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SAP Inside Track Prague 2013 report


On 7th June 2013 Inside Track Prague 2013 took place at SAP ČR as a first event of such type in Czech Republic. Our company MERIIS organized the meeting. Day-long informal get together had the form of workshop with presentations about solutions, news and trends in SAP universe and discussions on them with emphasis on experience and findings sharing.

The premiere Inside Track in Prague attracted thirty attendees. Among them were consultants, administrators, project managers, key users or architects from top companies and market leaders. Beside private sector, employees representing state administration were present too. The SAP ČR company kindly hosted the event providing modern spaces in their new headquarters in BBC Beta building located in Brumlovka district of Prague along with delicious refreshments.

The opening speech was given by Daniel Riegel from SAP ČR, initiator of Inside Track Prague Andy Silvey and Jiří Zahradníček from MERIIS. Programme lasting morning and afternoon consisted of four topics and a keynote. The keynote was carried out by Luboš Kalina from Ministry of the interior of the Czech Republic and focused on experience, recommendations and benefits of their use of Change Management in SAP Solution Manager 7.1.

The first presentation topic was Mobility. Josef Rajnoha and Martin Zikmund from SAP ČR presented SAP mobile solutions: the advanced SAP Mobile Platform, its management with SAP Afaria, specifics of implementation with Rapid Deployment Solution and large selection of applications for mobile devices. Thomas Hensel from SAP HQ in Walldorf, Germany remotely showed the possibilities of intuitive and simple creation of business-oriented websites using SAP HANA Cloud Portal.

After the lunch, Jiří Zahradníček from MERIIS took the floor with Test management using Solution Manager. Recorded demonstration of the environment was a great contribution. Dynamic showcase was also included in his colleague’s Jiří Palát presentation on SOLMAN Change Request Management. The subject of the last presentation was SAP HANA – in-memory database providing fast real-time data platform was introduced by Michal Bezák.

The final point of the Inside Track Prague 2013 agenda was gifting SAP Press publications to draw loss winners. All guests present also received a discount voucher on books from the e-shop. The participant expressed their satisfaction with the first Inside Track and appreciated this activity leading to widening of overview on SAP, gaining knowledge, sharing experience and networking. The next Inside Track is already scheduled for the end of this year.

Presentations list:

Agenda Topic Presenter Company

Change Management – zkušenosti z praxe, zajímavosti a doporučení

Luboš Kalina Ministerstvo vnitra ČR
Pres. #1

Aspekty nasazení mobilních řešení SAP

Josef Rajnoha SAP ČR
Pres. #2 SAP HANA Cloud Portal Thomas Hensel SAP AG
Pres. #3

Buďte efektivní při testování v prostředí SAP
Řízení změn v SAP – od plánování po reporting

Jiří Zahradníček

Jiří Palát

Pres. #4

Enterprise Architecture based on SAP Real-Time

Data Platform

Michal Bezák SAP ČR


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      Author's profile photo Nigel James
      Nigel James

      Thanks so much for writing this up Petr.

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Petr,

      Nice!  It's great to see the SAP Inside Tracks are spreading around the world. 
      On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being the most difficult thing you've ever arranged) how hard was it to manage this Inside Track? 

      Looking forward to hearing about the next one!

      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Petr,

      excellent blog and summary of the day.

      Sue, how hard was Inside Track Prague to organise and manage ? 

      Put it this way, a lot of man hours went into preparing for Inside Track Prague, how many people were involved in the preparation ?

      . minimum a team of 7 worked on the preparation, planning, coordination, execution

      Daniel Riegel - SAP

      Jakub Cerny - SAP

      Lucie Kalinova - SAP

      Letfusova Tereza - Meriis

      Jiří Zahradníček - Meriis

      Jiří Palát - Meriis


      . how many meetings were there during the last 6 months, at least one meeting every two weeks

      . then before the event testing the infrastructure

      A huge thanks go out to SAP for the fantastic breakfast, elevens's, lunch that they laid on at SAP's expense with full catering service, this was an unexpected surprise, and everybody was very grateful

      On the day the presenters did an excellent job, and Jiri Zahradnicek did a fantastic job of moderating the whole event

      Now that the SAP Inside Track Prague movement has started, the good news is, there is no reverse gear on this ship, and the plan is that is Inside Track Prague will be twice annually, the next one being planned for Q4.

      Kind regards,


      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Andy,

      That's a lot of work 🙂   But I am guessing, having done it once, the set up gets easier - as everyone has more experience, and perhaps even more people will want to help out!

      Someday if I am ever in Prague...


      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Sue,

      yes for sure, the template is laid out, and so organisation should be easier.

      The task now is to maintain and improve the standard, keep the content high and the day interesting.

      Some of the feedback was, can it be two days, this is the thing, there is so much going on in the SAP Technology world at the moment, and so many interesting things to look at.

      If you are ever in Prague let us know 🙂

      All the best,


      Author's profile photo Jansi Rani Murugesan
      Jansi Rani Murugesan

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks a lot for sharing your effort taken for organizing Inside Track, It was wonderful planned event.

      Wishing you the best for future too!!

      Petr Doupal , Nice write up!!



      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      thanks Jansi,


      Author's profile photo Fred Verheul
      Fred Verheul

      Hi Petr,

      Thanks for sharing your impressions from this event. It sounds like it was a great one. Kudos to the organizing committee (mentioned above) for pulling it off!

      Cheers, Fred