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Author's profile photo Kavindra Joshi

My Learning from SAP Inside track this year

As a second time attendee of SAP Inside Track, I am convinced this event leaves me with lots of things to munch on. Actually it opens up new technology vistas which I was might not be aware of or simply did not bother to look. This year was no different and it opened me up to Platform as service through NEO, Mobility in SAP through Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP), Software as Service through SAP Business by Design (ByD) and last but not the least SAP HANA. Though these are the buzz words, some how I never felt a need to dig deep into these areas. ( What a shame !!!! )

Some things really startled me as I tried to gain more insights on these topics. Unlike legacy solutions, SAP has provided lot of tutorials, presentations and blogs for developer community. It is in line with their strategy of 1 billion users using SAP. I found lots of good material at one place for SUP & SAP Netweaver Gateway. For fellow scnites interested here is the SAP Apps Partner linked.It is an end to end initiative by SAP for providing the partner community with knowledge on development and monetization of mobile apps.In short you get access to training material for developing mobile apps.Since the topics are presented from scratch, I found it pretty sound for beginners .Also I have won a SAP Press book in lucky draw and ordered for Mobilizing your enterprise with SAP. I am anxiously waiting for this book as I would now like to have structured learning in this topic. For SAP HANA, I am going through the book which Somanth Manna had shared. I would have loved to shared the book but then there has to be an incentive for attending community events. I have just started looking for information on NEO and would be trying to get a hang on this. Also need to get in touch with Suvankar Bhaduri for more on SAP ByD.

After I cross, the first hurdle I would love to do some hands on these topics. I think SDK for some is available for download and I would be exploring that option. Loved being part of this year’s Inside Track Bangalore. One word for all fellows who attended SAP Inside Track , followup learning in the topic of your interest is a must.It becomes easier to build up on knowledge base immediately after you have been exposed. Don’t let the curiosity die. Eureka Eureka.Ultimate target put an app in SAP Store by mid of the year.

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      Author's profile photo Somnath Manna
      Somnath Manna


      From my 10+ years professional life around SAP, one thing is certain there is no SHAME in not delving deep in the myriad SAP applications and technologies.

      For NeO or SAP Cloud, its best to read through Matthias Steiner's blogs as I mentioned in my 2012 recap blog. It would be interesting to hear from you about your exploration in future blogs. Surely you have checked out and some other links I sent in the SIT BLR roundup email.

      Next SAP Inside Track should have multiple sessions from you then 😀 .

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Kavindra Joshi
      Kavindra Joshi
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      Hi Somnath ,

      Thanks for putting the thing in right perspective. I am trying to explore more into SAP NEO and would use the resource pointed out by you. 

      As for the session in next SAP SIT , It is definitely on.



      Author's profile photo Sreeram R
      Sreeram R

      Agree with Somnath on the practicality of delving into all SAP technologies, but that is where sessions like SAP Inside track helps (and thanks to him for that). We will surely hear about and get to know about the buzz words like HANA, but getting an overview of the "not so" buzzing things could be tricky.  SCN has definitely enough info about these "2nd level" technologies, but most of us are confined to their core areas, only "explorers" will see the rest.

      It was my first time @Inside track, it gave a quick and interesting overview of the things going around.

      I found the business use-case for HANA really interesting, i always looked from the conventional ERP side and was wondering about the practicality(economics) of HANA, if there was a batch job that take say entire night to execute it, will the business go for a high priced technology to reduce its running time to few hours (anyways they will act on that only from next day). The eg of MIBS using HANA incubation program changed that all, predictive analysis could be the future (if not present) and HANA is the right tool for that.