In close cooperation with SAP Partner Computerworld Norway the Global Partner Enablement team at SAP a new approach was ideated: Using ERPSim as Business Gamification to encourage existing and new customers to move to SAP S/4HANA.
Nine teams from Norwegian customers and partners were competing against each other to become Norwegian champions in E-Sport for Business using the ERPSim simulation game. An expert panel, composed by two SAP experts and two externals, sitting in a studio and using a virtual event platform, commented on the competition in a two hours live streaming.
The competing teams joined via Zoom, while the expert panel played the perfect Champions League role introducing the team, commenting on the competition and showcasing the key concepts. We have no doubt they created a commercial value for the audience to follow the competition online.
It was worth participating, but even more, winning. The winning team from SAP partner EY Skye, was awarded with several very useful prices sponsored by Computerworld.
Quotes from participants show that this new form of enablement will be a game changer:
“Game based learning and competition like the E-sport for Business concept will replace traditional learning in future ERP projects” – Bo Hjort Christensen, ERP-Analyst and Lecturer emeritus, Handelshøyskolen BI [Expert panel]
“This is a fantastic way of showcasing the value and the purpose of an integrated system. In addition, it creates a lot of enthusiasm” – Tor Ervland, IT Manager at Ekornes [Participant: eSport for Business]
“ERPsim might become a competitor to Counter-Strike …” – Øyvind Stensby, Sales Manager at Experis Ciber AS [Participant: eSport for Business]
This fantastic, game-changing, innovative idea, the event results and its success speak for itself. Similar events will be conducted in all EMEA North market units this quarter, challenging participants to encourage customers’ move to SAP S/4HANA.
To learn more, read the Computerworld Norway article.