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As a new member to the SAP Community Network, I wanted to earn points and gain badges and I found the SAP NetWeaver Portal: Movie Challenge an exciting and fun task.  This also gave me the opportunity to write my first blog post on SCN.  For me, learning the navigation and how to develop myself via this medium are key to my progression within the organisation as a support engineer. I am also thrilled to be a part of a company who's strategy is trying to match the moving needs of their customers.

The video that most intrigued me on the SAP Portal YouTube Channel was the Customer Testimonials from P&G (Procter & Gamble).

The reasons I wanted to review this particular video is because;

  • I have an extensive background within the Retail industry.
  • I studied Business (Management) as my primary degree.
  • I wanted to see the Customers opinions on SAP's Systems and how it improved their organisational processes.

Ulf Westhoven, who is the NetWeaver Service Manager at P&G explains, that their purpose 'Is to improve the lives of the worlds consumers, now and for generations to come', using SAP systems simplifies their business processes to try and achieve this goal.  Prior to this, the organisation used many IT Solutions and this confused the users and effected the companies overall purpose. Ulf also explains that the SAP System provided the scalability and functionality for the organisation and that their large scale rollout wouldn't have been possible without SAP.

Ulf then mentions how the NetWeaver Portal has dramatically improved the UI, and that users are delighted that there is no longer multiple systems to login to for different functions.  The accessibility of the information is also another item he brings up, that staff are now able to access the data and information through mobile devices which is of huge importance in modern organisations.

This video gives a great insight into how SAP Systems can benefit and improve business processes within an organisation and simplifying even the most complex of tasks.  It also shows how SAP are moving with changes in the current marketplace with mobile communications being of vital importance. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the video as it was very informative on how SAP changed the organisations functions and how it dramatically effected the company globally.  This video can help inspire future customers when seeing the success story of P&G using SAP Products.

Thanks for taking your time to read!

Dave Courtney