Join this free open online course to learn how to build, test, and deliver high-quality, cloud-native, SAP S/4HANA extensions using the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK.
November 14, 2018 - December 20, 2018
Language: English

Course information

Course Summary

In the age of cloud ERP, it’s much easier to extend SAP S/4HANA than it was in previous ERP systems. Traditional extensions were often tightly interwoven with the core ERP and made it hard for SAP and its ecosystem to innovate at speed. But now, thanks to SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Platform, the SAP ecosystem can easily build and maintain value-adding ERP extensions.

In this course, we’ll cover the full cycle of building, testing, and delivering an exemplary high-quality SAP S/4HANA extension to help manage business partners. Using the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK, we’ll show you how to:

  • Kick-start a basic application based on project templates
  • Introduce functionality that seamlessly integrates SAP S/4HANA
  • Add qualities that make our extension ready for the cloud
  • Ensure a quick innovation cycle and unparalleled quality by leveraging a fully automated continuous delivery pipeline
  • Add advanced capabilities using SAP S/4HANA business events and SAP Leonardo machine learning.

Enroll now and kick-start your journey as a developer of game-changing, cloud-native SAP S/4HANA extensions.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Introducing Intelligent ERP
Week 2: Building Side-by-Side Extensions
Week 3: Delivering High Quality Extensions
Week 4: Advanced Extensibility

Target Audience

  • Application developers new to SAP S/4HANA extensibility with a Java background
  • Application developers familiar with modifying SAP systems with an ABAP background
  • Consultants who work on extending SAP S/4HANA systems
  • Everyone who is interested in how cloud-native development influences SAP S/4HANA extensibility

Course Requirements

Basic programming knowledge in Java

Development Systems

No development system is required for participation in this course. A free trial account on SAP Cloud Platform is enough. If available, an SAP S/4HANA system, cloud or on-premise, can optionally be used throughout this course, but a mock server which is fully sufficient is provided.

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Introducing Intelligent ERP
  • Week 2:

    Building Side-by-Side Extensions
  • Week 3:

    Delivering High Quality Extensions
  • Week 4:

    Advanced Extensibility
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!
  • SAP Learning Hub Discount

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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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Learners enrolled: 6434

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

Benjamin Heilbrunn

Benjamin Heilbrunn is the architect of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK Continuous Delivery Toolkit. His goal is to enable SAP’s ecosystem to reliably deliver high quality applications at high speed.

In the past, Benjamin acted as lead engineer for the intelligent integration of SAP RealSpend and SAP SuccessFactors. He has a strong background in enterprise software development and software architecture, and has worked on numerous cloud-native projects.

Benjamin is co-author of the SAP Press book “Extending SAP S/4HANA”.

Dr. Henning Heitkötter

Henning Heitkötter is the product owner of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK and strives to make the SDK the most value-adding framework for side-by-side extensions of SAP S/4HANA.

He is co-author of the SAP Press book "Extending SAP S/4HANA“ and a regular blog post author on

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Ekaterina Kruse

Ekaterina Kruse is a senior product specialist at SAP, working with SAP partners and customers to ensure the effective technical implementation of SAP S/4HANA extensions leveraging SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK and SAP Cloud Platform.

She is co-author of the SAP Press book “Extending SAP S/4HANA”.​

Florian Wilhelm

Florian Wilhelm is a developer at the SAP Innovation Center Potsdam. His professional focus is on the Java platform and continuous delivery.

Prior to this, Florian studied Computer Science at Hochschule Karlsruhe, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2015. He is co-author of the SAP Press book “Extending SAP S/4HANA”.

Daniel Kurzynski

Daniel Kurzynski is a senior developer at the SAP Innovation Center Potsdam, and is responsible for the SAP S/4HANA Cloud SDK Continuous Delivery Toolkit. Prior to this, he worked on innovative cloud applications in the area of finance, integrating SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors.

Daniel is co-author of the SAP Press book “Extending SAP S/4HANA”.


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