According to a recent TechTarget report, the usage of SAP systems is changing, with the pace of upgrades and the training process in flux. Companies considering SAP integration for their ERP systems could be heavily affected by these changes to the pace of business.
One of the largest changes in the usage of SAP ERP systems came from SAP itself. The company announced a change to its release schedule that, according to TechTarget, is very different from previous product cycles. Updates are now released quarterly and designed to be less disruptive than on a classic release model. Companies, making these periodic upgrades and smaller deployments, now need to train less, according to the source.
“You might not need two weeks of classroom training, but it’s a one-day intensive and you’re done. That’s sort of the vision of where these smaller projects are going,” analyst Jon Reed told TechTarget.
SAP integration can help with a number of supply chain management processes. The company recently earned Gartner’s approval as a leading supply chain software dealer. In the survey firm’s recent market survey, SAP was the revenue leader in the field, with 19.9 percent market share.