Two-Tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Join this free open online course to learn about the concept of two-tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and how organizations can get set for th... mehr...
Join this free open online course to learn about the concept of two-tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and how organizations can get set for their journey towards digital transformation. This course will highlight the need for two-tier ERP and show how SAP S/4HANA Cloud with its SaaS offering perfectly caters for the requirements and processes of different lines of business, which can be seamlessly integrated. weniger


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Course Summary

Globalization has fundamentally changed the mode in which businesses operate. Organizations need to scale up and expand to cater for the ever-increasing market demand. Businesses proliferate mainly inorganically, through mergers and acquisitions. The need is to onboard newly acquired subsidiaries, which may be in different geographical locations and with a different set of established business processes, into existing IT systems, or integrate the disparate IT systems of multiple entities.

Organic growth is achieved by diversifying lines of business (LoB), where existing IT systems need to be adapted for new LoB-related business processes. In addition to all this, businesses are feeling the need to integrate with the extended supply chain comprising vendors, sub-contractors, distributors, and so on, in different IT landscapes.

In a digital economy, two-tier ERP attempts to solve this paradox of seamlessly integrating multiple ERP landscapes. Two-tier ERP entails an organization’s IT landscape operating in two different tiers: tier 1, focusing on the stable and traditional areas of the business processes that require stability, and tier 2 for the innovative and disruptive aspects of the business need for agility. This course explains the concept of two-tier ERP and provides a detailed view of how organizations can get set for a journey towards digital transformation with two-tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

First, we’ll provide you with an overview of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, followed by the business case for two-tier ERP. We’ll then briefly explain how master data can be handled centrally, and you’ll learn which integration concepts are applicable in a two-tier ERP model.

After you’ve been introduced to the finance and sales processes, we’ll present manufacturing and procurement use cases that are available with the latest release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

We’ll also have a special unit from one of our early SAP S/4HANA Cloud adopters, Topcon Positioning Systems, who will share their perspective and experience of how they successfully leveraged the concept of two-tier ERP with their on-premise ERP system and SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: October 10, 2018, 9 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 4 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: November 8, 2018, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Overview of SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Unit 2: Introduction to Two-Tier ERP, Master Data, and Integration Concepts
Unit 3: Financial Planning and Consolidation with SAP BPC
Unit 4: Financial Consolidation with Central Finance and Cloud Consolidation
Unit 5: Cash Visibility and Customer Payments
Unit 6: Sales Processes in Dependent Subsidiaries
Unit 7: Sales Processes in Independent Subsidiaries
Unit 8: Streamlined Procure-to-Pay
Unit 9: Plan-to-Produce
Unit 10: Customer Showcase - Topcon Positioning Systems

Target Audience

  • SAP customers and partners
  • Sales account executives
  • Presales
  • Consultants
  • Anyone interested in understanding the concept of two-tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Course Requirements

Basic knowledge of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud offering

Development Systems

You do not need access to an SAP S/4HANA Cloud system in this course.

About Further Content Experts

Srivatsan Santhanam

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Srivatsan is a senior director in the SAP S4HANA Cloud Product Management and Co-Innovation team, APJ, leading the two-tier ERP topic globally. With over 15 years of industry experience, Srivatsan works closely with customers and partners to assess market requirements and interweave with SAP’s S/4HANA Cloud strategy and portfolio. His main focus is on the finance and technology streams of SAP S/4HANA. Srivatsan has four U.S. patents and is a regular thought leadership speaker at many technology events in the APJ region.

Anupama Chandrasekhar

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Anupama Chandrasekhar is a director in Product Management for SAP S/4HANA, APJ. Her focus areas are sales and distribution, integration, master data and content management.

Anupama has written several white papers, specifications, and ACDs. She has also contributed to training courses within the SAP NetWeaver area, and been a coach in Mobile partner projects.

Abhijit Bolakhe

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Abhijit Bolakhe is a senior product expert in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Product Management and Co-Innovation team, APJ, focusing on business processes related to two-tier integration

Abhijit has 12 years of consulting experience in SAP and non-SAP integration and extensibility.

Hardeep Tulsi

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Hardeep Tulsi is a senior product manager in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Product Management and Co-Innovation team. He is currently responsible for analytics functions in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Hardeep has been involved extensively in analytics and co-innovation initiatives with customers, and in defining the use cases for two-tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. He is also part of the team that defines the functionalities that go into two-tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and is involved in customer implementation projects as a product expert for analytics in two-tier ERP.

Hardeep has written functional and technical specifications for SAP S/4HANA two-tier ERP Analytics scenarios – SAP S/4HANA Cloud deployment approaches, as well as a number of blog posts on analytics.