ASUG Seminar

ASUG Pre-Conference Seminars

Monday, October 21

Jumpstart your conference experience by attending one of our Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG) pre-conference programs. Join the best minds in the industry, in a unique configuration to foster face-to-face networking knowledge sharing. Additional registration fees are required, times and fees will vary.

Half and full-day seminars are available. Review the descriptions below for more details and pricing.

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Available Seminars

  • SOLD OUT | ALL DAY | HANDS-ON: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 with SAP BW and SAP ERP – Everything You Need in One Day

    Speakers: Ingo Hilgefort, Ian McAlpine, and Eric Yew, SAP
    Fee: $595 ASUG Member | $695 Non-member
    All Day Seminar: Monday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    In this workshop, you will learn how to use the new SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 suite products in combination with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA. It will provide you with practical oriented guidance and best practices that you can leverage right away at your own company. You will learn about topics such as data connectivity for SAP ERP, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA; user management; data security; and portal integrations. You will get to experience the following products yourself:

    • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office v 1.4
    • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP Edition 4.1
    • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.1
    • Web Intelligence 4.1
    • SAP Lumira
    • SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.1
    • Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1
    • Mobile BI

    All the products are based on the latest release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 in combination with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA.

  • SOLD OUT | ALL DAY | HANDS-ON: SAP HANA Modeling, Administration, and Native Development Deep Dive

    Speakers: Thomas Jung and Rich Heilman, SAP
    Fee: $595 ASUG Member | $695 Non-member
    All Day Seminar: Monday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    This pre-conference session is a full-day seminar where everyone attends the morning session and then chooses which afternoon session they would like to attend, based on their technical background. Attendees will get a copy of the content for all sessions.

    Morning Overview and Modeling Session (all attendees):
    The morning half-day session will provide a comprehensive introduction to SAP HANA and a hands-on modeling section focusing on needs of the technical administrator and modeling/developer audiences. In the overview part of the session, we will discuss the technologies, components, and deployment options of SAP HANA. In the modeling hands-on section, we will introduce you to the various types of HANA modeling views, including attribute, analytical, and calculation views, which can be used to build very complex data flows at the database level.

    Afternoon Developer Session Track:
    In this hands-on workshop, we will introduce various techniques for building applications on SAP HANA. We will explore OData and server-side javascript services and show you how to push down data centric processing logic into the SAP HANA database via the usage of SQLScript. Explore both major application server layers, ABAP and HANA Application Services, and how they can each be used to build or adapt applications to leverage the power of SAP HANA.

    Hands-On Exercises for:

    • Writing SQLScript
    • Adapting existing ABAP reports to use SAP HANA secondary database connection
    • Build new ABAP applications using SAP HANA specific tools (based in NetWeaver 7.40)
    • Create lightweight REST services directly in SAP HANA using HANA Application Services
    • Apply a SAPUI5-based HTML5 user interface upon these SAP HANA services and applications

    Afternoon SAP HANA Database and System Administration Session Track:
    The Database and System Administration session will cover relevant topics on SAP HANA in the data center and will prepare database administrators to support SAP HANA in mission critical environments. We will have detailed discussions on important SAP HANA topics such as landscape planning considerations, cluster setup and operations, lifecycle management and monitoring, as well as alternatives for high availability. In addition, topics such as disaster tolerance, backup and recovery, encryption, and appliance configuration will be covered to ensure administrators are prepared for their SAP HANA implementation.

  • ALL DAY: Bringing IT to the Business with SAP Solution Manager

    Speakers: John Krakowski, SAP
    Fee: $495 ASUG Member | $595 Non-member
    All Day Seminar: Monday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Be one of the first explorers and influencers of SAP's new approach to managing business processes and applications in SAP Solution Manager. New capabilities in business process modeling and its integration to the solution enable direct communication and alignment with the end-users, thereby closing the gap between business and IT.

    A new data architecture and lifecycle concept tremendously simplifies business process and solution documentation. Understand and influence the new easy-to-use concept to bring processes and the underlying solution through its lifecycle steps from design, implementation, configuration, testing, go-live, running, and monitoring. As an outcome, you will understand the SAP Solution Manager strategy, the planned functionalities, and see how all concepts are well integrated allowing easy adoption and migration. In addition, you can give direct feedback to product management during the session.

    Seminar attendees will have the chance to get a first insight into current developments and shape the upcoming SAP Solution Manager version:

    • Business Process Management
    • Relevance for the business or end-users
    • Experience the whole new user interface
    • Learn about the new breakthrough Application Lifecycle Management concept
    • Understand the developments in the area of process modeling within SAP Solution Manager
    • See how SAP Solution Manager is integrating into other modeling tools
  • ALL DAY | SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 – Deep Dive into the Next Generation of the Mobile Platform

    Speakers: Jeff Gebo, SAP
    Fee: $495 ASUG Member | $595 Non-member
    All Day Seminar: Monday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    In this one-day workshop, you will gain deep insights into the inner workings of the latest SAP Mobile Platform (SMP). We will start with the product road map where you will get an understanding of the direction of SMP. From there, we will dive into application development, building an application from scratch with the tools and services provided by SMP 3.0. We will start very basic, by creating a data model, putting a user interface on top, and connecting it to an SAP backend. After this version of the application is running on the mobile device, we will layer in platform services: Adding a logon module that can handle multiple authentication types, adding 3D animations, enable delta handling in the backend, setup push notifications, and finally, we will expand the model to span SAP and non-SAP backends. After each step, we will verify that the application still works and the new features are available. Finally, we will do some application usage analysis using the SMP Administration console to see how we interacted with our new application.

  • ALL DAY: SAP HANA Cloud Platform – A Guided Tour

    Speakers: Matthias Steiner and Yariv Zur, SAP
    Fee: $495 ASUG Member | $595 Non-member
    All Day Seminar: Monday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Companies small and large are facing the need to adopt to changing market needs and roll out innovative solutions faster than ever. At the same time, IT budgets are massively reduced and the technical debt of legacy systems slow down the adoption of new applications built or bought. This problem space is addressed by cloud-based Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, such as the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. By providing a standard-based development and runtime environment based on SAP's in-memory technology, development can focus on the business use-case without having to worry about lower-level infrastructure concerns such as scalability and security. The platform provides all that is needed to build state-of-the-art applications such as portal capabilities, mobile support, integration services, etc. In this session, we will explain and demonstrate the full set of capabilities of the platform and provide you with direct access to product management to provide feedback and ask questions.

    Attendees will get a full overview of the complete SAP HANA Cloud Platform and its capabilities, such as:

    • SAP HANA Cloud Integration Services
    • SAP HANA Cloud Portal
    • SAP Mobile Platform Cloud Edition
  • HALF-DAY: Modern ABAP Development

    Speakers: Wolfgang Weiss, SAP
    Fee: $295 ASUG Member | $395 Non-member
    Half-Day Seminar: Monday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

    Part One of the workshop covers "State-of-the-Art Application Development with the SAP NetWeaver AA ABAP" (2 hours). You can learn how to deal with these major scenarios:

    • ABAP development tools and methodologies (Test Driven Development, etc.)
    • Flexible transactional applications with compelling UI and minimal coding (Floorplan Manager, BOPF)
    • React quickly to changing business and regulatory requirements and adapt processes in enterprise applications with SAP NetWeaver Decision Service Management. Simplify and accelerate the management of decision logic that drives your application processes. We will show you how to build a decision service, and how to deploy and connect it in ABAP.

    Part Two is on "How to Capitalize with ABAP on HANA" (1 hour):

    • Custom Code Optimization for SAP HANA: SAP Services and Tools

    Part Three (1 hour) provides a sneak-peak into selected new developments in the AS ABAP ("Meet the Developers" style):

    • ABAP Push Channel with Gateway and SAPUI5
    • Collaboration with SAP Jam Integration