The goal of this free, online openSAP course is to enable you to run your own data migration to SAP S/4HANA, both on-premise and in the cloud. You’ll learn about the rapid data migration to SAP S/4HANA (on-premise solution), and the migration object modeler as part of the SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit.
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information


Course Summary

SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s next-generation business suite, designed to help you run simple in a digital and networked world.

As an SAP customer or potential customer for SAP S/4HANA, you may be wondering how to migrate your data to SAP S/4HANA. In this 2-week course, we’ll give you an introduction to data migration and where it fits in with respect to the different SAP S/4HANA transition scenarios: “New Implementation”, “System Conversion”, and “Landscape Transformation”. A deep-dive into the SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit and the migration object modeler will upskill you in the latest toolset. Finally, we’ll show you how you can enhance your data migration, for example with data quality features.

In the first week, we'll give you an introduction to data migration and its challenges, as well as an overview of the various sources of information you should consult, depending on your current needs. The focus of week 1 is the detailed explanation and system demos of the SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit.

In week 2, we'll show you how to enhance the data migration, for example with additional content or data quality features, as well as data extraction and preparation. We’ll also introduce the rapid data migration to SAP S/4HANA (on-premise solution). The focus of week 2 is on using the migration object modeler. The migration object modeler is part of the SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit and is designed to easily integrate custom objects and enhancements.

The goal of this openSAP course is to enable you to run your own data migration to SAP S/4HANA, both on-premise and in the cloud.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit
Week 2: Features to Enhance Data Migration
Week 3: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Data migration experts
  • Project managers
  • Architects
  • SAP partners, customers, and internal employees
  • Anyone involved in or interested in data migration to SAP S/4HANA

Course Requirements

Basic knowledge about SAP S/4HANA, its deployment options, and the transition scenarios

System for Hands-on Exercises

If your primary interest in taking this course is getting an insight into how to migrate your data to SAP S/4HANA Cloud or SAP S/4HANA, you don’t need access to an own SAP S/4HANA system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in trying out some of the capabilities of the SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit based on the instructions in the course. For this, you can use an SAP S/4HANA trial system.

Course contents


  • Week 1:

    SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit
  • Week 2:

    Features to Enhance Data Migration
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!

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This course was held from Jan 24, 2018 through Feb 15, 2018.

28418 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements


A record of achievement is issued to those who have earned more than 50% of the maximum number of points for the sum of all graded assignments. A confirmation of participation is issued to those who have completed at least 50% of the course material. Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by


Frank Densborn

Frank Densborn is a product manager for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. He has been with SAP for 14 years and has held various roles in development, education, support, and product management.

Frank is well known to the SAP community through his SAP Press books, blogs, conference presentations, webinars, “The Data Migration Guys” YouTube podcast, and articles.

Kirstin Siebenmorgen

Kirstin Siebenmorgen is a product manager in data management and landscape transformation, focusing on the SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit.

Kirstin has been with SAP for more than 18 years, and has held various roles in consulting, support, and product management.

Kim Mathäß

Kim Mathäß is a product manager in the SAP S/4HANA area, with a strong focus on transition and migration scenarios.

Kim has held various positions as a technology consultant, business development manager, and product manager, driving customer and development projects at SAP for the past 10 years.

Tobias Johmann

Tobias Johmann is a product manager in data management and migration in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud area.

Tobias has held various positions as a technology consultant and in different customer-facing roles and product management at SAP and SAP partners.

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