Scott has an unusual capability. Usually, the tech-ier a person is, the less likely he or she is at explaining things in understandable terms. Scott can do just that, crossing the divide between technologist and business leader without breaking a sweat.
Scott is passionate about solving customers’ business problems and helping customers succeed with SAP software. When not on a keyboard, Scott loves to teach people to ski down the mountains of eastern Canada. In 2018, he started a new series called SCP in the Garage where he invites various experts to sessions and demos / builds useful stuff in the virtual SCP Garage in one hour, once per month.
Below please find his recent sessions, with the help of a few friends.
What can you Build with SAP Cloud Platform?
SCP’s primary purposes are to
help you develop enterprise functionality fast,
to help you keep core apps secure and pristine, and
to integrate your business processes and applications together
so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
In Scott’s own words:
To accomplish these goals, SCP comes with a lot of Legos “out-of-the-box.
Let’s start first with ‘out of the box’—a rather ambiguous term that I believe is best explained with Legos. When you buy a hundred piece box of Legos, what your son or daughter creates after an hour of concentrated play might be very different from what my child creates after sixty minutes with the same box of Legos.
In the same vein, a wide range of solutions can be created using a product right ‘out of the box.’ If you’ll excuse the extension of the Lego analogy, the true ‘out of the box’ value is the consistent manner in which the pieces snap together.
Our first session — Integration — focuses on activating ‘out of the box’ content with very little configuration. Using available SAP content that directs Twitter feeds to the Hybris Sentiment Analysis module, this 30 minute hands-on activity produced a functioning Twitter feed sentiment analysis solution.
Our second session —API management — focuses on its ability to take a service/function from a backend provider and make it available as an API for many potential use cases. I approach the use case potential from a simple perspective: gaining secure and reusable access to core business processes of the SAP digital core (ECC/S4) which are the digital Lego block foundation of any enterprise transformation.
The third session focuses on Workflow. I believe this service, once it’s fully understood by the community, will become highly utilized. The Workflow service exposes its own APIs, and at its very core is essentially this: a piece of software designed to orchestrate the consumption of other APIs/services while using other ‘Legos’ to get the job done.
Our fourth session covered the SCP Portal Service, another service that is getting traction and where the notion of re-usablility is becoming understood and appreciated.
We have more sessions planned soon. Join us live by registering.
SCP Garage Sessions
More than 13,000 SAP enterprise customers are taking advantage of the rapid, re-usable development of SAP Cloud Platform. We hope that you enjoy Scott Dillon’s recent technical workshops.
Scott has talked to hundreds of SAP customers as he has toured North America, teaching at SAP Technical Academies and consulting on solution designs.
Three Things I Learned After Teaching 100+ Customers How to Use the SAP Cloud Platform.
The SAP Cloud Platform presents an interesting conundrum—its solutions and services for the creation, extension and integration of applications are user-friendly and intuitive, but customers sometimes struggle to fully grasp the platform’s potential through traditional presentations and informational events. So, SAP took the structure of a typical presentation—where attendees spend 95% of the time passively listening and maybe 5% of the time asking questions—and turned it on its head to create SAP Technical Academies—TAs for short.
TAs have a simple but powerful structure—they’re not just about seeing the SAP Cloud Platform in action, they’re about hands-on engagement with the technology services and understanding what those services can do for your business. Participants spend the bulk of their time actively working with the software, asking questions, and interacting with each other.
Recently, I had the pleasure of leading five TA events. As the day progressed at each event… read more
Register for the Next Garage
While the holidays might impact the schedule a bit, Scott’s SCP Garage is planned for once per month.
- Mobile Development in the Cloud
- Internet of the Things (IoT) in the Cloud
- SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Cards
If you register but then have a conflict, we will email you a link that will let you watch the recording soon afterwards.