This was a SAP Mentors webcast today. This was the first one of the year. Chris Kernaghan moderated. Recording link is here
Stefan said there have been discussions with SAP Mentors on certifications
Sigrid is responsible for Learning experience and design and certifications
Jan Meyer looks after education commercial portfolio
SAP Learning Hub
Learning Hub is the learning core, available since 2012
Above shows Sap Learning Hub achievements since 2017
Provide alternatives to ecosystem other than classroom training; this is the starting point for Learning Hub – a digital platform available any time or anywhere
“learn in a flexible way”
In 2017 – added live sessions; not formal classes; picks up a topic from live delivery. Some topics require live delivery
Learning rooms offer social learning
In 2017 is to remove friction in Learning Hub; before not as easy to access. Learninghub.sap.com is one URL (just learned) – one jump to the Learning Hub
Access to learning room is now a 1 click access
Another is finding content; performed metadata clean-up. SAP retired old content so the search returns relevant results.
Innovation of Learning Journeys to provide learning paths
Awards won in 2017
Solution Editions – why create? Professional edition had everything inside – early knowledge transfer program – $2500 euros per user per year; this has worked past 5 years but received feedback from smaller customers was professional edition was too big of a package
Professional edition is cut into 8 slices
5 hours of live access is included.
Eight editions are shown above; for all roles
Available since January
Reducing friction since 2017
In 2018, introduce new content formats
Adding recommendations – “you’ve taken this course, you may be interested in these”
Partner content in Learning Hub, starting with E&Y
Bots answer questions in Learning Room; based on machine learning technology
Introduce shorter types of training
Success stories are shown above
Question & Answer
Q: How did you determine these to be the 8 solution areas?
A: Not easy; aligned what SAP calls the “portfolio” categories
Q: I think the pricing needs to be sensitive to PPP across geographies. For example, Average SAP salaries in India is around Euro 1200. There is no chance an independent consultant buying a professional edition. How are the adoption in APAC region?
A: Challenging topic; this is the latest “move” – fresh from the decision table to provide a 45% discount; there is no concrete discussions and SAP will listen to the market
Product Knowledge Portfolio, 2018 coverage
SAP moved on “speed of innovation” – cloud has faster releases
For new people to the topic, but also “upskilling offerings”
Line of business offerings are shown above
Hybris is in high demand
Yellow arrow means constant investment
Announced last Thursday you can obtain a digital badge on different social media platforms such as LinkedIn, twitter, etc.
You can show your knowledge/certification
Phase for digital badges
An email is sent to you and you can share it on social platforms after claiming
Site to check certification registry: https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/pr/prSearch?ownername=sap&channel=sap (h/t Chris Solomon )
End User Onboarding and Enablement
Value for end user onboarding and adoption thanks to Cloud
Training inside the cloud; in 2017, using SAP Enable Now, created 600 tutorials
Tutorials included/embedded into S/4HANA
Planned for 2018
How it will work for customers
Plans for 2018
SAP Live Class
New tool, uses video, a virtual delivery learning tool instead of a conference tool. SAP has used it in the EMEA region; put in place and roll it out and virtual ILT training to a new state of the art level.
“Watch this space”. Watch for SAPPHIRENOW for more details.
The SAP Mentors hope to have a quarterly call on this topic.