New business networks are changing the game for businesses and consumers in the digital economy. To keep up with the demands and expectations of consumers and business buyers, companies must connect, interact, and integrate on previously unknown and unexpected levels. SAP’s business network group addresses precisely that demand, using cloud-based solutions that deliver connectivity, efficiency, affordability, and a great user experience on any device, any time. Ariba, Concur, and Fieldglass – the three companies that make up SAP’s Business Network Group – look beyond the four walls of a business to integrate and connect systems, services, partners, and data to create more efficient, more powerful, and far simpler means of managing key business functions. They provide the outcome and experience business users need via seamless platforms. In this course, we’ll learn more about the Business Network Group and the three companies that comprise it.
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Language: English

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Course Summary

New business networks are changing the game for businesses and consumers in the digital economy. To keep up with the demands and expectations of consumers and business buyers, companies must connect, interact, and integrate on previously unknown and unexpected levels. SAP’s business network group addresses precisely that demand, using cloud-based solutions that deliver connectivity, efficiency, affordability, and a great user experience on any device, any time.

Ariba, Concur, and Fieldglass – the three companies that make up SAP’s Business Network Group – look beyond the four walls of a business to integrate and connect systems, services, partners, and data to create more efficient, more powerful, and far simpler means of managing key business functions. They provide the outcome and experience business users need via seamless platforms.

In this course, we’ll learn more about the Business Network Group and the three companies that comprise it.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: October 20, 2015, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3 hours in total
  • Final assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: November 18, 2015, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Business Networks
  • Unit 2: Ariba: Leading the World's Business Commerce Network
  • Unit 3: Network Collaboration – Driving Buyer and Seller Value
  • Unit 4: Fieldglass: The Future of Workforce Management
  • Unit 5: Connecting the Dots Between Human Resources and Procurement
  • Unit 6: Concur: Travel and Expense Management Made Simple
  • Unit 7: An Expense Report That Writes Itself

Target Audience

  • People with an interest in SAP’s business network vision
  • People who sell, buy, or use SAP products
  • Business professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Project managers
  • IT decision makers
  • Business experts

Course Requirements

  • Interest in business networks
  • Interest in using, buying, or selling SAP products

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This course was held from Oct 20, 2015 through Nov 18, 2015.

2411 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.

When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 3947.

7419 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a confirmation of participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

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This course is offered by

Rob Brimm

Rob Brimm is president of Fieldglass, an SAP company. Starting in 2004, Rob led Fieldglass' worldwide sales initiatives and was responsible for both direct and indirect sales channels.

He has more than 25 years of management experience in delivering enterprise solutions, including supply chain and ERP products, to a wide range of industries. Throughout his career, Rob has worked with clients in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, automotive, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, and telecommunications.

Steve Singh

Steve Singh is head of the SAP Business Network Group, CEO of Concur, an SAP company, and a member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE. He has served as CEO of Concur since 1996 and was named to the Global Managing Board of SAP SE in January 2015.

In December 2014 Concur was acquired by SAP, extending the SAP business network with leading cloud-based solutions for innovative and effortless T&E management. Under Steve’s leadership, Concur has become the leader of the multi-billion-dollar market for travel and expense (T&E) management solutions. Steve and Concur have garnered a wide range of recognition, both within the corporate travel industry and throughout the broader technology community.

Alex Atzberger

Alex is president of Ariba, an SAP company. In this role, Alex is responsible for the strategy, operations, go-to-market, marketing, and ecosystem functions of the world’s largest business commerce network.

Prior to this, Alex was chief of staff to the CEO of SAP, Bill McDermott. In this capacity, he handled all operations of the CEO office and carried responsibility for the governance of SAP’s Executive Board.

He also served as head of Fast Growth Markets, where he led the orchestration of all investments and overall strategy to expand SAP’s business in fast growth areas such as China, the Middle East, and Russia.

Elena Donio

Elena Donio is president of Concur, an SAP company. She took on this role in December 2014 after serving in a variety of leadership roles at the company, including head of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, head of Product Management, and most recently as executive vice president and general manager of Worldwide Small & Mid-size Businesses.

Since joining Concur in 1998, Elena has played an instrumental role in evolving the company’s business. Beyond her passion for leadership in technology, she is an advocate for workplace diversity and a mentor with the University of Washington Foster School of Business.  

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