Writing this blog post about the Digital Transformation era is a great opportunity for me. As I’ve been part of the SAP SuccessFactors digital transformation initiative, I’d like to share my point of view.
It’s a fundamental belief of mine that our SAP Workforce Performance Builder (WPB) application, when used to its full capability, does more than help our customers drive the success of their core SAP deployment — it also helps build the overall learning culture of the organization. Think about the organizations enjoying a competitive advantage, faster innovation, and greater employee engagement; it’s clear that the root of their success is sustainable, organization-wide learning.
When we talk about the learning driven organization, we should remember the concept of 3Cs – Create, Consume & Calibrate. SAP WPB helps us to fulfill the first of the 3Cs. This means that the organization using WPB to rapidly create learning content has a definite advantage in driving its business initiative and completing its SAP project. And for a learning driven organization, SAP WPB’s usefulness continues once the project is complete: its ability to record processes and create 100% accurate e-Learning, context-sensitive user help, and process documentation extends to virtually any software the organization supports.
For the second “C”, consume, a learning-driven organization needs a methodology for distributing and assigning learning content – and they must do it so it meets the user experience expectations of a contemporary workforce . To make this possible, the organization requires an enterprise-level LMS: SAP Success Factors Learning. With its new intuitive interface, support for social learning and mobile devices, and full integration with SAP WPB, SAP SuccessFactors Learning helps drive the learning initiative for any organization that believes in the “3 Cs”.
SAP SuccessFactors Learning also helps our customers achieve the 3rd “C”, calibrate. Indeed, every organization that wants to drive its business outcomes leveraging learning needs to determine how successful its learning initiatives have been. SAP SuccessFactors Learning’s advanced analytics and integration with back-end SAP SuccessFactors systems allows them to do exactly that; it provides the functionality to go beyond tracking course completions and compliance certification to providing hard data on how learning has affected business results.
Working together, SAP Workforce Performance Builder and SAP SuccessFactors Learning help our customers achieve each of the “3 Cs” – SAP WPB to create learning content and SAP SuccessFactors Learning to manage its consumption and calibration. I believe that combining SAP SuccessFactors Learning and SAP Workforce Performance Builder provides our customers with the core elements of a sustainable, successful learning environment.