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Join this free online course to learn about SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite and how it supports your HR transformation. Learn about the latest HR applications for your organization and discover the tools you need to make your move to the cloud as easy as possible.

Self-paced since November 22, 2023
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

Recent crises have accelerated the need for digital transformation in every business and organization. Changing the world for good requires the next generation of Human Capital Management software, with a digital approach that keeps organizations agile and resilient, and prepared for all the challenges the future holds.

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite offers the opportunity to leverage the power of the cloud for your HR needs. It enables you to take advantage of all the latest HR innovations at your own pace, supporting your workforce wherever they work from with a truly global, engaging solution that solves business problems in real time, creating the building blocks for the Intelligent Enterprise.

This course is designed to help you prepare for your HR journey to the cloud, outline the benefits of SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite, and deliver the latest HR applications for your organization. You will learn about the tools, assets, and services that will make your move as easy and smooth as possible.

The course provides practical details and short how-to demonstrations, as well as customer references, to prepare you in the best way for your own HR evolution and transformation.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: The Case for a New HR
Week 2: Tools to Help You
Week 3: You Asked, We Answer
Week 4: What You Need to Consider
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

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

Previous Version of This Course

Your HR Journey to the Cloud (March 21, 2023 through April 26, 2023)

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    The Case for a New HR
  • Week 2:

    Tools to Help You
  • Week 3:

    You Asked, We Answer
  • Week 4:

    What You Need to Consider
  • I Like, I Wish:

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

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Nov 22, 2023
Course Start
Oct 17, 2023


This course was rated with 4.43 stars in average from 212 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

Wim Valstar

Wim Valstar has over 20 years of experience in the domain of Core HR and Payroll systems and services.

At SAP SuccessFactors since 2012, Wim worked in various roles in Cloud Core HR and Payroll, before he joined the Upgrade2Success program helping SAP HCM customers on their journey to the cloud, which is now his responsibility within the SAP Customer Evolution Program.

Before joining SAP SuccessFactors, Wim worked for a global SAP HCM partner in various roles including as a Business Unit head of SAP HR implementation consultants for global HCM and Payroll systems and services.

Chiara Bersano

Chiara Bersano has supported all aspects of HR technology, serving as an industry analyst, consultant, product director, and HRIS executive for several global Fortune 100 corporations. She has worked with SAP in Walldorf, Palo Alto, and now in South EMEA, focusing on processes and their translation in technology and digitalization.

Chiara is certified in Design Thinking, writes and publishes on LinkedIn, and teaches HR technology in selected business schools.

Duncan Scott

Duncan Scott serves as the director of strategic programs for the SAP SuccessFactors GTM team, with a special focus on helping SAP’s on-prem HCM install-base customers move to the cloud. He joined the HR technology space in 2006 with the workforce analytics and planning firm Infohrm which, in 2010, was acquired by SuccessFactors and became the foundation for SAP’s current WFA and WFP solutions.

After a decade of meeting with organizations to extol the virtues of workforce analytics and planning, Duncan joined the HXM Move initiative, with a focus on creating an advantageous path for our on-prem HCM customers to adopt SAP SuccessFactors public cloud solutions.

Duncan splits his time between Boston, MA and New Orleans, LA, and can be found cheering on his Celtics, building the latest Lego sets, and visiting the jazz and blues clubs across New Orleans.

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.

Todd Asevedo

As leader of the Payroll and Time CoE and GTM efforts, Todd Asevedo is responsible for working with all SAP stakeholders and customers. He is also responsible for HXM Move and Public Sector GTM.

With 30 years in HR tech, Todd has worked with Global 1000 companies like Costco, Walgreens, Google, Apple, Disney, and Wal-Mart. Professionally certified as an SPHR and CPP since 1996, he has worked with and for most of the market leaders. In 2002 he founded an HR Technology consultancy focused on mid-market global HRIS software selection.

As a former board member of the iHRIM Association and the SHRM he is published online and in print in industry magazines such as Workforce, Paytech, HR Executive, and IHRIM link.

Todd graduated from UCSB and lives with his wife Joanne and French Bulldog Dagny. He has three adult children. Todd splits his time between Bend, Oregon and Puerta Vallarta, Mexico.

Mick Collins

Mick Collins is a product sales leader, marketer, and management consultant with expertise in workforce analytics, workforce planning, HR management, corporate strategy, and business development.

With a focus on GTM messaging and strategy, prospect and customer engagement, and product thought leadership, Mick is passionate about teaching strategies for effective deployment, utilization, and communication of workforce data.

Oscar Roncero

Oscar Roncero leads the HR Technology Advisory group across EMEA, with a special focus on supporting customers in their move from on-prem HR systems to the cloud. He also leads the SAP Cybersecurity Presales Hub for EMEA-South for all cloud solutions from SAP.

Oscar supports all non-functional aspects of our HR technology, including security and data privacy and everything related to architecture and integration. He has been working in this technological space for more than 20 years and is currently based in Spain.