here's what i can offer for your home enterprise:

1. AT&T to provide static IP addresses and connection 2. Apple to provide mini with OS server 3. VMWare to provide vrtualization 4. Microsoft to provide Server 2008 5. SAP to provide ABAP WAS 6. Connecting to Mac Java client, iPhone app, and the good old IE through webgui

All done in three days for free. Let me know if anyone's interested. Monday, August 02, 2010, 8:02:04 PM

VMware is recommending, well Andre should be back in one hour.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 9:22:58 AM

connecting via Yahoo to see how this integrates with my regular email. Andre's answer has been refuted on the web where others have reported issues with VMWare software running on a Mac.

he phone(y) money script: 7+2=9&7-2=5 in 7 steps:

1. how much? - bal; 2. pay to - send $ to or phone #,,; 3. get from - get $ from or phone #,,; 4. provide contact - share info (phone or address); 5. fraud - spoof; 6. help; 7. cancel - x.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Friday, July 16, 2010

hello this a camera i thought would be good also:

it was an eye opener and confirming my long-term views at the same time. i finally understood what cloud computing really means as my last trip to San Francisco was during December. ten miles to the south and the clouds were gone, truly amazing. so, back at my desk, the issues were still there and in fact i'm working on Saturday to clear them. in terms of IFRS in the US i see some home, but not a guarantee of success. i used to compare it to the meters vs miles, but more timely comparison seems to be football vs soccer. it is now branded as 'beautiful game', so why not 'beautiful standards'. jokes aside, great presentations by Deloitte and SAP itself, who allowed me in, as i was the only independent among the participants which included some great corporate names, here in the northern america. in terms of confirmation, i heard straight from the horse’s mouth that SAP Business Suite will include BCS until at least 2017, which seems appropriate considering how long SEC will take to mandate the IFRS. on the other side of the Finance IT spectrum, there was all the buzz about the apps, i mean those that go on your iPhone, as this was the day of the launch of the new iPhone (2.0?). i have even suggested a new way to use the TLA SAP, ie "Serve Apple Please", but SAP has always been there as Anwendungen are Applications or Apps which seem to be the new old way of calling modules. BTW, experiences truly great moments like watching the winning goal by Team USA vs Algeria on my iPhone and Italy being eliminated by Slovakia, after a truly ferocious game.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

since it's Monday, sounds like it's a good day for planning the week. just started on my weekly duties which are more or less routine, but the big change comes in the middle of the week. i'm setting out to the other coast to pick some state of the art of consolidation accounting. i'm three years into the subject, but it's changing quite quickly. the first and foremost is that SEC is probably going to admit IFRS, but not replace US GAAP, so no need to worry about throwing away your US accounting knowledge and starting fresh. they may not say that in so many words but it will simply migrate to this approach unless something really big happens like a major currency collapse (USD or EUR). so in the middle of the week i will get an update on where SAP is with its ECC cum BCS offering. this should be a nice introduction into more technical aspects of corporate IT strategy for SAP like Inmemory and Business Objects rollout. in the meantime, many environments that i have experience working on are slowly moving to more traditional functionality of internal reporting using the combination of Micorosft, IBM, SAP, and Oracle with each having its own way of interacting with the rest, mostly cooperating but officially competing with each other, just like the Big 4 accounting firms, so nothing new there. will write another update at the end of the week to see how my opinions have or have not change. until then enjoy your summer time off and watching the fifa 2012 games.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Yes, absolutely, SAP needs to get back to work or simply continue delivering as they have in the past. You know, not everyone goes to SAPPHIRE and the quiet work of thousands of developers continues regardless of this or that event. Re Partner productivity - How can you blame the vendor for what its partners are doing? They (myself included) should be thankful for what SAP delivers and how they can add value by providing access to clients. The only option would be to install standard and not integrate with any other application which is a non-starter from the get-go. When upgrading SAP you are basically upgrading all the interfaces and hardware and network on top of it. All this during running your business like, er, closing books and reporting to SEC. I don't think five minutes is a realistic goal for that activity with all the software, hardware, and manpower in the world. Re ByD - this is targeting smaller enterprises or brand new installations. Large companies are locked in their infrastructure and interfaces between UNIX/Windows/Oracle/SAP and dozens smaller vendors interfaces which are baked into CIOs metrics. I think SAP would be smarter when integrating ByD with some kind of tax reporting (alliance with Intuit anyone?) Re Verticals - I think this has a potential of being a game changer, especially if you think about mobile and Sybase. The industry expertise is already there, but as you move up the value chain you start seeing more and more competition, e.g. in banking. Re Sustainability - How can you expect a reporting tool to affect the reporting results? I think it's only possible in the Heisenberg space. Both accounting and carbon reporting (which is just another way of accounting) will never directly change the results, but once a number gets reported it may change behavior, so there it is - an indirect influence. I would like to mention one more point, that may have not been covered at SAPPHIRE (I wasn't there, so I don't really know). What I have in mind is internationalization and Unicode not being far behind. SAP continues to be the leader and its wide geographic and language coverage will ensure the fighting chance when delivering on the promise of IFRS and XBRL. I wanted to mention Apple, but I’m a recent convert, so it’s all only excitement on my part. I think that only time will tell that Alloy and Duet are not enough for SAP to ignore the Safari and App world. So, what do you say: Next SAPPHIRE in Safari? Vinnie, as always, I appreciate your contribution to the world of ERP and staying balanced in rendering your opinions. You make me proud to be a Gartner alumnus.

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 7:54:11 AM

greg this is the product roadmap for consolidations: 1171344 Version 7

Friday, May 28, 2010, 3:26:37 PM

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Testing putting in text from a mobile device speed typing test Cool. Calling Maine from Southford pizza after Yom Kippur War to sing Every Breath You Take... http://:8000/SAP/BW/DOC/META/FLDMETA/

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Nasze kondolencje dla rodzin tych, co zginęli w katastrofie. Cześć ich pamięci!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

For the full response you have to go to this SAP source one is faulting BI for not providing an 'competitive advantage'... Because it's suspended between r/3 and a spreadsheet, both having a strong and vocal user base. ...Why has BI not been a resounding success for many customers?... Competition, SAP BI (OLAP?) is only one of many BI tools. The most obvious competition are (now Oracle) Essbase and the MS Excel pivot tables. I also think that the end users never really understood the difference between OLAP and OLTP and have been asking to have both in one. it realistic to expect a 'plug and play' BI?... No, it's not realistic, especially for exponentially increasing data volumes. ...This has lead to one central accumulation of data about their customers, suppliers and processes... In many environments, SAP is not the only ERP system being used, but is shared with mainframe, Oracle, small vendor, and the host of internally written applications. ...they generated ABAP Code from Transformations that were created as Y or Z Programs in the R/3 systems... Just another bolt-on application, one of many that live off r/3. ...most were waiting for SAP to solve this problem... I think the opposite is true, customers never waited and implemented alternative OLAPs, their financial analysts ignored it altogether and have been maintaining reporting data manually in their spreadsheets. ...Since then, SAP BW has not changed much... It changed a lot, we got better performance, the user interface has improved and most of all it's all connected through the web. ...Unlike SAP R/3, SAP BW is not an out of box product... Yes, it is standardized very much by having business content. ...Transaction processing can be standardized, but Reporting requirements vary significantly across companies... Agreed. The end users will ask for the world if IT lets them. ...But without a formal structure that SAP customers were used to, bad designs started propping up... Agreed, flexibility comes at a price. It's hard to correct mistakes made early in the process. Many customers were used to their legacy reports and they just wanted them the same way without adjusting their work around it. Accountants don't appreciate reengineering as that's only a burden on the work they have been doing for years and some of them wouldn't survive due to new skills being required. ...a badly designed extractor, data store design or transformation is very unforgiving. Bad design shows its rear–end either in nightly wakeup calls or long query times... Agreed, after millions spent on training on r/3 there wasn't any fuel left for BW. My training was only for 2 days out 20 total and the instructor didn't have a clue.

Thursday, February 25

my apologies to all those who didn't get the page served...the outage was for up to one day...but the page should be fine now. Embarassed.

try seeing me here

February 07, 2010

dropping words that trickle down and hoping to deliver message who can see it and who can read it running through the busy space

January 30, 2010

i would like to drop a few words about small business in the internet. this is quickly becoming critical as all the information that a person ever produces is available to everyone and for the posteriority instantly. there is a hope in obscurity, but it's no guarantee that what once was unnoticed suddenly won't gain popularity and with it many comments, not all necessarily justified. it's so easy to make an off-the-cuff remark, but it's so much more difficult make it go away. so, back to the small business in the internet. it will obviously have to do with communicating with customers and vendors through the internet and since investment in security infrastructure is not practicable for small entities, all the actions have to be necessarily transparent, including the less gratifying ones. my idea of small business is to sell services to larger entities but not retail. internet will provide a niche and an instant verification of my past successes and failures to form a balanced view for the existing and new customers and they can be judges and comment on this or other statement made here and stored on some server associated with my name. if u are not bored by reading so far, let me know and i can add more, but for now these are just the few words that come to mind when writing about the small business in the internet.

October 24, 2009

feel free to leave comments about which contains the list of IFRS documents which i have found useful for the SAP consolidation offering SEM-BCS. when are we going to see us sec publish their own version?

November 10, 2009

Proszę, jakie sympatyczne zdjęcie. Pozdrowienia od przyjaciela. Pamiętam.

November 11, 2009

Dzieki za komplement. Najlatwiej jest chyba wyslac poczta do "gregatmisiorekdotcom". Komentarz powinien sie zmienic wkrotce. i'm glad you like the picture. It's best if you can email me at "gregatmisiorekdotcom". i will be changing comments soon.
you can leave your comments here regarding this SAP Notes list and this sdn log entry
or add your own comment using the link below.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

i must agree with most of commentators that Cloud has a place, but is not going to replace corporate data centers any time soon. most of the advantages that Cloud offers like ubiquity, availability, ease of use are geared toward consumer, but not necessarily business user. there will be a winner of the cloud hype cycle which is a company we never heard of before but the big beneficiaries are also HP, IBM, Oracle, and SAP, which remain invisible to the retail customer, but provide the infrastructure of today's corporate IT and eat most of their budgets. none of the small players has a chance to make it before being gobbled up. when was the last time you saw apple computer in the data center, provided you cared to have a peek? you can tell me your answer on my cloud and i promise no thunderstorms.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

727776 has also spawned the following notes:
1080686 - Upgrade to SEM-BCS 6.0 - infrastructure enhancements 1033848 - Consolidation monitor: Problems with compound of chars 1017100 - BI Content for ERP 2005 Enhancement Package 2 988080 - Data model settings for assets/liabilities 943366 - Data inconsistencies in SEM-BCS 822993 - FinBasis: Synchronization deletes BW hierarchies 727786 - FinBasis: Changes to 0FISCYEAR/0FISCPER/0FISCPER3

Sunday, October 11, 2009

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

My Credo
primo, your marketing research at Gartner in the late 90s made me want to try SAP, and i have never looked back. i did try netsuite, but didn't see anything beyond functionality of quickbooks. this may have changed since they went public, but it has always been oracle's attempt to resuscitate their financials package.
secundo, i don't know of any other financial packages that can better handle currency translation, except maybe for internal IBM mainframe based system. i want to be convinced that netsuite can come even close.
tertio, SAP also allows its customer accounting departments and system integrates stay in business and make money off of it. Microsoft does something similar with excel, imagine the hours spent on tying all those spreadsheets with their tabs, lookups, outlines, and pivot tables. i don't think oracle database consultants are all that different or IBM's igs folk. i think SAP is already competing with the new-age integrators by making its applications truly living on the web: srm, bi explorer, but also the embedded gui. if you want to do sap on the web today, you definitely can.
iv) amazon and google may look inexpensive to the end user to navigate, but there is huge infrastructure behind them. with the huge end user base they are able to exert pricing power to get better server farm deals than single proprietary corporate data centers. some of the traditional data centers are not in the most expensive locations. customers are not paying for standard sap but for the vendor of the last resort in case their custom objects don't upgrade. any production sap outage involves a lot more than sap itself, but includes all other usual suspects like IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and others.
v) SAP is not spoiled by sdn, it benefits from an early investment, by staying open and providing rich functionality for their consultants. it also takes risk by allowing content that is not always flattering to the host. i'd rather see SAP spend maintenance contract dollars on sap notes, wikis, and blogs, than on sponsoring articles in business press that are superficial and don't really add value to its users.
vi) sap has outages, just like any company out there, but as i wrote above, it very often involves other vendors and may be a result of corporate it rolling out an upgrade to another corporate tool like a portal. the sheer number of sap notes, now over 1,000,000 can be looked at as acknowledgment of an error, but also a solution to it. solution manager takes care of the corporate notices.
vii) so, what is the biggest netsuite implementation? how many global fortune 100 use it as the mission critical application? how many of their overseas subsidiaries use it?
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