SAP Transformation Navigator in a Nutshell

Join this free online course to learn how SAP Transformation Navigator provides SAP customers with clear guidance to chart their digital innovation path. The navigator is a complimentary, self-service tool, which guides you through your digital transformation by generating a custom product roadmap of recommended SAP products and solutions tailored to your business.

Please note: SAP Transformation Navigator is only available to SAP customers and partners with an SAP S-User ID. However, the learning materials on openSAP are available to everyone, so you can still see what the navigator has to offer.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since December 13, 2017
Language: English

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

Learn how SAP Transformation Navigator provides SAP customers with clear guidance to chart their digital innovation path. The navigator is a complimentary, self-service tool, which guides you through your digital transformation by generating a product roadmap of recommended SAP products and solutions tailored to your business.

SAP customers and partners can access the navigator with their SAP S-User ID credentials. Share your current IT landscape (information is automatically derived from the customer profile) and select your business and IT priorities, and the navigator will analyze your current product landscape and create a custom product map. This shows your current and recommended SAP products and specific transition type, and depicts a list of the required transformation projects. The navigator generates a set of guides providing the business, technical, and transformation views.

The Business Guide depicts SAP’s take on the industry’s breakthrough trends and strategic objectives, the summary of the customer’s business capability preferences, and their value driver aspirations. It also offers change management, business case and realization tracking way forward.

In the Technical Guide, we cover the digital framework and reference landscape outlook, summarize the customer’s go-to guidance on the currently used applications, and list advanced system and landscape analysis options.

The Transformation Guide presents overall transformation scenarios and SAP services, summarizes the customer’s transition heatmap and prioritization, and outlines the planning, timeline, and way forward.

These guides, along with information about transition services, solution integration, and a value-based business case, provide the perfect starting point for your digital transformation journey.

In this course, you’ll:

  • Understand the features and value of SAP Transformation Navigator, and be able to create a personalized roadmap to support your company's digital transformation
  • Understand value aspirations and the transformation journey
  • Learn about next steps to engage your colleagues, SAP, and our partners to shape your digital transformation journey

Award Winning Product!

Delivering customer value at its best, the SAP Transformation Navigator team has won the Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award, SAP’s prestigious annual award for entrepreneurial achievement by employees. The Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award is the highest employee recognition at SAP, awarded annually by the CEO to an individual or a team. Read more about the award on SAP News.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: November 14, 2017, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: December 13, 2017, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Why SAP Transformation Navigator? Motivation and Background
Unit 2: Creating a Product Map
Unit 3: The Value Aspiration
Unit 4: The Transformation Journey
Unit 5: The Customer Output Document
Unit 6: From Product Map and Output Document to Execution

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to learn about SAP Transformation Navigator

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Course End
Dec 13, 2017
Course Start
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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

Wiebke Thelo

Wiebke Thelo heads the SAP Roadmaps team. In her role, she is responsible for providing clear guidance to SAP’s customers for their digital transformation, as well as best-in-class product and solution roadmaps for all SAP’s assets.

The SAP Roadmaps team is the business owner for several self-service tools like the SAP Transformation Navigator and SAP Solution Explorer, as well as for all assets published on SAP’s Roadmap page.

Wiebke holds a master degree in economics and an MBA of Mannheim Business School and ESSEC.

Susanne Schneider

Susanne Schneider is the product owner of two self-services for customers and internal users focusing on optimization and transformation: Innovation Discovery and SAP Transformation Navigator.

She has been part of an internal tools and services team since 2010 and is also a Design Thinking Coach, making this methodology central to requirements engineering and implementation.

Marty Etzel

Marty Etzel is responsible for internal communications and enablement within the Digital Transformation Office, where he works to provide high quality content, processes, and inspiration to help customers with their own digital transformation.

This team also directly supports all Industry Value Engineering (IVE) teams globally, in addition to working across all customer-facing teams within SAP.

Cornelius Clauser

Cornelius Clauser is head of the Productivity Consulting Group (PCG), an internal improvement team. Previous SAP roles include Chief Process Officer (CPO). Cornelius joined SAP in 2011, and was initially in charge of the Productivity & LEAN team that drove Agile implementation in the SAP idea-to-market process.

Prior to joining SAP, he spent 9 years with Porsche Consulting as a partner in charge of internal improvements at Porsche and Volkswagen, including machinery, healthcare, knowledge worker productivity, and office concepts. Before this, he spent five years with McKinsey & Company, primarily in the automotive industry working for OEMs and suppliers in all triad regions.

Cornelius holds a Masters degree in computer science and an MBA, attained in Mannheim, Los Angeles, and Manila.

Peter Klee

Peter Klee is the chief service architect in the Digital Business Services organization. His responsibilities span from development of the strategic planning services to working directly with customers on their digital transformation journeys.

Peter joined SAP in 2011, and was initially in charge of reshaping the SAP MaxAttention service portfolio towards engagement-driven deliveries.

Prior to SAP, he spent 18 years with Gillette and Procter & Gamble, holding various positions within their Global Business Services organization. His focus areas were SAP implementations, business intelligence, and enterprise architecture.

Peter holds a master’s in computer science from Karlsruhe (KIT).