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Join this free online course to learn about SAP’s overall Intelligent Enterprise strategy and the end-to-end recruit-to-retire business process, including the three sub-processes of hire to retire, travel to reimburse, and external workforce management.

The course Hire to Retire Process in the Intelligent Enterprise 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 December 16, 2020
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

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Course Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our personal lives and the future of work. It has also catapulted the topic of digital transformation to the top of the priority list for virtually every organization in the world. SAP’s strategy to focus and double down on delivering the Intelligent Enterprise is therefore incredibly timely. One of the key processes of an Intelligent Enterprise is the HR business process of recruit to retire, which traverses multiple SAP business applications. It has now taken on an added importance as companies look to continue to adapt and be hyper-vigilant on issues such as business continuity of end-to-end HR processes, security, and identity management of remote workers, while threading the needle on employee health and wellness, engagement, and overall productivity.

In this course, you’ll learn about SAP’s overall Intelligent Enterprise strategy and how it relates to Human Experience Management (HXM) and the end-to-end recruit-to-retire business process, including the three sub-processes of hire to retire, travel to reimburse, and external workforce management. We’ll dive into details of the hire-to-retire business process blueprint and cover all the integrations and innovations we have delivered in 2020, including the harmonization of the Suite qualities.

Join us, take the learnings and apply them to your unique company needs. Chart a path towards becoming an Intelligent Enterprise and be the best run businesses in your industry.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: November 17, 2020, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort 2-3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: December 16, 2020, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: SAP's Intelligent Enterprise Suite – A Quick Introduction
Unit 2: Recruit to Retire and Its Subprocesses
Unit 3: The Employee Lifecycle from Hire to Retire – A Process Perspective
Unit 4: Innovations in the Context of Hire to Retire
Unit 5: Suite Qualities – One Domain Model in Hire to Retire

Target Audience

  • HR project managers
  • HR/IT professionals
  • HR business analysts
  • HR administrators
  • HR consultants
  • HR business partners
  • Other HR professionals

About Further Content Experts

Uwe Hafner

Uwe Hafner

Uwe Hafner is an expert in Digital Learning and SAP SuccessFactors. He is currently focused on integration and enablement topics around SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise, primarily along Employee Lifecycle and the relevant SAP applications.
Uwe regularly speaks on digital learning topics at regional SAP user group events. Before joining SAP, he was a management consultant for Human Resources and IT topics, building the bridge between the two areas.
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Samir Bigdeli

Samir Bigdeli

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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Hans-Dieter Knoch

Hans-Dieter Knoch

Hans-Dieter Knoch is a business architect in the Hire to Retire workstream. He drives the adoption of suite qualities for the end-to-end Hire to Retire business process according to SAP’s integration plan in the cloud.
Hans-Dieter has been with SAP for over 20 years and has more than 10 years of experience in SAP cloud application development, namely SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense, SAP Concur, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
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Dr. Andreas Bloeß

Andreas Bloeß

Andreas Bloeß is a product engineering manager for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, responsible for the topic of integration. He leads the development team that builds the H2R integration scenario on the Employee Central side.
Andreas has been with SAP for over 16 years. Since SAP and SuccessFactors came together in 2012, he has been working in various roles within Employee Central engineering.

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Course End
Dec 16, 2020
Course Start
Nov 17, 2020


This course was rated with 4.33 stars in average from 706 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.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

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This course is offered by

Neetin Datar

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.

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Ralf Ackermann

Ralf Ackermann works as a product manager in the Cross Product Architecture (CPA) team. He is involved in various roll-in and roll-out activities specifically for integration in the Intelligent Enterprise and aims to “spread the word” about this topic.

After working in academia on Advanced Networking, Multimedia, and IP Telephony Signaling/Interworking (on which he also wrote his PhD thesis) Ralf joined SAP and has been working in various areas, including R&D for the Internet of Things, for 14 years.

Frank Bareis

Frank Bareis is a product manager for SAP SuccessFactors, responsible for integrations to and from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. His focus is on delivering the Hire-to-Retire scenario as part of the end-to-end Recruit to Retire business process integration for the Intelligent Enterprise.

Frank has been with SAP for over 30 years and has mostly been involved in HXM and cloud solutions. He is a frequent speaker at SAP events like SAPPHIRE and SuccessConnect, an instructor on openSAP courses, and is involved in dedicated customer engagements.

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Arne Ludwig

Arne Ludwig is part of the Product Management / Product Owner team for SAP Master Data Integration, where he is responsible for driving the adoption of SAP Master Data Integration in Intelligent Enterprise scenarios like Lead to Cash and Source to Pay. He helps analyze stakeholder requirements to better define future priorities for MDI as well as the short and long-term roadmap.

Arne represents the MDI vision at external forums like SAP TechEd, on openSAP courses, and in dedicated customer engagements.