Join this free online course and learn how to extend your SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite with SAP Cloud Platform. With SAP Cloud Platform, you can build apps and features that your business needs to enhance your HR system and extend the core solution. This course is ideal for architects and developers.
October 25, 2017 - November 30, 2017
Language: English

Course information

Course Summary

Do you want to develop and create the best HR experience? Do you want to extend existing HR solutions to bring more value? Are you looking for better ways to engage your employees? To make your manager’s life just a little easier? To create more opportunities for HR?

If so, you’re in the right place.

In this course, we’ll take you through the journey of extending SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite with SAP Cloud Platform to create robust, integrated, and delightful scenarios. We’ll start from customer requirements and take it all the way through designing, developing, and integrating your solution. We’ll demonstrate how the solution provides a holistic experience, combining a delightful UX experience, integrations, IoT, collaboration, and integration.

You’ll also get the chance to build your first extension application on top of SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite and SAP Cloud Platform and enhance it with additional capabilities. To follow all the units effectively, you should have completed the openSAP course “SAP Cloud Platform Essentials”. The course content assumes that you’re already familiar with the concepts and technologies introduced there, and that you have practical experience in developing and deploying Java and HTML5 applications on SAP Cloud Platform.

Registration, learning content, access to the required systems, and the final exam are free of charge to all participants.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Innovate in the HR Line of Business
Week 2: UX and Integration for Extensions
Week 3: Unique and Advanced Services
Week 4: Extensibility Foundation for HR
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Application developers
  • SAP application development partners
  • SAP implementation partners
  • External consultants

Course Requirements

  • Programming skills in Java and HTML5
  • Knowledge of how to use the Eclipse IDE
  • Familiarity with the topics covered in the openSAP course SAP Cloud Platform Essentials

Development Systems

  • If your primary interest in taking this course is getting a technical overview of the development-related capabilities of SAP Cloud Platform, you do not need access to a development system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in developing your own code, based on the instructions in the course.

  • Please register for the SAP Cloud Platform Essentials openSAP course ( and complete week 1, so that you get an introduction to SAP Cloud Platform.

  • Sign up for your free developer account, and install the necessary development tools. There are a few restrictions for this free developer account, but you’ll be able to follow the course without any problems, as the instructor will use the same system as you.

About Further Content Experts

Ido Shemesh

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Ido Shemesh is a technical product manager in the SAP Cloud Experience team in South San Francisco, focusing on user and developer experience with SAP Cloud Platform Portal, SAP Fiori Cloud, and SAP Web IDE.

Ido has more than 10 years of experience as a software developer and technical expert in the PM team.

Rachel Kahana Samet

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Rachel Kahana Samet is a senior product manager for SAP Cloud Platform Portal, focusing on the portal service capability for extending SAP products. Rachel has over 16 years of experience in many different roles in the software industry, most of which have involved managing software development.

Tsovinar Chugaszyan

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Tsovinar Chugaszyan is a product manager focusing on cloud LoB solution extensions built using SAP Cloud Platform.

She is an active member of the SAP Community Network and has helped organize different events, as well as holding presentations around SAP Cloud Platform.

Filip Misovski

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Filip Misovski is a product management professional with broad international experience in product strategy, product management, and go-to-market. He is currently driving the platform extensions and partner innovations for SAP Cloud Platform.

Filip has 17 years of domain expertise in ERP and HR business processes and technologies, covering SAP HANA, ABAP, Java and UI, self-service apps, and Design Thinking.

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Innovate in the HR Line of Business
  • Week 2:

    UX and Integration for Extensions
  • Week 3:

    Unique and Advanced Services
  • Week 4:

    Extensibility Foundation for HR
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!

Enroll me for this course

If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!

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Learners enrolled: 4496

This course is offered by

Colin Kraczkowsky

Colin Kraczkowsky is a product specialist for SAP SuccessFactors extension development on SAP Cloud Platform. He also actively supports SAP Cloud Platform events and the production of assets to enable the external community.

Colin’s professional history includes enablement and extension development for SAP’s analytic portfolio, and front-end design and business development for a digital media startup.

In his spare time, Colin likes to explore new areas, watch scary movies, try weird foods, and participate in Turkey Trots. Colin is currently located in Palo Alto, California.

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Ilian Alekov

Ilian Alekov is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform, focusing on technical enablement and solution architecture for customers and partners.

Ilian has over 16 years of experience in implementation, architecture, and project management, including core services development for SAP Cloud Platform.

Benjamin Heilbrunn

Benjamin Heilbrunn is part of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Acceleration and Enablement unit, which enables partners of SAP to efficiently build high quality cloud applications via the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK.

Prior to this, Benjamin acted as engineering lead for SAP SuccessFactors integration in SAP RealSpend. He has a strong background in enterprise software development, software architecture, and has worked on numerous SAP Cloud projects. He is currently located in SAP’s Innovation Center in Potsdam,


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