Integration Advisor Capability of SAP Integration Suite

Join this free online course to learn how to use the Integration Advisor capability of SAP Integration Suite (short: Integration Advisor) to enable the exchange of business data between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and other SAP and non-SAP systems.

This course was retired in October, 2023.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Getting Started with SAP Integration Solution Advisory Methodology | SAP Learning site.

Self-paced since April 21, 2021
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October, 2023.

Course Summary

Customers want to exchange business data between their SAP S/4HANA Cloud and other SAP and non-SAP systems in their enterprise or at their trading partners via business-to-business. In particular, they want to create and enable the required integration content for exchanging the data as soon as possible. The problem is that all these systems/applications have different, heterogeneous domain models, meaning the effort required to integrate them is always high when using the classic integration tools. To overcome this, the Integration Advisor capability of SAP Integration Suite (short: Integration Advisor) unifies all the necessary components, with a strong focus on usability, understandability, reusability, flexibility, transparency, and speed based on a comprehensive knowledge base and machine learning.

In this course, you’ll learn how you can use the completely new paradigm provided by the Integration Advisor to quickly define, maintain, share, and deploy integration content to SAP Integration Suite Cloud Integration. You’ll learn how to create functional interface definitions and mapping guidelines, which will then be automatically generated and enabled in SAP Integration Suite Cloud Integration in order to build end-to-end integration scenarios between SAP S/4HANA and external A2A/B2B systems.

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

  • "I have been implementing Vendor and Customer EDI scenario with IDOCs and X12 for my clients since the days of SAP XI, PI, PO and now CPI. This Integration Advisor is a very good tool for development and documentation. …" Read the original post

  • "Hi (together) team, I have enjoyed this course packed with information and good learning materials from the experts. …" Read the original post

  • "Hello Gunther and team, it was a great course and I am quite impressed about the capabilities of the Integration Advisor. …" Read the original post

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Main Pillars in Detail
Week 3: Build an End-to-End Scenario
Week 4: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Business domain experts
  • Integration developers
  • Integration architects
  • Application developers
  • Project managers
  • Consultants
  • Anyone involved in or interested in SAP Integration Suite

Course Requirements

  • Fundamental understanding of SAP Business Technology Platform
  • Basic knowledge of integration technologies and concepts
  • Knowledge of interface design and mapping of interfaces
  • Some knowledge of XSLT and XML

System for Hands-on Exercises

Details on development system preparation and the corresponding links will be provided during the course. All described systems are free-of-charge.

Please note: This course is in self-paced mode since April 21, 2021. Therefore the practical system exercises are not supported anymore.

Course contents

  • Course content no longer available

  • Week 1:

  • Week 2:

    Main Pillars in Detail
  • Week 3:

    Build an End-to-End Scenario
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!

Enroll me for this course

The course is free. Just register for an account on openSAP and take the course!
Enroll me now


Course End
Apr 21, 2021
Course Start
Mar 23, 2021


This course was rated with 4.42 stars in average from 556 votes.

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.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Gunther Stuhec

Gunther Stuhec is the chief architect, as well as the father/inventor of the Integration Advisor Capability in the Intelligent Delivery Group, which is part of the Customer Success board area. He is responsible for the enablement of the new Integration Advisor Capability for services delivery.

Gunther has worked at SAP for more than 21 years and has been involved with and acquired a profound knowledge of the topic of integration for over 25 years.

Annemarie Kiefer

Annemarie Kiefer is a development expert. She is currently on a fellowship with the Integration Advisor Capability of SAP Integration Suite. 
Annemarie has been working in the integration area in different roles for many years, focusing on topics such as CRM Middleware, SAP Process Integration, SAP Cloud Integration and the integration framework for SAP Business One. 

Michelle Luft

Michelle Luft is a technology consultant at SAP, focusing on customer implementation projects for SAP Integration Suite Cloud Integration and SAP Integration Suite Integration Advisor. Michelle is also responsible for the enablement of the Integration Advisor Capability.