Join this free online course to get an overview of all major aspects of SAP BW/4HANA including the value proposition, data modeling, and operating data flows with SAP BW/4HANA. If you’re an SAP BW powered by SAP HANA customer, you’ll also learn the migration path to SAP BW/4HANA.
Self-paced
Language: English

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Course Summary

SAP BW/4HANA is the next generation of SAP Business Warehouse optimized for the SAP HANA platform. Designed to run on SAP HANA only, it delivers new levels of simplicity for building and operating data warehouse solutions with flexible data management capabilities in a modernized user environment.

This course provides an overview of all major aspects of SAP BW/4HANA. Starting from the value proposition, we cover topics like data modeling and operating data flows with SAP BW/4HANA. We’ll also show system demos covering all major functional aspects. After that, we’ll introduce some of the powerful capabilities provided by the SAP HANA platform and how you can use them with SAP BW/4HANA. In addition, we’ll discuss a variety of topics from leveraging machine learning capabilities and integrating data lakes with SAP BW/4HANA to analytic front-end tools and planning. Another central topic for customers already running an SAP BW implementation is the conversion paths to SAP BW/4HANA. To complement all the technology aspects, selected SAP BW/4HANA implementation partners will provide their insights from real-world customer implementations.

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  • "Many thanks to Ulrich Christ and Gordon Witzel (and all the other speakers) for this course. I appreciate the efforts all the speakers put into this course and I am looking forward to next courses. I gained a very good overview about this topic and I am excited to work with SAP BW/4HANA in the next couple of years." Read the original post
  • "I like the high quality of each unit, video contents, gurus as expositors, and jokes in videos and tests." Read the original post
  • "Thanks for a great course and an introduction to BW/4HANA and the new Data Warehousing world out there. Demo's were great and added to understanding of the material. " Read the original post

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Introduction to Data Warehousing with SAP BW/4HANA
Week 1: First Steps with SAP BW/4HANA
Week 2: Integrating SAP HANA Platform Capabilities
Week 3: Modern Trends in Data Management
Week 4: Related Topics / Additional: Hear Our Partners
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • BI & data warehouse managers
  • Consultants
  • Implementation experts
  • Architects
  • Developers

Course Requirements

  • A basic understanding of data warehousing
  • Basic SAP Business Warehouse knowledge

Course contents


  • Introduction to Data Warehousing with SAP BW/4HANA

  • Week 1:

    First Steps with SAP BW/4HANA
  • Week 2:

    Integrating SAP HANA Platform Capabilities
  • Week 3:

    Modern Trends in Data Management
  • Week 4:

    Related Topics / Additional: Hear Our Partners
  • Additional: Hear Our Partners

  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!
  • SAP Learning Hub Discount

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This course was held from Nov 06, 2018 through Dec 12, 2018.

12176 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.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by


Ulrich Christ

Ulrich Christ is a product manager for SAP HANA, focusing on data warehousing. He is also a senior expert in data warehousing with SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) and SAP HANA.

Before joining the Product Management team, Ulrich worked as an architect in BW development.

Gordon Witzel

Gordon Witzel is a product manager for SAP HANA in the areas of SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) and SAP HANA data warehousing. He specializes in SAP BW powered by SAP HANA, SAP HANA data warehousing, and data warehousing architecture.

Before joining the SAP BW Product Management team, Gordon collected 8 years of experience in SAP BW consulting.

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