Join this free online course about SAP Business ByDesign Supply Chain Management. Learn about the basics of supply chain management and how the processes are tightly integrated with other ERP elements, such as sales, purchasing, and financials.
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information


Course Summary

SAP Business ByDesign is SAP’s cloud-based ERP solution for SMEs, and enables you to manage your entire business with a single cloud ERP solution. It’s ideally suited for upper mid-market companies and subsidiaries of large corporations (2-tier approach).

In this fourth openSAP course on SAP Business ByDesign, you’ll learn the basics of supply chain management, and how the processes are tightly integrated within the different areas of SAP Business ByDesign, such as sales, purchasing, and financials. Our team of experts will explain how to model your company and how to set up the supply chain. You’ll get insights on how the planning, buying, and selling activities work. This will be followed by a deep dive into product manufacturing, and you’ll learn about some additional processes like returns, repairs, and third-party processes. To round off the course, we’ll give you a comprehensive overview of additional sales interfaces and how product costing and the solution’s reporting capabilities can help you make more informed decisions for your business.

All the weeks are complemented by demonstrations in the systems. These will help you link what you’ve learned in the theory to your daily work activities. To make your learning experience even more exciting, you’ll be able to download a few additional exercises to try out the solution on the free tenants yourself.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Supply Chain Setup
Week 2: Product Planning, Buying, and Selling
Week 3: Product Manufacturing
Week 4: The Integrated Supply Chain
Week 5: Sales Interfaces & Supply Chain Transparency
Week 6: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Partners
  • Prospects
  • Consultants
  • Business users

Course Requirements

  • General understanding of ERP processes
  • Basic supply chain management processes

Development Systems

Throughout the duration of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to access the SAP Business ByDesign training systems for free and complete additional exercises. Details on how to access the systems will be given at the beginning of the course.

Course contents


  • Week 1:

    Supply Chain Setup
  • Week 2:

    Product Planning, Buying, and Selling
  • Week 3:

    Product Manufacturing
  • Week 4:

    The Integrated Supply Chain
  • Week 5:

    Sales Interfaces & Supply Chain Transparency
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  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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This course was held from Oct 10, 2017 through Nov 22, 2017.

6747 learners enrolled.

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Iris Zimmermann

Iris Zimmermann is a product expert in the Product Management team for SAP Business ByDesign, taking care of supply chain management.

She has over 23 years of experience in the area of logistics management and related end-to-end processes, and has worked in a number of roles, including commercial clerk, consultant, and product manager. Iris has deep knowledge in several SAP products related to supply chain processes, such as SAP Business ByDesign, SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP, SAP Transportation Management, and more.

Stefan Resag

Stefan Resag is a product expert for SAP Business ByDesign, covering supply chain management, supplier relationship management, and Field Service and Repair in the Product Management team.

He has over 20 years of SAP experience, mostly in the area of supply chain management. Stefan has worked in SAP Business ByDesign Platinum Engineering, Product and Solution Management since 2004.

In the past, he has supported many strategic customer projects from different industries. Stefan’s main focus is on end-to-end business processes.

Marco Ullrich

Marco Ulrich is a product expert in SAP Business ByDesign in the Customer Engagement Office, where he supports global implementations and is responsible for SAP Business ByDesign customers and their overall satisfaction.

Marco has over 16 years of experience as an SAP consultant and project manager for SAP ERP and SAP Business ByDesign. His focus is on logistics, but he also has a broad knowledge of all other business areas. Marco joined the SAP Business ByDesign organization in 2004.

V Krishna Anaparthi

V Krishna Anaparthi is a process architect in the SAP Business ByDesign Development team. He is also the coach to key SAP Business ByDesign partner and customer accounts, supporting and enabling them in the best utilization of the solution.

He has rich experience in business processes across the consumer goods, hi-tech, wholesale, and pharmaceuticals industries, and has been instrumental in the successful implementation of SAP solutions in many companies across these industries.

He has also written many articles outlining complex business problems and their resolution using SAP solutions.

Kavitha Sreejith

Kavitha Sreejith is a senior product expert and process architect in the Development team for SAP Business ByDesign, focusing on the supply chain and supplier relationship management areas.

Before joining SAP, Kavitha worked as a developer and project lead on various international customer projects.

She has over 10 years’ experience in the SAP Business ByDesign development area, and has worked as a project manager and consultant on many national and international customer and partner projects.

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