Join this free online course to learn about intelligent, sustainable enterprises and how your company can benefit from a seamlessly integrated business application portfolio that spans across four main business processes: Lead to Cash, Recruit to Retire, Source to Pay, and Design to Operate.
Intelligent enterprises are integrated enterprises. That’s why a key part of SAP’s strategy is integrating end-to-end business processes – whether these span SAP, partner, or third-party solutions. No matter where customers are in their own business transformation journey, SAP is fully committed to helping every customer run as an intelligent, sustainable enterprise.
In this course, you’ll learn how your company can benefit from a seamlessly integrated business application portfolio that spans across four main business processes: Lead to Cash, Recruit to Retire, Source to Pay, and Design to Operate.
The first week will be all about introducing you to the strategy and business value of the intelligent, sustainable enterprise, the so-called suite qualities that are target characteristics of SAP’s pre-integrated business applications, and SAP’s integration methodology. Next, you’ll learn how SAP Business Technology Platform solutions enable you to achieve a seamless experience across your business application portfolio with SAP Integration Suite as the foundation. The third and fourth weeks are dedicated to deep-dives into each business process, providing further insights through demos and customer success stories on how you can make the intelligent, sustainable enterprise a reality for your company.
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Week 1: Introduction and High-Level Overview
Week 2: SAP Business Technology Platform Services
Week 3: E2E Business Processes (Part 1)
Week 4: E2E Business Processes (Part 2)
Week 5: Final Exam
You can visit SAP API Business Hub to explore, discover, and consume APIs, pre-packaged integrations, and sample apps.
Please visit SAP Road Map Explorer to find out more information on SAP’s future integration suite qualities innovations.
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Anette Asmus is a product and communications expert for Intelligent Enterprise and BTP Foundation within SAP’s Technology & Innovation board area. She has worked at SAP since 2000 in various roles, ranging from market strategist to product owner for a number of integration and business modeling tools, such as SAP Integration Suite, for example.
Anette’s current focus is to drive awareness around SAP’s overarching integration strategy and the supporting SAP BTP services that help businesses run as an Intelligent Enterprise.
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Carsten Puschke is a director in product management in the Cross Product Architecture team. His focus is on communication, value proposition, and the roll-in and roll-out of capabilities around SAP’s Intelligent Sustainable Enterprise, such as SAP Business Technology Platform, and the corresponding suite qualities that ultimately support the delivery of well-integrated end-to-end business processes.
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Konstantin Heine is a product manager for SAP Business Technology Platform within SAP’s Technology & Innovation board area. His focus is on SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) and the Integration Assessment capability within SAP Integration Suite. Konstantin has over 13 years of experience in product management, integration architecture, and enterprise architecture. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for business process integration within SAP Customer Experience.
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Ralf Ackermann works as a product manager in the Cross Product Architecture (CPA) team. He is involved in various roll-in and roll-out activities specifically for integration in the Intelligent Enterprise and aims to “spread the word” about this topic.
After working in academia on Advanced Networking, Multimedia, and IP Telephony Signaling/Interworking (on which he also wrote his PhD thesis) Ralf joined SAP and has been working in various areas, including R&D for the Internet of Things, for 14 years.
Fabian Lehmann is a product manager for SAP Business Technology Platform. He is involved in different topics like the roll-in and roll-out of capabilities around SAP’s Intelligent Sustainable Enterprise.
Fabian has over 15 years of experience in different areas at SAP. As a former BTP and integration architect, he also built up end-to-end demos on top of BTP across SAP solutions.
Fabian has been a speaker at SAP community events like SAP inside tracks and SAP TechEd and German Speaking User Group (DSAG) events.
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Christian Anderka is a product manager for SAP Customer Experience within the SAP Customer Experience Intelligent Enterprise & Integration team. He is involved in cross-product topics with a focus on cross-product integration and enablement for Lead to Cash.
Christian has a very strong customer focus. Before joining the SAP Product & Engineering board area, he worked as a consultant and architect on different SAP Customer Experience projects.
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Steffen Eghardt is a product manager in the Intelligent Enterprise Product Management team within SAP’s Technology & Innovation board area.
His focus is on various product management activities around SAP’s integration strategy, such as consistency of positioning and messaging of the Intelligent, Sustainable Enterprise, and related topics.
Steffen has more than 10 years’ experience in B2B/B2C marketing and product management. He volunteers as a mentor and guest lecturer for the University of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim, and other educational institutions. Steffen has worked in different areas of SAP, such as Premium Engagements, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, and Marketing.
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Neetin Datar is a product expert in SAP Product Engineering. He is part of the team that is singularly focused on delivering end-to-end Recruit to Retire business process integration for the Intelligent Enterprise. Neetin has been with SAP for over 20 years, is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has authored numerous articles in business and technology publications.
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Paul Maxwell is a director in the Procurement Product Success team within Product and Engineering. His focus is to work with customers and SAP teams to drive end-to-end adoption in SAP procurement products and innovations across the Source to Pay landscape.
Paul has over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of procurement implementations and has worked across Europe and Australia. For the last 4 years he has been based in Singapore to support the Asia Pacific region. Paul has Industry experience across pharma/healthcare, financial services, FMCG, road and infrastructure, and public sector/government.
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Carlos Portillo is a global solution manager for Design to Operate (D2O) as part of SAP Digital Supply Chain. He is responsible for defining the D2O strategy, value proposition, and go-to-market that will help companies to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility, supply chain resilience, agility, efficiency, and sustainable supply chain operations.
Carlos has over 15 years of experience in supply chain and manufacturing and has held various roles within SAP in Presales, Center of Excellence, and Solution Management for different regions such as LATAM, EMEA, and Global. He also has experience in industries such as automotive, high-tech, consumer products, life science, mills, and mining.
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Arne Ludwig is part of the Product Management / Product Owner team for SAP Master Data Integration, where he is responsible for driving the adoption of SAP Master Data Integration in Intelligent Enterprise scenarios like Lead to Cash and Source to Pay. He helps analyze stakeholder requirements to better define future priorities for MDI as well as the short and long-term roadmap.
Arne represents the MDI vision at external forums like SAP TechEd, on openSAP courses, and in dedicated customer engagements.
Frank Bareis is a product manager for SAP SuccessFactors, responsible for integrations to and from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. His focus is on delivering the Hire-to-Retire scenario as part of the end-to-end Recruit to Retire business process integration for the Intelligent Enterprise.
Frank has been with SAP for over 30 years and has mostly been involved in HXM and cloud solutions. He is a frequent speaker at SAP events like SAPPHIRE and SuccessConnect, an instructor on openSAP courses, and is involved in dedicated customer engagements.
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Mike Uhl is a senior manager for Product Integrations for SAP Fieldglass. His role focuses on building the External Workforce integration strategy across the SAP landscape and he manages product integration design alongside engineering and quality assurance teams. His aim is to deliver External Workforce as part of the end-to-end Recruit to Retire business process integration for the Intelligent Enterprise. Mike brings 20 years of integration and consulting experience across multiple industries, including staffing, travel, healthcare, and finance.
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Bharath Ajendla is a director of product management focusing on SAP Intelligent Enterprise E2E integrations. His aim is to deliver External Workforce as part of the end-to-end Recruit to Retire business process integration for the Intelligent Enterprise.
Bharath is a frequent speaker at SAP conferences such as SAP TechEd and ASUG.
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Martin Herrmann is a product manager for SAP Intelligent Enterprise E2E integrations. His focus is on delivering Quote-to-Cash integrations as part of the end-to-end Lead-to-Cash business process. Martin has been with SAP for about 20 years, and has worked in various roles, mostly based around technical and Quote-to-Cash-related topics for hybrid and cloud solutions with SAP S/4HANA. He has been regularly involved in customer engagements and is a frequent speaker at SAP events like SAP TechEd and SAP user groups (DSAG, ASUG).
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