SAP Mobile Documents & SAP Workforce Performance Builder Integration
As Product Manager for SAP Workforce Performance Builder, I am very passionate about this offering for SAP’s customers. In this blog post, I want to share some valuable information about the synergy effects of SAP Workforce Performance Builder and SAP Mobile Documents, which I hope will help you to get a deeper insight and helpful ideas for your mobile learning scenario.
First off, some background. SAP Workforce Performance Builder is designed to create, edit, maintain, and share the valuable knowledge within your company. Easily create and deploy context-sensitive user help, transaction documentation, training simulations, test scripts, and e-learning materials. SAP Mobile Documents enables you and others to access your documents instantly on your PC, laptop, smartphone and tablet. Available on-premise or on-demand using the SAP HANA Cloud. By combining both use cases, mobile knowledge transfer has never been so smart…
Learning content distribution as easy as 1-2-3
Version 1.2.3 of the SAP Mobile Documents iOS client offers a valuable integration with SAP Workforce Performance Builder. SAP Mobile Documents is now capable of playing back SLC files directly within the iOS client.
What’s an SLC file?
First off, SLC is short for SAP Learning Content. SLC is a file format that is offered for publishing in SAP’s learning authoring environment SAP Workforce Performance Builder Producer & Instant Producer. An SLC file usually contains certain learning content, be it simulations, documentations and/or books (presentations).
Simple distribution & offline access
The integration allows users of SAP Mobile Documents and SAP Workforce Performance Builder to easily distribute their learning content to the mobile devices connected to SAP Mobile Documents. All they need to do for that is to set up a corresponding folder in the Corporate section and publish their content to that folder directly from within SAP Workforce Performance Builder Producer or Instant Producer (Figure 1). The published SLC files will be available for consumption to all employees connected instantly after the initial upload. This simplifies and speeds up the distribution of learning material throughout a company to a vast extend compared to the classic roll-out scenarios of learning material.
Another great benefit is the fact that you are able to store the SLC learning content directly on the corresponding device, eliminating the need for a persistent network connection. All the user needs to do for that is to activate the Offline Access Sync feature (Figure 2) in SAP Mobile Documents for the respective SLC file(s) that should be available even if offline.
Get your version of SAP Mobile Documents in the SAP Internal Store at https://internalstore.sap.com/sap/cp/ui/resources/cstore/html/SolutionDetails.html?pid=0000000764&pcntry=US&sap-language=EN&_cp_id=id-1403079367468-0. Further information is available at http://scn.sap.com/community/mobile-documents.
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