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SAP in 2012: Expert Podcast Series Provides Inside Tips on What to Expect This Year

by Sarah Cenedella

January 5, 2012

Sarah Cenedella, Insider Learning Network

Happy New Year to all of our members! Although I don’t put any stock in the predictions for 2012 as the year the world will end, I do enjoy ringing in the New Year with all sorts of top 10 lists and prognostications for the months ahead.

For some predictions you can actually put to work for you now, here at Insider Learning Network we asked some of our SAP experts what they thought were the best, and worst, SAP-related technologies and trends of 2011, and what customers should look forward to in 2012. Click on the links below to hear from Dr. Bjarne Berg, Doug Whittle, Kevin Benedict, Paul Ovigele, Jeremy Masters, and Ali Sarif on SAP in 2012.

Have your own predictions for what will be hot (or not) in 2012? Add your own comments below!

Paul Ovigele on the state of SAP Financials. SAP Financials consultant Paul Ovigele takes a look back at SAP Financials in 2011 and shares a glimpse into 2012, particularly IFRS and US GAAP convergence.

Jeremy Masters’ SAP HR year in review. Jeremy Masters, Managing Partner at Worklogix and author of four SAP PRESS books on HR, examines some of big HR trends in 2011 and offers predictions about mobility and cloud for SAP ERP HCM.

A retrospective on SAP Enterprise Mobility in 2011 with Kevin Benedict. Mobility expert Kevin Benedict pinpoints the most dramatic shifts in mobile strategy for SAP customers in 2011 and looks ahead at the impact of mobility on the SAP ecosystem in 2012.

Ali Sarif on SAP SCM in 2012. Hear from Ali Sarraf, managing partner at Enowa Consulting, on the biggest challenges and technology shifts in the SAP SCM space this year.

Dr. Bjarne Berg’s predictions for HANA, BI 4.0 and NetWeaver 7.3.< /span> Listen to Dr. Berg’s predictions for BI in 2012, including what the New Year means for HANA, SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 adoption, and which technologies to watch for in 2012.

Doug Whittle predicts 2012 will mark a return to strategy. Doug Whittle of Whittle Consulting predicts 2012 will be the year when SAP users stop citing economic challenges as a reason for not moving forward, and start engaging in more visionary thinking and strategic planning.

ALSO… Some of Insider Learning Network’s regular bloggers couldn’t resist sharing their observations about the SAP market in 2011 and some predictions for 2012:

Five 2012 predictions for the SAP community. From the cloud to kittens, Davin Wilfrid of SAPinsider Research offers his glimpse into the future for the SAP market.

My 10 ridiculous predictions for SAP in 2012. BI Expert editor Scott Wallask provides amusing musings on what the new year has in store for SAP and its customers.

How a volatile 2012 will bring IT and HR closer together. With an unpredictable global economy, analysts are pointing to a new trend: Greater alignment of IT and HR to retain and motivate key talent in 2012 despite uncertain business and employment conditions.

Grading my own 2011 ERP predictions. insiderPROFILES features editor Dave Hannon takes a critical look at the predictions he made last year for 2011. See how he fared!

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