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Welcome to the October 2016 edition of SAP Learning Hub News. Here you will find the latest developments for SAP Learning Hub. Check out the SAP Learning Hub News archive if you have missed previous updates. You can also sign up for our email newsletter here to get the news delivered directly to your inbox. Download the latest content catalog to get a complete overview of our available courses, content and SAP Learning Rooms. We have quite a lot of content for you again this month:

IBM and SAP Learning Hub Win a Prestigious Brandon Hall Award Learning Program

SAP Learning Hub and IBM have recently received a 2016 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Bronze Award in the Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy category. Such industry recognition from Brandon Hall Group, world-class research experts in learning and development, of our achievements demonstrates strong validation that SAP Learning Hub is driving real value for our customers by supporting their business transformation. We feel honored to be chosen from a large group of leading corporations as part of a winning team with IBM.

For more information about the SAP Learning Hub program at IBM GBS, please read the blog post IBM Global Business Services: Increasing Training Activities by 13x with SAP Learning Hub or the business transformation study.

New SAP Learning Hub Onboarding Course and Learning Cards

Get familiar with a new course designed to help you learn basic functions and navigation of SAP Learning Hub, and check out the debut our new learning cards e-learning pilot format. To try them, click on the invitation on the Welcome tile of the SAP Learning Hub home page, or enter the Welcome room and read the featured blog (scroll down on the overview page). Whether you are a new or an experienced user, we value your feedback to assist us in continued development of both the learning cards format and the onboarding course.

SAP Ariba Spot Buy Course: Available in Learning Cards E-learning Pilot

The digital age is changing ways to learn. Knowledge tends to have a shorter shelf life than it had in the past, while its value has rapidly increased. Time available for learning also has shortened due to many demands of living in the modern age. The trend towards more micro, mobile, networked, and engaging learning is undeniable.

To respond to this trend, we are pleased to launch the learning cards approach as a new pilot to e-learning. Benefits include the following:

  • Content focuses on small topics relevant for your current task. The average duration of a card lasts only five minutes.
  • You can access knowledge on demand, anywhere, and from any device.
  • You can individualize the learning experience to fit your schedule and preferred learning style.

In addition to the new onboarding course on SAP Learning Hub, we have also developed an introductory course on the SAP Ariba Spot Buy solution in the new learning cards e-learning pilot format. Search for course “AR511” to use the learning card’s micro-learning method to learn how to implement SAP Ariba Spot Buy, order goods using this solution, and more.

Another pilot course in the new format for SAP Activate, the innovation adoption framework to help customers start fast, build smart, and run simple, will be available beginning of October.

Skills for Africa Learns with SAP Learning Hub

We are glad to announce the remarkable success of the SAP Skills for Africa program, a skills development and job creation initiative aimed at developing information and communications technology skills across Africa. This program developed with SAP Learning Hub has fostered the following success so far:

  • 100% students passed certification exams.
  • 247 students became certified to date in Kenya, Morocco, and South Africa.
  • Better quality of life for families of students: Every student’s career start-up helps advance the quality of life for four or five family members.

So far, more than 1,200 Africans’ lives have improved through student skill development with SAP Learning Hub.

For more details, please check out the business transformation study.

New Thought Leadership Video Series: Learning Journeys

Having trouble figuring out where to start with SAP Learning Hub? Good news: SAP offers numerous simple paths to guide you through the vast of information available through SAP Learning Hub. In this two-minute video, Jason Willis, Regional Head, SAP Learning Hub, APJ and GCN regions, talks about the relevance of learning journeys, visual guides to mastering SAP innovations like SAP S/4HANA, and related digital transformation topics.

New SAP Live Access Courses

In the previous month another 13 courses have been added to the training system portfolio of the SAP Live Access portal: SAP Convergent Charging, SAP Convergent Invoicing, Database Administration Oracle I, Design Studio 1.6 Basic Training, Design Studio 1.6 Advanced Training, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: Report Design I, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: Report Design II, SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA - Additional Financial Accounting Configuration, Introduction to SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA Analytics: Modeling Basics with Core Data Services (CDS Views), SAP S/4HANA R&D and Engineering – Functions and Innovations, SAP S/4HANA Sales – Functions and Innovations, SAP S/4HANA Financial Accounting I.

You can access the entire SAP Live Access course catalog. Book SAP Live Access to practice and expand your skills using SAP solutions.

Learn More with Bookboon

In this digital age of speed, our working day is expanding while our personal productivity is shrinking. We need new strategies to exclude distractions and remain effective in our everyday life.Through our collaboration with bookboon, we’ve developed a Webinar in which Harold Taylor, time management expert and president of Taylor in Time, takes us deeper into the topic Making Time Work for You.

You can check out this popular Webinar following this link or look into the Time to be Productive e-book by Harold Taylor to learn more about how to improve productivity and how you can develop your time management skills.

Relaunch of SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer Learning Room

The SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer Learning Room, our one-stop-shop for learning material for SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer solution is available on SAP Learning Hub. The learning materials have been restructured and consolidated in these five learning maps:

  • Application Consultants
  • Development Consultants
  • Integration Consultants
  • SAP Hybris Cloud for Sales
  • SAP Hybris Cloud for Service

Check out now this learning room to learn everything you need to know about SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer.

New Russian Learning Room Is Now Live

The Russian Интеграция бизнес процессов и финансов в СНГ Learning Room is now available in our catalogue. If you want to learn more about integration of business processes and finance in the Russian language, access this learning room in SAP Learning Hub professional and student editions.