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SAP Inside Track St. Louis 2010

If you attended the event in person, you may fill out the feedback survey located here:

If you attended only online please do not use the above survey, I will be posting a separate survey in the near future.

Thank you for meeting us in St. Louis for the first Inside Track in the Midwest.  There was a full day of sessions.

To review the day in photos visit the SAP Community Network Inside Track Flickr group and feel free to leave your comments.

  • Where:  Sense Corp 2731 Sutton Avenue, Maplewood MO 63143
  • When: Friday July 30th
  • Time:  9:00am - 5:30PM
  • How/What: Community provided sessions from passionate SCN members. 
  • Cost:  Free.  However if you are not local to the greater St. Louis, MO/IL metro area you are on your own for all travel expenses incurred, even if you are speaking.
  • Participation:  Max 50 in-person.  You can also attend online via the following link:

Event Schedule of sessions that were held: Photos of the event are located here


Session Title  / Topic


9:00AM to 9:45 AM

Intro / Welcome / Community

Jamie Oswald/ Sponsor / Stephen Johannes

9:45AM to 10:30 AM

SAP Business Objects Roadmap / Overview

  • Understanding the roadmap differences between SAP Business Warehouse and Business Objects Enterprise
  • Companies that have Business Objects Enterprise may not realize all of the functionality that is available and coming.
  • By understanding what is coming you have the opportunity to further extend the reach of BOE within your organization
  • Opportunity to Raise awareness of BI outside of the IT department Watch Recording Slides

Kevin McManus -

McManus Consulting

10:45AM to 11:30AM

The Hitchhikers Guide to CRM Middleware
Watch Recording

Desmonde Thomas - ABeam Consulting

11:45AM to 1:00PM

SCN Contribution Conversation / Lunch / Networking -

Jamie Oswald / Stephen Johannes

1:00PM to 3:00PM

ABAP Freakshow - Everything you always wanted to know about Web Dynpro ABAP but were afraid to ask. In this 2 hour, NO PowerPoint slide session we will explore the world of Web Dynpro ABAP development from simple application to full blown Floorplan Manager based ones that include Islands and CHIPs. Everything shown in this session will be live demos or built during the session itself.
Watch Recording Slides

Thomas Jung - SAP

3:00PM to 3:45PM

CRM - The CRM laundry list of technical topics.  We will cover some of the most useful technical hints/knowledge for CRM Developers. 
Watch Recording Slides

Stephen Johannes - Solutia

4:00PM to 5:30PM

Feedback Panel / Reception

Johannes / Oswald



Desmonde Thomas

Desmonde brings 12 years of SAP experience, 9+ years of SAP CRM experience and 9+ years of CRM middleware experience.  Desmonde is Mr. Mission Impossible when it comes to CRM Middleware.  For SAP Mentor 2010 Stephen Johannes, Desmonde is the man when it comes to CRM middleware problems.

Stephen Johannes

Stephen brings 9 years of SAP CRM experience and 12 years of overall experience specializing in SAP CRM and SAP CRM development.
* SCN Topic Moderator for SAP CRM
* SAP Mentor 2010

Thomas Jung

Thomas Jung is an SAP Technology Solution Architect focusing on Custom Development Tools - particularly in the areas of ABAP and User Interface Technology. Before joining SAP Labs in 2006, Thomas was an applications developer for a SAP customer company. He was involved in SAP implementations at this customer as an ABAP Developer for nearly 10 years. He is also the co-author of the SAP Press Books, Advanced BSP Programming and Next Generation ABAP Development.

Kevin McManus

  • Kevin McManus brings over 17 years of worldwide consulting experience with a specialization in delivering reporting and analysis solutions to customers in many industries.
        * BI Chair of the Central Texas ASUG Chapter
        * Speaker at the User Conference in Dallas, TX, Berlin, Germany and other ASUG events
        * BusinessObjects Enterprise Certified Professional
        * Founder of McManus Software + Consulting
        * Creator of Report Launch for Business Objects

Jamie Oswald

A ten year veteran in the war on not-good business intelligence, Jamie works hard to provide the right solution (not necessarily the requested one).
* SAP Mentor 2010
* ASUG BusinessObjects Ambassador
* St. Louis BusinessObjects User Group Steering Committee Member
* Experience with SAP BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, and Xcelsius


1 Comment

  1. Have you contacted the local ASUG chapter in STL about this event? They might be able to help with a venue and other logistics and also to get the word around.

    ~ Bhanu