Join this free online course to learn what you need to move from your on-premise SAP ERP HCM solution to the cloud. The course is ideal for HR and IT professionals.
February 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019
Language: English

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Course Summary

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. This demands new skill sets for employees and a digital approach to HR that keeps organizations resilient and agile enough to respond to any challenge the future holds. Bringing your HR to the cloud is a sustainable deployment option for the long term. It enables you to take advantage of the latest HR innovations, engage employees more effectively, and solve business issues in real time – creating the building blocks for your organization to become an Intelligent Enterprise.

To help you realize these benefits quickly, we created Upgrade2Success, a comprehensive program that has all you need to move from your on-premise SAP ERP HCM solution to the cloud. This program provides you with tools, assets, and services that can make your journey easier and as smooth as possible.

In this course, we’ll learn what it takes to make your migration to the SAP SuccessFactors cloud easier, what to do with data migration, customizations, and custom infotypes, differences between on-premise SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors Cloud, and where to find the tools and information that will help you if you’re thinking of migrating.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: February 12, 2019, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: March 13, 2019, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: The Case for Change and Creating the Value Case
Unit 2: How SAP Supports Every Stage of Your Journey
Unit 3: What to Consider Before Starting Your Implementation
Unit 4: The Upgrade2Success Migration Services Approach
Unit 5: Data Protection in a Cloud Environment
Unit 6: Using SAP Cloud Platform to Enhance Your HR Experience

Target Audience

  • HR project managers
  • HR IT project managers
  • HR business analysts
  • HR administrators
  • HR consultants
  • HR IT application owners
  • Other HR professionals

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Certificate Requirements


  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 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


Wim Valstar

Wim Valstar is global program content lead for the Upgrade2Success program within SAP SuccessFactors. He has over 20 years of experience in the domain of Core HR and Payroll systems and services.

Wim is based in the Netherlands and has been with SAP SuccessFactors since 2012, first as a functional product and domain specialist in Cloud Core HR and Payroll, and later as regional vice president, leading the team of solution advisors for the EMEA region.

Before joining SAP SuccessFactors, Wim was with a global SAP HCM partner for almost 10 years, where he held various roles including director sales & marketing, and headed up a business unit of SAP HR implementation consultants implementing global HCM and Payroll systems and services.

Wim has a Master’s degree in Economics & Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and has expertise in human resources, payroll, talent management, change management, and HR transformation.

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