Conversations with Friends: Tri Chau

Posted on January 2021 By Speller International
Conversations With Friends

Ever wanted to change something in the world of SAP? Enhance a platform, integrate a program your way or tweak a system that may, at times, fail you?

This is our first ‘Conversations with Friends’ for 2021, and while the workplace has change drastically over the past year, the SAP world has changed in leaps and bounds across the past decade.

Our guest today has been a part of the SAP community for over 15 years and has seen a lot of these changes. Some good, some not so good.

Tri Chau chats to Speller International about the biggest change in the industry over the past 15 years, what might change next, and if they could change anything... what would it be?

Let’s hear from Tri.

Tri Chau (SAP Solutions Architect-Finance, Energy Australia)

Tri has worked in the SAP Finance space for over 15 years and had been a functional lead and Solution Architect.

What’s the biggest change you have seen in SAP technology since you started your career?

The biggest change that I have seen in recent years is the introduction of FIORI, the new look and feel.

Trying to introduce FIORI to users who are so accustomed to using the GUI has probably been the most challenging aspect in recent implements I have been on. I look forward to seeing more FIORI apps being released to improve the overall user experience and get away from the need to activate old GUI transactions from within FIORI.

Looking into your crystal ball, what do you foresee as the next big change to SAP in your field of expertise?

RPA – Robotic process automation – how will SAP automate processes in the future? Reading some of the SAP literature e.g. Intelligent invoice matching automation has piqued my interest in this space, what other areas is SAP going to invest in to make their suite of products more effective and efficient.

Is there anything about SAP that you’ve always wanted to change and would if you had the power to?

Reporting – a lot of the standard SAP GUI reports still are unchanged and really could use a makeover, some tweaking to improve upon output presentation would go a long way to getting the accountants excited.

Speller would like to thank Tri Chau for the above input! It’s really appreciated.

What do you feel is the biggest change in the SAP industry over the past 15 years? Feel free to comment on our LinkedIn page on the changes you’ve seen or pull out your crystal ball and tell us what you predict will be the next big thing is SAP.

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