Part 2: Plan For and Implement SAP Learning Solution

  • by Tammie Eldridge, Solution Principal, SAP America
  • Sharon Wolf Newton, Principal and CEO, hyperCision Inc.
  • November 15, 2006
SAP Learning Solution (LSO) configuration builds on SAP Training Management configuration. Follow these expert tips that relate to Training Management and LSO. Understand key configuration decisions before moving into your blueprint phase to configure LSO quickly and painlessly.
Key Concept

Your blueprint documentation should describe your key business processes and mirror the structure of the IMG. SAP does not deliver a blueprint document for LSO, but many consulting resources have a blueprint questionnaire to guide you through the workshop in which you create your blueprint.

Your business processes and structures should drive how you design your SAP Learning Solution (LSO) system. Although the IMG for LSO does not contain a lot of complex configuration, several undocumented features can help you improve usability and expand the delivered system’s functionality without modifying the system.

The IMG breakdown for LSO configuration consists of logical sections, such as Training Management (Figure 1), Learning Portal, and Authoring Environment. Depending on what your organization has already set up, when configuring Training Management and Learning Portal you need to be aware of obsolete Training Management configuration embedded in the IMG as well as new areas of configuration delivered with LSO.

Tammie Eldridge

Tammie Eldridge is a solution principal for SAP America responsible for HCM solutions in the retail, telecommunications, utilities, and finance industries. Prior to this, Tammie was the solution manager responsible for SAP Learning Solution, Performance Management, and SAP Tutor. She also served as a consultant implementing mySAP ERP HCM solutions as well as building ROI business cases to help organizations justify implementing HCM solutions. Before joining SAP, Tammie served as a training manager for a major manufacturing company as well as implemented the mySAP Logistics module. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in management and a master’s degree in Human Resources/Labor Relations from the University of Illinois.

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Sharon Wolf Newton

Sharon Wolf Newton, principal and CEO of hyperCision Inc., worked for SAP America for 10 years prior to joining hyperCision. At hyperCision, she currently supports multiple clients implementing SAP Learning Solution (LSO). While at SAP, Sharon was a platinum consultant in LSO and other Talent Resource Management processes. She supported many of SAP’s initial ramp-up customers during their LSO implementations. Other roles Sharon enjoyed while at SAP America included those of HCM practice manager and HCM curriculum product manager.

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