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.
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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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
General understanding of customer implementations of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and the SAP Activate methodology.
For complementary learning, check out the SAP Central Business Configuration community page.
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 is available here:
Implementing SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Central Business Configuration (May 5, through June 24, 2021)
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Amit Gupta is the product owner of the organizational structure and change logs topics 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 is a product expert in SAP Central Business Configuration, focusing on user assistance for customers as well as 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 Kühl is a product expert for the consumption experience in SAP Central Business Configuration. He has been with SAP for more than 19 years and has held various roles in development and product management.
Previously, Axel focused on defining and improving the system delivery process of 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 is a product owner in the SAP Central Business Configuration team. His current focus is on the Configuration Localization Tool.
Prior to 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 is a product specialist for enablement of the Project Experience in SAP Central Business Configuration.
He drives internal training and communication and content and project management, along with multimedia production for software documentation and enablement.
Felix Peter is chief product owner for customer experience in the area of SAP Cloud SME solutions and content, ensuring a consistent experience for our customers along their entire journey with SAP.
The focus of his role is the first customer touchpoints before contract closure, such as discovery of the available scope, but also the guided handling of implementation projects, business-driven configuration, and surrounding tasks such as system provisioning and proactive support.
Jörg Rupprecht leads the Consumption Experience product area within SAP Central Business Configuration, designing and developing a consistent experience for customers.
Before this, he 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 with advanced knowledge in leading teams, programs, and other disciplines of SAP solutions.
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 Kloeffer is chief product owner for the CXS Build market and responsible for the strategy, product definition, and rollout of Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager and SAP Cloud ALM. Michael joined SAP in 2003 as a product manager in the area of Strategic Research & Breakthrough Innovation for IT Service and Application Management. After joining Active Global Support in 2007 he has been working as a product manager for SAP Solution Manager in various roles.
Michael studied computer science at the University of Cooperative Education Karlsruhe, Germany. He is a frequent speaker at SAP events
For the last 2 years, Oana Hadarean has been collaborating closely with the SAP Central Business Configuration Product Management team, focusing on scoping and enablement topics.
She contributes to the ongoing improvement, testing, and documentation of the Project Experience application in SAP Central Business Configuration and has delivered various info sessions and hands-on training.
As an SAP S/4HANA Cloud implementation consultant, Oana deploys her problem-solving skills to successfully implement customer projects.
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 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.