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SAP TechEd in 2021 – A Guide

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.

We still have a month to go, so there is more to come.

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Latest update:

  • October, 13

For last year’s edition, see

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SAP TechEd News Guide

All the announcements in one place


For the news feed, follow

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.

Cheat Sheet

New to the event? You are welcome! In case you feel a little overwhelmed by all the SAPanese, jargon, and lingo, here is a cheat sheet to sort it out.

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


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

For those more familiar with the product portfolio on, here is a mapping.

  • Data Transformation with Intelligent ERP (DT) covers ERP topics, SAP S/4HANA and S4H Cloud mainly.
  • Intelligent Suite Solutions and Processes (ISP) bundles CRM solutions (Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud, etc.), HXM (SuccessFactors), and Spend Management (Ariba). Cloud business acquisitions, some of which also (still) organising separate events.
  • Integrated Intelligent Suite (IIS) brings together several older tracks
    • User experience and UI technologies: SAP Fiori, etc
    • Security and Identity Management
    • Master data management
    • Lifecycle management: Cloud ALM



Hands On Exercises

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

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



Already started: 6-weeks of tech talks with product experts and industry guest speakers, self-paced learning materials, coding challenges, and fun activities.


SAP Learning

Training and Certification

Previous years, learning journeys where mapped out corresponding to the above-mentioned tracks.

This year’s offer? To be announced.

Certification Discount

When you sign up for TechEd you’ll receive a campaign code for a discount on the SAP Certification exams.



Event Site

You can watch replays from the SAP TechEd Event site.

  • Coming up


Playback is also available from the SAP TechEd YouTube channel.


SAP Community

Blogs, Groups, and Answers

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

New this year are groups

For blog post notifications on the topic, follow tag


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      Author's profile photo Witalij Rudnicki
      Witalij Rudnicki

      Thank you for making sure Devtoberfest is included as pre-TechEd event Denys van Kempen!

      Now the question: what is HW1T? I did not know this word, and I cannot find its meaning online 😀

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      From the other Thomas: quis, quid, ubi, quibus auxiliis, cur, quomodo, quando (Summa Theologia)

      Modern day FW1H = Five what's, one how, also 5W1H (updated).

      Author's profile photo Witalij Rudnicki
      Witalij Rudnicki

      Thanks, Denys.

      This rang the bell in what context I have heard that: it's often mentioned when discussing knowledge graphs, like:

      Sapere aude.