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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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8 Leadership Lessons from SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Learnloft

It didn’t take long before I was completely hooked and had immersed myself into the Winners Dream – A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office, by SAP CEO Bill McDermott. Leadership Bill McDermott Development SAPI certainly am not in the reported 25% of Americans that didn’t read a book last year, but my typical reading behavior consists of getting approximately a quarter of the way through a book…. And then life gets in the way. Bill’s story is unique and one that truly is the American dream. Get Better- Regardless of your personal or company accomplishments, we are never done.

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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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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.

Why Modern Leadership is So Hard

Learnloft

Just this week, I interviewed SAP CEO, Bill McDermott on the Follow My Lead Podcast and he said something interesting. “At the end of the day leaders have to be authentic and the only way to do that is to learn from other great leaders and make those lessons your own.” Leadership Bill McDermott Development Employee millennial SAPIn many ways the current beliefs and thinking around leadership seem amazing compared to the leadership beliefs of prior generations. So their first line leadership team must get results and make an impact quickly or they are deemed a failure. On

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.

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.

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.”

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.

The People You Should Lead For

Learnloft

From last week’s episode with Entrepreneur Mac Lackey, to SAP CEO Bill McDermott, to Chick-fil-A’s DeeAnn Turner, and the 20 other guests before them came eerily similar answers: “Both are hard, but being a leader at home tends to be harder.” Leadership SAP parenting family successI leaned back at my desk, stared up at the ceiling and I said out loud, “It should be this easy all of the time.” I knew everyone on the team was on the same page , a key team member acquired a new skill, and there had been an increase in performance against our leading KPI’s. It for example.

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?

From Three Days in a Class to 30 Seconds on a Smartphone

CLO Magazine

Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors, and David Osborne, senior vice president and general manager of global education at SAP, share their views on the importance of employee learning to business transformation and changing employee expectations for learning. Kelly Rider is senior director of enterprisewide content strategy, curriculum and learner experience at SAP.

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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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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.”

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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Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

To help students manage the thousands of online courses and social and e-learning materials available on SAP Learning Hub , SAP’s online training and enablement platform, users have access to learning room “trainers” who help not only explain curricula but also recognize learner needs and challenges — akin to the traditional guidance counselor. The best learning does not happen alone.

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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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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.

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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Developing A Blended Learning Framework For Various Learning Goals

CommLab India

Introduction to SAP. Different modules of SAP and what they are useful for. ILT sessions demonstrating the working of the software.Ex: Classroom sessions demonstrating the creation of a purchase order (PO) using SAP. workshop explaining the best practices of using the software.Ex: A workshop sharing the best practices of executing the P2P cycle in SAP. source ).

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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

Learning Objectives – What They Are and Why You Need Them

CommLab India

After completing the course, the learner will be able to create a Purchase Order in SAP. Based on the objective, the developers of the course can identify the right content – content needed to enable the learner create a Purchase Order in SAP. 2. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. -  Lewis Carroll. What is a learning objective? Learning goal.

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 [.]

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.

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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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Machine Learning Could Mean a Lot for People Management

CLO Magazine

Duggan cited Accenture, SAP and Deloitte as companies that have done away with traditional performance management systems that included features like rankings in favor of technology to improve transparency around employee performance evaluations. Machine learning presents an opportunity for companies to efficiently and effectively complete structured back-office tasks.

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