Join this free open online course to learn about the technical aspects involved in converting an SAP ERP system into an SAP S/4HANA system. After completing this course, you’ll have a good understanding of the technical aspects of a system conversion, such as which tools support a system conversion and what to consider when adopting custom code.
This course is a repeat of last year’s course with the inclusion of new information in the handout material. You’ll also have the opportunity to access a hands-on system in the course.
The course takes a detailed look at the technical topics involved in a system conversion to SAP S/4HANA and presents the new tooling available. It is brought to you by the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group, who support customers on their journey to SAP S/4HANA. The topics in the course were selected based on project experiences and frequently asked questions.
In the first week, we’ll present the technical tools and the changes SAP introduced to better support the ecosystem to transition to SAP S/4HANA. As well as covering the technical tools, the units focus on required changes to the authorization and the upgrade strategy.
In week 2, we’ll take a very close look at User Experience. It’s a key element for a successful conversion to SAP S/4HANA and is often neglected. This week should help you to set up the foundation and enable the on-going adoption of new innovations.
Week 3 takes a closer look at the adoption of custom code. The team will present some new tools and explain how you can adopt relevant custom code to the new data model in SAP S/4HANA.
In the final week of the course, you'll learn more about the SAP Analytics space and how a system conversion impacts analytics and SAP BW. After a short introduction, the team will focus on potential impacts on SAP BW, planning, and actual system demonstrations, showing things in an SAP S/4HANA system.
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Week 1: Fundamentals and Technical Tooling
Week 2: User Experience in SAP S/4HANA
Week 3: Development Recommendations for SAP S/4HANA
Week 4: SAP Analytics
Week 5: Final Exam
Basic understanding of SAP implementation projects
If your primary interest in taking this course is learning about the technical aspects of a system conversion, you do not need access to an SAP S/4HANA system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in getting some hands-on experience based on the instructions in the course. We will therefore provide you with a dedicated SAP CAL environment. You will get detailed information on how to access the system image and the costs at the beginning of the course.
Pierre Cassano is a principal analytics and solution architect and part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in APJ and APJ Digital Business Services. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Pierre has been with SAP for more than 24 years, spanning training, consulting, and management roles throughout this time.
With a strong software development background and specialization within the analytics space with the introduction of SAP BW in the late 1990s, Pierre has seen many of the SAP analytics innovations some of us take for granted. He now focuses on SAP HANA analytics, IoT, and Big Data, including developing customer-specific architecture and strategy solutions for the APJ region.
Thiago Zanguetin is an SAP S/4HANA product expert in the Regional Implementation Group for the Latin America region. He is also a consultant in Digital Business Services – Services Delivery in South America. Thiago has been working at SAP for more than 18 years and specializes in the areas of SAP architecture, integration, performance, and SAP S/4HANA projects.
Thomas Csapo is a principal technology and solution architect with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in APJ.
Thomas has been with SAP since 2001 and has held different roles in basis to solution development and technical and enterprise architecture planning and guidance. He has a deep knowledge of many SAP products and integration, including integration with non-SAP products. He joined the SAP S/4HANA RIG in 2015 and co-coordinates the technical global SAP S/4HANA RIG team. In recent years, Thomas has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA customer projects in the APJ region, and also coordinates SAP S/4HANA enablement activities for partners and SAP internal teams.
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Previous version of this course is available here: Key Technical Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA (October 2 through November 07, 2019)
This course was rated with 4.42 stars in average from 534 votes.
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Boris Rubarth works as a product manager in the area of Software Logistics and is responsible for the Software Update Manager (SUM) and the Software Logistics Toolset (SL Toolset).
Boris has written numerous blogs and training courses on SAP topics and is the author of several books.
Christoph is a product manager in the SAP Intelligent Enterprise Group. He is product owner for the Analysis Path Framework (APF) in the APF @ SAP Cloud Platform team and works on making APF consumable as SAP Cloud Platform service for SAP’s SaaS and PaaS applications.
Christoph works on innovation topics at SAP and acts as well as Design Thinking and Business Model Innovation coach, facilitating teams and customers to find innovative solutions in their challenging environments.
Éva Szabó is a principal consultant in the area of SAP BW/4HANA and SAP Analytics solutions. Éva started with SAP while the team was called BW-Team. She experienced from very nearby the growth of the SAP Analytics portfolio and the introduction of BW on SAP HANA. Éva was part of the SAP BW/4HANA RIG when it was introduced in 2016 and is involved in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and on-premise integration with SAP BW/4HANA and classic BW, which are currently hot topics for SAP customers.
Gilbert Wong is an SAP S/4HANA product expert in the Regional Implementation Group for the Americas region. He is also a platinum consultant in Digital Business Services – Services Delivery in North America.
Gilbert has been working at SAP for over 21 years, and specializes in the areas of SAP architecture, integration, SAP HANA migrations, and SAP S/4HANA projects.
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.
Jorge Baltazar is a user experience consultant and architect in the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in the Americas Region and LAC Digital Business Services. He is based in Mexico City, Mexico.
Jorge has been working with SAP for 7 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.
Jürgen Butsmann is a member of the Global Business Development team, responsible for the go-to-market of SAP S/4HANA in EMEA. He ensures that this new innovation is picked up by all market units in SAP EMEA and acts as a solution evangelist with customers and partners.
Jürgen also heads GTM for the Analytics solutions inside SAP S/4HANA and the positioning with related solutions.
Mahesh Sardesai is an SAP S/4HANA product expert and principal technology and solution architect in the Regional Implementation Group for the Americas region. He is also a platinum consultant in Digital Business Services – Services Delivery in North America based in Toronto, Canada.
Mahesh has been working with SAP Canada for 12 years, with SAP products for 22 years, and specializes in the areas of SAP architecture, integration, and SAP HANA migrations, guiding early adopter customers on SAP S/4HANA Cloud and on-premise projects.
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Michael Ren is an analytics senior consultant and part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in APJ and Digital Business Services China. He is based in Shanghai, China.
Michael has been with SAP for more than 9 years and has worked in SAP HANA and analytics service delivery. He has extensive experience in a solution support role and as an analytics project implementation lead. Michael is now focusing on SAP S/4HANA analytics in addition to SAP HANA analytics for the APJ region.
Dr. Thomas Schneider is the responsible architect and area product owner for extensibility for SAP S/4HANA on the ABAP platform.
Thomas started working for SAP AG in 1996. Since then, he has held several positions in the area of global service and support, including acting as head of the Center of Expertise for performance. In 2004 he moved to the development department, where he was the architect responsible for topics like IT service and application management, partner development, and extensibility.
Thomas is the author of books on SAP performance optimization and SAP S/4HANA extensibility.