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When I say that I’m a freelancer or contractor, a lot of people do find the idea interesting. I always say it is a super way to work, if you can live with lots of uncertainty. In general people outside the IT world does not really know what a freelancer is. It is a somewhat undefined concept. How can you just as an individual run a business that helps mega corporations as it is the case for SAP customers.
The uncertainty is that you do not know who you clients will be in a month or half a year and if you will have a job/project. If you can live with that then it is the most ideal form to live with.
You get paid what you are worth and you don’t have to pay for the boss and other staff resources. So it is much more interesting to work an extra hour, since you are getting paid for it.
I was working on creating a talk around being a freelancer. It gave a lot of idea on I need to create a model that describes the freelancing business with a focus on the IT world with my knowledge from the SAP world. Freelancers are used in many areas of the business world, but I think there is something that makes the IT world stand out.
So there are only 6 things that you need to focus on when you are a freelancer. All areas are important and you need to focus one or more areas at the time.
Watch the video to get more information on what the model is about and which key steps that you must take.
SAP professionals as well as business consultants have a great role in building a formidable business. While SAP professionals like developers works on the technical side of a business, there are times where the problem can never be solved by the SAP developer. The requirements may not be clear which is sent to the developer or the software was not tested properly.
Nevertheless, there are two challenges in checking of SAP to one’s business. The technical error and the business error. When we speak of the technical error, it involves about mapping and configuration settings of PI. If these two fails this can also result to failure of communication. For instance, we would like to send a message to a vendor say, “Mr. Smith”.(I’m referring to the data input) and is not appearing on the configuration and mapping settings, tendency is an error message will appear and the message won’t be sent.
For PI, there are also business errors that result to failure of business communication. It can be a communication barrier between the SAP Developers and Business Consultants. Direct communication on both parties are important to meet the standards for PI in a business perspective. In monitoring PI, business consultants and SAP developers should work hand in hand to ensure that the configuration and mapping are in set especially when testing software is being conducted.
For SAP developers and business consultants, SAP PI has a long way to go.
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