SAP Analytics Cloud – Become an Augmented BI Expert

Join this free online course to learn about SAP Analytics Cloud, with a focus on augmented business intelligence (BI) topics such as data modeling, story creation and analysis, augmented analytics, and analytic applications, and become an augmented BI expert.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Please note: This course has been replaced by the SAP Learning Journey: Designing Stories in SAP Analytics Cloud | SAP Learning site.

Self-paced since June 1, 2022
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

SAP Analytics Cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that combines business intelligence, enterprise planning, and augmented analytics. This course focuses explicitly on augmented business intelligence topics such as modeling, story creation and analysis, augmented analytics, and analytic applications.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Build data models based on imported or live data
  • Design advanced dashboards with charts, tables, and other design elements
  • Apply best practices around features, design, and performance
  • Understand advanced concepts such as data blending and augmented analytics
  • Build forecasting, regression, and classification predictive scenarios
  • Create advanced analytic applications with scripting, custom widgets, and other powerful features

You'll have the chance to get hands-on experience with the optional SAP Analytics Cloud account offered with this course. Instructions on gaining access to an account will be provided at the start of the course.

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

  • “Extremely grateful for this knowledge packed session on SAC. Thank you! The sessions were well explained and knowledge packed. Learned a lot from this course especially in the SAC Analytic Designer part.” Read the original post

  • “Thanks very much for such an exciting journey! I just want to thank everyone related to the course preparation and execution!” Read the original post

  • “Excellent course, very complete, clarity of the speakers and usefulness of the demos.” Read the original post

  • “Great course! I liked this course very much and found it so useful for anyone who's diving into the BI & Analytics world”. Read the original post

  • “I just want to say, thank you openSAP Team very much for the great course you guys are awesome! This is my first time taking this SAP Analytics Cloud course its an interesting and I really enjoy it…” Read the original post

  • “Wonderful course - I like this such wonderful course, instructors were very knowledgeable persons and they explained everything in a very straight way with real time examples…Thank you very much for all instructors who has given us this opportunity to participate this course...“ Read the original post

  • “Dear Team, I really enjoyed the course, it covered the entire planning processes in detail covering Dimensions, Measures, Model, Stories, Analytical Application, Connection - Both old and new models. “ Read the original post

  • “I like there was a good broad topic coverage across SAC (Datasets, Models, Stories & Analytical Apps). I also like that there are multiple ways to consume the content (video, with/without subtitles, PPT deck, Transcript etc).“ Read the original post

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Data Modeling
Week 2: Story Creation
Week 3: Story Creation and Analysis
Week 4: Augmented Analytics
Week 5: Analytic Applications
Week 6: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Content authors
  • Data analysts
  • Advanced BI users

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of business intelligence and data concepts
  • Basic understanding of predictive analytics technology

Development Systems

If your primary reason for taking this course is getting a technical overview of SAP Analytics Cloud, you don’t need access to an SAP Analytics Cloud account. However, if you’d like hands-on experience with SAP Analytics Cloud, we have an SAP Analytics Cloud tenant for you to use.
All systems are free-of-charge and will remain available until the end of the course (June 1).

Further Learning

To continue your SAP Analytics Cloud Learning Journey, check out our online course on Introducing SAP Analytics Cloud

About Further Content Experts

Kalpaj Garg

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Kalpaj Garg is an associate product manager in the SAP Analytics Cloud Augmented BI team. He recently joined SAP as an iXp intern and has helped in various business intelligence sessions, including TechEd and openSAP.  

Kalpaj is passionate about how business analytics and business intelligence help answer complicated questions to enable business users to make confident decisions. He has previous experience in entrepreneurship, with a background in business technology management.

Gregory Botticchio

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Gregory Botticchio is part of the EMEA Product Management team, focusing on reporting into SAP Analytics Cloud. In this position, he is jointly responsible, together with the product owner, for the roadmap and delivery of valuable features, as well as defining and driving field and partner enablement, product positioning, demos, and sales support. Gregory is the point of contact for the development and field teams for everything concerning the collection of future requirements.

Catherine Ye

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Catherine Ye is a product specialist currently focused on SAP Analytics Cloud, analytics designer. She joined SAP in 2005 as a developer and gained expertise in many analytics areas. In her current role, Catherine works with development colleagues to develop and deliver quality products, workshops, events, and more.

Thierry Brunet

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Thierry Brunet is a product manager for SAP Analytics Cloud. He manages customer requests and works on the elaboration and prioritization of features, as well as the coordination with the development team. Thierry also contributes to the adoption of predictive features of SAP Analytics Could by writing blogs. Prior to joining SAP, he worked for a startup, which enabled him to get a master’s degree in machine learning. Thierry joined SAP in 1996 as developer, managing ERP projects before taking on the role of product manager for predictive products.

Course contents

  • Course content no longer available

  • Week 1:

    Data Modeling
  • Week 2:

    Story Creation
  • Week 3:

    Story Creation and Analysis
  • Week 4:

    Augmented Analytics
  • Week 5:

    Analytic Applications
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Jun 01, 2022
Course Start
Apr 19, 2022


This course was rated with 4.45 stars in average from 2075 votes.

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

David Stocker

David Stocker is the product manager for SAP Analytics Cloud extensibility. He has been with SAP in various development and product management roles since 2001.

Katryn Cheng

Katryn Cheng is a solution manager for SAP Analytics Cloud and currently helps drive go-to-market strategy, field enablement, and customer programs.

Katryn joined SAP in 2001, providing product support for business intelligence customers and partners. She has remained involved in and passionate about business intelligence and analytics, and has helped numerous customers and partners get value out of their data with SAP Analytics solutions.

Sofiya Muzychko

Sofiya Muzychko leads various augmented business intelligence topics and Digital Boardroom product management for SAP Analytics Cloud. She is also known for her global webinars on data visualization.

Sofiya believes exceptional products are created by bringing together great teams, data, empathy, and strong customer relationships built through openness and trust. She has previous experience in research and marketing and a background in economics and finance.

François Imberton

François Imberton is part of SAP Analytics Product Management, focusing on augmented analytics and calculation capabilities.

François is passionate about analytical thinking, how people answer difficult questions, and how business intelligence can support them to come up with the best and brightest insight

Orla Cullen

Orla Cullen is a solution manager for SAP Analytics Cloud. She has been working with and on many SAP applications since 2003. In the last 12 years, her main focus has been on analytics, in particular the areas of augmented BI and machine learning. 

Orla currently drives the roadmap, enablement, and communication of the quarterly releases for SAP Analytics Cloud, and manages external events for analytics across SAP.

Follow Orla on SAP Community | Twitter | LinkedIn

Nick Verhoeven

Nick Verhoeven has joined the solution management team from the customer facing customer advisory team where he has served the Dutch Key segment for Planning & Analytics.

His passion for decision making has been the main element in his career choices as he went from ePresales to Consulting, Sales and finally to field Customer Advisory, all related to the analytics topic in varying industries. You can find some of his blogs on the SAP community showing off advanced SAC (Planning) capabilities.


Stephane Perdigeon is a director at SAP Analytics Competency Center. In the past, he worked as a product expert, focusing his expertise on SAP Analytics Cloud. He has worked on many customer escalations, using his experience to resolve critical issues in SAP Analytics Cloud.  Stephane has more than 25 years’ experience in the business intelligence industry, working in different organizations such as support, product management, and engineering.

Bettina Denonville

Bettina Denonville is a product manager for SAP Analytics Cloud. Her focus is on SAP BW Live connection and the data analyzer. Bettina joined SAP in 2008 and started her career as a consultant for SAP BW.

In 2014, she joined the product management team for SAP Analytics, and is responsible for roadmap and customer-facing activities. Beside this, Bettina is the point of contact for the development and field teams for collecting future requirements and prioritizing the product backlog.


Antoine Chabert is a product manager for SAP Analytics Cloud. His focus is on predictive analytics. Antoine helps SAP Analytics Cloud customers get the best out of the product, and works with SAP engineering teams to create exciting innovations, connecting BI, planning, and predictive. 

Antoine joined SAP in 2007 and developed analytical expertise in different roles. Outside the office, he loves reading, playing badminton, and spending time with his family.

Robert McGrath

Robert McGrath is a product manager for SAP Analytics Cloud. He helps customers apply augmented techniques to business intelligence and works with SAP engineering teams to provide innovative ways to find insight in data.

Since joining SAP 7 years ago, Robert has worked in various product management roles focused on predictive analytics and business intelligence. Prior to joining SAP, he worked in a variety of roles as a software engineer, development manager, and product manager.

Jie Deng

Jie Deng is a product manager and expert in product management for analytics, currently focusing on SAP Analytics Cloud, analytics designer.

She joined SAP in 2000 and started her career as a developer in the SAP BW team. After that, she moved to the Product Management team for SAP BW and BPM.

In 2011, Jie joined the Product Management team for SAP Analytics and is responsible for roadmap and customer-facing activities like workshops, events, and trainings.

Marouene Ferchichi

Marouene Ferchichi is a product manager for SAP Analytics Cloud. He joined SAP in 2020 as a member of the Product Management team in Walldorf, and is currently focusing on the analytics designer and custom widgets. Marouene also works with development colleagues to deliver valuable products, and contributes to activities like workshops, events, enablement sessions, and trainings.

Prior to joining SAP, Marouene worked for a consulting company that specialized in business intelligence and analytics. Outside the office, he loves traveling, hiking, and spending time with his friends.