My name is Martin English. I’m a certified SAP BASIS / Netweaver Consultant who has worked for both SAP Customer Companies and for a major outsourcing multi-national. I perform consulting work across the complete lifecycle of SAP implementation (presales, implementation, customer and system support, upgrades and migrations through to decommissioning of legacy R3 systems).
Recent work has included working in a small team of gifted people implementing a four tier landscape (Development, Test, Regression and Production) of most of the SAP catalog for a major mining company based in Australia. Many of the products (including the Netweaver releases) were in Ramp-Up (SAP speak for beta), and due to the timeframes, we faced some problems around hardware and infrastructure that required some lateral thinking to resolve.
An example of my adaptability is that during 2010, I was responsible for implementing an NW CE 7.02 landscape for an xMii environment, while also supporting legacy R/3 systems runninng 2.2, 3.1 and 4.6.
During many of the projects I have worked on, I have found SAP documentation to be unclear, indistinct, and in many cases, just plain wrong. However, I have collected and developed a range of ‘cheat sheets’ and help files to assist myself and and my co workers, and I’m now putting these on the web. I’m also active, both as a blogger and commenter, on sdn.sap.com.
I should also mention that SAP is a registered trademark of SAP AG. Neither I nor this site are in any way affiliated to SAP AG. That’s probably obvious, but with disclosure requirements, trademark disputes, &tc, I thought it was worth making it explicit.