Join this free online course to learn about SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics. Discover general concepts, strategies, and features around embedded analytics and learn about the integration of SAP S/4HANA data into SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse.

September 7, 2021 - October 20, 2021
Language: English

Course information

Course Summary

SAP S/4HANA supports business processes with embedded analytics to provide the right information in the right place to the right users. For this, SAP S/4HANA comes with a huge set of predefined analytical apps, no-code key user tools for analytics extensibility, and the APIs to cover use cases beyond embedded analytics that require enterprise analytics solutions from SAP such as SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud.

The course will explain the general concepts, strategies, and features around embedded analytics. This includes the predefined business content and tools for the business user as well as the tools for the analytics specialist. In addition, the course will provide an introduction to embedded predictive and machine learning features and detailed information about the integration of SAP S/4HANA data into SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Data Warehouse.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction, Overview, and Business User
Week 2: Analytics Extensibility and Analytics Specialist
Week 3: Predefined Analytics Content
Week 4: Embedded Predictive and Machine Learning
Week 5: Data Integration
Week 6: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Customers already using SAP S/4HANA or considering doing so
  • SAP consultants, SAP Presales, SAP partner consultants

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of SAP terms and concepts
  • Basics in business-oriented analytics

System access and Hands-On

If your primary interest in taking this course is getting a technical overview about SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics, you do not need access to a development system.

However, many of you will be interested in trying out the analytics specialist tools and features which will be presented in course week 1 and 2. For this, we recommend using an SAP S/4HANA Cloud trial system. Please find more details on this page.

About Further Content Experts

Richa Pande

Richa Pande

Richa Pande is a product manager in the SAP S/4HANA Intelligent Processes Product Management team. She is responsible for the Intelligent ERP portfolio, roadmap, board reporting, and AI enablement.
Richa is a technology enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in various functions at SAP, including development, architecture, solution management, and product management.
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Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Introduction, Overview, and Business User
  • Week 2:

    Analytics Extensibility and Analytics Specialist
  • Week 3:

    Predefined Analytics Content
  • Week 4:

    Embedded Predictive and Machine Learning
  • Week 5:

    Data Integration
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  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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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

Thomas Fleckenstein

Thomas Fleckenstein leads the Product Management team for SAP S/4HANA analytics, search, and other cross topics. He has shaped and evangelized the concept of embedded analytics in cloud solutions from SAP such as SAP Business ByDesign and SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Thomas holds a diploma in business and administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany. He frequently presents analytics-related topics at events such as SAP TechEd.

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Andrey Engelko

Andrey Engelko is a software architect in the SAP S/4HANA Central Architecture team. He is responsible for analytics and search architecture in SAP S/4HANA.

Andrey has been with SAP for 20 years and has held various positions in the development and architecture areas.

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Sreedhar Muthuramalingam

Sreedhar Muthuramalingam is a chief product expert in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud cross-product analytics area. He is currently responsible for all product management activities on product definition, strategy, roadmap, and content creation in the analytics space.

Sreedhar has been with SAP for 10 years after having worked with SAP products for over 2 decades, both as a customer and partner. He has many years of experience with analytics and integration topics. Sreedhar is an accomplished speaker, has presented at various SAP conferences, and is one of the highly rated data & analytics experts in the community.

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Reda Miraoui

Reda Miraoui is a product manager in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Cross Topics team. He is currently responsible for embedded analytics and analytics extensibility.

Reda has been working in analytics for 8 years and has held a number of roles from consulting in business intelligence for Global 500 Companies to development in SAP Analytics Cloud.

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Mark P. Burke

Mark P. Burke is a product manager for financial planning, with a current emphasis on extended planning & analysis leveraging SAP S/4HANA. With an MBA in Finance, Mark looks for practical methods to meet planning requirements and works with SAP Consulting and other subject matter experts to deliver best practice planning content to customers, partners, and consultants.

Mark has been with SAP for over 12 years, including 4 years as a consultant in Planning. Before joining SAP, he was an SAP customer in the planning space, leading the corporate financial planning process for a $2 billion dollar division of Nestle.

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Andreas Welsch

Andreas Welsch is vice president & head of Intelligent Processes in SAP S/4HANA Product Management. His focus is on embedding intelligent automation into end-to-end business processes within SAP S/4HANA.

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Michael Sanjongco

Michael Sanjongco is a product manager in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Cross Topics team. He is currently responsible for data integration and cross-application analytics.

Michael has been with SAP for 20 years and has held various positions from principal consultant to solution architect for the analytics competency center.

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Hanna Merkel

Hanna Merkel is a product manager in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Analytics and Cross Topics team. She currently supports analytics and UX-related topics and has experience working with Qualtrics.

Hanna holds a master’s degree in Business Informatics from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

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Raghu Banda

Raghu Banda is a product expert in the SAP S/4HANA Product Management team. He is responsible for product management topics in the area of machine learning and predictive analytics, including the product definition, strategy, and roadmap.

Raghu has been in the IT space for over 25 years, of which 20 years were with SAP in various capacities as a developer, architect, consultant, and product manager. He recently co-authored a book for SAP PRESS on Machine Learning with SAP S/4HANA and is an accomplished speaker, presenting at various SAP conferences. Raghu has also been hosting a bi-weekly podcast on Machine Learning with SAP S/4HANA since Q1 2021.

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Andreas Held

Andreas Held is a product manager in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Cross Topics team. He is currently responsible for cross-application analytical content.

Andreas has been with SAP for over ten years. Before joining Product Management, he worked as a consultant in SAP Business Warehouse, supporting SAP customers in getting the best out of their analytics solutions. 

Shady Hanna

Shady Hanna is a product manager in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Cross Topics team. He is currently responsible for data integration-related topics.​

Shady has been with SAP for more than 8 years, starting as an intern in the SAP HANA EMEA Services and Platform Services Sales Group teams, then moving to a full-time software engineering role in SAP Data Intelligence and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, before joining Product Management. 

Shady holds a master’s degree in Business Informatics from the University of Mannheim, Germany. 

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Christine Hofmann

Christine Hofmann is chief product expert in the SAP Procurement Product team. She has over 18 years’ experience in defining SAP's procurement solutions SAP SRM and SAP S/4HANA. She is responsible for the analytics portfolio of SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement.

Christine also presents the procurement product vision internally and externally to customers and partners, and has contributed to several SAP S/4HANA books.

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Thomas Lauff

Thomas Lauff is a product expert in the Financial Accounting development unit at SAP SE, where his primary focus is on innovation topics in the area of analytics. He has over 20 years of experience in various functions at SAP, including development and product management, and several years of work experience as a product owner. Thomas has a strong focus on customer interaction and designing intelligent solutions leveraging machine learning.

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