Extending SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA

This free open online course provides knowledge about extending SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA. Topics include an overview of the SAP S/4HANA UX, simple extensions, advanced extensions, and embedded analytics.

This course was retired in October 2022.

Self-paced since November 30, 2017
Language: English

Course information

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This course was retired in October 2022.

Course Summary

SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA deliver the SAP Fiori user experience (UX) at scale. SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA change how you work, by combining insights via real-time embedded analytics with transactional actions. They also share a code line that enables you to adapt your solution to meet your business needs in a fast and flexible way.

The SAP Fiori UX is the face of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA business innovations to your business users. When planning your transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud or SAP S/4HANA, you need to know how to make the most of this new UX. You’ll also need to know how you can adapt the SAP Fiori UX to your specific needs, whether you’re a business user, a business process expert, or a developer.

In this openSAP course you will get deep insights on how SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA can be extended to realize their full potential. You will also learn how to accelerate the extensibility capabilities for your business in a cloud-like lifecycle. In Week 1 we will focus on fundamentals of UX in SAP S/4HANA, including a quick overview of SAP Fiori launchpad features and content, UX roles you will need in your project, Discover/Design/Deliver lifecycle and mindsets to successfully guide UX extensions on your project, and an overview of the main SAP S/4HANA UX extensibility types. In Week 2 we’ll introduce simple “no developer required” ways to adapt the SAP Fiori launchpad, SAP Fiori apps, and classic user interfaces. We’ll focus particularly on using in-app extensibility. Think of these as SAP Fiori apps that let you adapt other SAP Fiori apps. We will continue with advanced extensions in Week 3, in which you will learn how to rapidly create your own SAP Fiori apps using SAP Fiori elements and how to use the side-by-side extensibility and classic extensibility approaches. In Week 4 you will gain an appreciation for the main embedded analytics types, including Smart Business KPIs, interactive drilldowns using Analysis Path Framework, the Query Designer, and the View Browser.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Overview of the SAP S/4HANA UX
Week 2: Simple Extensions
Week 3: Advanced Extensions
Week 4: Embedded Analytics
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Business users
  • User experience leads/architects
  • Business process experts
  • Functional application consultants
  • Application developers
  • Basis experts
  • System administrators
  • Enterprise architects
  • Solution architects
  • Project managers

Course Requirements


Development Systems

If your primary interest in taking this course is getting an overview of the SAP Fiori user experience in SAP S/4HANA Cloud or SAP S/4HANA and understanding how they can be extended, you do not need access to a development system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in trying out some of the extensions presented based on the instructions in the course exercises. For this, you can use an SAP S/4HANA 1610 trial system as documented in this blog.

The software, systems, and tools are provided free of charge; however, you’ll need to pay cloud storage costs to hold your trial.

If you want to try out SAP S/4HANA Cloud, you can also access a 14-day trial version.

Further Learning

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About Further Content Experts

Lars Rueter

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Lars Rueter drives co-innovation with customers and partners for SAP S/4HANA and leads the Regional Implementation Group for SAP S/4HANA in Asia/Pacific and Japan.
Before, he was a senior member of the SAP Business Suite Product Management organisation.
In his role, Lars Rueter closely cooperates with customers and partners to assess market requirements and interweave them with SAP’s Cloud Suite Strategy and Portfolio.
Lars Rueter’s profound experience in working with clients in different roles as Solution Architect, Business Developer and IT Strategist help him to analyse and transfer market and client issues directly into the solution development process with the goal to help clients achieve competitive advantages based on requirement-driven next-generation software and services.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and other industry events on SAP S/4HANA, Digital Transformation and Business Transformation strategy. His key expertise areas are co-innovation, IT strategy of enterprise processes, SaaS, social and hybrid concepts.
Lars Rueter holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology and Business (Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf.).

Katharina Stopf

image Katharina Stopf

Katharina Stopf is a product manager for SAP S/4HANA, focusing on co-innovation and core product assets. In this role, she contributes to the evolution of the core asset portfolio as well as global stakeholder enablement.
Katharina also drives co-innovation for SAP S/4HANA, to strengthen the product and ensure that the voice of customers and partners influences development.

Course contents

  • Course content no longer available

  • Week 1:

    Overview of the SAP S/4HANA UX
  • Week 2:

    Simple Extensions
  • Week 3:

    Advanced Extensions
  • Week 4:

    Embedded Analytics
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Nov 30, 2017
Course Start
Oct 25, 2017


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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.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

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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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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Pierre Cassano

Pierre Cassano is a principal analytics and solution architect and part of the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group in APJ and APJ Digital Business Services. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Pierre has been with SAP for more than 25 years, spanning training, consulting, and management roles throughout this time. With a strong software development background and specialization within the analytics space, he now focuses on SAP HANA analytics, IoT, and Big Data, including developing customer-specific architecture and strategy solutions for the APJ region.

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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Bert Schulze

Bert Schulze is a vice president and senior member of the SAP S/4HANA Product Management team, where he drives co-innovation and product content with customers and partners for SAP’s flagship product, SAP S/4HANA. Bert also oversees SAP S/4HANA customer care expert programs.

In his role, he closely cooperates with customers and partners as well as analysts to assess market requirements and interweave with the SAP S/4HANA strategy and portfolio. Bert’s broad experience working with clients in different roles including head of product management, cloud strategist, business developer, and head of international sales teams help him to analyze and transfer market and client demand directly into product success.

Bert started his professional career in a start-up, where he took responsibility for product engineering, customer projects success, and customer enablement.

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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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