Use Simple Forms to Teach End Users How to Operate SAP Screens

  • by AbduNaser Shhub, SAP Trainer
  • November 7, 2011
Save time and reduce training costs by introducing new users, or refreshing current users, to SAP actions without requiring access to the SAP system. After understanding the model, step through three training lessons for creating different kinds of documents.
Key Concept
A dialog form is a simple form that holds the place of the SAP system in the event that you don’t have access to it. It allows you to replicate the most important parts of the screen to isolate the settings end users need to know.

You can train people on how to use SAP systems in various ways. Selecting the most suitable method depends on several factors such as cost, time, or availability. Using simulations in e-learning is a powerful method that is widely used in training. In simulations, process scenarios are recorded in the SAP system and these training objects are used to build the e-learning course.

When business scenarios are lengthy and complex, simulations do not tend to work well for trainees who require speed and short training. Creating such a course can also be a time-consuming exercise. In addition to requiring access to an SAP system that is populated with training data, the lesson has to be recorded, edited, and published.

I’ll show you how to come up with an e-learning course that is simple, easy to create, and short. I’ll design an e-learning course that is based on simple forms. These forms include only mandatory and important fields as well as necessary steps. Although this method is not a substitute for more detailed hands-on training, it can be a valuable reference for high-level training, as a refresher course or an overview. I’ll start by explaining the new method in three lessons. Then I’ll explain the need for such a method in the analysis section.

AbduNaser Shhub

AbduNaser Shhub has more than 15 years of experience in training, teaching, and academic research. He has spent seven years in managing training programs and developing training courses that are related to various SAP modules. He holds a Ph.D, MSc., and a BSc. in nuclear engineering and has four SAP consultant certificates in SAP ERP HCM, SAP CRM, SAP SRM, and SAP SCM.

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