Join this free online course to learn about SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, and what you need to prepare and consider when moving your projects from on-premise to the cloud or for new implementations in the cloud.

November 16, 2022 - December 15, 2022
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

In our previous courses “Gain Experience with a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA”, “Key Technical Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA”, and “Guide Your SAP S/4HANA Project to Success” we shared knowledge gained through project experience about how to move efficiently and successfully to SAP S/4HANA and how to benefit from the innovations coming with it.

During the past year we’ve seen many customers shift from on-premise to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, or start new implementations directly in the cloud – a process that comes with different preparation and execution requirements.

While SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and partially a software as a service (SaaS) offering, it doesn’t mean that it is simply a matter of switching from on-premise, or a simple activation in the case of a new implementation. There are many aspects that need to be planned for in a timely and detailed manner to achieve a smooth transition or to start in the cloud.

This course builds on general SAP S/4HANA technical knowledge and is aimed at technical experts and architects.

The course starts with an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of SAP, partners, and customers, including advice on how communication can be planned for and done in an efficient manner.

You’ll then learn about the preparatory tasks for your project and how to migrate existing systems into the cloud. There are also specific network security considerations and tooling to be planned for around the actual SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition software. We include explanations about the skills and configuration requirements for SAP Fiori and provide an overview of how to build extensions both for and in the cloud.

The course concludes with recommendations for downtime optimization, go-live preparation, and important considerations when running the system.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: November 16, 2022, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 5-6 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: December 15, 2022, 09:00 UTC Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to the course and course overview
Unit 2: Responsibilities and communication
Unit 3: Preparing for your SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition project
Unit 4: Migration scenarios for moving an existing system into the cloud
Unit 5: Network and security considerations
Unit 6: Important tooling
Unit 7: What you need to know about SAP Fiori
Unit 8: Extensibility options
Unit 9: Downtime optimization considerations
Unit 10: Go-live preparation and running the system

Target Audience

  • SAP partners, customers, and employees
  • Enterprise architects
  • Technical architects
  • Basis consultants
  • UX architects
  • Development architects
  • Presales architects
  • Customer technical implementation and support teams

Course Requirements

Hands-on Systems

This course does not require any hands-on exercises and hence system access is not necessary to take part. We include demos, however, some of which you could execute yourself in SAP Cloud Appliance Library systems (https://cal.sap.com).

Further Learning

See our additional course offerings on “Learning Journey: RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition Onboarding Fundamentals

About Further Content Experts

Fernando Moreira

Fernando Moreira

Fernando Moreira is an SAP technology consultant and technology architect in LAC data and technology services and in the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in the Americas region. He is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Fernando joined SAP in 2004 and has always worked in customer project delivery, acting as a technology consultant and team lead. He joined the SAP S/4HANA RIG team in 2020 as an SAP S/4HANA technology expert, supporting SAP S/4HANA transition projects and sharing content through trainings and presentations for customers and partners. He has also been a project coach in the Early Adopter Care program. More recently, he has been focusing on topics related to improving the experience for customers and partners in the transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition.

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Hannes Defloo

Hannes Defloo

Hannes Defloo is a user experience consultant and architect in the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in the EMEA Region. He is based in Mechelen, Belgium.

Hannes has been working with SAP for 15 years, interacting with the support, training, and consulting areas.

With a strong background in development, integration, and SAP architecture, he works on local, regional, and global SAP customer projects, focusing on helping customers adopt SAP Fiori and SAP S/4HANA.

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Juan Tena

Juan Tena

Juan Tena is a chief technology architectin the EMEA SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group. His focus is on cloud architecture and enterprise architecture topics.

Juan is based in Barcelona, Spain. He joined SAP in 2006 and has held various roles in SAP Consulting, supporting many customers and partners on successful SAP S/4HANA projects.

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Rami Kandimalla

Rami Kandimalla

Rami Kandimalla is an enterprise architect in the CSS EMEA South team. He is also part of the EMEA SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group.

Rami is based in Walldorf, Germany, and has over 15 years of experience in various capacities, including solutioning, consulting, and mentoring. In recent years, he has been coordinating SAP S/4HANA enablement activities for customers and partners and supporting them to ensure a successful transition to SAP S/4HANA.

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Rohit Khan

Rohit Khan

Rohit Khan is a senior consultant with the Business Transformation Services, Platform and Technology, APJ team. He is also part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group.

Rohit has over 15 years of experience in various capacities, including solutioning, consulting, mentoring, and training.

His current focus is on analytics, UX, extensibility, and intelligent technologies. He has also been very active in ramping up partners and customers on SAP Learning Hub.

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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.

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This course is offered by

Adam Antal

Adam Antal works as a solution expert in the Partner Solution Adoption team, where his focus is on technical and operational topics around SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition.

Adam has created numerous trainings and webinars for SAP partners on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition.

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Ashuta Sheth

Ashuta Sheth is a senior consultant with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in the APJ region. She is based in Mumbai, India.

Ashuta has more than 12 years of experience in SAP consulting. She specializes in SAP implementation, integration, and migration projects.

As a product expert in the RIG, she has supported numerous successful projects in the APJ/GCN region and has also been involved in SAP S/4HANA enablement activities for partners.

Dr. Boris Rubarth

Boris Rubarth works as a product manager in the area of Software Logistics and is responsible for the Software Update Manager (SUM).

Boris has written numerous blogs and training courses on SAP topics and is the author of several books.

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Eric Li

Eric Li is a senior technical consultant in the SAP Premium Hub CoE team, based in China. He is part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in APJ and the product expert for SAP S/4HANA.

Eric has more than 16 years of experience in SAP consulting and service delivery. He specializes in SAP implementation, upgrade, migration, SAP S/4HANA conversion, and NZDT topics.

As a product expert in the RIG, he has supported numerous successful projects in the APJ/GCN region and has also been involved in SAP S/4HANA enablement activities for customers, partners, and other stakeholders.

Hendrik Luetjohann

Hendrik Luetjohann is a principal business consultant and part of SAP’s Business Transformation Services, based in Australia. He is part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in APJ and the product expert for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. He has been working for SAP for more than 20 years and leads the procurement team within the RIG.

Hendrik has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA (on-premise and cloud) customer projects in the APJ region and provides enablement activities for customers, partners, and other stakeholders.

Jocelyn Dart

Jocelyn Dart is a user experience strategist and solution architect with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group for Asia-Pacific Japan. She is based in Sydney, Australia.

Jocelyn has been with SAP for more than 26 years in a wide range of roles and industries. Her current focus is user experience –primarily SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA. She has a special passion for accessibility.

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Jorge Baltazar

Jorge Baltazar is a user experience architect in the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in the Americas region and in the SAP Latin America Mobile and UX consulting team. He is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Jorge has been working with SAP for 11 years, interacting with the support, training, sales, and consulting areas.

With a strong background in development, integration, and SAP architecture, he works on local, regional, and global SAP customer projects, focusing on helping customers adopt SAP Fiori and SAP S/4HANA.

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Leslie Castle

Leslie Castle is an SAP certified architect and works in the SAP Fiori/UX area in the EMEA SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group.

Leslie is based in London, UK, and has been working with SAP for 11 years, interacting with the support, training, and consulting areas.

With a strong background in development, integration, and SAP architecture, he works on local, regional, and global SAP customer projects, focusing on helping customers adopt SAP Fiori and SAP S/4HANA.

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Thiago Zanguetin

Thiago Zanguetin is a technology consultant and technology architect in the SAP Regional Implementation Group in the Americas region. He is based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Thiago joined SAP in 2001, working in the areas of SAP product integration, technology, and performance. He joined the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in 2016 and has supported customers and partners on many successful SAP S/4HANA projects.

In recent years, Thiago has been coordinating SAP S/4HANA enablement activities for customers and partners in LAC. His goal is to ensure a successful transition for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition customers.

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Thomas Csapo

Thomas Csapo is a principal technology and solution architect within the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in APJ.

Thomas has been with SAP since 2001 and has held various roles, from basis to technical, solution and enterprise architecture planning, and project guidance and execution. He has deep knowledge of many SAP products and integration, including integration with non-SAP products. He joined the SAP S/4HANA RIG in 2015 and leads the global SAP S/4HANA RIG Architecture and Operations community of practice.

In recent years, Thomas has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA customer projects, particularly in the APJ / GCN region, and coordinates SAP S/4HANA enablement activities for partners and SAP internal teams. He is involved in several topics with SAP ECS to ensure a smooth transition for our SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition customers.

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