Analytics with SAP Cloud Platform

This free online course will provide you with an overview of the analytics services available with SAP Cloud Platform. The course is aimed at developers, application consultants, technology consultants, and data scientists.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since July 18, 2018
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

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This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

Many industries require analytics capabilities to visualize, analyze, plan, and predict huge amounts of data from various data sources. Until now, these capabilities where often achieved with on-premise business warehouse infrastructures. But with SAP Cloud Platform we have an enterprise platform-as-a-service, with comprehensive application development services and capabilities. It enables customers to achieve business agility, create a truly integrated and optimized enterprise, and accelerate digital transformation across the business – all without the requirement of maintaining or investing in on-premise infrastructure.

In this course, you’ll learn about the different analytics services that SAP Cloud Platform offers, and what it takes to build your own analytical dashboards in the cloud.
In the first week, you’ll get an overview of SAP Cloud Platform and the different analytics services it offers. You’ll also see two examples of integration services available to get data from different data sources into your database. The second week is around SAP HANA as a database on SAP Cloud Platform. You’ll learn what makes SAP HANA special as a database, and how modeling works inside SAP HANA.
The third week focuses on SAP Analytics Cloud. Built on SAP Cloud Platform, this is one of the most widely used analytics services. You’ll learn what SAP Analytics Cloud is, and the opportunities it offers for building analytical dashboards and getting more insights into any kind of data. The last week is around the additional services SAP Cloud Platform offers to get more analytical insights into your data.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Overview and Data Preparation
Week 2: SAP HANA
Week 3: SAP Analytics Cloud
Week 4: Additional Analytics Services
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Developers
  • Application consultants
  • Technology consultants
  • Data scientists

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of analytics
  • Basic knowledge of SAP Cloud Platform

Development Systems

If your primary interest in taking this course is getting a technical overview about the different analytics services we offer on SAP Cloud Platform, you do not need access to a development system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in experimenting with the platform and developing your own code, based on the instructions in the course.

You can register for your own free trial account for SAP Cloud Platform. We’ll also explain how to do this at the start of the course. There are a few restrictions for the free trial account, so you can’t do all the steps shown in the demos during the course. But we’ll provide separate Hands-On documents to provide you with step-by-step guidance on what can be done with the free trial accounts.

Changes to Hands-on Systems

Dear Learners,
Some of the hands-on exercises for this openSAP course were designed to be used with SAP Cloud Platform Neo trial accounts. These accounts are no longer actively supported and as of November 2020 it is not possible to create new ones. Please note that the exercises may not work when using an SAP Cloud Platform multi-cloud trial account.

About Further Content Experts

Thomas Hensel

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Thomas Hensel is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform and an expert on user experience topics such as SAP Cloud Platform Portal and SAP Fiori Cloud.

Thomas drives go-to-market and enablement activities for customers and partners. He is an active member in the SAP Community and a regular speaker at conferences such as SAP TechEd and SAP user group events.

Dr. Dirk Degrell

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Dr. Dirk Degrell is a product management expert in SAP Products & Innovations – Industry Cloud & Custom Development – Foundation and Applications.

After holding several positions in the planning and analytics areas, he has been responsible for Analysis Path Framework (APF) since its conception on all supported platforms.

Prem Roshan Nair

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Prem Roshan Nair is a product owner for SAP Smart Business service. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant on SAP Banking and Insurance implementation projects and has experience in both the cloud and on-premise environments. He has also held various roles in development, consulting, and product management.

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Course End
Jul 18, 2018
Course Start
Jun 12, 2018


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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.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Sabrina Dick

Sabrina Dick is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform, mainly focusing on data management topics on SAP Cloud Platform and the evangelization of customers and partners.​

She is a speaker at conferences regularly and has held numerous workshops around SAP Cloud Platform and Analytics in the past.​