Gain Experience with a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA

Join this free online course to learn how to move your customer system to SAP S/4HANA and become an Intelligent Enterprise. The course is targeted at technical experts and includes hands-on exercises for you to prepare for your customer system conversion to SAP S/4HANA.

Please note: There is a more recent version of this course: Gain Experience with a System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA (Repeat)

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since November 18, 2021
Language: English

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

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 “Guide Your SAP S/4HANA Project to Success” in 2020 we answered some of the most commonly asked questions from customers who are planning to transition to SAP S/4HANA.

This course is targeted at technical experts and explains some of the most important aspects to consider and execute during a system conversion.

The course begins with an explanation of the technical activities required in the source SAP ERP system in preparation for the conversion. This includes deploying tools and corrections for both technical and functional checks required for activities later on in the system. We’ll also dive deeper into SAP Readiness Check, the simplification item checks, and outline what needs to be done to adapt your custom code.

The focus then moves on to executing the actual technical upgrade with tools such as Maintenance Planner and Software Update Manager.

Following this, we’ll explain the configuration required after the Software Update Manager run in order to benefit from innovation. You’ll learn how to activate and leverage these innovations, which are delivered via the SAP Fiori user experience, including the quick wins of embedded analytics.

The course concludes with some configuration and examples for activating Intelligent Enterprise scenarios delivered as part of and extending the SAP S/4HANA solution.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: October 13, 2021, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 5 weeks
  • Effort: 9-10 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: November 18, 2021, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to the course and our SAP Cloud Appliance Library solutions
Unit 2: Required patches to the source system
Unit 3: SAP Readiness Check: data collection and analysis
Unit 4: Custom code checks and evaluation of results
Unit 5: Maintenance Planner, impact on add-ons and business functions
Unit 6: Running Software Update Manager and post-processing steps
Unit 7: Embedded analytics: initial configuration
Unit 8: Setting up SAP Fiori and activating initial business roles
Unit 9: Quick start to the Intelligent Enterprise

Target Audience

  • Technology consultants
  • Basis administrators
  • UX experts

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Course End
Nov 18, 2021
Course Start
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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.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Andreas Hauer

Andreas Hauer is a chief enterprise architect in the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group for the EMEA region.

Andreas joined SAP in 1998 and has held various roles in development, technology consulting, and enterprise architecture. He has a strong background in enterprise architecture management, SAP system planning and landscape transformation, as well as software development skills, and has supported a number of successful projects.

Andreas has been part of the SAP S/4HANA RIG in EMEA since 2019, supporting customers in transitioning to SAP S/4HANA and having an excellent SAP internal network within the Services, Support and Development organization.

Ashuta Sheth

Ashuta Sheth is a senior consultant with the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in the APJ region. She is based in Mumbai, India.

Ashuta has more than 12 years of experience in SAP consulting. She specializes in SAP implementation, integration, and migration projects.

As a product expert in the RIG, she has supported numerous successful projects in the APJ/GCN region and has also been involved in SAP S/4HANA enablement activities for partners.

Astrid Tschense

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.

Dr. Boris Rubarth

Boris Rubarth works as a product manager in the area of Software Logistics and is responsible for the Software Update Manager (SUM).

Boris has written numerous blogs and training courses on SAP topics and is the author of several books.

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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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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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Jorge Baltazar

Jorge Baltazar is a user experience consultant and architect in the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group and SAP UX/Mobile Services in the Americas region. He is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Jorge has been working with SAP for 12 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, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP BTP services.

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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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Thomas Csapo

Thomas Csapo is a principal technology and solution architect within the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) in APJ.

Thomas has been with SAP since 2001 and has held various roles, from basis to technical, solution and enterprise architecture planning, and project guidance and execution. He has deep knowledge of many SAP products and integration, including integration with non-SAP products. He joined the SAP S/4HANA RIG in 2015 and leads the global SAP S/4HANA RIG Architecture and Operations community of practice.

In recent years, Thomas has supported numerous successful SAP S/4HANA customer projects, particularly in the APJ / GCN region, and coordinates SAP S/4HANA enablement activities for partners and SAP internal teams. He is involved in several topics with SAP ECS to ensure a smooth transition for our SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition customers.

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