SAP FREE trial software

Last week I attended the SAP “ABAP on HANA” CodeJam in Eindhoven, organized/initiated by SAP Mentor Roel van den Berge, in which we were allowed to fiddle around with “free” SAP software as SAP provided free access to an ECC- and an SAP HANA system. After getting the first shot for...

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10 things you should NEVER say during presentations

Recently I found/read a very interesting article on TNW regarding things you should never say during presentations. The complete article can be found here and the high level overview is mentioned below: 1: I’m very jet-lagged/tired/hungover 2: I’ll get back to that later 3: Can you hear me? Yes you...

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Knowledge Carrousel

Due to the huge success of the previous editions, Ciber is organizing, on November 14, the sixth Ciber Knowledge Carousel. During this years edition the Ciber Knowledge Carousel will be hosted in “De Orangerie”, a former Catholic church, and will be dedicated to new developments and innovations in IT. Through...

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Needful things about OpenHubs

After having read Stephen Kings “22-11-1963” on holiday, I couldn’t resist to put some “King” in the title of this blog. Recently I’ve been working (more than I would prefer) with InfoSpokes & OpenHub’s and via this blog I want to share some of the issues I’ve tackled along the way. Instead...

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Why a calculated column contained invalid (empty) values

When creating a calculated column (within an analytic- or calculation view) via the SAP HANA studio, unexpected behaviour was detected….after several hours of debugging. Herewith a small blog entry on what happened and how it was solved. After having extracted the VBAP (sales order items) table to HANA, this VBAP...

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The worst excuses for not changing your life

On LinkedIn I found a very nice article by Jeff Haden, describing the worst excuses used for not changing your life. Please take a moment to read the entire article. For those with a limited amount of time, here’s the management summary: 1. I can’t get anyone to listen. 2. I’m...

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