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Welcome to the ERP Lounge Podcast Series - Inside the SAP Consulting Market

The ERP Lounge: Misadventures and Opportunities in SAP Consulting is Jon Reed's "special edition" podcast series featuring in-depth, uncensored discussions on the realities of the SAP skills marketplace. On this page, you can listen to (or download) any of our past episodes.

Join Jon Reed of JonERP.com and industry guests as they assess the SAP skills that are hot (and not) and demystify SAP market trends. You can comment on any of the podcasts (and join in the discussion) on The ERP Lounge LinkedIn group. You can also subscribe to all of The ERP Lounge podcasts as part of the JonERP Master SAP Blog and Podcast Feed. The ERP Lounge podcasts are also included in the JonERP iTunes podcast feed.

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Podcast: Debating the Value of SAP HANA Print E-mail
podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Debating the value of HANA with four SAP Mentors on an international call...and discussing the burning questions for 2012". (ERP Lounge #22)"
Podcast Interview Date: December 3, 2011
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Straight talk about HANA is hard to come by - but not with the group I pulled together for this international call. I have rarely looked forward to a call as much as this one, because I didn't know where the discussion would lead. I suspected we would have some significant points of debate and disagreement - I was not disappointed.

During this 60 minute podcast, you'll hear SAP Mentors and bloggers Vijay Vijayasankar, John Appleby, and Vitality Rudnytskiy talk HANA as only they can. It was a great discussion, and next time we'll try to get Harald Reiter in the mix as well (he was called away at the last minute).

The podcast covers seven main topics, in this order: 

- Sapphire Now HANA takeaways/Influencer Summit burning questions
- HANA, the cloud, and multi-tenancy
- Debate: is BW on HANA a "killer app?"
- HANA versus the Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA)
- Our SAP HANA wish list for 2012
- SAP extending HANA to developers - success/challenges
- Epilogue: John's latest Bluefin HANA use case (gaming industry)

Editor's note- podcast links: Vijay Vijayasankar and Vitaily Rudnytskiy have both been blogging in detail on HANA. John Appleby has also blogged extensively on HANA on his Bluefin Solutions blog, his People, Process and Technology blog and also on his blog on SCN (check out John Appleby's HANA FAQ). Vitaliy also has a new blog called Vital BI. Other links: SAP Mentor Initiative. You can also check out SAP's In-Memory Home Page on SCN. Also: Experience HANA (with developer sandbox access)

Blog posts mentioned in this podcast: Vitaliy on HANA in-memory, John on "Project Orange" (BW on HANA), Vijay on real-time data and Red Bull on HANA.

Podcast timing: we taped this podcast the night before the SAP-SuccessFactors acquisition was announced. The cloud discussion at the beginning of the podcast should be heard in that light - none of us knew what was about to happen, but cloud was in the air. It is only a coincidence that all of us talked about the need for SAP to clarify its cloud message. :) Here's John's, Vijay's, and Jon Reed's take on the SAP-SuccessFactors acquisition.

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Podcast: SAP HANA TechEd Stories to Watch (and Skills Convo) with Vijay Vijayasankar + Harald Reiter Print E-mail
podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Previewing HANA at TechEd Vegas, plus an in-depth HANA skills discussion (ERP Lounge #21)"
Podcast Interview Date: September 7, 2011
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With SAP TechEd Las Vegas right around the corner, plans were in place for a dandy SAP TechEd video preview for JD-OD.com focusing on HANA issues and skills development. But: Skype video failed and it was time for an enterprise-level decision. The way forward? An audio HANA taping session instead. It turned out to be a good one! During this 50 minute podcast, you'll hear SAP Mentors Vijay Vijayasankar and Harald Reiter give you their tips for getting the best HANA content in TechEd Las Vegas. The informal discussion then moves into the key news stories that might unfold at TechEd surrounding HANA, with the usual opinionated takes and views from the field. The last half of the podcast is an in-depth discussion of HANA skills issues based on what Harald and Vijay are learning from their work on HANA Proof of Concept (POC) projects. 

In the end, we didn't get the video we wanted (we'll get those in Vegas!) but we got an excellent HANA skills discussion that went more in-depth in the audio format. Make sure to stay tuned to the end for some joking around about "gurus" and why none of us wants to be one. This is Harald's first time on a JonERP podcast (I'm sure there will be more), and the skills discussion is inspired in part by Harald's excellent SCN blog post, "The SAP HANA skills trap."

Editor's note- podcast links: Vijay Vijayasankar and Vitaily Rudnytskiy have both been blogging in detail on HANA. You can look up Vijay and Harald's SAP TechEd Vegas sessions in a couple of ways: 1. check out their speaker biographies, and also go through all the HANA sessions (keyword search: HANA)  to find the expert lounge and hands-on sessions the guys are involved with. Other links: SAP Mentor Initiative. You can also check out SAP's In-Memory Home Page on SCN. Also recommended: the HANA posts of fellow SAP Mentors Vitaily Rudnytskiy and John Appleby, who has blogged in detail on HANA on his Bluefin Solutions blog and also on his blog on SCN. Fellow SAP Mentor Dick Hirsch's forward-thinking post on data markets in the HANA App Cloud also comes up in the podcast discussion.

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Podcast: The State of SAP HANA - Four SAP Mentors Share Their Views Print E-mail

podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Covering the present and future of HANA with four Mentors on an international call... raising a few unanswered questions as well. (ERP Lounge #20)"
Podcast Interview Date: July 13, 2011
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The story of SAP HANA is unfolding so rapidly that it's hard to keep up - even if you are following the developments closely. Too often, there seems to be a gap between the HANA buzz and the reality on the ground. Before the SAP TechEd season kicks into high gear, now is the perfect time to take the HANA pulse. Fresh off of several sessions with the SAP HANA team, including blogger and Mentor meetings, Jon Reed pulled together three SAP Mentors for an international call to get their views on HANA as it stands today.

During this 60 minute podcast, you'll hear SAP Mentors Vijay Vijayasankar, John Appleby, and Vitality Rudnytskiy give their views on HANA from the field. Between the three of them, John, Vijay and Vitaliy have written most of the crucial blogs on HANA and it was great to get them onto the same call. 

The podcast covers four main topics: 

- Assessing SAP's HANA vision
- Looking at the realistic "hype free" use cases for the short term
- Discussing what SAP needs to do to make good on the vision
- Evaluating SAP's HANA PR and messaging

In addition, we covered several other big issues in depth: 

- The viability of HANA in the cloud
- Recent changes to the HANA naming conventions
- HANA upskilling and education
- What SAP needs to accomplish with HANA at the fall TechEds

Important: This podcast makes reference to an article by SAP's Bob Evans that originally appeared on SAP.com and was later posted on SAP's Advoice section on Forbes, which can be defined as sponsored content in that context since SAP pays to place that content on Forbes Advoice. Vitaliy refers to previous Forbes articles that were not part of Advoice but were posted by Forbes tech bloggers (example here). Note that Vitaliy's cell phone connect to our podcast was a bit harsh, but if you missed anything, we put together detailed notes of the call below. This podcast skips some of the basics of HANA, so you may want to listen to our previous HANA podcast with SAP first. John Appleby's HANA FAQ also covers many of the basics.

Editor's note- podcast links: Vijay Vijayasankar and Vitaily Rudnytskiy have both been blogging in detail on HANA. John Appleby has blogged in detail on HANA on his Bluefin Solutions blog and also on his blog on SCN. Jon Reed also covers the range of reaction to HANA at Sapphire Now in his Enterprise Irregular blog post: Analyzing the Real News Stories of Sapphire Now 2011, Part One: The Impact of HANA. Other links: SAP Mentor Initiative. You can view the Hasso Plattner and Vishal Sikka Sapphire Now keynotes, both of which were heavily centered on HANA, with a free log in. You can also check out SAP's In-Memory Home Page on SCN.

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SAP BI Roundtable - Thorny Questions Edition with James Taylor of Decision Management Solutions Print E-mail

podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Discussing the Thorny SAP BI Questions - including business rules integration, predictive analytics, and unstructured information - ERP Lounge #19)
Podcast Interview Date: May 8, 2011
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For this pre-Sapphire return of our semi-regular SAP BI podcast series, fellow SAP Mentor and co-host Vijay Vijayasankar and I talked with special guest James Taylor of Decision Management Solutions about some of the tougher BI questions SAP - or any other vendor for that matter - must tackle. Elsewhere, there's plenty of great content on SAP's important BI 4.0 release (I recommend the DSLayered podcast series). But this "thorny questions" edition of the ERP Lounge looks at the challenges SAP faces as we re-evaluate new SAP BI catch phrases like the "Semantic Layer" and "Predictive Process Designer". 

During the 50 minute podcast, we move from a look at 4.0 to a discussion of the importance of business rules and the issues SAP needs to address with separate rules engines for operations and analytics (including two for operations, BRF Plus and NetWeaver BRM). We talk about why predictive analytics matter to companies, and why vendors struggle to deliver meaningful predictive analytics solutions. A lively discussion of the importance of unstructured data catches the three of us jousting a bit on the relative importance of text analytics versus other BI priorities. We veer into a HANA discussion before wisely saving most of that one for a different podcast down the road.

Editor's note- podcast links: Vijay's SCN blog has many topics pertianing to this podcast, as does James Taylor' own blog. Vijay's personal blog, "Vijay's Thoughts on All Things Big and Small," also has some relevant BI content. Also note: I had a minor static issue on the taping during the first 11 minutes of the podcast. That has largely been fixed in production, but the sound quality improves further at the 11 minute mark.

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Road Ahead for SAP Consultants 2011 - The SAP Mentor View Print E-mail

podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Discussing Vijay's "Road Ahead for SAP Consultants 2011 Blog Post - Skills Trends and Realities for SAP Professionals" (ERP Lounge #18)
Podcast Interview Date: February 20, 2011
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For several years, SAP professionals have looked forward to SAP Mentor Vijay Vijayasankar's annual blog post, "The Road Ahead for SAP Consultants." In honor of this always-provocative blog post, Jon pulled together fellow SAP Mentors Vijayasankar and Leonardo De Araujo for an in-depth discussion/debate about Vijay's skills rankings for 2011 and beyond.

The result? An hour long talk that goes into detail on emerging skills in BusinessObjects, HANA and Business ByDesign, as well as how core skills like ABAP development are evolving. Topics like why SAP upgrades are not increasing demand as much as expected are also covered. The last fifteen minutes delve into the impact of community recognition to career advancement, closing with an update from Jon and Leo on the latest with the "Certification Five."

Editor's note- podcast links: This podcast references Vijay Vijayasankar's "Road Ahead for SAP Consultants 2011" blog post as well as the "Road Ahead for SAP Consultants 2010." Also noted: Jon Reed's "SAP Industry Skills Rankings" and the work of the "Certification Five," a group of five SAP Mentors advocating improvements to SAP certification that includes Jon and Leo. Also mentioned: SAP Mentor Vitaliy Rudnytskiy's "HANA: What it Means to Your Business and Your Career."

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Podcast: The Utter Sexiness of SAP Business Workflow - With SAP Mentor Thorsten Franz Print E-mail

podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"What makes SAP Workflow so darned sexy -- the motivations of the Workflow Influence Team -- plus a satirical take on SAP Business Workflow versus HANA and ByD" (ERP Lounge #17)
Podcast Interview Date: January 18, 2011
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What is SAP's hottest, sexiest new technology? No, it's not HANA, it's not ByDesign. In this humorous-turned-serious podcast, Jon Reed and special guest and SAP Mentor Thorsten Franz talk about a hype-worthy technology known to insiders as "SAP Business Workflow." After 11 minutes of satirical riffing, Jon and Thorsten turn their attention to more serious matters as Thorsten talks about the overlooked power of SAP Business Workflow and what the Workflow Influence Team is doing to impact SAP Workflow's production direction. In this forty minute podcast, Thorsten explains why NetWeaver BPM does not render "classic" SAP Workflow irrelevant. He provides insight into why these two are actually complementary technologies. Thorsten also shares his ideas for modernizing SAP Workflow to make it compatible with BPMN standards and appealing for developers.

Editor's note- podcast links: This podcast references SAP Mentor Sue Keohan's blog post on the ASUG SAP Workflow Survery Results. Thorsten also a popular blog on SCN. Other links: SAP Mentor Initiative. Sue Keohan on Twitter. Track the SAP Workflow Influence Team on Twitter. Note: click here to download just the satirical "Announcing SAP's Latest Game-Changing Technology - SAP Business Workflow" portion of the podcast (first 11 minutes).

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Podcast: SAP Influencer Summit and 2011 Direction - SAP Mentor Roundtable Print E-mail
podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"An international SAP Summit rehash -- and a look at SAP's road ahead in 2011 -- with SAP Mentors Dick Hirsch and John Appleby" (ERP Lounge #16)
Podcast Interview Date: December 20, 2010
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What did we learn from the SAP Influencer Summit that we can apply to SAP in 2011? Why is the meaning of "Influencer" changing and what was the controversy around that definition? How are Mentors impacting the definition of Influencer and the blurring of lines between bloggers, analysts, and SAP experts? What did we make of SAP's on-demand, mobility, and StreamWork strategies? To get at these questions and more, I pulled together fellow SAP Mentors John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions and Dick Hirsch of Siemens IT Solutions and Services. We taped an end-of-year/new year kickoff podcast that spanned 60 minutes. We balanced some funny conference anecdotes with more serious talk on how SAP is banking its future on these new initiatives. Since Skype was down, we reverted to a backup taping option that impacted sound quality. If you missed any comments on the audio, check the detailed podcast highlights below the fold.

Editor's note- podcast links: This podcast references John Appleby's blog post on the SAP Influencer Summit, and his post on SAP mobility after the Summit. John has a blog on SCN and also contributes to the Bluefin Solutions blog. Dick also contributes regularly to his SCN blog. Other links: SAP Mentor Initiative. Dennis Howlett's blog post on Dreamforce and the SAP Summit is also recommended. Thorsten Franz's landmark post on Web Dynpro Java is also referenced. Also check out Jon Reed's review on SAP's on-demand strategy: Making Sense of the SAP Influencer Summit 2010. We also reference the previous ERP Lounge podcast with John Appleby and Kevin Benedict on SAP mobility. The SAP "on-demand refrigerator" comment is explained in the Enterprise Geeks SAP Summit podcast with Jon Reed.

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Podcast: SAP Enterprise Mobility - Where Do We Go From Here? (Benedict and Appleby) Print E-mail
podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Three SAP Mentors have a frank and free-wheeling discussion on the future of SAP Enterprise Mobility, with John Appleby and Kevin Benedict" (ERP Lounge #15)
Podcast Interview Date: November 12, 2010
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Why did SAP mobility experts leave SAP TechEd (Vegas and Berlin) with more questions than answers? How has the enterprise mobility space evolved since Sapphire 2010? And what does SAP need to accomplish in mobility to win the confidence of customers and partners? To get at these questions and more, I was approached by fellow SAP Mentors John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions and Kevin Benedict of Netcentric Strategies, who asked me to DJ an open discussion on SAP moblity. The result was a forty minute podcast, which I felt was of the caliber and depth I look for in ERP Lounge podcasts, so I've added this to the series.

Editor's note: This podcast references Kevin Benedict's blog post on the new SAP-Sybase leadership structure. Also check out Kevin's Enterprise Mobility Strategies blog and his blog on SCN. John has a blog on SCN and also contributes to the Bluefin Solutions blog. Other links: SAP Mentor Initiative, Virtual SAP TechEd, mobility section on SCN.

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Podcast: SAP BI Trends - TechEd Las Vegas in Review Print E-mail

podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Three SAP Mentors RoundUp the SAP BI Questions After SAP TechEd 2010, with Co-Host Vijay Vijayasankar and Special Guest Greg Myers" (ERP Lounge #14)
Podcast Interview Date: November 12, 2010
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What went down with SAP BusinessObjects and BI at TechEd? What questions were answered from our last podcast? What is coming with BusinessObjects 4.0 - will it live up to the hype? What the heck is the new Semantic Layer anyway? And how did Vijay end up with 200 people at a BusinessObjects session? What feedback has SAP taken into account, and what burning questions still remain?

How confident is Vijay in HANA now that he has had a chance for more Q/A with SAP on the topic? And did the SAP Mentors succeed in their quest to be more accessible at TechEd? And what did we tell SAP about how to improve upon this year's event going forward? And last but not least, what on earth is this "I am not a nugget" thing anyway?

As we continue our "sporadic SAP BI podcast series," which is part of the ERP Lounge podcast editions, I dig into these questions with two fellow SAP Mentors: Vijay Vijayasankar of IBM and newly-named SAP Mentor Greg Myers, who is a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer at SEI Investments in Oaks, Pennsylvania, and who is also the Chair of the ASUG BusinessObjects Security & Administration SIG. 

Editor's note: This podcast references a number of relevant links: Greg's "I Am Not a Nugget" Video, shot live at TechEd Las Vegas. The Diversified Semantic Layer TechEd Wrap Up podcast. The Dear aBI project, where SAP Mentors answer BO/BI questions. Virtual SAP TechEd, Ingo Hilgefort's books and SCN resources. Other links: SAP Mentor Initiative, SAP TechEd Twitter ID, SAP TechEd Bangalore

Also recommended: Vijay's personal blog and his blog on SCN. During the podcast, we also refer to products that are undergoing name changes. Don't treat this podcast as the definitive record of the new names, rather, check out the SAP Business Objects Community for that info. Also check out Greg's blog on SCN.

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SAP BI Burning Questions - SAP TechEd 2010 Preflight Discussion Print E-mail

podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"Three SAP Mentors Discuss Burning SAP BI Questions Heading into SAP TechEd 2010, with Co-Host Vijay Vijayasankar and Special Guest Greg Myers" (ERP Lounge #13)
Podcast Interview Date: September 28, 2010
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What are the burning questions about SAP BI as we head into SAP Teched season? Will the keynotes answer questions about in-memory and accelerated data access? And how do you get the most out of the show and justify your attendance when budgets are tight? As we continue our "sporadic SAP BI podcast series," which is part of the ERP Lounge podcast editions, I dig into these questions with two fellow SAP Mentors: Vijay Vijayasankar of IBM and newly-named SAP Mentor Greg Myers, who is a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer at SEI Investments in Oaks, Pennsylvania, and who is also the Chair of the ASUG BusinessObjects Security & Administration SIG. 

During the 50 minute podcast, we look at how to get value out of SAP BI discussions at TechEd, whether or not you are attending personally. Greg gives us an inside view of some of the recent BusinessObjects name changes and why SAP decided to keep the "Webi" name after consulting with ASUG volunteers like himself. Vijay talks about his own BusinessObjects presentation and why he keeps slides to a minimum. The three of us also talk about the SAP Mentors presence at TechEd and why it's important to Mentors that we are accessible to the community and not be perceived as running in packs - so find us or Tweet us

Editor's note: This podcast makes reference to the presentation Greg did at SAP Inside Track Newtown Square. (The event replay link is being fixed by SAP but will hopefully be working by the time you click on this). Other links: SAP TechEd (link to all four TechEds), Vijay's SAP TechEd Las Vegas BusinessObjects presentation, Expert Networking Lounge sessions, SAP BI conference track in Las Vegas, SAP Mentor Initiative, SAP TechEd Twitter ID. Link to more on Jon's TechEd Expert Lounge sessions, including his SAP career and social networking discussion with Vijay. After TechEd, we'll gather again and discuss which SAP BI questions got answered and which ones still need to be addressed.

Also recommended: Vijay's personal blog and his blog on SCN. During the podcast, we also refer to products that are undergoing name changes. Don't treat this podcast as the definitive record of the new names, rather, check out the SAP Business Objects Community for that info. Also check out Greg's blog on SCN.

Note: to comment on this podcast series, or send in a question for us to answer in the next one, be sure to join our ERP Lounge Group on Linkedin. If you want to subscribe to the series, get the The JonERP Master Blog and Podcast Feed. Or find Jon on his @jonerp Twitter feed. The ERP Lounge podcasts are also included in the JonERP iTunes podcast feed.   

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Podcast: SAP BI Consulting - Strategies, Tools, and Skills Trends Print E-mail
podcastlogo_jonerp.gif"A Three Person Discussion of SAP BI Consulting Trends with Special Guests Vijay Vijayasankar and Kevin McManus" (ERP Lounge #12)
Podcast Interview Date: August 26, 2010
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What it the future of SAP BI consulting? Why is there still lingering confusion over the SAP BusinessObjects tools amongst SAP users? And why is BI strategy an afterthought when it should really be incorporated into the core ERP implementation? To get a fresh take on these questions, I taped a podcast with Vijay Vijayasankar of IBM and Kevin McManus of McManus Consulting. Both these guys have deep SAP BI experience, and Kevin brings hands-on expertise in BusinessObjects tools into the conversation. Kevin's blog Clear Cut Reports focuses on Crystal and Webi reporting.

During the 55 minute podcast, we take a close look at which SAP BI skills are in demand. I ask the guys what separates a mediocre SAP BI consultant from an outstanding one. We talk about whether there are functional BI roles emerging, and whether BI is becoming a skill that all SAP professionals need to reckon with. Is BI the "holy grail" of value realization for ERP projects? And is in-memory for real? Vijay and Kevin address all these questions.

Editor's note: Thanks to Vijay for taking the initiative with an email chock full of questions about BI strategy. The email exchange between Vijay and Kevin provided the basis for this podcast. This podcast makes reference to the presentation Kevin gave at SAP Inside Track St. Louis. Click on the event link to view the slides and session replay. Also recommended: Vijay's personal blog and his blog on SCN. During the podcast, we also refer to products that are undergoing name changes. Don't treat this podcast as the definitive record of the new names, rather, check out the SAP Business Objects Community for that info.

Note: to comment on this podcast series, or send in a question for us to answer in the next one, be sure to join our ERP Lounge Group on Linkedin. If you want to subscribe to the series, get the The JonERP Master Blog and Podcast Feed. Or find Jon on his @jonerp Twitter feed. The ERP Lounge podcasts are also included in the JonERP iTunes podcast feed.   

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