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SAP Inside Track Frankfurt 2020 cancelled!

Open Letter to the #sitFRA community

Dear sitFRA friends,

The current situation regarding COVID-19 in Germany is affecting our planning for sitFRA 2020.

We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely over the past days. We discussed within our organization group how we should react to the daily changing news and especially on the emerging restrictions on traveling and organizing events/fairs. Many big events/fairs have already been canceled and even smaller events like the SAP HANA Summit this week won’t take place. Each day employees of different companies reported new restrictions regarding travelling and new rules regarding remote work.

While we as individuals do not fear the danger of the virus itself, we do understand that the situation needs to be seen in a larger context. People within risk groups will be more affected and a fast distribution of the virus might make it harder for these people and limit the ability of public health organizations to help them.

After a long discussion we decided to cancel this year’s SAP Inside Track.

It wasn’t an easy decision, but we feel that under the current circumstances we’re not able to provide you with the sitFRA experience we all came to love over the past years. 

If we try to follow the authorities suggestions ( - German text) we would have to limit the number of attendees, live without pre- and post-events and might even end up without a venue if our host decides to close his office space for meetings of all kind, if a confirmed COVID-19 case emerges among the office members.

The planned pre-event SAP CodeJam on Friday – the first ever Kyma edition – was canceled already by SAP today. According to SAP all CodeJams will be on hold in March and will be rescheduled earliest in April in case the situation calmed down.

If you are registered to the pre-event “Walk into the Cloud” on Friday please check if you would like to participate anyway. We might be able to offer this independently. We will keep all registered participants updated in parallel.

We verified the options to postpone the SAP Inside Track Frankfurt to a later date. But we decided against a new date because we don’t want to interfere with other SAPInsideTracks that are already planned or other community or SAP conferences.

We hope you understand our decision to cancel this years #sitFRA, and we look forward to seeing you at the SAP Inside Track Frankfurt 2021.

We keep on going with our local community spirit even in these challenging times and therefore we decided to go ahead with our monthly #SAPStammtisch March 25th. Furthermore we want to announce that we will have SAP Frankfurt Stammtisch PLUS talks in May, featuring some of the great talks proposed for sitFRA 2020 by our local community members.

We are very sorry for all the ones who already invested time in their session preparations and travel plannings. Thank you for your support! Please be with us at #sitFRA 2021.


Your sitFRA team

Christian, Tobias, Hendrik, Leo, Alex, Yanko, Markus, Pascal, Michael

Gude! Here we are .. back again with the 6th edition of:

SAP Inside Track Frankfurt a.M. / March 28th 2020 - Cancelled

  • Tuesday March, 3rd:

    • Due to the COVID-19 situation we decided to cancel this year's Inside Track Frankfurt! 

    • Please see open letter to the #sitFRA community with more information about the cancellation. 
    • New: SAP Stammtisch Frankfurt meet-up scheduled on Wednesday, March 25th! Registration via Xing / 

  • Monday, February 17th:

    • Friday Pre-Events added → Pre-event Friday section

    • Registration open → link to eventbrite - sold out - waitlist open! - Cancelled!

      Sorry for not makeing it! Chances are good to get a ticket via the waiting list! Or propose a talk: Speaker tickets are still available!


What is an SAPInsideTrack?

An SAP Inside Track is a community driven event, open for all people from the SAP Community  (Customers, Consultants and Freelancers). 
No matter if you are a developer, business consultant or an architect.
The event is fully organised by peers from the community.. and YOU are able to influence the agenda.

You are very welcomed as a speaker and/or participant to be with us the full day to learn & share.
Full day? To be correct .. there is more we have besides the agenda on Saturday. (smile)

Check out the Friday and both evening evnts further down.

To get into the right mood have a look at the recap video by Twan van den Broek (recorded at sitFRA 2018). (Thanks Twan!)

Use hash tag  #sitFRA on Twitter to share ideas & thoughts. Spread the news and follow the updates!


Saturday, March 28th 2020 → Cancelled!

Registration opens at 08:30
Sessions start at  09:30 and end at approx. 18:00/19:00 with some drinks at the location.

If you like to join .. come with us and have your dinner at "12 Apostel restaurant" afterwards. 

Pre-Event on Friday, March 27th 2020: 

    • First ever Kyma SAP CodeJam - Kyma is an easy way to "extend your applications with Kubernetes". The Kyma runtime is part of the SAP Cloud Platform Extension Factory that helps to keep your core clean/lean → Details → Cancelled by SAP!

    • sitFRA on Tour: "We are physically walking into the Cloud" → Details → We keep registered participants who still want to join our walk to the clouds informed via email!

Evening event on Friday: We'll meet at 20:00 at the Apfelwein DAX at 20:00 - the home of the SAP Stammtisch Frankfurt #SAPStammtischFRA Details → Cancelled! 

(This time we go there already on Friday evening to give the early-birds who arrive on Friday the chance to see the sacred halls of our monthly SAP Stammtisch and the traditional Frankfurt cuisine.)


Germany: Frankfurt a.M. (Hesse
Location:  AOK Systems Office in Frankfurt-Rödelheim   
Address: Breitlacherstraße 90, 60489 Frankfurt am Main

Just a 2 minute-walk from train station  Rödelheim, easy to reach with rapid transit from Frankfurt Main Station (9 minutes ride).
More details ... see section "Map".  All relevant places are marked in the map .. and some hotel recommendations too.  


For SAP community members (no matter if you are a customer, consultant or SAP employees) who want to share or catch-up on their knowledge.

    • Share what you are passionate about by holding a session.
    • Inspire others with your passion
    • Be curious to hear about new things & new insights and participate.

Session suggestions (Call for Papers / Speakers)

Here YOU have the chance to add value and pay forward: host a session at SAP Inside Track in Frankfurt. 
Share your experience and/or initiate a discussion and take new insights back home. Please note that all sessions are supposed to last at most 30 minutes! If your session is shorter, you don't need to blow it up, please feel free to add it. If your session will need some more time, add your session and mention it. We will figure out if and how we can handle it. 

Please plan some time for questions and answers - or even asking the audience for feedback and ideas. The "In" of INside Track comes from  INteraction  (wink)  

Early Bird session registration closes on Feb 16th! No guaranteed ticket for sessions registered afterwards!
We'll continue to collect sessions until March 15th
.  The agenda will be build right after based on the session suggestions.

Please use this Google Form for your session registration. Closed!

If you have any questions or are unsure about how to do it:  Contact us  ... contact data to be found at the bottom of this page.

If you are able to edit this wiki page you can add your own session here.
We know there are some issues with editing pages in this community space, but don't worry we will keep this list updated with the sessions registrations when done via the Google Form too.

Session suggestions for #sitFRA #EarlyBirdSection closed - we'll continue to collect proposals until  March 15th

Speaker nameBio
(Link to SCN / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter)


Please be detailed! Give us (organizers AND the participants) the chance to know what you are planning - content wise and structure.

Slides / Source Code

(Place to put a link to slides and related links after the session)

Christian Lechner

Serverless Extensions - When stateful meets stateless

Extending SAP's core systems is a hot topic since years. SAP's close collaboration with Microsoft brings new options to that table. Within this talk, I will present the possibilities that arise when using Azure Functions for the development of a serverless extensions of an SAP system. As serverless per definition is stateless I will address the shortcomings of a pure Functions as a Service (FaaS) approach and demo how to save the day by bringing state into serverless via Azure Durable Functions.


Keywords: Side-by-Side Extension, Serverless, SAP Embrace, Serverless, Azure Functions

Tobias Trapp

Modern ABAP Development: Chances & Challenges

Today ABAP Development has to fulfil high expectations. Rapid development, support of new UIs, fast online & batch processes are features that are often required for onPremise applications.

In reality all new ABAP technologies are problematic when it comes to lifecycle aspects. I discuss some of the problems of ABAP CDS, OData services and BRFplus. I will also explain how to lower the risks that you are stuck in severe problems when you do software refreshes or install custom developed software.

Tobias Hofmann for architects and devsSecurity is a topic that often comes last, and often is categorized as basic and advanced. Most devs don't know what their users had to go through to be able to access the app, and architects tend to see security as a straight line going to a box with the label IdM on it. In this talk I'll explain (with examples) the various technologies available to authenticate a user: UIDPW, SAML, oAuth, OIDC, X.509, 2FA, MFA, SSO2, Token, etc. Participants should take away from the session that there are several ways to log on, that there is not just one correct SSO process and what this means for the developer.
Dries Van Vaerenbergh losing time maintaining your i18n filesTo all programmers out there that are tired of maintaining their i18n translation files, this is the session for you!
Build your own Node.js translation application, which will create a single CSV file with all your translations. Add the desired languages and translations and they will be reconverted to the respective files.
No more maintaining translation files, time to do what we like. Programming!

Vincent Weiss CAP and Cloud SDKIn the past half year we have been developing multiple APIs and Applications based on CAP and the Cloud SDK. Sharing some of the lessons learned, how it works and where to find some information.
Kesari Katakam Code - Remediation/Refactoring for S/4HANA

In this session I would like to share our experiences in Custom Code Remediation in S/4Hana from over 40+ projects.

A brief overview of how smartShift approaches the problem with automated code remediation platform, tools and utilities that accelerate the process.( SAP and 3rd party).

Also we will touch on how to de-commission un-used code , refactor existing code using package interfaces and SCP Readiness variants (1909).

Martin Roehr to SAP S/4HANAIn this session I'd like to give you a brief overview of our experiences when migrating an SAP system to S/4HANA. Which items are important? What are the key points? How many time do you have to estimate? Let' s talk about it and discuss your ideas and questions.
Ruthvik Chowdary with BOP (Advanced Available-to-Promise with Back Order Processing)Will be talking about aATP (Advanced Available-to-Promise) and BOP (Back Ordering Process) With help of aATP with BOP we can prioritise Orders based on the Customer importance
Martin Hofmann
Fiori 3: How to prepare your apps and your infrastructureTo run a full Fiori UI for the employees of a company has a lot of challenges. Learn what changes in the infrastructure are necessary, to run Fiori in a performant way and participate at our practical knowledge with the initial shipment of Fiori 3 for the on premise world.
Christian Braukmüller from a SystemArchitecture and Operations point of view - What is changing?

Having a look on S/4HANA from a SAP Basis perspective.
There are many expectations and promises depending on your point of view and interest.

  • S/4 and DevOPS
  • Deploying and Operating SAP Systems in the "Cloud"
  • Changes in the System Architecture
  • Outlook regarding SAP Basis tasks
  • and as always some thoughts about the importance of visualization (smile)

Early bird session registration closed! No guaranteed participant ticket after this line. Please keep on adding your session proposal via the Google Form and/or the wiki. - closed!
Marius Obert UI5 Web Apps from the HTML Application RepositoryWhile the development of the OpenUI5 technology advances with incredible speed, one thing remained almost constant for a very while time: The deployment flow of the web app to the Cloud Foundry environment. For years, we embedded the minified UI project as a static resource in the Approuter module. While this approach works fine in simple scenarios, it might reach its limits when the application needs to scale. In this session, Marius will explain the disadvantages of the old approach and how to overcome them with the HTML5 Application Repository service. 
Ruth Zamudio Organization Readiness for S/4HANA CloudHow do I assess my organizational readiness when moving from an on-premise to a cloud solution?
What business and IT roles are needed to support a cloud solution?


Eid Haddad case of lessons learned in an ERP 6.0 to S / 4 conversionMy proposal is to talk about my experience in two ECC to S/4 conversion projects. I will explore the preparation, explore and deploy steps in general view.
Max Streifeneder, Kyma, Cloud Foundry - What container ship should I jump on?Containerization is everywhere, no matter if it's Docker/Kubernetes/Cloud Foundry or even Kyma. I'll take you through the rough concepts, differences for developers and my takeaway.
Arndt Sieburg Analytics Cloud with BW/4 and HANA: Practical ExperienceSAP Analytics Cloud with BW/4HANA and HANA Live Connections: Practical experience from project work with environment setup for live connections to BW/4 and HANA, backend modeling with SAC, handling performance issues. I can provide some good practices what worked well and what not and include a demo scenario.




Why and How Data Intelligence 3.0 aka SAP DataHub 2.7
SAP Data Hub allows the automated and reliable data processing across the entire data landscape within the company. With the Availability of the Version 3.0 the name is changed to Data Intelligence as well as the Cloud based Version. In this Session you will see an e2e approach from the Setup of the AKS Cluster on Azure and how
a containerized application like the SAP DataHub works. Furthermore in conjunction to the Implementation Service the topics like the Maintenance Planer and the SLC Installation Bridge as the recommended approach if SAP Data Hub Foundation/Data Intelligence is to be operated as part of an SAP system landscape. Once the Service is available provide the source and target systems to connect the dots and start building the pipelines and creating the graphs

where the cool stuff happens

Blog: Unified Data Integration for SAP

Participant registration  - sold out! - Waiting list open! - cancelled!

We use eventbrite for registration. Please follow this link to register for sitFRA: registration page

Once the 50 participant seats are sold out we open a waiting list. Please add yourself to the waiting list or propose a talk to get a speaker ticket! Chances are good to get a ticket!


Low, aiming at €20 per participant - including lunch and drinks throughout the day.
Speakers selected for the agenda will be free of charge!

GDPR / Recording / Streaming

One tradition of the community events is that we (the participants) share impressions (photos) of the day e.g. on Twitter.

We are not planning to record/stream the sessions.
We believe that the full onsite experience has some advantages
.. to give room for controversial statements that can be discussed right after the session
.. to not raise the bar for less-experienced speakers
.. to reduce the pressure for the presenters being on a perfect broadcasting level

The Inside Track


The event language is: English
We expect to have some friends of outside Germany with us.
(we may offer a simultaneous translation to Hessian (wink) for the local participants on request)


Use the #sitFRA hashtag and follow @_sitfra

Agenda 2020

Will be published in CW10 → cancelled!

Evening Events → cancelled!


A tradition of our SAPInsideTrack is the pre- and after meetup in downtown Frankfurt.
We were very happy to have a relaxing evening downtown Frankfurt with about 40 participants in the last years. Let's repeat that!
 (It's pay-your-own-bill and not covered by the event entrance fee!)



Visit the home of the #SAPStammtischFRA the Apfelwein DAX. The place where the idea for an SAPInsideTrack in Frankfurt was born in 2014. 

Local restaurant with classic Hessian food and drink specialties. We’ll introduce you to “Grüne Sauce” (green sauce), “Schneegestöber” (snow flurry), “Handkäs” (hand cheese) and “Apfelwein” (apple wine) and you will love it! But of course the Schnitzel is also part of the recommended menu (wink)

Address: Willemerstr. 11 // 60594 Frankfurt //  (German)  or (GoogleMaps)  


We finish sitFRA this year at the restaurant Zu den 12 Aposteln ( starting 19:30. The restaurant has some traditional delicious dishes and home made beer. It is located near the S-Bahn/U-Bahn stop "Konstablerwache". 

We’ll be leaving Rödelheim together and travel with the S-Bahn to Konstablerwache located in Frankfurt City. From there we have short walk of about 5 minutes.

Pre-Events on Friday

We will have two cool pre-events on Friday!

sitFRA walk into the cloud

"We are physically walking into the Cloud"

The Frankfurt area is very strong regarding CloudProvider Datacenter Infrastructure. 

We invite you to join us in a walk into the cloud (yes! just a short walk from the sitFRA location) starting Friday 12:30h.

Visiting one of the huge colocation datacenters in Frankfurt.
Participation is made possible by the invite from BLUE Consult GmbH. (Thanks to Grit Wasmund and Jens Gleichmann for triggering this idea!)
Planned agenda on Friday:   

      • 12:30 Starting the walk from sitFRA location
      • 12:45 Onboarding at the entrance of "the Cloud"
      • 13:15 Welcome by BLUE Consult GmbH 
        • Introduction
        • Followed by a guided tour through the datacenter
        • Visiting the Innovation LAB
      • Leaving the cloud .. back to earth:  Walking back at #sitFRA location at approx. 5pm.

        (right in time to head over together for SAPStammtisch downtown)

    • Registration via eventbrite (limited to 15 participants).
SAP CodeJam: Kyma / SAP XF → Cancelled by SAP!


We will hold the first ever Kyma SAP Code Jam. The open souruce Kyma runtime is part of the SAP Extension Factory (XF) and enables you to extend your applications with Kubernetes.

"Kyma /kee-ma/ is a platform for extending applications with serverless functions and microservices. It provides a selection of cloud-native projects glued together to simplify the creation and management of extensions." (from

CodeJam Registration via eventbrite (limited to 35 participants)

Participants SAP Inside Track Frankfurt 2020

     We'll publish the list of participants (snapshot from registration portal) from time to time to give you an idea who will show up and ready for sharing thoughts 

Registered Participants

 NameBioTwitter IDAre you joining us on the Friday evening event (Downtown Frankfurt)? 8 pmAre you joining us on the Saturday evening event (Downtown Frankfurt)? 7.30pm


Waiting List



Travel hints


This custom map might help you:  

We flagged several points like #sitFRA location, hotels, local transportation, places of evening events, e-charging and other relevant stuff.

Hotel suggestions

This year the hotel situation looks quite good. That means low prices at the moment and plenty hotels around are available.

We recommend to book with cancellation option.

Depending on your arrival and your plans to join us in the pub on Friday and/or Saturday hotels around the train line might be a good choice  (Check the map above to get an idea.)
Some examples .. and to find hotel buddies for the hotel bar.





(just a hint)

Who stays?
Add yourself here
if you like to find others
or to get found.

Car travelling

Rödelheimer Hof

Rating 8.7

Pro: Near venue (900m) and parking places
Pro: Hotel bar checked in former years by sitFRA participants (wink)
Cons: not close to the evening locations



Train travellers
The Frankfurt Link Booking Rating 8.6Pro: Walking distance to main station ... and right between day and evening events
Cons: not good for parking
the niu CharlyLink BookingRating 8.6

Pro: Walking distance to the main station ... and nice rooms
Cons: not good for parking, area around the hotel is not so nice

Frankfurt Messe
Link Booking Rating 8.0Pro: Not in the citycenter (maybe good for cars .. and to switch to public transportations) €61



Public Transportation

Perfect connection (9 minutes ride) via public transportation  (S3, S4, S5) from Frankfurt Hbf (Main Station), choose "Frankfurt Rödelheim Bahnhof" as target location.

Train ride

In case you arrive by train: Share your connection to find others for your personal #sitFRA warm-up

Coming from




Car Sharing

Coming from


Starting: Th/Fr/Sa HH:MM
Leaving: Th/Fr/Sa HH:MM


Count me in (add your name)

Pickup point





THANK YOU so much for supporting the Community! - we'll add more during the coming weeks:

We are kindly supported by:

AOK Systems

Syskoplan Reply



This enables us to keep the event fee low to none.



Any tips to take into account? 

  • Dress casual, it's a community event - not a business event. And it is Saturday. (wink)
  • If you register yourself, please show up at the event. Otherwise we will really miss you - and someone who was just on the waiting list will be very sad.
    If anything crosses your plans.. please cancel your registration!
    It helps us to fill up the list with people from the waiting list.
    We were happy to have a nearly 100% percent show-up rate at the last events and many happy faces. Let's repeat that! 
  • More tips from your side as a participant? Please list them, contact us and help making it a day to remember!

Organizing Team & Contact

The event is organised by Tobias TrappHendrik Neumann  Leo van Hengel, Markus Wenzel, Alexander Wernecke, Yanko Stoychev, Pascal Möller and Christian Braukmüller with a lot of help from the local SAP Stammtisch Frankfurt.

You can get in touch with us via email:  info @ or twitter: @_sitfra

or contact our experts (wink) directly via Twitter.