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posted by Alan Rick 2:56 PM

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I now have the 2nd edition in my hands.
It is available now in English and can be purchased from bookshops or online.
posted by Alan Rick 2:03 PM

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

My good friend Ginger Gatling has taken over the baton (see cover) and produced a 2nd edition of the book due out in May including the following new topics:

  • ABAP and Java usage,

  • Alloy,

  • Duet,

  • UI technologies,

  • Universal Worklist,

  • Upgrading,

  • Workflow reporting with SAP NetWeaver BW...

Jocelyn Dart remains as the only original author with the rest of us falling by the wayside. (I've spent the last 2 years producing Alloy, the Lotus Notes/SAP integration)

The proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders which is a generous and noble gesture from all the other authors.

Good luck with the new book Ginger, Jocelyn et al :-)
posted by Alan Rick 11:34 PM

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

There's a new book out about SAP Exchange Infrastructure featuring a whole chapter on cross-component BPM which complements our workflow book nicely.

The authors are Jens Stumpe from development and Joachim Orb from consulting so once again we have the ideal mix for a great knowledge product.

Only the German version is available at the moment but expect an english translation soon.
posted by Alan Rick 5:00 AM

Thursday, August 14, 2003

I have just received a copy of the book in Japanese so it does exist after all.
ISBN 4-8222-5131-4.

posted by Alan Rick 4:31 AM

Saturday, May 10, 2003

Apparently the book is now available in Japanese (in Japan). I haven't been able to confirm with the publisher and I can't read the description myself but maybe someone else can confirm this by checking out this link.
posted by Alan Rick 5:52 AM

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

You can download an index of transactions and other objects referred to in the book from the addenda section.
posted by Alan Rick 10:43 PM

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

There is a comment on the book's jacket about how this book relates to BPM (Business Process Management). Well, to get the full picture read you can read the article on
posted by Alan Rick 11:17 AM

Monday, November 11, 2002

A number of people have requested a sample of the book to get a feel for the style. I have not gone through the approval process with our publisher so for the time being, here's a sample of writing which is typical of the style used in the book.

Link: Description of event-management in SAP insider
You will need to register to access this Website but it is free (and useful).

The book does not touch on the SAP Exchange Infrastructure (although parts of the WebFlow engine software are reused in this product). It is true that WebFlow (people management) together with the SAP Exchange Infrastructure (process automation accross system boundaries) cover the BPM suite (BPM=Business Process Management). However it is important to realise that this book alone does not fully show SAP's direction in respect to BPM - it just covers the workflow aspect.

posted by Alan Rick 10:11 PM

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

I've just seen that the book is available in :-)

Many thanks to all those old friends and new that I met at this asug webflow conference the last few days. Lots of new ideas and encouragement - Thank you.
Looking forward to holland next week.
posted by Alan Rick 3:37 PM

Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Young reader Our youngest reader!

posted by Alan Rick 12:17 AM

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