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[Status Update] Transcript from the secret SCN tag meeting

As I daily admire the cohesion and transparency of the SCN tags... err, I mean bang my head on the desk (do we need an Idea for strike-through font?), I imagine how the SCN tag list compilation meeting might have transpired at the SAP headquarters.

Team A: We need these 2 tags for our products.
Team B: We really have 1 product but it runs on 5 different platforms, so we want 5 tags!
Team A: Hey, if they are doing that then we also want 2 * 5 = 10 tags!
Team C: We take your 10 and raise you 30 tags! And we also want the names that no one but us will recognize.
Teams A: Hey, we also want that!
Team B [jumps on the desk]: Don't give them anything!!! Limit 5 tags per team!!!! And our team is more important!!!
[rubble-rubble-rubble]
The Support Launchpad team:"Just be quiet and maybe they will forget about the Support tag"

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16 Comments

  • Dec 14, 2016 at 06:34 PM

    Just some sample from my area of experience:

    Under parent tag: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation

    We have:

    1. SAP Business Objects Planning and Consolidation, starter kit for IFRS on the Microsoft platform
    2. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation for Banking
    3. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation for Healthcare
    4. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation for Public Sector
    5. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation for Public Sector, option for SAP NetWeaver
    6. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, Edge edition, version for the Microsoft platform
    7. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver
    8. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for the Microsoft platform

    Actually only 2 are used:

    1. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver
    2. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for the Microsoft platform

    And the first tag has to be changed to 2 different tags:

    1. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver, standard
    2. SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver, embedded

    Standard and embedded versions are absolutely different!

  • Dec 15, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    guten tag !

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      Former Member
      Dec 15, 2016 at 12:59 AM

      Liked this blog from Jürgen with the same subject very much: Guten TAG (especially the famous german mouse!)

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    Former Member
    Dec 15, 2016 at 12:54 AM

    Jelena, how have you managed to sneak into the SAP global marketing meeting?

  • Dec 15, 2016 at 02:16 PM

    This just sounds too implausible to be made up/fiction. Hmmmm someone sounds strangely like an insider. Perhaps a double agent.

  • Dec 15, 2016 at 07:12 PM

    He-he, I guess when you've been in the SAP world long enough you just know how these things go.

  • Dec 15, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Just found out we actually have the tag called "SAP ERP". There are currently 111 questions with this tag.

    What purpose does it serve? This poor guy correctly used the tag for "SAP enhancement package" but good luck getting any answers there vs. Basis or ABAP forum.

    And why do we need separate primary tags for localizations of "SAP ERP add-on for oil and gas" (is it what everyone knows as IS-OIL?). Is there a thriving community of the SCN members writing about the oil and gas add-on challenges specific to China? Could they not share a tag with other countries? #facepalmslap

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    • Dec 16, 2016 at 05:19 PM

      Basis forum? What is this basis forum you speak of? Oh, would that be the NetWeaver forum? Hmm, let's see, is that:

      • SAP NetWeaver (primary L2 tag)
      • SAP NetWeaver (secondary L3 tag)
      • SAP NetWeaver Application Server
      • SAP Netweaver Application Server for ABAP (this one regularly gets confused with ABAP Development)
      • SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP for SAP Business Suite
      • SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP, OEM version
      • SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java
      • SAP NetWeaver live environment
      • SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA
      • UI add-on for SAP NetWeaver
      • and on and on and on.... 53 secondary tags under that one primary tag, and other related tags under other primary tags
  • Dec 17, 2016 at 01:28 PM

    The Knowledge Acceleration team was quite successful - they got 33 tags

    Now they can be proud of the most active WEBI tag in the Community - sadly that not a single question out of a 100+ (which got posted in the 18 of 33 tags that have been used till now) had anything to do with the Knowledge Acceleration product.

    Maybe they can make a new KA product about tags and what they are meant for

    • Dec 19, 2016 at 08:52 PM

      Yeah, now whoever asked for all those tags should also be tasked with filling them all with some unique content. Get us some of that sweet knowledge...

      • Dec 20, 2016 at 02:33 PM

        And making sure they have a moderator assigned to check each and every area EVERY day!

        Craig

  • Dec 19, 2016 at 11:19 AM
    Hey, if they are doing that then we also want 2 * 5 = 10 tags!

    ... correction

    2^10

    I wonder if these tags are all the possible items on a BOM for SAP Sales to sell solutions, products or licenses?

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