SAP HANA Data Management Suite - Strategy Talk

Join this free openSAP course to get an initial introduction to SAP HANA Data Management Suite, which was announced at SAPPHIRE NOW in June 2018.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since August 22, 2018
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

As organizations ready themselves to master the digital economy, a powerful data management framework is crucial for maintaining the highly secure and agile environment that’s needed to drive business innovation.
To help our customers achieve this, at SAPPHIRE NOW 2018 we announced the SAP HANA Data Management Suite — an open and governed data platform designed to orchestrate and manage enterprise business data within multi-cloud and hybrid environments.
This strategy talk covers the challenges that businesses face today, SAP’s solution and strategy for addressing these challenges, and the value that SAP HANA Data Management Suite brings to an organization, as well as covering the most common use cases.

In this short openSAP strategy talk, you’ll get the most recent planning and outlook from the sessions that were held at SAPPHIRE NOW 2018 on this new suite.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: July 31, 2018, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 3 weeks
  • Effort: 1-1,5 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: August, 22, 2018, 9:00 UTC.
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Business Challenges and Pain Points
  • Unit 3: SAP’s Solution and Strategy
  • Unit 4: Value and Benefits
  • Unit 5: Use Cases
  • Unit 6: Conclusion and Next Steps

Target Audience

  • Enterprise and data architects
  • Business decision makers
  • Anyone interested in data management; no technical background required

Course Requirements

There are no requirements for this course.

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Course End
Aug 22, 2018
Course Start
Jul 31, 2018


This course was rated with 4.28 stars in average from 1459 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

Neil McGovern

Neil McGovern has over 30 years experience in the software industry. Neil is responsible for product marketing for SAP HANA Data Management Suite.  Neil has also led product marketing for the mobility and financial services groups for SAP/Sybase.

Prior to Sybase, Neil was VP Engineering at New Era of Networks, and CTO of Convoy Corporation, where he was a pioneer in the Enterprise Application Integration market.

SAP HANA Blogs by Neil

Lori Vanourek

Ms. Vanourek is a Vice President in SAP HANA product management.  Over the past 22 years she has worked closely with SAP customers and partners on technology and solutions that enhance and drive business processes. 

Prior to SAP, Ms. Vanourek was a financial analyst and comptroller in the private and non-profit sectors. 

SAP HANA blogs by Lori