SAPinsight Super User attendees will have the opportunity to “play games with SAP” at the SAPinsight 2013 conference.
Jocelyn Hayes, founder of Platinum ERP, is facilitating The SAP Simulation Game at SAPinsight 2013, the first conference specifically for SAP Super Users. The simulation game, provided by Platinum ERP, uses an innovative “learning-by-doing” approach for teaching SAP concepts. At the end of the game, there will be a final winning team with bragging rights. However, everyone that participates will have learned through real-time experience. Those attendees that are new to SAP learn of its value; and those experienced in SAP learn functionality they were not previously aware.
According to Training Magazine in the post called Game-Based Learning for the Corporate World, “for generations, games have been used to teach concepts, skills, and knowledge. Research has shown that gaming, in the right context, can be just as, if not more, effective than traditional e-learning. It improves problem-solving, creativity, risk assessment, and risk taking.”
The post goes on to say that one of the first adopters of game-based learning was the aviation industry through the simulation of flying an airplane. Similarly, other industries can benefit by bringing a simulated environment to its learners where they learn by experiencing life-like situations.
The SAP Simulation Game
Using a continuous-time simulation, participants are put in a situation in which they have to run their business with a real-life SAP system. Teams of five to six participants operate a manufacturing firm and must interact with suppliers and customers by sending and receiving orders, delivering their products and completing the whole cash-to-cash cycle.
Developed to automate:
1. The sales process, so that every firm receives a large number of orders in each period of the simulation
2. Part of the production process in order to account for production capacity
3. Part of the procurement process to account for delay in delivery and payment
Using standard and customized reports in SAP, students must analyze their transactional data to
make business decisions and ensure the profitability of their operations.
Whether you are a Super User implementing a new SAP implementation, or are working on a live mature implementation, this session can increase your understanding of best practices and functionality.
SAPinsight Super User Conference
Register for SAPinsight Super User conference now, because this session has limited seating. The session is called “Let’s play games with SAP – an SAP ERP simulation”. Check out the entire schedule of industry leading speakers and exciting topics. If you want further information go to SAPinsight.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.