Join this free online course to learn about SAP’s holistic HR strategy, how it relates to our Intelligent Enterprise Suite, including SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite, and the end-to-end Recruit to Retire business process and its three sub-processes Hire to Retire, Travel to Reimburse, and External Workforce Management.
This course belongs to the Intelligent Enterprise – Hire to Retire Track (2023 Edition) and can be reactivated free of charge there.
The uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are very human in nature and have moved Chief HR Officers (CHROs) into the spotlight in boardrooms across the globe. Huge demands are being placed on CHROs, and yet the business outcome of delivering an exceptional workforce experience remains central to their success, as companies look to keep their dispersed employees engaged, inspired, and at peak performance.
SAP’s strategy of delivering the Intelligent Enterprise is incredibly timely. In this course, you’ll learn about SAP’s holistic HR strategy, how it relates to our Intelligent Enterprise Suite, including SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite, and the end-to-end Recruit to Retire business process and its three sub-processes Hire to Retire, Travel to Reimburse, and External Workforce Management.
In this course we’ll dive deep into the details of the Hire to Retire business process, covering all the integrations and innovations that we’ve delivered in the past months, including the harmonization of the suite qualities. We’ll cover topics such as digital workplace experience with SAP Work Zone for HR, People Analytics for Hire to Retire, identity access management, SAP Task Center to manage workflows, time management capabilities, Employee Central Payroll and SAP Master Data Integration (MDI), as well as the customer use case for cost center integration using SAP MDI. Additionally, we’ll present tools and best practices that customers can leverage to implement, configure, and operate the end-to-end Hire to Retire business process.
Join us so you can take the learnings and apply them to your own unique company needs, chart a path towards becoming an Intelligent Enterprise, and be the best run business in your industry.
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Week 1: Strategy and Innovations
Week 2: Innovations in the Hire to Retire Process
Week 3: Implement and Operate Hire to Retire
Week 4: Final Exam
For an introduction to this topic, check out the openSAP nutshell course Hire to Retire Process in the Intelligent Enterprise.
Neetin Datar is a product expert in SAP Product Engineering. He is part of the team that is singularly focused on delivering end-to-end Recruit to Retire business process integration for the Intelligent Enterprise.
Neetin has been with SAP for over 20 years, is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has authored numerous articles in business and technology publications. Follow Neetin on SAP Community | Twitter | LinkedIn
Frank Bareis is a product manager for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, responsible for the topic of integration. He takes care of the SAP SuccessFactors integrations that are part of the Recruit to Retire business scenario.
Frank has been with SAP for over 25 years, of which he spent nearly 20 years working in the area of HR software and 15 years in cloud software.
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Vital Anderhub is member of the Product Management team for SAP’s operations platforms. His tasks involve solution management and knowledge management for SAP Solution Manager, SAP Focused Run, and SAP Cloud ALM.
Vital joined SAP in 2000, starting in the Global Service and Support organization. Since then, he has worked in various projects, and has also developed several classroom trainings and remote workshops.
Samir Bigdeli is a member of the SAP S/4HANA Product Management team, covering the topics of integration and extensibility.
His main focus is the integration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud with HCM applications, especially SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and he is a core member of the Hire to Retire workstream.
Samir frequently presents the SAP S/4HANA Cloud integration capabilities in webinars and similar events.
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Tammie Eldridge is the solution marketing director for SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics and Mobile. She has held a variety of roles in HR for over 25 years, the vast majority of which were with SAP and SAP partner organizations.
Tammie is a certified health coach and passionate about helping people achieve their healthiest, best self. She is also an advocate of transitioning traditional HR to focus on the human experience and how SAP SuccessFactors technology can be a powerful catalyst for change.
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Chesley Price leads the GTM strategy for SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone. She is a director on the Global GTM Strategy team. Her team is focused on delivering end-to-end strategy, execution, and management of key GTM programs and strategic initiatives to drive growth at scale.
Chesley has been working for SAP and in the SAP ecosystem for more than 4 years and has spent nearly 10 years in cloud software. She led the product launch and GTM strategy for SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone and provides direct engagement in GTM initiatives in collaboration with the overall SAP SuccessFactors strategy teams, product, marketing, and sales functions.
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Bianka Woelke is the co-lead of Hire to Retire – Intelligent Enterprise, SAP S/4HANA. Together with Jochen Thierer, she is responsible for defining the direction, scope, and roadmap of the Hire to Retire scenario in the Intelligent Enterprise.
Bianka’s passion and journey is building HR solutions for and with our customers. Working across the globe and across industries, she has over 10 years of experience in product management, successfully delivering HR solutions both on-premise and in the cloud.
Jochen Thierer is a co-leader of Hire to Retire - Intelligent Enterprise, SAP S/4HANA.
After joining SAP in 1994, Jochen assumed various roles in consulting, training, software architecture, and software development across multiple SAP products.
In his role as co-lead of Hire to Retire – Intelligent Enterprise, SAP S/4HANA, Jochen, together with Bianka Woelke, is responsible for defining the direction, scope, and roadmap of the Hire to Retire scenario in the Intelligent Enterprise.
Andy Shean is the chief expert for Learning and Engagement at SAP SuccessFactors. He provides thought leadership and domain expertise to internal and external audiences, direct engagement in go-to-market initiatives in collaboration with the overall SAP SuccessFactors strategy teams, and solution-centric support for product, marketing, and sales functions.
Andy has been working for SAP and acquired companies for more than 14 years, and has spent nearly 10 years in cloud software.
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Robert Wood is senior director of Product Management for SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics.
He is an experienced product leader who specializes in driving strategy and roadmap. He is passionate about figuring out innovate product solutions and building new technologies that enable companies to succeed by making the best possible use of their people.
Robert joined SAP through several acquisitions, first starting in 2009, and has moved through various roles in the People Analytics space within SAP over the last 12 years.
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Harini Gunabalan is a former senior product manager who left SAP in September 2021. In this position, she was responsible for driving the strategy and roadmap of SAP Cloud Identity Services. She focused on SAP Cloud Application Programming Model and the cloud infrastructure strategy of SAP BTP.
Harini is a regular speaker at various conferences, including SAP TechEd. She joined SAP in 2015 as a software engineer and holds a Masters degree in Distributed Software Systems from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Lillie Reynolds is an experienced project manager who joined the Intelligent Enterprise Integration team as program manager for the Hire to Retire business scenario. Over the last 10 years at SAP, she has held diverse roles in various cloud development projects.
Lillie channels her passion for collaboration and building teams into ensuring that the direction, scope, and roadmap for the Hire to Retire scenario are implemented with a strong customer and end-user focus.
In her free time, Lillie can be found teaching at the local university or on the volleyball court.
Daniela Goerke is product area lead for SAP SuccessFactors Time Management. She and her team are building the on-prem successor for Time Management and have just released the new product, SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking.
Before joining SAP SuccessFactors, Daniela held various development and product management positions within SAP, including positions in Organizational Management, Compensation, and SAP Business ByDesign Time Management.
Srini Singaraju is a product manager for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, where his focus is on the topic of master data replication. He also deals with partner add-ons for EC Payroll as well as Hire to Retire scenarios within ECP.
Srini has been with SAP for about 16 years. In his previous role he was an SAP HR implementation consultant, traveling to customers across Europe and the U.S.. He has also worked in various roles in SAP HCM Product Development teams.
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António Moreira Rato is a senior finance delivery consultant for the Services Delivery EMEA South team. He is the delivery lead for the Hire to Retire migration program and is also involved in several SAP workshops as a speaker and content developer.
António’s main focus is services delivery for the Finance LoB, both as a finance architect and as a lead finance consultant.
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Tonja Kehrer is a senior solution specialist in Product Management for Application Lifecycle Management. She is passionate about communicating with customers and partners regarding SAP Cloud ALM, SAP Solution Manager, and SAP Focused Run.
Tonja is a regular speaker at customer-facing events as well as an active member in SAP Community for Application Lifecycle Management.
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Karl Benson is an application lifecycle management specialist consultant with SAP. He possess a deep knowledge of SAP Solution Manager and Focused Build, and is well versed in SAP Activate from his time working with customers on implementation projects.
Karl is actively involved in the creation and delivery of SAP Cloud ALM rollout content featured on openSAP courses, is a regular event speaker on ALM topics, and has written blogs on ALM topics.
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Janko Budzisch is the chief product owner for SAP’s operations platforms for SAP Solution Manager, SAP Focused Run, and SAP Cloud ALM. His main task is to drive the strategical direction of these product lines with input from customers, partners, and SAP internal stakeholders. His mission is to provide SAP customers and SAP-centric service providers with the most suitable operations platforms to support their transformation to becoming intelligent enterprises.
Janko joined SAP in 1997, starting in Service and Support. He has held various technical and management positions and has been defining and fine-tuning SAP’s operations strategy for more than 15 years. Janko graduated from the University of Wuerzburg with a Masters degree in computer science in 1996.
Markus Bechler is a member of the Product Management team for SAP Cloud ALM for operations. He is a solution expert and the responsible product manager for Integration and Exception Monitoring. His primary goal is to support customers in their transformation into intelligent enterprises.
Markus joined SAP in 2018, starting in the Cloud Lifecycle Management area. He has worked in various external SAP consulting positions as a recognized expert for SAP technology, SAP Solution Manager, and SAP Focused Run.
Simon Blattmann is an expert product lead in the SAP Signavio product leadership team, where he is responsible for defining the vision and strategy for SAP integrations with the SAP Signavio solution portfolio. His current focus is on SAP Solution Manager and SAP Cloud ALM.
Simon joined SAP in 2007, starting in SAP Business Transformation Consulting as a recognized expert in business process management. He has worked in various external and internal consulting positions and has more than four years of experience in product management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is also a frequent speaker at SAP events.