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Join this free online course to learn about SAP SuccessFactors Learning and acquire the necessary design and configuration skills to be able to implement and run a robust, secure, and sustainable learning system.

The course SAP SuccessFactors Learning - Get Your Implementation Right! has moved and is now available on the SAP Learning site. The openSAP platform will be discontinued at the end of July 2024.

Self-paced since November 17, 2022
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

In today’s changing world of work, organizations need a learning system that supports employees with skills management, learning, and developmental goals with agility and innovation. Employees need the right tools and experiences to gain skills for the near-term and the future, as well as for personal development and growth. While at the same time, organizations must move ahead with new innovations to meet business goals and will need skilled employees who are engaged and keen learners. Therefore, employees look for better learning experiences that are virtual, self-directed, and available in the flow of work that empower them, keep them engaged, and make learning agile and relevant.

The SAP SuccessFactors Learning solution offers such a comprehensive, market-leading functional depth, together with next-gen learning capabilities that foster a continuous learning culture.

This course will provide you with the necessary design and configuration skills as well as critical product recommendations in implementing SAP SuccessFactors Learning. The lessons build on one another to help you leverage the solution capabilities to the fullest, thus helping you implement and run a robust, secure, and sustainable learning system, avoiding common configuration pitfalls, performance issues, and high-effort maintenance.

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

  • "I like that the course content was sort but well-structured to learn in the fastest and most useful way." Read the original post

  • "I like that the course content was broken down into smaller units and explained the core LMS setup to be done for any SuccessFactors Learning Implementation and ways of creating jobs which will send the data to LMS using Integration Center. I really appreciate the SAP SF team in bringing the right topics for SuccessFactors Learning Implementation and thank you so much for bringing this content to us." Read the original post

  • "I like that there is an assessment to test your knowledge after each unit. And an assignment to test your overall knowledge for the week." Read the original post

  • "Thank you, for this great content on! I not only learned something about the implementation of SAP SuccessFactors Learning, but also different dialects. ;-)" Read the original post

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Design an Effective Security Model
Week 2: Design a Sustainable System
Week 3: Leverage Integration Center for Connectors
Week 4: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • SAP SuccessFactors Learning consultants and administrators
  • SAP SuccessFactors Learning solution architects and developers
  • IT consultants/professionals
  • HR professionals
  • HR administrators

Course Requirements


Previous Version of This Course

Previous version of this course is available here:
SAP SuccessFactors Learning – Get Your Implementation Right! (June 21 through July 20, 2022)

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Design an Effective Security Model
  • Week 2:

    Design a Sustainable System
  • Week 3:

    Leverage Integration Center for Connectors
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Nov 17, 2022
Course Start
Oct 19, 2022


This course was rated with 4.43 stars in average from 240 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

Francisco Lobato

Francisco Lobato is an associate business process consultant for SAP SuccessFactors Learning.

He works directly with customers supporting and driving implementations with experience in implementing the solution in several sectors such as IT, pharmaceutical, energy, aviation, metallurgy, retail and food.

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Becky Walsh

Becky Walsh is a senior consultant and professionally certified in the SAP SuccessFactors Learning solution with Deloitte.  

In recent years she has led full-cycle Learning Management implementations to help customers on their digital transformation journey. Becky drives customer success by consulting on solution best practices to meet industry demands, helping organizations enhance their employee experience and engagement, and providing ongoing product support after implementation. She also co-authored SAP SuccessFactors implementation design principles on sustainable system design.

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Nick Rouvas

Nick Rouvas is a senior director for Walmart’s Product Management - Talent & Learning team. At the time this course was developed, Nick was the senior director of the SAP SuccessFactors Learning Product Management team. He helped define the overall Learning product vision and direction, while at the same time focusing on internal team enablement and process definition.​

Nick was with the SuccessFactors Learning team for over 15 years and held roles in professional services and support. He also owned the Career Development module. He has presented at various SuccessConnect and other customer-facing events and conferences, and held numerous training sessions with internal and external stakeholders.​

Edmond Vlandis

Edmond Vlandis is a senior manager for SAP Consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). At the time this course was developed, Edmond was a manager in Deloitte’s SAP SuccessFactors practice in Canada. He is a professionally certified SAP SuccessFactors Learning consultant and has been working with the software for the past 8 years in numerous end-to-end implementations.​

Edmond was responsible for internal knowledge sharing within his practice and providing subject matter expertise on projects when required. He participated in the development of implementation design principles for SAP SuccessFactors Learning.​

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Anand 'Andy' Athanur

Anand ‘Andy’ Athanur is a member of the SAP SuccessFactors Product Advisory and Partner Success group.

He has been with SAP SuccessFactors for over 14 years and has worked in various areas, including product management, professional services, partner enablement, and customer success.

Prior to SAP SuccessFactors, Andy worked in partner integration management and consulting. He is a frequent contributor on the Partner Delivery Community and has a keen interest in the future of HXM.

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Smitha Kondajji

Smitha Kondajji is a product management advisor at SAP SuccessFactors. She is currently involved in the end-to-end development of implementation design principles for SAP SuccessFactors solutions, focusing on Employee Central integration to SAP Business Suite, SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics, and SAP SuccessFactors Learning, including related blogs and webinars.

Prior to this, Smitha worked as a product owner and scrum architect for Infoporter, delivering migration capabilities between SAP HCM on-premise and Employee Central. She is also a product management trainer and received an award in 2008 for the best trainer at SAP Labs India. Smitha has been with SAP for nearly 16 years.

Follow and connect with Smitha on LinkedIn.

Karen Perez

Karen Perez is a senior business process consultant and architect for SAP SuccessFactors, with Learning as one of her focus areas.

She has been designing and publishing information such as blogs and implementation design principles for the SAP SuccessFactors world for many years.

Karen also leads the SAP SuccessFactors Educate & Develop HXM Global Business Partners area, where she supports the SAP Learning Community, assists internal stakeholders, and increasingly supports SAP external partners.

Ravi Dhandapani is a manager at SAP, focusing on SAP BTP services in the EMEA North region.

He started his SAP journey as technical lead for SAP SuccessFactors Learning, helping customers to design and scope solutions.

Ravi guides customers in designing their integration landscape with SAP and non-SAP solutions, as well as providing support for implementing custom requirements as extensions on SAP BTP.