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Influence SAP by testing the CPQ UI usability in Berlin


Update: The slots are filling; if you want to participate in our usability test and influence SAP, then now is the time to contact SAP and secure the slot that fits your conference program needs.  Have a look at the program and then just send me a mail at, and if you want, include your "wish slot" (time or slot number is both fine). Some slots are already reserved, and I'm assigning testers "first come, first served".


Berlin and Beer.... What Could be Better?

OK, I'll admit... Beer in Bavaria actually is more enjoyable to me.. But hey, Berlin is a cool town, with a pretty decent craft beer scene. As long as I can stay away from the Linden trees, it's going to be a great conference!!


Yes, this is a shameless plug... I want YOU to get up off your butt and present something!


If you do, there MIGHT be beer in your future...


2015 Ft. Lauderdale Conference Observations

Back home with a couple of days reflections under my belt.. As usual, it's time for me to express myself about the conference I just attended..

Remember that old saying "be careful what you ask for, you just might get it?"

Well, that happened to me. And I didn't like it. You see, I've been one of those people asking for a North America venue change for a couple of years. Don't get me wrong, I like Marco Island, but I wanted to "see more of the world"...

I don't like Fort Lauderdale. Lots of reasons that I won't bother getting into here..


North German CWG Chapter

Hello VC folks in north of Germany,

A new CWG chapter starts on November 26th in Hamburg.
We would like to build a new chapter in the north of Germany and invite you, as a SAP customer, to be part of it.

Are you interested in sharing knowledge and information around VC?
Would you like to extend your network with people who are nearby?

In case of 'yes' , do not hesitate to register for this first chapter meeting.

Here the facts about it


A big > Thank You < to these CWG members for making it a bestseller

I´m sure, that most of you are aware of some available publications regarding the topic SAP Variant Configuration.

In this blog I would like to take the opportunity to highlight that one of the most known publications “Variant Configuration with SAP” was written with a tremendous help from people being part of this Configuration Workgroup.


Here's your chance. Influence my Presentation at Ft Lauderdale!!

So, as typical I may be a little ahead of myself.... But...

I've submitted an abstract for something I cannot find a "Best Practice" for on anywhere in the CWG. 

What's the "Best" method for assigning classes and characteristics to a configurable material?


What LO-VC Topics Would YOU like to see presented at a CWG Conference?

If you've been following the conversation in my blog post titled "CWG Observations" you might have noticed a theme. Namely that there is not as much presentation material for LO-VC topics as "some people" (OK, me) think there should be.

Some of the comments I've received via email have suggested some topics. I'd like to make them public as well as have a place where you can comment about what you'd like to see.


CWG Observations

The flight back from Europe is a long one.. Granted, not as far as coming back from Asia!

The time on the plane does give a person an excuse to think...

It's been a while since I've written anything here, so I thought, what the heck, let me express my thoughts on the plane in written form... Here..

My thinking was all about where the CWG has been, my somewhat warped perception of where we are now, and my even more warped perception of what I'd like to see us do in the future..


Have you seen the news?

Ah, sometimes it's good to be the king...... Wait, I'm not.... But that wonderful line from "History Of The World" always comes to mind when I find out I'm wrong...


I know, it's a warped sense of thinking, but hey, that's me!! I'm sure it has nothing to do with the 1970's.... At any rate....


In this particular case, it comes down to SAP's press release on the maintenance agreement for Business Suite 7 (including ECC 6.0)... If you haven't seen it, go here;