Integration – The Key to the Intelligent Enterprise

Join this free online course to learn how your business can become an Intelligent Enterprise by connecting your data, and get an overview of the integration options provided by SAP.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Getting Started with SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology | SAP Learning site.

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

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

Intelligent Enterprises use their data assets effectively to achieve desired outcomes faster – and with less risk. Responding to individual customer needs, engaging talent in new ways, and creating disruptive business models are critical business imperatives. By becoming an Intelligent Enterprise, you can achieve these goals, and more. By eliminating data silos and automating data wrangling and integration, you can recognize unseen patterns and provide new intelligence to service customers and employees. This can help you to direct scarce resources to areas where they’ll have the greatest impact and give you the insight into your business processes to rapidly respond to change, pivot towards the right outcomes, and guard against disruptive competitors.

To make the most of your data and become an Intelligent Enterprise, you need your data sources to be connected and integrated. Take an automated, guided approach to integration. Seamlessly integrate your SAP and non-SAP cloud environments and technologies, extend with open APIs, and more.

This course will provide you with an overview of SAP’s holistic integration strategy to support the Intelligent Enterprise. You’ll learn about the integration such as user experience, process, data, analytics, IoT, master data, process orchestration, security, automation, extensibility, and much more.

Watch Bjoern Goerke, Chief Technology Officer and President of SAP Cloud Platform, as he talks about the relevance of this course.

Course Structure

This nutshell course differs from other openSAP courses in that it’ll take only 3-4 hours to complete, and all the content will be available to you at the start of the course. Only the units of section 1 are mandatory to gain a record of achievement. The ones in section 2 to 5 are optional. However, we encourage all of you to continue watching the videos to gain a deeper understanding of SAP’s integration concepts and technologies.

We know you have a hectic schedule, so we’ve created short modules that cover need-to-know information about integration – the key to the Intelligent Enterprise. The modules contain:

  • Videos (approx.20 minutes each) that cover the key topics
  • Self-test questions to check your understanding of the videos
  • Course assignment, which is based on the section 1 content
  • Additional resources to continue building your knowledge

After you’ve worked through all the sections, you can do a course assignment based on the video lectures from section 1 and earn points towards a record of achievement (minimum score of 50% required). You don’t need to complete the course in one sitting. Feel free to dip in whenever you have some time.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: November 19, 2018, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours in total (including the mandatory + one optional section)
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: December 18, 2018, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

  • Section 1: SAP Integration Strategy at a Glance
  • Section 2: Integration Styles and Technologies
  • Section 3: Cross-Technologies
  • Section 4: Integration Setup and Operations
  • Section 5: Closing

Target Audience

  • Enterprise architects
  • Integration architects and developers
  • Anyone who is interested in learning about Intelligent Enterprise integration

Course Requirements

Basic knowledge of integration technologies and concepts such as application programming interface technologies.

Please note: This course is replaced by SAP’s Integrated Intelligent Suite (January 11, 2021 through February 16, 2021)

Course contents

  • Course content no longer available

  • 1. SAP Integration Strategy at a Glance

  • 2. Integration Styles and Technologies

  • 3. Cross-Technologies

  • 4. Integration Setup and Operations

  • 5. Closing

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Course End
Dec 18, 2018
Course Start
Nov 19, 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

Katrin von Ahsen

Katrin von Ahsen is a product expert for Intelligent Enterprise Technology at SAP. She is responsible for enhancing and rolling out the SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology and supports the rollout of SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise Strategy with focus on technology aspects.

Katrin is a frequent speaker on integration topics at SAP TechEd, SAP Community, SAP User Groups, and more. She has more than 20 years of experience with SAP integration technology and concepts in various roles, ranging from consulting to program and product management.

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