Wednesday, August 31, 2005
In case you were following along with my posts about using SAP Portal you will be sad to hear that there won't be any more updates. Because of the cost of development, the project has been cancelled (at least for now) and we are going to continue to support the existing system (standard servlet/JSP application). I can't say this is a bad thing because I wasn't convinced that the SAP Portal solution was a good direction in the long run. There had been a lot of thought about using it for internal applications in the intranet but there never seemed to be a good analysis to determine if this was a good direction for our external web site. It was more like, "We are going SAP for our applications so we are using SAP Portals no matter what." Anyway, with the cancellation the floodgates have opened with all the projects that were put on hold because "that would be added to the SAP Portal version." So we have lots of work to do and some of it looks like fun development.