National Energy Services assured me today that SAP 2009 will be released in early September after final BRE validation. This gives us three weeks to get used to before it goes ‘live’ for projects. Like many people I have a number of projects waiting in the wings to use it, so it is going to be a busy September. This release should have been better planned to ensure that assessors had more time to use and test the software. It is inevitable that there will be bugs in it, so it is almost certain that the first few months of use will see acknowledged bugs emerge, and this will not do SAP any good. It is not perfect, but it is what we use and our regulators should be more careful next time. Who am I kidding?
Can we change it to SAP 2010 by the way? Its a bit like Windows coming out a year after its named release, hence the change to using names rather than a year. I propose that we name this SAP as SAP 25 as it requires a 25% CO2 reduction to pass. Next version will be SAP 44, followed by SAP 70.