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SAP Inside Track Washington DC Recap


Today was SAP Inside Track Washington DC and it was sold out:


This was the first time an Inside Track for Washington DC was sold out.  This was also the first time it was promoted with the ASUG Virginia Chapter.  This resulted in representatives attending from organizations such as Boeing, DLA, USDA and more.


First and foremost a big thank you to the organizer John Astill – he was awake until midnight last night and offered a unique hands-on IoT session – see SAP Inside Track Washington DC 2015 IoT Hands on

John is pictured to the left.  John worked very hard for this.

SAP’s Germaine Schumann is with SAP’s “GCO” – Global Customer Operations.  They are SAP’s first customer, providing the SAP sales teams with tools.  She said SAP internally supports 67K users, providing “real time revenue, profit & loss reporting”.

She said they have 14K sales reps using Cloud For Customer (C4C) for lead generation, opportunity management, upstream, down stream processing.  With this, they have seen a “40% reduction in clicks to create an opportunity”

SAP is largest C4C customer globally with 14M business partners; Nespresso has 4M business partners.  SAP has almost 900K opportunities in Cloud for Customer.   They have high usage with 3K active users with 100% uptime in May and June.  C4C runs on iWatch


Apple iWatch has deal room on iWatch.  Germaine said they see less use of iPads, more with smart phones

Next, SAP’s Lauren Pluschke presented UX and Design for the Enterprise.  She covered Fiori Design Principles which are role-based; not design just for super users.  They want them to be “delightful”, to enrich work experience, “coherent” with consistent interaction, simple, do your job quickly, and responsive  work how and where you want

Lauren also covered Fiori Like applications  experience is the same.  Both Germaine and Lauren covered Sales Central which is built on an Windows 8 application.  Lauren she said they featured 12 apple watch apps at SAPPHIRE

Lauren said this was one of the first times she presented and she did a great job.  SAP Inside Track is a great place to first present and try out presentations.

Next Candice Schumann showed an IoT in house application called “smart house services”.


In her first example, a “Mr. Smith” has an expensive art room, one of his kids opens a window, with humid air blowing in.  Using sensors, an alarm goes off, with an alert on phone.  They can call emergency contact (through the phone)

There was also a demo with an alert leak detected and sending plumber

Sensors are connected to Arduino, connected to Bluetooth and sends to the phone.

The last session before the hands-on session was with Njål Stabell who flew across the country to present on HCPms with a UI5 Neptune App.  His live demos worked.  Please check his SCN content here.

See this wiki for the complete list of sessions.  I want to thank John again, speakers, and attendees. Thank you SAP Press and IBC for sponsoring

For a list of pictures, see this Animoto.  Also this this YouTube video:

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      Author's profile photo Raquel Seville
      Raquel Seville

      Great recap Tammy! I wonder if John Astill would be interested in making his iot presentation at sitcarib  😉   ...still looking for more speakers...

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Hi Raquel - you can always ask John - he is an amazing person, a super nice guy who does so much for the SAP Community.

      Author's profile photo Raquel Seville
      Raquel Seville

      Thanks Tammy! Will do.