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SAP Inside Track St. Louis 2013 

After going on hiatus in 2012, we are looking to once again hold our annual for those interested in the technical side of SAP Solutions.  We listened and this year we will feature more systems and less powerpoints in all presentations.  We are also reducing the number of sessions to four to allow for better focus and more networking time. 

Registration is now closed for the event.  Streaming/Remote viewing may be available TBD.

  • Where:  Mercy - MTS
  • Directions:  http://goo.gl/maps/XKULf near I-270 & I-44 cross streets Watson and Geyer (get your kicks on Route 66).
  • Address: 3637 South Geyer Road St. Louis, MO 63127
  • When:  July 12th, 2013
  • Time:  8:30am - 4:30PM Educational Sessions, 
  • 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. Online streaming of the event is still in progress.
  • Door Prizes: Two SAP Press books will be raffled off.  Special Thanks to SAP Press for providing the door prizes.

Time

Session ID

Session Title  / Topic

Speaker

8:30AM - 9:00AM

BREAKFAST

Breakfast

Oswald/Vallo/Johannes

9:00AM - 9:30AM

WELCOME

Welcome / Icebreak

Oswald/Vallo/Johannes

9:30AM - 10:15AM

STL01

Building Applications which leverage SAP HANA

Thomas Jung

10:15AM - 10:25AM

BREAK01

Break

 

10:25AM - 11:10AM

STL01

Building Applications which leverage SAP HANA (cont)

Thomas Jung

11:10AM - 11:20AM

BREAK02

Break

 

11:20AM - 12 Noon

STL01

Building Applications which leverage SAP HANA (cont)

Thomas Jung

12Noon - 1PM

LUNCH

Lunch : Fortels

Oswald

1PM - 2PM

STL02

TBD: Planned Topic SAP Lumira

Eric Vallo

2:00PM - 2:10PM

BREAK03

Break

 

2:10PM - 3:10PM

STL03

CRM: Rapid Application Builder in Depth

Stephen Johannes

3:10PM - 3:30PM

BREAK04

Break / Door Prize Drawing / "Social Time"

Oswald/Vallo/Johannes

3:30PM - 4:30PM

STL04

Time to Go to BI4?

Eric Vallo

 Session Abstracts

Session Title

Speaker

Abstract

Building Applications which leverage SAP HANA

Thomas Jung

In this session we will introduce various techniques for building applications on SAP HANA.  We will perform some data modeling.  We will see how to push down data centric processing logic into the HANA database via the usage of SQLScript.  We will then explore both major application server layers – ABAP and HANA Application Services and how they can each be used to build or adapt applications to leverage the power of HANA.
Target Audience: Architects and Developers

TBD

Eric Vallo

Planned Topic: SAP Lumira

CRM: Rapid Application Builder in Depth

Stephen Johannes

In this session we will explore in detail how to use the CRM Rapid Application Builder to create applications code free and how to take generated code and enhance it to meet requirements.  We will also explore the API's used to retreive/update data in tables created by the builder.

Time to Go to BI4?

Eric Vallo

With the end of mainstream support for BusinessObjects XI 3.1 approaching, now is the time to seriously consider an upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects BI4. An upgrade project of any size is not one to be taken lightly, and one your company cannot afford to get wrong. Upgrading to BI4 is a whole different way of thinking from previous versions. Infrastructure requirements, tool selections, feature sets; all different. Come and learn how to upgrade to BI4 the right way.

Speakers

Name

Company

Biography

Stephen Johannes

Eastman Chemical

Stephen brings 12 years of SAP CRM experience and 15 years of overall experience specializing in SAP CRM and SAP CRM development. Stephen is the author of the SAP Press Book: SAP CRM Technical Prinicples and Programming. Stephen is a moderator for the SAP CRM space on the SAP Community Network.

Thomas Jung

SAP

Thomas Jung is Director, Product Management SAP HANA focusing on development and platform tools of SAP HANA and SAP HANA Extended Application Services. He is also an SAP Mentor, SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer, and openSAP course instructor.

Eric Vallo

Ev Technologies

Eric Vallo has been working in business intelligence for almost 15 years. Eric is an SAP Mentor 2011, co-host of the Diversified Semantic Layer Podcast Network, and is managing partner and co-founder of EV Technologies, Inc., an SAP Gold Partner based in the US and Australia.

Special Acknowledgments

Name

Company

Description

 

SAP PRESS

SAP PRESS, a joint initiative of SAP and Galileo Press, offers exclusive knowledge for technical and business-related SAP topics. We effectively combine the know-how of SAP specialists with our own publishing expertise to produce books for an international readership. Our books are available in English, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian. Books are available to purchase at http://www.sap-press.com 

Mike Narducci

ASUG

We like to thank the local St. Louis ASUG Chapter for allowing us to advertise the event to it's members.  If you are a SAP Professional at either a customer or partner of SAP, near the St. Louis area, we strongly encourage you to participate in the local St. Louis ASUG Chapter.  Your company may already be a member, please check out http://www.asug.com for more details on how to participate.  

Organizers

Name

Biography

Stephen Johannes

Stephen brings 12 years of SAP CRM experience and 15 years of overall experience specializing in SAP CRM and SAP CRM development. * SCN Topic Moderator for SAP CRM * Co-Organizer for SAP Inside Track St. Louis 2010/2011

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 2013 * ASUG BusinessObjects Ambassador * St. Louis BusinessObjects User Group Steering Committee Member * Experience with SAP BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, and Xcelsius * Co-Organizer for SAP Inside Track St. Louis 2010 / 2011

Eric Vallo

Eric Vallo has been working in business intelligence for almost 15 years. Eric is an SAP Mentor 2011, co-host of the Diversified Semantic Layer Podcast Network, and is managing partner and co-founder of EV Technologies, Inc., an SAP Gold Partner based in the US and Australia.