Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spesialisasi di Dunia SAP

Specialties: Functional vs. BI vs. Technical (Development) vs. Technical (Basis) vs. Project Management vs. Testing vs. Training
  • Functional
    • Also known as: configurer, configurator
    • Specialize in the business processes (Financial, Controlling, Human Resources, Materials Management, Production Planning, etc)
    • Background: business undergraduate and/or MBA degrees. Additional certifications (CPA, CPIM, etc) are also helpful.
    • Job duties: conduct workshops to gather requirements, present options, assist in the decision making process, then translate business decisions into SAP configuration. Functional specialists also write functional specifications and design rationales.
    • Required skills: good social skills, strong written and oral skills, good with public speaking, strong knowledge of functional processes
  • BI
    • Also known as: data modeler, reporting specialist
    • Specialize in converting raw data into reports, dashboards, and graphics for the folks who will analyze the data and make decisions.
    • Background: business undergraduate and/or MBA degrees. Technical classes in data modelling are helpful. Programming experience can also be a plus.
    • Job duties: Interview request owner for requirements, translate functional requirements into technical requirements, use various tools to generate reports, dashboards, or other summaries.
    • Required skills:  strong written skills, analytic mind
  • Technical (Development)
    • Also known as: developer, ABAPer, "tools" consultant (haven't heard this last one outside of SAP America though), java developer
    • Use programming to fill gaps in the business process. Create Workflow, Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements, and Forms (WRICEF)
    • Background:Business undergraduate or computer science undergraduate, programming classes or experience required.
    • Job duties: Translate functional specifications into technical specifications. Translate technical specifications into code.
    • Required skills: strong analytical skills, programming experience
    • Note: Conversion is a huge part of implementations and typically the conversion function does continue to some degree post go-live. Often conversion is large enough to be considered separately from the rest of development during implementations.
  • Technical (Basis)
    • Also known as: Basis, Netweaver System Administrator, SAP Admin
    • Administer SAP systems: installation, infrastructure design, backup & recovery, high availability, networking, etc
    • Background: undergraduate degree. Operating System and/or Database certifications helpful
    • Job duties: Gather technical requirements, present options, assist in the decision making process, then translate technical business decisions into SAP infrastructure.
    • Required skills: Strong written and oral skills, strong analytical/troubleshooting skills, ability to work under pressure
  • Technical (Security)
    • Also known as: Security, Information Assurance specialist
    • Design security, create and administer users
    • Background: undergraduate degree. Experience with OS/DB user administration helpful.
    • Job duties: Gather security requirements, design segregation of duties strategy, then translate security decisions into SAP security configuration.
    • Required skills: good interview skills (to interview employees and determine requirements), strong written and oral skills
  • Project Management
    • Also known as: PM, Team Lead
    • Manage scope, cost, schedule, risk, quality, resources, and communications.
    • Background: business undergraduate and/or MBA degrees. Often start as Functional. PMI or other Project Management certification helpful.
    • Job duties: Manage scope, cost, schedule, risk, quality, resources, and communications.Basically, attend a ridiculous number of meetings and do whatever it takes to keep the project moving forward on schedule and on budget at the required quality.
    • Required skills: Excellent social and negotiation skills, strong written and oral skills, good with public speaking, strong knowledge of project management theory and practice
  • Testing
    • Also known as: testers, Quality Control
    • Test the processes either in an automated or manual fashion. Report the results to project management. Coordinate issue resolution with necessary configurers, developers, etc
    • Background: undergraduate
    • Job duties: Organize testing, conduct testing, report test results, follow up on test resolution.
    • Required skills: strong written and oral skills, strong detail orientation
  • Training
    • Also known as: trainer, Organizational Change Management
    • Responsible for creating end user training materials and delivering training prior to go-live
    • Background: business undergraduate and/or MBA degrees. Additional certifications (CPA, CPIM, etc) are also helpful.
    • Job duties: Work with functionals to understand processes as configured and create training materials, stage data and exercieses, conduct training
    • Required skills: Excellent public speaking/training skills, very strong written and oral skills

Implementation vs. Support
  • Implementation
    • Implementations involve gathering requirements and implementing those requirements.
    • Folks in implementations deal with massive change to an organization.
    • Stress level is high, especially near go-live.
    • Implementations often require work at nights and on weekends. Frequently implementations take place on a 4/10 work week, meaning Monday through Thursday, 10 hours per day but Friday is off.
    • Consultants and internal company personnel work together to determine requirements and implement changes. All of the specialties from the first section are typically present.
  • Support
    • "Business as usual", Production Support
    • Limited change, usually modifications to existing processes. Support does involve change, however, as change requests are made and approved.
    • Since the system is live, production problems have extremely high status.
    • Support personnel tend to work more normal business hours (exception, Basis folks typically work when others don't, so weekend, night, and holiday work hours should be expected for Basis personnel)
    • Internal personnel only for the most part. Sometimes spot consultants are brought in for specific issues, but in general all support is handled in-house.
    • All of the specialties from the first section are typically present, but sometimes greatly reduced as compared to implementation (for example, project management team, testing, and training team might be much smaller post-golive)

Consulting vs. In-house/contractors
  • Consulting
    • Employment Status: Consultants are not employees of the company implementing SAP. They are brought in for their expertise, both SAP and non-SAP expertise.
    • Compensation: Base Salary is typically about the same, perhaps a bit higher than in-house, but consultants typically receive bonuses which brings overall compensation higher than in-house. (Note: this is true in the United States. I have seen some data that indicates that consultants in other countries actually make less money than in-house counterparts. I've not been able to make much sense of this data.)
    • Home-life: high degree of travel. Typically away from home 4 to 5 days per week. Travel expenses are typically reimbursed and so consultants typically eat well and get to live perhaps a higher lifestyle than in-house counterparts. Travel can be difficult for family, however, and divorce rates are typically higher for consultants than for in-house counterparts.
    • Professional Respect: High degree of respect is typical from company management. If a consultant and an in-house employee disagree, often management will side with the consultant. Projects can be more easily be "sold" to management by consultants (especially consulting partners). Consultants with equivalent skills and job responsibilities often have higher reach into the implementing company.
    • Type of work: Consultants typically are involved only in implementations. This can be great if you primarily enjoy design work. It can be frustrating if you like to see the progression and "perfection" of a system over time. No "ownership" of the system long term.
    • Career progression: Consultants typically have to become project managers and salesmen in order to make partner in a stereotypical consulting organization. Early career skills (functional, technical, etc) often don't relate to the skills which enable success in late career (project management, salesmanship). Consultants *can* specialize and stay in their specialty but compensation eventually stalls. Consultants who try and miss partner can be frustrated for long periods of time or even be forced out of their consulting firm (up or out). Making partner can actually increase work load and stress and is sometimes seen as a mixed blessing.
    • Requirements to start: Generally consulting companies requires at least one if not two or three complete implementations before they'll hire someone, although some companies recruit the "best and the brightest" directly from undergraduate and MBA programs.
  • In-house
    • Employment Status: In-house folks are typically employees of the company implementing SAP, although I include contractors as in house as well. Contractors are hired to conduct long-term support of a system and are typically treated similar to employees.
    • Compensation: In general, overall compensation is lower for in-house employees and contractors as compared to consultants, but see comment in the consulting section.
    • Home life: Typically require little to no travel. Working hours will match those of consultants (but won't get consultant type compensation) during the implementation but will return to "normal" post go-live for long term support. In-house employees and contractors typically have "normal" home-lives, which is generally easier for those with children.
    • Professional Respect: At times, in-house employees struggle for respect of management. If a consultant and an in-house employee disagree, often management will side with the consultant. Projects can be more easily be "sold" to management by consultants.
    • Type of work: Employees/contractors do both implementation and long term support of system post go-live.
    • Career progression: In-house employees have the opportunity to advance within the company to become management and senior management over time. Contractors are barred from this type of progression unless they become employees. Contractors typically have one job and don't change over long periods of time. In-house employees who miss key promotions can be frustrated for long periods of time. Employees also have the option of staying in one job for along period of time but at the cost of career and salary stagnation.
    • Requirements to start: Generally companies draw from in-house non-SAP support staff to hire SAP support staff although they do also hire experienced folks from outside. To start from an inside position, you'll generally have worked for the company for a few years as an end user or in some related capacity. To start from outside, companies will expect you to have implemented SAP either as a consultant or as in-house employee at another company. Companies generally do not recruit from undergraduate or MBA programs directly into their support organization.

Working for a Consulting Company vs. being an Independent Consultant
  • Working for a Consulting Company
    • Somewhat protected from economic downturns, able to collect paycheck while "on the bench"/"on the beach" (in between assignments)
      • Independents argue that consulting companies have a history of cutting folks loose the minute the market gets tight. My observation is that top tier companies will hold on to consultants for 6 months to a year where smaller companies have less ability/inclination to hold on to consultants for that long when times are tight. Your mileage may vary on this one.
      • Independents argue that higher compensation of being independent allows you to ride out the patches in between assignments as easily as if a company were paying you to be on the bench. Your ability to budget for these downtimes makes the difference here.
    • Go where you're told, when you're told.
      • Less responsibility to get yourself busy, but less ability to affect type and duration of assignments.
      • More likely to end up at a customer as a bad fit if management doesn't know your skill set or is incompetent.
      • It's possible to get "pigeonholed" into the same type of assignment over and over.
      • Since "beach/bench" time effectively kills your bonus, some view the inability find your own work extremely frustrating.
    • Paid vacation and benefits
    • Company pays for training
    • Stuck with whatever training/equipment the company chooses to provide.
  • Independent Consultant
    • FREEDOM. Free to choose when to work and for whom to work and rate of compensation.
    • Requires more diligence with money.
    • Vacation, sick and training time directly affects the bottom line and can encourage some to limit those times.
    • Cost of insurance/benefits are higher.
    • Compensation can be much higher since there is no company to skim profit off the top.
    • Since number of hours worked directly affects compensation, the temptation to work far more than the industry average 2000 hours per year by taking on multiple clients or just putting in long hours for a single client can be irresistible.
    • Responsible for your own equipment.
    • Training is a double whammy. You have to pay to attend and you lose money because you're not billing a customer.
    • Requires more time to deal with paperwork for invoicing and expenses.
    • Different customers can be better or worse at paying in a timely fashion.

     Source: indo-SAP milist
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Berbagi Filosofi Pelangi

Hujan deras semalam rupanya belum benar-benar reda dan masih menyisakan gerimis tampaknya. Ruangan ini dingin sekali dan aku masih belum berpakaian didalam selimut tebal. Rasa lelah dari pertempuran semalam dengan Sonya masih terasa, kelopak mataku masih enggan untuk terbuka melihat sorotan mentari pagi yang menembus ke dalam ruangan tidur ini. Sayup-sayup terdengar lagu Nouvelle Vague dari speaker kecil di ujung ruangan yang lain. Tampaknya Sonya membuatkan suasana nyaman dirumahnya untuk menyenangkan aku dan sedikit melupakan permasalahan hidupku. Aroma teh hangat mulai masuk ke lubang hidungku, Sonya membuatkanku secangkir teh hangat dan menaruhnya di meja sebelah tempat tidur. Ku sentuh dan terasa masih begitu hangat baru saja dibuat sepertinya. Aku melihat siluet Sonya di kaca jendela depan, dia sedang menikmati rokok di balkon tampaknya. Kupaksakan untuk beranjak dari tempat tidur, kuraih piyama yang ada di kursi sofa untuk menutupi ketelanjanganku. Kemudian ku ambil teh hangat yang ada di meja samping tempat tidur dan menghampiri sobatku Sonya yang sedang menikmati pagi di balkon.

"Hey! Sudah bangun ternyata" ujarku sambil membelai kepalanya. "Hehehe.. iya sudah daritadi say" jawab Sonya sambil tersenyum. "Ayo duduk, kita nikmati udara pagi ini sambil menyeruput teh manis buatanku" Sonya menyuruhku untuk duduk di kursi sebelahnya. Aku pun menuruti perintahnya sambil mengucek-ngucek mataku yang belum benar-benar sempurna terbuka. "Buka matamu dan lihat pelangi di atas bukit itu, indah banget ya?" kata Sonya. "Iya, seindah kamu deh, warna-warni gitu.. hehehe" Ujarku.

Pelangi tercipta akibat cahaya yang terbiaskan oleh titik air di udara dan biasanya selalu dapat terlihat selepas hujan. Fenomena optik tersebut menghasilkan spektrum cahaya dari matahari yang bersinar ketika hujan turun. Merah, jingga, kuning, hijau, biru, indigo dan ungu adalah urutan warna dari lengkung yang paling luar ke lengkung paling dalam.

Sonya mulai berkata-kata "Pelangi pada akhirnya akan datang setelah hujan badai, ketika langit terlihat sangat suram dengan awan mendung dan angin kencangnya, dia akan menjadi penetralisir rasa takutmu setelah cuaca buruk. Seburuk apapun permasalahan hidup kamu, sesulit apapun jalan hidup yang kamu lalui, yakinlah bahwa pada akhirnya kita akan menemui sesuatu yang indah, itulah hikmat dari suatu hal buruk seperti halnya pelangi setelah hujan badai. Waktu kamu merasa terpukul dengan badai hidupmu dan kamu dipenuhi rasa galau, keragu-raguan & kecemasan, ingatlah selalu bahwa pelangi dari Tuhan akan datang. Tuhan akan menuntunmu melalui berbagai macam badai, Dia akan menyertai kamu melewati segala permasalahanmu apapun bentuknya.". Sonya menghisap rokoknya dan meniupkan asapnya ke atas sambil melanjutkan kata-katanya. "Pelangi dapat terlihat, namun sebenarnya itu adalah ilusi optik saja. Namun yang terpenting, tidak ada yang disembunyikan oleh pelangi. Dia tidak bisa tercipta oleh dirinya sendiri, disana harus ada cahaya dan titik-titik air di udara, dengan kata lain, pelangi dalam hidupmu pun bisa tercipta karena ada sahabat atau orang-orang disekitarmu. Percayalah bahwa kamu tidak sendiri untuk menciptakan pelangimu sendiri, namun selalu ada yang membantumu untuk membuat indah hidupmu."

 "Aku mengerti say, kamu adalah salah satu mentariku yang membantu menciptakan pelangi untukku. Kamu seorang sahabat tanpa batasan yang sudah kuanggap seperti istriku." ujarku sambil melihat pelangi yang sudah mulai menghilang di ujung bukit, sementara Sonya menyeruput kembali tehnya yang mulai dingin. "Kita bisa sama-sama membantu menciptakan pelangi untukku dan untukmu" kata Sonya. Aku pun mengucapkan terima kasih pada Sonya atas cerita inspirasional tentang pelangi di pagi nan indah tersebut.

Rupanya hujan semalam belum puas membasahi tanah, dia kembali lagi menuju bumi untuk menyelimuti pagi aku dan Sonya dengan udara dingin. Teh dalam cangkir tersisa sedikit lagi dan beberapa puntung rokok telah sukses dihisap. Kami berdua memutuskan untuk masuk kembali dan menutup pintu balkon agar udara dingin tidak masuk ke kamar. Karena tetap terasa dingin akibat hujan deras diluar, aku dan Sonya saling menghangatkan dengan tubuh untuk menciptakan pelangi dihamparan surga dunia.

Playlists: Owl City - Rainbow Veins; Lykke Li - Possibility; Jason Mraz - I'm Yours; Joe Strummer - Comma Girl; Regina Spektor - Hero; New Order - True Faith; The Fray - How To Save A Life

Short.Fiction.Story | Yafet011111

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Aku Masih Mencintainya..

Kucoba cahayai ruang jiwa ini terus berharap dan terangi
Kucoba sembunyikan suara hati terus menampik dan berlari
Kutenggelam dalam kelam dan menjauh tanpa bayang
Kucoba menelan luka yang tak kunjung usai
Teriakan namamu dikesunyian hatiku
Meraba, merangkul suryamu dikehangatan jiwamu -- Burgerkill

Tidak hanya cerita sendiri terbuai sepi, tetapi merupakan suatu ungkapan perasaan yang selalu terpendam dalam hati yang paling dalam dan kelam. Ketika Aku ingin sekali mengungkapkan perasaan ini, Aku merasa kesulitan, Aku tidak bisa menjangkaunya lagi, Aku tidak bisa menyapanya lagi, dan yang paling sial adalah Aku sudah tidak mengenalnya lagi.

Selalu ingat pertemuan-pertemuan berduaan dengan dirinya hingga kini, terkadang ingin selalu kembali ke masa lalu ketika kita masih bisa saling berbagi cerita dan derita sekitar kita, bahkan hingga perasaan Aku kepadanya dan juga sebaliknya. Tak bisa dipungkiri lagi bahwa apa yang pernah dialami masa lampau masih jelas Aku rasakan sampai saat ini, bahkan Aku selalu resah dan gelisah dibayangi rasa-rasa rindu yang membayangi setiap waktu.

Kamulah yang tercantik didalam hidupku, wanita paling sempurna yang pernah Aku temukan dan Aku kenal. Perasaan cinta ini tak bisa hilang, bahkan setelah rentang waktu yang cukup lama. Senyummu indah sekali, matamu indah sekali, parasmu indah sekali, bahasa tubuhmu pun demikian tak kalah indahnya. Selalu terbayang-bayang melintasi pikiranku kapanpun aku berpikir. Selama aku melihat gambar dirimu, selalu saja rasa rindu ini menggebu-gebu untuk bertemu merangkaikan hasrat cinta yang begitu padu antara aku dan kamu.

Jika ada kesempatan untuk yang kesekian kalinya Aku bisa menyentuhmu, mungkin itu merupakan suatu anugerah yang sangat luar biasa untukku. Jika ada waktu sedikit saja untuk Aku bisa melihat senyummu langsung dengan mataku, mungkin itu merupakan penglihatan terindah untukku. Jika kau milikku untuk selamanya, maka itulah mimpi yang menjadi kenyataan bagiku. Dan jika diijinkan untuk mencintaimu lagi, mungkin itulah kesempurnaan hidup bagiku selama ada didunia ini.

Kita tak mungkin bisa bersama lagi, kita tak mungkin saling mencintai lagi. Tetapi hatiku masih menyimpan rasa cinta yang sangat-sangat mendalam kepadamu. Tak pernah sirna sedikitpun dan akan terus berkobar seperti api abadi. Doaku untuk keselamatan dan kesuksesan dirimu tidak akan pernah padam. Kamulah malaikatku yang tak akan pernah aku lihat dan sentuh lagi, namun selalu aku cintai. Walau rasa galau ini semakin menjadi-jadi, tetapi akan terus kunikmati hingga akhirnya mimpi-mimpiku terpenuhi dan ruang-ruang hatiku terisi sesosok makhluk seperti dirimu. Hari ini, esok dan selamanya, aku akan selalu mencintaimu. Sampai bertemu diatas sana wahai kekasihku, aku masih mencintaimu..

( Playlist: Burgerkill - Tiga Titik Hitam, Nouvelle Vague - Ever Fallen in Love, Ludovico Einaudi - Fuori dal mondo, DeVotcKa - You Love Me, Alone At Last - Last Valentine Song )
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Carana nginstall SAP Netweaver 7.0 SR03 - Oracle 10 dina OS Solaris 10 (Pre-Installation Part)

SAP teh naon?? tah buka ieu

Didieu urang rek ngajelaskeun kumaha carana nginstall SAP Netweaver 7 di Solaris 10. Tapi ieu mah karek Pre-installation alias persiapan saacan nginstallna, ngahaja make basa sunda meh teu disangka kopi-paste tinu sejen.. ieu asli meunang urang, gambarna oge dicapture ku urang sorangan.. meh teu di bajak ku urang bule.. heheheh...
nu kudu disiapkeun nyaeta:

so hayu mari kita lets go!!

  • Mounting kabeh folder nu diperlukeun, siga "/oracle", "/sapmnt", "/usr/sap" jeung "/sapcd"

  • Jieun swapna heula tonk poho nya..

  • Terus edit vfstab di /etc

    tah di file vfstab tambahan ieu

  • Ayeuna nyieun User heula "adm" jeung "ora"

  • Edit file group di /etc

    tambahan ieu

  • Edit file passwd di /etc

    asupkeun siga di gambar ieu

  • Jieun folder kanggo userna terus genti permissionn
  • Install Java-na

    leungitkeun Java bawaan Solarisna, genti ku Java nu anyar nginstall bieu

  • Edit file Profile di /etc

    tambahan ku ieu

  • Edit file System di /etc

    tambahan ku ieu

  • Tambahan project, tah saruakeun jeung gambar ieu

  • Edit user_attr di /etc

    tambahan ku ieu

  • Ganti permission jang folder /tmp

  • Nyieun folder amd64 dijero /j2sdk1.4.2_18/bin, terus eusi ti folder bin eta diasupkeun kanu folder amd64 nu karek dijieun bieu

Bersambung ka Installation......
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Solaris X64 Installations on VMWare Workstation 7

Many people don't have possibility to install Solaris and don't have a chance to using this Operating System. So this step by step is a solution to have your own Solaris in your machine. In this post, I will tell you how to do Solaris X64 Installation on VMware. Enjoy this step by step and do it yourself on you machine. If there's any question, you can ask Google or contact Solaris Expert.
  1. At first, you must prepare your virtual machine on VMware. Choose New Virtual Machine like below picture.

    After that, continue your preparation on the pop-up windows by choosing Typical.

    Next, find your Solaris Iso file to be installed.

    Then give a name to your Virtual Machine and located your Virtual Machine files.
    then specify your Disk Capacity like below picture.

    Ready to create your Virtual Machine after you sure about all setting and press Finish button.

  2. After your Virtual Machine ready to use, next you can start Solaris X64 installation.

  3. Choose 4 to using Solaris Interactive Text (Console Session) through installation.

  4. Specify your keyboard layout.

  5. Select your language. In this installation I using English
  6. Click Next

  7. Choose Networked then Next

  8. Specify whether to use DHCP to configure interface. Select No to configure this interface manually.

  9. Enter Hostname to identifies this system on the network then click Next.

  10. Enter IP Address for this network interface. In this example, I using

  11. Specify the netmask of your subnet then click Next.

  12. Specify whether or not you want to enable IPv6 then click Next.

  13. You can specify your IP Address of the router.

  14. Enter the IP Address of the default route.

  15. Select no to disable Kerberos then click Next.

  16. Choose None if your system will either, not use a name service at all, or if it will use a name service not listed here.

  17. Use the NFSv4 domain derived by the system then click Next.

  18. Select your default time zone.

  19. Use the tree to specify your default timezone.

  20. Accept the default date and time then click Next.

  21. Type your root password

  22. Select Yes to enables a larger set of services as in previous Solaris releases.

  23. If all information has fix then you can confirm installation.

  24. Solaris installation begin. Click Next button.

  25. Look at the below picture then click Next.

  26. Specify the media from which you will install the Solaris OS.

  27. Just checked then Next. hehehe.. don't need to be read.. lol

  28. Select Custom Install customize the product install.

  29. Select the software localizations. In this installation I choose North America > English (United States, UTF-8) to perform SAP installation then.

  30. Select system locale then click Next.

  31. Select non for Additional Products and click Next.

  32. Select Solaris Software Group. In this installation, I choose Entire Group Plus OEM Defaul Packages for installation.

  33. Select disk to lay out the file systems on.

  34. Select disk for fdisk partition customization and click Next.

  35. Use default setting then Next.

  36. Modify your Lay Out of File System.

  37. Ready to Install... hahay!!

  38. Wait and see...

  39. Don't forget to install VMWare tool on this virtual machine. Instruction of VMware Tool installation can be found in VMware help.

  40. Reboot your virtual machine.

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