This six week course provides you with a broad overview of SAP’s latest technologies, covering many engaging topics like SAP HANA, SAP Mobile Platform, and SAP Cloud. It begins with an overview of SAP enterprise solutions and an introduction to SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. You will then learn about SAP solutions in key areas such as analytics and mobile security; you will be introduced to SAP’s cloud-based solutions like SuccessFactors and Ariba, and you will also have the chance to discover the new SAP Fiori user experience. In addition to this, you will see how SAP offers tailored solutions to meet customers’ business needs, for example with best practices provided through simplified solution deployment.
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information


Course Summary

To be competitive and remain relevant in today’s business world, a good IT solution has to:

  • Enable business anywhere at any time, on any device
  • Crunch big data easily and quickly
  • Be tailored to the specific needs of the customer

Join our lectures and learn how SAP responds to these challenges.

This six week course provides you with a broad overview of SAP’s latest technologies, covering many engaging topics like SAP HANA, SAP Mobile Platform, and SAP Cloud. It begins with an overview of SAP enterprise solutions and an introduction to SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. You will then learn about SAP solutions in key areas such as analytics and mobile security; you will be introduced to SAP’s cloud-based solutions like SuccessFactors and Ariba, and you will also have the chance to discover the new SAP Fiori user experience. In addition to this, you will see how SAP offers tailored solutions to meet customers’ business needs, for example with best practices provided through simplified solution deployment.

Course Details

Course Content

  • Week 1: SAP History and Applications
  • Week 2: SAP Analytics
  • Week 3: Mobility and User Interface
  • Week 4: SAP HANA
  • Week 5: SAP Cloud
  • Week 6: Simplified Solution Deployment
  • Week 7: Final Exam

Target Audience

Professionals and students who are interested in learning more about business and IT Solutions

Course Requirements

Basic knowledge of IT is recommended but not mandatory

About the Instructors

Michael Lamade

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Michael Lamade is a vice president in the global SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA Solutions team, responsible for go to market (launch orchestration, enablement) and portfolio management across industries.

Kristen Allen

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Kristen Allen is part of the Platform Solutions Group Enablement Office, where she is responsible for Analytics enablement globally.

She is passionate about continuing education and adult learning, and her responsibilities include developing courses and curricula that enable SAP employees to keep up-to-date on the latest that the Analytics portfolio has to offer.

Kristen came to SAP through the BusinessObjects acquisition, and has been with the company for over 7 years.

Pierpaolo Vezzosi

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Pierpaolo Vezzosi is a director of Product Strategy for analytics solutions from SAP, focusing on predictive technologies, Big Data, the semantic layer, and BI 4 access to SAP HANA.

He has written various articles for the SAP Community Network, is a speaker at ASUG and Sapphire, and co-author of an SAP Press book.

Pierpaolo’s profile on SCN.

Martin Grasshoff

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Martin Grasshoff is a product manager for SAP Mobile Platform. His focus is on the SAP Mobile Platform, cloud version, which is based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. He has a strong background in development and enablement.

Martin’s profile on SCN

Nis Boy Naeve

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Nis Boy Naeve is vice president of SAP’s User Interfaces, where his focus is on working with customers on the overall SAP UX and UI technology strategy.

Nis has been with SAP since 1995 and started working on the UI topic around 10 years ago.

Nis Boy's profile on SCN

Margot Wollny

Margot Wollny is a product expert in the PMO for UI Product and Strategy team. In particular she is responsible for SAP River RDE and SAPUI5 product management, but also involved in composing the SAP UI Strategy & Roadmap and Customer Engagement on UI topics in general.

Dr. Johannes Wasserfall

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Dr. Johannes Wasserfall is a vice president of the Usability@Suite program. His main focus is on rolling out usability enhancements for SAP Business Suite.

He has a strong SAP Business Suite On-Premise development background, covering the areas of HCM, Procurement and SAP Business Suite Foundation.

Chaim Bendelac

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Chaim Bendelac is a vice president in Systems Solution Management, and chief architect with the SAP HANA team.

He has over 25 years of experience in technology leadership positions.

Chaim researches system performance topics, and is a lead evangelist for SAP HANA development with SAP River.

Rui Nogueira

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Rui Nogueira is currently a Product Expert in the Product Management of SAP HANA Cloud Platform focusing on onboarding developers, customers and partners to SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

He is an active member on the SAP Community Network and also runs several podcasts around the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Rui’s profile on SCN.

Florian Seebauer

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Florian Seebauer is a senior solution manager for Ariba procurement solutions and the Ariba business network. He is responsible for the combined Ariba procurement portfolio and the Ariba Network.

Florian engages closely with SAP’s strategic customers to guarantee the roll-in of critical business requirements into the SAP/Ariba development organization.

Rainer Faulstich

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Rainer Faulstich is a package owner for Best Practices and rapid-deployment solutions responsible for definition, creation and market adoption of Best Practices.

About Further Content Experts

  • James Fisher
  • Michael Lortz
  • Pierre Leroux
  • Chandran Saravan
  • Karuna Mukherjea
  • Bruce McCuaig
  • Sami Lechner

Course contents


  • Week 1:

    SAP History and Applications
  • Week 2:

    SAP Analytics
  • Week 3:

    Mobility and User Interface
  • Week 4:

    SAP HANA
  • Week 5:

    SAP Cloud
  • Week 6:

    Simplified Solution Deployment
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    We Love Your Feedback ... And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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This course was held from Sep 03, 2014 through Oct 22, 2014.

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