Change is on my mind now. I'm thinking about moving to full SAP BI or SAP XI with enterprise portal. Which would you advise for someone without much of a Java background?
Having said that, I know that readers enjoy it when I do prioritize between different areas of SAP; so, if I had to choose between BI, Portals, and XI (now called PI), I would choose BI first, then Portals, then PI. The main reason? BI has the most customer acceptance, thus the most consulting demand. PI has the least customer acceptance of the three. Eventually, I expect the usage of PI to surpass that of Portals, but we are not there yet. I *do* think it's a good idea for you to get more comfortable with Java and web-based programming environments. ABAP is not dying, not even close, but the most sought-after SAP programmers will be able to easily move between Java and SAP environments.
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