Upcoming Courses

  • Rapid Deployment of SAP Solutions

    Featuring experts from SAP Ecosystems & Channels and SAP Solution & Knowledge Packaging teams

    Get Ready for SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Qualification is an exciting new course that explains how to use SAP Rapid Deployment solutions (RDS) 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 RDS 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 RDS 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 RDS service offering, which is a critical component to achieve your RDS Partner qualification status.

    • Start: May 14, 2014, 9am (CEST)
    • Duration: 5 weeks (4 - 6 hours per week)
    • Course language: English
  • Sustainability and Business Innovation

    Peter Graf (openSAP Team)

    Conducting business in more sustainable ways is becoming increasingly relevant today and a “must-have” in the future. The sustainability megatrend is driven by a growing population, accelerating urbanization, resource intensity, government regulation, climate change, and – most importantly – by the fact that consumers are increasingly demanding healthy, affordable, as well as socially and environmentally responsible products. Organizations react by implementing more sustainable practices to grow their business, to attract the best talent and to remain relevant to their investors.

    In this course you will learn the links between sustainability and innovation, how IT can help create competitive advantage, reduce risk and cost as well as drive growth leveraging sustainable principles. Our objective is to help you succeed in articulating, embedding and executing a sustainable strategy at the company in which you are or will be working.

    • Start: April 29, 2014, 9am CEST
    • Duration: 6 weeks (4 - 6 hours per week)
    • Final exam: June 10 - 17, 2014
    • Course language: English

Current Courses

  • SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA

    Experts from Lines of Business, Industries, and SAP HANA Services

    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.

    • Start: April 9, 2014, 9am CEST
    • 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
    Assignment Week 2, Unit 2: Finance due in:
  • An Introduction to SAP HANA by Dr. Vishal Sikka

    This course provides you with a unique insight into SAP HANA. Vishal Sikka, Member of the SAP Executive Board, invites you into his office and shares the ideas behind SAP HANA and how it is different to previous databases. If you have ever asked yourself why did SAP need to build a new database or how does SAP HANA work, or even how does SAP HANA help our customers to run better, then this course is ideal for you.

    You don’t need any experience with SAP HANA or development to take this course, all you need is the desire to learn about SAP HANA and why it is considered such an innovative product. Take this opportunity to visit Vishal’s office and get some insight into SAP HANA.

    Start: March 17, 2014
    Duration: 4 weeks (2 - 3 hours total learning time)
    End: April 14, 2014
    Course assignment: March 17 - April 14, 2014
    Course language: English

Past Courses

  • BI 4 Platform Innovation and Implementation

    Henry Banks and James Rapp

    This course is aimed at experienced BI system administrators responsible for the implementation, deployment, and administration of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 but is also open to anyone interested in this topic.

    To get the best out of this course, you should have a fundamental understanding of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 Platform and a desire to learn more.

    Start: November 11, 2013, 9:00 am (CET)
    Duration: 4 weeks (4 - 6 hours per week)
    Final exam: December 6 - 17, 2013
    Course language: English

  • Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform

    Rui Nogueira (openSAP Team) The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is a full featured, open standards based, in-memory cloud platform designed for today’s increasingly networked, mobile, social and data-driven world. Developers can quickly build impactful, highly scalable applications leveraging the massive speed and scale of SAP HANA.

    This Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering allows you to focus on developing your software and use an enterprise-ready pre-installed environment in the SAP cloud to deploy and run your applications in a secure and reliable way.

    This course will introduce you to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and show you how to take advantage of the various services it provides. Ideally you should have basic skills in Java programming as well as basic skills in using the Eclipse development environment. The registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. You will be able to get some practical experience of the platform by using a free developer trial account. We’ll explain how you can get access at start of the course.

    Start: October 28, 2013, 9:00 am (CET)
    Duration: 6 weeks (4 - 5 hours per week)
    Final exam: December 6 - 16, 2013
    Course language: English
  • Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA (Repeat)

    Thomas Jung (openSAP Team)

    SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an appliance or in the cloud. At its core, it is an innovative in-memory relational database management system that makes full sense of the capabilities of current hardware to increase application performance, to reduce cost of ownership, and to enable new scenarios and applications that were not possible before.

    With SAP HANA, you have the opportunity to build applications that integrate the business logic, control logic, and the database layer with unprecedented performance. As a developer, one of the key questions is how you can minimize data movements. The more you can do directly on the data in memory next to the CPUs, the better the application will perform.

    This course will introduce you to native software development on SAP HANA. Registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. However, to fully benefit from the course, you can access a fee-based system environment to develop your own code. SAP works with several cloud providers to give you a choice of infrastructure platforms and attractive pricing models to enable system access at a very low cost.

    • Start: October 24, 2013, 9:00 am (CEST)
    • Duration: 6 weeks (4 - 5 hours per week)
    • Final exam: December 5 - 12, 2013
    • Course language: English
  • Introduction to Mobile Solution Development

    Craig Haworth (openSAP Team)

    Mobile technology has become an integral component in our lives and is driving the expectations of how we interact with our business systems.
    Like SAP, top businesses today recognize the value of enabling their employees to work anytime, anywhere through the use of mobile technologies. However, providing this ability in an enterprise context can become quite tricky.
    We certainly want to be able to do business on our phones and tablets, but we’re not necessarily aware of what needs to go on behind the scenes to enable this.

    In this course, we’ll learn what it takes to make an enterprise-ready app with SAP mobile solutions.

    Start: September 9, 2013, 9:00 am (CEST)
    Duration: 6 weeks (4 - 6 hours per week)
    Final exam: October 18 - 29, 2013
    Course language: English

  • In-Memory Data Management 2013 (Run by openHPI)

    Prof. Hasso Plattner The online course focuses on the management of enterprise data in column-oriented
    in-memory databases. Latest hardware and software trends led to the development of a new
    revolutionary technology that enables flexible and lightning-fast analysis of massive amounts of
    enterprise data. The basic concepts and design principles of this technology are explained in
    detail. Beyond that, the implications of the underlying design principles for future enterprise
    applications and their development are discussed. Unbelievable things are possible and you will
    understand why this is true using an in-memory column-oriented database instead of a
    traditional row-oriented disk-based one.

    Start: August 26, 2013
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Course language: English
  • Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA

    Thomas Jung

    SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an appliance or in the cloud. At its core, it is an innovative in-memory relational database management system that makes full sense of the capabilities of current hardware to increase application performance, to reduce cost of ownership, and to enable new scenarios and applications that were not possible before.

    With SAP HANA, you have the opportunity to build applications that integrate the business logic, control logic, and the database layer with unprecedented performance. As a developer, one of the key questions is how you can minimize data movements. The more you can do directly on the data in memory next to the CPUs, the better the application will perform.

    This course will introduce you to native software development on SAP HANA. Registration, learning content, and the final exam are free of charge. However, to fully benefit from the course, you can access a fee-based system environment to develop your own code. SAP works with several cloud providers to give you a choice of infrastructure platforms and attractive pricing models to enable system access at a very low cost.

    • Start: May 27, 2013, 9:00 am (CEST)
    • Duration: 6 weeks (4 - 5 hours per week)
    • Final exam: July 4 - 15, 2013
    • Course language: English

Preparatory Course

  • In-Memory Data Management In a Nutshell

    Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Müller

    While the first openSAP course, Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA, is intended as an introductory class for software developers who are new to SAP HANA, it makes sense for course participants to obtain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of in-memory data management before the course starts.

    If you have taken the openHPI course on the topic that was delivered by Prof. Hasso Plattner in 2012, you will be good to go. If you have not attended this course or similar training programs on in-memory data management, we recommend that you use this summary of Prof. Plattner’s lectures as a warm-up exercise. The summary was prepared by Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Müller (HPI) and is exclusively available on openSAP.

    • Available from Apr 29, 2013; enroll at any time
    • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
    • Course language: English