Yes, it is that busy season again… with everything from year-end closing, new year budget creation, the holidays and the New Year you may be feeling overwhelmed.
Here at Michael Management Corporation, this is the time of year we help our customers report on current SAP training ROI for 2018 and focus on forecasting training needs for the new year.
While I was assisting one of our customers with the above mentioned 2019 training budget forecasting, I came across a couple of interesting training survey’s that I wanted to share.
The first survey I always share with our customers is actually our MMC SAP training survey, this year the information and opinions captured were provided by 865 SAP professionals.
The key take-aways from this report are:
• 67% of respondents prefer online SAP training over any other delivery method.
• Almost 50% of SAP professionals say that they can devote 30 minutes – 1 hour per training session, while 28% say they can spend more than an hour.
• Almost 1 out of 3 respondents (31%) cites not having access to useful training material as their main training challenge
• A frightening 44% of all SAP professionals state that they have not received sufficient training to perform their job duties. Think about that for a minute.
Secondarily, I came across this Brandon Hall Group survey about organizational training and could not help but see similarities between our own MMC SAP training survey. The BHG survey is a general training report but does overlap with our SAP specific survey in several ways.
The key take-aways from the BHG report are:
The overall theme seems to be more training for the business units and end-users is extremely important but seem to be often underfunded and overlooked.
Are your training plans for 2019 completed, will you be able to keep pace with the best run/trained benchmark organizations?
Ask yourself or your team that question and if you don’t like the answer, then look for training options that include:
Finally, I came across this How to Conduct a Training Needs Assessment which breaks down the needs assessment into these 4 bullet points:
I hope this information has been helpful. As always, we’re here to assist you in your SAP training needs – in fact, take a look at our 2019 SAP Training Roadmap! Have happy training in 2019!