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SAPPHIRE NOW 2015 > How Education Helps Make Simple a Reality


This year’s SAPPHIRE NOW is three unforgettable days of strategy, networking, and education on how to make simple a reality. SAP Education wants to share with you some specific spotlight learning demos, workshops and ASUG sessions that are planned this year for you to get hands on knowledge transfer by the experts themselves.

New this year, SAP Service and Support will have a show floor presence to help attendees learn how our offerings can help you address complexity, focus on strategic opportunities, drive agility and growth, and enable your organization to Run Simple. Benjamin Wilk outlines all the details and more for you in his blog, Experience how to run simple at the SAP Service and Support Center at SAPPHIRE NOW 2015.”

For a full summary of SAP Education activities at SAPPHIRE NOW you can view a PDF here. Below you will find our spotlight sessions.

Within the Service and Support Center, you can interact with SAP Education experts by:

1. Visiting the Demo Station

One-on-one direct interaction with SAP software engineers on a particular subject.

SC504: Simplify Knowledge Transfer Through Learning Innovation

Tuesday, May 5 | 11am-4pm

Wednesday, May 6 | 11am -6pm

Thursday, May 7 | 12-5:30pm

Empower users to develop and improve the skills needed to harness the full value of your technology investment. Explore our innovative and comprehensive learning offerings. Discover how they can reduce complexity, maximize productivity, and accelerate user adoption.

2. Visiting the Demo Theater

20-minute product demos in an open setting are scheduled at specific times so you need to plan ahead to attend

SC21806: Maximize the Power of Your Organization with Learning in the Cloud

Wednesday, May 6 | 5:30-5:50pm

Thursday, May 7 | 3-3:20 pm

Accelerate knowledge transfer and user adoption throughout your organization. See how our innovative cloud-based learning solutions can improve employee skills, simplify access to content, and enhance the delivery of key information. Hear how they can help you achieve optimal levels of success with engaged, high-performing employees.

3. Joining the Workshop

If the 20 minute demos aren’t enough for you, get hands on with SAP experts in a special deep dive session to learn about the latest learning technologies that help make simple a reality.

Accelerate Business Outcomes with Cloud-based Learning

Thursday, May 7 | 3:30-4:30 pm

The key to driving value from your SAP investment is to focus on increasing adoption and user confidence. During this workshop, join SAP Education experts to explore the latest cloud-based learning offerings and understand how these tools help leading organizations enable their employees to develop the skills and insight needed to accelerate business outcomes across the organization.

4. Listening to the ASUG sessions

Hear from your peers regarding their own experiences with the latest learning technologies, best practices and get new ideas for how you can take action.

SS1323: Power Tools for Super Users – SAP UEM by Knoa, Workforce Performance Builder & Worksoft

Tuesday, May 5 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Enhance Super Users effectiveness by providing powerful tools. SAP UEM by Knoa provides user experience data. Workforce Performance Builder gives the power to easily create & deploy training content. Worksoft automates & reduces resource requirements for unit & functional testing. Together these tools add Power to your Super Users.

SS526: IDC Research Study Results: The Importance of User Skills Related to Enterprise System Implementation, Rollout, or Upgrade Success

Tuesday, May 5 | 1:45 – 2:45 pm

Focus on what really matters when implementing SAP software – the people. IDC research highlights the dependence on user adoption, skills, proficiency, and self-enablement. Whether you are implementing for the first time or rolling out SAP again, it is always time to design, execute, and sustain strategies to enable the workforce to perform.

SS1733: Learning Beyond the Classroom Training Initiative – How We Educate and Engage our Workforce

>>  Featuring the 2015 SAP Education Best Practice Award Winner, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation <<

Wednesday, May 6 | 4:15 – 5:15 pm

The Enterprise Transformation Solutions team has developed a Learning Strategy to address the following challenges: 1. Create a Sustainable and Scalable training solution. 2. Provide SAP Knowledge Transfer between HCL Consultants and Gulfstream ERP functional team members. Solution 1: With each Go-Live, additional employees require initial SAP training, plus sustaining training for New Hires. Phase 1 and 2 initial training could be supported via traditional ILT classes. However, subsequent end users requiring training exceeded room availability and access to our traditional CBTs was limited by hardware restraints. Our Alternative Learning Technologies and Programs team created a mobile-friendly training delivery solution that is both sustainable and scalable. Elements include: Virtual Classrooms, OJT by Power Users, and tablet-friendly “ePubs.” Solution 2: Functional Core Team members require additional technical SAP training to reduce dependency on our HCL Consultants and build Gulfstream’s SAP bench strength. All core team members are currently working a Knowledge Transfer Plan that requires them to:

Work with their consultant to assess their knowledge gap, develop skills to close the gap, and eventually replace their consultant

Leverage available training on the SAP Learning Hub

SS562: Moving to the Cloud? How Do You Know Who Knows?

Wednesday, May  6 | 4:15 – 5:15 pm

SAP has made significant changes to our Cloud Certification program and would like to share some guidance on finding the right individuals and partners to drive your Cloud success. Join this session to get valuable insight into the new program and the answers to these questions and more

SS375: Loose Change: Is Your Change Management Program Making Cents?

Thursday, May 7 | 8:00 – 9:00 am  


This presentation will discuss how organizations can design and implement an innovative Enterprise Change Ecosystem (ECE) that delivers real business value by developing standard change process, aligning strategic investments, defining mutually supportive roles, and enabling community participation to eliminate change silos and build shared vision.

SS1887: Here, There, Everywhere… Learning & Working in a Mobile World

Thursday, May 7 | 12:00 – 1 :00 pm

Explore trends and impacts on change and learning based on mobility and consumerization of technology into day-to-day life and changing workspaces/places. This presentation provides an understanding of how to effectively manage a distributed workforce, and will share strategies and lessons for managing now and long term.

5. Last but not least, the Theater Presentation

TL24738: Discover the Simplified Future of Work

Thursday, May 7 | 2:00 – 2:20 pm

See why the majority of business leaders agree that business simplification is a key driver for success. Hear how every aspect of work is a candidate for simplification, including employee engagement, employee incentives, and interaction with your talent ecosystem. Explore this and other trends that are strategic in shaping the future of work.

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