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.
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Language: English

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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.

Course contents


  • 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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If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!

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This course was held from Nov 19, 2018 through Dec 18, 2018.

6573 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements


  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 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


Katrin von Ahsen

Katrin von Ahsen is a product manager in the office of SAP Chief Technology Officer where she supports the definition and rollout of SAP's integration strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise. Her focus is currently on internal and external learning enablement on SAP integration design and development. 

Katrin acts as a trusted advisor for executive customers and partners, and leads the SAP Mentors integration workgroup. She has many years of experience with integration technologies and concepts at SAP, in roles ranging from consulting to program and product management.

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