Leveraging SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Central Business Configuration

Join this free online course to learn about the capabilities of SAP Central Business Configuration. Discover key features and the customer value of SAP Central Business Configuration and learn how it supports the implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

This course was retired in September, 2023.

Please note: There is a more recent version of this course: Leveraging SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Central Business Configuration (Update Q4/2023).

Self-paced since June 8, 2022
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

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This course was retired in September, 2023.

Course Summary

SAP Central Business Configuration is the tool that will make it possible to configure a business process spanning different SAP solutions from one central place. SAP Central Business Configuration supports the configuration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, but aims at seamless implementation of end-to-end business processes across SAP’s entire Intelligent Enterprise Suite. Every new SAP S/4HANA Cloud customer uses SAP Central Business Configuration for their implementation.

In this course, you’ll learn about the capabilities of SAP Central Business Configuration, the customer value it brings, the key features it includes, and how it supports the implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. In particular, you’ll hear about the latest features and topics, including the Configuration Localization Tool, the SAP S/4HANA Cloud 3-system landscape, and the assignment of deployment targets.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is the first solution supported by SAP Central Business Configuration. You’ll understand how SAP Central Business Configuration aims to reduce configuration efforts, increase flexibility, and speed up company rollouts. You’ll also learn about key features such as Project Experience and scoping, the setup of the organizational structure, and configuration activities. These key features guide users through all the necessary steps to manage their projects. They help them decide which business processes should be in scope and support them in setting up the organizational structure of their company or in configuring their business processes.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: May 3, 2022, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 5 weeks
  • Effort: 4–6 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: June 8, 2022, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Vision and customer value
Unit 2: The new implementation experience for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Unit 3: Project Experience
Unit 4: User assistance
Unit 5: Scoping and deployment targets
Unit 6: Organizational structure management
Unit 7: Configuration activities
Unit 8: Configuration Localization Tool
Unit 9: SAP Cloud ALM
Unit 10: SAP S/4HANA Cloud 3-system landscape
Unit 11: Recap and future outlook

Target Audience

  • Project managers
  • Implementation consultants
  • Key users
  • Architects

Course Requirements

General understanding of customer implementations of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and the SAP Activate methodology.

Further Learning

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About Further Content Expert

Artur Luefing

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Artur Luefing is a senior product specialist for enablement of the Project Experience application in SAP Central Business Configuration. In his role as project lead, Artur organizes and coordinates knowledge-sharing activities. He drives internal training, content and project management. In his previous roles as co-project lead and content developer at SAP, Artur drove SAP S/4HANA Cloud and on-premise content creation.

Previous Version of This Course

Previous version of this course is available here:
Implementing SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Central Business Configuration (May 5, through June 24, 2021)

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Course End
Jun 08, 2022
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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

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta is the product owner of the organizational structure topic within SAP Central Business Configuration, and is responsible for designing and developing a consistent experience for customers.

In addition to this, Amit has led support teams to resolve business and time-critical issues with SAP’s biggest customers. In previous roles, he provided consultancy and development services for SAP’s fashion solutions.

Andrea Montgomery

Andrea Montgomery is a product expert in SAP Central Business Configuration, focusing on user assistance for customers and also for internal users of SAP Central Business Configuration.

Andrea designed, wrote, and edited technical documentation and roll-out material for SAP for many years before developing business content for SAP Best Practices.

Axel Kuehl

Axel Kühl is a product expert for the Project Experience in SAP Central Business Configuration. He has been with SAP for 20 years and has held various roles in development and product management.

Previously, Axel focused on defining and improving the system delivery process for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, including lifecycle events like update and upgrade. In a customer environment, this delivery process is tested as an end-to-end interaction between product, operations, and lifecycle processes.

Christopher Shinner

Christopher Shinner is head of an area product team in SAP Central Business Configuration. One of the topics covered in the area is Configuration Localization Tool.

Before this, Christopher worked in the area of business configuration on topics including the SAP Best Practices Explorer and SAP Roadmap Viewer apps. He has appeared as an instructor on previous openSAP courses for SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud and is a speaker at various partner and user events.

Fabian Ackermann

Fabian Ackermann works in product management for SAP Central Business Configuration and is in charge of enabling users to work in Project Experience.

He acts as an instructor for openSAP courses and further training sessions, and drives internal communication together with content and project management. Fabian also leads the how-to video production for SAP Central Business Configuration and acts as stakeholder manager.

Felix Peter

Felix Peter is the chief product owner for SAP Central Business Configuration.

His vision is to ensure a business-driven experience for customers when implementing SAP’s cloud solutions. Felix’s current focus is on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, specifically the scoping, organizational structure setup, and configuration functionalities.

Joerg Rupprecht

Jörg Rupprecht leads the Project Experience area within SAP Central Business Configuration. He is responsible for the design and development of a consistent project experience for customers and partners.

Prior to this, Jörg 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 and extensive knowledge in leading teams, programs, and other facets of SAP solutions.

Joerg Singler

Joerg Singler heads the SAP Central Business Configuration organization. His current focus is on managing the organization, including Product Management, Engineering, Architecture, and Customer Success.

Joerg is an expert in cloud-native development and event-driven architecture. He frequently speaks at internal and external conferences such as SAP TechEd, DKOM, or partner events.

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Michael Klöffer

Michael Klöffer is chief product owner for the CXS Build market and in charge of the strategy, definition, and rollout of SAP Solution Manager, Focused Build, and SAP Cloud ALM.​

After completing his studies in computer science, Michael joined SAP in 2003 as a product manager for what later became SAP Business ByDesign. He joined Active Global Support in 2007, working on SAP Solution Manager, and contributed considerably to the SolMan_Setup, the overall ITSM strategy, and the birth of Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager.​

Oana Hadarean

Oana Hadarean is part of the SAP Central Business Configuration enablement team, collaborating closely with product owners on scoping, parallel project line, and Configuration Localization Tool.

Oana delivers training sessions and contributes to the ongoing improvement and documentation of the Project Experience apps. Prior to this, she gained consulting experience in SAP S/4HANA Cloud customer implementations, which helped her develop good problem-solving skills and know-how of finance business processes.

Reetwika Mitra

Reetwika Mitra is a product owner and concept architect for the validation and determination framework within SAP Central Business Configuration. She is responsible for designing and planning solutions that ensure consistency of configuration content across different processes and products.

In her previous roles, Reetwika was responsible for the configuration framework for self-service configuration UIs and supported different customer project implementations as a subject matter expert.

Sven Lang

Sven Lang is a cross-product owner in the SAP Central Business Configuration team. His current focus is on the Configuration Localization Tool.

Sven has been with SAP for more than 20 years in a broad range of roles, covering market development, solution and product management, and development.