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Normally, when blogging, you should have only one message to share. However, in this post I will share some different experiences with the IFG and SAP PI development. I hope that you can bear with me.

I’m just on my way home from the International Focus Group for Integration. Previously, the name was IFG for PI, but SAP integration is much broader than PI/PO. Gateway and HANA Cloud Integration and likely other integration products are available from SAP.

We had our annual meeting in Paris, so it was a great time to get to take some pictures with the Eiffel Tower in the background and walk around in the great evening weather.

IFG is a collective of members from all the different user groups on integration topics in the world. It is the different user groups /Special Interest groups (SIG) around the world that nominate members to join the IFG. If you wish to join, talk with your local user group.

We discussed SAP product management with udo.paltzer and sindhu.gangadharan present at the meeting. They were sharing the roadmap session on what was delivered and what will be their future deliveries on the PI/PO/HCI. I will not be posting it here, but the roadmap will be shared during the upcoming TechEd/d-code. A lot of new features and enhancements have been added. These will be interesting to use in the customer landscape, since they solve a lot of problems for the customers. I did like what I saw, but there is always room for improvement and I’d like to see some more features and smaller changes. We may never be able to satisfy everybody with the changes, therefore this is a good common ground.

The interesting thing about many of the delivered innovations was something that was coming from the surveys and requirements sessions that the IFG has performed over the last few years. It will be interesting if the current survey, which has been recently performed, will lead to some new features in the upcoming releases of SAP PI/PO.

IFG for Integration has performed a survey during the past 6 years, to figure out what SAP customers think of about the SAP product offerings. This year we did perform the survey, with great results.

I’ll be sharing the information during the SAP TechEd Las Vegas Expert Networking session. Networking sessions are normally very interesting discussions that involve a lot of dialogue. I hope that you will join us at the survey discussion.

I’ll be presenting the results of the 2014 survey and I will reveal my interpretation of the results. Come and join me and learn about the survey. Just add the session EXP17510 to your agenda

See you in Las Vegas!

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