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Join this free online course to learn how Built-In Analytics in SAP Business ByDesign enables increased transparency into business performance and contextual insights into business processes.

Self-paced since July 16, 2019
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud-based ERP solution, which delivers integrated and insight-driven business processes for small and mid-size companies. Built-In Analytics is the essential capability of this solution, driving transparency and delivering analytical insights as an integrated part of your business processes out-of-the-box. Customers get contextual information to make better decisions at the point where the job gets done. This allows decision makers to understand root causes, business trends, success drivers, and critical situations based on the integrated business data generated by your business processes.

In this course, you’ll learn how business users consume analytical insights such as KPIs and reports and analyze the related processes and details. You’ll also learn how a key user can create and adapt analytical assets such as data sources, reports KPIs according to the business needs of their company. Finally, you’ll understand how analytics can be extended, data can be exposed, and information can be enriched intelligently using third-party integration.

This course is a new and updated version of the previous openSAP course, Reporting with SAP Business ByDesign, introducing the new features and UIs that have been created with the transition to HTML5

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction and Getting Started
Week 2: Consuming Insights for Business Users
Week 3: Preparing Data Sources for Key Users
Week 4: From Data to Insights for Key Users
Week 5: Extending Analytics
Week 6: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • (Mobile) Application Developers
  • Consultants and Business Users
  • Partners, Customers and Prospects
  • Anyone who is interested to learn about SAP Business ByDesign Built-In Analytics

Course Requirements

  • Basic programming knowledge including HTML, JavaScript, Java, HTTP
  • CSS
  • Business Process Understanding

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. All described systems are free-of-charge.

Previous Version of This Course

Previous version of this course is available here: Reporting with SAP Business ByDesign. This course was held from January 20, through Feb 25, 2016.

Further Learning

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Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Introduction and Getting Started
  • Week 2:

    Consuming Insights for Business Users
  • Week 3:

    Preparing Data Sources for Key Users
  • Week 4:

    From Data to Insights for Key Users
  • Week 5:

    Extending Analytics
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Jul 16, 2019
Course Start
Jun 03, 2019


This course was rated with 4.5 stars in average from 424 votes.

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.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Stefan Kraus

Stefan Kraus is a product manager for analytics in SAP Business ByDesign.

Stefan has been working on financial and CRM-related analytics topics for a number of SAP products for over 15 years. Prior to this, he worked in consulting, where he helped customers implement R/3.

Stefan has contributed to Built-In Analytics in SAP Business ByDesign in multiple roles and supported many customers in adapting the solution to their needs. He also co-created and presented the openSAP course on Reporting with SAP Business ByDesign.


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Henriette Willhauck

Henriette Willhauck is a product expert for business analytics in SAP Business ByDesign. She is currently working in product management, focusing on reference systems and demo landscapes.

Henriette co-created and was also a presenter for the openSAP course “Reporting with SAP Business ByDesign”.

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Jan Matthes

Jan Matthes is chief product manager and head of Product Management for SAP Business ByDesign. Besides leading the overall strategy, he is a subject matter expert in various topic like CRM, mobility, customer analytics, data privacy, and integration to 3rd party marketing, sales, and service applications.

Before rejoining the SAP Business ByDesign Product Management team, Jan worked as area product owner, driving various topics in SAP CRM and SAP Marketing Cloud. From 2005 until 2012 he defined, designed, and drove various areas in SAP Business ByDesign CRM as a topic owner and product management lead.

Raffael Lutz

Raffael Lutz is a software developer for analytics in SAP Business ByDesign and has been working in the area of analytics for several years. Prior to this, Raffael worked in SAP NetWeaver development, contributing to the ABAP RESTful Programming Model.

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