With this course, you’ll learn about the capabilities of Central Business Configuration, the customer value it brings, which key features it comprises, and how it affects the implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud (Essentials Edition, formerly known as multi-tenant edition).
Central Business Configuration is a new capability that will make it possible to configure a business process that spans across different SAP solutions from one central place. The Central Business Configuration capability will allow the configuration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, but it aims at a seamless implementation of end-to-end business processes across SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise Suite.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud will be the first solution to be supported by Central Business Configuration. You’ll learn how the Central Business Configuration capability will bring reduced configuration efforts, higher flexibility, faster company rollouts, and partner extensions. You’ll also learn about key features such as Scoping and Project Experience and the Organizational Structure app. These guide users through all the necessary steps to decide which business processes should be in scope, to manage your projects, or to set up the organizational structure of your company.
Unit 1: Vision and Customer Value
Unit 2: Impact on Implementation Activities for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Unit 3: System Landscape and System Request Process
Unit 4: Project Experience
Unit 5: Scoping Experience
Unit 6: Configuration Experience in the Explore Phase
Unit 7: Configuration Experience in the Realize and Deploy Phase
Unit 8: Future Outlook
General understanding of customer implementations of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and the SAP Activate methodology.
Christoph Hergenröder is a product expert for the consumption experience in Central Business Configuration. He has been with SAP as a consultant for nearly 10 years and has held various roles in financial planning and consolidation projects for large customers such as Daimler AG, Bosch, Nestlé, Lidl, and E.ON.
For nearly two years, he has been working as a product manager focusing on configuration. Within Central Business Configuration, he is topic product owner of the activities within the Project Experience.
Christoph Köble is a product expert for the consumption experience in Central Business Configuration.
He has been with SAP for over 22 years and has held various roles in support, development, consultancy, solution and product management in industry financial services, and several cross areas.
Within Central Business Configuration, he is topic product owner of User and Project Experience.
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Fabian Ackermann is a product specialist in the workstream for the consumption experience of Central Business Configuration.
He has been driving content management, internal communication, and project management, along with multimedia production for software documentation and enablement.
Felix Peter is chief product owner for customer experience in the area of SAP Cloud SME solutions and content, ensuring a consistent experience for our customers along their entire journey with SAP.
The focus of his role is the first customer touchpoints before contract closure, such as discovery of the available scope, but also the guided handling of implementation projects, business-driven configuration, and surrounding tasks such as system provisioning and proactive support.
Meltem Kahraman is product owner of primary finance settings and configuration for the consumption experience in Central Business Configuration.
She has been with SAP for more than 12 years and has had various roles in consulting, development, quality, and product management.
Susanne Knopp leads the Solution Onboarding Architecture team in Central Business Configuration. She has been with SAP for more than 19 years and has held various roles in sales, business development, solution launch, and product management.
Susanne is well known to the SAP community through SAP Community blogs, conference presentations, and webinars.
Axel Kühl is a product expert for the consumption experience in Central Business Configuration. He has been with SAP for more than 17 years and has held various roles in development and product management.
Previously, Axel has focused on defining and improving the system delivery process of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, including lifecycle events like update and upgrade. In a customer-like environment, this delivery process is tested as an end-to-end interaction between product, operations, and lifecycle processes.
Jörg Rupprecht leads the Consumption Experience product area within Central Business Configuration, designing and developing a consistent experience for customers.
Before this, he led the End-to-End SAP Activate Cloud Deployment experience team with the aim of developing efficient customer self-services for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. In previous roles, he gained management and consulting expertise with advanced knowledge in leading teams, programs, and other disciplines of SAP solutions.
Steffen Wolf is a product expert for the consumption experience in Central Business Configuration.
He has now been with SAP for more than 12 years. He has worked in areas of software modeling, SRM development, data type modeling, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud product management.