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University Alliances (UA) spotlights Matthew Baron a young professional working for SAP America. Matthew took UA Program courses during his studies at Georgia Southern University and is now applying these skills in his work with SAP and their customers.

The goal of the UA Spotlight Series is to exchange insights with professors, lecturers, students, researchers and the entire SAP ecosystem and community.


Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you currently located? A fun fact or hobbies that you would like to share with the community?

Originally I am from a small town south of Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating with my Bachelors, I worked as a business analyst in central Massachusetts for three years. Following my role as a business analysts, I went back to school for my Masters. After completing my Masters, I moved from Georgia to Pennsylvania where I currently work and reside. For fun, I love to travel both domestically or internationally.

Which university did you graduate from? What was your major? When and how did you first hear about SAP?  Which classes used SAP software and/or curricula in the classroom?

I received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, and my Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. While attending school, I enrolled in the following SAP centric courses: Enterprise Information Systems, Business Intelligence, and Enterprise System Analysis. Originally I heard about SAP while completing an information systems course at Clarkson University and then again when completing my undergraduate degree at Bentley University.

Where do you work now?  What SAP-related skills do you use in your job?  How have your experiences with SAP solutions in the classroom helped you in your current job?

Currently, I work for SAP America as a Sourcing/CLM (Contract Lifecycle Management) Application Consultant. My classroom experience has assisted me in understanding ECC (ERP Central Component) and how it integrates with SAP Sourcing and CLM.

What do you like most about the University Alliances Community on the new Jive platform? How does this help improve your SAP knowledge?

What I like most about the University Alliances Community is the fact that it connects professors, students and SAP professionals together. In particular, it gives students, who otherwise would not have a connection with professionals, direct access to ask questions and receive industry backed answers to supplement what they may learn from their professors and lecturers.