SAP S/4HANA in a Nutshell

SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s next generation business suite designed to help you run simple in a digital and networked world.
This new suite is built on our advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and offers a personalized user experience with SAP Fiori.
Deployable in the cloud or on-premise, SAP S/4HANA is built to drive instant value across lines of business and industries with the ultimate in sophistication: simplicity.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since June 23, 2015
Language: English

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA, in short: SAP S/4HANA, is SAP’s next generation business suite and the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3. It was unveiled in New York on February 3, 2015, and this course gives you the opportunity to get an overview and gain further insights into this new SAP offering.

SAP S/4HANA is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience (UX).
It will be offered as a cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployment option to provide maximum choice to customers.

SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation with simplicity by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models.
It will also help accelerate the on-ramp to Internet of Things and Big Data. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency.

This is a special edition openSAP course; your total learning time will be just two to three hours, and all the content is already available. The course is broken down into eight units consisting of one video per unit, with self-tests for you to complete after each section. At the end of the course, there is a final assignment. You can complete the assignment at any time. If you complete the final assignment successfully, you will receive a record of achievement.

You don’t need to complete the course in one sitting. Feel free to dip in whenever you have some spare time to complete the next unit and learn more about SAP S/4HANA.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: March 25, 2015, 09:00 (UTC), please check your time zone carefully.
  • Effort: 2-3 hours in total
  • Course language: English

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Welcome
  • Unit 2: Introduction to SAP S/4HANA
  • Unit 3: Market Background
  • Unit 4: Innovation & Simplification
  • Unit 5: Simple Finance as Frontrunner
  • Unit 6: Roadmapping and the next steps to SAP S/4HANA
  • Unit 7: Start now, a project cloud approach to get proof fast
  • Unit 8: SAP S/4HANA fueling the Digital Transformation

Target Audience

  • Anyone interested in SAP S/4HANA; no technical SAP background required

Course Requirements

  • You need no previous knowledge or technical background to participate in this course.

Development Systems

This course is based on online lectures only. You need no development system to successfully participate in the course.

About the Instructors:

Bernd Leukert

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Member of the Global Executive Board
Products & Innovation

Markus Schwarz

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SVP & General Manager SAP S/4HANA
Global Customer Operations

Wieland Schreiner

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EVP & Chief Product Owner SAP S/4HANA
Products & Innovation

Jens Krüger

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SVP, Head of LoB Finance and SAP Innovation Center
Products & Innovation

Rudolf Hois

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VP Innovation Delivery SAP S/4HANA
Products & Innovation

Steffen von Berg

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Global Head of Customer Engagement for Cloud Delivery & Services
Scale Quality & Support

Sven Denecken

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GVP Strategy & Co-Innovation
Products & Innovation

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Course End
Jun 23, 2015
Course Start
Mar 25, 2015

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.