How to Reduce Training Time for SAP Rollouts and Get Users Productive Faster

Post Go-live Support, Hypercare, Post Implementation Period, it doesn’t matter what you call it, the period of time directly after an SAP go live until your users are proficient enough to stand on their own and begin to use the standard support model is critical to ensuring user adoption and project success.  Ensuring users feel supported and well prepared for the new system is critical to guarantee adoption of the system. Unfortunately for the implementation team and for your budget, this usually involves resources onsite and the associated travel costs and the lost opportunity for those resources to be doing their normal work or beginning their next project. Training Strategies An effective training strategy can help to ensure user adoption.  But as any experienced SAP implementation specialist will tell you, when project timelines get tight and tasks need to be cut or compressed to make the deadline, training is almost…

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Making SAP a Snap: An Introduction to OnScreen

Transform SAP Business Users into Super Users Instantly! Is working with SAP slowing things down for your business? OnScreen has developed a unique solution that enables users to create and share visual guides to SAP to define your workflows and streamline operations.  It isn’t just a fancy way to create training modules: our software acts as a complementary tool that helps professionals use SAP more effectively. In this article, we’ll describe why it’s difficult to use SAP efficiently, explain how OnScreen makes it easier to use SAP software, and let you know how you can get started with OnScreen. What makes SAP so difficult? SAP is both a complex and powerful tool for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and the world’s foremost provider of software solutions for businesses. As a software, SAP provides functionality for addressing all of the key business functions an organization might need. From finance and inventory to…

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How to Modify your Training Approach when Using an Agile Methodology

Most of us by now have at least heard of Agile methodology if not participated in a project using it. If you’re lucky, you may have worked with a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or an experienced Agile practitioner. In many cases, organizations have decided to adopt an Agile methodology without a clear plan on how it fits into the organization.  Project Managers may be asked to transition from traditional waterfall methodologies to Agile with little to no training. “We’re using an Agile methodology, we don’t need requirements or documentation.” Statements like these are all too common among Agile project managers and team members. Using an Agile methodology does not mean the project team abdicates all responsibility for required documentation. On the other hand, documentation should be examined to ensure only value add documentation is being produced.   How Does this Apply to Training? Even in waterfall projects training is often…

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SAP Training to OnScreen: “You complete me”

OnScreen step by step in application help is not a replacement to traditional training, it's a complementary tool that top organizations have used to increase user adoption, improve training effectiveness and reduce costs associated with retraining and user error. Here are 4 distinctions between OnScreen in application guides and walkthroughs vs training. Training is used to learn new skills and acquire knowledge.Onscreen help enables users to apply these skills and knowledge.Training is typically associated with process change or new project roll-out and follows that schedule.OnScreen guides are called when an employee needs help regardless of the freshness of the material.Training takes employees away from work and their daily tasks.Onscreen in-application help is available at the time of need and requires the employee to follow clear instructions set by their trainers or subject matter experts in words they use and understand.Training is about explaining the process and that includes the how…

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5 Reasons your SAP training is ineffective

SAP training, proper user onboarding, and education are paramount to the success of any organization that aims to deliver winning projects as well as drive higher employee engagement and user satisfaction. Research shows that most C level executive and HR leaders view empowering and enabling employees as vital towards achieving organizational goals and gaining competitive advantage. Sadly, reality tells a different story. Gallup polls show only 14% of employees are highly engaged,and 1 in 3 people quit within their first year. Out of those, 70% state that training and development opportunities influence their decisions to stay.Another survey shows that employees are only able to apply 12% of what they learned in training. All of this comes at a very high cost. PWC estimates the cost of losing that employee in year 1 can be as high as 3x their salary. Addin the cost of developing ineffective training techniques that do…

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