Welcome to the blog for the Business Information Management track at SAP TechEd ’06! This year the track features nine sessions covering the three IT Scenarios – Enterprise Reporting, Query, and Analysis; Business Planning and Analytical Services; and Enterprise Data Warehousing, plus Upgrading to SAP NetWeaver 2004s BI! Some highlights include learning about the all new Business Explorer Suite which offers formatted reporting, ad-hoc analysis, seamless Excel integration, and robust Web Application design capabilties for the developer as well as Business Process Expert. Business Planning is also all new and completely integrated with all the BEx tools. We’ll also discuss the BI Accelerator, which delivers query performance gains anywhere from 10x to 500x faster! Customers have been pleading with us for over a year to be among the first to get this and now it’s available for everyone! Also, for those of you that haven’t yet started an upgrade but want to know the lessons learned from Ramp-Up and tips and tricks from the numerous customers that have already done this we’ll cover what you need to know so you’ll be successful and can quickly leverage what this new release has to offer and show value to your business! Here are all the sessions that will be covered in the BIM track: BIM101 – Flexibility and Central Control in Business Planning BIM201 – Boosting SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Applications with the Business Intelligence Accelerator BIM213 – Upgrade and Migration Aspects for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence BIM250 – Integrated Planning with SAP NetWeaver BI: From Data Entry to Highly Integrated Planning ApplicationsBIM251 – Modeling Embedded SAP NetWeaver BI Applications with SAP NetWeaver Visual ComposerBIM252 – New Modeling Capabilities in SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence BIM253 – Query, Report and Web Application Design with the SAP Business Explorer SuiteBIM254 – Seamless Integration of SAP NetWeaver BI and Excel with the SAP Business Explorer AnalyzerBIM300 – Real-Time Data Warehousing with SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence SAP NetWeaver 2004s BI is a major step in Business Intelligence and these sessions will provide you an in-depth look at all three IT Scenarios and showcase what this ground breaking release has to offer!