Twitter is a great place to learn and stay up to date about SAP. You can easily scan a lot of messages and drill down on what you want to learn more about. I thought you might like to see ten Twitter people in the SAP ecosystem who I get value from following, partly to thank them for keeping me posted and partly to help you if you want to learn more.
Andy Klee (no relation) runs an ERP training company and has a great sense of humour.
Example tweet: Is paying maintenance as a % of the full price of the software like tipping on the full price of a meal before the half-off coupon?
Chip is one of the senior managers at SAP, he’s in charge of the community (all 2.4 million of us) and much else and seems to always be on a plane. But he’s insightful on technology and also shows you where the heart of SAP marketing is.
Example tweet : Excited to see Sting perform at #SAPPHIRENOW, world’s premier business technology event, on May 18. http://spr.ly/6014uCLk
Greg runs marketing at SAP Business ByDesign, his tweets are interesting because he’s one of the team in the process of changing SAP from just On Premise to software as a service too.
Example tweet : Listening to large enterprise customer talking using #ByDesign in a subsidiary. “Its different from big SAP, but the genetics are there”
Jon Reed is a serious US-based blogger on SAP and very well-informed on what is happening within SAP. He is an SAP Mentor and an independent and credible analyst.
Example tweet : #SAP’s Tobias Dosch leads Wallforf teams for Career OnDemand/Travel OnDemand, next 2 LOB apps scheduled- target rampup 2nd half 2011.
Natascha works for SAP and is very sharp on social media, she seems to be absolutely on the pulse, a real expert.
Example tweet : 5 New Twitter Tools Worth Exploring http://bit.ly/fBKHCH – some nice tools here
Oliver Bussmann is the global Chief Information Officer at SAP, his most famous move is probably to have bought 1000s of iPads for SAP staff, but he’s a goahead, aggressive thinking IT leader and
Example tweet : The Rise of the “Second Internet” and What It Means http://pulsene.ws/1a5D9
Jarrett works at a consultancy in the SAP ecosystem and is a sharp observer of the SAP scene, and being independent tells it as it is, not always as SAP want it to be.
Example tweet : If you want a successful #SAP Payroll project one key is to ensure you do detailed parallel payroll testing between SAP & legacy system.
Lots of helpful information on SAP Education and learning about SAP, re-tweets and passes on lots of useful articles and resources.
Example tweet : How @SAP_LSO and Questionmark software promote safety at one of Americas 146 Nuclear Power Stations http://bit.ly/e8EkSw
This is the official Twitter news channel for SAP, not an individual person, but it’s the place to follow for official news.
Example tweet : John Wookey makes personal decision to leave #SAP. We wish him the best. SAP continues full steam ahead in #Cloud & #OnDemand
Prashanth Padmanabhan is a product manager for SAP Career on Demand. He’s great at finding new ideas in business, software design and talent management and condensing them into a stream of tweets.
Example tweet : This market is going through a revolution as orgs replace their recruiting systems with modern software-as-a-service http://bit.ly/f3DAIZ
Example tweet : My client’s IT staff got iPads today; within an hour they were working their Solution Manager support issues from them – #SAP #mobile
I hope you find these folks interesting to follow. If you’re interested in assessment, also follow Questionmark (we supply SAP customers with assessment software) @questionmark.