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It’s finally here: the openSAP course ABAP Development for SAP HANA is just around the corner.

Advanced Business Application Programming or ABAP as its most commonly known was first created in the 1970’s and has been consistently optimized for business programming ever since. During the nineties, ABAP language became the basis of the entire R/3 system at SAP and in the late nineties was extended to become a fully featured object-oriented language.

SAP HANA was created just three short years ago and is an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an on-premise appliance, or in the cloud.  It is a revolutionary platform that’s best suited for performing real-time analytics, and developing and deploying real-time applications.

How do you bring both of these important elements together and develop for today’s enterprise solution requirements? What is important and necessary to know about ABAP development for SAP HANA?

openSAP invites you to join the free MOOC-style course, ABAP Development for SAP HANA. After completing the course, you will understand the important concepts in ABAP development for SAP HANA, how to detect and analyze the performance of your ABAP coding, and which features AS ABAP provides for database-oriented programming.

The course runs from September 25 for four weeks. For new users to openSAP, courses are delivered completely online and the content is released on a weekly basis. You can access the content through video lectures, presentations, and self-tests which are accessible to you at any time – , you  don’t need to logon at a specific time to gain the knowledge. If you have questions or would like to discuss the topic based on your experiences, you can join the openSAP discussion forum and collaborate with peers and SAP experts. To keep you motivated, you can earn a Record of Achievement through weekly assignments and a final exam. You must submit these elements before the weekly deadline to help encourage you to complete the content in a timely manner and avoid procrastination.

You will also have the opportunity to practice developing code in a test system environment. This practice will incur a small fee and details will be announced during the first week of the course. You can still successfully complete the course without developing your own code.

All SAP products are moving to SAP HANA, the most talked about SAP innovation in recent times, don’t miss out on this opportunity to upskill at your own pace and free of charge. Register today with openSAP!

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  1. Former Member


    Thank you so much for the information. I’m a beginner in abap but want to have some basic knowledge of HANA and i believe this would be quite helpful.



  2. Richa Gupta


    Will this course be repeated in this year? If yes, how can we get updates on that? If no, is there any process to request for repetition of this course?



    1. Former Member

      Hi Richa,

      Yes these courses get repeated. You can either Register at openSAP…

      or else take up the course in your city… if you are in Delhi or Blr



      1. Richa Gupta

        Thanks for the information Vikram.

        I have already registered at openSAP and hoping to get some good news soon about this course. 🙂



    1. Claire Donelon Post author

      Hi Souvik,

      If you don’t already have an openSAP account, you can create one here: openSAP | Enterprise MOOCs: Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device! All you need is a valid email address.

      To register for this course, please go to ABAP Development for SAP HANA – Dr. Jasmin Gruschke and Jens Weiler and click enroll.

      The course is in self-paced mode so you can complete the content as you wish. You can use the self-tests to check your knowledge.

      Kind regards,



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