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  • This course enables experienced SAP BW users, modelers, as well as administrators to prepare and realize a system conversion to SAP BW/4HANA. The emphasis is on general preparation tasks and how to use the SAP conversion tools for the In-Place Conversion approach as well Remote Conversion approaches.


  • Outlining conversion approaches and processes.
  • Explaining specific steps and tools to prepare a conversion project.
  • Introducing the execution of the In-place Conversion as well as the Remote Conversion with hands-on exercises
  • Outlining the Shell Conversion Approach.
  • Providing many additional sources related to SAP BW/4HANA system conversion tasks.


  • Application experts and consultants with a sound experience in SAP BW
  • Project team members preparing a system conversion to SAP BW/4HANA



  • Hands-on experience in data modeling with SAP BW 7.x
  • BW310 (SAP BW Enterprise Data Warehousing)


  • BW330 (SAP BW Data Modeling and Implementation)
  • BW362 (SAP BW powered by SAP HANA, delta from SAP BW on any DB)
  • BW462 (SAP BW/4HANA, delta from SAP BW on any DB)

Course based on software release

  • SAP BW 7.50 SP12
  • SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 SP09
  • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS02
  • SAP BW Modeling Tools 1.19
  • SAP ECC 6.0


  • Getting started
    • SAP BW/4HANA
    • Conversion Approaches
    • Conversion Process
  • Preparing the Conversion
    • Impact on your System Landscape
    • SAP Readiness Check for SAP BW/4HANA
    • Pre-Checks
    • Sizing Report
    • Analysis of Custom Code
    • Cleanup Reports
    • Preparation of Source Systems
  • Realizing the In-place Conversion
    • SAP BW/4HANA Starter Add-on
    • Transfer of SAP BW Applications with SAP BW/4HANA Transfer Cockpit (including major exercises)
    • Transfer of Standard Authorizations
    • Clean-up of the System
    • Technical Conversion to SAP BW/4HANA
    • Concepts of Change/Transport Management
  • Realizing the Remote Conversion
    • Overview
    • System Landscape Required for this Approach
    • Remote Conversion Scope Transfer Details
    • Using the SAP BW/4HANA Conversion Cockpit (incl. major exercises)
    • Troubleshooting
  • Realizing the Shell Conversion
    • Overview
    • Shell Conversion Scope Transfer Details
  • Introducing Lessons Learned from Conversion Projects
    • Describing Lessons Learned from Conversion Projects
  • Appendix
    • Transfer of SAP BW Analysis Processes (APDs)
    • Useful SAP BW/4HANA Sources & Transactions


  • This course provides you a very sound foundation of the conversion concepts to SAP BW/4HANA and contains many references to additional documents and information sources.
  • This course has a very strong focus on hands-on experience and is based on 20 exercises.
  • This course does not cover any data modeling or data acquisition features of SAP BW/4HANA. For that, please use the corresponding SAP BW/4HANA courses or "DBW4H - Data Warehousing with SAP BW/4HANA - Delta from SAP BW powered by SAP HANA to SAP BW/4HANA".

This course is also available as a test system within SAP Live Access

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