Simplifying the Future of Learning: Preparing Your Organization for Success in the Digital World

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Simplifying the Future of Learning How to prepare your organization for success in the digital world

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The Changing Future of Work Is your organization ready to compete in the digital economy? Powerful forces are transforming business in today’s hyperconnected, digital world. Increased globalization, technology innovation, and shifting demographics are fueling global competition, accelerating business velocity, and driving the transition to knowledge-based economies. As a result, the future of work is being redefined. Mobile and cloud are expanding the reach of digital technology into the workplace and creating new ways of collaborating. Five generations are now working side by side, a new middle class is emerging, and the number of contingent workers is rising. Together, these trends are exerting a powerful influence on businesses, their managers, and employees. Is your organization ready for the future of work? Browse this e-book to learn about strategies, tools, and solutions that could help prepare your business for success in this digital world. By 2019, approximately one quarter of the entire U.S. workforce will be independent workers (self-employed, independent contractor, freelancer, temp contractor, etc.). Source: MBO Partners, Independent Workers and the On-Demand Economy, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015. LEARN MORE Read a report on the 2020 workforce. Access the Oxford Economics research results › What will the future of work look like? View the infographic › Explore the future of work. Download the executive deck ›

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Why Learning Needs to Evolve The powerful forces that are changing the nature of work LEARN MORE Deliver more ROI from corporate training. Download the white paper › As the future of work changes, learning must change with it. The growing consumerization of technology, for example, is both a challenge and an opportunity for learning. Demographic shifts are creating multigenerational workforces with different expectations, interests, goals, and learning styles. As a result, companies must offer a choice of learning tools and techniques to meet the needs of individual learners. Similarly, the growing number of contingent workers, contractors, and freelancers in a more geographically dispersed workforce will have a significant effect on how learning is accessed and consumed. Companies can respond in three key ways: • Keep your workforce enabled and engaged • Create a continuous learning environment • Make learning social, mobile, and fun Why should you invest in revamping corporate learning? Read the Q&A ›

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Keep Your Workforce Engaged and Empowered Why HR organizations must evolve from service providers to facilitators The future of work is all about freedom and opportunity – for both employers and employees. Keeping the workforce engaged and empowered is critical for business growth and success, and unleashing human potential. Winning the war for talent is crucial. To attract and retain the best workers, companies must rethink how they train and develop their workforce. As a core part of your strategy, training and development efforts should focus on all workers – not just the high performers. To win the war, HR must evolve from a service provider to facilitator, helping business leaders, managers, and employees continuously acquire the knowledge, skills, and capabilities they need. 73% Of CEOs believe the lack of employees with key technical skills is a threat to their company’s growth. Source: PwC, 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, 2015. LEARN MORE How can learning help you win the talent war? How has TELUS made learning part of daily work? Read the blog › Download the case study ›

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Create a Continuous Learning Environment Why traditional ways of training are not enough in today’s connected world 78% Of employees say it is very important to work for a digitally enabled company or a digital leader. Source: MIT Sloan Management Review, Is Your Business Ready for a Digital Future?, June 16, 2015. The old ways of training – top down, episodic, and focused on formal instruction – are no longer adequate in today’s fast-paced business world. To maintain a workforce that has the up-todate skills needed to adapt quickly as the needs of the business change, companies must establish an environment and culture of continuous learning. This should include on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring, and encouraging workers to learn what they need, when they need to learn it. To achieve this, companies need to demonstrate a two-pronged strategy that improves both the content delivered and the way the employees consume it. LEARN MORE Why do you need to be a learning organization? Find out in SAPinsider. Read the article › Why does learning in the cloud impact the future of work? Hear from a Digitalist Magazine contributor. Read the blog ›

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Make Learning Social, Mobile, and Fun How businesses can learn to create value with new technology tools Learning should be social, mobile, and fun. While social technologies have swept through popular culture, businesses are just beginning to understand how to create value with these new tools. As a first step, companies should find out how their employees are learning on their own, and encourage them to create and share their own learning materials using mobile and social technologies. Mobile technology can extend the reach of internal experts beyond their workgroups by making tutorials, instruction manuals, and presentations available on smartphones and tablets, and by posting videos on social platforms. “Generation Z is mobile first and mobile only, and they are nothing like Millennials.” Source: Brian Solis, 25 Disruptive Technology Trends 2015–2016, January 19, 2015. LEARN MORE Enable your end user community with SAP® Learning Hub. Watch the video › Hear why the time is right for social learning in your business from a Digitalist Magazine contributor. Read the blog ›

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Learn Simple with openSAP and SAP® Learning Hub How SAP has simplified the whole learning experience in the cloud Optimizing user adoption of SAP® applications is key to streamlining business processes, achieving early ROI, boosting productivity, and increasing user satisfaction. SAP has simplified and extended the whole learning experience with a complete architecture for cloud-based learning. Together, the openSAP platform and SAP Learning Hub enable users to build and maintain critical skills by gaining a solid understanding of key innovations, and then acquiring the professional skills and proficiency they need to implement, run, and use SAP solutions. openSAP openSAP is an innovative learning platform for open online courses that are offered free of charge. The platform is designed to offer maximum flexibility for users to learn when, where, and how they wish. It provides an engaging and effective learning experience through gamification and by connecting learners and SAP experts. LEARN MORE Are you interested in SAP training and certification? Visit the Web site for openSAP › Visit the Web site ›

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SAP Learning Hub SAP Learning Hub is a cloud-based learning management site that enables you to personalize each employee’s training environment, monitor individual learning consumption, and track progress. With one subscription, the hub gives everyone, from business users to IT professionals, unlimited access to: • Over 4,500 training titles, including e-learning and course handbooks • Learning content, tools, and services – 24x7 • Dynamic social learning and learning rooms led by SAP experts SAP Live Access As a subscriber to SAP Learning Hub, you can take advantage of the SAP Live Access environment to build and hone skills and knowledge of SAP applications with hands-on experience in real-life SAP software environments. LEARN MORE See how training in the SAP Live Access portal works. Watch the video › LEARN MORE Get an overview of all editions of SAP Learning Hub. Get hands-on practice with SAP software. Download the FAQ › Watch the video › Provide flexible, on-demand training with SAP Learning Hub. Visit the Web site › Experiment with real-life SAP software environments. Download the information sheet ›

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Learn Anywhere with SAP Workforce Performance Builder Deliver user training and support whenever and wherever it’s needed With SAP Workforce Performance Builder software, you can give your users of SAP solutions the training, support, and information they need to develop their skills and enhance their performance – whenever and wherever they need it. The software enables you to create professional training and tutorial content – including videos, animations, and fully interactive software simulations – and deliver it to Internetconnected devices. You can easily develop and deploy context-sensitive user help, transaction documentation, training simulations, test scripts, and e-learning materials to: • Increase productivity of field staff • Simplify knowledge sharing anytime, anywhere • Optimize routine business processes • Expand enterprise-wide reach through mobile access options • Improve learning retention and training adoption LEARN MORE See what’s planned for SAP Workforce Performance Builder. Download the road map › Read about the features and benefits of select editions of SAP Workforce Performance Builder. Download the solution brief › Give your SAP solution users the training they need. Visit the Web site ›

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How Do Our Customers Benefit? How SAP solutions are delivering tangible results for customers LEARN MORE Hear Accenture talk about SAP Learning Hub. Watch the video › Read how dodenhof improved its training and documenting process. “With SAP Workforce Performance Builder, we were able to reduce the work involved in creating training materials by 90%. Additional documents, such as manuals, test documentation, and even online help, are created automatically on the same basis.” Andreas Iken, Chief Information Officer, dodenhof Posthausen KG Download the study › Learn how CGI gave consultants access to the information they need to succeed. Download the study › 62% Up to Fewer help-desk inquiries* 73% Up to Faster process execution for customers* 92% Up to Faster customer documentation processes* 75% Faster creation of training materials compared to former solutions† * Ploetz + Zeller, SAP Business Transformation Study, 2014. † vodakon, SAP Business Transformation Study, 2015.

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What Are Analysts Saying? How the market views education solutions from SAP “With the new user adoption edition of SAP Learning Hub, SAP has created a holistic offering, driving efficient adoption to increase productivity. It incorporates the critical component of dynamic social learning, and also incorporates content and access to tools that allow the production of company-specific training, helping companies better leverage their investment in SAP technology and people.” Patrick M. Heffernan, Principal Analyst, Technology Business Research Inc. Find out how SAP is resolving the user adoption challenge. Source: SAP News Center, “SAP Delivers Customizable, Holistic Education Experience with SAP Learning Hub, User Adoption Edition,” news release, April 14, 2015. Read the PAC blog › See how the user adoption edition of SAP Learning Hub can help change perceptions about user training. Read the white paper ›

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Get In Touch Simplify your learning with SAP Education offerings To find out more about how SAP Education offerings can help you prepare your organization for success in the digital economy, please contact us today. FOLLOW US LEARN MORE Twitter Digitalist Magazine by SAP: Future of Work › Facebook SAP Education: “Driving User Adoption Through Effective Learning” › YouTube SAP training and education › SAP training and certification shop › LinkedIn SCN SAP Community Network SAP Live Access portal › SAP Learning Hub › SAP Workforce Performance Builder › SAP Education

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