SAP Business Technology Platform in a Nutshell

Join this free online course to get an introduction to SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) directly from the platform experts. Learn how SAP BTP empowers customers to become intelligent enterprises and explore how it enables SAP developers, customers, and partners to integrate and extend their SAP landscape as well as create value from data from SAP and third-party applications, ensuring long-term success through agility and continual innovation.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Discovering SAP Business Technology Platform | SAP Learning site

Self-paced since August 5, 2021
Language: English

Course information


This course was retired in October, 2023.

Course Summary

Nowadays, it is more important than ever for enterprises to react quickly and flexibly to challenges to be resilient in the market. SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) is the foundation for the Intelligent Enterprise and currently encompasses a comprehensive set of on-premise and cloud solutions across database and data management, analytics, application development and integration, and intelligent technologies. By combining SAP’s available technologies in these four market categories, customers can build, integrate, and extend business applications with development agility and speed. SAP BTP envisions to serve as the unified, business-centric and open data and development platform for the entire SAP ecosystem. With unrivaled development efficiency, it empowers SAP developers, customers and partners alike to integrate, create value from data, and extend in SAP landscapes. We will achieve this vision by bringing SAP products such as SAP HANA, SAP HANA Cloud, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, SAP Integration Suite, SAP Extension Suite and SAP Analytics Cloud together with new capabilities (e.g. low-code/no-code, marketplace) in one place for consumption, all built on a stable multi-cloud, multi-runtime foundation.

In this openSAP nutshell course, you’ll get an overview of SAP BTP and gain insights into the platform business in general and SAP’s approach to it. The course elaborates on the main SAP BTP scenarios, and you’ll learn from experts how its capabilities help our customers to overcome challenges and accelerate their move to the cloud. Product demos illustrate the purpose of the platform’s integrated components that empower customers to become intelligent enterprises themselves.

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

  • "Superb delivery of BTP Data to Value" Read the original post
  • "I think that this course was an excellent overview about SAP Business Technology Platform. I learned about the evolution of SAP in this area. I think with that SAP looking for more flexibility to attend the business process now and beyond." Read the original post
  • "I liked the way the topics are covered and explained" Read the original post
  • "This course help me to understand BTP. Thanks." Read the original post

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: July 7, 2021, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: August 5, 2021 UTC, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: SAP Business Technology Platform: strategy and offering
Unit 2: Integration: connecting processes, data, and experiences
Unit 3: Data to value: enabling customers to improve with confidence
Unit 4: Extensibility: enhancing and customizing the business processes
Unit 5: Key takeaways: SAP Business Technology Platform in a nutshell

Target Audience

  • IT professionals
  • Business leaders
  • Anyone interested in platform technology

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Course End
Aug 05, 2021
Course Start
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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 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

Florian Kunzke

Florian Kunzke is a senior product specialist for SAP Business Technology Platform. As part of the Technology & Innovation Product Strategy team, he drives SAP’s platform strategy based on customer needs and market trends.

Together with different domain experts and teams, Florian defines the future state of the platform, and helps translate this work into targeted product management activities and create consistent positioning and messaging.

Ralf Ackermann

Ralf Ackermann works as a product manager in the Cross Product Architecture (CPA) team. He is involved in various roll-in and roll-out activities specifically for integration in the Intelligent Enterprise and aims to “spread the word” about this topic.

After working in academia on Advanced Networking, Multimedia, and IP Telephony Signaling/Interworking (on which he also wrote his PhD thesis) Ralf joined SAP and has been working in various areas, including R&D for the Internet of Things, for 14 years.

Roosi Mägi

Roosi Mägi is part of the SAP HANA & Analytics development unit, where her main focus is on product strategy, go-to-market, messaging, and partnership with innovative early-stage companies. 

Prior to joining the development unit, Roosi was a solution advisor. She worked closely with customers on the topics of machine learning, big data analytics, and forecasting, which are the topics she is highly passionate about. 

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Diana Roesner

Diana Roesner leads Marketing for SAP Ruum, a no-code tool for business users to digitize teamwork and automate processes.   

In her role, she focuses on identifying market trends around Low-Code/No-Code and citizen automation, and channeling these inside SAP. Diana is also responsible for the development of a consistent narrative and branding, content creation, and awareness and demand generation.

Before joining SAP Ruum, Diana worked with SAP's CTO Juergen Mueller, managing his customer and partner engagements. 

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