*Get Ready for SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Qualification* is an exciting new course that explains how to use SAP Rapid Deployment solutions to deploy faster and better than ever, by taking advantage of SAP best practices and content to deploy SAP innovations and solutions, such as SAP HANA, SAP Business Suite, User Experience (UX), cloud, analytics, and mobility. In this course, you will learn how much faster and more reliably you can deploy SAP Solutions, using the SAP Best Practices that come with each rapid-deployment solution and helping your customers achieve quick-time-to-value. This course teaches key concepts and deployment processes so you can unlock SAP’s best practices and achieve greater customer satisfaction. In the course, you can select one or more strategic solution domains - and explore the rapid-deployment solution portfolio to gain specialized knowledge that gives you a distinct advantage when deploying SAP’s innovations. Also, you will learn to create and deploy a Partner rapid-deployment solution service offering, which is a critical component to achieve your SAP Rapid Deployment solutions Partner qualification status.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 07:00 (UTC) to Wednesday, June 18, 2014 20:00 (UTC)
Language: English

Course information


Course Statistics

This course was held from May 14 through June 18, 2014.

  • 7830 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
  • When the last assignment ended, this number had increased to 12179.
  • We issued 2060 graded records of achievement.

Course Summary

Get Ready for SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Qualification is an exciting new course that explains how to use SAP Rapid Deployment solutions to deploy faster and better than ever, by taking advantage of SAP best practices and content to deploy SAP innovations and solutions, such as SAP HANA, SAP Business Suite, User Experience (UX), cloud, analytics, and mobility.

In this course, you will learn how much faster and more reliably you can deploy SAP Solutions, using the SAP Best Practices that come with each rapid-deployment solution and helping your customers achieve quick-time-to-value. This course teaches key concepts and deployment processes so you can unlock SAP’s best practices and achieve greater customer satisfaction. In the course, you can select one or more strategic solution domains - and explore the rapid-deployment solution portfolio to gain specialized knowledge that gives you a distinct advantage when deploying SAP’s innovations. Also, you will learn to create and deploy a Partner rapid-deployment solution service offering, which is a critical component to achieve your SAP Rapid Deployment solutions Partner qualification status.

Course Details

Course Content

  • Week 1: General Packaging Overview
  • Week 2: Concepts and Tools Overview
  • Week 3: Solution Domain Overviews (Select one or more of the following solution domains *)
  • Week 3A: SAP ERP Foundation Extension Incl. ABAP-Based Deployment
  • Week 3B: SAP CRM Incl. ABAP-Based Deployment
  • Week 3C: SAP HANA
  • Week 3D: SAP User Experience
  • Week 3E: Extending SAP HCM to the Cloud
  • Week 4: Services Offering Creation *)

* Week 3 and Week 4 content will both be open for 2 weeks.

Target Audience

  • Consultants involved in the deployment of SAP Rapid Deployment solutions and/or SAP Best Practices
  • SAP partner employees in business development, pre-sales, delivery management, or similar

Course Requirements

  • Basic SAP skills

Development Systems

This course will not require access to a development system.

About the Instructors

Bill Bowers

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Bill Bowers leads business development globally for SAP Inside Sales, focusing on working with sales executives and partners to position and sell SAP’s line-of-business solutions. Previous to this role, Bill led the SAP Rapid Deployment solutions go-to-market globally, and was one of the original founders of the overall RDS brand.

Bob Caswell

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Bob Caswell is a product owner in the SAP Solution and Knowledge Packaging team in Palo Alto, focusing on User Experience rapid-deployment solutions including solutions for SAP Fiori, SAP Screen Personas, and NWBC.

Bryan McCudden

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Bryan McCudden is currently a business development expert in Ecosystem & Channel Partner Solution Management and Enablement, focusing on user experience and mobility.

Jan-Philipp Esch

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Jan-Philipp Esch is a developer in the Solution and Knowledge Packaging, focusing on the development of tools such as solution builder. He is also a trainer and coach for Agile Software Engineering.

John Varghese

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John Varghese is a product expert in the SAP Solution and Knowledge Packaging team in Walldorf, focusing on the enablement of sales, consultants, partners, and customers.

Marian Harris

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Marian Harris is a director in the SAP Solution and Knowledge Packaging team in Palo Alto, focusing on the enablement of customers and partners on how best to use packaged SAP solutions in their projects.

Mark Kleber

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Mark Kleber is a product expert in Solution and Knowledge Packaging, focusing on onboarding developers, customers, and partners to SAP Customer LoB solution packages known as SAP Best Practices (BAiO/RDS).

Miklos Szorenyi

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Miklos Szorenyi is an SAP Field Enablement program manager, specializing in SAP HANA. Miklos works for the SAP Solution and Knowledge Packaging organization, where he is responsible for various educational and training programs in the area of analytics solutions from SAP and SAP HANA rapid-deployment solutions.

Oren Shatil

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Oren Shatil is a vice president in the SAP Solution and Knowledge Packaging team in Palo Alto. Oren heads product management for Technology and Cloud Integration solution packages.

Patrick Charpentier

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Patrick Charpentier is a business development expert in Ecosystem & Channel Partner Solution Management and Enablement.

About further Content Experts

Anja Wilde

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Anja Wilde is a solution expert in the SAP Solution and Knowledge Packaging organization, based in Walldorf. Anja was the author and owner of the RDS implementation tool training until 2013. This training served as a basis for the implementation tool topics in this openSAP curriculum.

Gary Kilo

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Gary Kilo is a solution specialist in the Solution and Knowledge Packaging team, focusing on enabling partners worldwide to rapidly adopt SAP innovations with minimum effort and cost.

Kai Sun

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Kai Sun is a CRM RDS product owner in the SAP Solution and Knowledge Packaging organization, focusing on CRM LoB Customer Package solutions, responsible for partner enablement, business service and roll out.

Kenneth Jorgensen

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Kenneth Jorgensen is a solution expert in the Database & Technologies area, an area with extensive partner activities and collaboration. He is also a very experienced program manager, and has successfully managed transformation programs for both large SAP customers and internally at SAP for the past 10 years.

Markus Trapp

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Markus has been with SAP since 2001, and was initially responsible for launching technology products in the SAP NetWeaver area. Here, he gained a deep understanding about SAP integration and technology areas before moving into solution management, and later on to the Solution and Knowledge Packaging team. In his current role as a technology package owner, Markus is responsible for rapid-deployment solutions aimed at integrating SuccessFactors and SAP Business Suite.

Sophia Filaktou

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Sophia Filaktou is a business development expert in Ecosystem & Channel Partner Solution Management and Enablement, focusing on no-touch enablement for applications and solutions in industry and lines of business.

Xiaohua Wang

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Xiaohua Wang is a product expert and is currently the package owner of the preassembled rapid-deployment solution for SAP ERP Foundation Extension.

Michelle Bako

Michelle Bako is a package owner in the Solution and Knowledge Packaging team. Michelle focuses on CRM Service-related rapid-deployment solutions.

How to enroll


If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!

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Dates and Statistics


This course was held from May 14, 2014 through Jun 18, 2014.

16293 learners are currently enrolled.

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