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The Future of SAP HCM and New Podcast Series

A few months ago Steve Bogner reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in being a core member of a new monthly podcast series focused on SAP Human Capital Management which I thought I was a great idea. There are several great podcast series such as the Diversified Semantic Layer focused on BI/BO, ASUG News Radio focused on influential individuals, Cover Your Basis focused on basis, Enterprise Geeks with a broad mostly technical focus and the grandfather of SAP podcasts JonERP which has an incredible collection across all areas of SAP.  As you can see the SAP Human Capital Management was under represented and the good news is this won’t be the case anymore. Steve pulled together a great group of individuals that includes SAP Mentors, SAP HCM Industry Experts, SAP Press Authors, Former SAP Product Managers, HR Expert authors and the even the “rookie” of the group has 12 years of SAP HCM experience. Here is some information on each of the core group.

Steve is Managing Partner at Insight Consulting Partners and has worked with SAPHR/Payroll since 1993. Focusing on core-HR and HRIS Project Management he has worked with all sizes and types of companies. He is a founding member of the advisory board and contributing author of the HR Expert newsletter and also presents at SAP conferences around the world. Steve blogs at and can be found on Twitter at SteveBogner.

Martin is an SAP-certified HR consultant and Not authorized to view the specified document 7840 who works freelance oninternational projects. He graduated with honors in Human Resources Management from Belgian Haute Ecole Namuroise Catholique (HENaC). Martin has worked with SAP HR since 1998, with special expertise including XSS, LSO, E-Recruiting, CATS, Reporting, Authorizations, and SAP NetWeaver Portal. He has written two books on SAP HR:Integrating CATS, and Configuring and Customizing Employee and Manager Self-Services in SAP ERP HCM. You can find Martin on Twitter at MGillet.

Mark has over fifteen years of SAP HR experience, and has worked with SAP E-Recruiting since 2002. Before starting Ingram Talent in 2006, Mark was the Product Manager at SAP responsible for SAP E-Recruiting. Responsibilities included the entire product lifecycle from product definition, through product rollout, marketing, and training. Mark is a regular speaker at SAP conferences, has authored several articles on SAP E-Recruiting, and was a co-author of the HR-XML Consortium’s Staffing Exchange Protocol. He can be found on Twitter at @IngramTalent

Sven is co-founder and Senior Partner at iProCon Limited. Having done many years of hands-on SAP HCM work his interest in the field is now centred around change and project management, HRIS strategy, and business benefits. Recent project include work in HR information systems, SaaS, organisational culture, outsourcing & shared services, and innovation management. Sven is on Twitter at svenringling. Sven started his career in 1996 as an SAP HR consultant at IDS Scheer in Germany. He then started iProCon GmbH in Hanover as a consultancy for SAP HCM and business process reengineering. His books and articles published in German, English, and Chinese cover SAP HCM, innovation culture, talent management, M&A, and the design of people management processes.

Brandon has worked on the edge of SAP HR for 12+ years in PA, OM, Benefits,ESS, MSS, Talent Management and E-Recruiting, very frequently working with emerging solutions in ramp-up. His clients include airlines, retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, financial services, and public sector among others. Brandon has held many project roles – change management, project management, trainer, functional analysis, and a developer. He brings a unique blend of business, functional and technical expertise. He has presented at numerous conferences and is currently co-authoring a book on HCM Processes and Forms. Brandon is a passionate believer in the potential of Human Capital processes and technology to supercharge performance of organizations. He can be found on Twitter at BrandonToombs.

Jarret is an SAP Mentor and HCM Certified Consultant who has specialized in SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) since 1998. He is a subject matter expert in US Payroll and the Employee Interaction Center (EIC) and Managing Partner of EIC Experts. Over the past 13 years, Jarret has completed 18 high profile, full life cycle SAP HCM implementations for global Fortune 1000 companies. He is SAP HCM certified, ASAP certified, a HR Expert author, ASUG News author and you can find him on Twitter at SAP_Jarret

We released our first podcast this week called the The Future of SAP HCM and it is also available on iTunes in which we discussed the following:

0:00 – Introductions

5:10 – What does the future hold for SAP HCM for customers and consultants?

10:29 – How understanding the underlying HR business processes will help your SAP career.

12:00 – Insights on On-Premise versus Software as a Service (SaaS).

18:13 – Benefits of SAP integration with the Business Suite.

19:27 – Impact of HANA on HCM and technical changes within SAP HCM

27:33 – What is the future of Business ByDesign and the LOB On-Demand for HR.

As you can tell we had a lot of fun with our first podcast and our plan is to invite others to join the discussions along the way. We would like your help to determine who you would like us to have as a future guest as well as topics you would like us to cover in a future podcast by using the comment section below.

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  • It’s great to see the interest and comments on the podcast. And, it was a lot of fun to talk about the future of SAP HCM with my colleagues! We’re planning the next one already – look for it in a couple weeks.