Application Integration Made Simple with SAP HANA Cloud Integration*

In this course, we address one of the most important considerations when it comes to companies moving to the cloud: integration. Imagine a customer orders an article on the Internet. Clicking the “Buy article” button triggers a lot of processes, and data is exchanged between different software systems so that the article is shipped, the seller’s catalog of goods is updated, and the correct amount is invoiced. If you want to implement such an application for your enterprise, you face the challenge of cross-linking a large number of different software systems and data sources. You also need to consider that the systems typically “speak” different connection protocols and store their data in different formats. SAP HANA Cloud Integration helps you to solve this challenge.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Developing Data Models with SAP HANA Cloud | SAP Learning site

Self-paced since August 18, 2016
Language: English

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

Integration stands at the very center of digital transformation. Since the emergence of the Internet, companies have had to find new ways to run their processes in diverse settings, and to transfer data safely and smoothly across different systems, both internally and externally. To achieve this communication between systems, SAP HANA Cloud Integration (SAP HCI) is the solution of choice. SAP HCI is, in addition, the central strategic integration platform for SAP and a core constituent of SAP's cloud strategy. Knowing how to use it is therefore essential for the future success of every company in the SAP ecosystem. This course will give you all the information you need to get started. We’ll cover the basic underlying concepts of SAP HCI, how to work with pre-packaged integration content, and how customers are currently using it. At the heart of the course is a tutorial on how to use SAP HCI to solve integration problems. During the course, you’ll learn how to model, run, and monitor integration scenarios. The course will be rounded off with a unit about the development of adapters for connecting to various systems, and a roadmap session about SAP HCI’s future.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Getting Started
Week 2: Enterprise Integration Patterns
Week 3: Advanced Topics and Roadmap
Week 4: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Integration architects
  • Integration consultants
  • Integration developers
  • Business users, project leaders, consultants, and managers interested in technology
  • Anyone involved in or interested in SAP HANA Cloud Integration

Course Requirements

  • Familiarity with basic integration concepts and enterprise integration patterns

Development Systems

This course does not require access to a development system.

Related Courses

Visit the Learning Journey for SAP HANA Cloud Platform to find out about courses you are interested in.

About Further Content Experts

Katrin von Ahsen

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Katrin von Ahsen is a product manager for SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service, focusing on go-to-market and enablement activities for customers and partners. She is a regular speaker at conferences such as SAP TechEd.

Katrin has over 15 years of experience in SAP integration technology and has held various positions in consulting and solution and product management.

Gayathri Narayana

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Gayathri Narayana is a product manager for SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service, focusing on product definition and planning.

Gayathri has over 8 years of experience in SAP integration technology. She has led customer engagement initiatives, supported pilot programs, and is a regular speaker at conferences such as SAP TechEd.

*) Please note: SAP HANA Cloud Integration was renamed SAP Cloud Platform Integration in February 2017.

Course contents

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  • Week 1:

    Getting Started
  • Week 2:

    Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • Week 3:

    Advanced Topics and Roadmap
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  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Aug 18, 2016
Course Start
Jul 19, 2016


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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.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Dr. Volker Stiehl

Volker Stiehl is a chief product expert and member of the product management team for SAP Process Integration and SAP HANA Cloud Integration.

He is the author of the book “Process-Driven Applications with BPMN” and a regular speaker at various national and international conferences. Volker also lectures at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Mosbach.

Sindhu Gangadharan

Sindhu Gangadharan is vice president and heads up Product Management for three strategic integration products at SAP namely: SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service, SAP Financial Services Network, and SAP Process Integration.

Sindhu has been working in the integration space for the last 16 years, and is well known in the SAP ecosystem. She is a regular speaker at key technical events across the world, and is seen as a thought leader in the integration space. At SAP, Sindhu works with a team of product owners to help drive the cloud integration strategy and define the product roadmaps.