Getting Started with SAP Model Company

Join this free online course and get to know the SAP Model Company concept, architecture, and different deployment options. SAP Model Company is a pre-packaged, ready-to-use, end-to-end reference solution for SAP S/4HANA, SAP C/4HANA, or SAP SuccessFactors, tailored to a specific industry or line of business.

This course was retired in October 2023.

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Self-paced since February 19, 2020
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

With the SAP Model Company, SAP has created a pre-packaged, ready-to-use, end-to-end reference solution for SAP S/4HANA, SAP C/4HANA, or SAP SuccessFactors, tailored to a specific industry or line of business. It comprises state-of-the-art applications and proven best practices and captures the experience from successful, real-life digital transformation projects.

In this course, you’ll get to know the SAP Model Company concept, architecture, and different deployment options. You’ll learn how the ready-to-use, preconfigured processes of SAP Model Company services can be used to accelerate an SAP solution deployment as well as SAP implementation projects.

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Course Content

Week 1: SAP Model Company Fundamentals
Week 2: Deploying SAP Model Company
Week 3: Leveraging SAP Model Company in Your Projects
Week 4: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Consultants
  • Partners and prospects
  • Anyone interested in learning about SAP Model Company

Course Requirements

General understanding of SAP S/4HANA-based implementation projects and challenges

Further Learning

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Course contents

  • Course content no longer available

  • Week 1:

    Fundamentals of SAP Model Company
  • Week 2:

    Deploying SAP Model Company
  • Week 3:

    Leveraging SAP Model Company in Your Projects
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!
  • Wrap-up

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Course End
Feb 19, 2020
Course Start
Jan 21, 2020


This course was rated with 4.28 stars in average from 2032 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

Dietmar Schulz

Dietmar Schulz is a business enterprise chief in SAP’s Digital Business Services organization, with over 18 years of product development and consulting experience.

Since 2018 he has been responsible for the build and lifecycle management in SAP’s Model Company program, focusing on the architecture and interoperability of SAP Model Company solutions.

Hadi Yahya

Hadi Yahya is an SAP delivery executive/senior program manager. His main focus is on the effective delivery of SAP projects across SAP’s software solutions.

Hadi has a successful track record with an long career focused on SAP projects and programs, enabling corporations to drive positive business transformations.

Andreas Elting

Andreas Elting is an SAP Model Company portfolio manager at SAP. His focus in on SAP Model Company strategy and go-to-market.

Andreas is also a service offering manager at Energy and Natural Resources, driving ENR’s service offerings.

Thomas Kesl

Thomas Kesl is a senior manager in SAP’s Consulting organization and leads the partner stream in the SAP Model Company program.

Thomas has almost 25 years of consulting experience from around the globe. At SAP, he has built and run business units and incubated and led strategic projects.

A thought leader and regular speaker at SAP and industry events, , Thomas has published papers on industry and technology trends, including digital transformation and cloud business models.

Klaus Berghoffer

Klaus Berghoffer is the marketing lead for the SAP Model Company program in the SAP Digital Business Services Solution Marketing and External Communications team. Klaus owns SAP Model Company /go/ModelCompany in the SAP Corporate Portal and is responsible for the SAP.COM page.

Philip Sachs

Philip Sachs is the global head of SAP Model Company for HR and also responsible for the SAP SuccessFactors delivery strategy.

Alongside these roles, he is part of the SAP Model Company program governance and responsible for the Public Cloud Model Company services.

Philip has more than 25 years of consulting experience in various roles such as project manager, consulting director, consulting sales, field readiness etc., with a focus on the Human Resources domain.

Arend Weil

Arend Weil manages SAP’s service portfolio for on-premise and private cloud solutions. He focuses on creating service offerings and solutions, such as SAP Model Company and SAP Value Assurance, that increase adoption and accelerate time-to-value through reuse and repeatability. Arend holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg-Schweinfurt, in Germany.

Sinje Seidler

Sinje Seidler works in product management for Application Lifecycle Management at SAP. This includes products such as SAP Solution Manager, SAP Cloud ALM, and Focused Build. Sinje has a strong background in business process management, especially process modeling and process-driven SAP implementations. Within SAP Model Company she is responsible for Methodology & Tools, which includes the creation of business content assets.

Kai Siegmund

Kai Siegmund is a senior business processes consultant in the area of extended supply chain management. He has designed, developed, and delivered engineering services and contributed to SAP Model Company for R&D Engineering and Sustainability. In his role, Kai documents the main delivery processes and deployment procedures to request access to SAP Model Company solutions.

Jürgen Grimmeisen

Jürgen Grimmeisen is a product content manager for Product Success in the Customer Co-Innovation and Content organization.

As the leading development manager from 2007-2012, Jürgen was responsible for building the SAP Best Practices solutions together with a team in China and the U.S. The first pre-configured template they built in 2012 laid the foundation for the SAP Model Company Program as it is known today. SAP Best Practices is now fully integrated into SAP’s product development organization and extended with cross-industry and industry processes built within the SAP Model Company Program.