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How to Get the Most Out of SAP TechEd in 2021

In this post you will find some suggestions about how to get the most out of the virtual event.

For last year's edition, see

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Latest update:

  • December, 15 | added wrap-up video


2021 Highlights

You can keep your learning and build your skills in the hottest topics at SAP TechEd 2021. With free SAP learning you can prepare for certifications in SAP Business Technology Platform.

If you missed the live broadcast or want to view additional sessions, you are invited to watch SAP TechEd replays on the SAP TechEd event site (registration is free).


SAP TechEd News Guide

All the announcements in one place


For the news feed, follow

Official event tag

SAP News Center

For corporate news coverage, visit

Event Site

For the official event site, go to

About SAP TechEd


  • Who: you

  • What: SAP TechEd in 2021, SAP's annual technology education event.

  • When: November 16–18, 2021

  • Where: online

  • Why: Get insights on SAP technology, development, and future trends

  • How (much): no charge

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What about the stuff we all get? When signing up you will receive by mail the campaign code for a 25% discount on SAP Certification exams. Stay tuned for more goodie bag updates.

25th Edition

The SAP Technical Developers Conference was first held in 1996 in Orlando, Florida during SAPPHIRE. This evolved into an annual event with conferences in Europe, the US, and Asia. The last decade it has been hosted from three location, mostly Las Vegas, Barcelona, and Bangalore, for 3-4 days.

For the nostalgics, see

Main Stage and Show Floor

Event Site

The keynotes, strategy talks, Q&A sessions, and other show floor content comes from the studio

For the agenda, see

Tracks and Sessions

Like last year, the tracks map to the four pillars of the SAP Business Technology (BTP) platform plus two tracks for the business apps, one for suite management (user interface, security, master data, lifecycle), and one for partner innovation.

Session Catalog

For the complete session and to build your agenda, visit

Together with partner innovations, there are eight tracks. For those more familiar with the product portfolio on, here is a mapping.

Four tracks map to the pillars / service portfolios of the Business Technology Platform (BTP)

  • ANA = Analytics

  • DAT = Database and Data Management

  • DEV = Application Development and Integration

  • INT = Intelligent Technologies

The business suite and (cloud) business applications are separated into either ERP (SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud) and a CRM + HXM + Spend rack. Note that several cloud business acquisitions (still) organise their own events.

  • DT = Data Transformation with Intelligent ERP

  • ISP = Intelligent Suite Solutions and Processes

    • CRM solutions (Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud, etc.)

    • HXM (SuccessFactors)

    • Spend Management (Ariba)

The rest, and this includes several once separate tracks, are bundled under intelligent suite.

  • IIS = Integrated Intelligent Suite

    • User experience and UI technologies (SAP Fiori)

    • Security and Identity Management (SAP Cloud Identity)

    • Master data management

    • Lifecycle management (Cloud ALM)


Event Site

You can watch replays from the SAP TechEd Event site.


Playback is also available from the SAP TechEd YouTube channel.


Hands On Exercises

Workshops are listed in the catalog. Some have limited attendance so make sure to sign up A-SAP. 

About the unlimited attendance workshops, see

Code samples of the workshops (selection) can be found on GitHub (during and after the event).

SAP Learning

Training and Certification

For free training, exam discounts, and more, go to

Certification Discount

When you sign up for TechEd you'll receive a campaign code for a discount

SAP Community

Blogs, Groups, and Answers

The topic page on the SAP Community lists featured articles and additional resources.


For session recommendations and notifications on the TechEd topic, follow tag


Six weeks of tech talks with product experts and industry guest speakers, self-paced learning materials, coding challenges, and fun activities.

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Over the years, for the SAP HANA Academy, SAP’s Partner Innovation Lab, and à titre personnel, I have written a little over 300 posts here for the SAP Community. Some articles only reached a few readers. Others attracted quite a few more.For your reading pleasure and convenience, here is a curated list of posts which somehow managed to pass the 10k-view mile stone and, as sign of current interest, still tickle the counters each month.