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Welcome to our all-new "JonERP.com Content Contributors" section. This new contributors blog is a chance for others in the SAP (and ERP) community to share their perspective with JonERP.com readers. As with the rest of JonERP.com, we publish only the best SAP and ERP-related content in this section. The priority is on quality of insight over volume. If you'd like to become a JonERP.com content contributor and increase your visibility in the SAP community, contact Jon Reed directly to apply.
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Tools to Make Your SAP Implementation Easier Print E-mail
NIMBLHi Res.JPGAn Overview of the Most Effective Tools for SAP Project Teams
by Yosh Eisbart, NIMBL Consulting


Editor's Note: Welcome to guest contributor Yosh Eisbart in his first in a series of pieces for JonERP.com on making the most of your SAP implementation from a tools and management perspective.

Working with an offsite SAP delivery mechanism can be challenging. With remote support services, and potential time zone issues, possible cultural and communication differences, optimizing the overall organizational delivery can provide additional obstacles. Some delivery obstacles - such as the recycling of ABAP development objects due to misunderstanding caused by distance or missed delivery dates due to the lack of 100% accurate functional specifications - exist as real-life delivery challenges facing organizations interested in leveraging offsite SAP delivery.
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SAP Community Crossword - Easier Level Print E-mail
SAP Community Crossword Puzzle from JonERP.com - Easier Level Version

For those SAP junkies who can't get enough of crossword puzzles, or for those puzzle fans who can't get enough of SAP, Jon Reed of JonERP.com has designed this easier-level SAP industry and community crossword. If you breeze through this one and want a more challenging one, email him and he'll work on another more challenging version. Print the crossword out easily using the "print" button on the top right above; link to the answer key is below.
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Playing Politics: How to Navigate a Politically-Charged ERP Environment Print E-mail

Special to JonERP.com, by Charles Benson, Independent ERP Consultant

Jon Reed's introduction: full disclosure - Charles Benson is a consultant from the so-called evil empire, the Oracle side of the house. Though to be fair, he's a PeopleSoft consultant and had nothing to do with Oracle's PeopleSoft acquisition. I'm pleased to welcome him as our first JonERP.com content contributor. In this article, Charles outlines the political considerations that all independent ERP consultants need to be aware of, whether your affiliations are blue, red, or any other color combination.

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Cheryl's SAP Training Tip #3: Turning Experts into Assets: Maximizing Time with Your SAP SMEs Print E-mail
Tip #3: Turning Experts into Assets
Maximizing Time with Your SAP SMEs
By Cheryl A. Cave, SAPtips Managing Editor

It's a given that accurate content is key to developing effective courseware that results in a successful training initiative. But how do you collect pertinent, detailed information for a system that is as expansive (and frequently evolving) as SAP?

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Cheryl's SAP Training Tip #2: Work Hard for the Money Print E-mail
Tip #2: Work Hard for the Money
by Cheryl A. Cave, SAPtips Managing Editor

Work hard for the money. Show me the money. Follow the money. There must be hundreds of popular catch phrases using the word "money".  Like me, you've probably discovered certain truths regarding money. First, money is hard to come by. Once obtained, money is even harder to keep. What does any of this have to do with SAP training? Read on, o' curious one, read on.

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Cheryl's SAP Training Tip #1: Dealing with a "Joe" Who Sees SAP and Says "No" Print E-mail
Tip #1: Dealing With a "Joe" Who Sees SAP and Says "No"
by Cheryl A. Cave, SAPtips Managing Editor

Every company has a "Joe". Joe is the guy who began working for the company right out of high school. He's worked there for 19 years and is now in a supervisory role in the warehouse or the plant. Joe hates computers. He uses a cheat sheet to perform only those tasks required of him on the legacy system. The word is out that Joe has threatened to quit if he has to learn SAP. (You know he can't afford to do that, but his negative feelings need to be handled now, rather than later.) Joe is very knowledgeable in his field and highly respected by his peers. It's entirely possible that Joe's attitude toward SAP will be critical to buy-in by others in Joe's area. Your job is to figure out how to roll out corporate-wide SAP training without rolling over Joe. Where do you start? 

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