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SAP TechEd in 2020 – A Guide

How to Get the Most Out of SAP TechEd

In this blog you will find some suggestions about how to get the most out the SAP TechEd in 2020 virtual event. We will keep it current as more information becomes available.

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Latest update: October 2020


About SAP TechEd


  • Who: you
  • What: SAP TechEd in 2020, SAP’s annual technology education event.
  • When: December 8–10, 2020
  • Where: online
  • Why: Get insights on SAP technology, development, and future trends
  • How (much): registration opens early November 2020, no charge

Mark Your Calendar

Sign-up is required. If you want to participate in the hands-on labs it is first-come, first serve with limited capacity with a two workshop limit per attendee.

Apart from access to the sessions (presentations) and workshops, signing up also provides access to a limited edition of SAP Learning Hub scaled specifically for TechEd.

24th 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


To get in the mood, you can watch the replays on the event site or on YouTube (playback speed).



For the event site, visit

For corporate news coverage, follow


Main Stage and Show Floor

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


Tracks and Sessions

The tracks have been slightly modified compared to last year. There are 8 tracks with 35 subtracks covering 500+ sessions. New is the Partner Community track (great idea).

  • Intelligent Technologies​ (7)
  • Database and Data Management​ (6)
  • Analytics​ (5)
  • Application Development and Integration​ (5)
  • Digital Transformation with Intelligent ERP​ (5)
  • Integrated Intelligent Suite​ (5)
  • Customer Experience​ (2)
  • Partner Community​

Products and Solutions

Integrated Intelligent Suite​ covers user experience (UX) strategy (SAP Fiori), security and identity management, integration and master data management, lifecycle management, and embedded Analytics.

Digital transformation covers moving SAP S/4HANA / Cloud; how to extend, integrate, and embed intelligence; and how to manage hybrid/cloud-centric SAP solution landscapes.

Customer experience covers SAP Customer Experience portfolio and capabilities.

Analytics covers SAP Analytics Cloud, business planning, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (integration), and hybrid data warehousing with SAP BW/4HANA, SAP HANA SQL DW.

Database and Data Management​ covers SAP HANA / Cloud in all its facets (development, integration, multi-model, etc.) with SAP Data Intelligence for data management

Intelligent Technologies also covers SAP Data Intelligence but with focus on machine learning, SAP AI Business Services, IoT technologies, SAP Intelligent Robotics Process Automation, and SAP Conversational AI, SAP Blockchain Business Services, and New Ventures and Technologies

Application Development covers the SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite, Extension Suite, Workflow Management, user experience, and security.

Overwhelmed by all the names and jargon? See



Highlights of the blog roll. For the full list follow the TechEd tag.


Learning Journeys

Last year, the TechEd tracks were also available as learning journeys, the format used by SAP Training to bundle (online) classroom trainings, e-learnings, (free) openSAP courses, and certifications. As there are 500+ sessions, this helps to make your selection.

What are Learning Journeys?

More information coming up.


Hands-On Workshops

120-minute hands-on experience led by SAP product managers and developer in a small group virtual settings.

Note that there is limited capacity with a two workshop limit per attendee.

More information coming up.


SAP TechEd Learning Room on SAP Learning Hub

Attendees have free access to the SAP TechEd Learning Room.

More information coming up.


SAP TechEd Recap | openSAP

For the two previous editions, openSAP made a recap course available after the event with about 20 sessions. You can still watch the highlights on openSAP.

No information yet about a 2020 edition.


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