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Join this free open online course to learn the answers to commonly asked questions from customers during implementation projects when moving from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA. After completing this course, you’ll have a basic understanding of the important topics when planning your journey to SAP S/4HANA and the importance of the new innovations.
Please note: this course will be repeated in Q2, 2021. Click here for the new version.

Self-paced since October 15, 2020
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

In our previous courses, Key Technical Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA and Key Functional Topics in a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA, we focused on the technical and functional aspects you need to manage during a system conversion.

With this course, we want to answer some of the commonly asked questions from customers when they consider and plan a move to SAP S/4HANA.

The first units focus on topics your customers must consider when transitioning to SAP S/4HANA. For example, they’ll need to understand the key differences between legacy SAP ERP capabilities and the new streamlined SAP S/4HANA Finance process. The business partner concept is another major change for most customers.

The focus then shifts to the innovations SAP customers may want to consider in their projects. This could be something as simple as rolling out the SAP Fiori launchpad and adopting some of the embedded analytical reports.

Customers who did a “technical” transition from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA as a first step sometimes struggle to understand the value of the investment. Innovation topics are therefore becoming increasingly important as a way of showcasing to customers the value you get from transitioning to SAP S/4HANA. Showing the potential innovations that can be adopted with future rollouts in the project plan is key.

We’ll answer some of the most common questions and present demos of some of the available Innovations to help you to prepare for your journey to SAP S/4HANA.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: September 09, 2020, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 5 weeks
  • Effort: 4 - 5 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: October 15, 2020, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: First Steps when Moving to SAP S/4HANA
Unit 2: SAP S/4HANA – Finance Essentials
Unit 3: Steps to Business Partner and Customer Vendor Integration (CVI)
Unit 4: Logistics Essentials and Changes in SAP S/4HANA
Unit 5: Enriching SAP S/4HANA with New Logistics Features
Unit 6: Moving to SAP S/4HANA – Technical Considerations and Guidance
Unit 7: Transforming Your SAP User Experience with SAP Fiori
Unit 8: Reporting and Analytics – Starting the Journey
Unit 9: Making the Intelligent Enterprise a Reality
Unit 10: SAP S/4HANA Innovation Examples in Action

Target Audience

  • Project teams
  • Technical and functional consultants
  • Implementation partners
  • Anyone involved in or planning an SAP S/4HANA implementation project

Course Requirements

Basic understanding of SAP implementation projects

Hands-On Systems

The course focuses on answering common questions. You don´t need system access to take part in the course. However, you can experience a system conversion from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA in a dedicated SAP CAL environment. We’ll provide details on how to access the system image and the costs at the beginning of the course.

Further Learning

Further learning pic For further learning, we recommend that you check out the learning journey on SAP S/4HANA - Implementation Tools and Methodology

About Further Content Experts

Thomas Csapo


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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Course End
Oct 15, 2020
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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.

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This course is offered by

Hendrik Luetjohann

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.

Sheldon Edelstein

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.

Alexander Röbel

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.

Dorin Marmeliuc

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.

Kusiel Camargo

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.

Jocelyn Dart

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 28 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.

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Pierre Cassano

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 25 years, spanning training, consulting, and management roles throughout this time. With a strong software development background and specialization within the analytics space, he now focuses on SAP HANA analytics, IoT, and Big Data, including developing customer-specific architecture and strategy solutions for the APJ region.

Rohit Khan

Rohit Khan is a senior consultant with the Business Transformation Services, Platform and Technology, APJ team. He is also part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group.

Rohit has over 15 years of experience in various capacities, including solutioning, consulting, mentoring, and training.

His current focus is on analytics, UX, extensibility, and intelligent technologies. He has also been very active in ramping up partners and customers on SAP Learning Hub.

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Gilbert Wong

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.

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