What #PowerDesigner articles would you like to see in the #ISUGTECH Journal?

The Independent SAP Technical User Group (ISUG-TECH : http://my.isug.com/home) publishes a monthly Journal, which currently has zero PowerDesigner content. We have several authors lined up to write articles for the Journal, but what shall we write about?

  • What topics would you like us to delve into?
  • is there a feature of PD you’d like to have explained?
  • do you want samples of automation and / or customisation?
  • how about information on the types of model you don’t use? If so, which ones?
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#PowerDesigner users- save $$, pre-register for ISUG-TECH 2015, and tell them what you want to see presented

I attended ISUG-TECH in Atlanta for the first time last year, and I think it was the first time they’d had a dedicated track for PowerDesigner. All of the PowerDesigner sessions were well attended, and I know there were some conference attendees (like me) who were only really interested in PowerDesigner. Most of the PowerDesigner speakers (like me, again) and some of the attendees weren’t from the USA, so there was a great international atmosphere.

It would be fantastic if we could expand that experience to more sessions and more people – where else will you find a whole week of PowerDesigner sessions, where else can you meet people facing the same issues as you do, whatever the type of modelling you do in PowerDesigner?

For 2015, they’ve decided to allow people to pre-register for the conference, which gives you $200 discount if you decide to actually attend the conference; you’ll also be able to have your say about what you’d like to see. Here’s what Mike Harrold, Executive Director of ISUG-TECH says about it:

“Pre-registration gives us an opportunity to solicit input from the community about which topics they want to see covered during the technical break-out sessions at the conference, which is important to both ISUG-TECH and the community to ensure the best possible content at the conference. There is absolutely no cost to pre-register and in return we’re extending a $200 discount to all those that do pre-register which can be applied to their actual registration fee later this year.”

For more information and to pre-register, visit www.isug.com/techwave2015/preregister.

Enhancement request process for SAP #PowerDesigner, via @ISUG (part 1)

The Independent SAP Technical User Group (ISUG-TECH) have re-opened the PowerDesigner enhancement forum, which allows you to submit and VOTE FOR enhancements to PowerDesigner. This is the place to submit them if you want your request to be visible, and you want to get other users to back you up. Once voting is closed, I’ll be responsible for bundling them up and passing them on to SAP.

Enhancement Requests can be raised at http://my.isug.com/p/is/ty/type=14. You can become a member for free, so basically anyone can raise and view enhancement requests, though you need to be a paid-up member to vote on requests. If you’re a member of a local SAP user group, you may already be a member of ISUG.

In this post, I’m going to outline the process for you, and I’ll follow up with a more detailed look at the information you need to supply for each new request.

Here’s a quick guide to raising an enhancement request.

  • Join ISUG – see my.isug.com – log in to the web site
  • Select ‘Enhancements’

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  • Read about the voting process

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  • scroll down, and select the PowerDesigner list

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  • Select an entry to read or vote on, or add your own enhancement

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  • Vote on the change

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  • If you want to clarify the reason for your vote, cross-reference an existing enhancement request, or say anything about the request, add a comment

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This diagram summarises the enhancement process for you:

Enhancements Process Flow