SAP Business Suite software, a set of fully integrated applications such as SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SCM, and SAP SRM, enables enterprises to run their core business operations more efficiently. It provides end-to-end process support for areas such as customer engagement, finance, human resources, manufacturing, procurement, logistics and IT. Whenever technological evolution and customer demand led to new market categories, SAP has delivered enterprise applications transforming technology into practical business value across 26 industries. With SAP HANA, SAP offers the first full in-memory platform in the cloud today, and has taken the lead in making the concept of a real-time enterprise a reality. SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA not only combines transactions and analytics on a single in-memory platform; it completely redefines the concept of real time. It enables business processes be re-thought, drives real-time business transformation and generates value for business and IT. In this course, we’ll learn about the value of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA for lines of business and industries, and how to best exploit this value.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 07:00 (UTC) to Wednesday, May 07, 2014 20:00 (UTC)
Language: English

Course information


Course Statistics

This course was held from April 9 through May 7, 2014.

  • 20341 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
  • When the last assignment ended, this number had increased to 26514.
  • We issued 3961 graded records of achievement.

Course Summary

SAP Business Suite software comprises a set of fully integrated applications such as SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SCM, and SAP SRM that enable enterprises to run their core business operations more efficiently. It provides end-to-end process support for areas such as customer engagement, finance, human resources, manufacturing, procurement, logistics, and IT management. Whenever technological evolution and customer demand led to new market categories, SAP has delivered enterprise applications that transform technology into practical, everyday business value across 26 industries.

With SAP HANA, SAP offers the first full in-memory platform in the cloud today, and has taken the lead in making the concept of a real-time enterprise a reality.

SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA not only brings together transactions and analytics on a single in-memory platform; it completely redefines the concept of real time (which the ‘R’ in R/1, R/2 and R/3 has always stood for). It enables business processes be re-thought, drives real-time business transformation, and generates customer value both for business and IT.

In this course, we’ll learn about the value of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA for lines of business and industries, and how to best exploit this value.

Course Details

  • Starting from: April 9, 2014, 7am UTC
  • Duration: 4 weeks (2 - 4 hours per week)
  • No final exam. Further details regarding the Record of Achievement will be announced upon course start.
  • Course language: English
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Target Audience

  • Business process owners in a line of business within an industry
  • Participants who want to understand the capabilities of SAP Business Suite and the impact of running these processes on a real-time platform
  • Participants who want to learn about the implementation and deployment of SAP Business Suite on a real-time platform

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of business processes typically addressed in solutions like ERP, CRM, and SCM
  • Basic understanding of solution architectures of enterprise applications

About the Instructors and Content Experts

Michael Lamade (Main Course Instructor)

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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.

Ranjeet Panicker (Main Course Instructor)

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Ranjeet Panicker works in SAP HANA Services and is a practice manager in the SAP HANA Center of Excellence (CoE).

Ranjeet has been involved with SAP software and consulting for 15 years, and is currently focused on providing support for customers with their SAP HANA implementations.

He is passionate about any topics in the area of SAP HANA architecture, the SAP HANA platform, and SAP HANA migrations and can be reached at ranjeet.panicker@sap.com

Marko Lange (Chemicals)

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Marko Lange is a solution expert in SAP for Chemicals solutions, focusing on Product Lifecycle Management, Compliance, Sustainability, and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

Marko is an active member of the SAP Community Network and has written and published articles in both German and international media. Marko’s profile on SCN.

Axel Memminger (Utilities)

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Axel Memminger is a product expert in the Application Strategy Innovation organization, focusing on the utilities industry. He has held various roles in the SAP for Utilities area for more than 17 years.

Axel is driving in-memory adoption in Utilities, and was a speaker at several international conferences. Axel’s profile on SCN.

Dr. Phillip Sievers (Oil & Gas)

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Phillip Sievers is a solution manager in the Industry Business Unit for Oil & Gas. His focus is on SAP HANA and other technology topics for the oil and gas industry.

Franz Uhr (Travel & Transportation)

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Franz Uhr is a solution manager in the Industry Business Unit for Travel & Transportation, and is responsible for the go to market of SAP HANA, Analytics, and Cloud in the T&T industry.

Dan Stimson (Mill Products)

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Dan Stimson is a solution manager in the Industry Business Unit for Mill Products and Mining at SAP.

During his 17 years at SAP, Dan has held various roles in marketing, presales, development, and strategy. He has been involved in projects with companies in the metals, paper, and mining industries throughout his career.

You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Andy Macaleer (Manufacturing)

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Andy Macaleer is a solution manager in SAP´s Idea to Performance LOB, focusing specifically on Manufacturing, SAP HANA, and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. Andy is the solution owner for the SAP Overall Equipment Effectiveness solution.

He is an active community member in NSQ and Philadelphia, participating in SAP’s Autism At Work program, and is a part-time adjunct professor at Drexel University LeBow College of Business.

Martin Janssen (Asset Management)

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Martin Janssen is a solution manager in the global SAP Solution Management Team for Operational Excellence, focusing on Enterprise Asset Management.

He has industry expertise in Public Sector, Aerospace, Defense and Security, and domain expertise in the Logistics Execution System, Plant Maintenance and Customer Service, Supply Chain Management, Organizational Management, and system architecture.

Frans Smolders (Human Resources)

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Frans Smolders is a solution manager in the HR on Suite on SAP HANA and HCM-related Planning and Analytics LoB.

He is an active member of the SAP Community Network and has written and published articles in international media. Frans’ profile on SCN.

Christine Hofmann (Procurement)

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Christine Hofmann is a chief product expert for SAP’s procurement solutions, focusing on Supplier Relationship Management and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

Christine has more than 14 years’ experience in defining, configuring, and bringing SAP’s procurement solutions to the market.

Scott Druckenmiller (Sales, Service, Marketing)

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Scott Druckenmiller is the head of the North America CRM Outbound Product Management organization.

Scott has been with SAP for 12 years, focusing on Customer Relationship Management. He has experience in the Presales and Solution Management organizations.

Dave Martinez (High Tech)

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Dave Martinez is a senior director in the High Tech Industry Business Unit, focusing on in-memory solutions, the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and business analytics.

Dave is a member of the SAP Community Network and routinely speaks to user groups.

Jonathan Rhodes (Professional Services)

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Jonathan Rhodes is a solution manager in the Professional Services Industry Business Unit, helping SAP customers in the Professional Services industry to optimize and innovate their business with SAP software. He has been implementing, architecting, and developing SAP software in this industry sector for many years.

Jonathan has presented SAP for Professional Services industry solutions at key SAP events such as SAPPHIRE, and is a solution owner for the recent SAP Commercial Project Management industry innovation.

Yvonne N. Waibel (R&D/Engineering)

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Yvonne Waibel is a director in Solution Management, focusing on Sustainable Innovation and Manufacturing solutions with SAP HANA and Big Data.

Yvonne is also an expert in Portfolio and Project Management. She speaks often at ASUG, SAPPHIRE, and other customer events, and works with partners, customers, and development organizations.

Mitchell Clark (IM&C)

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Mitchell Clark is a solution expert in SAP´s Industrial Machinery & Components Industry Business Unit, focusing on SAP HANA, SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, Supply Chain Management, and Analytics.

Edward (E. J.) Kenney (Consumer Products)

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E. J. Kenney is Global Head SAP Consumer Industries and responsible for the Consumer Products & Wholesale Distribution industries at SAP.

E. J. works with thought-leading consumer products and wholesale companies to develop innovative business and technology strategies that drive business outcomes. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and contributor in the industry communities.

Werner Baumbach (Wholesale & Distribution)

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Werner Baumbach is a solution manager for the SAP Wholesale Distribution IBS and has 17 years’ experience in the retail and wholesale industries. His focus is on SAP HANA, in-memory, and analytics.

Werner is an active member on the SAP Community Network and has written and published articles in different social media. Werner’s profile on SCN.

Till Pörtner (Automotive)

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Till Pörtner is a solution expert in SAP´s automotive industry solutions, focusing on the topics of Connected Vehicle, SAP HANA, and Mobile.

Till is an active member on the SAP Community Network and has written and published articles in both German and international media. Till’s profile on SCN.

Martin Naraschewski (Finance)

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Martin Naraschewski is vice president of LoB Finance, and is responsible for the global go to market of SAP’s dedicated software solutions for finance, including the areas of Accounting, Treasury, and Financial Shared Services.

In his previous role, Martin was responsible for SAP’s global licensing strategy and pricing.

Richard Howells (Supply Chain Management)

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Richard Howells is a solution expert at SAP for Supply Chain Solutions powered by SAP HANA. Richard is an active representative of SAP on social media and an avid blogger on the SAP Community Network and www.forbes.com.

You can follow him on Twitter (@howellsrichard) Richard’s profile on SCN.

Dr. Dieter Scheerer (Retail)

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Dieter Scheerer is a product manager in the Application Innovation Product team at SAP for Retail, focusing on solutions for the retail industry powered by SAP HANA.

During his 18 years at SAP, he has held various roles in presales, consulting, solution and product management, all in the retail environment.

Dieter is an active member of the SAP Community Network and has written and published articles in both German and international media. Dieter’s profile on SCN.

Additional Content Experts

  • Chris Dircks
  • Dr. Stefan Engelhardt
  • Dr. Oliver Frick
  • Richard Howells
  • Amra Huber
  • Orest Leonhard
  • Eugenia Rakcheeva
  • Heidrun Reichart
  • Ruxandra Zamfir
  • Bettina Zedlitz

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 Apr 09, 2014 through May 07, 2014.

33347 learners are currently enrolled.

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