SAP TechEd 2009

My previous post brought your attention to the SAP World Tour 2009, an event focused on IT directors, managers and executives.

If you are a developer, and feel a bit left out, fear not!

SAP TechEd2009 is being hosted in the following locations:

  • Phoenix October 13-16
  • Vienna October 27-29
  • Shanghai November 11-12
  • Bangalore November 18-20

These events are normally packed with ideas, hints and tips that you can take back with you and implement.

Jon Reed from has written a number of interesting posts about previous TechEd events that are well worth reading.

Registration is still open, and if you apply early enough, there are some early bird conference fee reductions you can benefit from.


SAP World Tour 2009

SAP Business Objects are hosting their World Tour at locations throughout the world over the coming months. Under the banner of the SAP World Tour 2009, the UK presentation will be held at the NEC Centre in Birmingham UK on July 15th.

There are the usual keynote presentations as well as several breakout sessions – one stream focusing solely on Business Intelligence (listed below):

11.30 – 12.15
SAP BusinessObjects: Optimizing Business Performance
Mike Morini, SAP

12.15 – 13.00
A – Z of Business Intelligence
Phil Wood, SAP BusinessObjects

14.00 – 14.45
The Importance of Business Intelligence – During Market Growth & Recession
Richard Neale, SAP BusinessObjects

14.45 – 15.30
Revolutionizing your Business Intelligence (with SAP BusinessObjects Explorer)
Chris Darvill SAP BusinessObjects and Stewart Faith, BI Specialist

16.00 – 16.45
A New Era in Information Management
Richard Neale and Barry Dodds SAP BusinessObjects

16.45 – 17.30
BI for SAP Customers (Designing a BI strategy for your SAP Landscape)
Chris Darvill, SAP BusinessObjects

The tour is mainly focused on executives, IT decision makers and business managers. Registration for the event is free, and registration is still open, so if you are available and want to learn more about SAP and it’s future vision, it is an event well worth attending.

SAP User ID required for exams

I recently booked a Business Objects Data Integrator exam (DMDI201) at the Pearson Vue website.

On this occasion I noticed that the Pearson Vue website now requests that you enter your SAP User ID:

Pearson Vue Screen

Pearson Vue SAP User ID Screen

Submitting my SAP User ID allowed me to continue with booking my exam.

If you don’t have a SAP User ID, how can you book an exam? In the first instance, I suggest you contact your regional SAP Support office. They should be able to set up a SAP User ID for you.

This post on the Business Objects forum suggests that people are able to get their SAP User ID’s by contacting support.

Give them a try.

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