SAP is asking all of its customers to move to the Unicode format. Unicode adoption is a must if you want to upgrade to the latest versions of SAP modules such as MDM and XI, and is also required by SAP's eSOA platform. While there are workarounds for SAP customers running non-Unicode systems, you'll have to embrace Unicode conversion sooner or later. Listen to this podcast with Unicode conversion expert John Visser to understand what you need to know about Unicode's impact on your SAP environment.
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0:22: What is Unicode?
2:00: SAP is nudging all customers towards Unicode
2:55: Why Unicode in SAP is a management issue
4:37: Overview of the Unicode conversion process
8:13: Benefits of Unicode conversion
10:08: Planning for Unicode conversion
14:29: How Unicode impacts other SAP job roles