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So What Can JonERP Do For SAP Solutions and Services Firms?

We get the question all the time: "Your web site is excellent/nifty/fun, but what can you do for clients?" So, we decided to address this with our SAP Services Blog, where you can read about what Jon Reed and the JonERP team do for clients in our typical frank language. For a broad overview of all our SAP client services, go here. Otherwise, scroll down for specifics on how Jon brings together SAP media, business strategy and Web 2.0 techniques to help his clients stay one step ahead. Also: there is plenty of bonus content here to apply to your current SAP business and marketing strategy.
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Announcing our New JonERP Speical Report: Success as a Third Party SAP Solutions Provider Print E-mail

August 17, 2012, Jon Reed notes: 

I'm pleased to announce the debut on of my special report, "How to Move from Opt-Out to Community Relevance: 31 Keys to Success in the SAP Ecosystem." This report is the culmination of more than 15 years of work with SAP solutions and services firms, figuring out what works and what fails in the attention economy. Head over to the table to contents page to read the report intro, download the free PDF, and/or browse any or all of the contents.

How JonERP Defines "SAP Community Marketing" Print E-mail

Jon Reed notes: these are email excerpts from the email I send to new JonERP clients who are trying to get a better handle on what I call "SAP Community Marketing." A big part of this is making sense of social media hype and how the company's own web site fits into the picture. There are good lessons to consider here in terms of the limitations of commercial broadcasting (which most community members tune out) versus creating content and tools that have a powerful impact - giving you something worthwhile to tweet about.

What is the JonERP Business Model? Podcast Excerpt With Andy Klee of ERPtips Print E-mail

So What is the JonERP Business Model?
How JonERP Helps Third Party SAP Services and Solutions Firms

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Jon Reed notes: One of my most common site questions is, "I love your site, but how do you make money?" I sometimes like to flip that question around as follows:

"So how do you help third party SAP firms?" 

In this podcast interview excerpt from Andy Klee, I answered that question.

SAP and Web 2.0 Client Services - Examples of Work Performed Print E-mail

jonerp.jpgThe term "Web 2.0" is full of hype, especially when we take a more skeptical look at whether or not these tools can actually help businesses grow in a challenging economy. At, we help SAP services firms make more money, improve their data, and increase their market reach. (See our SAP services overview for a broad view of what we do.) Properly applied to an SAP context, Web 2.0 services can make a difference with all three of these objectives. Of course, each firm must take a close look at which tools can truly have an impact for them rather than simply assuming that "one size fits all." Jon Reed can help you sort through the hype and succeed with a range of Web 2.0 SAP initiatives.

SAP Recruitment Optimization with - Project Examples Print E-mail
jonerp.jpgSAP recruitment is a challenging task in any economy. While it may be easier to fill job openings in a downturn, the truly talented SAP professionals - the ones with deep SAP know-how and the latest product knowledge - remain hard to find. Building relationships with these so-called "passive job seekers" involves breaking down barriers between services firms and the SAP community they serve.
Better Talent Management for SAP Services Firms – How Can Help Print E-mail
jonerp.jpgAmongst SAP services firms, there is an increasing awareness that top shelf SAP talent is the competitive differentiator that separates them from their rivals. And yet, in the fray of closing deals, many of the key aspects of talent management are neglected - until it's too late to correct them. Jon works with clients to put an effective talent management plan in place, while avoiding common pitfalls.
Putting SAP Web 2.0 Projects in a Strategic Context - What JonERP Can Do Print E-mail
jonerp.jpgThe biggest mistake SAP services firms make with Web 2.0 is getting "Web 2.0 fever" and heading onto some online web sites with a chaotic energy and an incoherent strategy. An equally problematic mistake is to ignore the innovations of some employees who have done some great Web 2.0 things "on the side" because the firm was not ready to move forward. The pitfalls can be avoided by developing a coherent Web 2.0 recruitment and marketing strategy - and that's where Jon Reed of can help.


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