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2013 SAP Training Survey

By April 1, 2013

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SAP Training Survey The 2013 SAP Training Survey has recently been published by Michael Management and has some good and bad results for SAP users and their employers. The survey asked 1172 users in 82 countries about their SAP training experience and expectations. The results should spur companies into reviewing their overall SAP training programs. Almost half, 46 percent, of respondents indicated that they have not received sufficient training to perform their job. So despite companies spending millions of dollars on their SAP implementation, some have decided to save a few thousand by under training their staff and jeopardizing their business.

Another worrying figure is that 61 percent of survey respondents indicated that they have received little or no SAP training in the last 12 months. This seems to be very short-sighted as an educated workforce can only improve the bottom line of a company rather than damage it. If you would like to see all of the results from the 2013 SAP Training Survey, contact Michael Management here.

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April 4, 2013 at 3:49 am
(1) Carrie Smithson says:

As an independent SAP consultant I have not received any “real” training for many years. Obviously as an independent I would have to pay for the training myself as I don’t expect a client to pay, unless they want me to do something I am not trained for. I come across all levels of SAP skills on each assignment I am on and I can say with certainty that many “employees” who work with SAP are grossly undertrained. It seems very odd that these companies, many of them Fortune 500 companies, spend millions upon millions on their implementation and software, but spend as little as possible on change management and training.

April 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm
(2) Brian Rogers says:

Its been a long time since my employer gave anyone in the logistics department any SAP training. We received training from the consulting company when the system was implemented some six years ago. We have made some updates but we did not get any training for those. We have needed to learn on the job and as such we have not really wanted to look at what else we could do with the system. If we had training then perhaps we might.

April 15, 2013 at 5:33 am
(3) Angela Cook says:

I work for a large medical devices company and when I joined them three years ago as an SD consultant, I was assured that I would receive training in other areas, namely Plant Maintenance. However, like many promises this one was broken, and I am just supporting an aging system and gaining no new experience. I am very interested in online training, but is it really going to help me as much as classroom SAP training from SAP itself?

April 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm
(4) Ivan Petrov says:

I work as a SAP Security consultant in the UK and my employer has not offered any training since I moved from Germany nearly three years ago. I asked in the interview whether the company offered SAP classroom training and they assured me that every year SAP consultants are given 2 or 3 weeks of paid training. But alas that has not occurred. Online training seems to be a adequate substitute although I would prefer to have training with an instructor in a classroom where I can have my questions answered immediately.

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