Join this free online course to learn about the functional aspects of converting an SAP ERP system into an SAP S/4HANA system. After completing this course, you’ll have a good understanding of the functional aspects of a system conversion, such as the required changes in Finance and the steps to adopt the business partner concept.
Please note: There is a more recent version of this course: Key Functional Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA (Repeat).
During the popular course, System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA, learners expressed an interest in focusing on the technical and functional aspects of system conversion. This course will provide learners with a more detailed look at the functional topics with demos where possible and we provide a separate course focused on the technical topics.
The SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group supports customers on their journey to SAP S/4HANA with their focus on customers transitioning to SAP S/4HANA who have chosen a system conversion approach. The topics in this course were selected based on the project experiences and frequently asked questions.
In this course, we’ll focus on the functional aspects of a system conversion. This will help you better prepare yourself and make you aware of the new tooling available.
In the first week, we’ll focus on the project management aspects of an SAP S/4HANA conversion project. This will be complemented by presenting SAP’s methodology and the tools we provide for planning a project. We’ll also cover solutions to help you take the first steps on a transformation journey, such as SAP Transformation Navigator.
In week 2, we’ll look at all the Finance-related conversion topics. The information should help you understand the mandatory activities you need to follow for a successful system conversion.
Week 3 will be dedicated to the business partner and customer/vendor integration (CVI). We’ll cover topics like employee synchronization and the available accelerators for CVI synchronization.
In the last week of the course, we’ll look at Logistics. One of the topics will be MRP, with the focus on MRP lists and the MRP areas. We’ll also look at some cross-topics like Output Management for SAP S/4HANA and Settlement Management.
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Week 1: SAP S/4HANA Project Management
Week 2: Conversion to SAP S/4HANA Finance
Week 3: Business Partner
Week 4: Conversion to SAP S/4HANA for Logistics Areas
Week 5: Final Exam
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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.
Ajeet Agarwal is a senior consultant with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in APJ, and is based in Bangalore, India.
Ajeet has more than 14 years of experience in SAP consulting and has extensive knowledge of business processes. His current focus is on SAP S/4HANA Finance topics.
As a product expert in the RIG, Ajeet has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA customer projects in the APJ region.
Alexander Roebel is a principal consultant with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in EMEA, and is based in Berlin, Germany.
Alex has been in consulting with SAP for more than 22 years. With a strong business process and development background, his current focus is on business partner and customer-vendor integration, as well as procure-to-pay topics.
As a product expert in the RIG, Alex has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA customer projects in the EMEA region.
Andi Mauersberger is a process consultant with a focus on business partner and customer-vendor integration. He has worked for many years in the business partner area at SAP.
Andi supports several SAP S/4HANA project teams in introducing the business partner concept and provides advice based on his experience. As part of the Regional Implementation Group (RIG) team in the EMEA region, he works as a connector between SAP S/4HANA projects and development/consulting.
Astrid Tschense is a member of the IT Planning and Architecture team in DBS. She owns the transition roadmaps for SAP S/4HANA (on-prem), SAP BW/4HANA, and the SAP S/4HANA Upgrade and Product Integration roadmap.
Astrid joined SAP in 2001 and was a product manager for various products, including SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server, SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood, and infrastructure tools. She is the author of several SAP Press publications.
Chelliah Soundar is a business process principal consultant in SAP S/4HANA logistics based in the U.S. He has over 10 years of experience at SAP in the area of logistics, with a primary focus on sourcing and procurement and materials management.
Chelliah is an SAP S/4HANA product expert supporting SAP S/4HANA implementation and conversion projects as part of the Regional Implementation Group (RIG) for the Americas region. His focus areas within the RIG are CVI and Procure-to-Pay.
Christian Niemann is a principal consultant with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) for EMEA, and is based in Hannover, Germany.
He has worked in consulting at SAP for more than 20 years. With a strong background in solution architecture, business processes, and analytics, his focus areas in the RIG are CVI and architecture.
As a product expert, Christian has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA customer projects in the EMEA region.
Dirk Holzhausen is a chief enterprise architect focusing on SAP S/4HANA. Dirk guides customers through the development of SAP S/4HANA target architectures and roadmaps to the delivery and execution of an SAP S/4HANA project. He has guided a number of customers on their way to SAP S/4HANA, including big SAP S/4HANA conversions.
As an SAP S/4HANA project coach in the SAP S/4HANA Customer Care program, Dirk was part of the SAP S/4HANA story from the very beginning. He is based at SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.
Dorin Marmeliuc is an SAP S/4HANA product expert and a senior consultant in the Regional Implementation Group for the Americas region. He specializes in SAP S/4HANA system conversion, with a main focus on areas like CVI conversion and plan-to-product.
Dorin has over 7 years of experience as a logistics consultant in projects related to airlines, manufacturing industries, electronic products, consumer and chemical products, public sector, and shipbuilding.
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.
Ivan is currently an SAP senior business processes consultant for the Consumer Industries hub in Latin America.
He is also an SAP S/4HANA product expert in the SAP Regional Implementation Group, helping customers facilitate their road to SAP S/4HANA through customer care.
Ivan has been involved for the past 9 years as a functional logistics consultant on local, regional, and global projects for SAP customers.
Jose Marquez is the SAP S/4HANA RIG LAC team lead. He acts as Order-to-Cash team lead and is the project sponsor for several SAP S/4HANA new implementations and system conversions supported by the RIG.
Prior to this, Jose worked as a senior business consultant with over 15 years of international experience in leading and delivering successful projects in North and Latin America related to business transformation and SAP implementation.
Karin Ruffenacht is a principal consultant for SCM and joined the Regional Implementation Group (RIG EMEA) as a product expert in May 2018.
Karin has been in consulting and training with SAP for more than 20 years. Her main focus has always been on production, variant configuration, PP/DS and the integration of logistics processes.
Currently, Karin supports customers on their way to SAP S/4HANA as a development angel or consultant. She likes to provide knowledge transfer and has published the cookbook for embedded PP/DS on SAP S/4HANA.
Kusiel Camargo is a senior business consultant and expert in the Production and Quality modules for SAP S/4HANA. He has worked as a consultant and business architect on SAP projects in Brazil and abroad for more than 16 years.
Kusiel joined the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG LATAM) in January 2016. As an SAP S/4HANA product expert and Plan-to-Product team lead, he supports SAP S/4HANA implementation projects in Latin America and accelerates SAP S/4HANA adoption through enablement and content creation.
Martin Schmidt is a principal business architect focusing on Finance solutions. He is based in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Martin works as a product expert with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in EMEA. He has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA implementations and conversions.
Oscar Osorio is an SAP S/4HANA product expert in the Regional Implementation Group for the Americas region. He is also a senior business process consultant for the Energy Industry Hub in Latin America. Oscar has over 12 years of experience as a logistics consultant in projects related to oil and gas, consumer products, and manufacturing and services industries.
Sheldon Edelstein is a platinum consultant with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in North America, and is based in Detroit, Michigan.
Sheldon has more than 20 years of experience in SAP consulting and has extensive knowledge of business processes. His current focus is on SAP S/4HANA Finance topics.
As a product expert in the RIG, Sheldon has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA customer projects in the North America region.