how to learn about sap

How to Learn About SAP: 20 Resources You Should Know

These resources can help you learn more about SAP, one of the leaders in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

SAP is a global German software corporation based in Walldorf, Germany. SAP helps many different sizes of companies in various industries. 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system.

SAP has a comprehensive portfolio of products ranging from ERP to finance to customer relationship management (CRM) to supply chain to human resources to databases to analytics to intelligent technologies. SAP is most recently known for SAP HANA, S/4HANA, Concur, Ariba, BusinessObjects, Commerce Cloud, and SAP SuccessFactors.

With so much to learn about SAP, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. There are many ways to learn about SAP that fits your learning needs, ranging from books to blogs to events to user groups.

Whether you are an SAP pro or just beginning to learn about SAP, here are some of the best ways to learn about SAP.

1) openSAP

openSAP is a compilation of free training materials from SAP. It is free and expert-led that is excellent for SAP experts and beginners. You will find learning options such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), microlearning, and podcasts.

2) SAP Community

SAP Community hosts the “official” SAP community. You can ask questions or answer someone else’s question about SAP. You can blog posts, explore specific SAP communities, and read curated content.

3) SAP Help Portal

The SAP Help Portal is a place where you can find SAP product documentation, including technical specifications and SAP notes. You can browse by SAP product and search using keywords. It also provides Learning Journeys or visual guides to help you learn about SAP products and solutions.

4) SAP Learning Hub

SAP Learning Hub is a paid, self-serve training module. If you are looking for a free version of the module, you can use the discovery edition. The SAP Learning Hub provides subscribers with e-learning courses and live learning sessions. You can connect with peers who are also learning about SAP.

5) SAP Training Shop

The SAP Training Shop has an extensive training catalog of paid classes. They have courses for all learning roles and skills. They categorize the training by software solutions and processes. The classes are instructor-led.

6) SAP Press

SAP Press is the world’s leading SAP publisher of SAP books and eBooks to help the SAP community learn about SAP. The goal of SAP Press is to accelerate a user’s SAP journey we publish books and eBooks that educate the SAP community.

7) ASUG News + Views

ASUG or America’s SAP Users Group provides insights into SAP user community SAP solutions in their ASUG News + Views. They provide articles that can be sorted by business function, industry, SAP product, and topic.

8) Diginomica

Bill as “business insights for the digital enterprise,” Diginomica is a publication focused on providing news and insights on different topics such as SAP, Oracle, Workday, cloud applications, and technology disruptions.

9) E-3 Magazine

Germany-based E-3 Magazine covers the SAP community in Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH) region. It is a special-interest magazine that focuses on SAP software and other related topics. This magazine is independent of SAP user groupers and SAP.

10) Guru99 SAP Training Hub

Guru99 SAP Training Hub offers free training tutorials and videos for IT courses. You can learn about SAP HR, SAP ABAP, SAP FI, SAP CO, SAP SD, SAP Basis, SAP MM, SAP PP, SAP QM, SAP BI/BW, SAP HANA, SAP Payroll, SAP CRM Module. SAP experts develop the courses. They even have an SAP Beginner Course.

11) Inside SAP

Inside SAP is an SAP dedicated publication in Australia and New Zealand. It is an independent, integrated media brand committed to SAP industry news, trends, new solutions, and best practices. Inside SAP has built up a loyal readership among SAP consultants, technical consultants, solution architects, and developers.

12) SAPinsider Online

SAPinsider Online is one of the largest SAP membership groups worldwide. It has more than 400000 members across 50 countries. SAPinsider produces a magazine, research reports, and whitepapers. It also hosts events on specific SAP topics, such as SAP S/4HANA.

13) SAP PRESS Blog

The SAP PRESS Blog writes covers various SAP topics such logistics, FICO administration, business intelligence, SAP HANA, customer relationships management, sales, human resources, and behind the scenes. SAP Press is one of the world’s leading SAP publishers. Its goal is to create resources that will help the SAP community.

14) SAP Spot Blog

SAP Spot Blog is a blog based in Berlin, Germany. The blog is made up of a blog of certified SAP experts and professionals. They all faced the same issue of studying and taking SAP certification exams. They wanted a resource to help them practice and prepare for those certifications.

15) SAP Yard

SAP Yard is a website for learning SAP technical topics. Their goal is to make complex issues fun. They provide technical documentation to those working with ABAP, SAP HANA, SAP Fiori, SAP S/4HANA, and much more.

16) SearchSAP is part of the network of publications by TechTarget, an American technology company. SearchSAP provides the SAP community with news, expert advice, technical tips, and career guidance.

17) SAP Coffee Corner Radio

This podcast serves the SAP community. SAP Coffee Corner Radio is run by three SAP employees (Jakob Kjaer, Simon Kemp, and Martin Fischer). This podcast provides content from the SAP in an audible format. You can listen to the podcast on Spotify.

18) SAP YouTube Channels

SAP has many YouTube Channels. The channels have different topics. For example, SAP has YouTube channels for SAP Technology, SAP HANA, SAP Analytics, SAP Journey, SAP Industries, and much more.

19) SAP Events

SAP holds many conferences and events throughout the year. To find events that are upcoming and hosted by SAP, visit this event finder page.

20) SAP User Groups

Many local SAP User Groups help you exchange ideas, learn, and keep up with SAP. The most popular SAP user groups are:

    • Australia: SAUG
    • Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: DSAG
    • North America: ASUG
    • Africa: AFSUG
    • Sweden: SAPSA
    • The United Kingdom and Ireland: UKISUG

Bringing It All Together

There are a handful of resources to learn SAP. There are more available. Just do a Google search on SAP. We provided you with some of our favorite ones. Good luck with your training. To learn more about SAP, visit our SAP insights page, where we have SAP whitepapers, webinars, data sheets, and much more.