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SAP Inside Track Washington DC 2011

Event Details 

Join us at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC for the first SAP Inside Track in the nations capital. Come to learn and share your knowledge with your peers as well as make a few friends.  Inside Tracks have been very successful in other parts of the world, including Europe, Australia, and South America, so this event should be no exception.   

The elevators to the 6th floor require a pass before 8am, please plan to arrive after 8am if possible.

Register to attend

The event is only large enough to hold 60 people in person. So please register early to ensure your place.

Register to present

Please fill in the abstract description for your presentation. All proposals will be reviewed and you will be notified mid November if you have been accepted.



Constitution Room

Independence Room

8.30-9.00 am



9.00-9.50 am

I01:  Welcome
Event Introduction - John Astill
SAP Runs SAP - Martin Lang
The NEW SCN - Marilyn Pratt

10.00-10.50 am

C02: Tammy Powlas (Fairfax Water)
Learn about BusinessObjects Analysis MS Edition for Office, Version 1.2 which is in ramp-up, and how to report against HANA, ERP, Solution Manager and BW using Excel.

IN2: Denis Thomas (SAP)
SAP StreamWork -- SAP's Collaboration Foundation

SAP StreamWork is the collaboration foundation for all SAP applications. Learn how and why the Business Intelligence Platform 4.0, SAP CRM, and other SAP applications leverage SAP StreamWork to engage employees and other stakeholders.

11.00-11.50 am

C03: Tammy Powlas (Fairfax Water)
Crystal Reports 2011 against ERP   - what should you consider when using Crystal Reports against ERP for reporting?  Learn about the authorization concept with Crystal Reports 2011 and ERP.  Learn what comes with Enhancement Package 5 with Crystal Reports in ERP reporting.

IN3: Tridip Chakraborthy (Cognizant Technology Solutions)/Rebecca Hughes (SAP)
Where is SAP Procurement heading?

12.00-1.00 pm

Food court and local restaurants in the building


1.00-1.50 pm

C04: Rich Heilman (SAP)
What's New in SAP BusinessObjects Planning & Consolidation 10.0, version for SAP NetWeaver

This session will provide a high level overview of the new features in SBOP PC 10.0 NW.  Learn about the technical architecture and installation procedures.  Learn about the new web client which provides a rich set of tools for configuration, and reporting.  Lastly, learn about the new EPM Add-In for Excel tool and how it can be used to interactive with the SBOP PC 10.0 NW system.

IN4: Gaurav Salkar (SAP)
Title: HTML5 in Enterprise Mobility.
This session will provide an overview of the HTML5 technology and how it is currently placed in the enterprise world. We'll take a deep dive into the new HTML5 features suported by the modern web browsers that run on Mobile Operating Systems. The session will also talk about SAP's involvement in HTML5 based technologies and the various development tools that are actively being used in the industry.

2.00-2.50 pm

C05: David Chambers (SAP)
A discussion on SAP Carbon Impact as an evolving product.  In its current form it is a Flex based application on the River Platform.  

We are currently developing a new version using HTML 5 with SAPUI 5/Phoenix also running on the River Platform.  Discuss Phoenix as a framework and its capabilities.

IN5: Greg Myers (EV Technologies)
The Politics of Upgrades - Many Technology Experts are not in the position to decide when it is time for an upgrade. The upgrade can actually be very political. Join SAP Mentor Greg Myers for a discussion of the different roles and tactics to apply when trying to be an "agent of change" in a change-resistant environment.

3.00-3.50 pm

C06: Derek Loranca (AETNA)/Tammy Powlas (Fairfax Water)
Trends in BI 4.x / Crystal Reports 2011/BusinessObjects Analysis Reporting...learn about how to use the tutorials for FREE on the SAP Community Network.  See survey results on how people are learning BI 4.0.  Attendees who stay until the end will have the chance to win a free copy of SAP Mentor Ingo Hilgefort's latest book

Integrating SAP BusinessObjects 4.x BI Platform with SAP NetWeaver

IN6: John Astill  (SAP)
Create an iPhone app in 45 mins with OData, Gateway and SUP.

4.00-5.00 pm

After event reception
Relax and chat over drinks and finger food


What you need to bring

Photo ID! The Ronald Reagan Building is a Federal Building with airport style security at the entrances. You will need to have a valid photo ID to enter the building. For example a drivers license or passport.

How to get here


Suite 600, The Ronald Reagan Building North Tower
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC


There is public parking under the Ronald Reagan Building with entrances on 14th St and Pennsylvania Avenue. For a full day this costs around $25.


The Ronald Reagan Building is next to the Federal Triangle Metro Station which is on the blue and orange lines. If you take the AMTRAK or MARC trains to Washington DC, the metro is your easiest option to get to the Ronald Reagan Building.


Washington DC now offers cycle sharing through the Capital Bikeshare program. This allows to you to borrow bikes at one destination and leave them at another. If you do not have too many bags this may be a convenient and interesting option for you to travel within Washington DC, for example from Union Station to the Ronald Reagan Building. This will also give you a better view of the city's landmarks.



Guest wifi is available onsite. A token is required and will be provided on request.

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