6/23/2015 by Tom Smith Posted in SAP

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Some of the biggest challenges respondents faced in SAP training ranged from ‘insufficient training budget’ to ‘have no time for training’. The SAP training survey found that 57% prefer online training to traditional classroom training. But, only 41% actually received their SAP training via online options.

Which training method do you prefer?

SAP training stats

How did you actually receive training?

Widely used SAP training methods

Further, 57% (there’s that number again) of respondents said they received little to no training at all in the last 12 months. Line this last bit up against the fact that 48% of respondents said they needed 31-plus hours of training to do their jobs effectively, and Houston, we’ve got a problem.

How much training have you received in the last 12 months?

How much SAP training did you get?

As you can see, the survey dug up quite a bit and it puts a harsh, squinting light on the progress (or lack thereof) of SAP training. All of this is quite alarming because SAP is a software, and as with most software, it can be complicated. Not to mention, generally a software (or a program or an app) reinvents, updates, progresses. If you are an SAP professional, to not have consistent training is tantamount to a Google AdWords professional not understanding the nuances of each Panda release. Or, to be cheeky – a professional team or athlete never studying film of the other team before a big game or match.

Biggest SAP training problems

So why are there so many cracks in the road to a successful SAP training program? Maybe it’s because there is still a vast majority of companies, particularly small-to-medium-sized, that have not embraced online learning. Online training and/or eLearning is the perfect foil for a lot of the problems voiced in the survey. Next week, we’ll break down what we know. Come back and see.

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Tom was the head of our Marketing team and was with Michael Management for over a year. Tom has extensive experience in gamification, Google Adwords, and Social Media activity.