If I had one genuine fear in an academic setting, it was asking the obvious question. Professors would always say, “No question is too small,” but each time my hand went up, the anxiety would start. I dreaded an impending chorus of sighs or rolled eyeballs in my direction – even if they never materialized.
One could argue that today’s uber-competitive corporate culture does little to alleviate this kind of vibe. New tools and software can have a steep learning curve for employees, and it’s important that everyone gets up to speed as quickly as possible. Each worker needs a comfortable learning environment that moves at his or her own pace – and this is exactly what SAP Learning Hub is now providing to Nomura Research Institute.
Helping employees to become experts
Nomura is a Japanese IT consulting and solution provider that is eager to capitalize on the latest advances in SAP technology after becoming the first company in Japan to implement the SAP HANA platform. Their employees can now access a comprehensive learning repository of the most up-to-date educational information from SAP. User-relevant data allows employees to reap the benefits of personalized learning anytime, anywhere, with online information access via the cloud. A flat-rate, subscription-based fee structure makes it a cost-effective option for any business. With faster access to educational materials tailored to specific project and consultant skills, Nomura benefits from greater productivity and a stronger competitive advantage.
By taking advantage of SAP Learning Hub, Nomura achieved significant objectives: consultants could access learning materials to keep pace with the latest SAP technology; and Nomura was able to make use of a system that provides its employees with the latest information from the SAP Education organization.
Creating a flexible learning infrastructure
Scheduled travel time that halts regular business productivity? Forget it. One-size-fits-all learning for large groups of employees? Perish the thought. SAP Learning Hub eliminates the need to hinge software proficiency on one information binge session that might yield mixed results.
Even better, companies can easily monitor individual employee progress to more easily identify opportunities for improvement. With more than 5,000 employees, Nomura must do its best to make sure each employee reaches his or her full learning potential. It can depend on SAP Learning Hub to help nurture SAP solution expertise as well as develop consultants that specialize in new software.