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August 26, 2008  10:33 AM

SAP implementation/upgrade tips

Posted by: JackDanahy
career, erp, SAP, TechEd, training

August 21, 2008  10:15 AM

Learn SAP without spending all your money

Posted by: JackDanahy
basis, career, SAP, training

Editor's Note: Last month, SearchSAP Expert Axel Angeli offered his take on how to get into SAP Basis. A reader responded by asking Axel how, when SAP prices...

August 18, 2008  3:49 PM

How to get started in SAP

Posted by: JackDanahy
abap, architect, bw, career, india, job, netweaver, soa, training, xi

The demand for SAP technology and functional consultants is near an all-time high. However, if you don't already have an SAP job, building an SAP career remains a difficult undertaking.

June 18, 2008  10:40 AM

Most popular SAP skills

Posted by: JackDanahy
training, trend

The topic of SAP skills has been a hot issue of late. For those interested in this topic, the U.K.'s ITjobswatch provides a list of the most popular SAP skills and other data that will be very...

May 14, 2008  9:53 AM

The SAP training lie

Posted by: JackDanahy

There are no authorized SAP training partners. That seems like an odd claim to make given the large number of companies claiming to provide authorized SAP training--Genovate, for example, and dozens of other companies based in South and East Asia. But the fact of the matter is that SAP itself does...

April 11, 2008  10:58 AM

The end of IT

Posted by: JackDanahy
career, training, trend

Everyone knows about the bottom-up pressure on in-house IT -- namely, that IT outsourcing has made it cheaper and more efficient to move basic functions such as maintenance and testing outside the four walls of the enterprise. After ten years, this can't be called a trend anymore; for enterprises,...

March 31, 2008  11:32 AM

The ERP Success Checklist

Posted by: JackDanahy

A recent academic paper--Chan and Lui, "Rescuing Troubled Software Projects by Team Transformation..."--discussed the components of ERP failure. The paper presented a handy checklist for what to do to help ensure a successful ERP project. Here it is, in no particular order of...

March 28, 2008  10:09 AM

SAP certification: not worth much?

Posted by: JackDanahy

In India, many IT newcomers, known there as "freshers," are more eager than ever to break into the SAP market, and often turn to third-party SAP certification as a way of doing so. Typical of...

March 24, 2008  10:09 AM

DTE’s $120 million SAP overrun

Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP, training

A recent article in Crain's Detroit Business disclosed that DTE Energy Co. of Michigan posted a $120 million overrun in the cost of its SAP project. DTE, which had budgeted $263 million towards its SAP project in 2003, finished the migration in 2007 at a total cost of $383 million. While only...

March 6, 2008  10:52 AM

SAP online training: From the source

Posted by: JackDanahy
SAP, training

Did you know that SAP’s online events page is a resource for self-training on SAP? The page is not only a repository of live-event webcasts but also a collection of tips and techniques for SAP consultants, developers, and implementation team members. Everyone from executives...

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