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The Gamification Of SAP

Upside Learning

Came across this really interesting article about gamification at SAP. SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe is saying “If I look at how my kids are consuming software, if it’s not desirable immediately, they throw it away. Definitely worth a read. Can you imagine what happens to your IT landscape when these people come into business?&#. How are you doing it?

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SAP To Buy SuccessFactors: Major Shift In Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

This weekend SAP announced plans to acquire SuccessFactors for approximately $3.4 Why did SAP acquire SuccessFactors? The big message from SAP is cloud computing. SAP has a stated goal to generate $20 billion in the cloud by 2015, and SAP management sees SuccessFactors as a key to this strategy. What about SAP's other business on demand software?

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SuccessFactors and SAP Get their Integration Act Together

Learning on the Leading Edge

We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. Katherine Jones and I were impressed with the progress the company is making: SAP's engineering prowess is clearly being applied to this area in a big way. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings. Note: Last week SAP announced its Q2 financials and the company is now generating over $1 Billion in cloud revenues, so the issue of cloud-to-premise integration is very strategic.).

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Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP, the world's largest application software company, just announced the best revenue and earnings growth the company has made in many years. SAP's Legacy in HR. SAP has quite a legacy of experience in the HR market. SAP's Bigger Business Growth. SAP is a Bullish Bet. Making an SAP decision for HR is still a very big move. billion.

My Conversation with Paul Sparta: Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today I had a chat with Paul Sparta , the founder of Plateau and one of the key product leaders at SuccessFactors and now SAP. As a result of the acquisition, the SuccessFactors and Plateau teams now have thousands of SAP customers to work with, and they feel that their job is to slowly but openly build product plans to make sure these customers are successful.

Cloud Power: SAP Acquires SuccessFactors

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP has spent a decade trying to create a software-as-a-service solution, primarily to attract mid-market companies. The acquisition of SuccessFactors may address that gap if SAP elects to integrate these two SaaS product sets. SAP has stoppers in many suits. Business One for small companies, All-in-One for larger mid-market companies that seek on-premise solutions, and SAP ERP for the large enterprises through which it has made its name globally. Initially they largely failed: Business ByDesign proved too little too late. The Right Size for the Right Market.

Design and “Gamification At Work”

Skilful Minds

Change Management Collaboration Customer Experience Ethnography Experience Design Gameful Design Learning Experience User Experience Game mechanics Gamification Gamification At Work interaction design Interaction Design Foundation SAP Community Network The Interaction Design Foundation is publishing Gamification At Work by Jankaki Kumar and Mario Herger for the public tomorrow. just finished reading the book and taking notes thinking I might review it.

Gamification In Application Software Training

Learnnovators

SAP, the largest business software maker worldwide, has been actively pursuing gamification in recent years. Here are a few interesting developments at SAP’s end: SAP is prototyping an enterprise-grade gamification platform on their community network as a way to make their members more successful. ” ~ Karl Kapp. INTRODUCTION. The revolution has begun! ADOBE LEVELUP.

Getting to the Analytics Crystal Ball: SAP to Acquire KXEN

Learning on the Leading Edge

Another such company, KXEN is the target of an SAP announced acquisition (the sale should close in Q4). Shekhar Iyer, SAP GVP and GM of Analytics & Business Intelligence, reports that the KXEN technology is being integrated on SAP’s HANA platform to help users derive actionable predictive information from the big data they are harnessing. And with that, we anticipate that SAP is just one of many who will be scooping up predictive analytics software providers in the coming months The business implications are huge. But how? Enter “predictive analytics.”

SuccessFactors and SAP Getting their Integration Act Together

Learning on the Leading Edge

We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. Katherine Jones and I were impressed with the progress the company is making: SAP's engineering prowess is clearly being applied to this area in a big way. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings. Note: Last week SAP announced its Q2 financials and the company is now generating over $1 Billion in cloud revenues, so the issue of cloud-to-premise integration is very strategic.). with and lots more coming.

Eye on the future

Learning with e's

Below is my keynote abstract for the C-SAP Showcase in Birmingham. C-SAP is the Higher Education Academy subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, and it's in it's eleventh and final year of existence. Birmingham Technology education C-SAP learning George Orwell futureThe future of learning will be. How much can we shape our own futures? Unported License.

Badges, badges everywhere but not a drop to drink

SharePoint and Assessment

But compared to other systems – see for example how SAP use gamification and badges in the SCN community network – SharePoint badges are very basic. Community SharePoint 2013 Badges gamification Informal learning Reputation SAP One of the potentially exciting improvements in SharePoint 2013 is badges. If you’re using Office 365, migration to 2013 is great – Microsoft do it for you.

SAP Means Business

Learning on the Leading Edge

Subtitle: What our members would like me to learn from SAP's Sapphire conference! There are thousands of attendees at this joint Sapphire and ASUG (American SAP Users Group) meeting here in Orlando. They have come from all over the world with their questions about all the functional areas and the vertical applications that SAP provides. But I suspect our Bersin members aren't too interested in the state of supply chain software (correct me if I am wrong!) so I am compiling the list of HCM-related questions I hope SAP provides satisfactory answers for. Parts?

SAP Means Business

Learning on the Leading Edge

Subtitle: What our members would like me to learn from SAP's Sapphire conference! There are thousands of attendees at this joint Sapphire and ASUG (American SAP Users Group) meeting here in Orlando. They have come from all over the world with their questions about all the functional areas and the vertical applications that SAP provides. But I suspect our Bersin members aren't too interested in the state of supply chain software (correct me if I am wrong!) so I am compiling the list of HCM-related questions I hope SAP provides satisfactory answers for. Parts?

SAP Means Business

Learning on the Leading Edge

Subtitle: What our members would like me to learn from SAP's Sapphire conference! There are thousands of attendees at this joint Sapphire and ASUG (American SAP Users Group) meeting here in Orlando. They have come from all over the world with their questions about all the functional areas and the vertical applications that SAP provides. But I suspect our Bersin members aren't too interested in the state of supply chain software (correct me if I am wrong!) so I am compiling the list of HCM-related questions I hope SAP provides satisfactory answers for. Parts?

SuccessFactors and SAP Getting their Integration Act Together

Learning on the Leading Edge

We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. Katherine Jones and I were impressed with the progress the company is making: SAP's engineering prowess is clearly being applied to this area in a big way. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings. Note: Last week SAP announced its Q2 financials and the company is now generating over $1 Billion in cloud revenues, so the issue of cloud-to-premise integration is very strategic.). with and lots more coming.

SAP's Bold Move with SuccessFactors: Lots of Work to Do

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week SuccessFactors and SAP announced their integration plans. Simply stated, the combined companies plan to move all their strategic talent management investments from SAP HCM and Business ByDesign into SuccessFactors, and build Employee Central (SuccessFactors' central directory product) into its core cloud-based HRMS offering. This is a bold and somewhat risky strategy.

Getting to the Analytics Crystal Ball: SAP to Acquire KXEN

Learning on the Leading Edge

Another such company, KXEN is the target of an SAP announced acquisition (the sale should close in Q4). Shekhar Iyer, SAP GVP and GM of Analytics & Business Intelligence, reports that the KXEN technology is being integrated on SAP’s HANA platform to help users derive actionable predictive information from the big data they are harnessing. And with that, we anticipate that SAP is just one of many who will be scooping up predictive analytics software providers in the coming months The business implications are huge. But how? Enter “predictive analytics.”

Getting to the Analytics Crystal Ball: SAP to Acquire KXEN

Learning on the Leading Edge

Another such company, KXEN is the target of an SAP announced acquisition (the sale should close in Q4). Shekhar Iyer, SAP GVP and GM of Analytics & Business Intelligence, reports that the KXEN technology is being integrated on SAP’s HANA platform to help users derive actionable predictive information from the big data they are harnessing. And with that, we anticipate that SAP is just one of many who will be scooping up predictive analytics software providers in the coming months The business implications are huge. But how? Enter “predictive analytics.”

SAP's 12Sprints (Google Wave for the Enterprise?)

eContent

I just set up a test of SAP's [link] for our corporate collaboration benchmarking network. SAP's tool appears to have some needed structure for problem solving and collaboration. Last Fall our group ran multiple tests of Google Wave, and ended up being underwhelmed. will post more as our test progresses (tonight is day #1). Learn more via Mashable. Click to view full sized.

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How Companies Are Using MOOCs

LearnDash

In fact, some of the biggest corporate names (including Google, SAP, and Yahoo) are having their employees take courses via MOOC platforms. When most people think of massive open online courses (or MOOCs), they tend to think about them in the context of the educational space. However, the reality is that there are large corporations that are leveraging the power of MOOCs.

A Do-Not-Do List for eLearning Designers

SHIFT eLearning

It is as important not to do the wrong things—the ones that sap your energy needlessly or the time-wasters—as it is to do the right things. You have a Moleskin for your to-do lists. Or maybe you prefer an app. You probably get all (or most of) the items ticked off in the list. But what about the ones that you shouldn''t be doing? You know what to do; start doing them.

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The Connection Between Neuroscience, Good Vibes and Learning Culture

CLO Magazine

Vermeulen said these chemicals block electrical transmission, sap our energy and make it hard to think and to learn. While attending ATD 2016 last month I had the chance to sit in on two sessions facilitated by Dr. André Vermeulen, CEO of Neuro-Link and an expert in the area of neuroscience in the workplace. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor. Strategy

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Custom or Pre-Packaged ELearning?

LearnDash

For example, there are many companies out there today that run SAP for their enterprise resource planning. As you would expect, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of training providers who have created interactive, pre-packaged elearning for SAP. As such, generic videos on standard SAP processes just won’t cut it. When To Go With Custom ELearning. elearning

5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

Application Experience – If your developing training for a new system, such as an ERP like SAP or Oracle, then make sure your ID has experience with similar projects. Some key words to look out for include: Adobe Captivate, Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, iSpring, Moodle, SAP LSO, Flash, HTML/Javascript, SurveyMonkey, TechSmith… among others. This is big business.

From Humble Beginnings to Support for the World’s Leading Software Apps

Ancile Learning

Many of those organizations were implementing SAP. These were the early days of SAP implementations (especially in the United States), and implementations were moving from the terminal-based R/2 interface to the graphical R/3 interface. While the initial focus and tuning in 2006 remained in the SAP space , in the years since we’ve seen a big uptake in the use of uPerform with other applications. In 1999, we released Info Pak. At that time, many of us here at ANCILE were working at RWD, providing consulting services to organizations around the globe. Contact us

The Snowball Effect: Documentation and Training for Global ERP Systems

Social Learning

Once upon a time, a major manufacturing company implemented SAP to handle all of their North American operations. Several years passed and the company implemented new SAP modules and fine-tuned existing modules. Finally, it was time to start bringing the wonder of SAP to the company’s global operations. But alas, the screen shots were still in the 1 st language! So, what to do?

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Using Analogies and Metaphors to Enhance Learning

Social Learning

For example, an ERP system like SAP can be a difficult concept for end users to understand. Comparing an SAP system to a river with a variety of tributaries that all ultimately flow into the same ocean can help people understand the effect that a log jam in one section of the system can have both upstream and downstream. Cooking is an art, and baking is a science,” she told me.

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Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

While I still have some concerns on the game plan of SAP with SuccessFactors in the long term, there is just no way not to include them in the top ten systems.  It is way better than anything Plateau ever did, but for the amount of money the system costs and the fact SAP now owns them, there is no reason that the UI should look like it does. So, why aren’t they higher?

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Social Learning

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Ensuring that end users learn the new system, embrace it as part of their daily work routine, and use it effectively is a daunting task. In a recent blog post Using Storytelling to Add the [.]

Oracle buys Taleo

Learning on the Leading Edge

Following SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors, this gives Oracle a tremendously powerful suite of products in the HR market, one of the fastest-growing markets for enterprise software. A few initial comments. 1. This move directly undermines SAP's strategy with SuccessFactors. I guess we saw this coming. billion. The integration will go quickly. Register Here

With Animal Cutouts, Your “aLearning” Will Never Be The Same

eLearning Brothers

We have also become aware of an organization working hard to extract raptor DNA from tree sap. Once in a while, an idea so revolutionary comes along that it dwarfs all other ideas. As soon as it leaves the lips of the person who whispers it, it hangs in the air as though it were beyond the laws of this world. Behold: Animal Cutouts! Mittens. Politely indicating that she has a question.

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Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Peformance Improvement

The approach of Jenny Dearborn at SAP is an example of this. In January 2016 issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine , Kate Iverson quotes Dearborn: Justifying and inciting change in an engineering organization like SAP requires hard metrics. If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. transportation). Stephen J. Meyer

Team Learning Up With Talent

CLO Magazine

To accommodate rapid growth, Farrugia worked with the information technology team and business unit leaders to develop a knowledge and training portal on SAP Jam, SAP’s social collaboration platform. It’s not enough to have a learning management system and a portfolio of content. “If they aren’t solving clearly defined business problems, they aren’t adding value,” he said.

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Critical #skills define performances across multiple fields

Ignatia Webs

The goal is to respectfully help leaders in complex situations unearth untested assumptions, consider alternative interpretations and “think like the other” without sapping unit cohesion or morale, and while retaining their values. Critical learning/reading/living is an acclaimed skill. For last weeks topic was on: challenging ideas and why this is a good thing. nice interview.

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

Dated graphics and really just a yucky system.  If you still have the SAP system, I’m sorry to hear that. While I do not know who WD will focus on in the market, my belief is that it will be SuccessFactors (an easy win),  Cornerstone (mixed results), Oracle (victory!),  SAP (if they can’t win this one, they shouldn’t be in the game), SumTotal Learn (mixed results – and how important – unknown) and to a very lesser degree Saba. It is a common misconception and one that can have and often does have negative results. Yeah, yeah, I know. Dated UI.

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Evolving Training Into the Perfect Hole

Living in Learning

Then comes something called GoLive, and heads and hearts that were “certified as ready”, struggle with crippled recall knowledge; some users settling for feelings of success when they can remember enough to sign-on to SAP or the EMR the first time. Deployment gets you to the end-of-training celebration party and the three-bite shrimp, the balloons, the creepy clowns, and the face painting. Now our learners are in their downstream, post-training environment called the work context. Now they are outside of the scope and charter of most training organizations. Now they are most dangerous.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities

ID Reflections

SAP developed the openSAP MOOC platform to educate its ecosystem of developers and partners on SAP technologies" ( Ref : [link] Not all MOOCs need to be custom-built either. The world has gotten complicated. We live in an age of dramatic oxymoron - unemployment is high yet there is a talent shortage. The skills shortage looming ahead is alarming to say the least.

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

The Gamification Of SAP. One week into the New Year it’s the right time to look back on the year gone by. So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. We have pulled these up based on social signals (views, comments, twitter and more). Read them. Reflect on them. Debate them. Enjoy them! January. 1. February. 7.

Best of the Best – Extended Enterprise or multi-tenant LMSs

eLearning 24-7

have some concerns about how SAP will play with them (right now they are separate, but who knows). dislike that the platform does not automatically include at no charge a SSO between it and SAP. Sure they offer it for a fee, but heck any LMS that interfaces with SAP offers the same option for a fee.  You may heard the term, “extended enterprise” and immediately thought to yourself that it does not apply to you.  You may have thought it only applies to large size companies with lots of employees. It goes to Number 11 (Spinal Tap reference). who are children.

Importance of corporate training for employees and organization

Your Training Edge

Her work has been published on various sites related to Big Data , Business Intelligence, Project Management, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more. With the advent of high end technology in corporate organizations, complicated things have become much easier to manage. The records are concentrated on a single server which makes it easier for access and alteration. Openness.

Using Storytelling to Add the Why to ERP Training

Social Learning

Many, many new procedures. I’ve seen week-long SAP training courses covering over [.] Let’s face it…ERP training is typically boring at best and utterly overwhelming at worst. The systems are complicated, users have to learn new terminology, new codes and numbers for products, vendors, accounts and everything in between. And then there are the new procedures. 

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AutoTweet notes from your presentation, while you present #autotweet #backchannel

Dont Waste Your Time

So, if you’re interested in this too, you’ll need the AutoTweet tool, which is free and easy to download from here: PowerPoint AutoTweet (SAP 2.0). You don’t have to install any other of the SAP 2.0 It is not the same as being there, but it is still extremely useful. You can always revoke the application access from Twitter settings afterwards if you want. YouTube

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HR Technology For 2016: Ten Disruptions On The Horizon

Learning on the Leading Edge

These new HRMS systems are cloud based, and they are coming from vendors (Oracle, SAP, Workday, ADP, Ceridian, Ultimate Software, and others) that have mostly built-out talent management suites. It's HR Technology season, and once again vendors are introducing amazing and disruptive new technologies in all areas of HR. And the market for new performance management systems is emerging.

Five Best - and Winning - Practices for ERP Business Adoption

Ancile Learning

Learning @ the Speed of Change is the latest edition of SAP Education's online magazine. In this edition, SAP highlights the recognition delivered to three SAP customers at this year's SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference. and its Global ERP Business Adoption team received the 2014 SAP Education Best Practice Award. SAP has also published two in-depth articles on Pfizer's program: Five Best Practices from Pfizer’s Global ERP Implementation. Pfizer, Inc. Winning Approach to Business Adoption. Crowd-sourced videos.

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