my manager!) so the commute isn’t as bad.

 

Fun fact about my country/yourself

 

 

 

In a country so obsessed with the weather I’m glad to say I live in the “sunny south east”. This obviously doesn’t mean much in a country as small and wet as Ireland. The difference in the level of sunshine between Wexford and anywhere else in Ireland is so small that it is not noticeable, but this slogan is held dear by the tourism board and the people of Wexford, possibly as a small ray of hope that tomorrow’s weather will be better. It is also a small consolation when the weather is really bad we can think: “at least it is probably worse everywhere else in Ireland”.  When we compare, for example, my colleague Pedro in Porto Alegre, Brazil, who enjoys an average of 2,443 hours of sunshine with our 1,100 – 1,600 hours of sunshine per year you start to see this slogan is probably just clever marketing rather than accurately describing the place (as I type this I can see the rain blowing against the window)!

 

Questions asked by Pedro

 

 

 

Which 5 things you absolutely want to achieve in life?

 

 

  • Spend time with my family and watch my children grow up
  • See most of the countries of the world
  • Climb a mountain
  • Retire while I’m still young enough to enjoy it
  • Make the perfect pizza

If you were given by your work a full day every week to do whatever you feel like, what would it be?
Do some form of crafts (for example wood carving, stained glass, metal work etc) or gardening.

If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
Good question but I have no idea!

If you were 20 again, what would you study?
Glass blowing or carpentry


What do you enjoy most in your work and why?
I enjoy the technical aspect of my job and the satisfaction of finding the root cause of a tricky issue. 

If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?
Bananaman

 

Blogging It Forward

 

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

Michael Shields

Gerard Magorrian

Sally Redmond

Paul Quinn

Conor Forrest

Gerry Hodgins

Ann Marie Sinclair

 

and would like if they could answer the following questions:

  • Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know
  • Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?
  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
  • If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?

 

I hope you will enjoy my BIF and feel free to comment or ask me any questions you'd like in the comments below!!!

 

Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you "Blog It Forward" to post the links to their "Blog It Forward" blogs.

Alessandro Banzer is an SAP Project Manager and GRC Consultant with a passion for diving, travelling and billards. He is the SCN Member of the Month for October 2014.

 

Alessandro’s growing participation on SCN over the last year has really inspired me. I’ve been impressed to see his contributions evolve from answering questions, to curating content, to posting informative blogs... which recently culminated in his recognition as a  Topic Leader  in the GRC Space.

 

During our talk, he emphasized that “sharing is caring,” and that he finds contributing on SCN as a "win-win" experience.

He splits his time between working in Switzerland and his home in Triesen, Liechtenstein. He joined me from Winterthur where he found time to talk to me between exams.

 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, who you work for, and other things you would like to share with the community (hobbies, fun facts)?
I am originally from Triesen, Liechtenstein but live as a weekly resident in Winterthur, Switzerland. Liechtenstein is the tiny country bordered by Switzerland and Austria which you cannot spot on the map. I am 26 years old and started my apprenticeship as computer scientist with Swarovski AG in 2004, joined Sulzer Chemtech AG in 2009 as an ERP/Oracle consultant and got the opportunity to take over some roles in a SAP rollout project. My first touch with SAP was back in 2011 during the pre-project (GAP analysis), in 2012 I took over the role as data migration consultant and beginning of 2013 I started to implement a full-fledged GRC Access Control project in Switzerland, China, India, Taiwan and Singapore. It was a challenging position but with the help of the community our project closed successfully.

 

After 5 years with Sulzer, I will leave end of this year to pursue a new opportunity with Xiting AG in Zuerich. I am highly motivated to get deeper into SAP and to grow within different areas of expertise. Unfortunately, that isn’t possible in my current position and hence I have decided to leave Sulzer the end of 2014. I am really looking forward to the new position and working together with very experienced experts.

 

In my free time I am a passionate diver, traveler and billard player. My second home is an Island called Boracay (this is actually also the name of a very nice song from a good friend of mine) in the Philippines. On Boracay I have many friends as I have been there 7 times and I did also my rescue diver and Divemaster certification on the island. Even though I have more than 350 dives I am always excited to jump into the blue and with each dive I see something new. The following picture was taken on the boat in front of Boracay coming back from a dive safari with some friends.

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Note from Caroleigh: Alessandro shared some other great shots that I used to liven up our audio-only chat. Check them out, Boracay is gorgeous!

 

As you can see on the map above (thanks to travbuddy.com) I have been to 21 countries so far. My goal is to travel to each country at least once in my life and for sure to dive in as many lakes and seas as possible.

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When did you become a member of SCN and what brought you to this community?
First time I got to know the community was in 2011 as a quiet reader. Last June I started contributing actively as I had to get deeper into SAP GRC Access Control because of my project. SAP SCN became very important to me when I had to design, specify and drive the GRC project for my company. In a mixed role as project manager and kind of internal consultant I had to get the knowledge in short time and following the community was the best I could do.

 

Can you tell us in which areas of SCN you are active in?
I am actively contributing only in the GRC Governance Risk and Compliance space. Besides that, I follow the IDM and Security space. I am really looking forward to becoming more active in the other spaces in the near future.

 

You were selected as a Topic Leader for 2013-2014. Tell us what motivated you to become so active this year and share your expertise? And how do you find the time to contribute so actively on SCN?
I follow the motto, “sharing is caring” and hence I started to contribute actively. Personally I think it is a good way to improve my own knowledge by sharing with others. When I start to write a document I have to consider different views of the topic and begin to dig deeper and get to know other possibilities and ways of doing it differently. Also SCN is the first tab in my browser and hence it is always opened and I keep an eye on new threads and documents. While working on other's problems, my expertise stays updated and I can get a feeling how other companies design their systems. In the end it’s a Win-Win situation for me.

 

How did you get started with SAP’s products?
I have joined a few official trainings to learn the basics and the rest was on the job and with the help of the community. Also I had the chance to work closely with very experienced consultants who really helped me a lot.

 

Any plans to participate in the SCN Forward Blog It Forward challenge?

Sure – but so far no one blogged it forward to me (I still hope for Colleen). As soon as it’s my turn I will join the BIF family.

 

I liked the visualizations I found on your blog, How the Internet sees you. Can you tell me more about them?
That’s an old post actually. I started with my first personal blog in 2004 and blogged about sports (Billard), computer stuff and travelling. A couple of years later I wanted to see how the internet sees me and found a tool that gathers and combines information about specific search terms. At that time “Helium” was my nickname that I used in IRC chat rooms, forums, communities, etc.  The result of “Alessandro Banzer” was surprisingly good as it reflected what I really did in the internet. “Helium” itself was a bad example as it is a common term that is used widely. Anyways, my personal footprint was reflected by the tool so I posted the visualization on my blog.

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If you are into visualizations, SAP Lumira just launched a challenge you may be interested in: DataGeek Challenge III.
Not so far – but I will check out.

 

If a new member came to you and asked for your advice on how to be an active and respected member of SCN, what would you say?
First of all read the The SCN Rules of Engagement, follow some other members (e.g. Mentors, Moderators, and leading members of the space) and contribute wisely. Personally I appreciate if everyone keeps an eye on their spelling, formatting and the structure of the posts. I always re-read before posting to avoid stupid mistakes and to ensure the others can understand. Also use your common sense and be respectful with others.

 

Is there an SCN member you admire (OK… you can name a few)? And for what reason?
If I have to name a single person it’s definitely Colleen Lee. First time I entered the GRC community I could see her name in each thread, document, blog, etc. helping others to fix their issues. She was omnipresent (in a very positive way!) and with her expertise she really helped me (and also others) a lot. Just recently Col and I started the community collaboration project in the GRC space to get others on boat to increase the quality of the space. It is a very nice way of working together and even though she fishes, what I don’t like as a diver, I always really appreciated her feedback. Thank you very much C.

 

Easy question: Mac/iOS or Windows? Or Android?
Seems to be easy, but isn’t… I have a personal phone with Android, a business phone from Apple, an iPad and my computer runs with Windows. I like both and won’t say that one is better than the other.

 

Are you on Twitter?
Yes I am, but to be honest not really active. - https://twitter.com/irc3


Every month, a member of the SAP Community Network is recognized for exemplary behavior: sharing knowledge with peers, being helpful and taking on additional tasks to support community engagement. See the list of previous SCN Member of The Month Hall of Fame.

Hi there,

 

I have been nominated for Blog It Forward by Eoin Hurley BIF. We both started in SAP around the same time and although we work in different areas (Eoin in SD, myself in SRM), we see each other regularly both inside and outside of work.

 

If you want to get more details on the Blog It Forward Challenge, check out more info here: Blog It Forward Community Challenge.

 

Introduction

My name is Conor Harkin. I am 30 years old and hail from Roscommon Town, Roscommon. I attended university in NUI Galway, where I studied Business Information Systems. As part of our final year exams, each student is part of a group who undertake a project. Our group were selected as winners of the "Best Final year Project" which was sponsored by SAP. This led to me meeting with Tom Bentley from HR and my eventual job application. I started work in SRM in October 2011 and am still working in this area today.

 

Fun fact about my country/myself

 

 

For a country of its size, Ireland has a pretty impressive array of Summer festivals. Many of these only began in the mid noughties but are internationally renowned. They include Body & Soul, Forbidden Fruit and Longitude. However, the jewel in the crown is undoubtedly Electric Picnic.

 

Started in 2004 as a 1 day event, the festival expanded to 2, and then 3 days. It is held every year on the grounds of Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois. It is described as being a boutique music and arts festival, and has received international acclaim since its inception. Rolling Stone magazine described it as "one of the best festivals we've ever been to". It has also been called Ireland's version of Glastonbury. In recognition of its success and growing popularity, It was voted Best Medium-Sized European Festival at the 2010 European Festival Awards

 

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Definitely worth checking out if you enjoy the arts. Every kind of music is covered - rock, pop, indie, hip hop, traditional ,folk, electro, house, techno and celtic mysticism.

 

Check out the homepage here.

 

Questions asked by Eoin
What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?

The LEAN @ Prodcut Support project. You get to use lego robots.

What is your personal life dream?

To become a well respected, if not renowned, musician.

 

 

What is your professional life dream?

To be happy and successful in my job and become moderately wealthy.

 

Blogging It Forward

 

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

Adam Kavanagh

Declan Bolger
Declan Curley

Raymond Moynihan

Angel Ruiz Castillo

Robin McGee

Oscar Diaz

Siobhan Evans

 

I would be happy if they could answer the following questions:

 

If you were 20 again, what would you study?

If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
What would you do if you won €50 on an All Cash card?

 

I hope you enjoyed my BIF! Feel free to comment or ask me any questions you'd like in the comments below!


Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you "Blog It Forward" to post the links to their "Blog It Forward" blogs.

Hello Everyone,

 

I was blogged forward by Pedro Freitas BIF. We are both part of the same team (ERP SD) but I've unfortunately never actually met Pedro in real life. He works in Porto Alegre, Brazil and I work in Dublin, Ireland.


If you want to get more details on the Blog It Forward Challenge, check out more info here: Blog It Forward Community Challenge


This is really cool initiative! And if you want to join the challenge and you haven't been tagged by anyone yet, list your details here for someone to invite you: Blog It Forward- Request to Join Table


Intro


My name is Eoin Richard Hurley, I am 27 years old and I'm from Dublin. I joined SAP in May 2011 after finishing my Masters degree. I actually grew up less than 5km from the Dublin office but I never realized it was here until I joined .


SAP is my first job after finishing my studies in Business/IT and it's been great so far. SAP even allowed me to take a career break so I could go traveling around South East Asia and Australia .


Fun fact about my country/yourself


Ireland is typically well known for Guinness, leprechauns and St. Patrick but in the last 5 years or so it has also become famous as a destination for winter surfing.

 

The west coast of Ireland gets hammered by the stormy Atlantic Ocean which means huge waves. It has been predicted that there are swells off the Donegal coast capable of producing 120ft waves.

 

With all this hype and the various news stories on the Irish surfing scene I decided to try it out for the first time with a few of friends last February. I had been surfing before a couple of times in Australia but I still considered myself a complete novice. Plus in Australia it was nice and warm, Irish weather was going to add a whole new level of difficulty to the task

 

We traveled down to Enniscrone in County Sligo which is a 3.5 hour drive across the country from East to North West. It's a small village that is very busy during the summer months but very quiet (except for surfers) in the winter.

 

We had a great time and the surfing wasn't a complete disaster. The beach we went to would be considered a beginner beach or maybe even intermediate. The ocean is very rough but the waves are not that big. We managed to catch some after about 60 mins of being thrown off the board.

 

The cold temperature of the water is something that is hard to comprehend. Even with the winter wet suit which is about 4mm thick it is a big shock to the system.

 

Here are some pictures of the trip I took with my GoPro camera:

 

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To give you some idea of the locations involved here is a map of the surf spots in relation to the SAP offices in Ireland.

 

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The location of our surf trip is highlighted in the yellow box. County Donegal is highlighted with the red box in case you guys ever want to try surf those 120ft waves

 

You can read more about Irish winter surfing here Everything you need to know about winter surfing in Ireland, you brave soul

 

 

Questions asked by Pedro


Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?


  • Travel around South America
  • Write a book
  • Spend more time in Asia
  • Make some music or play live on stage
  • Watch Arsenal Football Club win another Premier League title or at least go to London and watch more games live in in the stadium.


If you were given by your work a full day every week to do whatever you feel like, what would it be?


  • Play football (soccer)


If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?


  • I've never given this one much though. Maybe a foreign language or history teacher!?


General Questions


If you were 20 again, what would you study?


  • History


What do you enjoy most in your work and why?


  • Flexi-time hours. It allows me to fit in all my hobbies


If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?


  • Dennis Bergkamp


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Blogging It Forward

 

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

 

Conor Harkin

Michael Shields

Gerard Magorrian

Ian Kehoe

Conall O'Malley

Marian O'Connell

Sally Redmond

 

And I would be happy if they could answer these:

 

  • What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?
  • What is your personal life dream?
  • What is your professional life dream?


I hope you enjoyed my BIF! Feel free to comment or ask me any questions you'd like in the comments below!


Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you "Blog It Forward" to post the links to their "Blog It Forward" blogs.

Today we will go Behind the Scenes with David (Dedi) Metser, a content editor and production team lead on SCN, dedicated to supporting the community. In a bold decision, juggling between his career and his family, he recently went back to school and is writing his thesis on knowledge management.

 

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Dedi; please share a bit about yourself: I am married and have two sons. I live in Modi’in which is located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In my spare time I like to read, watch TV, and spend time with my family and sail.

 

I joined SAP almost 8.5 years ago as the production person (I uploaded the articles that the community submitted) and over the years I became the owner of the system we use to upload content, and became the production team manager.

Thinking about it, I do a lot of customer service as part of my daily work and I enjoy supporting the community in the different aspects of my work.

 

The picture to the right was taken in Florence. Dedi shared that to him, “there is something about Italy that makes you pace yourself …

 

The people, the culture the history the weather all of these make you want to stay…

Especially if you are in Tuscany.”

 

 

Tell us about your group and role: I have two hats: I am a Content Editor in the Content Team and also the team lead for the production team.

As a content editor I mostly help by building and engaging with the community with new spaces. Although it's a challenge that takes time and effort, building a community in a new space is a very rewarding task for me.

As the production team lead, we mainly upload articles to the library. My team was part of a few significant changes over the years, mostly when changes to all the overview pages were needed.

 

 

What brings you the most satisfaction from your role? The most satisfying task for me is solving a problem or shortening a manual task by taking an idea from the drawing table and driving it to implementation and success. Over the years I managed a few changes in the system we work on and built additional systems that saved a lot of time and effort on the backend on the one hand and improved the SLA to the community on the other hand.

 

 

Do you have a favorite SCN space? My favorite two spaces are the Portal and the BW because I have been the content editor of these spaces for more than five years now and become attached to them and to their space editors who became personal friends of mine.

Gali: Yep that’s what it’s all about, personal relationships built within the community!

 

 

What would the community be surprised to learn about you? I spent my honeymoon in the US doing a coast to coast trip and the last week was in Hawaii.

And how was it? It was an interesting experience and different from anything else you see in the US. Hawaii is as beautiful as the pictures.

Gali: I’d like to find out myself one day

 

 

Have you worked on any interesting project lately? The most recent one was migrating the download catalog to the SAP Store – Ingvild Bayer and I worked on migrating all the content in order to improve the UI and the service both the stakeholders and the community is getting from the catalog – we are towards the end phase of building a web form for the download submissions which will improve the service the stakeholders will get when asking to have a new solution in the store in the spirit of simplifying processes.

 

 

Please help us grow from your personal experience; share one tip/ resource/ guide/ experience that you recommend after finding it helpful: When we migrated to the store we defined two countries for the SCN solutions - Germany and US. However, the downloads are free so anyone anywhere in the world can download them.

If you are not in either of these countries (like me) the simple solution would be to change the country and this will allow you to download the package.

 

 

The next four questions are taken from the Actor Studio interview questions:

 

What is your favorite word: OK

Least favorite word: can't

What sound do you love: The ocean waves

What profession other than yours would you love to attempt: History Research

 

 

As I know that you are a fellow book lover, can you share what your favorite book it? One of the books that drew me back again and again was "A Prisoner of Birth" by Jeffrey Archer.

The book has a lot of similarity to "The Count of Monte Cristo" but adds today's twists both on the street and in court, in ways that make you want to read it again and again…

 

 

You recently returned to academics, can you share a bit about that and how it's going? I started doing my master in Information Technology last October. Going back to school while working full time and raising a family is a challenge. I chose to do it in order to strengthen my professional knowledge.

 

 

How does it feel to go back to school? Sometimes the gap between the classes and the real world clashes, and it is different to do it now, after working in the industry for a few years. However, over the years I found out that I like writing and I like research so I guess doing my master was bound to happen…

Overall it's an experience I enjoy most of the time (not on exam mornings though) and I am planning to write my thesis on Knowledge management in English.

 

 

I love Dedi’s personal philosophy or motto: "It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind, that determines which way we will go."

 

 

The sailing theme continues in the team quotes below. They describe Dedi as a “captain at the helm of SCN’s content management systems “with a ready quip in Hebrew for any situation:

 

 

• “Dedi brings passion to everything he does, and he does it on behalf of all of SCN’s stakeholders and users. He is both thoughtful and decisive in how he approaches solutions, and the results of his work are a better and more user-friendly community. It’s a pleasure to work with Dedi because he is rational and considerate of what others need. “

• “Dedi has been at a steady captain at the helm of SCN's content management systems for a long time, managing through some of the stormy waters that come with platform changes and migrations. He's extremely resourceful, always eager to jump in to new projects, and full of ideas.

And I love how Dedi will always come up with an expression in Hebrew that captures whatever situation you happen to find yourselves in!

• “Dedi is a coach without knowing it, when doing a project he always looks so that all project partners get a win win situation. I like his humor mostly starting with: ‘You know in Hebrew we say …. For me Dedi is not only a colleague at work but a friend who really looks that you are feeling well.”

• “Dedi truly cares about his work. He has excellent attention to detail and creativity that helps us better support the Community.”

 

 

Follow Dedi’s tweets @dedim

 

 

 

I invite you to go ‘Behind the Scenes’ with additional SCN Team members.

I was blogged forward by

jitendra kansal : http://scn.sap.com/community/about/blog/2013/06/13/blog-it-forward--jitendra-kansal

and Dëv Päträ  :http://scn.sap.com/community/about/blog/2013/12/12/blog-it-forward-dev-patra

 

Thank you guys for giving me this opportunity...

 

About me

My name is Nanreshsing Sungkur (nickname: Ashvin) and I am from Mauritius. I am 28 years old and  married for almost two years now.

Here is a picture of me with my wife during our wedding photo-shoot.

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Another pic with my wife so that you don't think we wear only saree and Kurtha in Mauritius

That was only because of wedding rituals...

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My journey with SAP started in 2009 when I joined Accenture, after completing my degree in Bachelor of Computer Applications in India, as associate software Engineer. Later moved to Ceridian and I am currently working at SEBWIT as a Senior SAP Consultant.

Below is a picture that was taken when I was at Accenture on 12th March, when we celebrating independence day. This photograph was included in our monthly newsletter; kind of representing the flag of Mauritius which is Red, blue, yellow and Green

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Ever heard of Mauritius before?

It is an island with an area of 2,040 km2 located to the east of Madagascar Island, near South Africa. It comprises of a number of islands, including the main island of Mauritius, the island of Rodrigues, the Agalega islands and the Cargados Carajos Shoals.

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The Dodo bird was found only in Mauritius before it became extinct. The dodo remains Mauritius’ national animal.

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Mauritius is one of the wealthiest countries in Africa with a successful and multicultural society.

 

While its famous white sand beaches and luxurious hotels are its top attractions, Mauritius offers far more to do than most tropical islands, with superb hiking, mountain climbing, diving , parasailing, canyoning, etc.

Some more pictures of myself doing some fun activities in Mauritius:

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Mauritius has won the best leading destination many times

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority — World Travel Awards

http://www.tourism-mauritius.mu/mtpa/awards.html



Answering Jitendra's question: Had you not been into software at all, where would you have been?

Art has always been my passion. So I guess an artist

Here is me painting Donald Duck!

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All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up...

                                                                                                                   PABLO PICASSO


I would like to blog it forward to Abhinav Pattenwal Karthik Vasudevan Rakesh HT ROOPA K.S SAP BIvenkataram reddy Venkata Reddy

 

 


It’s that time of year again: there’s a certain magic in the air, a sense of excitement. It’s time for the announcement of the SCN Topic Leader contest winners!

 

The SCN Topic Leader contest is a way of highlighting the most active experts in certain topics in the community.

 

A Quick Reminder of the Contest Rules

This year’s contest period covered the twelve months from August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. As I explained in my recent blog post, Topic Expertise on SCN – Updates to the SCN Topic Leader Contest, the first criterion is that you be one of the top three members in a topic space in terms of points earned in that space during the 12 months of the contest period.

 

Like last year, we included a point threshold as one of the criteria as well: this year the threshold is 500 points. And as was the case in the past, we applied this criterion to select active and meaningful areas of expertise—certain areas such as Getting Started or Events are not included.

 

The wait was long, but now the results are in!

 

It’s All About Recognition

What do the winners of this contest earn? Topic Leaders will receive an Acknowledgement of Achievement per e-mail (please be patient, it will still take a few weeks to get those out). And of course, there will be a nice badge to post in your Me-in-3 selection on SCN!

 

Unfortunately, we cannot give Topic Leaders a free pass to SAP TechEd && d-code. We have not done that in the past either. Nevertheless, if you are listed below as a Topic Leader, and you will be coming to Las Vegas, Berlin, or Bangalore (this year’s venues), we would like to hear about it, as we do plan to give you the opportunity to meet SCN team members and SAP Mentors there.

 

 

A Final Word Before We Get to the List

A lot of hard work goes on in the background to prepare this list, and I want to give a shout-out to a few folks who deserve it here. Bunchball and SAP IT had a hand in providing us with the report we needed to start with, and Caroleigh Deneen and windy chan were instrumental in moving the vetting process along. All of this under the unwavering support and guidance of Jeanne Carboni.

 

And of course, we could not have finalized the list without the SCN Moderators and Space Editors, who gave their time to help review it.

 

Thank you to all of you, and to other SAP employees who work unwaveringly to support this community. We could not run it without you!

 

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The List


ABAP Development
nabheet madan

Raymond Giuseppi

Susmitha Susan Thomas

 

ABAP for SAP HANA
Jasmin Gruschke

 

ABAP in Eclipse
Thomas Fiedler

Olga Dolinskaja

 

ABAP Switching, Enhancing, and Adapting Standard Programs
Abyson Joseph

 

BI Platform
JRK Prasad
Tammy Powlas

Manikandan Elumalai

 

Business Content and Extractors
Ramanjaneyulu Korrapati

Martin Grob

Suman Chakravarthy K

 

Business Intelligence
Tammy Powlas

Martin Grob

 

BusinessObjects BI for SAP
Ingo Hilgefort

 

Career Center
Ravi Sankar Venna

Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
Leon Limson

 

Comunidade SAP em Português (Portuguese Language Community)
Marssel Vilaça
Eduardo Chagas

 

Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM)
Jerry Wang

Mark Foley

Christophe Sturzel

 

Data Services and Data Quality
Dirk Venken
Mohammad Shahanshah Ansari
Arun Kumar

 

Data Warehousing
Martin Grob
peter stockinger
Ramanjaneyulu Korrapati

 

Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM)
Jogeswara Rao Kavala
Maheswaran KD .
Pete Atkin

 

Enterprise Information Management
Ina Felsheim

 

Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP ERP)
Rahul Nayak

Sally Redmond
S Karthik

 

ERP SCM Logistics Execution
Jürgen  Lins
Mihailo Sundic

Manish Kumar

 

Governance, Risk and Compliance (SAP GRC)
Colleen Lee

Alessandro Banzer
Prasant Paichha

 

Java Development
Ivan Dimitrov

 

PowerBuilder Developer Center
Bruce Armstrong

Chris Pollach
Roland Smith

 

Process Integration (PI) & SOA Middleware
Hareesh Gampa
Amit Srivastava
Iñaki Vila

 

Reporting and Printing
Nagarajan K

 

SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO)
Ada Lv

 

SAP Business Explorer (SAP BEx)
Suman Chakravarthy K

Anshu Lilhori
Yasemin ULUTURK

 

SAP Business One (Español)
Felipe Loyola

 

SAP Business One Application
Nagarajan K
Gordon Du
Kennedy T

 

SAP Business One Integration Technology
Bastian Schaefer

 

SAP Business One SDK
Edy Simon
Ankit Chauhan
Pedro Magueija

 

SAP Business Rules Management
Carsten Ziegler
Tobias Trapp

 

SAP Business Trends
Derek Klobucher

John Appleby

Susan Galer

 

SAP Business Warehouse
Ramanjaneyulu Korrapati
Martin Grob
Suman Chakravarthy K

 

SAP Business Workflow
Ronen Weisz
Modak Gupta
Rick Bakker

 

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office
Tammy Powlas

 

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards
Suman Thangadurai
Sara G
Runali Ghosh

 

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Tammy Powlas
Michael Howles

Jeroen van der A

 

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Durgamadhab Mishra
Arijit Das

Sateesh Kumar

 

SAP Certification
Ravi Sankar Venna

 

SAP Cloud Applications Studio
Jens Limbach
Alessandro Iannacci
Horst Schaude

 

SAP Cloud Computing
Sven Denecken
Benno Eberle
Richard Hirsch

 

SAP Cloud for Customer
Ginger Gatling

 

SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL)
Chet Moutrie

 

SAP CRM: Webclient UI - Framework
Kumar Gaurav
Luís  Pérez Grau

 

SAP Crystal Reports
Abhilash Kumar
Jamie Wiseman
Dell Stinnett-Christy

 

SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio
Ludek Uher
Don Williams
Bhushan Hyalij

 

SAP Enterprise Portal
Anja Engelhardt
Vera Gutbrod

 

SAP Enterprise Portal: Content Management and Collaboration
Shivanagouda Ningodti

 

SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS Management)
Christoph Bergemann
Balajee Putta
Edward Stephen

 

SAP E-Recruiting
Nicole Geischnek

 

SAP ERP - Logistics Materials Management (SAP MM)
Jürgen  Lins
PRASOON AK
Dëv  Päträ

 

SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade
Reagan Benjamin
Varun Varma P

Rishi Abrol

 

SAP ERP Financials
Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer

Vinod Vemuru
ManiKumar Yandrapu

 

SAP ERP Financials - Asset Accounting
Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
Sethuraman Ganesamurthy
Malhar Jain

 

SAP ERP Financials - Controlling
Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
Hrusikesh Dalai
Rajneesh Saxena

 

SAP ERP HCM Employee Self-Service
Siddharth Rajora

Shankar  Reddy Chamala
MIthun k

 

SAP ERP HCM Payroll India
Rajesh Kumar Burra

 

SAP ERP HCM Payroll North America
Ameet Jassani

 

SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM)
Luke Marson
Vivek Barnwal
omid daghdar

 

SAP ERP Manufacturing - Production Planning (SAP PP)
Caetano Almeida
Ramagiri Srinivas Rao
Rupesh Brahmankar

 

SAP ERP Operations - Quality Management (SAP QM)
Craig S
Nitin Jinagal
Amol Manave

 

SAP ERP PLM - Classification and Variant Configuration
Ritesh Dube

 

SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD)
Lakshmipathi G

' MoazzaM '

vemuri santosh kumar

 

SAP ERP SD Billing
Tobias Dolgener

 

SAP ERP SD Sales
' MoazzaM '
Lakshmipathi G

 

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)
Suraj Tatpalliwar

 

SAP for Chemicals
John Harrison

Marko Lange

 

SAP for Mobile
Masayuki Sekihara
Midhun VP
Jason Latko

 

SAP for Public Sector
Eli Klovski

 

SAP for Retail
Amit Tunara
Christopher Rose

 

SAP for Utilities
Amlan Banerjee
William Eastman

 

SAP Gateway
Krishna Kishor Kammaje
Andre Fischer
Chandrashekhar Mahajan

 

SAP Global Trade Services (GTS)
Dave Willis

 

SAP GUI
Peter Spielvogel
Steve Rumsby

 

SAP HANA and In-Memory Computing
John Appleby
Krishna Tangudu
Raj Kumar Salla

 

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Developer Center
Rui Nogueira

Vladimir Pavlov
Matthias Steiner

 

SAP HANA Cloud Portal
Vera Gutbrod

 

SAP HANA Developer Center
Thomas Jung
Jun Wan

Vivek Singh Bhoj

 

SAP HANA Use Cases
Rukhshaan Omar

 

SAP Identity Management
Matt Pollicove
Per Krabsetsve
Krishna Kumar Duddu

 

SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC)
Chiranjivi R D

 

SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe
Naveen Pathipaka

 

SAP LT Replication Server
Tobias Koebler

 

SAP Lumira
Mitesh Patel
Tammy Powlas
Henry Banks

 

SAP Manufacturing
Sergiy Katerinich

 

SAP Mobile Platform Developer Center
jitendra kansal
Midhun VP

 

SAP NetWeaver Administrator
Reagan Benjamin
Rishi Abrol
Deepak Kori

 

SAP NetWeaver Application Server
Reagan Benjamin
Gokul Sanharalingam Sundharam
Rishi Abrol

 

SAP NetWeaver Business Client
Julie Plummer
Melinda Ludanyi

 

SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI)
Ervin Szolke

 

SAP NetWeaver Technology Platform
Janos Dezsi
Attila Mikulan
Kamal Mehta

 

SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer
Ehud Nir

 

SAP on Oracle
Reagan Benjamin
Stefan Koehler

 

SAP on SQL Server
Eduardo Rezende

 

SAP Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver
Vadim Kalinin

VaraPrasadraju Potturi

Kalyan Dey

 

SAP Planning and Consolidation, version for the Microsoft platform
Roberto Vidotti

 

SAP Predictive Analysis
Kurt Holst
Andreas Forster

 

SAP Process Orchestration
Mariana Mihaylova

 

SAP Social Software
Mika Sissonen

 

SAP Solution Manager
Jansi Rani Murugesan
Prakhar Saxena

Karthik Paramasivam

 

SAP SQL Anywhere
Jason Hinsperger

 

SAP SRM: Shopping Cart & Catalog
Konstantin Anikeev

 

SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM)
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