SAP Inside Track is a grassroots event hosted by SAP for SAP enthusiasts to know about the developments at SAP and partner updates.
VellianGiri Shanmugam, VP of SAP labs India opened the day by talking about the changing era in the SAP world and where the Industry is heading to. He spoke about the importance of big data and how it can be used in the future.
This recap is about the Technical track with the agenda as below. There was a total of 20 participants in the event as speakers. Each presentation was of 30 minutes and 10 minutes was for the questions and answers and 5 minutes was the transition time.
Track 1 of the event was started by Yogesh Purantharan from SAP labs who spoke about using SAP Fiori as a service. He spoke about the provisions to extend and to create Fiori applications. He discussed that how can one manage application versions, how corporate branding can be applied and also how a simple UI can be accessed in any device. He discussed about how the trial account, Fiori Launchpad, UI Theme designer and Fiori apps gets automatically added and mentioned that the free trial account lasts for only 90 days.
Then the next speaker was Mithun Sandeep Korlepara from SAP Labs. He spoke on the topic Open CDS for search in S/4 HANA. He explained about how Open CDS can be integrated for Search in S/4 HANA. He demonstrated that how can fuzzy search be used with fiori app which acts as a central search for your ERP.
Aby Jose and Geetika Tripathi from SAP labs started the post lunch session. They spoke on how can a company have a seamless and secure business scenario when integrated through SAP HANA cloud platform and integration service. The discussion centered on how business agility can be improved and data and application silos can be prevented seamlessly and securely.
The next session was given by a company called General Mills, which is a 150-year-old company which works on the retail sector. Ruhi Karim and Abhay Relekar were on the stage to talk about how the integration of Transportation Management to SAP changed things for their North America Plant. This was more of a functional session on how they created their TM System with the help of SAP Germany Architects. They also discussed how difficult it was for them as there was very few knowledge and notes provided by SAP. They displayed How they facilitated same day delivery to the vendors, and how this tool helped them to save time, reduce costs, and to track the packages.
The last session was from Chandan Kalita and Namita Kalita from Logicscale which is a SAP Startup Focus company. Namita started with the introduction of the company and then talked about the outlines of the project and how a hybrid app is made using WebIDE. Then Chandan Kalita explained the step by step process to create an app using WebIDE. During the Q&A the discussion was about creating a Destination file for exposing Odata service to WebIDE. He also explained How HANA Cloud Platform Mobile Services can be activated and How the authentication is done with the help of Kapsel login plugin and HCP Mobile Services in relation to the security of the application.
After that presentation a thank you speech was given by Leon Limson and the certificates with gifts were given. This concluded the event.
It was a great experience being at the event and would like to be part of more such events. The event could have been organized better compared to the International SITs happening in Europe.
- The event should be held in a zone where there are no restrictions to use Cameras or take videos. Since this is a grassroots event people who are not at the event need to know and hear more to be interested in such events. SAP Partners in Europe and US have created special SAP Zones in their offices to host such events
- Wifi should be made available for the audience so that Liveblogging/Tweeting is possible to engage the audience and ecosystem
- Hashtags should be created beforehand and shared with the participants to talk about the event