Consultants seeking to acquire and further develop their SAP skills have long been limited to finding an accredited SAP training center close to them or simply learning on the job. Now, however, there’s a new service that lets consultants ramp up their SAP skills online. The service, SID (sidportal.com), costs £1,200 annually, and gives consultants access to an SAP sandbox environment. After purchasing a SID subscription, consultants can access the latest versions of SAP software online through SID’s servers.
This could allow consultants to become better acquainted with particular modules, customize their own SAP processes, or develop an online portfolio that can be shown to potential clients. While SID doesn’t replace valuable on-the-job SAP experience, it does allow consultants to polish their knowledge of SAP’s modules and processes, and to create customized tweaks, from their own computers.
SID would be more appropriate for consultants with a basic knowledge of SAP, as the service does not include training or e-learning (there are other several online companies that bundle online access to SAP modules with e-learning components). If anyone has signed up for SID, or for any similar online service, we’d love to hear from you about whether the experience is proving valuable.