By the end of last week, I felt a bit sapphired out to be honest – I felt as if I’d seen enough replays for this year. But this one made me sit up and take notice. In this short video (22 minutes), Rick Watson (General Manager for Business in Laos), and Peter McLure (CIO of MMG) talk about their experiences implementing SAP.
I personally found the first 14 minutes interesting – they explain how a predominantly Australian management team learned to work within the very traditional culture of Laos (Southeast Asia). (As you can see above, the central dashboard is not NWBC, but the other 4 are.)
But the last section, from 14:20 on, was even better 😉 – it showed how integrating a variety of content in NWBC – including BI dashboards – made users
more productive. Typical quotes:
“I didn’t attend any training at all…I got a 10 minute briefing…I found it very intuitive, a lot different from my [previous] experience of SAP…a delight to use”
The two speakers also summarize their lessons learned. They don’t say so explicitly, but it is clear to me that to get the full benefit of NWBC, you need an expert implementation partner, in this case John Moy. (For example, the contextual help that is referred to at about 16 minutes is a custom development, which John has explained here: Context sensitive help in NWBC using side panels)
So if you have ever wondered about NWBC –is it a good fit with your business, is it worth the effort, will your end users actually benefit – and if you have 7 minutes to spare, then take a look at this: